Pic's of your 1911's

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by BigBang, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Thought I would show a little bit of 1911 accuracy. I do have a witness, he is a member here (drnoahzark) and he can back this up. This doesnt surprise me much because I shoot 1911s all the time and I know what they can do. What surprises me is what happened to the 3 rounds that didnt hit bullseye. Thats right, 5 out of 8 right on top of each other with a cheap phillipine 1911. Next, I will show you something else that happened to me today...

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  2. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Next, we were shooting as usual and everything was fine, we probably had shot around 200 rounds or so when I got peppered in the face and I dropped the pistol and I was bleeding like a stuck hog. Thank god I had on my gear, my safety glasses and headgear...I was shooting reloads that my friend has been reloading for me. Up until today, I have shot over 600 rounds of his without an issue. This round exploded and blew the magazine up and I caught shrapnel in the face and hand...thank god it wasnt a glock! This is a sig factory mag.

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  3. ozo

    ozo Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Nashville TN
    You OK Brother...?
    Let's see your other hand.....
  4. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I am fine, my face took some flying stuff and thats what bled the most, but its nothing serious. Might actually help with the looks a little..It was kinda sore for a while but its all good now..I never shoot without my safety glasses and I am really glad I had them on today...
  5. qwiksdraw

    qwiksdraw Member

    Jul 22, 2012
    That's the problem with them American Classics, they're so darn accurate.

    Come on now, don't call the gun "cheap"! It is an inexpensive gun, but it ain't a cheap gun. Inexpensive doesn't always mean cheap.

    My Gov't Model shoots everything will all kinds of mags and not one problem. And it's more accurate too more than I am.

    So say you're sorry and go back out and shoot some more.

    Last edited: Sep 22, 2012
  6. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I am actually saying that because so many people criticize the phillipine made 1911s and many say they wouldnt own one and they call them cheap.. I own 18 different 1911s, some colts, some sigs, some smiths and some phillipine made and I dont care what ANYONE says, I will put my "cheap" phillipine 1911s up against my higher dollar american 1911s any day of the week. I posted that picture of the 5 rounds in the bullseye figuring that most people wouldnt believe it anyhow. I dont care. I know its true. When I shot the target today, I told the guy with me that people wouldnt believe it. But its not uncommon with 1911s when you know how to shoot them. They will out shoot most any other gun made. And these imports are nice shooters and well worth the money.
  7. B27

    B27 New Member

    Sep 23, 2012
    Atlanta, GA
    Kimber Gold Stainless Series I (way back when Kimber cared and was trying to impress everybody....;) )


    The Kimber is wearing Rocco competition grips and ten round mags nowadays...


    Wilson Combat Classic two tone...



    But the bestest of all I do not have pics of cause my computer got fried by a lightning strike.....an Ed Brown Kobra. :)
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012
  8. 45silverback

    45silverback New Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    That is almost certain a double charge. I had exactly the same thing happen several years ago with pretty much the same results. Peppered my face with a blast of high pressure gas and shrapnel. It actually felt like something hard hit me in the face, at first I thought the slide had broken.

    Trashed the magazine, bulged out the pachmeyer grips, and blew the spring plunger tube off the side of the gun (never did find that little bugger). Good news is the gun was fine. No damage at all to the barrel (Kudos to Nowlin barrels). Had a new punger tube installed, and straightened out the grips, and it was good to go.

    Bad part is, it happened at a match with EVERYBODY watching... and it was my handload...:banghead:
  9. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Thats exactly how it felt and I bled pretty good too. The gun is fine..I took it apart and looked it over and its all good..just the magazine....that was a first for me.
  10. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    classic casehead failure Dan. Is it possible your friend that did the reloading for you bought some once fired brass from a local range? That is a very common issue with handloads in glock pistols. Its is also likely it was an overcharge. though i suspect if it had been an overcharge it would have also blown the primer out. Could have also been a setback. Maybe he forgot to crimop that particular round and upon chambering the feed ramp crammed the bullet deeper into the case and decreased case capacity causing a pressure spike. There are many causes for casehead failures. They happen in glocks due to the unsupported chamber. they happen in everything else primarily due to overcharges or using brass that was first fired in a glock and purchased form a once fired brass supplier.
  11. Calibre

    Calibre New Member

    Feb 22, 2011
    Dan - I have been reloading 45's for 35 years and don't think your buddy did anything wrong. I concur with JLA ... looks like a case head failure to me. (Based on just your photograph.)

    Charles Daly 45's were made in the Philipines and are darn nice guns! Wish they hadn't gone out of business.

    Picture of one of my 45's I have in classifieds

  12. WHSmithIV

    WHSmithIV Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2012
    Moore, Idaho
    I'm with you - never a problem with my Citadel.
  13. don 3

    don 3 Active Member

    [​IMG] My newest 1911, a Ruger
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2012
  14. don 3

    don 3 Active Member

    [​IMG]A colt made in 1915
    A colt ace .22
    A Taurus
    A llama 1911 in 380
    A auto ordnance
    A parts gun
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2012
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