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MarioS
06-11-2009, 1:00 AM
Just thought I'd say hello to all the other 1911 addicts here. I've gone and done it now...started a 1911 "obsession." I acquired my first 1911 a couple weeks ago and while at the store picking it up off its 10-day wait...I ended up buying another one! :D Literally one minute after I took myself off a 10-day waiting period, I put myself right back on another one. I've been wanting a 1911 with a rail for a little while now and I saw a beautiful S&W SW1911 in the display. I asked to take a look at it and the nice gentleman at the Bay Area Gun Vault offered me a nice deal on it; I just had to have it. The gun is just beautiful to me...period.

I can foresee this being the start of a very nice relationship for me and 1911's. :) I just find them to be beautiful art. I'm only dealing with somewhat entry-level 1911's for now but I can see what all you 1911 guys are talking about. I finally understand. I'm just worried I'll be moving up the ladder to higher-end models sooner or later and money will really start disappearing.

Anyway, I know this thread isn't worth anything without pictures...so here are a couple. I haven't taken any shots with a real camera yet, so I apologize they are low quality cell phone pics.

The gun I just picked up. SA 1911 GI with some slight brush-up internal work. One cool thing about it is the MSH that came from a gun in WW-II.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o52/krank27/sa1911gi.jpg

And the S&W SW1911 I bought. I will admit that this is the first gun that I've actually been really "proud" of buying. I am so excited to pick it up...

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o52/krank27/sw1911rail.jpg

andrewj
06-11-2009, 1:08 AM
Very nice. I'll be DROS'ing a GI in 16 days

M47_Dragon
06-11-2009, 2:25 AM
Literally one minute after I took myself off a 10-day waiting period, I put myself right back on another one.

30 day rule???

johnthomas
06-11-2009, 3:03 AM
When you shoot the GI, watch where your web between you fore finger and thumb is before you pull the trigger. On the other hand, if you don't, you will only get bit once, unless your like me, twice, lol. Congrats on your two new babies.

Futurecollector
06-11-2009, 3:36 AM
30 day rule???

PPT?
it still dosent make sense but nonetheless,

Sam
06-11-2009, 8:20 AM
He could have aC&R and a COE.

Opus109
06-11-2009, 8:36 AM
I was amazed to learn that the 30-day rule doesn't apply to PPT's. I picked up a NIB Glock19 and a barely used Beretta PX4 within two weeks of each other, both from cool CalGunners.

MarioS
06-11-2009, 5:03 PM
30 day rule???

PPT?
it still dosent make sense but nonetheless,

I was amazed to learn that the 30-day rule doesn't apply to PPT's. I picked up a NIB Glock19 and a barely used Beretta PX4 within two weeks of each other, both from cool CalGunners.

Bingo. The 30-day rule does not apply to PPT's where both parties are present in the store for the transfer. I've bought multiple handguns within a somewhat short time period of each other, since all were PPT except for the S&W SW1911.

You could, theoretically, buy a gun every day of the week through PPT and it would all go through. When you buy from a store's inventory, or a gun is shipped to the FFL, it's one gun every 30 days. PPT's are great sometimes; no sales tax, $35 total fee, no 30-day rule...what more could you ask for? Other than no 10-day waiting period...:)

When you shoot the GI, watch where your web between you fore finger and thumb is before you pull the trigger. On the other hand, if you don't, you will only get bit once, unless your like me, twice, lol. Congrats on your two new babies.

Yeah, I sure will. I've actually heard this before as well; I guess I may have to get bit once to see what it really is, since the back of mine feels pretty smooth when holding it. Looks like I'll just have to get nipped. :)

B Strong
06-12-2009, 6:33 AM
Welcome to the club, and start saving for a Baer or a Wilson.

xibunkrlilkidsx
06-12-2009, 7:57 AM
GAH!!! cant wait to DROS my 1911...such a pain.

Too Slow
06-12-2009, 9:35 AM
I pick up my first one, an SA 1911 GI as well. Oh and in approximately 40 days I pick up the 1943 Remington Rand 1911 that happened to be in the case when I dros'd the SA. I found a beauty in about 90% shape. Yup, I'm going to shoot it!

mike452
06-12-2009, 9:53 AM
Nice S&W ! My next one may be a S&W 1911DK. I just love the two tone look.

gadjeep
06-12-2009, 10:47 AM
I bought my first 1911 this year as well. SIG GSR TTT and I love it! Amazing trigger and ACCURATE. Love em and now I want one in 9mm.

maschronic
06-12-2009, 10:59 AM
I bought my first 1911 this year as well. SIG GSR TTT and I love it! Amazing trigger and ACCURATE. Love em and now I want one in 9mm.


NO!!! stick with the 45 1911's!! :) it is a sickness. is anybody a doctor?? i need help!!!

