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post #1 of 16 Old 10-05-2014, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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I hate gun shows ....

... I end up spending too much money. Wifey and I went to the Eagle Arms gun show in Oaks today, looking for a nice 12 gauge trap gun for her and I ended up with this abomination (thanks babe) .... (my first venture into both a 1911 and 45 auto) Never did get a trap gun, but we picked up some tasty jerky.

Allow me to introduce my (new to me) Ruger SR1911 Custom, with Crimson Trace front activated grip & ported slide. She has had trigger work and an extended slide lock put on as well.



























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RANGE REPORT

Well I took this fine firearm to the range today, if/when I can get my hands perfectly steady it's, as Marisa Tomei said in 'My Cousin Vinny', "dead on balls accurate".

My first few shots from the gun using American Eagle FMJ rounds.



Second set using Remington Golden Saber +P JHP rounds.



Third I used a few semi wad cutter reloads a friend (yes I have one or two) gave me and some more of the American Eagle FMJ rounds.



Wifey, as she has done with nearly every gun she has ever picked up was tearing the center out of the target too. It's a nice, decent looking and great firing gun.

On all three of the above targets I used the Crimson Trace laser, really something to be said about a properly zeroed in laser. For a few of the shots I had the gun slightly lower than my line of sight using only the laser and I hit where I was aiming.

..... and off we go.

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Nice gun. Nice shooting.


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Wow, that thing is nice.

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I've been very happy with my standard SR1911. Good looking gun, enjoy.

I think this thing is finally coming together. Still Needed: drive shafts, frame mount rails...then done son! For a while...
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That's a beauty! Very nice!
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It's hard to beat a 1911 in feel and accuracy.

I have a jeep and it goes over shit.
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If buying an H&K is hard, then yes.
Dollar for dollar? I don't know. I don't have a $1600 1911.
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Nothing like the single action of a two stage 1911 trigger. Congrats
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post #10 of 16 Old 01-14-2015, 08:52 AM
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Nice looking SR1911. I have two of them, and found a third one I want - the Nightwatch model

Speaking of Gun Shows, Puyallup WA has one this weekend at the Fairgrounds.
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That thing looks awesome.

If you think that's a gunshow problem, you should see the ones up here where used and beat to hell stuff goes for MSRP or more. Went to one last weekend and the only deal I found was on snapcaps and a plano case.

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That thing looks awesome.

If you think that's a gunshow problem, you should see the ones up here where used and beat to hell stuff goes for MSRP or more. Went to one last weekend and the only deal I found was on snapcaps and a plano case.
The guns shows here in the Philly, PA area are the same, mostly overpriced. Even the jerky is too much, but every now and then something catches your eye and you just have to have it, even if overpriced, like this fine 1911.

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I've gotten the 1911 bug (again) and am considering a Dan Wesson Valor...but damn, it's a lot of coin.

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I hate gun shows ....

Yeah I hate gun shows as well due to the price on what i like/collect. My dad and I like the Winchester lever actions. If you can find them at shows anymore they are a hefty price. Especially if they are not the bone stock model.

It is fun to go to and search for the older collectible items. You learn a hell of a lot listening and talking with those guys.

As for 1911's. I have a WWI Colt, WWII Remington Rand and my wife bought for our second anniversary a STI Lawman.

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Shit, now I want to go buy another 1911

Nice pistol and sweet shooting.

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DWs are well worth the $$$ you spend.
My buddy just bought a Springfield TRP that is every bit as nice for less money though.
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