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Old 03-30-2020, 06:54 AM
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The first I purchased on my own was a series 70 Colt GCNM. I traded a 2.5 inch Model 66 S&W for it in 1981. It was used and was a great shooter. I don't recall having any issues with it. I also don't recall ever changing anything on it, so it is still to this day as delivered. I sold it to my Uncle about fifteen years ago with the stipulation that it comes back to me when he's finished with it. Not in any hurry to see it again.
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:42 AM
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I bought a 1943 Army issued Colt 1911 in 1972 at a local pawn shop. It came with the original Army holster. I paid $75.00 for it. I wish I still had it!
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:57 AM
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Shortly after turning 21, I bought a basic Springfield Armory 1911 from a gunshop in Waco, Texas. I still have it and it's been modified a bit. It was my duty pistol as a leo in the 90's.

I recently bought my 26 yo son his first 1911, a single stack Para Black Ops
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:07 AM
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This Classic Stainless Gold Match Kimber that I had spruced up a couple years ago and cerakoted. Bought it when they first came out in the 90s.

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Old 03-30-2020, 09:46 AM
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A 1943 Colt Model 1911A1 ; what else, when you grew up in Normandy ?
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:53 AM
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Mid seventies, a new Colt Gold Cup followed by a Python.
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Old 03-30-2020, 12:07 PM
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Star PD - NIB - $240 - 1977. Sadly I sold it 42 years later (2019) for $200.
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Old 03-30-2020, 12:41 PM
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I bought a Colt Gold Cup in the 1970's.
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Old 03-30-2020, 02:12 PM
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Colt Government model, 80 series.

They had just started making them in stainless back in the late eighties. Had a trigger like a freight train on a dirt road. I still have it, and after thirty something years the trigger is finally starting to smooth out.
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Old 03-30-2020, 03:53 PM
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A Les Baer Premier purchased in 1998.
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Old 03-30-2020, 05:36 PM
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My first 1911......a 1914 Colt 1911 bring back from WWll. I still have it!! I paid $20 for it. I think I can come out on the deal if I decide to sell it.
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Old 03-30-2020, 06:10 PM
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Springfield Trophy Match I bought about 10 years ago.
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Old 03-30-2020, 06:25 PM
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A few years ago I decided that I wanted a 1911 type handgun. We have a local gunsmith that builds 1911 pistols for many bullseye competitors in the area so I had him build one for me in 45 acp. It instantly became my favorite handgun and I liked it so well that I had another built in 9mm. I enjoy shooting 1911 type handguns much more than any other. They fit just right.
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Old 03-30-2020, 08:36 PM
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GI issue. MP school 1961.
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Old 03-30-2020, 09:39 PM
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My very first 1911, was a nickel plated Colt government series 70 45 cap, with wood double diamond grips. Got it in 1977. Had the three fingered collet bushing too.
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Old 03-30-2020, 10:28 PM
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First 1911

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Old 03-30-2020, 10:40 PM
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OK. Confession time. I shot plastic for a number of years.

This was the first 1911 I bought. I was at an outdoor sports store and asked to hold the TRP and check it out. That was all it took. I ended up selling my Glocks and have never looked back. Because this is a public forum I will not say how many 1911s I now own but I will say more than one.

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Old 03-31-2020, 12:17 AM
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Mine was the Magnum Research DE 1911G.



It was a hell of a gun for the $$, but I sold it because I decided I wanted something with FSC (and the initial models did not offer that option). However, it was dead-balls accurate, superb slide-to-frame fit and the trigger was phenominal for a Sub-$800 production 1911.
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Old 03-31-2020, 03:31 AM
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1990 Colt Mk IV

Colt sent this to me though my FFL to replace a problematic King Cobra (the third and last Mk V revolver I owned). I have had it ever since. Dave Severn refinished it for me a few years ago with his Hard Hat finish and trued up the hammer and beveled the razor-sharp edges on it, giving it a matching finish to the rest of the gun. He also installed a Colt O1918 repro mainspring housing for me and refinished it to match as well. This photo does not do his work justice. It is a far better looking gun than it was with its polished blue finish. I replaced the OEM neoprene wraparound grips that came with it a few years back with the Colt double-diamond logo grips shown. Trigger and sights are bone stock and I see no need to change them.

Every once in a while, when I am under the weather and running a high fever, I start to miss having a King Cobra, but I have never been sick enough to want to trade this 1911 off for one.
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Old 03-31-2020, 04:53 AM
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A 5" Mk IV/Series '70 in polished nickle. It was 1978 and I can still remember what the cost was with, and without, tax. Been hooked on them ever since.
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Old 03-31-2020, 06:07 AM
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An AMT Hardballer. Not all that bad of a gun but not overly great. Must not ave been too bad because I became a hardcore 1911 fan.
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Old 03-31-2020, 03:02 PM
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I've got a good one for you guys. About 20 years ago I decided I wanted to own a WWII 1911A1. After searching online and at local shops I bought a really nice Remington Rand 1911A1 in all original condition with apparently original parts and original parkerizing. After some time passed and as my 1911 interests increased, I decided to research the serial number. Low and behold, it was manufactured on May 3, 1943 the day I was born!

I ended up selling it several years later when money got tight and still regret it to this day. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. Carry on.
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Old 03-31-2020, 03:07 PM
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I've got a good one for you guys. About 20 years ago I decided I wanted to own a WWII 1911A1. After searching online and at local shops I bought a really nice Remington Rand 1911A1 in all original condition with apparently original parts and original parkerizing. After some time passed and as my 1911 interests increased, I decided to research the serial number. Low and behold, it was manufactured on May 3, 1943 the day I was born!

I ended up selling it several years later when money got tight and still regret it to this day. That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. Carry on.
Wow, sorry you had to sell it. Thanks for sharing. I hope to one day get a 1911A1 from the CMP.
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Old 03-31-2020, 04:01 PM
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A stainless Colt Government Model series 80 in right around 1984 or 85.
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Old 03-31-2020, 04:36 PM
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First 1911 was a new stainless Series 80 GCNM my father gave me in the early 1990s, before either of us knew all that much about 1911s or handguns in general. It’s a fairly crude, unimpressive gun. For sentimental reasons, I won’t sell it or modify it, but I don’t find it enjoyable to shoot. My experience with it actually delayed my entry into 1911 fandom for a number of years.
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