My wife did it again...

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Overkill0084, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    My wife, with input from the fine folks at the LGS has started to develop very good taste in 1911's. A couple years back she got me a SA Trophy match for Father's day. I've had many a lovely range session with it. Anyway, yesterday was our 15th aniversary. I'd previously asked her for suggestions as to what sort of anniversary gift she might like (She has recently taken a liking to my Ruger MK3.) She tells me, "oh don't worry about it, we just went to Hawaii." So I sent flowers. :eek:
    So what does she get me?
    A Dan Wesson CCO. Holy Crap! She sandbagged me!
    I'm happier than a pig in poo. I hope to get it to the range this afternoon after work. I'll try to come up with some sort of range report ASAP.
    Anyone got any suggestions for a good IWB holster? (RH, 1530-1600 position)
     

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  2. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Oh man, what a sweet gift and what a great wife. Congratulations on both. :cool:
     

  3. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    I don't remember seeing firearmes on the aniversary conversion chart. very nice!
     
  4. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Very nice!! You're a lucky man!
     
  5. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    "Jaw drops". You've got two trophies, a trophy 1911 and a trophy wife ;).
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Congrats! Sounds like you have a couple of "Keepers".
     
  7. neilage66

    neilage66 New Member

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    Sandbagged with style!

    Lucky duck.

    :D
     
  8. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    You're lucky, my girl only got me a Abu Garcia Revo Inshore for valentines. I get this women all kinds of stuff, but she won't get me a gun.
     
  9. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I think your wife is trying for certified sainthood. Make sure to notify the Pope of her unerring generosity and the true miracle of finding such a fantastic creature!
     
  10. EMTchad

    EMTchad New Member

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    hahaha what an awesome wife! Congratulations on your anniversary!
     
  11. Wambli

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    Good man and congrats for marrying a good one! I have one of those at home. When I showed her an article about the Walther PPS before it came out and told her I'd love to get one she called the local LGS and told them to put aside the first one that came in and just surprised me with it.

    Awesome 1911, you got TWO keepers now. :D
     
  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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  14. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    How are you Wambli? You have a good wife too. Subliminal messaging worked with my chic once when I got a nice fishing reel, I'm trying to make it work again and get a new sig 1911 or a new SA 1911.

    A good wife is hard too find, I don't expect cooking but one that buys guns for you is a find of a life time. Congratulations to both of you gentlemen on your wives, you truly have trophy wives.
     
  15. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I have both. My Xbreed Super Tuck was not securely holding my BHP (failed the up-side-down shake test) and to save $ I got it in cowhide. I need horsehide here in south Florida. It came with the standard metal clips which was ruining my carry belt. (belt cost more than holster!) This Xbreed cost me $69.75 + $8.95 shipping = $78.70

    I started to look for an alternitive. Goju suggested Tommy Theis holsters and the rest, as they say, is history.

    The Theis holster I ordered in horsehide with Kydex jclips was $65 including shipping! It is belt friendly and passes the up-side-down shake test!

    A Supertuck in horsehide and Kydex jclips is $94.75 + $8.95 shipping = $103.70

    The fit and finish of the Theis holster is far and above the Xbreed.
     
  16. Wambli

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    Doing well my friend. Keep working on your girl. If you got her to buy yo a good fishing reel seems like you are off to a good start. It took the first few years to get mine to get it but I explained to her that my first one asked a fatal question and it was all down hill from there. The question was "what do you need all those guns for?" This one learned the key to her survival swiftly... :D
     
  17. AznZOhAn

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    I've had girls like your first, and they are my exes. This just knows leave me and my guns alone and I won't look for a replacement. I got a feeling that she'll get me one soon, cause the yesterday I was talking about SAs and she was actually listening for the first time. I'm gonna point in the direction of the GI or Champion Operator. I make more than she does now, so she'll probably get the GI for me. If shoot with me and not drop my guns, I'll get her a sig 9mm
     
  18. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    First, Thanks everyone, for all the kind words.

    Cane,
    The Theis holsters look like a good product for the money. Forgive my ignorance: What is the advantage of horsehide over cowhide?

