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Old 04-02-2020, 08:21 AM
rbiedermann rbiedermann is offline
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Mine was a Colt National Match (pre-Gold Cup) I got back in about 1975 or 1976. It was a beautiful pistol. Traded a mint S&W Model 39 and $75 -- I had about $225 into it. And no I don't have it anymore and I could kick myself. Needed $$s when I was in college... I'll replace it at some point...
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Old 04-02-2020, 10:14 AM
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Bought this 1991a1 around the time they came out. I've made a few changes since I bought it.

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Old 04-02-2020, 10:19 AM
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Satin nickel Colt Combat Commander for $300 in the 80s
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Old 04-02-2020, 10:37 AM
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645 S&W first 45acp. Then a 745 after that. Now nothing but 1911s!
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Old 04-02-2020, 01:40 PM
Pangram Pangram is offline
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My first was purchased in the Rod and Gun Club
Peden Barracks in Germany, 1985 I think
It was a left hand stainless steel Randall
Followed that shortly after with a Colt Combat Commander

Sadly I no longer have either of them.
Currently Rock Island Tac Ultra
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Old 04-02-2020, 03:27 PM
Darkwood 1 Darkwood 1 is offline
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I bought a N.I.B. AMT Hardballer with 5" barrel back in the late 80's. I could never get it to run right even after a local 'smith tried his hand at it. I traded it in.

I now have several 1911's that run great.
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Old 04-02-2020, 04:01 PM
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My first was a 70 series Gold Cup that my brother gave me years ago.
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Old 04-02-2020, 05:11 PM
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Traded a Waffenamt-marked Astra 600 and holster for a LNIB Colt Mk.IV Ser.70 back around 1980.

The poor Colt got all the IPSC mods that were popular back in those days.
I still have it , but it's no longer a .45. It has a Colt .22 conversion kit permanently in place.
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Old 04-02-2020, 09:00 PM
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Blue Colt Commander in about 1977. It was nice, but I wasn't in love. Traded it for a P08 with Nazi markings the next year. Traded that and $200 for a Browning Hi Power with tangent sights. I liked it and had it until it was stolen with a number of other firearms in 88. Bought a P226 after that and kept it until the 10 round mag limit here in Commiefornia. Bought my current stainless 1911 Gov model in late 2012 and have been adjusting on it since.. I like it better than the Commander, it has never malfunctioned to date, but still only 1200 rounds down the tube.
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Old 04-03-2020, 07:04 AM
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Kimber Ultra Aegis in 2007 when I started to carry. It was my second handgun, after Browning Buckmark .22.
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Old 04-03-2020, 07:39 AM
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My first was an STI Spartan. They are no longer made but it was an outstanding entry level 1911.
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Old 04-03-2020, 10:33 AM
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Colt Commander in the 70's
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Old 04-03-2020, 11:05 AM
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Not sure if this qualifies as a first true 1911, but I did buy a Para P14-45 Limited SS back around 2000. I still have it and it's still a nice shooter.

For my first single stack 1911 would have to be my Springfield TRP Operator from around 2010.
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Old 04-03-2020, 09:08 PM
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My first 1911 was a Colt Combat Commander .45 ACP, back in the early 80's.
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Old 04-04-2020, 04:42 AM
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Probably not a true 1911, as it didn't have a grip safety but I bought a Star model PD in .45 acp when I was stationed in Grand Island Nebraska in 1981-82. That gun would feed anything. Another gun I regret selling.
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Old 04-04-2020, 07:45 AM
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Got my first 1911A1 in the form of a Factory Enhanced NORINCO in .45ACP, last September, for ~USD 374.

It is an all-steel, full-sized 1911A1 which included the following, as 'standard' from the manufacturer: three-dot fixed Iron Sights, lowered and flared Ejection Port, double Slide Serrations, a Combat Trigger, a skeletonized Combat Hammer, an extended Beavertail Grip Safety, a full-length Guide Rod / Stabilizer, a hard-chromed Barrel and an ambidextrous extended-shelf (slim type) Thumb Safety.

This newer model is a lot more refined with a tighter fit, comparing it to an earlier NORINCO G.I. Model that I had back in the late 80s, which rattles, when shaken.

I made a review of this model at:

https://norincofe2review.blogspot.com/
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Old 04-04-2020, 07:07 PM
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Para USA Black Ops - I love it!
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Old 04-05-2020, 03:32 PM
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Colt's Government Model

In 1970 I purchased a satin nickle silver, Colt's Government Model, Series 70.
It would not feed or eject ball ammo out of the box.

I reworked the trigger, had better sights installed, the barrel feed ramp throated and polished, the ejection port lowered and flared, the extractor modified, a Wilson Combat full length guide rod installed, a flat mainspring housing installed, a lightweight long trigger with over travel adjustment installed, high tension firing pin spring and titanium firing pin installed, heavy recoil spring installed, ambidextrous thumb safety installed, extended beavertail grip safety installed and now, with my 230 grain swaged lead round nose loads will tear a ragged hole at 25 yards and digest anything fed into it!

I sometimes wonder had I known how much time and effort would need to go into this handgun, if I would done it.
I will say, everyone who shoots it loves it.

It is no longer my everyday carry handgun and rests peacefully in the safe in between range excursions.
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Old 04-05-2020, 11:50 PM
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I started with a Series 70 Gold Cup back in 1985 when I started shooting IPSC.
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Old 04-06-2020, 08:38 AM
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First was in 2019 I got a new GSG 1911 .22lr with picatinny rail and threaded barrel on sale for $269 (including tax and registration). Added a CMR-206 Green Dot Laser on the rail.
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Old 04-06-2020, 08:47 AM
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First was in 2019 I got a new GSG 1911 .22lr with picatinny rail and threaded barrel on sale for $269 (including tax and registration). Added a CMR-206 Green Dot Laser on the rail.
Jeff, how does the GSG shoot?
I've been looking at buying one.
Thanks
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Old 04-06-2020, 08:56 AM
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First was in 2019 I got a new GSG 1911 .22lr with picatinny rail and threaded barrel on sale for $269 (including tax and registration). Added a CMR-206 Green Dot Laser on the rail.
Oops, double posted
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Old 04-06-2020, 09:54 AM
JeepJeff JeepJeff is offline
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Jeff, how does the GSG shoot?
I've been looking at buying one.
Thanks
I really like it and have had zero problems. It's front and rear sights are adjustable and the trigger has about a 5lb pull. Only thing I don't like is that the slide does not stay open when you empty a mag. Meaning you need to cock it after reloading. I also bought a couple extra Sig magazines which work great in this gun.

Would I buy another one? Youbetcha

Edited to add that it does have a magazine safety (won't fire without mag).
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Old 04-06-2020, 10:34 AM
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I got this Combat Elite in 1987 at Penny's Hardware Store in Pensacola, FL, the day after I received my commission in the USN. I shot the daylights out of it, so recently had Wilson Combat rebuild it. It is magically accurate now. The Millet sights I had installed when shooting with the NAS Miramar pistol team (I was not a member, just soaking up knowledge and training from those amazing USN Chiefs, Senior Chiefs, and Master Chiefs) about every Wednesday.
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Old 04-06-2020, 09:43 PM
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My first, purchases in 1977, was an Essex frame and a who knows what slide. The front sight left the area very soon. In 1979 I became a deputy sheriff working undercover. My primary piece was a Colt series 70 Government model. I carried the Essex/clone as a backup gun for a while with no front sight. For belly distance use it was okay. I went into uniform is mid 1980 and I carried the Colt for three years until we got a new sheriff who made us go to revolvers. Then a Smith Model 28.
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