Black Majik
06-12-2009, 11:10 AM
NO!!! stick with the 45 1911's!! :) it is a sickness. is anybody a doctor?? i need help!!!

Don't discount a 9mm 1911. It's in it's own class of fun. :D

kazman
06-12-2009, 2:09 PM
Congrats! I'm enjoying shooting my blued SW1911PD (scandium frame) that I got a few months ago. Haven't decided if I'll put anything on the rail but it does make getting a holster more difficult (special order).

RudyN
06-12-2009, 3:02 PM
Very good on your first 1911. I bought my first in 2007 and now have three! Just watch out as it can get addictive. :D


SA 1911 GI
SA 1911 Mil-Spec
Les Baer Premier II

MarioS
06-12-2009, 4:52 PM
Welcome to the club, and start saving for a Baer or a Wilson.

I'm definitely planning for it after I get to know more about them. :) Luckily, it should be a little while before I start looking at the higher-end toys...hopefully.

Congrats! I'm enjoying shooting my blued SW1911PD (scandium frame) that I got a few months ago. Haven't decided if I'll put anything on the rail but it does make getting a holster more difficult (special order).

Yeah, I've kind of been running into this same problem as well. I would like to find some good quality leather for it but the rail presents a bit of an issue in terms of availability...which then leads to the issue of quality. I really don't want to put the S&W in anything that is harsh on the inside. It would also be nice to have some nice leather that can accommodate the gun with a mounted light on it as well. I'll definitely be mounting up a light to it sometimes.

Very good on your first 1911. I bought my first in 2007 and now have three! Just watch out as it can get addictive. :D


SA 1911 GI
SA 1911 Mil-Spec
Les Baer Premier II

I can definitely foresee this getting very addicting, seeing as how I bought two in two weeks. :) I told myself I had to slow down after that. I need a sub-compact for my next gun so I guess the next 1911 will be a little while later.

Axewound
06-12-2009, 5:34 PM
Welcome to the disease

gemoose23
06-12-2009, 6:59 PM
welcome to the club... now off to the range you!

THT
06-12-2009, 7:06 PM
I want a 1911 even though they don't fit my hands well. I'm jealous.

MarioS
06-12-2009, 7:19 PM
Welcome to the disease

Thanks. :) I guess I'd call it more of a bug than a disease. It's quite pleasant, but not what it does to your wallet.

welcome to the club... now off to the range you!

Serious, I really need to start reloading, fast. I can't keep putting hundreds of rounds of .45ACP downrange in a session and expect to still be able to afford factory ammo.

I want a 1911 even though they don't fit my hands well. I'm jealous.

This is where I might be somewhat lucky, I seem to fit more 1911's well. They just seem to feel better than most other guns...Sig p226's...Glocks...even my beloved XD. Maybe it was meant to be.

APNF128
06-13-2009, 10:58 AM
Welcome to 1911 addiction. Word of wisdom. STOP buying entry level 1911 and just save the $ for one Wilson, Les Baer, or Nighthawk, because once you own one of these babies you will be proud happy and enjoy shooting it for the rest of your life.

vf111
06-13-2009, 10:18 PM
You wouldn't be a 1911 addict w/o a Colt.....

Maplewood
06-13-2009, 11:44 PM
Stock looking GI 1911's are sweet, hammer bite and all. not that I don't like beavertails and skeltonized everything, but it's like an old Ferarri vs. a new Ferrari, the new one is better in every aspect but the old ones still look fantastic

MarioS
06-14-2009, 12:04 AM
Welcome to 1911 addiction. Word of wisdom. STOP buying entry level 1911 and just save the $ for one Wilson, Les Baer, or Nighthawk, because once you own one of these babies you will be proud happy and enjoy shooting it for the rest of your life.

It will probably happen somewhere down the road if I'm fortunate enough. :)

You wouldn't be a 1911 addict w/o a Colt.....

;)

Stock looking GI 1911's are sweet, hammer bite and all. not that I don't like beavertails and skeltonized everything, but it's like an old Ferarri vs. a new Ferrari, the new one is better in every aspect but the old ones still look fantastic

Oh, so that's what people are talking about when they talk about getting bitten by the GI's...I kept wondering what that was about. I'm wondering if I'll experience the same thing...the hammer on my GI has been swapped out with an EGW Wide Spur hammer.

xs2k
06-14-2009, 1:32 PM
And the S&W SW1911 I bought. I will admit that this is the first gun that I've actually been really "proud" of buying. I am so excited to pick it up...

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o52/krank27/sw1911rail.jpg

If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay for it. Did you find it from a consignment sale?

johnthomas
06-14-2009, 2:04 PM
You wouldn't be a 1911 addict w/o a Colt.....

I bought a colt 1911 combat commander last year, 70's series for 500 dollars. The next 1911 I get will have all the bells and whistles.