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Old 08-26-2018, 11:14 PM
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When I talked to him a few years ago he was suffering from dementia and couldn't remember who he gave it to. Life goes on, I just hope who did get it realizes the true value.
Wow that's too bad. I hate dementia, probably because my Dad had it and I probably will too. It just takes everything away.
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:28 AM
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70's series Gold Cup I bought in February 1984. Bought it used from a shop owned by a friend of mine. I came back from Germany in '83 and started shooting "combat" matches with my S&W Model 39. That wasn't a very satisfying experience so I sold the 39 to a buddy that wanted it and bought the Gold Cup. The guy I bought it from also had a commercial bullet casting machine. Put a LOT of 200 SWC through the original barrel. Won a Scheueman barrel at a match and swapped it for an installed and fitted Kart barrel that is still in it. I call it my Bond gun since it ended up with a gold trigger in it. That one will never be sold.
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:02 AM
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On May 7, 1976 I put $303.47 on the counter at Siegle's Guns in Oakland CA to purchase a Mark IV, Series 70, Gold Cup National Match and I still have the pistol to this day.
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Old 08-28-2018, 02:11 AM
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Mine was Kimber TLE. Cabelas salesman's recommendation.
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:15 PM
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My first one was a Colt Combat Elite (Mark IV Series 80) from the 80s. I still have it. It is unusual because it has a collet bushing.
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Old 08-28-2018, 11:01 PM
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1911 WWI Colt Government Model & still own it.
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Old 08-29-2018, 11:18 AM
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1991A1 Compact. Bought it at a gun show in Harvey Il when they first came out. I've never had one problem with it and I also would never sell it.

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Old 08-29-2018, 12:09 PM
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I bought a Colt MK IV in 1980 new, I ordered it specifically. I still have it, and I promised myself that I would keep it, until the day that I died of old age.
Then someone else can have it, and that day is creeping up on me, I am 62 and I was 24 when I bought it in Louisville. If I live until 2020, I will have had it for 40 years.
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Old 08-29-2018, 12:31 PM
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Mine was a Colt Delta Elite purchased in 1991. Still have it in the safe.
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:47 AM
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1 st 1911

Colt Commander A-1.Purchased 1984 app.Still shoots great.
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:56 AM
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Mine was the Magnum Research Desert Eagle 1911G, and I sold it about 3 months after buying it. It was okay, but I wanted something with front strap checkering.

OK, your turn...GO!
My first 1911 was the second pistol I ever owned. Bought a Glock 20 for my first pistol in 1991, but quickly learned 1911 was the way to go. My second ever pistol was bought in 1992 and was a 1911 Colt Gold Cup National Match. Stainless Steel. Awesome pistol. No, I don't still have it. I hawked it at pawn shop for less than half the price 6 years or so later to help fund my first PC (computer).
I miss the gun, but that decision helped launch an IT Computer career and now I pay cash for Wilson Combat 1911 pistols. No regrets. :-p

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Old 09-07-2018, 05:02 AM
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My first 1911 Was also my second pistol, a Springfield Armory stainless steel TRP. I started reading and posting here right around the time I bought it.

The back story. One day my wife asked me if there were any "must have" guns that I didn't own. Now, I only owned one pistol at the time, so this was sort of a dangerous question. I gave it some thought and gave a realistic answer instead of a "won the lottery" answer. I listed a few iconic pistols as candidates, but finally said the the one true must have on the list was a 1911 in .45 ACP.

A few months later my wife tells me to pick out a 1911 of my choice for my birthday and try to keep the price around $1000 to $1100. I decided on my own that if she was going to give me $1100 for my must have gun I would kick in some more to make sure I got one worthy of the title. A co-worker helped me locate the gun on gunbroker and I used buy it now to grab it for around $1400 (This was November 2012).
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:37 PM
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Springfield Armory GI Edition still have it.
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Old 09-07-2018, 11:48 PM
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Springfield Armory parkerized mil spec (2008). Instead of upgrades, I sold it and bought a Springfield Armory Stainless loaded (2014). The loaded has been totally reliable and has the features I like, and I like the stainless frame and slide.
I may buy a parkerized loaded too.
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Old 10-01-2018, 11:20 PM
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Hello,

This is GKC's wife. I'm not sure who I need to contact, but I wanted to let this forum know that my incredible husband passed away in the hospital on September 9, 2018. Ken loved this forum along with a couple more and spent much of his time sharing his opinions and interests in the many handguns he was so interested in. He has posted almost 3000 posts on this 1911 forum. Handguns were his passion and he loved to participate in any conversations regarding them...but especially the 1911. If there is a place to announce his passing, please forward this to that place on this forum. I don't know anything about it and I just hope one of you nice guys will make sure Ken is remembered for his contributions to the forum.

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Old 10-01-2018, 11:22 PM
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Sorry for your loss, Mrs. Capps. Good luck to you.
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Old 10-02-2018, 03:02 AM
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Condolences on the passing of Grady, I read a bunch of his posts. In our thoughts and prayers Mrs Capps
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Old 10-02-2018, 07:18 AM
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An early Norinco "Model of the 1911" Government Model with black Parkerized finish. I acquired it in 1986.

The People's Liberation Army factory was having a good day when they made it; it's a freakin' tack driver.

I've had it for 31 years. It's within reach as I sit here...
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Old 10-02-2018, 09:06 AM
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Kimber eclipse custom 2 in 10 mm. God no I don't have it. It was an unreliable POS.

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Old 10-02-2018, 06:23 PM
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1982. Brand new Colt Combat Commander .45 in Satin Nickle. Nope. Traded it for an S&W M66. I was new to reloading and hated chasing brass.
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Old 10-02-2018, 06:58 PM
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Colt combat commander in 45acp in satin nickel. Sold it.
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Old 10-03-2018, 04:42 PM
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1945 Colt Government model inherited from my Dad. He went into Guadalcanal with the 7th Marines and retired as a Colonel. How he acquired his .45 was never made clear. I've had it since the 70's and it is a sweet shooter.
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Old 10-03-2018, 06:24 PM
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1945 Colt Government model inherited from my Dad. He went into Guadalcanal with the 7th Marines and retired as a Colonel. How he acquired his .45 was never made clear. I've had it since the 70's and it is a sweet shooter.
I'd consider that a National Treasure.
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Old 10-03-2018, 06:25 PM
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Around 1079/80, in the Air Force, stationed at Barkskale AFB, LA. Met Jim Clark at a gun show, went out and bought a new series 70 govnt model, took it to his shop for an accurizing job(at the time a Ruger Single Six was my only other handgun). Fast forward, still have the Clark 45, plus a Combat Commander, a new LW Commander in 9mm, an Officers model, and an Ace(all Colt of course).
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Old 10-03-2018, 10:06 PM
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A Sig Sauer Blackwater edition in a gov't frame. Got it in 2010. Sold it in 2015.

As I became more and more interested in the whole 1911 platform and the history of it, the more I disliked that Sig. I didn't like the non traditional slide, the rail, the firing pin block, and the external ejector.

A few different makes/models of 1911s bought and sold, I now own a 2018 Colt Competition Pistol in .45 (series 70, stainless)...
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