Took "Ole Ironsides" shooting

Took "Ole Ironsides" shooting

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    Took "Ole Ironsides" shooting

    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"


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    I always liked that WW I Repro.
    A Hearty Congrats on yours.
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    Interesting - but maybe not surprising.

    I used to have a P12-45 and have shot numerous ''modern'' slabsides ....... and yet the one I still have, a 1927 Sistema is a gun I enjoy immensely. The only downside is the sights which suck - horrible foresight. That said it is a joy to shoot.

    I will not change sights as I want to keep it original - and tho I fitted a Chip trigger - that is easily reversible.


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    Congrats on a fine M1911.

    Somehow this particullar gun got through Colt with a trigger set at about 4lbs and crisp as hell
    That's good, mine's 5.25lbs.
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    Congratulations on your choice of JMB's masterpiece!

    Not to get us hung up on semantics here, but the M1911 was nicknamed "Old Slabsides".


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    I got the "Ole ironsides" from a Micky Spillane Mike Hammer book although he called his 45 "Betsy" he refered to it as "Ole ironsides" in
    one of the books I read and I am pretty sure I read all of them when
    I wasa kid

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skysoldier View Post
    I got the "Ole ironsides" from a Micky Spillane Mike Hammer book although he called his 45 "Betsy" he refered to it as "Ole ironsides" in
    one of the books I read and I am pretty sure I read all of them when
    I wasa kid
    Gotta take ol' Micky with a grain of salt, he also has had some of his characters placing their revolvers safety's on off.
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