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Old 08-16-2018, 07:36 PM
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Thompson Auto Ordnance. 1st gun purchase 30 years ago. Still have it.
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That's exactly like the one I had, minus the aftermarket mods. Congratulations on getting one that actually worked.
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Old 08-16-2018, 07:37 PM
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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, 07:43 PM
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a colt sistema or ballester molina, can't recall which. had just gotten my c&r.

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Old 08-16-2018, 07:45 PM
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A used Taurus PT1911, blue, with rail, in 45 acp. Previous owner(s) installed an aftermarket beavertail and a magwell. Heinie Straight-8 sights. Great shooter. Don't plan to ever sell it.
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Old 08-16-2018, 07:50 PM
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My first 1911 was an Electroless Nickel Colt MkIV Series 70 purchased in late 1982. It was reliable with JHPs right out of the box. I got hard up for cash and ended up selling it to my then brother in law who still has it. He and my sister ended up getting divorced but we are still friends. For years I missed that gun but getting a Les Baer TRS 10 years ago put that to rest. Tony has taken good care of it and over the years it has alternated with his GP100 on night stand duty so all is well that ends well.
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Old 08-16-2018, 07:53 PM
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That's exactly like the one I had, minus the aftermarket mods. Congratulations on getting one that actually worked.
Well, it worked ok until I tried to reload for it way back. That was a disaster. runs factory ammo fine. I bought it just like it is except it had the factory sights on it. The front dang near fell off then I had them changed. It still shoot it occasionally. It rattles like a sack of marbles in a coffee can when you shake it. I still dig it though. And BTW, I didn't put that scratch on it.
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:41 PM
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Not a true 1911 but it was somewhat of a copy. Bought a lightly used Star PD for an off duty gun and loved it. It shot very well with the old Speer 200gr "flying ashtrays" and carried beautifully. Colt came out with the Stainless Officers Model and I thought it would be the ultimate off duty gun. That Officers Model was painful to shoot , it felt a lot heavier than it actually was and the accuracy was absolutely the worst of any gun I've ever owned. I think I could have stood INSIDE a barn and shot in any direction and still not hit anything. I still miss that STAR PD, one of the worst trade ins I ever made.
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Old 08-16-2018, 08:55 PM
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Colt Government series 80 bought used on NYC Target Permit from gunshop in downtown Manhattan not far from City Hall. Still have it. Been to the gunsmith a few times, reblued, new sights etc. Still shoots well. Even tried it for a while as a .400 Cor-Bon.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:40 PM
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Back in the 1990s, I bought a new Springfield Armory 1911 in a rather strange configuration, an Ultra Compact slide on a full size frame, V-10 porting and a high polish stainless finish.

Good looking gun but; SHARP edges everywhere, actually cut myself on it once or twice. Prone to jamming. Very prone. I traded it off.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:01 PM
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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.
Ditto except I sold mine in the 70's and damnit, I wish I had it back.
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:02 PM
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Since she 17 1967 I carry a .45
First was Military, rest seem to multiply lol.
I owned Kimbers, Sigs, yet love my Caspian Custom. It NEVER failed in 10years now. I used it much I was competing. Nam proved first hand hard to beat a .45!


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Old 08-16-2018, 10:29 PM
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70 Gold cup on the left, and yes I still have it...
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:46 PM
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Wow. So many people here have Colts as a first gun.........
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Old 08-16-2018, 10:54 PM
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LW Commander from the 70's. Carried for about 20 years for duty and recreation. Frame finally cracked at the slide lock. Sold the slide for more than I originally paid for the gun!
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:06 PM
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Kimber Custom Target II stainless bought used in 2002 for $750. I still have it although it is not in its original configuration. I've tweaked it a bit. HATE that stupid plastic mainspring housing, so I replaced it with a "snakeskin" pattern Ed Brown mainspring housing and beveled magazine well...MUCH better.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:07 PM
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First experience with a 1911 was back in the mid-1970s, borrowed a GI that my work buddy owned. Got to shoot it at 25 yards and it was minute of man accurate. If you shook it, it rattled. Turned me off 1911s until 2002 when I bought a new Colt NRM 1991. Still have it, 100% reliable, no malfunctions ever in 2-3,000 rounds.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:13 PM
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Wow. So many people here have Colts as a first gun.........
This may come as a shock but when many of us bought our first 1911, Colt was the only one .
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:20 PM
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A Series 70 Combat Commander in .38 Super, back in 1980, for whopping $250. The gun would not hit the side of a barn, and to add insult to injury, it would shoot brass back in my face. Tried to sell it, but did not want to take the financial hit. Eventually did some upgrades - Millet sights, slide tightening, Bar-Sto barrels in .38 Super and 9mm, long ejector. Pretty decent shooter now. In fact, it's my IDPA gun with the 9mm barrel installed.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:22 PM
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:33 PM
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Colt 70 Series Gold Cup.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:34 PM
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TRP . I still have it.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:45 PM
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Kimber Warrior and still have it.
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:03 AM
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M y first was a Remington Rand but did not keep it very long as I just had to have a Colt. That was 40 years ago or so, I bought a nickle Combat Commander which I still have today.
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:18 AM
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1991 Delta Elite bought new in 1999 (yep, it sat on long time at the LGS). Didn’t know anything about 1911 or the caliber back then, it just looked kinda cool, and was cheap. Still have it and seeing the new offerings’ prices, I am glad I do.

Learned a lot since, thanks to this forum, and added a few more.

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Old 08-17-2018, 06:18 AM
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stainless steel Randall. Still have it.
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