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Old 07-16-2009, 07:42 AM   #31
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I live in Bonney Lake, Wa. Just over I-90.

If you want to take a short drive, I can straighten you RIGHT up.

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wow kool you live relatively close i would enjoy doing something like that i've been living here for a year doing this job i got out of school and its my first time out of the parents house i wouldnt mind taking a drive. ill pm you later to make arrangements.
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:34 PM   #32
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My 1911 experience is limited to the two I've owned: a Colt 1991A1 and a Para Ordnance P14-45. Both good weapons, neither of them super expensive or customized. I've got no complaints, I've had zero issues with them.

My only problem with the Para was that the sights it came with were adjusted to hit the centre of a bullseye target when aimed at the base of the black area (I bought it new). This is fine if the pistol is going to be used to shoot matches at 25 meters, but it makes the gun hit high for my shooting style. It's a simple fix: either file the rear sight a bit or choose a new one. That's another good thing about 1911's: there are LOTS of different replacement parts available.
Called a 6:00 hold. Sight all my target guns that way. All my combat guns are sighted point of aim. Never had problems with my 1911s and would stake my life on them..

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Since your referring to my laws I though I would add a video link to illustrate the point. YouTube - Limp Wrist Test I do believe most of the polymer hand guns are more forgiving when it comes to limp wristing.
I do believe you're mistaken.

If you watch your video and the one below, you'll find that the metal guns in both videos, perform better than any of the polymer Glocks. The polymer XD did OK, but wouldn't lock back after the last round was fired:

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Old 04-01-2010, 05:01 AM   #34
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Cane!

I only paid $840.00 for my Kimber Pro 2!

Of course that was nearly 8 years ago, they probably go for 1k now...

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Old 04-01-2010, 05:18 AM   #35
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Sort of agree with Flint Rock in that "a 1911 is a gun to aspire to". I've never owned less that 2 of them and also own a Sig, XD, CZ, & Kahr. All of them are good guns but NONE of them come close to the performance of a well built 1911 in well trained hands.
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I have a Taurus 1911 and I made sure to feed it a steady diet of FMJs for about 200 round before I started on hollow points but it feeds them just as well as the FMJs. Taurus is lack-luster on their barrels for the 1911 but even out of their factory barrel it feeds pretty well if you break it in just like every other 1911.
I didnt know there was a reason to NOT own a 1911. Hell, Para has a double stack 1911s for those who want to target shoot or who like to shoot American gangsta style (putting as much lead down range as possible without any aim) and it seemed pretty decent from what I've seen in functionality.
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Fun fact I learned today:

The highest record for a handgun firing without a malfunction was set by sir J. M. Browning himself in one of the earlier 1911's that he designed, the count was 6000 rounds (I think) without a single malfunction, Berettta is second with the M92 averaging one malfunction every 2000 or so rounds.
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Fun fact I learned today:

The highest record for a handgun firing without a malfunction was set by sir J. M. Browning himself in one of the earlier 1911's that he designed, the count was 6000 rounds (I think) without a single malfunction, Berettta is second with the M92 averaging one malfunction every 2000 or so rounds.
My quesiton is, was their any cleaning of the guns involved in either of the times they were being counted?
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That I am not sure of, but my guess would be no. I know that before the military adopted the Beretta M9 that there had to be no more than 1 malfunction per 1000 rounds.
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Somewhere on this site is a link to a video of a torture test done on a box stock Para PXT 1911 by Todd Jarrett. Here's the external link:

Para USA, High-Quality Handguns: 1911 SSP
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