Absolutely gratuitous 1911 Porn

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Wambli, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Wambli

    Wambli New Member

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    For no good reason at all. Just pulled a few out of the safe... Just like looking at them.
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  2. KennyFSU

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    Want to sell one? ;)

    Just kidding, great collection. I'm in the market for one as well.
     

  3. Dillinger

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    Is that a Grizzily LAR 1911 style model in .44 magnum?!?! :eek::eek:
     
  4. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Wambli,

    I hope you have plenty of good cleaning and lube products available!
    I just drooled all over them:D

    Nice pistols! Watch JD I think he has an eye on one of them!!!!

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  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Those are some sweet pistols indeed. :cool:
     
  6. Wambli

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    Yes sir it is ;)
     
  7. Wambli

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    Thanks gentlemen! Some of my favorite guns on earth. The Kimber 25th Anniversary was a gift from my wife a few years back. The Grizzly was a gun that I lusted after when I was a young broke dad that could not afford it. Years later I found this pristine one for a good price. I guess God decided I was a good boy long enough.

    The Wilson CQB and Kimber UltraCarry are my usual carry guns.
     
  8. diggsbakes

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    How does that Grizzly shoot? Reliable? Manageable Recoil? Capacity?

    Those are all beautiful works of art, but that LAR is very interesting, I'm curious as to what the life span will be. . . .
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Beautiful firearms. Congrats.
     
  10. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    What's the 44 handle like?

    Beautiful guns.
     
  11. Wambli

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    Thanks gentlemen!

    The LAR is buit like a bank vault. Slide and frame are seriously overengineered and it is as tight a fit as my Wilson Combat. In it's heyday it cost a fair chunk of change (MSRP was $933 and they did NOT discount these guns). LAR stopped making them because they just cost too much to make.

    This example is all original and I do shoot it from time to time. It has been 100% reliable with every form of factory ammo I have put through it from 180gr SP to 240 gr HPs. The gun is very accurate and I have no problems keeping all my shots in the vitals area of a deer at 50 yards though this is by no means a target gun.

    The recoil is manageable but that is subjective and I'm not recoil shy (I used to own a 4" 500 that most folks were too scared to shoot) though it takes a little time to get used to that massive slide coming back. The grip area as you would imagine is huge and it hold six rounds in the mag, +1 in the chamber for a 7 round capacity.

    It does not fit in holsters designed specificaly for a 1911 though I can carry it in any of the generic holsters built for large 5" barreled autos.
     
  12. diggsbakes

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    I guess it depends on when it was, but $933 doesn't seem like asking too much, especially if it is "over-engineered". That Wilson is also a prize. I did some fondling last night as well after reading your thread, it felt great! :)
     
  13. russ

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    Very nice collection Wambli. Like others have mentioned, that .44 is quite the conversation piece.
     
  14. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    Very nice.
    I'm drooling over that Grizzly .44:D
     
  15. kyleytxrialover

    kyleytxrialover New Member

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    see you made me break a commandment but i lusted:D:eek:
     
  16. NGIB

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    Picking these up this afternoon - a pair of Series 70 Colts...

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  17. JonM

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    i remember back in the early 90's a fond lusting for a grizzly 44. that is one sweet shooter.
     
  18. Wambli

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    Thanks! Glad My picture steered you into some gratifying fondling of your own :D

    It was in the early 90's and with two young kids, a stay at home mom and a big mortgage that was a boatload of money to me (I think a Colt was about $450 back then).

    Thet Grizzly is the darling of every range I take it to and quite the conversation piece. I'm always amazed how many people recognize it and tell me they've always wanted one.