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Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 06-28-2013, 04:57 AM
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Posted By misterballistic
United Autoworkers Union. The fact is that...

United Autoworkers Union.

The fact is that union or non-union there are employees of any business who show passion and pride in their work and others that don't. I'm sure there are many where you...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 06-22-2013, 09:28 PM
Replies: 94
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Posted By misterballistic
A highly accurate and reliable 1911 like a Glock?...

A highly accurate and reliable 1911 like a Glock? How about buying a Glock? But then a Glock is like a plug-and-play appliance and not something exotic to pass on as an heirloom.

A tuned Wilson...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 05-21-2013, 03:11 AM
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Posted By misterballistic
Most 1911's these days are made with modern...

Most 1911's these days are made with modern manufacturing processes and pretty reliable. The biggest problem is often that any given 1911 may be finicky with some magazines.

- Use good mags. ...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 05-13-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By misterballistic
I believe an older thread of Canebrake's said...

I believe an older thread of Canebrake's said that he felt the knock against the Series 80's was way overblown.

I also read at another source (can't recall) that the bad rap the Series 80's have...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 03-15-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By misterballistic
At the top of the heap would be Hammerlis,...

At the top of the heap would be Hammerlis, Pardinis, and the better known S&W Model 41 which is a classic.

I own a Ruger Mark III myself which I really, really like but it can be finicky with some...
Firearms Forum: General Handgun Discussion 03-14-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,081
Posted By misterballistic
If the poster wants it refinished and get more...

If the poster wants it refinished and get more pride in ownership then I think he should do that. Really, as many people have said: gold, or even a low interest CD will get you better returns than...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 03-13-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 765
Posted By misterballistic
It's a 1911, classically styled, stainless, and a...

It's a 1911, classically styled, stainless, and a Colt...judgement: I like!
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 03-11-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,134
Posted By misterballistic
Absolutely...and the OP should be aware that not...

Absolutely...and the OP should be aware that not all 1911 .22lr conversion kits from one manufacturer are totally compatible with another brand of 1911.

There might be slight fitting issues and,...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 03-11-2013, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,134
Posted By misterballistic
It's always best to check with the manufacturer. ...

It's always best to check with the manufacturer.

Many .22 conversion kits use lighter materials -- for example slides are usually aluminum, or zinc alloy. That's because of the lower power factor...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 03-10-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 57,590
Posted By misterballistic
Sweet polish job on that GCT. Nice choice of...

Sweet polish job on that GCT. Nice choice of grips too.

I need nicer grips for my GCT. I've installed Wilson Combat controls for better ergos including oversized mag release, extended slide...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 03-08-2013, 11:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 403
Posted By misterballistic
I'm a layman but the two things, aside from...

I'm a layman but the two things, aside from polishing the feed ramp and throat, I check for are:

1. Magazines.

If it happens while using some mags and not others then it's probably the mag.
...
Firearms Forum: SIG Sauer Forum 03-06-2013, 01:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,414
Posted By misterballistic
Without delving into cliché supply and demand...

Without delving into cliché supply and demand explanations, the P226 is a proven design that enjoys a stellar reputation. It's used by military and police all over the world because it meets their...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 03-06-2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,906
Posted By misterballistic
That just wets my appetite to get a...

That just wets my appetite to get a Springfield...and that's coming from a Colt and STI fan boy!

*Sigh* it's true. 1911's are like potato chips. You can't stop at one.
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 03-05-2013, 11:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,057
Posted By misterballistic
STI sources Armscor/RIA components for their...

STI sources Armscor/RIA components for their economy line (but still excellent) guns like the Spartan V although final assembly and tuning is done by STI.

I doubt STI would use RIA even for...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 03-04-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By misterballistic
Wow! Now that's a case of the Clapp I wouldn't...

Wow! Now that's a case of the Clapp I wouldn't mind getting!
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 03-04-2013, 05:43 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 57,590
Posted By misterballistic
I like the sinister look of that Citadel.

I like the sinister look of that Citadel.
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 03-03-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 134,120
Posted By misterballistic
I dunno. Doing a DIY on a Colt factory finish...

I dunno. Doing a DIY on a Colt factory finish would be like throwing a big coat over Kate Upton...kinda sacrilegious and somewhat unnecessary! :eek:

But since Colt is bringing their 1911 more to...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 03-03-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,064
Posted By misterballistic
I have my personal preferences but I just like...

I have my personal preferences but I just like 1911's period.

I don't care if they are $300 or $3000 as long as they're not junk and with modern CNC'ing and computer aided design you can get a...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 03-03-2013, 01:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 134,120
Posted By misterballistic
I would'nt say NO to this rail version but I hope...

I would'nt say NO to this rail version but I hope they're going to be available in other finishes for the civilian market besides desert tan.
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 03-02-2013, 02:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By misterballistic
Thanks! As Canebrake says in his sticky...

Thanks!

As Canebrake says in his sticky (which I would highly recommend reading), the first 1911 is probably not going to be the last and only 1911!

That's why it''s best to buy the one that...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 03-02-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 969
Posted By misterballistic
If you always wanted a Colt then I would say get...

If you always wanted a Colt then I would say get a Colt.

As for which model is personal preference but a basic Series 70 or 80 (depending on whether you do/do not want the firing pin safety) is...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 03-01-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 612
Views: 57,590
Posted By misterballistic
My 100th Year Anniversary Colt O1911 ANVIII

My 100th Year Anniversary Colt O1911 ANVIII
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 02-27-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By misterballistic
I think with modern processes and higher...

I think with modern processes and higher reliability that the argument against a 9mm 1911 is becoming moot. Sentimentality and tradition aside.

I think problems with 9mm 1911's being...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 02-26-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,064
Posted By misterballistic
Yeah, STI makes such great guns at any price...

Yeah, STI makes such great guns at any price point. I own two including the Edge and the tolerances are so tight but it racks like the slide is on ball bearings! No rattling at all. The trigger is...
Firearms Forum: 1911 Forum 12-16-2012, 05:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,899
Posted By misterballistic
It's always puzzled me as to why STI's are not...

It's always puzzled me as to why STI's are not mentioned much in these forums. Are they that esoteric? :confused:

They make awesome pistols that seem to bridge that gap between mass-produced...
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