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SilverTauron
08-14-2012, 8:08 PM
Im not such an offensive jerk that I cannot admit when I was wrong. I posted some, ahem, inflammatory words regarding the 1911 handgun in a recent thread.

I would like to officially concede that I was dead wrong, and am now eating crow with a side of humble pie and hot sauce. ;)

I walked into a gun store to buy practice ammo. I walked out with a used Taurus PT1911 for $425 , magazines and original box/manual/etc. Gun fired and ejected every round I fed it -including hollow points and 230 grain ball despite being bone dry.

That's right-I was so excited to buy the thing I took it straight to the range without even running my customary Hoppe's lube through it before shooting, since the bottle was all the way back home and , well, life's short. Yes it is a very unwise thing to do but the piece didn't mind.The weapon is now my concealed carry piece, and im saving up for more 1911 goodness in the future.

If you guys will excuse me, I must return to that half-eaten plate of bitter humble pie in the fridge.

Press Check
08-14-2012, 8:29 PM
Forgiven. :grouphug:

gumby
08-14-2012, 8:32 PM
Forgiven. :grouphug:

Yep. BTW, that LGS have any more $425 Ruger 1911's?

Capybara
08-14-2012, 8:32 PM
You just didn't know the magnificence that is the 1911 design. Now you do.

Loubot10
08-14-2012, 8:34 PM
Welcome to the party!

:party:

pheyos
08-14-2012, 8:35 PM
Skip the pie, head back to the range!

Kodemonkey
08-14-2012, 8:38 PM
Yeah, sorry to tell you that's not a real 1911

:hide:

j/k! have fun with it.

INFAMOUS762X39
08-14-2012, 8:43 PM
Yeah, sorry to tell you that's not a real 1911

:hide:

j/k! have fun with it.

Someone eventually had to say it.

Nonetheless, congrats.

SilverTauron
08-14-2012, 8:44 PM
Yeah, sorry to tell you that's not a real 1911

:hide:

j/k! have fun with it.

Haha, the .45 ACP holes in the target are real enough!

C.W.M.V.
08-14-2012, 8:46 PM
Congrats! Welcome to the fold!
Now memorize this:
http://www.frfrogspad.com/jmb.htm

Synergy
08-14-2012, 8:47 PM
Haha, the .45 ACP holes in the target are real enough!

Many guns can put .45 inch holes in paper. The 1911 is Chuck Norris of the .45 world!

Press Check
08-14-2012, 8:47 PM
:useless:

Synergy
08-14-2012, 8:49 PM
:useless:

If you insist!

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/Icemedic/DSC04373.jpg

Synergy
08-14-2012, 8:49 PM
:useless:

If you insist!

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/Icemedic/DSC04373.jpg

:rofl2:

Oceanbob
08-14-2012, 8:50 PM
No worries....

http://i43.tinypic.com/2nkuqfd.jpg

InGrAM
08-14-2012, 8:50 PM
Thank god, I read your posts on this forum quite a bit and you read like an intelligent man. Now to repent for your sin's you must defend the 1911 pistol in any thread that you see some ignorant, want to be gun nut, bashing it in. ;)

But seriously, is this a serious thread? If it is, where are the pictures!!!!!

.....Tangent: People who don't like 1911's even a little are complete idiots and I am not even going to add, IMO... No offense to any anti-1911 folks out there but to say a firearm that has been in hard use for over a 100 years is anything but great is just ignorant. Too many people that read too much garbage online and think they are "experts" in firearms with little to no experience.

Sorry, I hope I am not the only one that feels this way. It is just extremely annoying when someone that obviously has no idea what they are talking about seems to feel a need to spout off about what they know nothing about...

Oceanbob
08-14-2012, 8:52 PM
:useless:

Ok...ok..we get the hint....:D

http://i45.tinypic.com/zldgg1.jpg

monk
08-14-2012, 8:55 PM
More people need architect degrees. That way, they can build an effing bridge and get over it.

gatesbox
08-14-2012, 8:56 PM
I think there is some divine intervention going on. I'm glad you are a convert but it is even more miraculous that a Taurus didn't malfunction in some way....

Synergy
08-14-2012, 9:14 PM
Ok...ok..we get the hint....:D

http://i45.tinypic.com/zldgg1.jpg

I call you and raise you...

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/Icemedic/Forum%20Junk/9mm.jpg

SilverTauron
08-14-2012, 9:19 PM
:useless:

Demanding proof of my conversion are ye?

So be it.:D

http://i454.photobucket.com/albums/qq266/Silversmok3/IMG_20120807_133908.jpg

Lead Waster
08-14-2012, 9:41 PM
Well welcome to the club! Now the part you didn't know about ... The 1911 caste system. As a Taurus owner, you are now an "untouchable", not in a good way either. As an RIA owner, I welcome you to the caste. Ignore the insults of the upper echelon!

