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Fjold
11-19-2006, 2:41 PM
Ok, I see a lot of discussion on 1911's so let's see some!
This is a homebuilt on a SS Safari Arms frame with a bunch of extras (like some 20 yr old, 11 round magazines) :rolleyes:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/DSC00516.jpg

double_action
11-19-2006, 3:29 PM
My Springfield GI. I have to say, the "US" grip are lame. They've been replaced by GI grips :)


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g276/double_ation/Springer_GI.jpg

Nismo
11-19-2006, 3:46 PM
My only 1911

http://www.hunt101.com/img/402822-big.jpg
http://www.hunt101.com/img/345096.jpg
http://www.hunt101.com/img/345100.jpg

big jon
11-19-2006, 3:51 PM
Tussey Custom, the comp is cut out of the slide.(Tusseys prototype)
http://i52.photobucket.com/albums/g23/jhunter63/IM003970.jpg

Fjold
11-19-2006, 4:50 PM
Speaking of comps, what's it take to make this legal to put on a pistol?
I didn't want to register any 45 with the state so I just removed it.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/Fjold/DSC00517.jpg

NeoWeird
11-19-2006, 4:58 PM
Keep in mind that the law says (more or less) "capacity to accept a threaded barrel capable to accept a flash suppresor, etc" There is no law against having a muzzle device on your handgun, assuming it is either permanently attached or connected via other means besides threading (I've seen some very cool methods, some of them being quick detach and very nice). So if it's threaded on, just get it silver soldered on and you are fine. The great thing about 1911s is the barrel slides in from the font chamber first, so you can have a three foot wide five foot long muzzle device on it and you can still install it in your slide without problems/modification.

If you really want it, just permanently attach it.

ETA: To keep with the topic:

My Springfield Armory, Inc. Mil-Spec 1911:
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b354/NeoWeird/1911.jpg

My not-so-photogenic Para Warthawg on Home Defense:
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b354/NeoWeird/homedefense.jpg

PS. I suck at taking pictures.

69Mach1
11-19-2006, 5:01 PM
http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j258/FIVESIXTN/45auto2.jpg

Bryan Whited
11-19-2006, 6:02 PM
Hows this one?

pilotimb
11-19-2006, 6:55 PM
Here's mine.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v286/pilotimb/1019003.jpg

wilit
11-19-2006, 7:37 PM
http://www.wilit.com/firearms/1911.jpg

Saleen_Cobra
11-19-2006, 8:27 PM
Heres one of my two 1911s.

rayra
11-19-2006, 8:55 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v95/rayra/militaria/my45.jpg

shootm
11-19-2006, 8:55 PM
Swenson 45's. MK. IV 70 series and Combat Commander 70. These were done for me when Swenson was still in Gardena. Each pistol was a 2 year wait. Over the years the Mk IV was modified with Ariscocrate Sights and Accurail.

http://usera.imagecave.com/kiyoAR10man/DSC00692.JPG
http://usera.imagecave.com/kiyoAR10man/DSC00690.JPG

markymark
11-19-2006, 10:01 PM
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a221/markkim/IMG_2233.jpg
http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a221/markkim/IMG_2234.jpg

RANGER295
11-20-2006, 9:24 AM
My Springfield GI. I have to say, the "US" grip are lame. They've been replaced by GI grips :)


http://i58.photobucket.com/albums/g276/double_ation/Springer_GI.jpg
I replaced mine with a set of lacewood grips that I made. It took me less than an hour to do everything but the finish.
http://i9.tinypic.com/30925mt.jpg

chiefcrash
11-20-2006, 10:30 AM
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b354/NeoWeird/homedefense.jpg

either there's a bullet stuck in the barrel, or you're pointing a loaded gun into your camera and face (with a really short barrel)

chiefcrash
11-20-2006, 10:31 AM
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/2392/1911si5.jpg

The Professional
11-20-2006, 11:14 AM
Nice 1911s!

Res
11-20-2006, 12:38 PM
either there's a bullet stuck in the barrel, or you're pointing a loaded gun into your camera and face (with a really short barrel)

Chief, i'm willing to bet Neo used a remote setup for his camera, and that he has his pistol in condition 1.

Oh, and nice 1911's :)

Kruzr
11-20-2006, 1:02 PM
Some of the family:
http://home.earthlink.net/~mbpo/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/hc_trsltconcrete.jpg

http://home.earthlink.net/~mbpo/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/kobra_right.jpg
http://home.earthlink.net/~mbpo/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/2Kimbers_bullets.jpg

s281c
11-20-2006, 1:42 PM
Just part of the collection..............:D

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b208/s281cobra/DSCN1217.jpg

Thrillbilly
11-20-2006, 1:48 PM
The wife shooting a Colt Mk IV combat elite.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/sashathelen/Picture024.jpg

NeoWeird
11-20-2006, 2:01 PM
The gun was loaded with safety on. I don't drop the hammer on my 1911s, at least not in the house; I'm too afraid of slipping or not holding it right and letting the gun discharge. Safeties are on at all times. And just so you know, my face was no where near the camera when I took the picture. It actually took me about 15 pictures to get that one, and it still didn't come out right, but it was good enough to see the hollow point so it got the job done.

As for barrel lenth, yeah it's a short bugger. The barrel is something like 3" and the entire thing is done in black with tritium night sights. It also holds 10 rounds of .45 so it's a nice late night buddy.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b354/NeoWeird/para.jpg

chiefcrash
11-20-2006, 2:21 PM
The gun was loaded with safety on. I don't drop the hammer on my 1911s, at least not in the house; I'm too afraid of slipping or not holding it right and letting the gun discharge. Safeties are on at all times. And just so you know, my face was no where near the camera when I took the picture. It actually took me about 15 pictures to get that one, and it still didn't come out right, but it was good enough to see the hollow point so it got the job done.

As for barrel lenth, yeah it's a short bugger. The barrel is something like 3" and the entire thing is done in black with tritium night sights. It also holds 10 rounds of .45 so it's a nice late night buddy.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b354/NeoWeird/para.jpg

I figured it was condition 1 (like mine is) and probably figured you used a remote setup. I just felt the need to give you a little crap :p

slick_711
11-20-2006, 2:38 PM
I very recently acquired my first pistol so I'm still excited about it:

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/slick_711/1911A1.gif

Haven't done much to it so far, but my first major task will be to bob the hammer and then smooth off the grip safety spur a bit, it's been biting me. Other than that I'm pleased with it. :)

I couldn't think of anything else to prop up the pistol for the pic so the knife is a Spyderco Adventura; it was given to me by someone I respect quite a bit so its become one of my prized possesions, and its been a great knife. (Spyderco should pay me the way I praise them...)

scorpionusa
11-20-2006, 3:09 PM
http://www.rap4.com/loc/Handguns/PB261211.jpg
http://www.rap4.com/loc/Handguns/PB261212.jpg

scoobysnax
11-20-2006, 4:11 PM
Black stainless

http://jawong.bol.ucla.edu/tfr/sa_box_06.jpg

proraptor
11-21-2006, 10:10 AM
Heres mine!

It now has a EGW custom stanless bushing, EGW custom firing pin stop, hogue wrap around grips...I love this gun!

http://myspace-544.vo.llnwd.net/00834/44/50/834560544_l.jpg

akspetsnaz
11-22-2006, 12:45 AM
yeah baby!

http://members.aol.com:/akspetsnaz/calgun/1911

UberPhLuBB
11-22-2006, 1:01 AM
http://home.earthlink.net/~uberphlubb/1911/1911-1.jpg

.50DE
11-22-2006, 7:16 AM
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/Direwolf3050/1resize.jpg

CWM4A1
11-22-2006, 3:30 PM
My picture taking skill stinks. But anyway, here they are:

Kimber Gold Combat II:

http://home.earthlink.net/~cwp226/images/DSC01501.JPG

Kimber Custom Eclipse II:

http://home.earthlink.net/~cwm4a1/images/Custom%20Eclipse.JPG

kalibear
11-22-2006, 3:33 PM
http://home.comcast.net/~kbug1/images/gunner_pair.jpg

Gunner grips rock! http://home.comcast.net/~kbug1/images/rock.gif

Saleen_Cobra
11-22-2006, 5:59 PM
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/Direwolf3050/1resize.jpg

Wow, did your Operator come like that, or did you do some work to it?

asintado
11-22-2006, 6:48 PM
Springfield Loaded 1911 in OD grreen

http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g175/asintado/1911.jpg

chico1911
11-22-2006, 8:08 PM
Here's a few:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/chico1911/For_Hans.jpg


Here's one of my favorites built by Ted Yost:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/chico1911/YOST5.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v294/chico1911/YOST2.jpg

capitol
11-22-2006, 9:26 PM
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i134/cingmore/P1010260.jpg

Shazzam!
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i134/cingmore/P1010257.jpg

Blackgun
11-23-2006, 10:23 AM
Two of the better things in life!
http://www.hunt101.com/img/373332.JPG

GTKrockeTT
11-23-2006, 10:26 AM
looks like nismo's got the right idea...

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/8612/img1133largecf0.jpg

rayra
11-23-2006, 2:08 PM
http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i134/cingmore/P1010260.jpg
That's just wrong right there. 'Springfield Armory since 1794' my ***. It's practically false advertising, they are inferring they are the same organization when all they did was buy the name rights.

The original national Springfield Armory was in Springfield, Massachusetts - http://www.nps.gov/spar/
They closed in 1968.
Springfield Armory Inc, a private company, was formed in 1974 and is located in Illinois.

Saleen_Cobra
11-23-2006, 2:35 PM
That's just wrong right there. 'Springfield Armory since 1794' my ***. It's practically false advertising, they are inferring they are the same organization when all they did was buy the name rights.

