Took the class, now to send off!!!

Took the class, now to send off!!!

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    Took the class, now to send off!!!

    well, i took my CCW class this morning, went really well but felt repititous after all the reaind on here and countless times reading the state laws on it. now i just have to send it off.

    the instructor was impressed with my pre WWII 1911, but said he would NEVER carry one condition one, said it is unsafe without the new firing pin safety. what do yall think?
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    optikal,

    I think he's trying to trade you out of your highly desireable 1911.

    Gotta watch those Louisiana boys!

    Your 1911 was designed to carry condition, one safety on.

    By J M Browning ... enough said!

    Firing pin safety was designed to "lawyer proof" no other valid reason for a "fix" to a non existent problem. And to provide a new "selling point" of course.

    If it concerns you for some reason, get a springfield or other titanium firing pin fitted (and spring to match) and forget about the imaginary AD.

    Up until buying Springfields 5-6 years ago, I carried one or another 1911A "old style GI" with a few minor mods, for well over 30 years.

    And yup, they hit the deck a time or two, never a problem.

    Most of the time my .45's had the grip safety pinned shut, won't recommend that, and I don't do that anymore, but that was never a problem either.

    Use and enjoy your 1911, it'll still last another 60 years easily, or use his advice as an excuse to get somthing newer, personally I've found the Springfield mil-spec to be just about perfect out of the box carry gun for me.

    Three of them on hand , over 5,000 rounds each (FMJ, that's all I ever shoot, it's what the 1911 was designed for) and never problem 1, no problems period.

    Probably find your current 1911 to be the same, just goes bang when you want it to and loads up another round.

    EVERY TIME!

    As Always ... JMHO, YMMV

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    I wouldn't carry that 1911 simply because of it's value.
    Carry a gun you don't mind losing.

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    I'd carry what you have...proudly!
    Sounds to me like you're good to go.

    Stay armed...Go 1911!...stay safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AirForceShooter View Post
    I wouldn't carry that 1911 simply because of it's value.
    Carry a gun you don't mind losing.

    AFS



    that would be like telling me not to drive my 65fastback because its valueable. if you dont use it, it is not worth anything
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    this gun doesnt have a terrible amount of "value", except to me. but it functions flawlessly and goes bang when it should, all safety's work, im comfortable with it so i will carry it till i get a lightweight commander. but an AR comes first because of the fear of an AW ban, AGAIN!

    the gun is a mismatch, frame is early colt, slide is remington rand, finish on frame is good at best and finish on slide is decent at best. i bought it for what it has seen, means alot to me that the gun has probably seen 2 world wars and more. i would like to have it hard chromed with the engravings "to keep and bear arms" and "freedom isnt free" on the sides of the slide and have a reliability and accuracy job done at clarks (where i took my CCW class this morning) and keep it for a BBQ gun!

    oh, i only paid 400 for the 1911 so im happy as could be
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