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Old 02-20-2013, 08:57 PM   #11
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You know the only thing better than finding a 1911 that shoots good and seems to be reliable? A 1911 that your 12 year old son shoots as good as you. nothing like standing behind your son as he pulls the trigger on his first 45, hits the 10 ring and turns around and looks at you and says "do you have more ammo?". Then he turns back around and proseeds to shoot the next seven rounds into the right and ten rings. looks like I'm going to have to buy more ammo to keep this kid (and me) happy.

Nothing like your son and you having the same interests. I don't know if you all can tell or not, but I am very happy right now.

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saw the Metro line of 1911's this week for the first time. was wondering if they were any good. seems like they are worth trying out. never had a commander size 1911. most of mine are full size except for the compact one i bought. they do look very nice though.

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Old 03-01-2013, 01:43 PM   #13
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You will not be upset with the purchase.

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I miss mine....

Had to trade towards another gun

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I'm not a flashy guy so I went with blued.

I am not sure how I feel about the short short short guide rod. Seems like it's doing fine so far. If I decided to put a longer guide rod in, how would I go about that? Is it even possible to do that?
You DO NOT need a FLGR! Buy more ammo with the saved $.
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You DO NOT need a FLGR! Buy more ammo with the saved $.
Thats my new philosophy with 1911's....if it doesnt come with one stock then I AINT touching it!
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I'm in the no need for a guide rod change. Honestly you will see very little or no difference. I mean, where does that spring have to go that the FLGR will help it?

I have them with both and the one major difference I see in the full length rod is they are harder to break down...That's the simple truth.

Many people get a decent 1911 and the first thing they do is go about changing it. Really other than maybe a cool set of grips (those will change accuracy as much as that new rod). I can see no reason to do much of anything if in fact the pistol is good to start with. Spend the money on ammo.

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I'm in the no need for a guide rod change. Honestly you will see very little or no difference. I mean, where does that spring have to go that the FLGR will help it?

I have them with both and the one major difference I see in the full length rod is they are harder to break down...That's the simple truth.

Many people get a decent 1911 and the first thing they do is go about changing it. Really other than maybe a cool set of grips (those will change accuracy as much as that new rod). I can see no reason to do much of anything if in fact the pistol is good to start with. Spend the money on ammo.
actually a new set of grips could make it more accurate! give you a better grip and aid in handling it while shooting.

i only change things for a few reasons. if it's broke or worn out and needs replaced. to personalize it to fit me or my needs. or to make it look nicer.
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Congrats I used to have that same 1911 but sold it due to some hard times. I loved though out of the box I did have some extraction issues and feeding issues had to get a new higher pound recoil spring and have my gun smith tweak the extractor all in all it was a great shooter and great 1911 for the money however my sights are set on the new ruger 1911 commander hope you like your new 1911!

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actually a new set of grips could make it more accurate! give you a better grip and aid in handling it while shooting.

i only change things for a few reasons. if it's broke or worn out and needs replaced. to personalize it to fit me or my needs. or to make it look nicer.
You got a point. Most new ones come with some form of checkered grip. I tend to remove these as I like the look of good wood without the checkering. My grip is fine, I guess if I was changing my oil and a bad guy come to get me I'd be boned though

Truth be told though a grip change can help ones shooting. So they do have more use than a full length rod..heh
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