ChaneRZ
08-14-2012, 9:45 PM
Lots of people are getting 1911s. Congrats!

t0kie
08-14-2012, 9:46 PM
Welcome to the 1911 madness!

rtk
08-14-2012, 9:51 PM
Welcome to the 1911 club! I resisted the 1911 calling... for a while. But like you, I succumbed and now have 3 of those 1911s in the safe. Love the way it feels and functions... you couldn't get me to part with any of my 1911s.

dem0critus
08-14-2012, 9:55 PM
Congrats! Welcome to the fold!
Now memorize this:
http://www.frfrogspad.com/jmb.htm

This is awesome haha. Thanks for the link

General
08-14-2012, 10:04 PM
164557

slo5oh
08-14-2012, 10:07 PM
YES! Another 1911 owner. Now starts the question of weather you oil it or grease it.
Btw, that was a super score at that price.

XVIga_Rob
08-14-2012, 10:16 PM
Congrats on your 1911 purchase!!

Press Check
08-14-2012, 10:34 PM
Demanding proof of my conversion are ye?

So be it.:D


Sir, you have redeemed yourself. I bet you've been fondling and staring at the pistol all day, haven't you?

Press Check
08-14-2012, 10:36 PM
Ok...ok..we get the hint....:D

http://i45.tinypic.com/zldgg1.jpg

If you insist!

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/Icemedic/DSC04373.jpg


Couple of wise guys, are ya?

Synergy
08-14-2012, 10:46 PM
Couple of wise guys, are ya?

Funny thing is there is a flaw in my pic! ;)

redcliff
08-14-2012, 10:49 PM
Welcome to the JMB fan club Silver Tauron :)

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll137/ranjaz/firearms/1911jesus.jpg
http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll137/ranjaz/firearms/Zero1911_2-1.jpg

phdo
08-14-2012, 10:49 PM
9mm rounds?

Synergy
08-14-2012, 11:09 PM
9mm rounds?

Finally... Someone got it!

Press Check
08-14-2012, 11:12 PM
Finally... Someone got it!

Good grief, man. I'd have never figured that out, and trust me, I studied that damn picture until it became blurry. :o

1000stars
08-14-2012, 11:22 PM
Guaranteed it won' be your last 1911 !!

phdo
08-14-2012, 11:26 PM
Finally... Someone got it!

What do I win? The 1911?

drunktank
08-14-2012, 11:29 PM
Congrats. I wish I ever had decent luck with a reliable 1911!

TripleThreat
08-14-2012, 11:42 PM
I like 1911's, Glocks, CZ's, Sigs, Colt & SW Revolvers, Brownings HP's and the Brretta 92 to name a few. Not sure what that makes me? A troll, a fanboy, an idiot, again not sure but I'm happy on the inside.

orangeusa
08-14-2012, 11:54 PM
Gad, what a thread. This is like getting a $100 off coupon from those horrible furniture stores that I would never buy from anyways.

.

y3kspoo
08-15-2012, 12:55 AM
That price on that gun is a big WIN!...
... excuse my one line thread jack please. Looking for a 1911 cheap (isn't everyone), preferably in non-fire condition. Looking to learn new skills and learn a new platform. Thanks for everything Calguns.

=Bill

harleygsb
08-15-2012, 6:08 AM
If you insist!

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/Icemedic/DSC04373.jpg



Now THAT is a beautiful picture. How is the 18 year old Glenmorangie? I drink the 10 year old as my regular poison. More in my price range.

Harley

chris
08-15-2012, 6:36 AM
good to hear that you enjoyed your new pistol. i have a Kimber 1911 and enojoy it very much. have fun in the future shooting it.

Sunday
08-15-2012, 7:48 AM
Yeah beg for mercy. Learn the truth and it will set you free.:D:D:D

m98
08-15-2012, 9:16 AM
Thank god, I read your posts on this forum quite a bit and you read like an intelligent man. Now to repent for your sin's you must defend the 1911 pistol in any thread that you see some ignorant, want to be gun nut, bashing it in. ;)

But seriously, is this a serious thread? If it is, where are the pictures!!!!!

.....Tangent: People who don't like 1911's even a little are complete idiots and I am not even going to add, IMO... No offense to any anti-1911 folks out there but to say a firearm that has been in hard use for over a 100 years is anything but great is just ignorant. Too many people that read too much garbage online and think they are "experts" in firearms with little to no experience.

Sorry, I hope I am not the only one that feels this way. It is just extremely annoying when someone that obviously has no idea what they are talking about seems to feel a need to spout off about what they know nothing about...


