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Old 01-08-2017, 12:55 PM
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I actually prefer the older wet look on the earlier guns personally, I had my 1999 refinished almost 2 years back but it currently wears the newer matte finish w new Trijicon sites.
I agree...I also like how the earlier ones with the Nowlin barrel's have the end of the barrel protruding up to 1/4 inch past the barrel bushing.
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Old 01-08-2017, 01:00 PM
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I'm either or in that case, my 1999 is one of the rare Nowlin's with the shorter barrel actually. Most I have seen are longer as you had stated.
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:21 AM
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I just took delivery of and shot my "new to me" Older (2000) PRO CRG 74X with the Nowlin barrel. I can honestly say it is a totally different animal than my newer Pro CRG 447X....slide to frame fit is better and smoother, trigger is better, recoil impulse is less..it is literally a perfectly built pistol. I am very happy I jumped on this. It is even better overall fit than my TGO1 or my Guncrafter No Name, and that is saying something.My Pro is one of the 2000 models with the shorter Nowlin barrel that does not protrude a quarter of an inch.

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Old 01-09-2017, 06:33 AM
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I just took delivery of and shot my "new to me" Older (2000) PRO CRG 74X with the Nowlin barrel. I can honestly say it is a totally different animal than my newer Pro CRG 447X....slide to frame fit is better and smoother, trigger is better, recoil impulse is less..it is literally a perfectly built pistol. I am very happy I jumped on this. It is even better overall fit than my TGO1 or my Guncrafter No Name, and that is saying something.My Pro is one of the 2000 models with the shorter Nowlin barrel that does not protrude a quarter of an inch.
I have had a similar experience with my 2004 Pro CRG2266. It may be the finest full size 45 acp 1911 I have shot, especially from that era
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:43 PM
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I wonder what the deal was back then with the inconsistency of Nowlin barrel length cuts (protruding/non protruding).
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:11 PM
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Well I just ordered a LR model today! It will be a 50th birthday gift to myself by the time it arrives. Too bad I missed out on the old pricing but I still think it will be worth it in the end. Now to start counting the days.
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Old 01-11-2017, 04:46 PM
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I placed the order as a dealer in 2014 so I will give them a call on Monday and see why I was hit with the new price. Thanks for the info!
Mas, is that your auction on GB?
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Old 01-12-2017, 01:14 PM
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Bud's has the light rail model in stock.
After reading all the good posts on this. I ordered one.
Coming Monday going to be a long weekend.

A few questions.

1) Do the Les Baer Break in?
Pull slide back. Hit lube points. One drop every 100 rounds.
Don't clean till 400 - 500 rounds?
Run 500 rounds of Federal American Eagle.

2) What Light does the FBI use on their rail?

Thanks Guys for all the good information
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Old 01-12-2017, 01:19 PM
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Lube it, shoot it. Initial clean after about 400 rounds or so is about right. Learn how to take it down properly (not the old mil way).

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Old 01-12-2017, 01:37 PM
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Old 01-12-2017, 01:47 PM
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Don't see the TLR-1H.

I finding TLR-1HR
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Old 01-12-2017, 01:50 PM
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https://www.midwayusa.com/product/17...rails-aluminum

or

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/71...aluminum-matte
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Old 01-14-2017, 05:36 PM
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I'm thinking the HL is the light the FBI issues.
It is 800 lumens and the other is 300.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/17...rails-aluminum
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Old 01-14-2017, 06:16 PM
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Can anybody confirm the light that the FBI HRT issues for these guns?
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Old 01-14-2017, 11:14 PM
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Can anybody confirm the light that the FBI HRT issues for these guns?
Don't know what FBI uses but can't go wrong with Surefire or Streamlight..both have been very robust and bright for my civilian needs
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Old 01-18-2017, 01:15 PM
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Ordered the TLR-1HL should be here tomorrow.

Picked up the gun this past Monday. Very impressed.
Even at the new price, I still think it's a Bargain.
Nice to buy a gun and not look at and say. Well this could be better. Or they could have done that better. Or if I change this part it will be perfect.
Other than the Gun being very tight, I like this gun just the way it came out of the box.
My Custom shop Certificate said it was made December of 2016.
So it's a month old. These never sit on any shelf for long.
After seeing the prices on the new Nighthawks today, I think the big name guys are working to the 4 grand mark for their guns.
So in the next year or two 4 grand for a Nighthawk or Wilson will be the average.
I have alot of trouble with paying 3 grand for a 1911. 4 Grand puts me out of the game.
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Old 01-18-2017, 02:43 PM
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Great to hear! Yeah, anything $3500, or more, takes me off the playing field and on the bench.
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Old 01-21-2017, 04:51 AM
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A few more questions;

Does the FBI still use Remington Golden Sabers in these guns?
There has to be better choices for ammo in these guns.

