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Old 10-25-2015, 09:28 PM
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A couple weeks ago I bought 500 rounds of .45 ammo at Cabelas. While perusing through the rest of the store the weight of all that ammo really became a pain (no I'm not smart enough to think about grabbing a shopping basket when I'm at the entrance). It made me realize that I could easily pack 3-4 bricks of .22 ammo for what that stuff weighed. If I'm hunkered down I want a .223, but if I have to stay on the move out in the deep woods and carry everything with me my lightweight Remington Nylon 66 and a couple bricks of ammo is looking better by the day.
Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
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