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  1. General 1911 talk
    I noticed my 2017 TGO1 built gun does not have a Allen wrench to field strip to take apart the FLGR. Blue plastic bushing wrench yes. Spare grips & spare FO sight insets w L shaped tool and all paperwork but no Allen wrench. We’re these included in the box set when new ? And if not what size...
  2. General 1911 talk
    I let a Colt Carbonia reproduction at a crazy good price slip through my fingers. Still kicking myself....
  3. Autoloaders
    Just wanted to share my 95 .40 Hi Power. I just got the Heinie sights installed by Fletcher Custom LLC here in Va. I was quoted 6mo to a year and upwards of $245 to have the sights installed by several other very reputable smithing services. This does not include the sights and refinishing...
  4. General 1911 talk
    I LOVE the VZ grips on my specialist but I'm never one to leave well enough alone. What "other" grips look good on a fighting pistol, not a show gun? I've seen the black and white VZ's. What do ya'll think? BTW, headed to the range this morning to begin my 50 round break in. I'll post pic's...
  5. General 1911 talk
    Those who compete, do you number your mags with a paint pen to keep track of them?
  6. General 1911 talk
    Ok , here goes, is there a way to tell what # spring is in your gun if you don't know?
  7. General 1911 talk
    OK, don't get a rope yet. I would be hung for posting this on other forums. I'm sure everyone who owns a Dan Wesson 1911 with the Duty Treat coating has read the millions of "opinions" on how to care, clean and lube for this finish. My question: is "polymer safe" Gun Scrubber aerosol safe to...
  8. Competition 1911's
    I'm going to start shooting in some local club IDPA matches. What equipment will I need? I know most competitors have made those "beginner" mistakes starting out. I'm trying to avoid some of these. Holster, mag holder, etc. What works good, what doesn't? Thanks !!
  9. General 1911 talk
    I'm looking for a few more mags for my new 9mm Specialist . Dan Wesson.com is out. Any other places to buy them?> If I go with Tripp or another brand, which model, some of these companies have several choices in 1911, 9mm magazines. Which one do I buy. Sorry, always had the .45 ACP mags.
  10. General 1911 talk
    I just mashed the "Confirm" button on Bud's Guns for a Dan Wesson 5", Specialist, 9mm, Duty Coat. PRAYING to the Dan Wesson QC guys I get a good one with no defects or razor sharp thumb safety's or one that shoots over the berm at 15 yards:( I'll report back with pics and range report if it...
  11. General 1911 talk
    I thought I had enough posts, what's my next step to post a firearm for sale here? Buzz
  12. General 1911 talk
    All this night stand gun talk now has me drooling all over that dang CZ Shadow 2. Did some research on it (you tube) of course. Looks pretty dang good. But I want the DW Specialist, But I want the CZ Shadow 2 BUT !!!!??????
  13. General 1911 talk
    taking this from another thread but leads to a great question. Do you have hearing protection with your bed side gun?
  14. General 1911 talk
    Bought some 115 TacXP, loaded mag, put gun in my bedside drawer. Gun sat for a couple months. Went to shoot and rotate magazines, the first shot, "CLICK", racked slide, ran the magazine, no problem. I sent the "dud" to Barnes, yelling that they coulda got me killed. They sent a return sticker...
  15. General 1911 talk
    Saw a quick read on these looked VERY accurate and well made. What's the 411 on these guns?
  16. General 1911 talk
    After reading all the negative feedback on current Dan Wesson 1911's, I'm broadening my search. Seems like from a $1500-$1700 price range, The TRP is left but OH. I want a 9mm. Les Baer, seems to be next in line going up but I don't see where he makes a 9mm. This brings me to Nighthawk, Ed...
  17. General 1911 talk
    So, I'm selling one of my handguns. I usually only do Face To Face sales but may be force to ship it. What is the average cost? and could you give me a quick bullet point on how and where to take it? Thanks !!!
  18. General 1911 talk
    Any special problems one can watch for while caring for a stainless 1911, re; galling, carbon, powder residue at muzzle. Special chemicals needed or NOT needed ??? current 1911 is CreaKoted
  19. General 1911 talk
    So I saw this particular pistol listed here and tried to make a go of it. Sadly, the seller and I could not come to an agreement. A few says later, we came to an agreement and I sent the check. Their seller, Robert, bent over backwards to accomadate me. So enough of that, on to the gat. The one...