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Old 02-17-2011, 10:51 PM   #11
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Old people really like them, as do nostalgic youngsters.
There's a lot to be said for that "second childhood" thing. And as for being old, and forgetful, I get to meet new people every day!
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Old 02-17-2011, 11:25 PM   #12
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If the size of the 1911 in your hand is your major objection, see if you can try one that has "thin" grips on it. Many ladies say it makes a lot of difference in how big the gun feels.
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:41 AM   #13
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Try a 1911 with thin grips and short bushings like the Les Baer Thunder Ranch....many women find them very comfortable. Thin grips , bushings and screws are available thru Brownells.
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For me the 1911 is the most natural feeling and pointing pistol I've ever held. The trigger took me a little getting used to but not long. Since the second time I've shot a 1911 I can't imagine reaching for anything else.
Dont get my wrong, I enjoy shooting any firearm but the 1911 in 45 is hands down my go to gun. A thinner grip might help you if your hands are small but after a little time behind one I think you'll love it.

Tell him to let you play with his gun and little and see how it feels. Now that I think about it, I'm going to tell my wife the same thing.
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Well, I guess I can chime in. The reason she dosn't like the 1911 is because the only one she has shot is my double stack Para and the grip frame is too fat for her hand. I will have her shoot a single stack this Sunday and see if she likes it better.


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Well that explains it. You NEED to buy a single stack!

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A double stack??

That doesn't count as trigger time behind a 1911. Somebody get that lady a real 1911 to shoot and we will pick this discussion up after she experiences the true majesty that is John Moses Browning's masterpiece.

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FWIW, here is how I set up my wifes series 70 Colt 9mm Govt mdl.
She has the smallest hands I have ever seen on an adult. Shops
for gloves in the kids section. This gun fits her hands and she
shoots it well.


Thin grips
Flat mainspring housing
Short trigger
Mitchell right side mag release
Low pad safety (Brownell's 340-100-044)
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Champion adjustable rear sight to fit the Novak cut
Dawson .100 fiber optic front sight
11 lb recoil spring and a 17 lb mainspring
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Wish I would have kept all the 1911s I had through the years. Built dozens and dozens of them for competition back in the 70s and 80s for customers and competed with them clear up to the late 80s. They were also my favorite off duty gun and still carry one today (I do prefer to carry my P-14).We are going shooting Sunday with friends and my brother and I will put a single stack in her hands and see if she likes it. She will also have several of her handguns with us. I think Monday will be devoted just to cleaning guns..........................

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OK already. Had a gun lesson tonight and will be shooting many many guns on Sunday. We will continue this then as I am sure I will have other comments. I honestly forgot it was a Para Ordnance.

Had him drag all of my guns out too so I will be getting in a lot of range time on Sunday.
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