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Old 04-26-2012, 12:58 PM
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Blue NRM Series 70 carry, lets see them!




Love my blued NRM Seiries 70 and have been thinking of carring it in my VMII. I really like the old school feel of this gun and like the looks of a well worn blued gun. If anyone is carrying theirs, I would love to see some pics.

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Old 04-26-2012, 01:51 PM
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BTW, not trying to be a nomenclature Nazi, but "NRM" only applies to the 1991 Series 80 pistols. The new Series 70 models are the Series 70 Reproduction. I don't have a blued one, but instead a stainless that I use as my EDC when weather permits.
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:43 PM
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DSK: Why would the weather be a factor with a stainless EDC??
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Old 04-26-2012, 02:50 PM
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"NRM" only applies to the 1991 Series 80 pistols. The new Series 70 models are the Series 70 Reproduction.

Correct, my bad. Too little sleep for too few brain cells.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:07 PM
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:51 PM
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I really like the old school feel of this gun and like the looks of a well worn blued gun.
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I also like the looks of a Holster worn Blued Gun , looking forward to when my Colt 21st Century WC Commander , gets that look ...

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Old 04-27-2012, 12:57 AM
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Original - made in 1970 -



"Repro" - have owned (and carry every other week) since 2106 - low serial number suggests first or second year production (started in 2102)







Holsters - Rosen and Sparks both holding the "repro".
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:24 AM
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DSK: Why would the weather be a factor with a stainless EDC??
I meant the weather is a factor in my being able to carry a full-sized 1911 without looking like I'm still a part of the grunge scene. It's easy during the winter and on cool days, but during the summer I usually have to go with something a lot smaller.
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Old 04-28-2012, 10:11 PM
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I meant the weather is a factor in my being able to carry a full-sized 1911 without looking like I'm still a part of the grunge scene. It's easy during the winter and on cool days, but during the summer I usually have to go with something a lot smaller.
What rig are you using? I carry the blued 2011 S70 everyday all year in a milt sparks summer special II with a "wife beater" t-shirt tucked in and either a button up short sleeve (untucked) or a regular t-shirt (untucked) with no issues.

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Old 04-29-2012, 12:42 AM
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I operate on the old saw, "If you knew how seldom anyone thinks about you, you wouldn't worry about what they think about you".

Besides that - nobody expects an 86 year old man to dress any way but comfortable - so I wear 2X t-shirts with distracting pics or words and my Colt's Government Models in either holster don't draw any attention at all - curiously enough, the only place I've ever been "made" was at a QB dinner (Quiet Birdmen - old pilot's club - my wife says I should say experienced - but most of us with enough flying hours to qualify are fairly old) and others there are carrying also - or don't care.





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Old 04-29-2012, 01:42 AM
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...nobody expects an 86 year old man to dress any way but comfortable..
Holy cow, I'm about 30 years younger, but you'd never guess it if you saw us side by side. I hope I look that young when I'm your age. Great to hear you carry a full size 1911. It does take some getting used to, but it can be done.

Nice dogs. I bet they are good company.


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PS: funny that the dogs need a ladder yet it looks like you don't!
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Old 04-29-2012, 06:28 AM
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I dont want to sound like an anti ojk but honestly with 300lbs of dog i really dont think a 1911 is going to make any difference.

Honestly the only time ive drawn a carrry gun was when hiking with my golden. A stray husky mix type dog kept following us and getting closer and closer. He was very agressive and when i finally decided to draw he seemed to know what the gun was (or my change in behavior was recongnized) and he took off never saw the husky again!
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:23 AM
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With dogs like that you won't have to get your gun dirty!Reminds me of my Dad.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:25 AM
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I meant the weather is a factor in my being able to carry a full-sized 1911 without looking like I'm still a part of the grunge scene. It's easy during the winter and on cool days, but during the summer I usually have to go with something a lot smaller.
Doe's not rust as easy either.
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:18 AM
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I also like the looks of a Holster worn Blued Gun , looking forward to when my Colt 21st Century WC Commander , gets that look ...

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Not a full size, carried for 20 years and has the wear to prove it. The edges are rounded, pretty cool.

With this baby you can put 7 rds in the size of a silver dollar at 10 yards.

Colt says it was made in 1971
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:38 AM
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Beautiful Mastiffs OJK! Happy too!
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Old 04-29-2012, 10:10 AM
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duquimico , very nice Pistol , thanks for the Picture ...

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Old 04-29-2012, 10:37 AM
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I operate on the old saw, "If you knew how seldom anyone thinks about you, you wouldn't worry about what they think about you".

Besides that - nobody expects an 86 year old man to dress any way but comfortable - so I wear 2X t-shirts with distracting pics or words and my Colt's Government Models in either holster don't draw any attention at all - curiously enough, the only place I've ever been "made" was at a QB dinner (Quiet Birdmen - old pilot's club - my wife says I should say experienced - but most of us with enough flying hours to qualify are fairly old) and others there are carrying also - or don't care.





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Old 04-29-2012, 06:37 PM
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Not a full size, carried for 20 years and has the wear to prove it. The edges are rounded, pretty cool.

With this baby you can put 7 rds in the size of a silver dollar at 10 yards.

Colt says it was made in 1971
Great looking Commander!
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:53 PM
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Old 04-29-2012, 09:23 PM
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They all look good so far! Digging the dogs too!
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Old 04-30-2012, 12:31 AM
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Thanks for the kind words, guys - those big dogs are really a threat -



We raised and showed Mastiffs for over a couple of decades - loved'em.





For reference - brindle was 204# and fawn 245# - wife stands 5'3" tall but her weight is classified - though she looks trim to me.
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