The original national Springfield Armory was in Springfield, Massachusetts - http://www.nps.gov/spar/
They closed in 1968.
Springfield Armory Inc, a private company, was formed in 1974 and is located in Illinois.

Maybe its a typo. :confused:

1794 or 1974, or 1479???

.50DE
11-23-2006, 2:48 PM
Wow, did your Operator come like that, or did you do some work to it?

Bone stock, came out of the box like that.

Saleen_Cobra
11-23-2006, 3:03 PM
Bone stock, came out of the box like that.

Thats cool. I never knew they came in black, with frontstrap checkering, extended magwell, adjustable sights, guide rod, and "tactical" engraving on the frame. Mine is the same 2-tone Black/OD Green fixed night sight, pachmyer gripped Operator you see everywhere else.

Now that I think about it, yours looks just like the TRP Operator, but with a shortend rail/dust cover. Very very nice.

zeleny
11-23-2006, 3:18 PM
Here are some pictures (http://pics.livejournal.com/larvatus/tags/national+match/) of my first .45 -- a 1939 National Match Colt M1911A1, equipped with a Swartz safety, purchased from the great-grandson of the original owner.

PLINK
11-23-2006, 3:20 PM
Here is a few.

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o133/PLINK223/HG/1918.jpg
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o133/PLINK223/HG/1911Family.jpg

CalNRA
11-23-2006, 3:37 PM
That's just wrong right there. 'Springfield Armory since 1794' my ***. It's practically false advertising, they are inferring they are the same organization when all they did was buy the name rights.

The original national Springfield Armory was in Springfield, Massachusetts - http://www.nps.gov/spar/
They closed in 1968.
Springfield Armory Inc, a private company, was formed in 1974 and is located in Illinois.

they also bought the right to use the name Springfield Armory, which dates back to 1794.

like it or not, I will buy a Springfield before a Colt or kimber, mostly due to the series-80 safeties on those two.

ARRRR-15
11-24-2006, 11:43 AM
Here's mine. I just can't seem to get it to work right. I've tried everything.:D

http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p75/ARRRR-15/1911mixup.jpg

.50DE
11-24-2006, 5:35 PM
Thats cool. I never knew they came in black, with frontstrap checkering, extended magwell, adjustable sights, guide rod, and "tactical" engraving on the frame. Mine is the same 2-tone Black/OD Green fixed night sight, pachmyer gripped Operator you see everywhere else.

Now that I think about it, yours looks just like the TRP Operator, but with a shortend rail/dust cover. Very very nice.

Thats exactly what it is, 06 TRP Operator. Short rail is new, the full rail is no longer in production on off the shelf models that I know of.

Tzvia
11-24-2006, 7:42 PM
http://home.earthlink.net/~tzvia1/images/Handguns/goldcup3.jpg

Yea, I know the safety is off, I had just cleared it, closed the slide and put it down. It's my only 1911, a '69 NM I bought used about 11 years ago. That is, until 12/4 when I get to pick up my new stainless XSE (my birthday present to myself).:D

paul858
11-24-2006, 9:48 PM
http://www.cchanphotography.com/guns/hydra-shock/images/dsc_1373.jpg
http://www.cchanphotography.com/guns/hydra-shock/images/dsc_1383.jpg

uglygun
11-24-2006, 10:59 PM
http://home.bak.rr.com/varmintcong/9mmpics/9mm45acp.jpg

EvolutionGSR
11-25-2006, 10:56 PM
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/EvolutionGSR/PB030003.jpg

My LB custom carry with the teflon coating and VZ operator grips.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y211/EvolutionGSR/PB290007.jpg

And my officers model with comp barrel done by Kings in Glendale.

Paul
11-26-2006, 7:15 AM
Another Springfield Amory (formerly) Mil-Spec

http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m168/AR-15_Paul/Pistols/Livebythesword.jpg

Poohgyrr
11-26-2006, 3:25 PM
Some nice pistols here.....

Black_Talon
11-30-2006, 5:12 PM
My first 1911 this year. Barely made it in under the wire with this Ed Brown Special Forces:
http://www.black-talon.org/RKBA/guns/Pistols/EB_SF_new_0900L.jpg

zefflyn
12-02-2006, 9:16 PM
My new 9mm. I'm thinking about having it blackened.

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/images/threads/000/075/230/2857050-newweapon.jpg

Kruzr
12-02-2006, 9:26 PM
a 1939 National Match Colt M1911A1, equipped with a Swartz safety, purchased from the great-grandson of the original owner
A rare Colt. Take good care of it!

Most of the Swartz equipped Colts were shipped to Europe after the Army began placing the orders for the WWII guns.

shootm
12-03-2006, 1:18 PM
Springfield Trophy Match 6"

http://usera.imagecave.com/kiyoAR10man/DSC00694.JPG

svenu
12-03-2006, 11:16 PM
http://www.imageseek.com/sven/gallery/albums/valtro/1998A1.sized.jpg

chickenfried
12-04-2006, 12:04 AM
http://static.flickr.com/106/313156076_c8f9f3ca80_o.jpg

m1371
12-04-2006, 12:38 AM
Quite a crappy photo..... BUT.....

This is one of my SA Loaded Operators. Bone stock except for the VZ DiamondBack grips that I've added.


http://img90.imageshack.us/img90/323/dsc00041zi5.jpg

When I eventually end up getting around to it, both of my Operators are going to spend some quality time with Yost-Bonitz. :D

derek@thepackingrat.net
12-04-2006, 1:05 AM
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b225/late2wake/IMG_2768.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b225/late2wake/IMG_2738.jpg

ianS
12-04-2006, 9:14 AM
My first 1911 this year. Barely made it in under the wire with this Ed Brown Special Forces:
http://www.black-talon.org/RKBA/guns/Pistols/EB_SF_new_0900L.jpg

How does the Brown SF compare to the SA Pro's? Not just aesthetically but at the range?

Thanks.

Tzvia
12-04-2006, 9:09 PM
Then there were two...
http://home.earthlink.net/~l.segal/images/2colts.jpg

Just picked up the stainless XSE earlier today. The other is my '69 NM. Hope I get the chance to shoot the XSE this weekend.

Hitman
12-04-2006, 9:15 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/ar15hitman/1911/5b689745.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/ar15hitman/1911/58fb6c37.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v397/ar15hitman/1911/e9f52733.jpg

gonzo
12-04-2006, 9:25 PM
Very nice guns,

Can one buy a 1911 frame and build one legaly for yourself?

Cesar G.
12-05-2006, 5:49 PM
first one is a colt 38 super prewar 1930 production 4 digit serial # second is a springfield 38 super nickel finish third is a colt 45 1 of 250 with dragon engraved on slide fourth is kimber 10mm eclipse http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e93/cgamino89/November2006005.jpg

arfan66
12-06-2006, 12:25 AM
http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n292/sloansteady/12-05-06_2336.jpgThis one's my almost-stock (Houge grips) Kimber Pro Carry II. Not much to look at but she's a tack driver and goes bang every time. The two Benchmade's are my constant companions (thy've even been across the pond(s) a few times).

Jeff

Joe
12-06-2006, 12:29 AM
This one's my almost-stock (Houge grips) Kimber Pro Carry II. Not much to look at but she's a tack driver and goes bang every time. The two Benchmade's are my constant companions (thy've even been across the pond(s) a few times).

Jeff

You forgot to post the picture.

DRM6000
12-06-2006, 3:11 PM
S&W SW1911 w/rail

Picked her up on Monday. Shoots great and it's my new favorite pistol.

http://www.filefarmer.com/2/drm6000/SW1911/SW108303_001sm.JPG

http://www.filefarmer.com/2/drm6000/SW1911/SW108303_002sm.JPG

chiefcrash
12-06-2006, 3:29 PM
http://img205.imageshack.us/img205/5096/pix932522812bg5.jpg

http://www.dlsports.com/home/gold_gun_itrc_large.jpg

http://www2.itexas.net/dwharris/1911.jpg

http://www2.itexas.net/dwharris/1911french.jpg

zeleny
12-06-2006, 4:18 PM
a 1939 National Match Colt M1911A1, equipped with a Swartz safety, purchased from the great-grandson of the original ownerA rare Colt. Take good care of it!

Most of the Swartz equipped Colts were shipped to Europe after the Army began placing the orders for the WWII guns.I understand that some are still made anew in Surf City.

aileron
12-06-2006, 5:13 PM
http://www.dlsports.com/home/gold_gun_itrc_large.jpg






How is that possible, how is that thing gold in color????

aileron

Josh
12-06-2006, 5:31 PM
How is that possible, how is that thing gold in color????

aileron

MAGIC!!!! BAM!!!





it appears to be TiN coated.

TMC
12-06-2006, 5:38 PM
http://www.dlsports.com/home/gold_gun_itrc_large.jpg



It that your gun? Did you win it at the ITRC?

luvtolean
12-06-2006, 5:40 PM
In the new Book of the 1911 there is an amazingly good looking gold 1911 created by heating the metal and quenching it in motor oil.

chiefcrash
12-06-2006, 5:48 PM
It that your gun? Did you win it at the ITRC?

nope, not mine. just some porn. this one's mine:
http://img155.imageshack.us/img155/2392/1911si5.jpg

aileron
12-06-2006, 7:04 PM
In the new Book of the 1911 there is an amazingly good looking gold 1911 created by heating the metal and quenching it in motor oil.


Say it isnt so, the trick is not tin, but MOTOR OIL!!!

