View Full Version : Does anyone own and shoot an unmolested 1911?

Lead Waster
04-21-2011, 11:28 AM
Does anyone have a plain jane 1911 that they didn't do ANYTHING to and they love to shoot all the time? I'm not talking about custom or semi customs that have been worked on. But a real working mans 1911 that has not been molested? Or is it impossible to own a 1911 and not screw with it? ;)

04-21-2011, 11:42 AM
No, because I want my 1911s to be especially pretty :D

04-21-2011, 11:43 AM
My SW1911 is bone stock. I really like shooting with it, but I spend a lot more time with 22LR stuff.


04-21-2011, 11:44 AM
Almost 100 years old--all its original parts including its barrel with a
perfect bore! Still shoots just fine.




04-21-2011, 11:45 AM
i really enjoy shooting my dads plain jane 1911 but i HATE the sights. i tell him everytime he needs to do somthing about them. he just laughs and says they work just fine for him (even though hes terible with pistols)

04-21-2011, 11:45 AM
My father-in law has two colts from world war II. Both look like they were dropped out of a B-17 flying over Europe. He has shot them since he was nine years old, and I don't think they have ever been cleaned. I have never seen them hiccup, and they shoot accurate enough for government work.

04-21-2011, 11:45 AM
I have a basic GI model 1911 from springfield that has no work done to it at all.

04-21-2011, 11:51 AM
I have a 1944 Colt 1911 that was arsenal-rebuilt sometime in the 60s. Shoots great as is.

04-21-2011, 11:51 AM
As received from the factory, it didn't need anything done to it, Springfield TGO 1 (Rob Leatham) model, except to shoot it.


04-21-2011, 11:53 AM
My S&W 1911PD is still stock and I still love it.

04-21-2011, 11:58 AM
My SW1911 is bone stock. I really like shooting with it, but I spend a lot more time with 22LR stuff.
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04-21-2011, 12:08 PM
Just picked up a SA 1911 GI, and I am not gonna change a thing. Though I'll admit that the frontsight could be better.

04-21-2011, 12:16 PM
I also have a GI and it is stock.

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Forgot to say that I also have a SA Mil-Spec in stainless steel that is also stock. I also do have a third 1911, but it is sem-custom so you really could not call it stock.

04-21-2011, 12:21 PM

i had a moment when i thought about decking them both out, before I realized what I had and how they basically DONT NEED anything to be accurate...they still are dead on in my opinion

04-21-2011, 12:25 PM
This one is all original. Made in 1930 IIRC. Still shoots fine:

04-21-2011, 12:31 PM
My dads WWII 1911 has never had a thing done to it; I've seen him use it in the 90's but have not shot it since and he's passed away now. I will take it out next week actually since I just bought an RIA and it clears the 10 day customs on Saturday. Its a tactical and I have no intentions on spending anything on the RIA except ammo, magazines, and a holster.

04-21-2011, 12:31 PM
The 1911 is just about the only handgun you CAN customize yourself. Weather it be just changing the grips or the swapping out everything. So, I can understand why people fiddle and add/swap parts on their 1911's. I know, I have done it a few times.

But, I have a unmolested late 60's colt commander. (its only not molested because its a colt) ;)

Lead Waster
04-21-2011, 1:43 PM
Honestly, if I get a 1911, I'm not sure I could resist the temptation.

Now how many people have an unmolested 1911 as their ONLY 1911. I mean, it's one thing to have a plain jane GI model if it's sitting next to your Custom Super Magnifico Bling Bling 1911!

I might pick up the RIA Tactical as well. Maybe, but I'm afraid that it will be like some kind of addiction.

Cyc Wid It
04-21-2011, 1:45 PM
I've got a bone stock 9mm Colt Combat Commander Pre S80 that I haven't touched... yet.

04-21-2011, 1:58 PM
No I molested all mine... what fun is it to have a Harley and not put rainbow streamers on the handle bars...

04-21-2011, 1:59 PM
Stock RIA GI here, unless you count the wraparound Hogue grips. Eventually I'll put in some night sights, but that's pretty much all I'm planning on doing with this one.

04-21-2011, 3:28 PM
SA Loaded, completely stock. Then again, last night was the first time shooting it. I am thinking about a magwell, but I have a feeling this will stay pretty stock for awhile 'cuz I'm poor. If I start tricking it out I won't be able to afford ammo, so what's the point?

Plus it shot just fine as is.

04-21-2011, 3:53 PM
I try to molest my RIA as much as possible. I started with milspec and now...

Beaver tail
extended slide release

But I think I'm done for now :)

04-21-2011, 4:08 PM
Colt 1991A1 ORM. Threw some crimson trace grips on, and it's gtg. Black sights ftw.

04-21-2011, 4:15 PM
Picked up a new RIA 1991 Match . wont do anything but shoot the heck out of it..
on the other hand SA's have to be messed with :thumbsup:

04-21-2011, 4:15 PM
Nope. Shooting a stock 1911 is like wearing a suit straight off the rack.....Even you THINK it fits, it could always fit you better with a little help :D

04-21-2011, 6:59 PM
Probably a mid 90s or so Colt 1991A1, completely stock. I can't make it not work. Shoots everything I feed it, no jams, ever. I wouldn't do a thing to it for fear of jinxing it or screwing it up.

Mickey D
04-21-2011, 7:13 PM
Bone stock Colt Government Model - c. 1935 I don't compete with it,
but it's a fun shooting recreational .45.




Alarm Guy
04-21-2011, 7:19 PM
I have a Series 80 Government Model I bought from my buddies pawn shop for $250.00:yes: about 11 years ago. It is stock and I just shoot it and clean it. I have thought about some mods but for now if its not broke dont fix it. Actually I think Ill keep it that way and buy another thats all fancy.

