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Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 05-30-2020, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Whit
Cost of Surplus 1911 in the 60ís

In the late 1960ís one of my Sgt.ís on the PD had a 1911 which, If I remember correctly, he told me he purchased through the NRA. While I never got to examine it closely, the few times I did see it,...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 05-29-2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By Whit
Good point dsk. I did not meat to infer that the...

Good point dsk. I did not meat to infer that the pistol had been used by British troops, but rather had made the trip across the pond and proofed by the Brits. And I concur, there is absolutely no...
Forum: USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s 05-28-2020, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 353
Posted By Whit
Colt Lend-Lease Pistol - Stolen (a long time ago)

Back in the late 60ís when I was a young municipal police officer we were required to carry a revolver on duty. Off duty carry was required, however we could carry any weapon as long as it was .380...
Forum: Colt 05-25-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 799
Posted By Whit
I recently acquired a 1994 Enhanced GM. As others...

I recently acquired a 1994 Enhanced GM. As others have stated, the duck bill safety is not the pistols finest point. What the OP has done to his is very nice. However, mine is going to remain stock...
Forum: Colt 05-25-2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By Whit
Hey dsk, your suggestion to get custom grips for...

Hey dsk, your suggestion to get custom grips for a ‘67 GM is great. Do you have any suggestions for a maker and material to be used? My experience with custom grips is pretty much limited to a couple...
Forum: Colt 05-24-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 651
Posted By Whit
Your slight makeover looks good dsk. However,...

Your slight makeover looks good dsk. However, just based on other threads in which you have posted, I must admit surprise that you did not install an arched mainspring housing. Ivory, even faux...
Forum: Colt 05-24-2020, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By Whit
With regard to the prices of both the Python and...

With regard to the prices of both the Python and GM in those days, in hind sight buying several of each one would have been a very good investment. At the time it was a struggle to come up with $85...
Forum: Colt 05-24-2020, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By Whit
Gentlemen, the pistols in your photos are very...

Gentlemen, the pistols in your photos are very nice as are the stories that go with them. Nostalgia is a good thing.

I should clarify one part of the incident I refers to where the old Gold Cup...
Forum: Colt 05-24-2020, 12:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 770
Posted By Whit
Story of a 1967 Government Model That I Never Got to Carry

Waaaay back in 1967, prior to becoming a full time police officer, I was a reserve officer. Being newly married, going to college and working part time, money was an issue. My lovely wife agreed to...
Forum: Springfield Armory 05-22-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By Whit
Springfield Grip Question

The Ronin Operator surely looks like a fine new addition. Being a fan of two tone 1911ís, this one caught my eye. Never having owned a Springfield, I have a question. From photos it appears that the...
Forum: Want to Sell/Trade (WTS/WTT) 05-20-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 657
Posted By Whit
Are the moose grips grips thicker than standard...

Are the moose grips grips thicker than standard 1911 grips?
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-20-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,667
Posted By Whit
For me, this is an interesting thread. Because...

For me, this is an interesting thread. Because Iím an old guy my experience with 1911 recoil springs has been with round springs. That said, all of the Sig P series pistols Iíve shot had flat...
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 05-18-2020, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Whit
Jolly Rogers, thank you. I have a retro...

Jolly Rogers, thank you. I have a retro government hammer from Harrison. However, I was not aware they produced an original Commander hammer. I will certainly check it out.
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 05-17-2020, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Whit
Thanks to all. Your input is appreciated. Stay...

Thanks to all. Your input is appreciated. Stay safe and God bless.
Forum: Parts and Accessories Bin 05-17-2020, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By Whit
Commander Ring Hammer

In searching for an old style Commander ring, not slotted, hammer I found Fusion Firearms parts (https://fusionfirearms.com/1911-hammer-hi-impact-stainless). Not being familiar with them, can...
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 05-15-2020, 09:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,493
Posted By Whit
Fnfalman, I like you, thought Sparks might make a...

Fnfalman, I like you, thought Sparks might make a Yaqui slide even though it is no longer on their product list, but such is not the case. In calling Sparks about another holster I asked if they...
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 05-13-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Whit
Thanks folks. My original Wilderness belt is...

Thanks folks. My original Wilderness belt is still going strong after 15 years or so. Like others I lost some unneeded pounds and my son got my original belt. I replaced it with a Frequent Flyer...
Forum: Kydex and Leather Gear 05-08-2020, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By Whit
Belt Comparisons - Wilderness and 5.11

Are any of the 5.11 Tactical belts comparable to either the Wilderness 5 Stitch Instructors or Frequent Flyer 5 stitch belts? I have experience with the Wilderness products but not the 5.11, other...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-07-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,699
Posted By Whit
Hey JMJ1015, I’ve tried three times this morning...

Hey JMJ1015, I’ve tried three times this morning to respond to your last post and each time when my response was finished and I tried to post it, somehow I was not signed in to the site. Technology...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-06-2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,699
Posted By Whit
JMJ1015, you didn’t solicited any advice in...

JMJ1015, you didn’t solicited any advice in responding to my post, so feel free to ignore what is written below. In fact, the best advice might be to disregard the remainder of this post!

You...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-05-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,699
Posted By Whit
I should confess that the classic Sig P Series...

I should confess that the classic Sig P Series (226, 228,229) do hold an attraction for me, but not necessarily because of capacity. Just because they are fine pistols. So I guess I have one foot in...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-05-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,699
Posted By Whit
Summing up my original post might best be done by...

Summing up my original post might best be done by a quote from Darrell K. Royal, legendary University of Texas football coach. He said you should, “dance with what brung ya”.

Nothing wrong with...
Forum: General Gun Discussion 05-05-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,699
Posted By Whit
Old Timerís Thoughts on Handgun Choice

The following is the result of random musings of an old timer (73 and I thought it would take a lot longer to get this old). In no way is this meant to inflame a caliber war.

Choosing a handgun,...
Forum: Colt 05-01-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,114
Posted By Whit
Well DSK, doesn’t sound like I’m going to get...

Well DSK, doesn’t sound like I’m going to get that Commander anytime soon! Like you, I kind of liked that series of pistols, except for the lack of a prancing pony on them.

That said, the...
Forum: Colt 05-01-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,114
Posted By Whit
DSK, anytime you want to thin out your collection...

DSK, anytime you want to thin out your collection I’ll take take that Commander to replace the one I mistakenly got rid of. I would venture to say they may have all shot better than they looked. Not...
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