slightly used or new? Please help

Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by garydude, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nice piece, good choice! Now go get some Wilson Combat mags.
  2. techoca

    techoca New Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Nice 1911, you will be happy with it.

    1+ to what Thegunclinger said.:D

    Don't waste your hard earned money on Smith magazines, just order you a couple of Wilson Combat magazines. I prefer the # 47 original Wilson Rogers 7 round magazines; they are ultra reliable.
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2010

  3. garydude

    garydude Member

    Thanks techoca and Thegunclinger, I do appreciate advice. Newb that I am, I did not know that one of the mags that came with it was a wilson combat, so I got lucky there, and just ordered another one from them (about $40). I went to the range at lunch today, had a blast, but when I picked up brass I noticed a tiny dent midway up side of shell casing on about 2 out of 3 shells. I do not think this will impact reloading, but is this a defect of the gun, or is this a 1911 thing? (or a smith wesson thing?) The shell casings were pretty dirty but could be ammo I used (factory winchester 230 fmj). Any thoughts?
    Btw, I managed to group about 5" at 45 feet. Only had time for 40 rounds. Jeez, what fun! Gun performed much better than I did.

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    Last edited: Feb 11, 2010
  4. techoca

    techoca New Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Thats perfectly normal; just resize and reload. Even though your gun has the lowered and flaired ejection port, the cases will still get dinged sometimes. Don't let anyone convince you your gun is flawed because it is not, it is a 1911! Enjoy it.:D

    I did notice from the photo that you had a Wilson mag in it.
  5. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Merrimac Valley, MA
    I like your decision :)
  6. garydude

    garydude Member

    Thanks again techoca, I really appreciate your help. It's a little scary dropping 8 bills for a used gun at a pawn shop, but it looks like it worked out very well. I'm taking it out again on Wednesday with a former Marine and can't wait for him to try it, since he's shot LOTS of rounds in a 45.
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