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Old 01-02-2009, 03:58 AM   #21
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There ya go.......

That a true 1911 right there. All other brands, while still good quality, are nothing but knock offs of the original.

Especially the fact that your pistol has combat time and history in WWII.

Don't ever lose it or sell it, and guard it with your life. That's history right there.

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There ya go.......

That a true 1911 right there. All other brands, while still good quality, are nothing but knock offs of the original.

Especially the fact that your pistol has combat time and history in WWII.

Don't ever lose it or sell it, and guard it with your life. That's history right there.
Thanks, and you bet this heirloom will never leave this family!
The boys are already discussing who will get this beauty. I do have an out, Dad capped a German officer in Cologne and I have his P08 too.

I told them, he who supplies the most range ammo gets his pick.
Just kidding, we make no light of this subject. If the ball bounced the opposit way I, and my two boys would never have existed.
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I've found my Colt 1911 to be very high quality and haven't had a single issue with it.

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First range trip, Colt quality all day;




Then I dressed her up for Christmas.



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....from what I've seen, most Colts have been brought up to date with numerous mods..............Kimber already has the mods + target grade inner workings........ I compare Colt with the U.S.M.C.----that is,many years of tradition unmarred by progress-----
For everyday use,I recommend "Kimber". For all 'round protection,you can't beat the U.S.M.C.------------------------------

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In the 10 or 12 thousand rounds that my Kimber Compact II was subjected to I only saw 2 failures and those were both at the hands of my inept wife.

With her limp wristing and poor stance, her first shot sent a shell straight back at her and down her shirt. This resulted in the action not fully coming out of battery and the next round wasn't able to load. The next shot she took was the only time in my life that I've actually seen a stove pipe. The shell was perfectly pinched between the slide and barrel.

At my hand, and the hand of those who knew a 1911, the pistol functioned flawlessly. It never had one failure to fire, feed or extract. This included well over a thousand rounds of hollow point ammo and several hundred rounds of unjacketed semi-wadcutters that my buddy's Glock wouldn't even feed.

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