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Old 02-18-2011, 04:38 AM   #21
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I call it the Mustang of hand guns.
There are a ton of mods and after market parts for it.
Everyone has a story or opinion about one.
It's powerful but not the most powerful.
It's classic and will forever be a legend.
Some people use it for the performance, some collect them.
I could go on.

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What is the big deal about 1911's? masterPsmith has them but I cannot stand them as they are too big for my hand. I used to think that it was the .45 caliber bullet but that cannot be because my Taurus is just fine, even though I do prefer the 9 mm.

Maybe masterPsmith just does not explain it in the right way or I don't understand it in the right way I don't know. Could someone give me a simple answer?
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Old 02-18-2011, 06:34 AM   #23
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Personally I like 1911s because it's just a satisfactory design. I understand the way it works and I approve of it. Like my '97 Winchester. A proceeds B therefore C. Simple yet elegant. No one's significantly improved on it yet, 100 yrs + down the road.

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Old 02-18-2011, 07:13 AM   #24
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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.
OH...Thanks for the sand-trap! I have large hands and even I do not like a Para double stack - they are of the devil.

Any single stack 1911 can be modified with a short trigger shoe, slim grips, extended magazine/slide release, etc, that can help you enjoy shooting a 1911. By the way, a boyfriend, husband, father, brother is usually the WORST instructor you can choose!!!
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I'm in the 1911 is the most natural pointing club. The one thing I tried with my tiny handed wife was to change the grips and bushings to a slimmer grip panel. She has no trouble with it now other than her strange fear that somehow the slide will come off and put her eye out. But she is a revolver and rifle person at hart when she shoots at all. She has a good bit of the Native American blood that seems to make her really like knives too. Says she likes to see what she hurting up close....she'
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OH...Thanks for the sand-trap! I have large hands and even I do not like a Para double stack - they are of the devil.

Any single stack 1911 can be modified with a short trigger shoe, slim grips, extended magazine/slide release, etc, that can help you enjoy shooting a 1911. By the way, a boyfriend, husband, father, brother is usually the WORST instructor you can choose!!!
True sometimes, but I have been a firearms instructor since the 1970s and still am today. We have also been shooting together for 20 years.

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True sometimes, but I have been a firearms instructor since the 1970s and still am today. We have also been shooting together for 20 years.

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Jim, 20 years and this is her first introduction to the 1911? A chubby stack .45??



Do you know what JMB's response was when they ask him why he designed a double stack P-35?

"They asked me to make it in 9mm."

(There may be some canebrake revisionist history in that recollection.)
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Oh no, not her first introduction to the 1911, she has shot my Para, but didn't like the grip frame. I'll have her shoot a single stack Sunday. She might like that as she loves shooting my Star BKM 9mm.

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Oh no, not her first introduction to the 1911, she has shot my Para, but didn't like the grip frame. I'll have her shoot a single stack Sunday. She might like that as she loves shooting my Star BKM 9mm.

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Of course we do not want to pressure Mema into a range report, but it would be interesting to get her slant of the 1911 style handgun.

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