Dang it! Now I'm in trouble!!

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    Dang it! Now I'm in trouble!!

    The other day at the range I got a chance to shoot my first 1911. My TKD Instructor has a Kimber Desert Warrior and he offfered her up for me to play with.

    I have never fired a .45 or a 1911. So I load her up, send the silhouette target down range. When I extend my arms to start firing I notice he has already plugged the chest and head pretty good, so I pick the next largest untouched area.

    Again, I have never fired a 1911 or a .45 before.

    Well, let's just say this target won't be procreating ever!

    Now the bad part, I friggin want a 1911 now. That was some nice smooth shooting. I was amazed at how accurate I was mag after mag as heavy as this gun was, I never seemed to get tired. Maybe it was just the joy I got from hurting the outline of a paper bad guy.

    Now I really feel dumb for letting a Springfield Armory 1911 for $350 slip through my fingers a few months back
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    Well, you just found what a properly balanced and designed pistol can do for you. LOL.
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    WHOA!

    Never fired a .45 or 1911?!? WOW! There's a reason why many "high-speed, low-drag" operators (LAPD SWAT, USMC Recon, etc., etc.) still insist the 1911 is their preferred handgun. Same goes for most record-holding Practical Pistol Champions. In a world where anything over two years old is viewed as obsolete, anytime there's a 100 year-old design that top pros (military, LE & civilian) bet their lives & their income on... we need to pay close attention. Congratulations on your personal awakening. Enjoy your new "antique"!
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    Take a deep breath, and repeat after me:

    I love my Glock
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    JK. 1911s are great guns. Seems like you got the bug. Good luck.
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    Well Paco I'll tell Gunmaster's you will be dropping by sometime this week.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    Well, you just found what a properly balanced and designed pistol can do for you. LOL.
    No kidding, it was much heavier since it only had 8 rounds as opposed to my 14, but I could tell how well balanced it was compared to my Sigma, which is easily twice the weight in the rear than the front.

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    Never fired a .45 or 1911?!? WOW!
    Yeah, 90% of my shooting has always been with a rifle. I currently own my first handgun but now I am looking to move up to a 1911 I can customize and call my own.

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    Seems like you got the bug.
    I just have to find a way to explain it to the Wife, who can't shoot to see for herself until after the baby is born. She asked me what the difference was and I started to explain it, until I saw her eyes glaze over as if I were explaining the design of a highly available clustered mail server.

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    Well Paco I'll tell Gunmaster's you will be dropping by sometime this week.........
    I just might be browsing around for sure.
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    Welcome to the club ...I went from Glock to Sig to XD now 1911........and I want another one...
    I still got all my other guns but there's something about straping that lady close to you ....and it shoots....MMMmmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paco View Post
    The other day at the range I got a chance to shoot my first 1911. My TKD Instructor has a Kimber Desert Warrior and he offfered her up for me to play with.

    I have never fired a .45 or a 1911. So I load her up, send the silhouette target down range. When I extend my arms to start firing I notice he has already plugged the chest and head pretty good, so I pick the next largest untouched area.

    Again, I have never fired a 1911 or a .45 before.

    Well, let's just say this target won't be procreating ever!

    Now the bad part, I friggin want a 1911 now. That was some nice smooth shooting. I was amazed at how accurate I was mag after mag as heavy as this gun was, I never seemed to get tired. Maybe it was just the joy I got from hurting the outline of a paper bad guy.

    Now I really feel dumb for letting a Springfield Armory 1911 for $350 slip through my fingers a few months back
    EEGAADDS!! At least let us know and pass along the offer next time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by packinnova View Post
    EEGAADDS!! At least let us know and pass along the offer next time!
    I know, I know. I look back and now I see the opportunities to change the grips, trigger, etc. and all I can do is
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    Welcome to the Church of Enlightment est. 1911 Paco! There's a reason why that design as basically remained unchanged for 100 years. I enjoy my other pistols but absolutely adore my 1911's and they get the most range time. If I was you, I'd try to find a Kimber Custom II as my experience has shown that Kimber's are consistantly accurate and have great triggers.

    Good luck on your search and welcome to the congregation!

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    Once you get your 1911 .45 tweaked just the way you want it...you'll need the (amazing) Marvel .22 conversion so you can practice for pennies. That might be a little help justifying your new addiction to your wife. "But Honey, it's just soooo much cheaper to shoot..."
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    1911's are like the old Lay's potato chip commercial “bet you can’t have just one”, have four myself.
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    If you like the 1911 you will probably love the High Power.

    It addresses all the 1911 weak points. "When John Browning designed the 1911 he hit a Home Run. When he designed the High Power he hit a Grand Slam."

    I myself like 1911's. I love High Powers. It took me years to get such enlightenment. I hope you find that enlightenment sooner than I did. Enjoy the 1911 but if you are not wedded to the .45 ACP try a High Power in 9mm or .40 S&W.

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    I feel your pain. I love my XDs, but a couple of months ago I shot a friend's Springfield 1911 and I was hooked. My only problem is the price...
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    My Glock's better than your Glock........

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    I do not want a 1911. I do not want a 1911. I do not want a 1911.........

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