Why I like the 1911

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    Why I like the 1911

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    Nice shooting.

    'Another Springfield fan here. I actually gave the full-length two-piece guide rod on my 'loaded' model a chance, to see if I saw any advantage. However, once I found the two-piece had come partially unscrewed when I stripped it down, it was outta there and replaced with a GI guide rod. No difference in the performance of the firearm after the switch-over, other than that I know it is more reliable now.

    Oddly (or not), my wife prefers a full-size 1911 over any other handgun in my collection, and she's not a shooter. She just decided on her own that it felt and pointed the best, and shot like an ace the first time she ever shot it.

    She hates my Glocks.
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    I swear, some people can shoot a hair of a fly's behind... unfortunately I'm not one of them, I'm lucky to hit the slice of watermelon on the dinner plate the fly was sitting on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder71 View Post
    I swear, some people can shoot a hair of a fly's behind... unfortunately I'm not one of them, I'm lucky to hit the slice of watermelon on the dinner plate the fly was sitting on.
    Yeah, all of these accuracy threads are bumming me out too.
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    Secondhand owner of a Springfield 1911-A1 (with a few 'custom' bits- extended ambi- safety levers, beavertail grip safety, skeletonized hammer, and rubber grips).

    Best shooting gun I own- and most accurate. Which makes me kinda sad (well, not exactly 'sad')- my 1911 is more accurate at 100yds than my .22 rifle.

    I LOVE my Springfield. My first time taking it to the range, I was amazed. I had never shot groups like that with anything other than a Glock (which I am NOT proud of), but even with that admission- nothing fit my hand like this 1911.

    And, just to make it better, the first time my wife shot it she stacked 8 rounds on the X at 14yds. ...then I had to fight her to get it back...
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    Nice vid... nice shooting too!
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    Eventually I will add a 1911 to my stable. But for now I'm more into revolvers but have to go old school with a 1911.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder71 View Post
    I swear, some people can shoot a hair of a fly's behind... unfortunately I'm not one of them, I'm lucky to hit the slice of watermelon on the dinner plate the fly was sitting on.
    Heck, I can't even see a target that size at 50 yards.

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    Once again, another quality video! Nice job!
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    Nice video, and nice review.

    As an aside, it seems I've read a lot of issues with folks bumping the slide release lever while using a thumbs forward grip. I use my support hand's thumb to keep my firing hand's thumb curled down, like how you would grip a revolver (thumb over thumb). I've never accidentally bumped the slide release on any of my pistols. While I might sacrifice some stability in theory, in practice, I see no difference, and I don't need to worry about my thumb mucking up the proper function of the gun. FWIW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder71 View Post
    I swear, some people can shoot a hair of a fly's behind... unfortunately I'm not one of them, I'm lucky to hit the slice of watermelon on the dinner plate the fly was sitting on.
    I haven't found the caliber that's quite small enough to pick individual hairs off, but if a fly is dumb enough to land on my target it will find a .45 ACP round up its rearend.



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    Well I'm shocked to see any solid parts of the fly remain after taking a .45 acp round....
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    .45 is the minimum caliber I would feel safe with for fly defense. Hehehehehe
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    Accuracy and its extreme pursuit is fun. Good video and very inspiring! Fun to see 1911s performing like show ponies. I can make hits with fair decency but couldn't roll 'em off like that, at that distance, with that speed.

    "The 1911 is extremely ergonomic and that's what draws me to the handgun. This thing fits me like a glove. It's just a very comfortable handgun to shoot. It's very narrow, has the perfect grip angle and that single-action trigger is just amazing. "

    "...a 1911 will make a marginal shooter a good shooter..."

    Preach on brother!

    What's the fellow's name? His presentation is very clear and listenable. He's self-possessed without being a jerk about it.


    "Oddly (or not), my wife prefers a full-size 1911 over any other handgun in my collection, and she's not a shooter. She just decided on her own that it felt and pointed the best, and shot like an ace the first time she ever shot it."

    Hi WHEC724;

    My petite wife's the same way and and has been since day one. It's almost scary how much of a natural affinity she's had for the 1911.


    Some 10-yard efforts with ball equivalent handloaded 230 grain FMJ round nose handloads from a Colt Gold Cup .45(what's that one doing "off towards Jonses'?").



    A 25-yard effort with a really fine built-for-the-purpose target revolver, a Colt Officer's Model Match and a general purpose .38 Special handload put together with mixed headstamp brass.



    Same revolver: 10 shots at 10 yards with an "accuracy" handload concoction.


    The fly and the .45 is fun. I once used a .220 Swift to shoot a red wasp that landed on a target, from a hundred yards off the bench rest.

    Got him with the first shot. The backside of the target showed the most wasp goo.
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