/r/1911

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Talk about the 1911 pistol in all of its forms.

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/r/1911

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Reliable 1911 with rail.

So I'm a 1911 whore. I've owned a RIA and a Tisas. I'm looking to step up and snag me a name brand 1911. I really want a SA Operator but I wanna see different models. Kimber keeps coming through but the horror stories I keep hearing makes me back off. Any suggestions?

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2024/06/20
00:37 UTC

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Clean & simple engraving I did on this Colt 🐎

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2024/06/20
00:30 UTC

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My wife has been helping me coordinate my wardrobe

Never realized how much these looked alike until my wife mentioned it.

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2024/06/19
23:42 UTC

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Are there any double stack 10mm 1911s under $1500 that are better than this?

31 Comments
2024/06/19
22:30 UTC

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Sig p938 legion hammer question

Looking to purchase my first 1911 style pistol as I’ve only carried glocks. My question is, can you lower the hammer, insert magazine and leave it that way and then if needed to draw just rack the slide and shoot? Any difference doing that with safety on vs off? Thanks for the help 😅

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2024/06/19
22:25 UTC

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Rock Island Ultra Tac 10mm 4.25” Failure to Feed

I recently acquired a factory new Rock Island 1911 in 10mm. Through two different magazines, and three types of 180-200gr fmj It has been struggling to feed rounds into the chamber. Mostly it likes to ram the next round into the feed ramp. Sometimes it gets halfway into the chamber but doesn’t fully seat. This will also happen when a new mag is loaded and the slide lock released. Is polishing the feed ramp the key? Maybe a lighter recoil spring? Have tried tuning the extractor with no luck. Any suggestions?

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2024/06/19
20:42 UTC

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Wanting to build something like this. Where is the best place/site to find a 1911 lower with built in rail new or used? TIA

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2024/06/19
19:15 UTC

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Rented a SW1911 E today

I'm getting ready to pick up my first 1911 on Friday, and figured I'd rent one just for fun at the range. It ended up being a SW 1911 E. The trigger felt a little long for me, but wow, did it shoot. I had my Glock copy with me, which shoots fine for what it is, but my groups were 1/3 the size with the 1911. It was a real pleasure to shoot. I didn't really notice what the the weight of the trigger pull was, but the 9MM is around 3# (Timney Alpha Glock trigger), and it didn't feel much heavier. This makes me look forward to getting mine and setting it up for me.

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2024/06/19
18:44 UTC

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Thoughts on Alchemy 1911

I want to get a 1911 preferably prime compact, I haven’t found anything better in brand or custom. I would prefer a 3.5 inch barrel as I’m use to the shield plus and a Glock 43x so size of the barrel I can see on their website is 4.25in which is their smallest option. I know the staccato c2 and cs is the perfect size for me but I hear it’s better to get a custom then a gun that’s been mass produced in a factory where some might have minor flaws in detail. What are your thoughts. Also I know a lot of people will have set opinions on ammo in 45 or 9, I’ll have to pick 9m as I carry critical duty anyways more rounds in a magazine

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2024/06/19
16:07 UTC

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Will this work in a regular ol 5 inch government holster even though it is a double stack?

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2024/06/19
06:42 UTC

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Joined the club with the Tisas M1911A1

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2024/06/19
04:53 UTC

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First post. Dope pic?

Put a new light on the ole lady today and haven’t been able to walk into a different room without her🔥

5 Comments
2024/06/19
04:25 UTC

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Our (Firearm) Lord and Savior

Excuse me, do you have time to talk about our (firearm) Lord and savior, John Moses Browning?

2 Comments
2024/06/19
04:22 UTC

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Are there any actual cons to using grease in your 1911?

Yes I know that oil is supposed to be what goes on a 1911 , but is there any reason you cannot use grease? A gun grease, specifically, besides for storage.

57 Comments
2024/06/19
02:05 UTC

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Grip search

Anybody personally bought or know any place to get wood looking grips with a thumb relief cut for a full government model. Preferably made of g10 or similar material, just looking to go a more classic look while retaining/gaining some more positive gripping/handling.

