Average age of 1911 owners?
That's easy.......Forty Five !
(Really. Born in 62')
Colt Combat Target Stainless (made in 1997 only)
Colt Lightweight Officers Model (Parkerized)
Strayer-Voight Infinity Widebody (Won in Raffle!)
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.................................................. .....Frank Zappa
45 years old and holding. I guess I was 12 the first time I wrapped my hand around a 1911 (Colt 1911 U.S. Army which I still have). My dad took me shooting in the woods, our targets were cans that we put over the ends of limbs. Recoil was bad and the noise was painful (who knew about ear protection?) I remember that day well. It's funny the details we sometimes remember.
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I'm 53 years young. Got my Kimber Custom II in October 2006. Just put some sweet Ahrends cocobolo smooth grips on the blued 45. This was my first 1911. I started with a SIG P220 in 45 cal in 1988. Made in West Germany. Got me a Glock 30 in mid 90s and finally bought into Colonel Cooper's teachings. 1911s and 45 ACP rock. CC in a Wild Bill's Speed Scabbard.
About 189 years old when I wake up and still averages out at 65+ during even at the best of times. Sheesh mummy, where did it all go !! Guess you can't beat nature .... or JB's designs. I've owned / shot / and still have 1911's after 45 years. Guess what, my only other pistol nowadays is a (John) Browning Hi Power that's a really beat up old piece like me. We still work reliably when called upon though
Plastic is good too of course ... heck it must be 'cos you can't use anything made from real gun materials in a microwave