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Old 02-03-2012, 7:58 AM
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Yesterday I bought a Sig 1911 Nitron. It's absolutely beautiful, work of art :-)

Fortunately when you buy stuff at On Target you get to shoot it as much as you want during the 10 days. I put 50 rounds of Fiocchi 230 gn FMJ and they all went through. Today I'll go back for more.

I assume that accuracy is good, even though my shooting didn't reflect that. I shot a nice group, all to the left of where I was aiming. There could be three reasons for that:

1. I'm not a good shooter (the most likely explanation).
2. Being used to shooting revolvers in SA, maybe I just need to get used to this trigger (another likely explanation).
3. The sights are off (the most unlikely explanation, but not impossible).

I made sure I wasn't anticipating the shot and compensating for it; the shot did surprise me every time and yet, I was off. With my revolver in SA I'm all dead center (but the recoil is maybe less than half, so I'm definitely not anticipating/fearing the shot).

Well, I bought it to shoot it, so I'll keep shooting until I figure it out. Now I need a new set of Lee dies :-)
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Congrats! I love mine. The Novak sights are pretty tricky, when I first got it, I was shooting it like a standard p226, or 12 o'clock hold. It's actually pretty dead on, where ever the tip is, that's where you are gonna hit.

I shoot a little high and to the right with my 1911 sometimes, and that's the flinch. Luckily the gun is heavy, so the recoil is controllable and the blast of a .45 is not as loud compare to .40. Enjoy! I can't wait to take mine out again to shoot.
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congrats! fine pistol you got there!!
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nice thats pretty awesome when you buy a gun you shoot for free for 10days wish most range/gunstore combos would do that!
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Old 02-03-2012, 11:24 AM
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It's free if you're a member, otherwise you pay whatever they charge for a lane.


The lack of accuracy was bugging me, so during lunch break I went to the range and put another 32 rounds through it. I watched the trigger, the anticipation, and after a few rounds they all went in the center at 7 yards. Yes!!! Now I'm happy.
It throws the brass in a predictable manner and I was able to recover easily over 90%.
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The lack of accuracy was bugging me, so during lunch break I went to the range and put another 32 rounds through it. I watched the trigger, the anticipation, and after a few rounds they all went in the center at 7 yards. Yes!!! Now I'm happy.
It throws the brass in a predictable manner and I was able to recover easily over 90%.
lol my 1911 throws brass 10 feets away and it hurts like heck when you get hit by it.

You will get better with accuracy, all it is really the flinch. Precision is different, that when you have to worry about breathing, trigger pull and grip more. It's also very important to stay relax, when you get fatigue and stress, it's hard not to concentrate.
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Congrats OP!

And yes, +1xxxxx on getting a set of dies (although they should be Dillon dies )


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lol my 1911 throws brass 10 feets away and it hurts like heck when you get hit by it.


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lol hey, i was the one shooting the gun, not getting hit by brass
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I think I start displaying the signs of an obsessive loader. I fire a shot, it goes dead center, then I hear the brass hitting concrete. When I hear that it means it went in front of the line and it's gone for good. Instead of rejoicing the good shot, mentally I say "#$%!, another one lost!".
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I think I start displaying the signs of an obsessive loader. I fire a shot, it goes dead center, then I hear the brass hitting concrete. When I hear that it means it went in front of the line and it's gone for good. Instead of rejoicing the good shot, mentally I say "#$%!, another one lost!".
LOL, close... Pretty soon you'll make it up to the range to test a few loads then spend the next hour picking up brass. Pretty soon you'll have so much brass you won't what to do. You'll start to trade it and sell it back @ GS, or maybe start reloading calibers for guns you don't even know yet...

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^^^ I am heading towards that direction
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You'll [...] start reloading calibers for guns you don't even know yet...
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This IS funny. LOL!
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^^^ I am heading towards that direction
I know. You've "grown up" so much Panda, with your 1911, and your scatter gun, and your range bag, and now reloading.



But enough thread-jacking... OP, Congrats on your 1911. (Post a picture of your baby already )
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Congrats on your 1911 purchase.

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+1 LOL!!!

Get in on the Xtreme group buy so you have something to stick into that excess brass!!!

[QUOTE=Ubermcoupe;7970469]LOL, close... Pretty soon you'll make it up to the range to test a few loads then spend the next hour picking up brass. Pretty soon you'll have so much brass you won't what to do. You'll start to trade it and sell it back @ GS, or maybe start reloading calibers for guns you don't even know yet...
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Congrats! I love Sig. Happy shooting.
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Congrats I can't wait to a get a 1911
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