What 10w40? :D

It still boggles the mind that it is gold. Even tin boggles the mind as a way to get the gold color. Wonder if they can do other colors? Would be cool to see.


aileron

zeleny
12-06-2006, 7:12 PM
It still boggles the mind that it is gold. Even tin boggles the mind as a way to get the gold color. Wonder if they can do other colors? Would be cool to see.SVI will finish their guns in TiALN that they call Infinicoat. It is offered in black, gun metal gray, and black violet. The up charge on this finish is $329.95.

krim
12-06-2006, 7:42 PM
Very nice guns,

Can one buy a 1911 frame and build one legaly for yourself?

Dont think so, i've been trying to convince a friend to grab a frame for me when he moves back from school.

Ratters
12-06-2006, 7:42 PM
Well, here's a family shot of the three Kimbers. :)

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/images/threads/000/075/230/2858195-img_2102small.jpg

zeleny
12-06-2006, 7:54 PM
Very nice guns,

Can one buy a 1911 frame and build one legaly for yourself?Yes. The finished frame must be transferred by an FFL holder. There are many vendors of semi-finished frames that are free from this restriction.

TMC
12-06-2006, 8:02 PM
Yes. The finished frame must be transferred by an FFL holder. There are many vendors of semi-finished frames that are free from this restriction.

Please lists these vendors because myself and about 50 other people I can name and a few thousand I can't would love to know. We've been looking since the list went onto effect.

zeleny
12-06-2006, 8:56 PM
Yes. The finished frame must be transferred by an FFL holder. There are many vendors of semi-finished frames that are free from this restriction.Please lists these vendors because myself and about 50 other people I can name and a few thousand I can't would love to know. We've been looking since the list went onto effect.My information on the semi-finished M1911 receivers may be out of date. A few years back, there was a running report on building a handgun in this fashion, on this forum. The writeup on semi-finished Thompson receivers illustrates the general legal principles applicable to all firearms:
http://www.thompsonsmg.com/RECEIVER%20PAGE.htm
SVI sells finished M1911A1 frames and slides. Their 5" Infinity Traditional Target Pistol in .45 ACP is certified for sale in California through 7/23/2007.

TMC
12-06-2006, 9:11 PM
My information on the semi-finished M1911 receivers may be out of date. A few years back, there was a running report on building a handgun in this fashion, on this forum. The writeup on semi-finished Thompson receivers illustrates the general legal principles applicable to all firearms:
http://www.thompsonsmg.com/RECEIVER%20PAGE.htm
SVI sells finished M1911A1 frames and slides. Their 5" Infinity Traditional Target Pistol in .45 ACP is certified for sale in California through 7/23/2007.


Trust me when I tell you that CA does not allow bare frames to be sold new in the state. The only way to legally get a frame is to find someone living here who has one and is willing to sell it. The SVI, STI, Caspian, Les Bear, Ed Brown, Para-Ordance, Wilson, RRA, Thompson, Entreprise Arms, and other's bare frames are forbotten in CA. :mad:

Your only option for a custom gun is but a mil-spec 1911 and go from there.

On a lighter note here's some SV's

http://home.comcast.net/~tmc38s/svsv.JPG

and an STI I used to own

http://home.comcast.net/~tmc38s/STI.JPG

TMC
12-06-2006, 9:56 PM
A Caspain in 9mm from a frame I've had for years

http://home.comcast.net/~tmc38s/caspian.JPG


A Springfield Operator that started as a mil-spec Operator. Now with Bomar, STI hammer and safeties, and S&A magwell.


http://home.comcast.net/~tmc38s/operator.JPG

zeleny
12-06-2006, 10:03 PM
Trust me when I tell you that CA does not allow bare frames to be sold new in the state.Not meaning to cast doubt on your testimony, I note that the DOJ seems to engage in creative misreading of relevant statutes.On a lighter note here's some SV's

http://home.comcast.net/~tmc38s/svsv.JPGHow do you like your SVI guns? I am undecided between them and another pre-war NM Colt as my second .45. I wish they would offer more traditional control configurations.

TMC
12-06-2006, 10:51 PM
How do you like your SVI guns? I am undecided between them and another pre-war NM Colt as my second .45. I wish they would offer more traditional control configurations.

In my opinion there is no better 1911 style gun than the SV.

SV Infinity is like Burger King, you can have it your way (if you live in a stater other than CA) they hae a deal on thier site called gunbuilder where yon can option just about anything.

zeleny
12-07-2006, 1:03 AM
In my opinion there is no better 1911 style gun than the SV.

SV Infinity is like Burger King, you can have it your way (if you live in a stater other than CA) they hae a deal on thier site called gunbuilder where yon can option just about anything.Regrettably, they do not offer triggers, hammers, and safeties in original M1911 or M1911A1 configurations.

cho034442
12-07-2006, 1:36 PM
My bang-bangs. Bone-stock. I love them :D

TMC
12-07-2006, 2:01 PM
Beavertails are gay

Everbody has an opinion, some of us keep them to ourselves unless asked.

zeleny
12-08-2006, 2:52 PM
Beavertails are gayEverbody has an opinion, some of us keep them to ourselves unless asked.How fortunate that neither of us belongs to that reticent kind.

saki302
12-08-2006, 3:51 PM
What high end 1911 can you buy today which DOESN'T have a beavertail on it?!?!

-Dave

luvtolean
12-08-2006, 3:53 PM
None, outside a couple of old skool replicas we can't get here.

Beavertails are great for people with some meat in their hands...the hammer bites are really nasty for some people.

I have a friend that gets bit by the slide on high powers.

You gotta pay for that low bore axis somehow.

zeleny
12-08-2006, 9:06 PM
What high end 1911 can you buy today which DOESN'T have a beavertail on it?!?!One just like mine (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showpost.php?p=410886&postcount=44).

leelaw
12-08-2006, 9:24 PM
Yes. The finished frame must be transferred by an FFL holder. There are many vendors of semi-finished frames that are free from this restriction.

How would he transfer it? PPT to himself? Please cite some relevant laws and/or letters that support this determination of yours - if true, it could prove to become another money pit for me. :D

Fjold
12-08-2006, 9:33 PM
There's some great eye candy here.

Is my Safari Arms frame the only one made with the finger groove built into the frame?

(In the first picture on this post)

robairto
12-08-2006, 10:05 PM
Does this count?
http://www.hunt101.com/img/364489.jpg
How about this?
http://www.hunt101.com/img/364495.jpg
Or maybe this?
http://www.hunt101.com/img/364494.jpg
Do Baers Count?
http://www.hunt101.com/img/367928.jpg

Poohgyrr
12-09-2006, 12:28 PM
:eek:



;)

Miltiades
12-09-2006, 2:26 PM
Here is an unusual 1911 I've had about 7 years - a Colt Delta Gold Cup in 10mm. I don't shoot it much because the ammo is expensive compared to .45, but it is a good shooter. It is stock except for a trigger job I had done to bring the pull down to 4.0 lbs.

http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o25/pogo2/ColtDeltaGCrt.jpg

Schlamoo
12-09-2006, 3:07 PM
robairto, Where's the 9mm Colt LW Commander?

Madrich
12-13-2006, 10:47 AM
http://img157.imageshack.us/img157/5957/coltlmtxh6.jpg
Colt 1991A1 Commander

x-ring
12-13-2006, 3:38 PM
2210

x-ring
12-13-2006, 3:52 PM
2211

brando
12-13-2006, 5:16 PM
Holy scheisse x-ring...nicely engraved 1911!

Schlamoo
12-13-2006, 8:24 PM
X-ring, Is that lefty a Falcon or maybe a Randal? Those are the only two 1911's that come to mind that were made for south-paws.

robairto
12-14-2006, 7:22 PM
robairto, Where's the 9mm Colt LW Commander?
That fine gun is in the safe with a new Wilson extractor installed and a new set of grips. I took my son out this summer and broke him in on handguns with it!. I even got my liberal seed nephew from New York (22 yr old) to shoot it. It sits in the safe next to 2 38 super commanders and a some 45's. I'll see if I have a photo somwhere. RB

x-ring
12-15-2006, 9:57 AM
X-ring, Is that lefty a Falcon or maybe a Randal? Those are the only two 1911's that come to mind that were made for south-paws.

Good on ya! A Randall "B" series. 1 of 297.

zeleny
12-15-2006, 2:09 PM
Yes. The finished frame must be transferred by an FFL holder. There are many vendors of semi-finished frames that are free from this restriction.How would he transfer it? PPT to himself? Please cite some relevant laws and/or letters that support this determination of yours - if true, it could prove to become another money pit for me. :DI no longer can find any vendors of semi-finished M1911 frames. Neither can I find any state law that prohibits a nonlicensee from making a gun for his personal use, provided it is not for sale and the maker is not prohibited from possessing firearms. Note that under federal and state law, a person is prohibited from making a semiautomatic assault weapon or assembling a nonsporting semiautomatic rifle or nonsporting shotgun from imported parts.

Fjold
12-15-2006, 2:47 PM
I no longer can find any vendors of semi-finished M1911 frames. Neither can I find any state law that prohibits a nonlicensee from making a gun for his personal use, provided it is not for sale and the maker is not prohibited from possessing firearms. Note that under federal and state law, a person is prohibited from making a semiautomatic assault weapon or assembling a nonsporting semiautomatic rifle or nonsporting shotgun from imported parts.


http://www.diyguns.com/index.php?cPath=1_5&ecSid=87777347a61dfa3602b1713860652701

Post on laws
http://www.acmearms.com/80percentfaq.php/

fguerra
12-16-2006, 12:23 PM
This is my polished stainless Colt El Cen model in 38super

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c70/goldenstatepits/ElCen2.jpg

This is my Colt Goverment model also in 38super. Its is a 1 of 350 edition.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c70/goldenstatepits/38sup_1.jpg

Both are Colt Custom Shop pistols

Black_Talon
12-16-2006, 4:57 PM
Ed Brown SF, take 2:
http://www.black-talon.org/RKBA/guns/Pistols/EB_SF_10-8_1000L-1.jpg

COILSPRING
12-18-2006, 8:44 PM
How does the Brown SF compare to the SA Pro's? Not just aesthetically but at the range?

