Pic's of your 1911's

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

  1. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Dan, several things. First off I am glad you are alright. Second, I am totally with JLA. That is why I do not collect 45acp for my reloads. I buy it new. I know that because the Glock does not have a supported chamber that when you fire that same brass in a 1911, or any other semi auto pistol that can happen. I have also heard that can happen by shooting once fired brass from a Glock into a Glock again. That is why I don't own a Glock and is why I went with my Springfield and the of course with my 1911 there after. If a person only shoots factory that is one thing. But for reloads I passed on the Glock. Then third, as much as you shoot I have no doubt that you actually had a group that tight at 40'. I would just like to see them closer next time. :D

    I am glad your good to go.
  2. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Well, after so many years of shooting reloads and never having a problem, I must say this came as a surprise. Like I said, I am glad I never shoot without my glasses because who knows what I would be facing today. As for the groupings, I wouldnt post them if I didnt shoot them. Its not uncommon to group like that at that distance. What was impressive is that it was done with a import 1911 that I paid less than 500 for right out of the box. The "cheap" gun will hang with many of my 1911s that cost double that. Heck, the rock island tactical I bought a while back has yet to fail me once. I have done all I know to make it not shoot and it refuses to malfunction. Limp wrist it, shoot it upside down, use any magazine you want, feed it reloads, flat nose, hollow points, whatever, it just doesnt matter.

  3. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Dan, I haven't looked at this thread in a few weeks, I hope your hand and face are getting better now. I have been shooting (only) reloads in my Citadel ever since I bought it from you. I have never had something like that happen with any reload (so far) and I have been shooting them for 30+ years.

    I came to the thread today to post a picture of my newest 1911, I picked it up yesterday. It looks like any other 1911 except it is only 85% the size of a .45, this is the Browning 1911-22.

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  4. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Ahhh, so you finally found your browning after a 2 year search....I hope she is everything you hoped she would be and more.
  5. 45silverback

    45silverback New Member

    Sep 28, 2012
    It is my understanding that this problem with Glocks was concerning .40SW, a much higher pressure round. Also this was on older Glocks and the problem reportedly has been since rectified.

    I have reloaded somewhere around 100k rounds of .45 ACP, all of it in at least once fired, and a bunch of many times fired cases. I have seen failures like this on three occasions. Two, including mine were from overcharged or doublecharged cases. The third was from a badly overthroated 1911.

    If a case has been subjected to an overpressure situation, whether from excessive charging, or being un-supported, it will show obvious bulging on one side of the case head area.

    This piece of brass looks exactly like the one I had, which I know from back checking what I did, was overcharged.

  6. woolleyworm

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    One of my favorites in this entire thread, Semper Fi ! :patriotic:
  7. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I got her in today and she is a thing of beauty. Colt Wiley Clapp Commander. Lightweight alloy frame and very nicely done checkering. I will put her thru the paces tomorrow and see if she is going to earn top spot or not....:)

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  8. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    Took the new colt commander out today for a short test drive. Only ran about 50 rounds thru her but I mixed them up between hollow points and fmjs and just wanted to get a feel for the gun. It grouped extremely tight offhand and I was impressed for the little I shot it. I plan to do more tomorrow. So far, so good. Great weight, nice feel, nice checkering and grips and alloy frame and the guy I got it from included a wilson full length guide rod which I did install, jury still out on whether it helps or not...anyhow, didnt show any signs of a hicup. Feeds whatever nicely.
  9. Steven42

    Steven42 New Member

    May 20, 2012
  10. HossFly

    HossFly New Member

    Jul 15, 2012
  11. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
  12. HossFly

    HossFly New Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    Did you watch it?
  13. Mosin_Nagant_Fan

    Mosin_Nagant_Fan Active Member

    Jan 18, 2007
    Montgomery, AL
    black mask, shades, black gloves, dark long-sleeve shirt...ya.
  14. HossFly

    HossFly New Member

    Jul 15, 2012
    I admit it was a LITTLE better than the last :eek:
  15. hdfergie

    hdfergie New Member

    Nov 16, 2012
    Small Town Kansas
    Any help on a Kimber 1911?

    I have only 3 1911s now but about a dozen hand guns of other makes and models but i'm in the market for a conceal carry 1911 that is all stainless and a 3" barrel. I'm looking at a Kimber Eclipse Ultra ll. Can anyone give me any info on this gun? Can anyone tell me of another maybe better conceal carry gun that is a small all steel 1911?
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