new member of the 1911 club

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by jeffkaiser1989, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. jeffkaiser1989

    jeffkaiser1989 New Member

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    went and picked up a para expert 1911 in .45 today havnt shot it yet so hoping it proves strong paid 685 with tax

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  2. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    good looking 1911 Jeff!:D

    now take her out, shoot the snot out of her and then clean her up and then repeat again!:p

    congrats on your first one!:D
     
  3. Mouser

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    Beware...interaction with a 1911 followed by and oil rubdown and vigorous brushing...followed by incubating in a gun safe tends to make them multiply!:D
     
  4. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    QFT!!!!! i have seen it happen, and more than once!:p
     
  5. jeffkaiser1989

    jeffkaiser1989 New Member

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    I cant wait to get to the range tomorrow once i shoot it ill know if i can trust it. Eiather way a dream was realized today and im happy just to own one. Now to get some custom parts new grips, a new holster, and a full length guide rod to name a few. anybody know of a good place for parts?
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    new grips i can relate to. personal touch that makes it more suited to the tastes of the owner. personalization. nothing wrong with that. new holster, that is something that would be a good idea too. but it may not be the last one you buy.

    now the FLGR, if she works as she should in factory configuration, then leave her be. lot of debate on the FLGR and IMO, in the past i didn't see any improvements that justified using one or buying it in the first place. on some pistols and custom builds they may have a place and reason for justifying their use, but IMO on most stock 1911's, i just can't see any advantage. now this strictly my point of view and opinion and not to be taken as gospel on the subject of FLGR's. just something to consider.
     
  7. jeffkaiser1989

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    thanks Axxe ill take that into consideration. the holster i have lined up with a leather worker around here. need a mag pouch and grips im stuck beyond a more exotic hard wood type or a more functional approach with some pachmyr grips.

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    cant find a site for some good ones
     
  8. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    oh my gosh Jeff! google custom 1911 grips! millions of them out there. nothing wrong with even having more than one set for your 1911 to change up the looks.
     
  9. DynoGuy

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    Sure you'll love it. Got mine for X-mas, shot 420 rnds thru it and no problems with the gun, had to adjust my grip/trigger finger placement and grouping came in nicely. Also I wouldn't get the FLGR just for the simple reason that you can field strip with out tools if need be. I'm with you on the grips and mines the base model so I my go with night sites but this thing shoots so naturally that I don't think I need them. BTW your from my hometown, how much snow you guys got now.
     
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  10. jeffkaiser1989

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    short answer is ALOT hell froze over this year lol.
     
  11. jeffkaiser1989

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    yea i have been searching my brain went into overload.... so many choices.... so little time and so little money lol
     
  12. DynoGuy

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    Yea hear you on that one, guess I have to call the folks and see how they're doing.
     
  13. JW357

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    Congrats on the 1911 Jeff! I've been wanting one. Dunno which brand yet. I'll figure it out when I'm actually in the market.

    Anyway congrats again.

    By the way, I thought your wife didn't want you to get another gun right now? Someone's pretty persuasive huh? You sly dog you.

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  14. jeffkaiser1989

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    lmao actually when i picked her up and she saw it she flipped out. but i gave her 1100$ towards a car and she only owes another 100 so yea... she did smack me with my gun when i got home lol my jaw still hurts. and to be honest if i would have had the extra 400$ i would have gotten the remington r1 enhanced so when your in the market seriously consider the remington in your choices.
     
  15. JW357

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    Hahah. Well. I hope it all works out for you. I have a sneaking suspicion everything will be ok (if it isn't already) when she shoots it.

    I'm gonna consider all the options available when I'm looking. My wife mentioned Colt a couple weeks ago... Can't really disagree with that.

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  16. jeffkaiser1989

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    colt has been having some major issues lately. id think twice about them. i have heard of some small issues like more FTF and FTE's with them as well as just a lower quality than they should have. i took all that with a grain of salt but it does make me wonder. anyway im sure it will be fine once i get it broken in and she gets a chance to shoot it.
     
  17. Axxe55

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    i happen to have the R1 Enhanced and absolutely love it! i highly recommend it for someone looking for a good quality 1911 that shoots great right out the box.
     
  18. Doc3402

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    One trip to the range will not tell you if you can trust it. It may take a few rounds to break it in. I suggest at least 200 to 300. You also want it well lubricated, but not to the point of dripping oil down your pants leg.

    I said it may take a few rounds. My Sig worked right out of the box and never missed a beat. I have not been that lucky with some other 1911s, but they shaped up and worked great after a couple hundred rounds. Then there was the Kimber.
     
  19. jeffkaiser1989

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    im putting 200 rounds through it today. gotta go get some extra rounds but yea 200 is going into it today