Thanks.
I would be interested in your opinion as well as far as comparing the Springfield Professional to the Ed Brown Special Forces and possibly the Les Baer Thunder Ranch... I'm curious as to your thoughts regarding the hand filed checkering on the Professional vs. the milled checkering on other simi-custom 1911's out there. Could you feel much difference? Also wondering how you like the chain-link frontstrap on the Specal Forces? I've also noticed that you seem to have landed on Gunner Grips. Do you sand the sharp edges or use them "as is" out of the box? Know of a good place to purchase? Thank you in advance. Please accept my apologies if I am annoying you with my questions.
Coilspring

KevH
12-21-2006, 11:04 AM
My Colt 1991A1 w/Hogue rosewood grips:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y156/KevH/colt1991wlight.jpg

I sent this gun off to Don Williams to have some custom work done. I'll post updated pics when I get it back.

mike100
12-21-2006, 7:39 PM
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c265/mschrameck/gun%20stuff/1911/DSC01637sm.jpg

http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c265/mschrameck/gun%20stuff/1911/DSC01352sm.jpg

crazyXgerman
12-23-2006, 5:52 PM
my SA:

http://www.byronland.com/images/1911_10.jpg

jrhglock99
12-30-2006, 12:03 PM
http://i107.photobucket.com/albums/m292/jrhglock99/forsale003.jpg

Baphomet
12-30-2006, 1:57 PM
My Springfield, just back from Robar. NP3 on the frame and internals, and black oxide on the slide. Love that NP3... amazing stuff!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v149/Baphomet/Springfield.jpg

edin508
12-30-2006, 3:50 PM
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b148/edin508/guns015.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b148/edin508/99beed97.jpg
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b148/edin508/guns014.jpg
Sorry for the poor quality pics.

Black_Talon
12-30-2006, 5:21 PM
I would be interested in your opinion as well as far as comparing the Springfield Professional to the Ed Brown Special Forces and possibly the Les Baer Thunder Ranch...

The Ed Brown and SA Pro are very similar in build quality. Both are excellent and I wouldn't rate one any better than the other. (although SA does use some MIM in the Pro while Brown uses no MIM in their guns, if that matters to you).

Both of my SA Pros and my new Brown have been 100%, right out of the box. Totally reliable (with RangerT and Gold Dot) without having to be "broken in" and very accurate.

I don't own a TRS, but I do own a Baer Stinger and it's a 100% reliable gun as well, but the fit-n-finsh isn't quite up to the level of EB and the SA Pro.

I'm curious as to your thoughts regarding the hand filed checkering on the Professional vs. the milled checkering on other simi-custom 1911's out there. Could you feel much difference? Also wondering how you like the chain-link frontstrap on the Special Forces?

The 20LPI checkering on the Pro is extremely grippy. Some say too grippy. I have girly-man hands and it shows when I shoot the Pro a lot. If I shoot it often, I get a nice callous build-up so that the checkering no longer bothers me, but if I don't shoot it for a while I generally get a bit of a blister after a few hundred rounds.

I really like the "chain-link" on the SF. To look at it, it doesn't seem like it would be particularly grippy, but in actual use it does the job, without being too sharp. Someone on another forum commented that he didn't notice the chain-link texture unless he specifically concentrated on it. I think that's an apt assessment.

I've also noticed that you seem to have landed on Gunner Grips. Do you sand the sharp edges or use them "as is" out of the box? Know of a good place to purchase? Thank you in advance. Please accept my apologies if I am annoying you with my questions.
Coilspring

I love the Gunner Grips and use them on all my 1911's. I modify the texture depending on the gun they're being used on. Since the EB and the Pro have textured front and rear straps I "de-horn" the Gunners with 120 & 220 grit sandpaper. This makes them a lot less "grabby", which I think helps for being able to adjust your grip a bit if you get an imperfect hold while drawing from the holster. On my guns without texture on the frontstrap, I tend to leave the Gunners alone for maximum grippage.

SVTNate
12-31-2006, 1:25 AM
The Chain Link on the Special Forces is really cool. It's much more grippy than appearance would lead you to believe, but of course it's not grippy like the 20lpi on a PRO. I really like the 20lpi, as it works best to keep a consistent grip and seems to help my groups at 20-30 yards. With the 20lpi, you can run completely smooth grips if you want, and have no issues. With the Chainlink however, it's not quite to that level, and I think you would want to choose grips with at least some checkering or other manner of "grippiness".

I never shoot more than 200 rounds in a range session, but I do load some pretty stout range ammo for my .45's. I have never been uncomfortable with 20lpi (which is also on the MSH, by the way), and I went from full-time banker to full-time law student - so I hardly have the hard hands of a carpenter or electrician.

AYEAREFIFTEEN
01-04-2007, 8:51 PM
Colt Government XSE. Just picked it up a couple weeks ago.

http://www.speakeasy.org/~camaross/Guns/Colt_1911.JPG

Mute
01-05-2007, 11:38 AM
Only ones I've taken for now:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/88/205086291_80dafae58e_b.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/65/206301914_c3ae140f54_b.jpg

naimad
01-05-2007, 12:22 PM
Colt Government XSE. Just picked it up a couple weeks ago.

http://www.speakeasy.org/~camaross/Guns/Colt_1911.JPG

You will really like this gun i own 3 colt 1911 xse all 3 of my pistols function great with all types of ammo

AYEAREFIFTEEN
01-05-2007, 2:26 PM
You will really like this gun i own 3 colt 1911 xse all 3 of my pistols function great with all types of ammo

Very good to hear. Finally going to break it in tomorrow. :D

ARRRR-15
01-13-2007, 9:25 PM
Finally got around to taking some photos
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p75/ARRRR-15/DSC03750.jpg
With 16 rounder.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p75/ARRRR-15/DSC03768.jpg
Just wanted to show how light my setup is.:D
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p75/ARRRR-15/DSC03729.jpg

avidone
01-13-2007, 10:28 PM
Just wanted to show how light my setup is.:D


Good thing that mag is there keeping it from floating away! BTW, is that a Springfield in OD?

Black Majik
01-13-2007, 11:01 PM
Colt
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d194/RChang824/DSC_0049.jpg


Kimber
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d194/RChang824/ClassicRoyal12-25-06.jpg

Les Baer
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d194/RChang824/LesBaerpair12-25-06set2.jpg

ARRRR-15
01-14-2007, 8:35 AM
Good thing that mag is there keeping it from floating away! BTW, is that a Springfield in OD?

I did have to use the mag to hold it down.:D Yeah its the OD GI Model.

45R
01-14-2007, 8:44 AM
Finally got around to taking some photos
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p75/ARRRR-15/DSC03750.jpg
With 16 rounder.
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p75/ARRRR-15/DSC03768.jpg
Just wanted to show how light my setup is.:D
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p75/ARRRR-15/DSC03729.jpg


That is a HUGE Magazine!

ARRRR-15
01-14-2007, 9:39 AM
That is a HUGE Magazine!

Yes, it sure is. It jams alot though.

EricCartmann
01-14-2007, 7:17 PM
That's just wrong right there. 'Springfield Armory since 1794' my ***. It's practically false advertising, they are inferring they are the same organization when all they did was buy the name rights.

The original national Springfield Armory was in Springfield, Massachusetts - http://www.nps.gov/spar/
They closed in 1968.
Springfield Armory Inc, a private company, was formed in 1974 and is located in Illinois.

dude how old are you? 19? You don't know how the world works? companys' go through restructing all the time. sometimes they cut back to 10 employees just to keep the name going. you don't think a 300 yr old company will go though diffence CEO's, product plan, or restructuring?

all i know is the current Springfield company is worthy of the name. I have 3 +1980 Springfields. a XD45, a 1911 TRP, and M1A.

I like the limited lifetime warranty. I will buy springfield some more.

guns_and_labs
01-15-2007, 10:21 AM
dude how old are you? 19? You don't know how the world works? companys' go through restructing all the time. sometimes they cut back to 10 employees just to keep the name going. you don't think a 300 yr old company will go though diffence CEO's, product plan, or restructuring?

all i know is the current Springfield company is worthy of the name. I have 3 +1980 Springfields. a XD45, a 1911 TRP, and M1A.

I like the limited lifetime warranty. I will buy springfield some more.

Well, I'm considerably older than 19, and have gone through countless restructurings and acquisitions, and I have to agree with rayra. They are not the same organization, and it was not a restructuring.

A better tag line would be, "Springfield Armory - living up to a name that's been around since 1794". But that might not fit on the box.

scorpucla
01-15-2007, 10:28 AM
Any more 1911 porn out there??:confused:

Black_Talon
01-15-2007, 5:33 PM
Colt ORM Series 80:
http://www.black-talon.org/RKBA/guns/SDM_HC_0800_R_02.jpg

rorschach
01-15-2007, 11:39 PM
I'll play tonight.
http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i309/tsol_roolz/1a5c13b5.jpg
Kimber TLE II, Wilson 47Delta, Federal Hydrashok 230g, timepiece by Microtec, fine cutlery by Emerson.

rastro
01-16-2007, 12:49 AM
Okay, I'll play too! :D
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v219/rastro/KimberCustomII.jpg
Kimber Custom II W/Surefire 310R, Wilson 47D, Federal Hydrashok 230g, Kershaw Blackout

Cpl_Peters
01-16-2007, 11:19 AM
The wife shooting a Colt Mk IV combat elite.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/sashathelen/Picture024.jpg


Thats out off the 10 right? about 6 miles past Morongo? Me and some buddies got kicked out of there by the BLM back in August said it was illegal to shoot there. :mad:

Oh ok, so here is my 1911:

http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d190/mischiefmonte/P1010123.jpg

smguser
01-16-2007, 7:08 PM
http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o291/45acpman/1911leftside.jpg

Restored by the Colt factory in 2005.

