Think im adding to my 1911 collection. 38 super.

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by PaBushMan, Mar 8, 2020.

  1. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

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    My LGS has a RIA GI model for new for 410.00 OTD. I don't have any GI models. Been thinking about adding one. I watched some videos on the round, Looks pretty impressive. Kinda like 40sw vs 10mm. With 9mm vs 38 super.
     
  2. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a good deal to me.
     

  3. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

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    Yes agreed, I did a search for online prices. He has them beat.
     
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  4. W.T. Sherman

    W.T. Sherman Well-Known Member

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    $410 is a super price for a new 1911[​IMG] regardless if it's .45 or super .38
     
  5. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Super 38 is a great round, especially if you reload.
     
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  6. Wambli

    Wambli Well-Known Member

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    That's what I call a no-brainer decision!
     
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  7. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

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    As soon as i find out he still has it in stock, Im ordering dies. :D
     
  8. BVAL

    BVAL Well-Known Member

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    Go walk back to,,,,,,no, no,,,,,, run back to the gun shop and pick it up. Great price and a caliber I do think you will like. Go for it.
     
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  9. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The first 1911 I ever owned was a Commander in 38 Super.:):cool:
     
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  10. Fred_G

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    First off, it is really .38 Super(b). :)

    Go for it, lots of fun to shoot! EDC Forum.JPG

    :)
     
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  11. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

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    I'll be picking up this afternoon. Range report to follow. It's in the 60's and sunny. Great day for some plinking.
     
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  12. formerCav

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    I've looked at the 10mm and the 38 super.
    I've always put it on hold as I think about what I own and how often do I shoot ALL that I own?
    Well, I took the plunge and got into a "new" caliber to me and so far I have over $1500 into the project and I "did it on the cheep"
    Oh well.
    I already own my 550 dillon etc. That is $1500 by the time you buy the new brass, bullets, powders, dies, (for me a tool head assembly with dies and powder dump), inspection gage, etc etc.
     
  13. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

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    I have a 10mm too. My RIA'S i have are 2 9mm's 2 45's a .380 the 10mm and now the 38 super. Now on to the range report. I ran 50 Remington UMC 130 grain though it. 1st mag i did 9 quick shots on paper to where it hits a 15 yards. I had about 6 inch group. The 10th round i took my time and nailed the bulls eye. After that i popped cans out to 35 yards. Im really impressed with it being a GI model. Definitely a keeper.
     
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  14. Fred_G

    Fred_G Well-Known Member Supporter

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    With Geco 38 Superb ammo I get a very nice fireball when shooting. Shoot mainly reloads with it though.
     
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  15. PaBushMan

    PaBushMan Well-Known Member

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    I ordered dies and a turret just a bit ago.
     
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  17. PeeJay1313

    PeeJay1313 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Now it time to get it dirty..
     
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  18. Donn

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    You won't be sorry going with a 38 Super. First gun I bought after getting out of the Army in '71 was a Colt Government model in 38 Super. Had it out a few weeks back, before the current situation took hold, still shreds the X ring. You may want to consider reloading, (if you don't already), 38 Super can be expensive to shoot. That said, it's a more than capable round for SD or varmints.
     
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  19. PaBushMan

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    I tried out some of my reloads in it. I loaded some up with 115 grain coated lead, With cfe powder. They shot great as far as accuracy. I had the bullets set a little to shallow for the mag though. But made them work. I set the next batch in 5 thousandths. They load real easy now.
     
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  20. Wambli

    Wambli Well-Known Member

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    Good looking gun. Looks 100% business!
     
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