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Shawn L
06-23-2010, 9:27 PM
I was lucky enough to find this at a gun store and I got the last one in stock. This is my first full size 1911 and I'm totally in love.

I would like to thank forum member alex45auto for polishing the feed ramp and the barrel, and spending the time with me on the proper disassembly and reassembly so I don't idiot mark my baby.

I have added a Surefire X400 to this because the rails looked lonely.

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z279/splinse/100_1329-1.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z279/splinse/100_1330.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z279/splinse/100_1334.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z279/splinse/100_1336.jpg

I only fired about 12 rounds today, this was my best group of 6 rounds at 20 feet.
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z279/splinse/0623001818.jpg

Black Majik
06-23-2010, 9:28 PM
Nice gun, I like the gun but I LOVE that Surefire X400 I see on there! :thumbsup:

fishhoppa
06-23-2010, 9:30 PM
NICEEEEEE...AWESOME looking gun. Congrats!

blikeandy
06-23-2010, 9:31 PM
Really nice!!

Notblake
06-23-2010, 9:51 PM
That group of 6 is at 20 YARDS not 20 FEET?????

if so NICE SHOOTING!!!! I'm glad you are on my side!

Omil
06-23-2010, 9:56 PM
Congrats, nice gun & great set-up with SF's. Be prepare to purchased more of 1911's to come in the near future, that's for sure. Enjoy in good health!:D

1911Operator
06-23-2010, 10:28 PM
hahahah! welcome to the world of OPERATORS!!!!! once you enter you never leave! ill keep mine till the day I die!

MarioS
06-23-2010, 10:39 PM
Can you buy me one too? One of my holsters looks lonely. :p Just kidding.

Absolutely beautiful gun. Nice shooting at 20 yards.

gunsmithcats
06-23-2010, 10:41 PM
now get some better mags and it'll be combat ready!

thevic
06-23-2010, 10:47 PM
damn i want a 1911 now

NiteQwill
06-23-2010, 10:53 PM
mmMmmMmmmMmmmMMmmmmmm.... Operator.......

Here's its evil twin...
http://www.sk8ng.com/dusty/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/SA-Operator-11-300x225.jpg (http://www.sk8ng.com/dusty/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/SA-Operator-11.JPG)

KillZone45
06-23-2010, 11:13 PM
Noice!!!!

Shawn L
06-24-2010, 8:24 AM
That group of 6 is at 20 YARDS not 20 FEET?????

if so NICE SHOOTING!!!! I'm glad you are on my side!

Maybe it was 20 feet :confused: it was at the 20 on the ground. I'm not sure if it's feet or yards, either way Springfield makes great MC Operators.

Black Majik
06-24-2010, 8:26 AM
Maybe it was 20 feet :confused: it was at the 20 on the ground. I'm not sure if it's feet or yards, either way Springfield makes great MC Operators.

7 yards or 20 yards?

20 ft is just under 7 yards. If you shot that at 20 yards you'd probably outshoot most of Calguns.

Wherryj
06-24-2010, 8:27 AM
Nice gun, I like the gun but I LOVE that Surefire X400 I see on there! :thumbsup:

Surefire makes wonderful, but high priced, lights. Nice addition to a beautiful firearm.

I love my 623LMG for the Mossberg 590A. Alas, the light costs more than the firearm-and is worth every penny.

dellgsg5
06-24-2010, 8:30 AM
I like it, really nice!

den888
06-24-2010, 8:54 AM
Nice 1911 !

Shawn L
06-24-2010, 9:18 AM
7 yards or 20 yards?

20 ft is just under 7 yards. If you shot that at 20 yards you'd probably outshoot most of Calguns.

Most likely 20 feet then.

Plisk
06-24-2010, 10:58 AM
Very nice!! Finally someone else with an X400 on their Operator. I need to get some pics of mine up. It's exactly like yours, except it has a black coated frame from the factory.

And again, VERY NICE!!

rockdogz
06-24-2010, 11:00 AM
Pure win!! :punk:

Jimmy310
06-24-2010, 11:20 AM
Beautiful gun! :25:

IMC87
06-24-2010, 11:24 AM
*tear* I remember when my MC OP was that pretty, now she has some age to her :D Treat her well, and she will definitely treat you well :D

striker777
06-24-2010, 12:50 PM
Maybe it was 20 feet :confused: it was at the 20 on the ground. I'm not sure if it's feet or yards, either way Springfield makes great MC Operators.

