Help me decide

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by ALSGUN, May 4, 2010.

  1. ALSGUN

    ALSGUN New Member

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    :confused: OK, When I first started shooting I had a 1911, don't remember exactly what, anyway I wanted another one so a few years ago I purchased a new SS colt, I still have not fired it, I am thinking of sending out for the proper adjustments, bushing, etc. Should I or should I just keep in the box for the grandkids, I also have an unfired 2 series sa army, which will definitely stay that way. Second question if I make a shooter out of this what exactly should be done to it...I await the answers from the experts. thanks guys:)
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    They put the improper bushing in it at the factory??

    Do you think the adjustments went bad sitting in the box?

    I think I'm getting a headache.
     

  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I have a problem with my second language, German. If I don't use it, I lose it. Enjoy what you have. It makes for a great story. "Yeah, Grandpa shot this........"
     
  4. ALSGUN

    ALSGUN New Member

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    DEAR SIR, You may be a moderator but that does not give you the right to ridicule a fellow member, I was trying to ask for some info on accurizing a pistol which would include tighter barrel bushings, new trigger or modification, possible slide mods or other work and just out and out tuning, if you are not familiar with this you should just say so rather than trying to be witty and hurting someones feelings, I may be new but I have a lot to offer and I have been around weapons for 50 years. I have not broken any rules and I have been polite and tried to be involved in a few discussions so far. Again just because you are a mod is no excuse for your behavior and if you can't behave yourself, you should step down...I do not mean to offend you but you sir have offended me. I have asked a legitimate question and expect a little respect especially from a mod.
     
  5. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Dear Sir,

    Anyone that needs to send a gun in for repair before they have shot it deserves to have their feelings hurt.

    You want my respect? Then ask questions that have some substance to them.

    I am witty because I have the experience to recognize a poser. Wisdom is often mistaken for sarcasm by those who have none.

    How do you know this NIB Colt has any issues until you send lead downrange.

    If I offended you, I see you have two options, Nut Up or go over to a paintball forum and impress those that will listen to you.

    [​IMG]

    Do us all a favor and spend the next month reading the knowledge on this site. It should provide you all the info you need to make 'possible slide mods or other work'.
     
  6. ALSGUN

    ALSGUN New Member

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    You obviously don't know what your talking about, I have about 50 weapons from flintlock on up, On my post I said I owned a 45 before and I am familiar with them, anyone that knows any thing knows you can purchase a gold cup ready for sport shooting, which will be very accurate, mine is not a gold cup but i want an accurate target pistol so i posted a legitimate question and it appears you are on a power trip. you are wrong and not mature enough to admit it. Being a mod means moderate not ridicule, I can take jokes just like anybody but you are not joking and your info is erroneous.
     
  7. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Dear Sir,

    I bow to you're superior knowledge.

    One thing though, what was the make of your first 1911?
     
  8. ALSGUN

    ALSGUN New Member

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    I don't claim to have superior knowledge that is why I ask questions but I am not ignorant and I am certainly not a poser, My current one is a colt ss model as I said my original one I do not remember exactly it was a viet nam bring back 1911a1 I think it was remington in olive green, it was given to me by an inlaw and later returned to him, which is the reason I wanted another one, I liked to fire it but it is just to big as a carry weapon and I purchased my new one about 3 or 4 years ago but it just got put in the safe. anyway thats why I asked these questions, I do not mean to come down hard on you but you were wrong with your comeback. I offer you my hand, lets start again.
    al
     
  9. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I am 63 years old and can tell you the serial number on my first gun I purchased.

    My M1911A1 is an Ithaca built in 1944 and carried from Normandy 1944 to Dachau 1945 by my father.

    My stainless steel Colt is a model O1070XSE 5" Government. Thats how I refer to my weapons and have a problem with someone telling me they have a 3 or 4 year old ss colt that they have never shot but want to fix. It's difficult to give suggestions to someone that has a ss colt with vapor issues.

    My idea of helping members does not require me to ask 10 questions of the OP to find out what they asked.

    You need to go back and read this post:

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f2/new-guy-south-25769/#post266129

    "All you need here is a thick skin and the ability to laugh at anything, including yourself!"

    My hand was never retracted, we don't need to start over, just ask questions with substance. I would be glad to share my knowledge of Stainless Steel Colts with you.