Josh
01-16-2007, 9:13 PM
dude how old are you? 19? You don't know how the world works? companys' go through restructing all the time. sometimes they cut back to 10 employees just to keep the name going. you don't think a 300 yr old company will go though diffence CEO's, product plan, or restructuring?

The current Springfield Armory is NOT and has never been connected the the Springfield Armory that closed in 1968.

The SA that was opened in 1795 was owned operated by the US govt. to build, supply, design and evaluate small arms for the govt. It was in no way shape or form a commercial entitiy.

The SA "INC" that is currently around was started in 1974 by Robert Reese, who bought the rights to the name and started their own commercial enterprise which is not connected to the govt at all.

It is NOT the same and is simply using the history of the original govt armory as a successful marketing ploy.

And in my eyes they are not worthy of it as they are primarily an importer these days.

I apologize for throwing this off topic.

madjack956
01-17-2007, 11:03 AM
Kimber Custom Target II – Busse Combat EU-17 Mr. Mojo
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/123768372-M.jpg

Kimber Custom CDP II – Busse Combat Heavy Heart
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/123768889-M.jpg

SigArms GSR - Busse Combat HellRazor
http://www.smugmug.com/photos/123769413-M.jpg

xrMike
01-17-2007, 1:15 PM
I'm not really like this, but here's the pimp-playa-goof shot of my 1911:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v84/xrMike/guns/Benjamins.jpg

madjack956
01-17-2007, 2:10 PM
where'd you say yo crib was?

hkfooey
01-18-2007, 9:39 PM
Here are a few of mine:

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c209/hkfooey/Pistol/2006KimberTLE2RL01.jpg
TLE/II RL with CT+X200A



http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c209/hkfooey/Pistol/2006SA19119.jpg
SA Loaded 9 mm



http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c209/hkfooey/Pistol/2006SAMil-Spec.jpg
SA Mil-Spec


http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c209/hkfooey/Pistol/SAMSSight01.jpg
with ghost ring + Tricijion night site

EricCartmann
01-18-2007, 10:04 PM
The current Springfield Armory is NOT and has never been connected the the Springfield Armory that closed in 1968.

The SA that was opened in 1795 was owned operated by the US govt. to build, supply, design and evaluate small arms for the govt. It was in no way shape or form a commercial entitiy.

The SA "INC" that is currently around was started in 1974 by Robert Reese, who bought the rights to the name and started their own commercial enterprise which is not connected to the govt at all.

It is NOT the same and is simply using the history of the original govt armory as a successful marketing ploy.

And in my eyes they are not worthy of it as they are primarily an importer these days.

I apologize for throwing this off topic.


So is Ford the same company they were 120 years ago? And I don't apologize for throwing this off topic.

chickenfried
01-18-2007, 10:15 PM
Could you explain your version of Springfield Armory Inc's history for us?

So is Ford the same company they were 120 years ago? And I don't apologize for throwing this off topic.

Josh
01-18-2007, 10:51 PM
So is Ford the same company they were 120 years ago? And I don't apologize for throwing this off topic.

did you at all comprehend what was typed out.

EricCartmann
01-18-2007, 11:00 PM
My most recent 1911.

Springfield TRP Light Rail Armory Kote, the best production 1911 ever :)

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/images/threads/000/190/807/2929672-springer-trp-2.jpg

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/images/threads/000/190/807/2929675-springer-trp-1.jpg

avidone
01-18-2007, 11:01 PM
I'm not really like this, but here's the pimp-playa-goof shot of my 1911:

That is a pimp-playa-goof shot, but I like it!

avidone
01-18-2007, 11:03 PM
http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/images/threads/000/190/807/2929675-springer-trp-1.jpg

Did you get it on a half off sale, or is it a gripless build?

EricCartmann
01-18-2007, 11:06 PM
Could you explain your version of Springfield Armory Inc's history for us?

no company is the same, especially a 300 yr old company. sometimes all a company has is the name. and they do whatever it takes to keep it going. even if it means filiing chapter 11 year in and year out. ford may not have someone buy the name off them like springfield, but i guarantee you they are not the same ford they were 120 years ago. the current springfield says since 1794, so guess what they own the name so they can say since 1974. maybe 2006 springfield did not arrive the exact same way ford did and does not meet your ideas of what is springfield and what is not, but guess what.. They own the name and they get to use it. I myself dont' think Ford deserve to use the name Ford as Henry Ford was a great innovantor, but the world does not work on how I think.. just like it does not work on how you think.

so get over it. you say springfield is not the same springfield or 1794 I say it is... pick your pie.

chickenfried
01-18-2007, 11:07 PM
The REAL Springfield Armory wouldn't have let a gun leave the factory looking like that.:p :p
Did you get it on a half off sale, or is it a gripless build?

EricCartmann
01-18-2007, 11:07 PM
did you at all comprehend what was typed out.

2nd time around.

no company is the same, especially a 300 yr old company. sometimes all a company has is the name. and they do whatever it takes to keep it going. even if it means filiing chapter 11 year in and year out. ford may not have someone buy the name off them like springfield, but i guarantee you they are not the same ford they were 120 years ago. the current springfield says since 1794, so guess what they own the name so they can say since 1974. maybe 2006 springfield did not arrive the exact same way ford did and does not meet your ideas of what is springfield and what is not, but guess what.. They own the name and they get to use it. I myself dont' think Ford deserve to use the name Ford as Henry Ford was a great innovantor, but the world does not work on how I think.. just like it does not work on how you think.

so get over it. you say springfield is not the same springfield or 1794 I say it is... pick your pie.

EricCartmann
01-18-2007, 11:08 PM
Did you get it on a half off sale, or is it a gripless build?

your pick, you can chose both if you want.

Josh
01-18-2007, 11:23 PM
2nd time around.

no company is the same, especially a 300 yr old company. sometimes all a company has is the name. and they do whatever it takes to keep it going. even if it means filiing chapter 11 year in and year out. ford may not have someone buy the name off them like springfield, but i guarantee you they are not the same ford they were 120 years ago. the current springfield says since 1794, so guess what they own the name so they can say since 1974. maybe 2006 springfield did not arrive the exact same way ford did and does not meet your ideas of what is springfield and what is not, but guess what.. They own the name and they get to use it. I myself dont' think Ford deserve to use the name Ford as Henry Ford was a great innovantor, but the world does not work on how I think.. just like it does not work on how you think.

so get over it. you say springfield is not the same springfield or 1794 I say it is... pick your pie.

It was not a company in 1794, at most it was an arms depot. That SA was never a company. It was run by the Defense department just as military base is run by its branch of the military and just as the local PD is run by the city. Not a private organization in the least. It started out as an arms depot and went into weapons research and manufacturing for the govt. No profit to be made, nor shareholders to satisfy. Simply a budget to work with.

What you are saying is akin to saying that if the govt shuts down SOCOM, I buy the rights to the name and start my own company that this new compnay is the same entity.

And FoMoCo is the same company more or less. And if they are sold to others the tooling, resources, knowledge and such can be sold along with it. Stock holders own portions and share profits. Harley Davidson is just a name that has been sold multiple times. And is more or less the same company, but when they started they were a company.

EricCartmann
01-18-2007, 11:40 PM
It was not a company in 1794, at most it was an arms depot. That SA was never a company. It was run by the Defense department just as military base is run by its branch of the military and just as the local PD is run by the city. Not a private organization in the least. It started out as an arms depot and went into weapons research and manufacturing for the govt. No profit to be made, nor shareholders to satisfy. Simply a budget to work with.

What you are saying is akin to saying that if the govt shuts down SOCOM, I buy the rights to the name and start my own company that this new compnay is the same entity.

And FoMoCo is the same company more or less. And if they are sold to others the tooling, resources, knowledge and such can be sold along with it. Stock holders own portions and share profits. Harley Davidson is just a name that has been sold multiple times. And is more or less the same company, but when they started they were a company.


Big Friggin deal, so it was not a company in 1794, but it eventually became a company and eventually became "not a company" with only a name left. That name was bought and the tradition kept on going, just like Harley kept the name going.

The Roman Empire trace it's roots to 510 BC, when in fact it was not even an Empire in 510 BC. You can argue that all you want to.

Pick your pie. Let us know how you think the world should work and the world will still work the way it is regardless of what you think. Pick your pie.

Dam I am happy to be in California. When you show a half picture of your gun everyone here thinks it is a gripless build, but in the rest of the country they actually think you only posted half a pic. Not to mention the pic right above it shows the full pic but opposite side =)

I love this state.

Josh
01-18-2007, 11:51 PM
Why do you think that it was a company from 1794 to 1968?

Do you call larwence Livermore a company, how abut Fort Bragg, or the DOJ, maybe NASA?

Like i said before, a successful marketing ploy.

EricCartmann
01-19-2007, 12:13 AM
Why do you think that it was a company from 1794 to 1968?

Do you call larwence Livermore a company, how abut Fort Bragg, or the DOJ, maybe NASA?

Like i said before, a successful marketing ploy.

Guess what? I am sure if LLL, or NASA becomes a private company I am sure they will use the earliest date possible too. Marketing Ploy? maybe so, but it is legal. Microsoft trace it's roots to 1985, even they did not have a building. The Springfield Armory was just that... an armory, a place to store guns, then it became a company. In all likelyhood the CA DOJ could also become a company, the gov't will not want to finance their own gestapo policy or employ their own "hessians" so they will pay someone to do it for them.