^^^^well stated............ bcuz one can be a "Gun Expert" from reading false info off the nternez and watch falsified utube vids

JTROKS
08-15-2012, 10:07 AM
That's cool! But to be fully forgiven you must get a framed picture of J.M. Browning and Col. Cooper to be displayed on you man cave's walls. Hurry up with that cake too.



;):p

Mute
08-15-2012, 10:38 AM
Your sins are forgiven my son. Now go say ten hail Brownings and shoot a dozen x-rings at 25 yards.

RugerNo1
08-15-2012, 10:56 AM
Your sins are forgiven my son. Now go say ten hail Brownings and shoot a dozen x-rings at 25 yards.

That is sig material right there! :D

fullspeed1
08-15-2012, 11:14 AM
1911's are pretty damn sweet, I truly regret selling my Kimber Custom II. It was simple and ergonomic at the same time it shot wonderfully. I also am a firm believer in my Glock 19, and will never part ways with it. Love both platforms for what they are, and hope to get another 1911 someday:)

d4v0s
08-15-2012, 11:59 AM
Im not such an offensive jerk that I cannot admit when I was wrong. I posted some, ahem, inflammatory words regarding the 1911 handgun in a recent thread.

I would like to officially concede that I was dead wrong, and am now eating crow with a side of humble pie and hot sauce. ;)

I walked into a gun store to buy practice ammo. I walked out with a used Taurus PT1911 for $425 , magazines and original box/manual/etc. Gun fired and ejected every round I fed it -including hollow points and 230 grain ball despite being bone dry.

That's right-I was so excited to buy the thing I took it straight to the range without even running my customary Hoppe's lube through it before shooting, since the bottle was all the way back home and , well, life's short. Yes it is a very unwise thing to do but the piece didn't mind.The weapon is now my concealed carry piece, and im saving up for more 1911 goodness in the future.

If you guys will excuse me, I must return to that half-eaten plate of bitter humble pie in the fridge.


Much like porn from the 80s, the 1911 is perfect in every way, they keep reinventing the wheel with todays newest latest and greatest... It was better the old way!!!

Lifeon2whls
08-15-2012, 11:59 AM
I'm heading to EBR on Saturday to start my 10 day on a RIA 2011 Tactical. I've got a G17 now and can't wait to get out on the range with the .45!

Fadedline
08-15-2012, 12:21 PM
http://www.printedclothing.com/shack/contents/media/pc749%20cool%20beans.jpg

DArBad
08-15-2012, 1:00 PM
Welcome to the fold, Silver!

Buddhabelly
08-15-2012, 8:54 PM
Those cartridges look awfully like 9 rather than .45


If you insist!

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/Icemedic/DSC04373.jpg

ddindetroit
08-16-2012, 2:13 PM
OK now you will have to get your hands on a Springfield Custom Professional -- either in Slick or in Railed Form. You will be the 1911 man after that! It's that good!

DD

Sunday
08-16-2012, 7:01 PM
Many guns can put .45 inch holes in paper. The 1911 is Chuck Norris of the .45 world!
But the .45 holes are better when shot through a 1911!!!

FUBAR
08-16-2012, 8:48 PM
I like 1911's, Glocks, CZ's, Sigs, Colt & SW Revolvers, Brownings HP's and the Baretta 92 to name a few. Not sure what that makes me? A troll, a fanboy, an idiot, again not sure but I'm happy on the inside.

Try smart.

scottreedus
08-16-2012, 9:28 PM
Welcome. I shot my first 1911 3 weeks ago and have been thinking about it ever since. It was smooth accurate and it fit my hand great. To make a long story short I purchased a beautiful S&W 1911 dk from a Calgun member. 7 more days and I pick it up!!!! I hate the 10 day wait.

Fishslayer
08-16-2012, 10:13 PM
Learn it. Love it. Live it.

1 In the beginning was the 1911, and the 1911 was THE pistol, and it was good. And behold the Lord said, "Thou shalt not muck with my disciple John's design for it is good and it workith. For John made the 1911, and lo all of his weapons, from the designs which I, the Lord, gave him upon the mountain."

2 "And shouldst thou muck with it, and hang all manner of foul implements upon it, and profane its internal parts, thou shalt surely have malfunctions, and in the midst of battle thou shalt surely come to harm."

3 And as the ages passed men in their ignorance and arrogance didst forget the word of the Lord and began to profane the 1911. The tribe of the gamesman did place recoil spring guides and extended slide releases upon the 1911 and their metal smiths didst tighten the tolerances and alter parts to their liking, their clearness of mind being clouded by lust.