Second why did they go with Metalform mags in these guns.
Wilsons are suppose to be the hot ticket. I personally don't have a problem with Metalforms. Used the round top seven round in many guns for years with good results.
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Old 01-21-2017, 04:53 AM
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A few more questions;

Does the FBI still use Remington Golden Sabers in these guns?
There has to be better choices for ammo in these guns.

Second why did they go with Metalform mags in these guns.
Wilsons are suppose to be the hot ticket. I personally don't have a problem with Metalforms. Used the round top follower seven round in many guns for years with good results.
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Old 01-21-2017, 09:15 AM
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Ordered the TLR-1HL should be here tomorrow.

Picked up the gun this past Monday. Very impressed.
Even at the new price, I still think it's a Bargain.
Nice to buy a gun and not look at and say. Well this could be better. Or they could have done that better. Or if I change this part it will be perfect.
Other than the Gun being very tight, I like this gun just the way it came out of the box.
My Custom shop Certificate said it was made December of 2016.
So it's a month old. These never sit on any shelf for long.
After seeing the prices on the new Nighthawks today, I think the big name guys are working to the 4 grand mark for their guns.
So in the next year or two 4 grand for a Nighthawk or Wilson will be the average.
I have alot of trouble with paying 3 grand for a 1911. 4 Grand puts me out of the game.
I have been using Streamlight(s) on my few railed guns (TLR-1HL, TLR-3 and TLR-6) for a while now. I like their products and they have performed flawlessly for me. Last night we had a power outage and I cranked up my Streamlight Super Siege Lantern. It lit the living room and bedroom all night AND charged my cell phone twice. I also can't say enough about my new to me Professional born in 2004. It is as fine a pistol as ANY of my semi-customs in every way, fit, finish and accuracy. Don't know what the FBI uses for ammo these days but mine has reliably fed everything I have loaded in it. From Blazer brass hardball to Aysm Match JHP. I paid a very low price for my Pro, but would have been happy at almost twice what I paid!
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Old 01-21-2017, 01:56 PM
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A few more questions;

Does the FBI still use Remington Golden Sabers in these guns?
There has to be better choices for ammo in these guns. YES

Second why did they go with Metalform mags in these guns.SA supplies their own mags with new ones...not sure who the maker is. In actual use, there are all flavors out there...Metalform, Wilson, Tripp, CMC, etc.
Wilsons are suppose to be the hot ticket. I personally don't have a problem with Metalforms. Used the round top follower seven round in many guns for years with good results.
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Old 01-21-2017, 01:58 PM
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There has to be better choices for ammo in these guns.
Now that is an interesting statement. What do you think is wrong with GS? It has been superb in actual shootings. And they also have it in "bonded" - all good stuff.
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:13 PM
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The GS is a older design round. Still a good round but even Remington has come out with a "Black belt" round. Hollowpoint design has evolved.

On to other stuff.
Lubed it up and off to the range I went.
50 rounds of Federal American Eagle, 50 rounds of Magtech fmj, and 50 rounds of my 230 grain fmj reloads.
This gun ate everything from the start. and accuracy was alot better than I can shoot it.
I own almost everything out there, this gun and my Les Baer custom carry are my two most accurate guns. They are also both hard fit.
The gun had loosen a hair after shooting so I took it apart for cleaning.
Take down wasn't bad after pushing slide stop out and sliding slide off.
Did need a bushing wrench to turn bushing with barrel out of battery.
Ejector is pinned. Everything is Black T, even the recoil spring.
So Gun is reliable, very accurate, clean, lubed and sitting warm in my vault.
Only thing left was to sit down and enjoy a good cigar.
I have owned many 1911's in the last 30 years. This gun is one of the very best.
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Old 01-21-2017, 08:43 PM
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GS may be an older round, but still very good and capable. The bonded...I'm not sure what out there could be any better.

Glad you liked your Pro. Superlative pistol! I never leave home without it.
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Old 01-23-2017, 07:24 PM
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I've wanted a Professional for years and today it finally became a reality!!! I've always loved my MC Op and today it got a new brother. Now I can't wait to get it out to the range!!!
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