Since 1794. It works for me. I see it don't work for you. Pick your pie.

rorschach
01-19-2007, 12:53 AM
Dude, Springfield Armory of today is in no relation to the federal arsenal of the same name. It is a private company with no relationship whatsoever to the US Government. The are not even close to each other on a map.

Springfield Armory was not a company for nearly 200 years, it was a government facility, and now a museum. A place. Some guy bought the NAME (not facilities, blueprints, machinery, inventory, records etc etc) to market his own brand of firearms (not US government weapons).

It's like me starting a company named "Marine Corps Widgets, LLC, since 1775",with no relationship to the USMC whatsover. Government agencies are not companies.

C'mon read up a little before spewing this nonsense

EricCartmann
01-19-2007, 9:58 AM
Dude, Springfield Armory of today is in no relation to the federal arsenal of the same name. It is a private company with no relationship whatsoever to the US Government. The are not even close to each other on a map.

Springfield Armory was not a company for nearly 200 years, it was a government facility, and now a museum. A place. Some guy bought the NAME (not facilities, blueprints, machinery, inventory, records etc etc) to market his own brand of firearms (not US government weapons).

It's like me starting a company named "Marine Corps Widgets, LLC, since 1775",with no relationship to the USMC whatsover. Government agencies are not companies.

C'mon read up a little before spewing this nonsense


The original Springfield Armory actually developed and built rifles. Did you know the M1903 and Garand were developed and produced at Springfield Armory? If it walks like a duck and sounds like a duck..... This sounds like a company to me. In the late 60's Springfield closed it's doors in Springfield Mass only to reopen ~5 years later in Illinois. Some dude bought the name and began producing M14 rifles. This dude had a right to use that name hence the reason you see "Springfield since 1794"

I guess it is ok for other companies to file chapter 11, restructure, and sometimes close it's door with just a NAME only to reopen years later. I am sure Tobasco Sauce and the Colonels chicken is not the same either. But I guess it is not ok for Springfield to do this.

I guess your problem is you want the label to say "Springfield since 1974" instead of "Springfield since 1794"... well you always can write to the Gov't to complain hahahaha. Springfield Armory Inc, has the right to use the NAME. Marketing gimmick? Maybe, but what of anything on this earth is not a marketing gimmick?

You can try to buy the NAME Marine Corp LLC, and set up your own company, I just want to say good luck with that. I don't think the Gov't will let you use the motto "Marine Corp since 1775" for your company... but anyways good luck with that. Why do you want to use that name anyways? You trying to raise a private mercenary naval infantry battalion?

xrMike
01-19-2007, 10:43 AM
Don't make me stop this car!

donger
01-19-2007, 11:57 AM
Can we get this thread back on topic please?

Where's the pic of the SA Pro?

Kruzr
01-19-2007, 12:04 PM
The original Springfield Armory actually developed and built rifles. Did you know the M1903 and Garand were developed and produced at Springfield Armory? If it walks like a duck and sounds like a duck..... This sounds like a company to me. In the late 60's Springfield closed it's doors in Springfield Mass only to reopen ~5 years later in Illinois. Some dude bought the name and began producing M14 rifles. This dude had a right to use that name hence the reason you see "Springfield since 1794"

I guess it is ok for other companies to file chapter 11, restructure, and sometimes close it's door with just a NAME only to reopen years later. I am sure Tobasco Sauce and the Colonels chicken is not the same either. But I guess it is not ok for Springfield to do this.

I guess your problem is you want the label to say "Springfield since 1974" instead of "Springfield since 1794"... well you always can write to the Gov't to complain hahahaha. Springfield Armory Inc, has the right to use the NAME. Marketing gimmick? Maybe, but what of anything on this earth is not a marketing gimmick?

You can try to buy the NAME Marine Corp LLC, and set up your own company, I just want to say good luck with that. I don't think the Gov't will let you use the motto "Marine Corp since 1775" for your company... but anyways good luck with that. Why do you want to use that name anyways? You trying to raise a private mercenary naval infantry battalion?
Springfield Armory in Illinois is NOT a restructured Chapter 11 company. As was stated it has ABSOLUTLEY NO RELATIONSHIP to the Government's Springfield Armory except that they bought the rights to use the name only. Nothing else was transferred. The "real" Springfield Armory is a museum today.

The company in Illinois bought the name so they could market M-1's with a familiar name. In the 80's the sons, the Resse brothers, began producing mil-spec 1911's under the SA name also. Except for the Custom Shop guns, they are all imported guns made by and assembled by Imbel in Brazil. Only the TRP's get some assembly in the US. The old NM serial numbered Mil-specs were also assembled here in the US.

ATF looks at Springfield as an importing company and doesn't include their production in the stats for US manufactured weapons except those from the Custom Shop. These can be found in the ATF listings under David Resse of Geneseo rather than the Springfield Custom Shop for some reason.

DV8
01-19-2007, 1:00 PM
Getting back to the pics....
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e275/dv830/PICT0059-1.jpg

rorschach
01-19-2007, 2:06 PM
You go right ahead and keep on believing Springfield Armory Inc. has a direct lineage to the US Governments' Springfield Arsenal. We all know otherwise and laugh at you. HA HA.

And it's Marine Corps numbnuts, not Marine Corp.

Semper Fi.

scootergmc
01-19-2007, 2:41 PM
Ummm.. should I post a pic of a real Marine CorpS 1911?

donger
01-19-2007, 2:42 PM
Cartman stop being such an instigator.

You're wrong.

Now, where's the pic of the SA pro? I know one of you has one.

Exiledviking
01-19-2007, 3:39 PM
I like Nismo's choices...:D

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y65/Exiledviking/IMG_0204.jpg

Black_Talon
01-19-2007, 5:21 PM
Here's a pic of a freaking SA Pro. Now can we please keep this thread on topic?

http://www.black-talon.org/RKBA/guns/3xx_LG_1000.jpg

donger
01-19-2007, 6:16 PM
Thank you Black Talon. Very, very nice.

I sorta figured it would be you.:D

edit: is that really a 3XX serial number? When did you purchase it?

scootergmc
01-19-2007, 8:51 PM
As promised:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/scootergmc/IMG_4381.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/scootergmc/Det-1smudge.jpg
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/scootergmc/Det-1.jpg

Lambchop
01-19-2007, 9:50 PM
Scootergmc, how did you get that gun and where can I find one?

scootergmc
01-19-2007, 10:19 PM
I can give you the hook up if you have about 5 grand. Mine was a gift.

slick_711
01-19-2007, 10:43 PM
As promised:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b249/scootergmc/IMG_4381.jpg


That's an interesting piece, since that's not an actual DET 1 pistol, and yet is a Kimber with DET 1 serial #... which they were supposedly not ever supposed to sell on the civilian market? Their civilian version was supposed to be a very short run of MCP-1 serial prefixed pistols, and then was followed by the "Warrior" and "Desert Warrior."

Now, clearly you have it, so don't go getting all defensive, I'm simply saying all the USMC SOCOM guys I know, and all the sources I read when they were originally putting this pistol out a few years back, stated that the DET 1 pistols were further modified by the Quantico armorers after they were received from Kimber (Dawson rail, Ed brown safety, Wilson mags, and coyote gunner's grips rather than the Kimber factory grips). That's the only reason I say yours isn't an actual DET 1 pistol. But I could well be mistaken, in any case, divulging your hook up or not, how did you come by it, and what would you say it is. Either way its a very nice looking pistol. :)

scootergmc
01-19-2007, 11:05 PM
I won't get defensive. Trust me.. Doubters exist everywhere since it is "impossible" to get this gun on the civilian market. But you are mistaken. This is the actual pistol exactly as manufactured for the DET. The guns were shipped directly from Kimber to Dawson where the rails and Sure Fire IMPLs were added (with assistance from Mark Larue). The Ed Brown GS and Simonich Gunner Grips (now made by Strider- I'm having a set made) were added by the DET, along with the Gemtech Lanyard (and the Safariland Holster, FWIW).

At the request of the DET to Kimber, a limited number of pistols were manufactured and offered for personal sale to members of the DET. Hence my gift. It's the actual Det-1 pistol- Exactly as produced by Kimber. Is it the actual pistol in "DET-1 carry form"---, no. Not yet. I will not mount the accessories. I will leave it as is with the accessories unattached but complementing it.

FWIW, the flag in the background was carried on an OIF DET mission.

But hey, this is the internet... believe what you want!! :D

rorschach
01-20-2007, 12:47 AM
Jeezus Hotel Kee-rist.

I think I just scorched my shorts.

Nice job Scooter!!!

thomye
01-20-2007, 1:30 AM
Here's mine:
http://www.thomye.com/applications/mig/albums/Shooting/2006-11-29_SA_1911_Loaded/DSC_0004.jpg

rorschach
01-20-2007, 2:07 AM
Atoning for my previous off-topic sins on this thread.

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i309/tsol_roolz/SpringColt.jpg
Top-bottom: Springer loaded, Springer Mil-Spec, Springer Ultra-Compact Loaded. Right: Colt M1991 Government

Nice grips Thomye!! I have some Punishers on my TLE (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showpost.php?p=464807&postcount=137)

EricCartmann
01-20-2007, 2:26 PM
rorschach don't get mad.

Here are the better pics of the one and only Springfield 1911 TRP Light Armory Kote. Greatest production 1911 ever ever ever.

