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Old 08-16-2018, 09:16 AM
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What was your very first 1911...and do you still have it?

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.

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Old 08-16-2018, 09:24 AM
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For me, it is a SR1911 which I still have and shoot regularly. Great shooter, for sure...
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:36 AM
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Mine was a pre-owned, but LNIB, STAINLESS AMT HARDBALLER. Although I had fired my fathers competition 1911's, I was very good with the Hardballer. After I noticed some galling in the ways, I delegated it to nightstand duty. I eventually traded it for something else I had to have. I believe if we had Mobil 1 in those days, it would still be like new. I have an opportunity to get it back, & will try.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:40 AM
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My first was a stainless series 80 Colt I got back in the early 1995 sold it very quickly. Did that start a habit, now I have them from 1942 up to present day. I found out real quick that I don't care for Stainless 1911's and glad I sold it.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:45 AM
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A Remington Rand, back in the 1970's. Swapped it for a more valuable Browning Auto 5.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:47 AM
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A very early model Combat Commander that I foolishly sold in the 80’s. One of two guns that I deeply regret selling.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:05 AM
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Brand new Colt Series 70 Government 45 years ago given to me for Christmas. Still have it.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:09 AM
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Essex frame with a Colt NM slide and barrel. Built in 1972 for Bullseye and still have it.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:09 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.

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Mine was also a desert eagle 1911G. I bought it back in April of 2012. Still have it. I've learned a lot about 1911's since then and I'm not sure I'd buy it again, although I'd recommend it. The beaver tail and thumb safety are sloppy so I'll replace them soon. Probably do front strap checkering. The barrel fit, bushing and accuracy are incredible though. Trigger is great too.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:13 AM
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A Marine Corps issue .45 no don't have it
But used it in the Nam 5 times for protection.


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Old 08-16-2018, 10:32 AM
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Late 1980's Colt Combat Elite, bought new. I still have it.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:51 AM
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Kimber Custom II, I like it alot and will never get rid of it.

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Old 08-16-2018, 10:53 AM
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My Dad's issued 1945, 1911, as new! I saw him remove it from it's original box in Frankfort in the height of the cold war in 1955. He was a young Capt. assigned to NSA.

He gave it to me for my 13th birthday. I was going to military school (JR-ROTC). There are photos of it elsewhere on this forum.

Today it lives in retirement in a safe along with XX other 1911's!

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Old 08-16-2018, 10:58 AM
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Technically speaking... this one. My dad bought it in 1966 and it was the first centerfire handgun I ever fired... at age ten. But it didn't actually become mine until ten years ago when my dad passed away.



I'd rather forget the first 1911 I actually bought myself with my own money. It was back in 1990 and the pistol was an Auto Ordnance... the OLD Auto Ordnance based out of West Hurley, NY that made total garbage. Mine was literally a single shot until I learned how to repair it myself, as the factory apparently not only didn't know how to build a 1911 but how to repair one either. I eventually got rid of it and bought a Springfield 1911-A1, then later upgraded that to a Colt Series 80 Government which I still have to this day.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:10 AM
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For me it was/is a stainless Colt government model.

Bought it brand new in the late eighties for about five bills. The only big bore auto that I had for a number of years. It had a trigger that reminded me of a freight train on a dirt road. I actually got to where I could shoot quite well with it.


All these years later the trigger is finally starting to smooth out a little bit.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:13 AM
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I'm impressed... putting up with a crappy 1911 trigger for 30+ years.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:29 AM
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A Colt Combat Commander in electroless nickel I bought at a Long Island, NY dealer around 1985. Sold it at a gun show in Texas around 1992. I forget exactly why...but that was many 1911's ago.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:33 AM
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Wilson BW carry, it's now the carry comp in my sig line.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:35 AM
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Colt Gold Cup. No don't have now.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:41 AM
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A Series 70 Gold Cup. I sold it to a friend in the mid 80's because I had another one with a solid bushing and ambi safety, which I still have.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:41 AM
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Auto Ordnance when I was a kid. Traded it away for a Ruger Vaquero when I was still heavily into CAS.

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Old 08-16-2018, 12:03 PM
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My first 1911 was in 1973 in the Navy. They didn't let me keep. The first one I bought was a Randall in 1982. Sold it 5 years later. I liked it, but was more of a wheel gun kind of guy back then.
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:40 PM
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Previously owned Kimber Raptor II with an external extractor. Still looks and shoots great after 10 years. The ee never caused any difficulties.
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:41 PM
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My first 1911, was a Colt Combat Commander 45 ACP, series 70, Blue, purchased NIB in 1977, for $225.00. I regret selling it off a few years later.
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:51 PM
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Colt Series 70 in .38 Super. And no, unfortunately I no longer own it. Other trinkets attracted my youthful attention.
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