It Won't Be Long Now...

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    It Won't Be Long Now...

    and I'll be joining the 1911 owner's of America!

    The Pinklady and I went today looked. Was intending to take a 2nd look at a Springfield that I saw last week, but once we got there and started looking at it compared to the other's around it. I decided on another one.

    The one we went to look at was a Stainless 5" "Mil Spec" model.

    I also looked at a Champion GI model, and a Remington R1. It was with the Remington I notice that the beaver tail after handling a few of them was starting to irritate the web of my hand and then I noticed the difference in the beaver tails. Some: the Mil-Spec, Remington R1, Champion all had the same beaver tail which is what I call a "half" beaver tail or "narrow".

    Then I laid eyes on the Springfield "Loaded" models. They had a Trophy Match, but I didn't care for it. They had three Loaded's.

    A Park'd version with night sights.
    A Black/Stainless with adjustable sights.
    A Stainless with the regular Novak sights.

    The Stainless Loaded is now on Lay-A-Away

    It has what I call the "full" beaver tail, which is wider and more comfortable on the web of the hand. I like stainless over Park'd any day of the week, so that was the end of that.

    Woohoo, can't wait.

    Of course you know when I get it, pics will be posted.
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    Very nice

    I really like the Springfield Loaded line

    Now you gotta decide what leather your gonna wrap it in.
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    As an FYI, GIs, MILSPECs, and the basic R1 do not have beavertail safeties, or even 1/2 beaver tails etc. those are just your standard grip safety that would have been found on the M1911A1 and other types. The upswept grip safety of the Loaded etc. IS what is referred to a beaver tail grip safety.

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    Now you will see what all the fuss is about....... They are just pure shooters! I love me some 1911!
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    Congrats! Enjoy. Now, what did the Pink Lady get? It's just not fair you get "Loaded" and she gets what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Congrats! Enjoy. Now, what did the Pink Lady get? It's just not fair you get "Loaded" and she gets what?
    She gets "Loaded" too!

    She told me, "Go ahead and choose which one you want". And the guy behind the counter said he wishes he had a wife like that.

    I'm a lucky man We both talk about which gun will be our next purchase, because they are all "ours". She has one that is her's, the Pinklady (S&W Mod 60 (no dash) with the pink grips), and I switch off between carrying the PM9, LCR, Glock 19 EXO, etc. She mainly carries the LCP though because it's small, light and easier for her to carry. We both enjoy shooting all of them though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkruf View Post
    She gets "Loaded" too!

    She told me, "Go ahead and choose which one you want". And the guy behind the counter said he wishes he had a wife like that.

    I'm a lucky man We both talk about which gun will be our next purchase, because they are all "ours". She has one that is her's, the Pinklady (S&W Mod 60 (no dash) with the pink grips), and I switch off between carrying the PM9, LCR, Glock 19 EXO, etc. She mainly carries the LCP though because it's small, light and easier for her to carry. We both enjoy shooting all of them though.
    Ok, as long as she didn't get the T-Shirt!
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    Congrats and welcome to the 1911 club



    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    Now you will see what all the fuss is about....... They are just pure shooters! I love me some 1911!
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    Till I get on back home! Sorry xD I had to say it
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    Quote Originally Posted by guardmt View Post
    Till I get on back home! Sorry xD I had to say it
    ? huh
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    You've chosen wisely. If I could do it again, I'd get the stainless too. I got the park'ed because it was in the LGS for many, many months and the owner got tired of the tearful goodbyes every time I left.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tkruf View Post
    ? huh
    Army cadence, And it wont be long....
    Till I get on back home.
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    Quote Originally Posted by guardmt View Post
    Army cadence, And it wont be long....
    Till I get on back home.
    Use to drive a cadillac, now I ruck it on my back.
    Ok, some things die hard, don't they?
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    You will love the Black Stainless. One of the best looking 1911s out there and it shoots well. I had a Kimber Black Stainless, (Eclipse) , and it was stolen after getting it just right for me.
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