04-21-2011, 7:20 PM
My brother-in-law has his father's 1911A1 that is a bring home from WWII.

04-21-2011, 7:27 PM
I have an Ithaca 1911 WW II still shoot just fine and has feed everything I've fed it over the years.

04-21-2011, 7:54 PM
I molest mine all the time. Little grope here, touch there. No kisses though, it's breath smells bad.

04-21-2011, 8:00 PM
my kimber custom tle/rl II is all stock, but will be getting a tlr-2 for it soon as it is my bedside gun

04-21-2011, 8:11 PM
I do not own a molested 1911 all are stock and function great.

04-21-2011, 8:16 PM
Nothing truly "custom"

RIA Tactical, changed grips (didn't like the smooth wood), ground off the ambi lever, and "downgraded" the guide rod and plug from the FLRG to the GI version.

So it's "screwed with"... but in the "original design" direction.

I figured it would be cheaper/easier to buy a Tactical and remove the things I didn't want, rather than add the things I wanted to the GI.

04-21-2011, 8:21 PM
I have a un-molested 50's vintage 38 super that I will never change!

04-21-2011, 8:31 PM
I have a basic GI model 1911 from springfield that has no work done to it at all.

Same here.

04-21-2011, 8:39 PM
I have one a Mil-Spec all that it gets feed is ammo and oil. i dont plan on getting one of those "nickel-plated sissy pistol" :D

04-21-2011, 9:16 PM
I own a bone stock Springfield Armory 1911 GI model. I keep wanting to modify it, but I like it so much the way it is.

04-21-2011, 9:25 PM
Here's my Springfield GI. If ditching the original Springfield grips is considered "molesting", then I'm guilty. Otherwise...


04-21-2011, 9:43 PM

04-21-2011, 11:52 PM
RIA tactical. Only mods are a set of hogues and some white appliance paint dabbed on the front sight to make it easier to pick up.

04-22-2011, 12:43 AM
Colt 1991A1 also.. changed the grip.. kept it stock for almost a year because i was a poor college student. But the fun of 1911 is all the aftermarket part you can put on it to make it your own.

04-22-2011, 1:15 AM
I can't bring myself to customize a 1911 :eek: Must stay all original, except grips of course :D

04-22-2011, 1:35 AM
I have a bone stock Dan Wesson. Didn't do anything with it, and it works great. The other Dan Wesson was molested by the previous owner, he did the upgrades I would otherwise do :)

04-22-2011, 1:53 AM
I must admit I've molested both of mine. I can't help myself.

04-22-2011, 7:03 AM
I must admit I've molested both of mine. I can't help myself.

They were asking for it.

04-22-2011, 10:33 AM
I must admit I've molested both of mine. I can't help myself.

They lured you into doing it with their sexyness.:D

04-22-2011, 10:40 AM
Check pls!

04-22-2011, 10:49 AM
I have a 1991 colt and I want to add a beavertail grip safety because I like the high grip. The only thing is I love the old school look. So I bought a second to keep stock :)

04-22-2011, 10:56 AM
The only thing I've done to my Springfield GI 1911 is change the grips to Hogue rubber grips. If that count's then yeah I've molested it. If it doesn't count then no I have not molested it.

04-22-2011, 11:13 AM
Shooting an unmolested GI 1911 is like driving a Honda Civic DX. It will do the job, but you won't look cool doing it ;).

04-22-2011, 11:22 AM
Shooting an unmolested GI 1911 is like driving a Honda Civic DX. It will do the job, but you won't look cool doing it ;).

I disagree.

04-22-2011, 5:52 PM
Technically, I doubt anyone shoots an unmolested 1911; perhaps an unmolested 1911a1 though :)

Theres also a difference between an unmolested US GI 1911a1 and an unmolested Springfield TRP for example, so what do you mean by unmolested 1911? Stock configuration for a 1911a1?

Other than my WWII Colt and a couple Gold Cups, just about all my 1911's get molested with short triggers, flat mainspring housings, better sights and tactical safety levers; most already come with beavertail grip safety's which I greatly prefer over the original issue. Most also have trigger jobs ranging from 4lbs for carry to 3.5 or 3.0 lbs for range use.

Heck, even my Springfield Professional is molested :)

04-22-2011, 6:26 PM
I disagree.

Me too. A stock 1911 is like driving a primer black 67 big block Camaro SS. Nothing fancy, just plain tough.

04-22-2011, 6:28 PM
I shoot a few....

04-22-2011, 7:25 PM
I have a Kimber Custem II with hogue grips

04-22-2011, 7:36 PM
Almost 100 years old--all its original parts including its barrel with a
perfect bore! Still shoots just fine.


People... YO! What's up wit'yall...!?! :eek:

This here post #4; Colt 1911 - HELLO...!!!!!

Not one copy, not one reply, OP asked for "a real working mans 1911 that has not been molested?"

You guys are breaking my heart over here...!

This here is it, the one... end of story, as in 'ding-ding we have a winner' :yes:

04-22-2011, 7:39 PM
my brother has my grandfather's 1911, (1929), i had it parkerized, but other than that it's stock, and shootable

04-22-2011, 7:40 PM
I don't carry city-wise but this is what i use as a back up for hunting out when im deep in the woods camping 40mi from civilization because each time I pull the trigger there has always been a bang

04-22-2011, 7:42 PM
I go to my 85 yr old grandads safe ill pull out unmolested

04-22-2011, 7:45 PM

D': I forget what my pistol looked like I had to polish slide a few rust spots started. I need to repark mine