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/images/threads/000/190/900/2931962-trp1.jpg


Here is my M1903 Sprinfield. Notice how it says "Springfield Armory" just like my TRP =)
http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/images/threads/000/190/900/2931959-1903-top.jpg



Here is the new 2006 Springfield Armory kid with WWI Grandpa Springfield Armory 1903. I hope I don't piss off rorschach by having this pic. I know how he does not like 1974+ Springfields be associated with pre-1968 Springfields =)
http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/images/threads/000/190/900/2931960-old-new-springfield.jpg

avidone
01-20-2007, 2:35 PM
rorschach don't get mad.

Here are the better pics of the one and only Springfield 1911 TRP Light Armory Kote. Greatest production 1911 ever ever ever.

http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forums/images/threads/000/190/900/2931962-trp1.jpg

Is this currently on the CA roster of approved firearms? Without the part number, I can't tell.

EricCartmann
01-20-2007, 2:44 PM
Is this currently on the CA roster of approved firearms? Without the part number, I can't tell.

Yes it is approved. Springfield 1911 TRP.

Anthony
01-20-2007, 3:37 PM
Are you guys, besides a shooter, a photographer? Some of the pictures in here really turned out good. It brings out the true beauty of 1911's :)

avidone
01-20-2007, 5:52 PM
Yes it is approved. Springfield 1911 TRP.
Darn! now I have to start saving for one!

Black_Talon
01-20-2007, 6:33 PM
edit: is that really a 3XX serial number? When did you purchase it?

Yep CRG3xx. It was one of the early ones with the Wilson mags. I got it new about 5 years ago, and I sold it about a year ago. It was actually my second Pro.

slick_711
01-20-2007, 8:46 PM
Nah Scooter I wasn't doubting the authenticity of the pistol or your having it, I was just curious how you came by it and I wasn't aware they had made extras for personal sale to DET 1 members as you said. Anyway, like I said, very nice pistol, and thanks for sharing it's background with us.

On a sidenote, curse you USMC SOCOM guys for thinking your DET 1 is the only "DET" in existence. :D

scootergmc
01-21-2007, 11:16 AM
Nah Scooter I wasn't doubting the authenticity of the pistol or your having it, I was just curious how you came by it and I wasn't aware they had made extras for personal sale to DET 1 members as you said. Anyway, like I said, very nice pistol, and thanks for sharing it's background with us.

On a sidenote, curse you USMC SOCOM guys for thinking your DET 1 is the only "DET" in existence. :D

No prob!! Let me know if you have any other questions....

And the USMC Det doesn't exist anymore. It was disbanded. Politics. :mad:

Osprey
01-21-2007, 5:30 PM
Sorry about the crappy pic... Still learning my way around my Canon PowerShot SD600.

Springfield TRP:

http://img440.imageshack.us/img440/3579/trp1nw.jpg

NextTimeAround
01-22-2007, 12:55 PM
Here's mine:
http://www.thomye.com/applications/mig/albums/Shooting/2006-11-29_SA_1911_Loaded/DSC_0004.jpg


Nice grips.

Black Majik
01-22-2007, 2:23 PM
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d194/RChang824/Baerdetailstrip1-15-07.jpg

Kruzr
01-22-2007, 2:27 PM
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d194/RChang824/Baerdetailstrip1-15-07.jpg
Give ya' 25 bucks for that bunch of parts. :D

(You can even keep the grips.)

slick_711
01-22-2007, 2:56 PM
Give ya' 25 bucks for that bunch of parts. :D

(You can even keep the grips.)

Looks to have seen some use, but it is nonetheless a Baer... best 1911 on the market in my personal opinion. ;)

(I'll give you $30)

chickenfried
01-22-2007, 2:57 PM
Did someone pull a Jet Li in Lethal Weapon type move on you Black Majik?:p

slick_711
01-22-2007, 4:32 PM
Did someone pull a Jet Li in Lethal Weapon type move on you Black Majik?:p

I've had so many silly people come in and ask me if that's possible... it was funny the first time, after that it got old. One guy actually said he really wanted a Beretta but was afraid to buy one because someone might take it apart if he had to use it...


And so as to not be a derailer~

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b78/slick_711/Gram.jpg

SA Mil-spec SS -- His name is Gram. :)
C&S 4.5# hammer & trigger kit
Ed Brown thumb safety
Spyderco Adventura & Galco leather

I'm very happy with it as is, but the mainspring housing is probably getting switched out in the near future, my only other thought is a low-pro rear sight.

ianS
01-22-2007, 5:47 PM
Yep CRG3xx. It was one of the early ones with the Wilson mags. I got it new about 5 years ago, and I sold it about a year ago. It was actually my second Pro.


I'm its current caretaker but I don't intend to ever part with it. I've put a little over 4000 rounds through it since I got it and its been purring along just fine. I'm gonna shoot it until SA Custom can't fix it no more. I'll probably go broke trying to do it though. ;) This pic was taken a few months after I got it and it still looks about the same except for more wear on the barrel hood and tiny wear marks from normal use and holstering. The Black T is one tough finish. I use CMC Powermags and I upgraded the Wilson mags Black_Talon gave me with the gun with Tripps followers and springs.

I've long forgotten how much I paid for it. One of the best premium 1911's you can buy off the shelf. It may not be as pretty as a Baer, Brown, or Nighthawk but the quality is there where it counts and I like the all businesslike look of the thing (I own a wonderful Baer TRS also) If you have the means go for it.

avidone
01-25-2007, 10:35 PM
Colt MK IV Series 70 Gold Cup National Match.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f364/Avidone/firearm%20related/MYCOLTGCNM-3.jpg

A lovely thing of beauty.

Cesar G.
01-26-2007, 6:59 AM
beautiful gun picked one up just like it

D1911
01-26-2007, 6:19 PM
My contribution. Wish I could figure out how to post the pictures to display rather than just the link............



http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/d1911/1911s002.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/d1911/1911s005.jpg
http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q68/d1911/1911s006.jpg

marlim4
01-26-2007, 6:21 PM
http://www.wilit.com/web/1911.jpg
Is that a bushing compensator?

marlim4
01-26-2007, 6:38 PM
Colt MK IV Series 70 Gold Cup National Match.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f364/Avidone/firearm%20related/MYCOLTGCNM-3.jpg

A lovely thing of beauty.

I got one myself. I think the S70GC is my favorite of the herd.

jellyb
01-26-2007, 6:40 PM
Colt MK IV Series 70 Gold Cup National Match.

http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f364/Avidone/firearm%20related/MYCOLTGCNM-3.jpg

A lovely thing of beauty.


NOW THAT'S A PERFECT 10 TO ME.

DRM6000
02-06-2007, 8:36 PM
http://www.filefarmer.com/drm600/IMG_4272.jpg

pklin1297
02-06-2007, 9:11 PM
Kimber Classic II reworked by Chuck Rogers. It now has a Blacken Stainless slide and checked front strap. Custom Desert Ironwood grips with new checkering design.


2642


2643

ivanimal
02-06-2007, 10:16 PM
I like small guns, so two of these count for style points alone.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v631/ivanimal/1911001-1.jpg

PS I have to learn to use this camera someday.

USP Expert
02-07-2007, 1:17 AM
Here are my 2 1911s

Kimber Gold Combat II
http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/595/dsc0034copy0me.jpg
http://img139.imageshack.us/img139/3355/img0840copy4gz.jpg

Springfield TRP Operator "Short Rail"
http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/6728/dsc02864xy.jpg

Loner
02-07-2007, 9:17 PM
My only handgun at the moment.
http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/5495/sa1911a1nh5.th.jpg (http://img212.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sa1911a1nh5.jpg)

high_revs
02-07-2007, 10:16 PM
sweet!!! i've been so searching for this in a good price. it's originally what i wanted to get. beauuuutiful!!!

and to think i was about to pay for the supermatch II one time. LOL

Here are my 2 1911s

Kimber Gold Combat II
http://img105.imageshack.us/img105/595/dsc0034copy0me.jpg

icoburn
02-10-2007, 8:00 PM
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s169/icoburn/1911_3.jpg
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s169/icoburn/1911_2.jpg
http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s169/icoburn/1911_1.jpg

TonyRumore
02-11-2007, 10:44 AM
Scheutzen Pistol Works (Safari Arms) 6" chambered in 40 Super.
Serial Number 40SUPER-01. The first and only complete 40 Super pistol they ever made.

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l246/TonyRumore/40Super.jpg

CALI-gula
02-11-2007, 10:56 AM
OK!! You know Calguns.net has hit the big time when people like Tony Rumore start posting here! Tony, you should include a link to your website in your signature!

That is one nice pistol - Safari Arms in .40 Super!! Who'da thunk it! VERY cool!

A BIG WELCOME!!

.

SnWnMe
02-11-2007, 2:13 PM
Kimber 10mm. Still having issues with this one.

http://alvarfamily.com/kittyfull640

Don Williams customized Springfield. Nothing else needs to be said.

http://www.alvarfamily.com/springerport640.JPG

PC 945. My fave 1911.

http://www.alvarfamily.com/945640.jpg

donger
02-11-2007, 6:48 PM
My brand new Springfield Pro LR.

I had to sell a rifle to get this. And it hurt. But this pistol was worth the pain and all the nagging from the wife. And it's pretty cool.:cool:


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/donger8/SAPro.jpg


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/donger8/SAProCU.jpg


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/donger8/SAProclose.jpg

donger
02-11-2007, 6:50 PM
Two more.


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/donger8/SAProLeft.jpg


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/donger8/SAmw.jpg

chickenfried
02-11-2007, 6:53 PM
Wow! Beautiful grips!



Don Williams customized Springfield. Nothing else needs to be said.

Rugerman
02-11-2007, 7:24 PM
My brand new Springfield Pro LR.

