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  1. 1911 Failure to feed? Bad ammo?

    Semi-Auto Handgun Discussion
    Hey everyone, so I had something interesting happen today while firing my Colt Walther 1911 22lr Rail Gun. I was using that Winchester 22lr boxed ammo that comes with 555 cartridges. I noticed that 1/10 times the gun would jam and have a failure to feed, leaving the next cartridge not completely...
  2. Pair of 1911's

    Gun Related Pictures
    Just got a Rock Island Arms Baby Rock, stuck a set of DuraGrips .380 Tactical Two Face grips on it to look similar to the VZ G10 Operators on my Para and am loving it! Now I need to be able to go out a fire some rounds through this little gem.
  3. Colt M45 cerakote & ion-bond USMC roll slide pricing/appraisal.

    Collectors Corner
    Trying to see if anyone can orient me in the right direction. I have two Colt 1911 with the "COLT *** USMC" marked on the slide. I am the first and original owner of both of the pistols which came directly from Colt. The cerakote pistol was purchased before Colt was told to remove "COLT ***...
  4. 1911 Recoil vs .357 Magnum

    General Gun Discussion
    I'm looking to buy my first 1911 this holiday. I'm going to try firing one before I buy one, but I've read numerous forum discussions on the recoil of the .45 auto through the 1911 platform. Almost everyone online says it's somewhere between a 9mm and a 357 magnum recoil-wise; not as snappy as...
  5. Newbie here//Thoughts on the Taurus PT1911

    Semi-Auto Handgun Discussion
    Buying my first handgun today. I really havent heard much bad about the Taurus PT1911, so I am thinking about going and picking one up today. Academy has them for $500, so I figured why not. Does anyone have any experience with the gun that can shed some light on the quality and if its a bad...
  6. Question on which 1911 you'd suggest for women (wife's Bday present)

    Semi-Auto Handgun Discussion
    Hey guys, I posted this on thefiringline as well, just wanted to get some suggestions on a potential purchase of a new pistol for my wife. My wife and I have just gotten into shooting, it's been about 14 months now are we are really enjoying it. We've picked up a few pieces over the last six...
  7. polished steel 1911?

    Semi-Auto Handgun Discussion
    What are the cheapest 1911s that have polished steel frames and slides?
  8. Value of 1911 Colt 45?

    Semi-Auto Handgun Discussion
    Hi, My dad recently gave me a 1911, Colt 45. His father took possession of the gun while in the army during WW 1. The production number is: 194255. The pistol has not been fired, (or cleaned) since then. It appears to be in good condition. I’m considering selling it, however I don’t know what a...
  9. In need for some opinions

    Concealed Carry
    Hello! Just made an account to ask some people's opinion, since it's been bothering me for a while now. In short, this is what I would like to "decide", if it's even possible. I would like to know whether or not I should stay with my current pistol. Before I get to the story, I'm going to...
  10. 1911: My first time

    Semi-Auto Handgun Discussion
    When Dad died in 2012, I came into possession of his handgun, a Colt .45 (1911 - Series 80 - LW Commander). The wife and I took a handgun safety course last week and it was there I fired Dad's gun for the first time. I've fired a rifle before, a .22 pea-shooter, but the magic of firearms...
  11. Greetings from a near total noob

    New Members Introduction
    I've never fired a handgun before in my life. I've fired a .22 rifle a couple times, but I never caught the gun fever. I'm 54 years old, and it's time to get my Man-Card punched. My dad died a few years back and among other things, he passed to me his Colt Mark IV Series 80 Lightweight...
  12. Now I can always open carry!

    Concealed Carry
    I made this for myself so I can always open carry! what do you guys think?
  13. Video: Girlfriend's new Browning 1911 22lr Pistol

    Semi-Auto Handgun Discussion
  14. 1911 help

    General Gunsmithing
    I have, what's probably a dumb question, but I've searched Google over and I can't find an answer (which means that it's so obvious that no one has ever asked). Anyway, in re-assembly, what happens if you miss the barrel link with the slide stop? Is it even possible? If so, how would you tell? I...
  15. First 1911 purchase

    Semi-Auto Handgun Discussion
    Hello Mates, I am in the market for a 1911. I have shot them countless times and find them far superior to any other weapon I have used. It is time to add one to my collection. So far my favorite is the Colt Marine Corps 1911. Being in the Corps i have used this one the most. However Sig's...
  16. New to the Forum from North Carolina

    New Members Introduction
    :thumbsup: Greetings one and all! I am new to this forum but have been active on other boards for about a year. I am a conceal carry permit holder. I am from the Pilot Mountain area (central part of the state, just north of Winston-Salem). My favorite is my Auto Ordinance 1911A 45ACP. I...
  17. 10mm 1911

    Semi-Auto Handgun Discussion
    I just got my hands on a Rock Island Armory 1911 TAC II FS 10mm, and let me tell you what, this 10mm round has been on the back burner for way too long. I like the pistol, its fairly basic, with the exception of the VZ grips, and front fiber optic and rear fully adjustable sight. It has ambi...
  18. Kimber users need some answers

    General Gun Discussion
    Ok I am about to invest into a Kimber Desert Warrior. I have a Custom TLE II but I want to upgrade to the desert warrior and take some things that I have on my TLE II and put it on the Desert Warrior. I want to know if the lanyard ring is connected to the back strap or the frame. I want to put a...
  19. Ruger 1911 & Ruger 1911 CMD

    Semi-Auto Handgun Discussion
    Hey guys, Our local gun store has the Ruger 1911 and Ruger 1911 CMD on display. I have read a few reviews of those two guns but I can't decide if they are worth it. What do you guys think? Should I buy one of these? Thank's anyway for your help
  20. Looking for a 1911

    General Gun Discussion
    I'm looking to purchase a new 1911 for home protection. Either the .45 or the 9mm compact version. I'm looking for people's opinions on all the different brands and their reliability. I don't currently have the budget to spend $1000 on one, looking more around $500. I know this limits my...