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Old 06-18-2013, 03:18 PM   #11
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Congratulations on a fine looking 1911. As was already said, this is just the first... There will be more.
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Old 06-30-2013, 04:56 AM   #12
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Was finally able to get to the range today. The gun just felt right. I don't think I've ever shot a semi this accurately. I'm no crack shot with a pistol, but I was able to put the shots right where I wanted, or close to it. I've got a set of grips on order, but a different grip safety is next on the list, it did dig in a bit, didn't leave any marks, but I could feel it. Recoil was actually less than I expected. I used to have a ruger sr9c, and that was snappier and harder to control compared to my 1911. But it was love at first shot. I'm hooked now.
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:43 PM   #13
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Looks like you're hooked already.

Shoot often, be safe and have fun.
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Old 06-30-2013, 03:06 PM   #14
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Was finally able to get to the range today. The gun just felt right. I don't think I've ever shot a semi this accurately. I'm no crack shot with a pistol, but I was able to put the shots right where I wanted, or close to it. I've got a set of grips on order, but a different grip safety is next on the list, it did dig in a bit, didn't leave any marks, but I could feel it. Recoil was actually less than I expected. I used to have a ruger sr9c, and that was snappier and harder to control compared to my 1911. But it was love at first shot. I'm hooked now.
There is a big difference shooting a 23 oz gun and a 39 oz gun. Try shooting a 25 oz aluminum frame officers model 1911 of a 20 oz Glock 36. The recoil on a full size steel 1911 is mild and the single action trigger makes them a joy to shoot but not to carry. Yes I now some do carry them. I know one guy that carries a Mac 10.
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Old 06-30-2013, 05:23 PM   #15
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I usually carry a Sig Stainless Carry 1911 (commander size) weighs in a 35.4 oz before adding rounds. No problems and no strain.

It all comes down to the correct type rig for the pistol. The biggest problem I find most folks make is they skimp on the belt. A good gun belt is at least as important as the right holster.

Personally, I use a whole grain double layer leather belt from Ariat (the boot people) and an ISWB King Tuk from Galco. I carry all day, everyday concealed (except at work where it is open carry in a LGS). This is comfortable because the high quality belt and holster support it all properly without a drag to one side.

When I don't have the Sig at my side I have a STI 1911 Spartan 5.0 in the same rig.

The moral to my story: pick your carry rig carefully and you can pack anything comfortably. JMHO based on my experience. YMMV
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Para Ord makes a nice gun. You don't see a lot of them used and to me that says a lot. I own two Para pistols and want a few more

Welcome to the wonderful world of 1911 addiction.
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:50 PM   #17
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Yeah I'm hooked. I'm looking at holsters now. I'm a bigger guy so carrying it shouldn't be too hard for me. Its much lighter than my revolver I have, just a much smaller profile overall too. I don't carry that often, but I want to start carrying more often.
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Came home from vacation today and my new grips from Ruger came in. They fit nice and are a nice upgrade from the plastic. They add a little girth to the grip, which isn't a bad thing.

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Came home from vacation today and my new grips from Ruger came in. They fit nice and are a nice upgrade from the plastic. They add a little girth to the grip, which isn't a bad thing.
Very nice.
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It looks like you picked up a nice 1911 there. I've had two 1911's and I'm looking to get another one to add to my collection.
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