20 feet..... I know that range anywhere. nice gun and of course great work ALEX

Shawn L
06-24-2010, 1:54 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys. I plaining on getting a National Match 2-Piece Full Length Recoil Spring Guide Rod and a Wilson Combat Extended Magazine Release. Maybe a magwell too.

Greenspartan117
06-24-2010, 2:12 PM
Maybe it was 20 feet :confused: it was at the 20 on the ground. I'm not sure if it's feet or yards, either way Springfield makes great MC Operators.

Hey Shawn great gun! I've been wanting one a nice 1911 too. If that's the Magnum Range then it's 20 feet. :-) I recognize that shot up ceiling anywhere :-P I used to go there all the time!

Once again, great find! Enjoy, shoot the crap out of it, swap the springs and do it again!

calishine
06-24-2010, 2:34 PM
Breathtaking :)

You're a lucky man!

MRpink
06-24-2010, 2:38 PM
Nice score!

esskay
06-24-2010, 3:16 PM
Thanks for the kind words guys. I plaining on getting a National Match 2-Piece Full Length Recoil Spring Guide Rod and a Wilson Combat Extended Magazine Release. Maybe a magwell too.

Awesome pick up. Personally, I'd pass on the full length guide rod and get one of these for your Surefire!
http://www.surefire.com/DG-Remote-Tailcap-Switch-X-Series
http://www.surefire.com/surefire/content/images_inv/v/q/24360/DG-xx_large_24360.png

Re: guide rods, this is a good read from 1911 custom gunsmith Hilton Yam:
http://www.10-8performance.com/1911_Parts_Mods.html
Guide rods:

No full-length guide rods. Period. They add nothing to function, make takedown more difficult, add useless weight, and reduce options for one handed cycling. For stock format guide rods, the stock Colt is the best, with the Ed Brown units being a very good choice for kit guns.

evidens83
06-24-2010, 3:19 PM
NICE!!! congrats I'm jealous now

Sam
06-24-2010, 3:30 PM
Awesome pick up. Personally, I'd pass on the full length guide rod and get one of these for your Surefire!
http://www.surefire.com/DG-Remote-Tailcap-Switch-X-Series
http://www.surefire.com/surefire/content/images_inv/v/q/24360/DG-xx_large_24360.png

Re: guide rods, this is a good read from 1911 custom gunsmith Hilton Yam:
http://www.10-8performance.com/1911_Parts_Mods.html

Those switches are pretty neat. I have one but ditched it as it didn't work well with the Crimson Trace grips I have.

Shawn L
06-24-2010, 7:09 PM
My only concern with the DG switch is if the Pachmayr grip will get in the way. Thanks for the info on the full length guide rod.

joserpg
06-26-2010, 6:38 PM
Awesome Operator :drool5:

esskay
06-26-2010, 8:51 PM
My only concern with the DG switch is if the Pachmayr grip will get in the way. Thanks for the info on the full length guide rod.

I suspect it will be fine, the DG switch has some flex in it. But would be ideal to check fitment first if you can. If we shoot at the same places, I have a 1911 DG switch that you could test fit.

Dhena81
06-26-2010, 9:04 PM
First of all Nice gun brother I'm saving money for a really nice 1911 I have a sig GSR now and I was wondering if someone could tell me what an idiot mark is LOL I want to make sure I don't have one on mine.

Sam
06-26-2010, 9:08 PM
Instead of popping the slide stop in, it's slid on top of the frame before being pushed into the frame.

esskay
06-26-2010, 9:08 PM
First of all Nice gun brother I'm saving money for a really nice 1911 I have a sig GSR now and I was wondering if someone could tell me what an idiot mark is LOL I want to make sure I don't have one on mine.

Marks on the frame that can happen if you botch the re-insertion of the slide stop lever.

Found this pic on the web, notice the arcing mark below the slide stop:

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05376.jpg

Verci0013
06-26-2010, 10:00 PM
Great Firearm OP!

Marks on the frame that can happen if you botch the re-insertion of the slide stop lever.

Found this pic on the web, notice the arcing mark below the slide stop:

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05376.jpg

if one were to have this "idiot mark" how would one "touch up" this hurtful scar on a blued colt? :o