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R-BOLT 07-13-2012 10:54 PM

Shoot it or Collect it ?
 
I am a SSA Ruger revolver guy, but received in a trade a NIB Colt 1911A Limited. What I understand 911 were made, they are Colt's replica of the WWII-Korea-Nam 1911's. Not much for sights on it and I have a convertable Blackhawk that I enjoy shooting .45acp that has great sights. The only thing is have never shot a true 1911 befor. What do you think - shoot it or collect it?

mountainman13 07-13-2012 10:56 PM

Collect.....

limbkiller 07-13-2012 11:14 PM

Shoot it. I hate safe queens. I have an unfired first run 1984 SS Colt coming soon and I have 500 rds set aside for it. I won't own a gun if I can't shoot it. Hell I can get a paper weight for free why spend money on one?

winds-of-change 07-13-2012 11:20 PM

I have never owned anything like that but I say shoot it and take very good care of it.

canebrake 07-14-2012 02:29 AM

Collect it.

This is my 100 Year Anniversary Tier III Colt's 1918. It will never be shot.

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...M/100y500a.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...rs/100y500.jpg

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DodgerBlue 07-14-2012 03:03 AM

Don't let the things you own, own you.

Bear304inc 07-14-2012 03:07 AM

Collect it, you have other guns to shoot
That one should stay in perfect condition. Besides maybe a treasure to pass along to your children or family.

Olympus 07-14-2012 03:14 AM

If you've never really shot a 1911 before, the odds are pretty good that you won't be able to tell any difference between that gun and $450 Rock Island GI 1911.

Keep it unfired and you'll have something truly rare and something that will be coveted by many in the years to come. If you want a shooter, save your money a little more and get something that's common and won't hurt to shoot the snot out of it.

JonM 07-14-2012 03:39 AM

i dont like to own guns that are too rare or expensive to shoot. if it was me i would shoot it or sell it then buy a colt new production 1911 series 70 and shoot the snot out of it.

roughneck266 07-14-2012 04:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olympus (Post 868994)
If you've never really shot a 1911 before, the odds are pretty good that you won't be able to tell any difference between that gun and $450 Rock Island GI 1911.

Keep it unfired and you'll have something truly rare and something that will be coveted by many in the years to come. If you want a shooter, save your money a little more and get something that's common and won't hurt to shoot the snot out of it.

This. Heck come on by my place I will gladly let you shoot some of mine. Once that one has been shot it can't be undone.


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