A Good Day

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Blayglock, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    In the words of the great warrior poet and my friend Ice-Cube "Any day without an AK is a good day".

    At my house:


    When I arrived home I found my package of 10-8 Performance goodies waiting for me. Got a few tools, armorers block, NM Rear Sight for my Colt, lube, and a sticker.

    Went to my FFLs and picked up something I have been waiting on for about 3 years. I finally got a found an amazing deal on an Springfield EMP in 9mm. Thanks Wade!


    I also picked up a Colt Gubmint model in .38 Super. At first I thought I was going to go all out and tactical this gun, but by the time had arrived I had decided to make do some minor improvements but keep it classic. After I picked it up, it has just validated my decision.

    Here it is with the clasic brown checkered stocks:


    Here it is with some bone grips a buddy gave me as a going away present when I moved (I guess he was really glad to get rid of me):



    I have to say I was pleasently suprised with the way this gun is fit up. Colt must have stepped it up in the last few years. They barrel lockup is tight, no play. It could us a mild dehorn in a few spots but nothing major. There is some minor side-to-side play in the slide-to-frame fit but it is smooth, the bushing is tight but not bushing wrench tight, and the rear of the slide is nicely blended for the most part:


    The trigger is decent, it has kind of a roll to it, you have to feel it, but it is not bad.

    So after I break it down I will have a better idea of everything that needs to be done but here is what is on the menu. Im going to do the work myself as much as I can:

    Kart Easy-Fit 9mm barrel non-ramped. Im not up to a hard fit yet.

    10-8 NM rear sight and staked in front tritium sight. Ive still got to buy the staking tool.

    Harrison Retro Bobbed Hammer. I will probably keep the other Colt internals and just file them as needed.

    I will replace the thumb safety and mag catch. With those bone grips I have to shift my grip slightly to press the mag catch. I want to get a little bit bigger TS but still classic. suggestions on that?
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2011
  2. SkDmRkLcY

    SkDmRkLcY Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2011

  3. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

    Aug 16, 2011
    2 in one day. Its like Christmas. Congrats they both look amazing.
  4. jst1tym

    jst1tym What No Delete Button? Supporting Addict

    Aug 23, 2011
    Any day that you get 2 pistols is a great day indeed! I'm a huge fan of the emp, enjoy yours :thumb:
  5. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    How are those pics looking now? Was having some technical difficulties.
  6. limbkiller

    limbkiller Pulling my hair. Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Really 2 in one day is great. Congrats.
  7. Chris

    Chris YOU ****!!!! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    Congrats :thumb:
  8. minderasr

    minderasr Member

    Aug 20, 2011
    Isn't that Ice Cube and not Ice T?
  9. Dwe

    Dwe I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!

    Sep 4, 2011
    Nice Pick ups. Congrats man. Well done.
  10. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Yep. Typo
  11. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Awesome deal man. That's a damn good day for sure. :thumb:
  12. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    Double Congrats!! :thumb::thumb:
  13. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
  14. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    A good day for sure! I like the Colt; I've been coming around to the look of white grips on a blue gun. :thumb:

  15. TSiWRX

    TSiWRX Member

    Aug 21, 2011
    ^ +1. I'm really diggin' that combo. Very cool.

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