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Old 09-10-2011, 02:26 PM   #1
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Default My new 1911

Got tired of waitnfg for the Ruger SR1911. Got fed up going to web sites and seeing over and over again "out of stock". Taurus, Remington, Sig, Colt, Kimber, RIA and Springfield - out of stock or too expensive.

Called a LGS and they convinced to come over and see what they have IN Store. This was going to be my first 1911 and I started out figuring my price range was between 500.00 and 700.00. But something came over me during the drive over - I don't know maybe my sub-conscience was talking and it said "Look, you know what you want and you are going to have to pay for it - it will be worth it" After months of research, I was going to trust myself and was confident I'd make the right decision. The store I was headed towards was not my first "Go To" store - this one was a little further out of of my way and the wife was already wondering when the heck was I getting home for dinner. I did not say it over my cell phone, but knew she would just have to wait. (We had fried chicken later last night - a great way to end the day)

So I get to the store and there they are back against one wall were the Colts and Kimbers. Nope too expensive for me.

On another wall was a Springfield and a Smith & Wesson. The Springfield had an ambidextrous safety and a polished chrome finish. The SW 1911 TRS had the satin finish . So I finally made my choice and here it is...
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Old 09-10-2011, 02:49 PM   #2
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Sweet pistol bro, Congrats. Im going to guess you went over the $500-$700 limit.
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Welcome to the brotherhood.

You do realize that this is only the first 1911 you will own?

Now get 500 rounds of 230 gr ball ammo (WWB) and shoot the snot out of her!

This will give you the trigger time required to fully evaluate your new 1911 before you decide to make any changes. Plus, should you find any issues, the gun is unmolested and can be returned to S&W for warranty work.

Enjoy your journey into 1911 ownership and in the discovery of the best trigger in the handgun world!

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Gud choice-
Except for that stuff attached under the dust cover thats a sweet 1911
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Congratulations on the first of many.
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Looks good. My first and only 1911 atleast right now that is , is a Springfield Mil-Spec 1911A1. Yours reminds me somewhat of the Ruger SR1911. Can't wait to hear a range report .
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Good looking 1911 for your first........Smith & Wesson makes a fine pistol....Congrats
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Great choice. I have it's ancestor. An S&W 745. Just remember for best sustained performance don't use very much oil. 1 Drop on each side of the slide and 1 on the sear and trigger mechanism is plenty. Otherwise if you use to much lube you'll just end up with a muddy weapon and ejection or feed failures and excessive wear on the weapon.
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Sweet - watching Bama v Penn State right now but awesome choice (and I am a Springfield guy)!!
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very first 1911 is a S&W as well.
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