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08-08-2012, 11:58 PM
I had the chance to shoot my new TTT a few more times and I'm feeling a bit more comfortable with it. I thought I'd share my impressions, however useful they may be (I'm not sure they're all that useful considering this is the only 1911 I've owned).

The first time I took it out, may as well be honest, I sucked with it. I'm a Glock guy and the trigger threw me for a loop. Here's the best group I got out of my first 100 rounds:


This was at 10 yards. You're free to laugh, full license given.

I also brought out an old S&W Model 37 (no dash) and was quite pleased to squeeze these two shots off in my last run, 20 yards. I quit immediately. What a trigger.


All in all, it was a fun day, even if my shooting wasn't quite what I wanted. Recently, I went out again with just the 1911.

Here are my last two groups at 10 yards.


The left group was my penultimate run, the top group is the final. For me, it was excellent. I know there are much better shooters on here though. :D

Final notes regarding the trip, and the gun: I used WWB exclusively, and the gun performed flawlessly. The weight made the gun a joy to shoot, and there were no hang ups to speak of. The pistol is butter smooth. The trigger has broken in very nicely through live fire and dry fire practice, and I wish I could put this trigger in every gun I own.

Obligatory photo of the gun:


Things my 1911 has done to me: It has made me compartmentalize my collection plan. As stated before, I am a Glock guy, but this gun has created categories for me. It placed my plastic wonders in what I call the "field guns" category, where there is no qualms about dragging them through the mud and there's no high expectations of accuracy or trigger crispness. The 1911 has created the category of "craftsmanship", where the pistol has an amazing feel, excellent accuracy, and a superb trigger, but I won't be dragging it through mud. I'm sure this is very common, but I thought I would share my journey here. While I do appreciate the weight and simplicity that my field guns provide, I simply can't deny the incredible feel of a well crafted steel classic. Next purchases of mine will be a S&W 686 and a 629. I've found that the exploration of the gun world and the adventure of finding "the x factor" are just as enjoyable as shooting them. If you've read this far, thank you, I appreciate it. :cool2:

08-09-2012, 1:06 AM
nice shooting!

08-09-2012, 5:03 AM
Take some classes with that 1911, the right class can do wonders for you.

08-09-2012, 5:20 AM
Take some classes with that 1911, the right class can do wonders for you.

This. When I took my class at Frontsight I brought my 1911. It definitely helped me out and now I shoot better with them. Nice Sig.