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    new 1911...

    well, new to me, anyway. my warehouse supervisor is trying to fund a new bushmaster varminter, so he decided to dump a few of his handguns. he offered this one to me, an old llama .45 (at least 20 years old), for $150, with 2 mags and 50 rounds of winchester target ammo.





    i took it to the range today, and ran all 50 rounds he gave me, plus another 50 i bought.

    wow.

    i shot my dad's colt officer many, many years ago, but i thought nothing of it. i think i finally understand the fascination with 1911's now. i'm going back to the range this weekend, and see how many rounds i can put through it before my arm gets tired.


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    Llamas' kind of got a bad rap over their quality control and alot of folks won't have anything to do with them. Kind of buyer beware. I've bought and sold several over the years and all of them functioned very well. I had no complaints.
    Take it out and wear it out at the range. You'll end up hooked on 1911s tho.
    We will be much better off when we learn to deal with things as they really are, instead of how we wish them to be!

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    Good buy!
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    if all is well ...grab it and RUN !
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    Just call me a pessimistic optimist !

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    Ah, the case of 1911-itis is starting. Learn to recognize the symptoms. First, you'll start fondling the pistol, just for a little bit. The urge will take you to the pistol on commercial breaks. Next, you will start thinking back to your range session and wonder when you can go again. Next, you will start planning your range trips and wondering what you'll need to do around the house to get a "pass" to the range. After that you'll start shopping for affordable ammo - a lot of it. Next comes more mags and then someone here will suggest you start looking at a newer version. Then you start doing the mental math, hoping to find a way to buy another 1911 without adversely affecting your family budget.

    There is no cure for 1911-itis. Accept it. It's easy to get hooked! Just feed your hunger - feed your thirst. Practice often, buy ammo (bulk) and lots of magazines. Accessories will be justified in your mind because "they really don't cost that much................... Congrats on your new pistol!
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    I might be wrong, but don't think everything is interchangeable between Llamas and the standard 1911.

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    I don't think they are either. But, it's a start in the right direction. I've shot Llamas and didn't have any issues. Friends, however, have had some problems. It all depends on who cared for the gun and how well they did it!
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    There's just something about a 1911, enjoy!
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    The old Llamas are surprisingly accurate, aren't they? A friend of mine had an older Llama and a Colt Delta Elite, and it drove him crazy that the Llama would out shoot the Colt hands down. The real achille's heel of the older Llamas is their tendency to wear out too soon. Enjoy your gun - it was a good deal.
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    I sure have shot the Llama Mamas before and the ones that I shot worked fine. Not the best triggers for sure.
    Keep it clean (especially in the extractor area) & keep a good lube on the rails.
    Yep, you're hooked already.
    I can see a few Colts in your future.
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    Enjoy it and expect to start spending more money on 1911's.
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    nice!
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    parts is parts

    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    I might be wrong, but don't think everything is interchangeable between Llamas and the standard 1911.
    In general, and depending on which model you have, the only parts that are not interchangeable with Colt stuff is grips (screw spacing) and plunger tube (attaches with screws). The mag catch may be smaller on the left side, but that's easy to fix.

    Llamas are one of the undiscovered bargains in handguns. Some of the older (1940s, no slide rib, wood grips) small-frame 1911s are miniature works of art. I'm buying all I can find.

    Y'all forget I mentioned this, Okay?

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