About a year ago I bought one of the Colt 1911 WW1 Repos I fired a couple of mags through it just to check the function and put it away planning to really break it in later. Well one thing lead to another and I just didn't get around to it till yesterday. My shooting buddy and I try to get to the range at least once a week so as I was packing up guns ammo ect I spotted "ole ironsides" and thru it and 4 boxs of 45 ball in the shooting bag and headed out. After shooting up some 9mm in a couple of Glocks I got down to business with the 45
during the first 50 rds I had 2 failures of the slide to close on a chambered round and one to hold the slide open on the last shot as I had the 2 mags that came with the gun and a couple other Colt mags it finally came down to one mag that caused the trouble after that no problems with feeding. Somehow this particullar gun got through Colt with a trigger set at about 4lbs and crisp as hell and after she got settled in it seemed like I couldn't miss I shot better than I had in a long time from 20 feet out to 25 yards and best of all NO HAMMER BITE! most 45 autos just chew up the web of my hand especally the series 70s but with this 1911 no hammer bite. All in all a great day shooting and a great shooting gun kinda makes you wonder why we had to add all the bells and whistles to the old 1911 when it shoots just great as is. And shades of Bogart I bought a good used Bianchi shoulder holster off ebay and just might start carring "ole Ironsides"