New 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by undumb, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. undumb

    undumb New Member

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    My wife surprised me Christmas Eve with a Springfield 1911 mil-spec. It's been sitting in the safe until today. I've been reading a lot about them and have heard a lot of horror stories about breaking in a new gun... It performed flawlessly! It shot better than my sig. I now know what all the fuss is about with the 1911. My new favorite gun.
     
  2. stoppingpower

    stoppingpower New Member

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    Lucky man you are! I'm sorry you had to wait this long to shoot it
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    Congratulations on the new 1911.

    I believe a lot of that break in is manufacturer CYA, so they can duck warranty issues. I have yet to have any problems with a new firearm functioning properly.
     
  4. undumb

    undumb New Member

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    My wife also shocked me yesterday and let me buy a Mosin Nagant 91/30, the previous owner had the bolt handle turned down and fitted it with a scope. I don't have much experience shooting rifles, but after we got it sighted in, I was shooting a 4" group 75 yards. This rifle is a blast to shoot and I highly recommend it to everyone.
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Welcome to the 1911 club. Be careful. There is a disease called 1911itis, that if goes unchecked, tends to crowd the other handgun platforms out of your life.
     
  6. jrags

    jrags New Member

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    Posts one pics of your 1911! How do you like that stock model? That's the one that's meant as a great foundation to build a nice competition shooter from, right? How was the price?
     
  7. jrags

    jrags New Member

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    Actually I was thinking of the Springfield Range Officer.
     
  8. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Enjoy shooting the finest fighting-pistol platform in the world!

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  9. undumb

    undumb New Member

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    Here are the pics
     

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  10. jrags

    jrags New Member

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    That is a beautiful pistol. Thanks for the gun p0rn.
     
  11. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Congratulations! I have the Range Officer and love it.
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  12. jrags

    jrags New Member

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    What is the "1 of 500" on the slide? Is your gun a limited edition? Is it really the #1 gun? I didn't know the RO was limited.
     
  13. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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  14. Birddogyz

    Birddogyz Member Lifetime Supporter

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    From what I understand, the first 500 were all numbered 1 0f 500. The only difference is it has extra engraving on it, nothing more.