    I took it to the range yesterday and ran around a hundred or so rounds through it. The trigger is very nice. While it's looks like a 1911, it shoots like nothing I've dealt with before. Not in a bad way, just different. The recoil feel actually reminded me of my XD40SC, sharp but probably easier to handle than than the XDSC. It shot to point of aim with my reloads (230 gr Cast & plated w/ 4.6 gr of bullseye & 6.0 of Unique, respectively). I didn't test for accuracy, but when I did my job, the shot's were easily kept in the black of a 6" bull at 7 yds. The only issue of concern arose when I had a couple of double feeds. They both occurred with the same mag. I had one more occurrence with that one mag. It was starting to annoy me. I continued monkeying around with that one mag and it stopped having issues when I took extra pains to ensure that each round was set as far back as possible against the back wall of the magazine. From that point forward everything was flawless. Maybe it's just a bit fussier than the other one.
    The OEM mags provided are Check Mate brand. I'm not actually familiar with them. Good? Bad? Indifferent? They have welded floor plates. Is it possible to remove the follower & spring for cleaning without hosing the whole thing?
    Also, I was going to order some more mags for it. Since there is no extra room at the bottom of the mag well, will there be interference issues if I were to order magazines with the rubber base pad? The OEM mags are similar in price to any number of other premium brands. I was probably going to order Wilson Combat. They work great in the SA, I figured go with what worked so far.
     
  19. Glasshartt

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    Wait until she does what I did to Scubie and turns one into a "gun puzzle." :eek:
     
  20. canebrake

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    Horsehide is an extremely dense, non-porous leather. Down here in south Florida with the heat and humidity, cowhide soaks up the moisture and makes the closeness of the IWB carry uncomfortable. The horsehide resists moisture and doesn't become a sponge. The U.S. Navy SEAL TEAMS use horsehide rigs for extended salt water operations. Cowhide will not stand up this kind of use.

    I want to make sure you understand this only applies to the Kydex/leather hybrid type holsters. When leather is to encompass the gun and require blocking/boning to provide retention, cowhide is the choice, hands down.

    Check Mate's are a middle of the road magazine. Quality is better than most OEM supplied mags and we hear few complaints about them here on the FTF. IMHO, they make good range mags, but I wouldn't use them for carry.

    Overkill0084, do your self a favor and call Aaron (877)837-9445 at Tripp Research.

    Tripp Research Inc. 1911 Magazines

    Tell him canebrake sent you. Explain that you have a Dan Wesson CCO and are looking for the best 1911 magazine on the planet. Ask him about rubber and metal mag bases. Don't stop until all your questions are answered

    I will make you the same offer I have to many FTF members; buy one Gen II Cobra Mag for your 1911 and do an evaluation. If you don't agree that the Cobra Mag is twice the mag as the Wilson (or any other mag) I will buy it from you including the shipping to and from you!

    Yes, they are that good! And I bet you will be buying more Cobra Mags after this test!

    In the photo below you will see the Wilson Combat EMT p/n 500B (Black) .45 ACP, 8 RD. ETM Tactical Magazine, Price: $36.95 (p/n 500 stainless $34.95)
    sandwiched by two Tripp Research Cobra Mags p/n 8R-45-RG .45 ACP, 8 RD. Magazine, Price: $32.95 (photo shows mags with optional alloy base pad)

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    Notice not only the quality of the welds but the fit and finish of the final product.

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    Notice the fluid stampings of the Tripp mag on the left and right. The .45 case head sits square against the back wall of the Tripp mag, the Wilson is rounded and forces the round forward when it presents for stripping. AND, the Tripp mag feed lips are CNC finished.

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    This photo shows the slide stop interface. The Tripp mag on the bottom uses a hybrid follower with a metal interface where the Wilson on top uses a poly follower interface. The Wilson shows witness-marks where the slide stop engages the mag when empty. This mag is six month old and speaks volumes as to this critical area.

    As a retired engineer, this is how my mind works while looking at new products. When a company makes guns and mags that go into them, the mag becomes an area where they can cut production costs. When the company only makes mags, their entire R&D budget is used on mags. Think about that!

    If your 1911 mags have poly followers be sure to check them each time you load. Should this area wear out, your slide will not lock open when empty!