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Old 03-03-2011, 10:52 AM   #11
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Great way to start your 1911 collection. There are no meds to prevent further attacks in the future. Ask me how I know.

Lots of choices for ammo, as has been posted. CA's suggestion about having someone show you how to field strip and re-assemble is excellent advice...

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VERY NICE HEATER and welcome to the 1911 family

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And the journey begins! Your first of many, and quite a nice start IMHO.

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Thanks guys! Uh, I have a couple of questions...

The manual says to field strip and clean it first. I'm guessing this is a good idea?
Run a jag down the bore and go shoot the snot out of it!

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How much should I spend on ammo? Should I only use the good stuff or can I buy some from wally mart?
Get 300-500 rounds of WWB 230 gr FMJ and shoot her up!

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What is the small hole in the trigger for? I didn't notice it at the store. Seems kind of out of place.
EDIT: I really set myself up for ridicule here. Go ahead; do your worst.

Yeah, I've got to go back there for ammo. I bought a box of Hornady Critical Defense bullets but I won't be using them unless it's critical.
EDIT: OH, the 9mm ammo. I got sidetracked on that. Maybe tomorrow.

Lucky for me the gun store is also a range. I got a membership there today as well.
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I fired "Kimberly" for the first time today. The guys at the range were very helpful and showed me how to field strip her. A little more complicated than I thought but I'll get the hang of it. I oiled her up and ran a patch through the barrel.

Pretty damn accurate even for me. I was getting about 3-4 inch groups at 7 yards and much the same at 10...



I only fired 100 rounds of .45 (I shot some 9mm also). Ammo is damn expensive at the range. Waiting for the next gun show. There were no FTF's(?) or FTE's which I am pretty happy about.

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Uh oh! Now you're gonna' be hooked.

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Yes, this could be a problem monetarily speaking. I ordered some Sarge grips yesterday and looking for extra mags. Where is the best place to buy extra mags?

I guess once you've started, there's no going back.

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Field strip it and clean and lube it before you shoot it. It won't need much of a cleaning.

My suggestion is to take it to the shop when you go back to buy ammunition and have someone there demonstrate the proper takedown & reassembly procedure. It's quite simple, but can seem daunting at first. If you learn how to do it properly, you will avoid the dreaded "Idiot Scratch".
OK, where the hell does the "dreaded idiot scratch" occur? I'm surprised I didn't get it yet.
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Yes, this could be a problem monetarily speaking. I ordered some Sarge grips yesterday and looking for extra mags. Where is the best place to buy extra mags?
Only one place:

Tripp Research Inc. 1911 Magazines You will NOT find a better mag!


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The best 1911 parts available.
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Tripp Research Inc. 1911 Magazines You will NOT find a better mag!


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I read that post earlier tonight, Cane. So I bought two soon after. Thanks.
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OK, where the hell does the "dreaded idiot scratch" occur? I'm surprised I didn't get it yet.
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