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Old 11-13-2012, 03:39 AM   #21
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Its black diamond. 6" barrel
You over compensating for something?haha
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You over compensating for something?haha
Or under compensating?
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I would love to have an original 1911 that actually saw combat in the trenches.
My Dad's M1911A1 Ithaca that went from Normandy 1944 to Dachau 1945;



Here, I'll up the ante.



The Ithaca on the left was used to eliminate the need of the German officer to keep his Luger P08. Said action occured somewhere in the Herken forest January 1945.

I retired Dad's Ithaca a few years back. We (the family) would go to a range on Thanksgiving Day for a shoot in memory of Dad.

When one of my sons asked, "Will continued shooting reduce the value of Grand Dad's gun?" it hit me like a ton of bricks!

This wasn't my gun, I was only responsible for it while in my stewardship and it will continue in it's progress of stewardship by being handed down to the grand kids!

My retirement of the Ithaca (and the Luger) is due to it's provenance.
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My current carry, my mistress.

SA milspec. I will customize some day. But that day is not today. Really, the only thing that I REALLY want to change is the grip safety. Maybe the sights. The grip safety is a bit course for someone who is not able to shoot enough to build a callous.

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Holy smokes how long is that barrel???? Great looking gun.....is that a Tennifer slide finish similar to Glock's? Looks composite/carbon fiber'ish......very cool gun! Love the rough stippling texture on the trigger guard and grip.
It's a 6" long slide.
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SS215, very nice looking pistol. and Cane is right, you need a compact 45 to go along with it!

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Just picked it up last week...she's a real cutie!
Already in LOVE with this special little 1911. I know some of the die hard 1911 loyalists out there will turn their noses up at a compact 1911 in 9mm but its really a fantastic gun. Anyone else own one? I carry a G26 as my daily CCW but looking forward to interchanging this from time to time....
Great looking pistol
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Let's say you decide to carry the Glock. You shoot it enough to become proficient with it and let the 1911 collect dust.
Now let's say your Glock BREAKS so you take it to the gunsmith. What do you do ? Well, you get out the 1911 and carry it.
So far, so good.
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now let's say you're accosted by some thug and you have to draw your Glock AND SHOOT. You (try to) pull the trigger on your Glock but nothing happens.
Why ?
Remember this - your Glock is in the shop and you now have your 1911. Why didn't anything happen ? YOU FORGOT TO TAKE THE SAFETY OFF !
What happens is that in a stressful situation, you default to your level of training and do what you trained for.
You didn't train with the 1911 so you didn't take the safety off. In that moment of indecision, you just GOT SHOT.

If you carry a Glock, have a backup Glock so you don't have to do anything differently.
If you carry a 1911, you have trained your subconscious mind to take the safety OFF. It happens without you thinking about it. BTW, have a spare 1911.

I have to agree with Canebrake - use the 1911.

Also look at some of the comparison combat targets where the shooter used several different types of guns. Inevitably, the 1911-type guns yielded better groups.

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VERY nice!
As a relatively new 1911 owner I am falling in love with them every time I see a new one. My next purchase will be a stainless Dan Wesson V-Bob with some sweet cherry coco grips. I do love my 5" stainless Sig GSR in .45 but I know once I lay my hands on a DW its a game changer
You know the saying you don't know what true love is till you have your first child.

Well in the gun universe,its the same thing with your first bobtail commander. Especially so with a vbob



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My Dad's M1911A1 Ithaca that went from Normandy 1944 to Dachau 1945;

Here, I'll up the ante.

The Ithaca on the left was used to eliminate the need of the German officer to keep his Luger P08. Said action occured somewhere in the Herken forest January 1945.

I retired Dad's Ithaca a few years back. We (the family) would go to a range on Thanksgiving Day for a shoot in memory of Dad.

When one of my sons asked, "Will continued shooting reduce the value of Grand Dad's gun?" it hit me like a ton of bricks!

This wasn't my gun, I was only responsible for it while in my stewardship and it will continue in it's progress of stewardship by being handed down to the grand kids!

My retirement of the Ithaca (and the Luger) is due to it's provenance.
Awesome story!!
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