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  1. Red dot sight mount and good sight

    The 1911 Forum
    Hello my name is Scott Robertson from Delaware. I have recently bought a Ruger SR1911 full size and am kinda confused on the mounting systems for pistols and the different types. If anyone could give some good information on this it would be very helpful and thank you!
  2. Travel Carry for Magazines

    General Firearms Discussion
    My brother and I are both retired vets. He is a service disabled Viet Nam vet and I'm disabled from too much stupid stuff from my younger days. I took full advantage of the military "Don't worry, we'll fix you" mentality. Paying for it in my old age... but I did have a lot of fun. We have to...
  3. Greetings from Metro Detroit

    Introduction Forum
    Hello folks! I’m a carpenter out of Metro Detroit, love 1911’s, and have more of an interest in old military and uncommon firearms, although I’m just beginning my acquisition of said interests.
  4. COLT picture thread

    Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers
    Show us your COLTS
  5. 1911a1 US&S Shoooter Grade Value

    The 1911 Forum
    I have a US&S that has had the makers marks buffed out? Only has serial#107XXXX on right side, has a P on left top side of gun. P on the left side behind magazine release.RCD on left side of frame behind the trigger, Has no magazine and haven't had it apart yet for inside markings. So is this a...
  6. Need a new gun, need some help finding it...

    Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers
    So a trip to the range to test and see if it was ammo in my XDs-9 3.3" or my me that was leaving me off target. I think its just me. I just don't shoot that thing that great, especially compared to my 4" XD or my SR-1911. So I'm looking for a 4"-ish barrel pistol that is slim for IWB and...
  7. Colt Gold Cup National Match

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Greetings! I started with a post seeking advice on how to sell my 1911 Colt .45, and it was suggested that I post over here to get some expert opinions on what the pistol is worth. It's a Colt Gold Cup National Match, .45 cal, Series 80 MK IV. I only have one photo available at the moment...
  8. Was handed down a 1911. Was interested in the manufacture date

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    I was just handed down a 1911 that's been in my family and I was interested in when it was manufactured. If someone wants to give value that is fine too but not really interested since I never plan on selling. I noticed that it says Patented Dec 19, 1905, Feb 14, 1911, Aug 19, 1913. So I was...
  9. 1911 .455 Webley raf

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    I purchased this 1911 recently and I’d like to get some information on it. I believe it was made in 1917. The slide is marked “455 calibre” and the frame is stamped by the raf. The grips and trigger have been replaced. At some point the frame got cut and a 45 barrel was added. Any and all...
  10. 1911 pistol. Who builds the best model?

    The 1911 Forum
    Which one would you choose?
  11. How about the S&W 1911

    The 1911 Forum
    I was curious, does anybody besides me have one of these? What's your opinion of it? Mine is the S&W 1911A1 blued finish. Never had any negative issues with it. Anybody else have an opinion or whatnot about these? o_O
  12. What is my WW I 1911 pistol worth?

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    i have my grandfathers WW I army 1911 pistol including the holster. Mint condition. All original parts. Original bluing. Mechanisms still work smoothly (although I havent fired it). I'm just wondering what it might be worth? Markings are: No 206764 Model of 1912. U.s. Army United States...
  13. 1911 military issue

    The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum
    Hi I came across this 1911 i took pics of everything on the gun i could find. any help on what its worth or brand. thanks in advanced. all know is that it has been chrome plated im sure thats not normal and its a 45
  14. 1911 nite sights

    The 1911 Forum
    Hello everyone, My request is for info on which nite sight is the proper one for a Smith & Wesson Pro Series 1911 Officer model # 178020 with a 3" barrel. I can't sem to find any. My search was for Trijicon & Meprolite. Your proper advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance. Pic...
  15. Ati 1911

    The 1911 Forum
    was at a gun show and noticed this ATI 1911 for 399.00 new! I know it's a Philippines made gun but the slide was smooth and trigger was pretty dang decent! I did not buy it but has anyone else? Are the a decent 1911 or did I just hold a good one?
  16. 1911 holsters

    The 1911 Forum
    If I want to carry a 1911 cocked and locked should the OWB holster have something that covers the safety so its not accidentally disengaged or is that not really an issue? Looking at a lot of holsters and the IWB models seem to have the holster cover the safety the OWB models don't appear to do...
  17. My first 1911

    The 1911 Forum
    well I've always wanted one but could never pull the trigger given two things. I've always wanted a dbl stack mag and wanted a kimber. I happen to see a poly kimber BP ten ii for sale at my gun shop for 399.00. I swiped it up. I haven't shot it yet but am excited. I know it's a polymer frame and...
  18. Colt 1911 Mark IV Series 70 Thumb Safety inoperable. Help!

    Technical Questions & Information
    I wasnt too familiar with 1911s until the last week or so. A buddy of mine gave me his gun to tinker with to see if I could fix his thumb safety. The problem is that the thumb safety is stuck in the fire position. It is an ambidextrous safety. I cannot move the safety in between fire and safe to...
  19. RIA (9mm) - HC and IDPA questions

    The 1911 Forum
    Looking at a full size RIA and debating the High Capacity models. There have one that is a combo and while not interested in the 22TCM it is available while the non-combo model is not. My question is if there is any functional/reliability/quality differences between these 2? Also, does...
  20. Gotta 1911 Question

    Technical Questions & Information
    I was in an LGS the other day that was/is selling parkerized Springfield 1911's, fixed sights with four mags for $699.00. Seems like a great deal to me but what do I know? As I'd like at some point to add adjustable sights I was wondering if it would be a reasonable solution to purchase a...