1911 Enthusiast from Wheeling

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Honkey Kong, Aug 4, 2020.

  1. Honkey Kong

    Honkey Kong Member

    Aug 3, 2020
    hello. short time 1911 owner, long time 1911 lover. first gun was a Walther CCP in 2014. lived in my night stand. loved the fit and feel, was ok with the accuracy at 25', hated the function(first gen CCP with take down tool required). got my first "1911"(Kimber Micro 9 FOS) a couple years ago and it sat in my car door for its entire life aside from target practice a couple times a year. first real 1911 came around December '19 in the form of a basic black Mil-Spec Springfield GI "Champion" .45 in a 4 or 4.25" barrel. i specifically wanted the type of sidearm my uncles would have been issued in Vietnam, and a close family friend just happened to have one. Next, starting around April-May of 2020 came a Kimber Custom LW, Ruger AR556 Pistol, Kimber Stainless LW, M&P 15-22, Kimber Micro 9 ESV, Colt GI, FNH Five-Seven, Springfield XD-M Elite(which i had for one day before trading off on a fancier stainless Springfield 5" 1911 .45), Glock 45 Gen 5, CAA MCK Chassis, Kimber Stainless Ultra Raptor 2, and finally a Colt Gold Cup Trophy. i still have all of them except the Colt GI(sold to fund the Gold Cup Trophy), the XD-M(traded for fancy springfield 1911), and the fancy Springfield 1911(sold). have sent approximately 10,000 various rounds downrange in the last 3 months. May have secured a Kimber Aegis Elite Pro in 9mm this afternoon. Would mark my first 1911 in non-.45acp.

    what brings me here? well maybe to learn from and/or help some others with some tips and tricks. hopefully find myself a replacement slide for my Springfield Champion that suffered from an overzealous attempt at an ejection port flare/lowering. general camaraderie
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  2. Slapshot

    Slapshot Well-Known Member

    Sep 6, 2017
    Sounds like you’ll fit right in from one slide killer to another. Welcome aboard we like pics.
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  3. OldCuz

    OldCuz Raleigh NC Supporting Addict

    Mar 22, 2020
    Welcome to the forum from NC.
    Post some pictures of your guns.
  4. Nighttrain

    Nighttrain Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2018
  5. Honkey Kong

    Honkey Kong Member

    Aug 3, 2020
    Here’s the bulk. Custom LW and Colt are in PA at the moment, 15-22 is at Smith & Wesson getting FTE problems resolved.

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  6. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    Welcome to the forum from Nevada, we're glad you're here!

  7. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    Well HK you found the real deal here 1911s galore we fix em & sometimes F-Um up uh O. :p

    Welcome. We have the inside scoop on 1911s so bring out the pictures & show us what ya got. I just saw you guns. Your in the right place fer sure.

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  8. Lou1

    Lou1 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 1, 2018
  9. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    welcome to the show

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  10. Spokes

    Spokes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 18, 2011
    Welcome from South Florida....
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  11. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
  12. Greg M.

    Greg M. Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 6, 2020
    31C44FBB-3724-4219-BE5A-8600C0A29634.jpeg Welcome to the forum that makes everyone’s dreams come true and your piggy bank broken in pieces on the floor haha. This is by far the greatest group of Guns I’ve ever been on a forum with.
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  13. BigDeeeeeeee

    BigDeeeeeeee Idaho 1911er

    Aug 19, 2011
    Welcome from N Idaho.

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  14. jcc7x7

    jcc7x7 Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2019
    Welcome aboard, good to have you along for the ride!!!
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    2011 Open / Limited gun combo
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  15. Eddie D

    Eddie D Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2020
    Greg M is correct, dreams do come true here and your wants continue to grow. Welcome from South Mississippi. 5134FCED-BE51-4285-8AFC-7AEE87AC73EA.jpeg
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  16. 1911 crazed

    1911 crazed Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2019
    Another welcome from Illinois! 119F1344-FA06-4DDF-8D74-82BC75E4E8C7.jpeg
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  17. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    Welcome from Western Colorado! :D
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  18. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Welcome from the coast of South Carolina

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  19. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
  20. budroe

    budroe Well-Known Member

    Apr 22, 2014
    Welcome from Texas!!!
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