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  1. General 1911 talk
    I have never owned a Colt firearm, not one. I'm looking to add a Colt 1911 to my collection and my question is a simple one: How do I pick the right one? Colt has a longer history with the 1911 than pretty much anyone, and I know the company's standards have risen and fallen in intervals over...
  2. General 1911 talk
    I found a Colt Combat Commander and bought it, not sure if I got a deal or what. I ran the SN through Colt's web page and it indicated that it is indeed a Combat Commander .45 manufactured in 1981.....I paid the guy $800. It shoots well, but I do not like the rear sight. It has a V notch, I...
  3. General 1911 talk
    does anyone know the standard factory recoil spring weight for a magnum research desert eagle 1911G 9mm please? I'm not trying to do anything fancy. My gun has had probably around the 1000 rounds through it now and just wanted to make sure the spring is still in decent shape or weather it might...
  4. General 1911 talk
    Hi folks, Who makes the best silicone cloth for wiping down a firearm? I've always used Wilson Combat's cloths in the past, but they're not as good as they used to be. Thanks, C
  5. General 1911 talk
    Gents, For some reason, the rear sight on my Springer Loaded 9mm just got loose. Not loose enough that I can easily push it out, but it does slide back and forth with a little stout pushing. So there is this elevation screw in the top of the slide. I am thinking (dangerous when I do that)...
  6. General 1911 talk
    I'm looking to purchase my 1st 1911. I have 95% settled on an Alchemy, as I just love the classic look of the gun, and sounds like its a great company. It also fits the price point, as I'm wanting to stay under $3,000. I'm also looking to carry this gun, which will also be new for me. I'm a big...
  7. Beginner's Corner
    Just wanted to know if many people have experienced this? If it is something serious I need to have fixed immediately or just new springs in a new gun?
  8. General 1911 talk
    My local gun store has a Colt MK IV S80 .45 acp they are selling on consignment. It's got a match barrel, trigger and action job, and custom wood grips with adjustable sights. Seems to be in really good shape. They're asking $620 for it. Anyone know about these mid 80's to 90's Colts? Is that...
  9. General 1911 talk
    I am on the hunt for my first 1911. Have other handguns, but have never owned a 1911. It’s time to change that and my budget is $1800. This will just be for fun shooting, I have striker fried carry guns for concealed carry. I’d like it to be a 45 and prefer a 5”, although I could live with...
  10. AR Forum
    Quick question. I'm looking for a quad rail for my AR-15 and I have seen various websites advertising quad rail hand guards from anywhere around $25-$35. I'm wondering if these are all ripoffs? (Like most people I want a good deal, and don't want to spend a fortune on a simple accessory) Just a...
  11. General Firearm Discussion
    I'm always trying to learn new stuff. I want to hear everyone's opinion on everything that relates to my interests.... well, almost everyone. Naturally, I seek out the opinions and advice of those I feel may have more experience or knowledge than others, whether technical or anecdotal. One of...
  12. General 1911 talk
    I have an Ed Brown SF .45 in satin stainless they I got recently. I would like to change out the black double diamond grips to something with a little more color character, but not too much character. The factory grips are apparently G10, and are very smooth on the back, and no frame marring...
  13. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I just ordered most of the parts for a 80% L10 brand LWB 1911 frame but need some advice. Since the modular frame is new to me can I use an extended slide lock and a slightly wider non-ambi safety? I watched a few disassembly videos and while I couldn't tell for certain it looks like the frame...
  14. Competition 1911's
    Couple of background stats before the main question: I'm signed up for my first USPSA shoot at an indoor range in November. I'm on the wrong side of 40, and not interested in being at the top of the stack, but I do want to get into shooting and moving again, though at an indoor range with heat...
  15. General 1911 talk
    Gents, I just received a package today from a GB seller. The item was advertised as follows . . . . (click on the images to enlarge and read) The description read as follows . . . . . What I received is as follows: Correct slide w/both front and rear sights Correct barrel w/link and...
  16. 1911 Gunsmithing
    Hey all, I know this is a 1911 Gunsmithing forum, but I am not asking about a 1911 right now. I need to know about a Hi Power problem....I figured it's a brother to the 1911 so it wouldn't matter too much.... :) OK guys and gals. I have an FN Hi Power that I've had for close to 15 years. It...
  17. General Firearm Discussion
    Gents, I need to find a couple pairs of slim bushings and screws (preferably NOT slotted) for a couple of my bobtails that are getting new shoes. What is the best "Zoid-budget" source you have found for these? Anyone change out to Challis bushings and want to cell/sell/sail their old ones? I...
  18. 1911 Gunsmithing
    I wanted to post this earlier, but work has been interfering with me. Looked at a Rock Island 1911 yesterday. I'm pretty sure it's a Ultra CCO. If it's been shot, it has been very little as it's clean as a whistle. The seller pointed out that it does have one issue though. It won't lock the...
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