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Old 11-26-2019, 09:56 PM
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I wanted a genuine M1 Thompson ever since I was a kid. Unfortunately my state doesn't allow machine guns, not that I'd be able to afford one anyway. But the semi-auto SBR version of the Thompson is definitely tempting. I just can't talk myself into doing the ATF paperwork and spending two grand on a range toy right now.
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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