Finally a carry weapon with some power.
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November 25th, 2012 05:31 PM
Finally a carry weapon with some power.
For a year or two, I have only had two handguns. One is a Diamondback DB380, and the other is a CZ-75 Tactical Sports in 9mm. The 380 is very small and very very easy to conceal. It has always ran 100% with me, and I can hit what I point it at. The CZ on the other hand, I can hit anything I want with it. I am no expert at shooting ( I am only 23), but this is the most accurate I have ever been with a handgun. The first 5 shots out of the box made a nice ragged hole at 25ft. I hit a piece of paper ON EDGE at 75 feet, and a steel gong at 150 yards. I love this gun.
The only problem with it is that it is like trying to conceal a pistol grip shotgun. So I have recently been feeling like I needed an in-between gun. I was teetering between a Glock 29, wanting some 10mm hand cannon power, and a good ole 1911.
Well, a couple of weeks ago I walk into a LGS. They rarely have good deals anymore, but I have been kicking myself for passing on a $700 Dan Wesson 1911 that I saw in there once. Any way I notice this 1911 on the shelf with a price tag of $450. I ask to look at it, and he clears is and hands it to me. I start looking it over and I see Storm Lake Machine engraved on the slide, Caspian arms engraved on the frame, and a handful of small upgrades like an extended mag release, big beaver tail safety, etc. I check the price tag, and it says its 10mm, but when I check the chamber, it says 40sw. The guy behind the counter says it comes with two barrels. I ask if it comes with anything else, and he pulls out the box with the 10mm barrel and 3 mags, a heavy recoil spring and a mag pouch.
I am in love at this point, but I hear this awful sound every time I rack the slide (which is fit pretty well to the frame). I ask if I can field strip it and they are fine with it. I get it apart and I notice that it doesnt have the 1911 swinging barrel link. It has a cam slot like my CZ, which is one of the reasons it is so accurate. I then see that the reverse recoil spring plug is slightly bent and dragging on the spring. I address the issue and we settle at $400 dollars.
I go home, order a briley supported recoil plug and take it to the range. Nice and accurate and I now know I love 10mm. Already have a Galco holster, and I just ordered an Old Faithful IWB holster.
Any way, heres some pictures of it, and one of the trifecta.
I love the ribbed flat top slide.
New recoil plug. No I wasnt pointing it at myself.
November 25th, 2012 05:31 PM
November 25th, 2012 05:40 PM
Congrats on the new (to you) gun.
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November 25th, 2012 05:48 PM
Thanks! As friends have said, once you get the 1911 bug, you are done for.
Here is all I can find on Storm Lake Machine. It seems to be a different company than the Storm Lake that makes a lot of barrels.
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November 25th, 2012 07:23 PM
Congrats on the new gun! Not a 1911 fan myself, but good for you.
I AM however a huge fan of that BEAUTIFUL Tactical sports CZ you have there! That is super nice. One day, one day . . . . ughh, will this wish list ever stop growing!!
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November 25th, 2012 08:51 PM
Congrats on your purchase. And your other guns look good to. Im a big fan of CZs. Wait im a big fan of any gun.
November 25th, 2012 09:48 PM
Seems like a steal at $400. Congrats on your new acquisition!!! Nice.
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November 25th, 2012 10:12 PM
Congrats on the new family member!
November 25th, 2012 10:16 PM
Congrats on the fine score.
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November 25th, 2012 10:37 PM
Congratulations on a great buy and price for a custom 1911.
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November 25th, 2012 11:51 PM
Trust me, it was painful laying out the cash at the register for it but I have not regretted it.
Originally Posted by miller_man
Thanks for the comments guys.
Any one have a particular 10mm defense load that they prefer? So far all I could find locally is Hornady. It doesnt seem that hot of a round though. I hear buffalo bore is pretty stout.
November 26th, 2012 01:37 AM
I have the Hornady 155s - haven't tested them yet, but the numbers seem good. I've got a Glock 20 that I'm going to switch over to once it's proven itself. I would consider looking at the Underwoodammo.com stuff as well - it is hot stuff.
November 26th, 2012 03:05 AM
Nice find! If it cycles well with .40 loads, then you may want to consider getting a stronger recoil spring to shoot the 10's, or it will put more wear and tear on the pistol, at least with full power 10mm loads.
November 26th, 2012 03:12 AM
"With some power," eh? Seems that being able to hit sheets of paper on-edge at will is pretty "powerful." Kudos to CZ for the 75-series pistols, and that's a fact. 9mm notwithstanding.
Hopefully your wonderful new gun will turn out to be just as "powerful" for you. Enjoy!
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November 26th, 2012 10:09 AM
I forgot to mention that it did come with two recoil springs. One is definitely stiffer than the other, so I have been using it with the 10mm. It also had a shock buffer installed, but I don't know how much those help.
Originally Posted by SmokinFool
I might have to order some underwood ammo. That stuff looks promising.
Originally Posted by aus71383
I was more referring to the 380 that I carry every day. With the tiny barrel and no sights, its only so accurate. 380ACP has its limitations as well. I usually feel fine, but there have been times when I am in Atlanta where I would have felt more comfortable with more than 7 rounds of 380.
Originally Posted by ccw9mm
I was using the CZ as a truck/nightstand gun, but I never carried it. It is just too heavy, and there are no good holsters for it. If it was a normal 75, there wouldnt have been a need for the 1911.
November 26th, 2012 02:02 PM
Damn man... that's the steal of the century right there. I'm jealous and I think I hate your face a little bit. Jealous more than anything though... congrats!
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