4 Their artisans did hang all manner of foul implements upon the 1911 and did so alter it that it became impractical to purchase. For lo, the artisans didst charge a great tax upon the purchasers of the 1911 so that the lowly field worker could not afford one. And the profaning of the internal parts didst render it unworkable when the dust of the land fell upon it, and these profaners didst try and fit more rounds of ammunition into the magazines than the holy number of seven, appointed for the .45.

5 And lo, they didst install adjustable sights, which are an abomination unto the Lord. For they doth break and lose their zero when thou dost need true aim. And those who have done so will be slain in great numbers by their enemies in the great battle. a

6 And it came to pass that the Lord didst see the abomination wrought by man and didst cause, as he had warned, fearful malfunctions to come upon the abominations and upon the artisans who thought they could do no wrong.

7 Seeing the malfunctions and the confusion of men, the lord of the underworld did see an opportunity to further ensnare man and didst bring forth pistols made of plastic, whose form was such that they looked and felt like a brick, yet the eyes of man being clouded, they were consumed by the plastic pistol and did buy vast quantities of them.

8 And being a deceitful spirit, the lord of the underworld did make these plastic pistols unamenable to the artisans of earth and they were unable to muck much with the design, and lo these pistols did appear to function.

9 And the evil one also brought forth pistols in which the trigger didst both cock and fire them and which require a "dingus" to make them appear safe.

10 But man being stupid did not understand these new pistols and didst proceed to shoot themselves with the plastic pistol and with the trigger cocking pistols for lo their manual of arms required great intelligence which man had long since forsaken. Yet man continue to gloat over these new pistols blaming evil forces for the negligent discharges which they themselves had committed.

11 And when man had been totally ensnared with the plastic pistol, the lord of the underworld didst cause a plague of the terrible Ka-Boom to descend upon man and the plastic pistols delivered their retribution upon men. And there was a great wailing and gnashing of teeth in the land.

12 Then seeing that the eyes of man were slowly being opened and that man was truly sorrowful for his sinful misdeeds, the Lord did send his messengers in the form of artisans who did hear and obey the teachings of the prophet and who didst restore the profaned 1911s to their proper configuration, and lo, to the amazement of men they didst begin to work as the prophet had intended.

13 And the men of the land didst drive out the charlatans and profaners from the land, and there was joy and peace in the land, except for the evil sprits which tried occasionally to prey on the men and women of the land and who were sent to the place of eternal damnation b by the followers of John.

Press Check
08-16-2012, 10:40 PM
That was far beyond hilarious! LMAO!

11HE9
08-16-2012, 10:50 PM
Welcome to the family Silver!!





to say a firearm that has been in hard use for over a 100 years is anything but great is just ignorant.

The 1911 in my avatar dates back to 1944. It was once used to defend our nation, now it defends my home.

I will never sell/surrender my 1911s

orangeusa
08-16-2012, 10:55 PM
Welcome, long time troll. I just expanded my ignore list.

1911Luvr
08-17-2012, 3:33 PM
It takes a big man to admit he was wrong, which explains why I'm only 3'2" tall! Lol

Loner
08-17-2012, 9:17 PM
Try to avoid getting the idiot scratch when you disassemble and reassemble the pistol.

CK_32
08-17-2012, 9:23 PM
Congrats!!

Great fun guns.. They just never meshed well with me tho. Shot high end low end all kinds luck to be able to say that (I have good friends ;)) but I can't get adecent group with one to save my life.. Still want one for my collection. Can be my redheads step child.. Well a hot red headed step child that's just not good at sports :D

fallenknight308
08-17-2012, 9:49 PM
Welcome to the club.
:D

JMP
08-18-2012, 3:47 PM
Honestly, I am not a 1911 fanboy--it's a totally unnecessary gun unless you want really good precision with a handgun. However, it's pathetic and unpatriotic to not have at least one 1911.

S470FM
08-18-2012, 3:57 PM
I'm not a big fan of the 1911, but I'll admit that I have a SA 1911. No other auto pistol feels as good in my hand as an all steel 1911.

capitol
08-18-2012, 9:39 PM
I do not forgive you! :ban:

bombadillo
08-18-2012, 9:46 PM
Best "outdated" guns in existence. There's a reason there is such a cult following. IMO, my favorite handguns to shoot period.

skosh69
08-18-2012, 10:37 PM
No worries brother...I used to bag on "tupperware guns" and thought that .45 ACP was the only way to go until I bought a S&W M&P Shield 9mm a few weeks back.

My .45 ACP 1911's will always be my favorite guns, but I've found a second love....plastic 9mm's, hehehehe!

I think the owner of this collection may or may not be the 1911's biggest fan....wish it was my collection!

http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l538/skosh1/1911familygettogether.jpg

Gress
08-18-2012, 10:42 PM
164557
Nice M2 Sir!