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Old September 17th, 2012, 08:11 AM
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The model 1911 is a Pistol with a very long History

and is copied by many manufactures throughout the world

Designed by John Browning, the M1911 is the best-known of his designs to use the short recoil principle in its basic design. The pistol was widely copied, and this operating system rose to become the preeminent type of the 20th century and of nearly all modern centerfire pistols.
Compact variants are popular civilian concealed carry weapons, because of the design's inherent slim width and the power of the .45 ACP cartridge.

The main thing I dislike is the M1911 is a single-action, semi-automatic.

It was widely used in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. The M1911 is still carried by some U.S. forces. Its formal designation as of 1940 was Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911 for the original Model of 1911 or Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911A1 for the M1911A1, adopted in 1924. The designation changed to Pistol, Caliber .45, Automatic, M1911A1 in the Vietnam era. In total, the United States procured around 2.7 million M1911 and M1911A1 pistols in military contracts during its service life. The M1911 was replaced by the M9 (Beretta, 9mm) pistol as the standard U.S. sidearm in the early 1990s, but due to its popularity among users, it has not been completely phased out. Modern M1911 variants are still in use by some units within the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps.

And in this Thread we will discuss the many Variants.


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I know Blue has a couple anyone else out there have a 1911 or variant ???


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some manufactures have made astounding improvements to the design, in both function and accuracy

two of my favorites is the Kimber and Wilson Combat

I due to other reasons stick with the Colt Model

my personal carry is a Colt Officers Model in bright/satin stainless



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Here is a "Mil-Spec"(Military Specification) 1911 Field Stripped, I believe this is a Springfield Armory(S.A.) 1911:



The Recoil Spring Plug and the Guide Rod is what I switched out on mine for those that want to know, I went from a Full Length Guide Rod to a "G.I." Style Guide Rod and Recoil Plug:

Wilson Combat Blued G.I. Guide Rod @ MidwayUSA

Blued Recoil Spring Plug @ MidwayUSA

A Barrel Bushing change is planned, as well as buying a spare barrel, even trying to look for a slide and parts for as cheap as I can get them.

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That was internals changed, what I've done to external is add on some Colt Rubber Grips:

Colt Rubber Grips

and Pearce Finger Groove grip panel, it installs underneath any grips on the gun, make's it easier to hole onto, dad likes them as his grip and such has really started getting worse with age and health, and the Rubber Grips are non slip, no matter if the hands are sweaty, unlike the POS Plastic grips that comes stock with some 1911's(Taurus is one).
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during WWII my Dad hated his 1911 and took up a German Luger instead
his comment was that he could'nt hit the broad side of a barn with it.
I belive the WWII 1911's were shot out WWI leftovers

he came home unscathed and brought back a Walther P-38, which I now have

I have used the 1911 in combat and found it very reliable and accurate


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I found the Taurus we have accurate, haven't shot a WWI or II era pistol, I will tell you that smoothing the trigger up gives new life to the pistol, I shot this Taurus and my uncle's Springfield, I like the trigger pull of the Taurus over the Springfield.
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is the Taurus single or double action ?


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Just like your series 80 colt. Single Action.
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I changed to black Pachmayr wrap around grips


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