    I'm a retired engineer. That's why I get headaches when I need to do more than what's efficient, or erroneous. [​IMG]
     
  10. Mr. Bluesky

    Mr. Bluesky New Member

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    It would be a crime to let any gun, let alone a stainless Pony like yours, go unfired. And even more of a crime to muck with it before then. Take that beauty out to the range, get a couple thousand rounds down the barrel, and if you still feel that the gun is holding you back accuracy-wise, ask the question again. In the meantime, stick around, read, and offer your advice where you feel you can be useful.

    And if you're going to argue with someone, especially someone as knowledgeable and articulate as Cane, it would go better for you if you would use punctuation and capital letters. Just sayin'.
     
  11. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I don't think I could go a week without trying out a new gun. :eek:

    Put some lead down range and see how it performs before doing ANYTHING!

    I'm no expert, but a better trigger and more precision parts and sights helps improve accuracy greatly. What helps even more than that is TRIGGER TIME!! Shoot the thing or send it to me for evaluation. :D
     
  12. ALSGUN

    ALSGUN New Member

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    This banter has been very educational for me, I see you are a true Gun Nut. No offense intended. I have more important things in my life than to remember serial numbers on guns. My memory is not what it use to be anyway, as a matter-of-fact after I signed off last night I opened the safe and found a couple of pieces I had completely forgotten about.
    This morning I noticed that there were a couple of answers to my original post rubbing my nose in the fact that I have not fired my new guns, I took them the way they were intended, in fun. There was also a suggestion of sights and trigger, that is what I was looking for and greatly appreciated. I will go with those suggestions as well as going to the range, which I concede is a very good idea. That said, you really should do something about your headaches, I just read this and you Cane may enjoy it....

    An engineer was crossing a road one day, when a frog called out to him and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn into a beautiful princess."

    He bent over, picked up the frog, and put it in his pocket.

    The frog spoke up again and said, "If you kiss me, I'll turn back into a beautiful princess and stay with you for one week."

    The engineer took the frog out of his pocket, smiled at it and returned it to the pocket.

    The frog then cried out, "If you kiss me and turn me back into a princess, I'll stay with you for one week and do anything you want."

    Again, the engineer took the frog out, smiled at it and put it back into his pocket.

    Finally, the frog asked, "What is the matter? I've told you I'm a beautiful princess and that I'll stay with you for one week and do anything you want. Why won't you kiss me?"



    The engineer said, "Look, I'm an engineer. I don't have time for a girlfriend, but a talking frog, now that's cool."
     
  13. ALSGUN

    ALSGUN New Member

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    Thank you great suggestion and your right I need to get to the range
     
  14. NGIB

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    I rotate my handgun inventory quite often and I almost always have a gun or two that I haven't fired yet sitting in the safe. I used to get very excited about the new toys and head straight to the range but not so much lately...
     
  15. ALSGUN

    ALSGUN New Member

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    I am glad to hear, I'm not the only one, I actually have I think about 8 that I haven't done anything with yet. OK guys let me have it...:rolleyes::)
    For reason, I lost interest in the sport, but not the love of weapons, anyway I have decided to get back out there and enjoy shooting again.:)
     
  16. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    "I am 63 years old and can tell you the serial number on my first gun I purchased."

    I purchased my first gun in 1967 when serial numbers were not required. It didn't have one. [​IMG]
     
  17. ALSGUN

    ALSGUN New Member

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    I have a few like that as well:)The good old days;)
     
  18. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    ALSGUN, I think your skin is getting thicker. That's a good thing.

    I have that effect on people. [​IMG]
     
  19. ALSGUN

    ALSGUN New Member

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    I'm here to have fun, learn, share, help protect our rights of this great country we live in. learned a long time ago, never hold a grudge, move on, but always say your piece.
    so hope we be friends one old fart to another.
     
  20. DrumJunkie

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    Mot all the Colts I've seen made in the last few years were a lot more accurate than the GI models carried around back when. THe last one I bought was a SS Combat Commander that was very accurate out to about 40 yards. It would more than likely save you some money to take a little trigger time with the new weapon before spending money on parts you don't know yet if you need. Stick your pinky into the barrel (holding your free hand around the slide) and see how much wiggle it has. If you don't have a lot of play there then the fit is pretty good and that will be one part that you can not have to pay for just yet anyway.:)