I had to sell a rifle to get this. And it hurt. But this pistol was worth the pain and all the nagging from the wife. And it's pretty cool.:cool:


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/donger8/SAPro.jpg


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/donger8/SAProCU.jpg


http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y197/donger8/SAProclose.jpg

is that the Lightweight Operator? i thought those were unsafe per DOJ in Kali

donger
02-11-2007, 7:33 PM
is that the Lightweight Operator? i thought those were unsafe per DOJ in Kali


No, it's a Springfield Professional PC9111LR.

I know what you're thinking, the "Operator" rollmark is in place of the "Professional" rollmark because the light rail was not in the FBI's original contract for the pistol. Therefore the pistol cannot have the "PROFESSIONAL" stamp.

jsonnier
02-11-2007, 7:36 PM
That operator is FINE !

SnWnMe
02-11-2007, 10:50 PM
Wow! Beautiful grips!
Thanks
Hakan made em on ironwood scales I provided :)

jdberger
02-11-2007, 10:58 PM
Even though I'm complaining about this one in another thread, I'll post the pic.

Colt Series 80 Gold Cup
Kimber Rimfire Target upper in .17 HM2

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y32/jdberger/DSC01954.jpg

Purty.

Only goes BANG when it wants to.....:confused:

jdberger
02-11-2007, 11:07 PM
Another.

AMT Hardballer
Colt .22lr Conversion upper. I even have the original box for the upper.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y32/jdberger/DSC01956.jpg

It really deserves a better frame, but that's all I have for now...:)

1911whore
03-06-2007, 2:40 PM
Here are my 2 kimbers. the top one is a classic custom ser 1 and at 130k rounds I sent her to Robar for the roguard treatment, the bottom one is a new BP ten 2. BTW my pics suck!

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/1911whore/DCAM0015-5.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/1911whore/DCAM0016-4.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/1911whore/DCAM0017-4.jpg

1911whore
03-06-2007, 2:43 PM
Here is my Springfield 9mm/.38 super


http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/1911whore/DCAM0015-7.jpg

madjack956
03-06-2007, 6:46 PM
Here are my 2 kimbers. the top one is a classic custom ser 1 and at 130k rounds I sent her to Robar for the roguard treatment, the bottom one is a new BP ten 2. BTW my pics suck!

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/1911whore/DCAM0015-5.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/1911whore/DCAM0016-4.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/1911whore/DCAM0017-4.jpg
Good looking guns.
How much maintenance did your Kimber require during the 130k rounds? That's a lot of rounds. I love my Kimbers.

ns3v3n
03-06-2007, 8:12 PM
here's mine, nothing fancy,

http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b123/ns3v3n/DSC00039.jpg

not bad for my first 1911. still havent shot it yet...waiting for my bullets lol.:D

1911whore
03-08-2007, 3:58 PM
ZERO! with the exception of regularly replacing springs as per guidelines and cleaning her nothing broke, nothing wore funny, worked like a friggin rolex, i guess the MIMber is solid huh! and guess what I had 5, count em 5 malfunctions in 130k rds...2 directly attributed to crap mags from a gunshow and 1 due to firing hornady bullseye ammo which is a semi wad cutter after a 1000rd range session without cleaning the day I bought her. at 130k I replaced the barrel to be nice to her and the nowlin produced 5 malfs in 100rds so I swapped the old barrle back and she runs like a friggin rolex again. The nowlin now lives in a caspain I built.

ghost
03-08-2007, 4:14 PM
Here are my 2 kimbers. the top one is a classic custom ser 1 and at 130k rounds I sent her to Robar for the roguard treatment, the bottom one is a new BP ten 2. BTW my pics suck!

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/1911whore/DCAM0015-5.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/1911whore/DCAM0016-4.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s37/1911whore/DCAM0017-4.jpg


hey that second kimber looks familiar!!! lol!:D

madjack956
03-08-2007, 4:41 PM
ZERO! with the exception of regularly replacing springs as per guidelines and cleaning her nothing broke, nothing wore funny, worked like a friggin rolex, i guess the MIMber is solid huh! and guess what I had 5, count em 5 malfunctions in 130k rds...2 directly attributed to crap mags from a gunshow and 1 due to firing hornady bullseye ammo which is a semi wad cutter after a 1000rd range session without cleaning the day I bought her. at 130k I replaced the barrel to be nice to her and the nowlin produced 5 malfs in 100rds so I swapped the old barrle back and she runs like a friggin rolex again. The nowlin now lives in a caspain I built.

that is outstanding!... thanks for the info...

Pvt. Cowboy
03-08-2007, 4:53 PM
ZERO! with the exception of regularly replacing springs as per guidelines and cleaning her nothing broke, nothing wore funny, worked like a friggin rolex.

You mean 'worked like a friggin Omega Speedmaster'.

Rolex movements frequently goof up without regular maintenance by certified magical repair elves. :D

1911whore
03-08-2007, 5:18 PM
That second kimber should look familiar Ghost.:)
whatever ultra reliable watch or trinket you want to compare it to is fine with me it just dont stop. I WILL be buried with it.

Andrew LB
03-09-2007, 11:50 AM
My one and only 1911. Made in 1913. US NAVY issue.

I'm looking into buying a Springfield TRP when some funds come together.

http://www.kalionzes.com/firearms/Colt-1911-1.jpg

1911whore
03-09-2007, 12:05 PM
She is stunning. There is something about the original lines of an old 1911 that makes me wanna shed a tear. I would be honored if I did an action job on such a beautiful gun.

Black Majik
03-09-2007, 12:50 PM
Andrew,

That's beautiful.

Andrew LB
03-09-2007, 2:42 PM
Here is a row of .45 magazines that were with the pistol in my grandmothers attic when the pistol was found. Some are vintage 1916-1917 due to them being pinned yet lacking the lanyard loop. others are WW2 era.

edit: oh yeah.... the Ammo in those mags is 50 years old also. hehe.

http://www.kalionzes.com/firearms/magazines.jpg

donger
03-09-2007, 3:14 PM
Andrew, nice piece of history.

Very cool.:cool:

zorkieo
03-09-2007, 4:57 PM
take a pic of the bottom of one of those rounds if you can, i would like to see that ammo.

Andrew LB
03-09-2007, 6:16 PM
I'll check out the ammo and shoot a photo or two for ya when I go shooting next. Everything is locked away in a nice secure safe at my parents house. I only keep my XD-9mm on hand in case someone decides to come visit me in the middle of the night for a good case of lead poisoning. ;)

PLINK
03-29-2007, 7:46 PM
This is my IPSC gun. I am currently shooting Single Stack but will be doing L-10 soon.

Before stock Loaded:

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o133/PLINK223/HG/1911.jpg

After:

http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o133/PLINK223/HG/19112.jpg

Added:

Brown barrel bushing
S&A Flat MSH magwell
Wilson 23 lb MS with Wilson guts
Falcon Ergo grips
CMC 10 rounder (fits S&A magwell perfect, no trimming needed)

Poohgyrr
04-01-2007, 4:25 PM
Wow, there are some neat 1911's here. We need a Parental Bib Advisory Warning at the start of the thread.. ;)

Here is a Baer TRS, with its' sidekick S&W 640-1:

http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/4820/fitzgrips002ud0.jpg

Black Majik
04-01-2007, 8:57 PM
^^ That's a Sweet TRS :cool:

///D
04-24-2007, 10:16 AM
Just subscribing :cool: One of the best picture threads yet.

pklin1297
04-24-2007, 5:10 PM
3438

Thrillbilly
05-02-2007, 10:36 AM
The new addition

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/sashathelen/Picture002-1.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/sashathelen/Picture003-1.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/sashathelen/Picture010-2.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c337/sashathelen/Picture001-1.jpg

Bobula
05-02-2007, 11:07 AM
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b169/bobulaondeck/26-11-06_2130.jpg

couldn't deal with the original raptor grips~

gunsnrovers
05-02-2007, 6:43 PM
I don't think I've posted since any 1911 porn since the revamp.

A MilSpec built up by Yost Bonitz
http://www.suckasstheatre.com/gunpics/1911gunners1.jpg

An S80 Enhanced Commander built up by Tripp Research
http://www.suckasstheatre.com/gunpics/chromecommander1.jpg

A GI built up by myself and refinished by Mac's Shootin' Irons
http://www.suckasstheatre.com/gunpics/egw_4.jpg

WRENCHHEAD
05-07-2007, 6:52 PM
keeping the thread alive!
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v93/WRENCHHEAD/trp1.jpg

rorschach
05-08-2007, 10:37 PM
Kimber LAPD SWAT

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i309/tsol_roolz/KimberSWAT002.jpg

http://i75.photobucket.com/albums/i309/tsol_roolz/KimberSWATserial.jpg

Pardon my pisspoor pics. I wish I had a better cam (read: I wish I knew how to use my cam) so my pics would be as nice as all of yours.

EDIT: Thanks scooter!!

scootergmc
05-09-2007, 12:16 PM
macro mode.

roor1200
05-09-2007, 11:36 PM
http://www.suckasstheatre.com/gunpics/1911gunners1.jpg

Who produces that fine sidearm? or rather what company does?:confused: i really like that 1911.

Jon
05-10-2007, 12:48 AM
Born at Springfield Armory and trained at Yost-Bonitz (http://www.yostbonitz.com).

gunsnrovers
05-10-2007, 2:48 AM
That's my MilSpec. I bought it in 1992 (older style squared dust cover and longer front strap on the frame) and had Yost Bonitz work it over in 2002. It's a variation of their 1* package, except I went with Heinie sights so my pistol has a shop "Y" on it and not "1*". I also had them gut the internals and remove the MIM.

rawb
05-10-2007, 6:22 AM
Heres a few pics of mine.

One is a marvel conversion, the other is built by Jon Eulette both are on springfield frames.
These make up my Conventional Pistols.