9 Comments
2024/06/19
01:12 UTC

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Looking for a smith.

Hello everyone, I am in the Austin area. Can anyone recomend a real 1911 gunsmith. A shop that can do custom work right the first time. I don't mind traveling say 200 miles in any direction. Do it right once an don't cry about it later.

Thanks y'all.

5 Comments
2024/06/18
23:50 UTC

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Holster compatibility?

Are 1911 holsters universal? I have a DW Valor and am looking for a good OWB holster for use at the range.

7 Comments
2024/06/18
20:49 UTC

101

1911 TRP

Does anyone know how to get one of these in California. Los Angeles area. If anyone can help me out. First time buying a gun. I want this one in particular. Any help thank you.

20 Comments
2024/06/18
18:25 UTC

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Would y’all consider this a 1911?

120 Comments
2024/06/18
17:17 UTC

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Just picked up this vintage beauty

I went to my local gun store looking for Hoppes and Gun Scrubber. I ended up seeing this old Springfield Armory Stainless Champion on the wall and I had to have it. I have not owned a 1911 before but I had done some research and was thinking of a cheap Tisas or Rock Island. So happy I got this Stainless Champion instead.

Can't wait to take it to the range next weekend!

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2024/06/18
16:58 UTC

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The case of the reluctant slide stops.

Project Kimber (I mean hey, if you're going to cut one up, not a bad guinea pig):

OEM slide stop works perfectly yet two different (from highly respected sources) replacements slides stops fail to function.

In both cases, remove the slide, insert a magazine and the stops move up without issue. So too, with the slide installed and held into position, both slide stops easily do their thing.

One thing I've not tried is to remove the plunger and spring but with the plunger in place and the slide removed, both slide stops move freely as a magazine is inserted.

Install the slide and with three different magazines I get 0% function with one stop, under 10% with the other barely grabbing the slide when it does sort of work.

Only two noticeable differences I can find: The grooves for the slide is actually wider on the two aftermarket stops than the oem stop (.006" and .008"). From the pin, one aftermarket is about .004" shorter than OEM, the other is .031" longer.

Any ideas on what I'm missing? My gut says that the groove for the slide is the culprit but those gently oversized grooves seem to point in a different direction.

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2024/06/18
16:48 UTC

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Live Free Armory Made It Right

Hey guys, a couple months ago I made a post about optic issues with my lfa apollo 11, and how they wouldn't answer my emails. THEY ANSWERED A COUPLE DAYS AFTER I SOLD IT. well I was bummed because they said they would ship me another slide and I didn't have the gun anymore. Well they offered me a discount on the compact model that brought the price down to a few bucks more than I sold it for, so I bought one.

The apollo 11 compact has been great and the optic stays on even after about 500 rounds being shot through it so far. The gun is very reliable and accurate just like my first one. I ran like 5 hst 124gr holler points through it and had no issue. The only gripe I have is the grip felt less grippy than the first one so I stippled it and now its amazing.

TLDR Live free armory made things right and their new optic cut works great.

4 Comments
2024/06/18
16:39 UTC

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new to 1911s... mag recommendation

https://preview.redd.it/tw22pxw4vc7d1.png?width=642&format=png&auto=webp&s=c2c39999fe2c280eff4db4973ccc265b8241c959

After browsing here for a while I finally bought a 1911, Springfield Garrison, but it only came with one mag!
I was reading that Wilson Combat mags are good, is this the one? is it compatible with the one I got?

13 Comments
2024/06/18
16:18 UTC

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Really love the classic M1911A1 platform, but prefer 10mm

I love the look, feel and performance of the classic 1911, but the 10mm is vastly better than the .45 ACP, and thus I’ve chosen it as my primary large caliber semi auto round. I don’t want to stockpile another round, so my question is, where can I find a 1911 with that classic look, but it still chambered in 10mm? I already have a DW Razorback. I love it, but was wondering if there’s something akin to the Colt Government classic 1911 in 10mm?

Thanks!

21 Comments
2024/06/18
15:19 UTC

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