Lifes too short to shoot an ugly gun.

Lifes too short to shoot an ugly gun.

This is a discussion on Lifes too short to shoot an ugly gun. within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; ...or so says a good friend of mine who carries this Springfield Armory 1911...as his duty weapon. And while I do carry and shoot "ugly ...

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    Lifes too short to shoot an ugly gun.

    ...or so says a good friend of mine who carries this Springfield Armory 1911...as his duty weapon. And while I do carry and shoot "ugly guns" I thought some of you 1911 junkies would appreciate this beautiful carry piece.





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    Post your pics of your prettiest carry pistol, because life really is too short to not at least look at some pretty guns.
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    It is one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen. How much was it? If you don't mind the personal question
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    They are left in full possession of them."

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    Im not real sure..he would never tell me exactly. Every time someone asks, he just says "enough to make you appreciate it".

    I cant believe that he carries this daily, as his duty weapon.
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    That's REAL nice!

    I wouldn't carry it, either...but it would probably get just as much wear from me fondling it, anyway...
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    I particulary like the scales of justice on the rear of the slide, and of course the Texas outline and lone stars.
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    Nice :)

    I'll carry ugly pistols, thankx. Can you imagine an engraving job on my P3AT?
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    I have enormous appreciation of aesthetics and the work on that gun is absolutely staggering - but to carry? No way - I go back to function and basic form, ''sans bling'' !

    The basket weave on slide top is amazing.
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    No pretty guns for me. Mine are tools, nothing more.
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    That is one pretty 1911. WOW

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    Wow, I'm not even a huge 1911 fan, and that thing is beautiful! Im going to need a cigarette after that experience!! That is a FINE engraving job to say the least. Im curious how much that gun is now worth. I have looked at guns for sale with engraving ALL OVER like this one (Not quite as appealing to me as this one you have shown is, i love the basketweave and the stars, the justice scales are very appropriate for the gun as well.)
    Being an everyday carry.. for me personally- - I dont know about that. I think i would value that gun way too much to carry it on a daily basis. However, Kudos to the owner, he owns a very nice looking peice of machinery!

    Thanks for sharing!!

    --added -I carry an ugly gun that I dont mind getting "dirty".
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    Being an everyday carry.. for me personally- - I dont know about that. I think i would value that gun way too much to carry it on a daily basi

    The crazy thing is...he treats this gun like all the many others he owns. It is not babied in any way. Theyre all tools to him, this one just happens to look good while getting the job done. It does get alot of looks when he is on duty, as you can imagine.

    He came and gave a lecture at my University on lethal force, and before we got started, he had to explain the pistol that was shining in his duty belt, so he could get everyones attention back.
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    I dont doubt that.. He would have to explain it to me, just to get MY attention back!
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    HSU be honest now , he is a ranger nearing retirement isnt he ... LOL oO( and is the fork on the end of his asp baton ( to reach over sholders at bbqs ) also engraved ?? ) lol
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    HSU,

    Is that hand engraved of laser?
    If by hand, do you know by whom?
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    It is hand engraved, and I dont know the name offhand, but I can find out.

    HSU be honest now , he is a ranger nearing retirement isnt he
    Nope, not even close to retirment, and not even a Ranger (although, Rangers are notorious for carrying weapons like this.) He is a SWAT sniper, who served 2 tours as a USMC Sniper in Vietnam. He has his doctorial degree, and used to run a boys ranch type of school before returning to sniper duties. He really is as interesting a Man as this pistol for sure.
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