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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Rooster0311, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Rooster0311

    Rooster0311 Guest

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    Dec 27, 2018
    Hello everyone,

    Just purchased my first 1911. Have a lot to learn and the reason I’m here. Looking forward to the 1911 platform...mostly. I’ve already managed to launch my plunger spring assembly into oblivion! Ha

    Cheers
     
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  2. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Welcome from Maine. You're lucky you didn't put your eye out during that right of passage.;) The flying recoil spring plug is often followed by the application of an idiot scratch so be careful.
    Now, tell us what 1911 you got and post up some pics!

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  3. BenchMonkey

    BenchMonkey Angry Infidel

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    Nov 28, 2018
    Col. Cooper is now snarling in your ear to eat sand until you find it.....:D

    Welcome Marine.
     
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  4. Rooster0311

    Rooster0311 Guest

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    Dec 27, 2018
    6E6381EE-3509-4FB8-9B99-99AEC7624311.jpeg Hey WC145 hows it going. Looks cold up there. Well I have shot the recoil spring out across the room too, but this one that now resides in a parallel universe was the plunger spring assembly. I have managed to avoid the idiot scratch as I read about it before. It’s a DW Valkyrie in 9mm.
     
  5. boatdoc

    boatdoc Well-Known Member

    Aug 3, 2015
    nice gun. basic mistake can be cured by field stripping in a very small, clean room(ask me how I know)

    welcome to the show
     
  6. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
  7. Rooster0311

    Rooster0311 Guest

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    Dec 27, 2018
    Thanks.
     
  8. Rooster0311

    Rooster0311 Guest

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    Dec 27, 2018
    The pic may look odd how I’m gripping it too. Was sending that to a friend explaining how I plan to reholster. Thumb safety engaged, grip safety disengaged, hammer trapped.
     
  9. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Great pistol to jump into the 1911 world with. Never seen anyone hold one like that to reholster, I can imagine it's going to require some contorting to get it put away. I carried a 1911 on duty and have competed with them for years, never had an issue of any sort reholstering one, have never seen anyone else have a problem, either. Just make sure the thumb safety is engaged.
     
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  10. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    welcome to the forum from Nevada, we're happy you're here!

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  11. Old Sea Dragon

    Old Sea Dragon Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2018
  12. Rooster0311

    Rooster0311 Guest

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    Dec 27, 2018
    Thanks!
     
  13. Rooster0311

    Rooster0311 Guest

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    Dec 27, 2018
  14. Rooster0311

    Rooster0311 Guest

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    Dec 27, 2018
    I carry appendix so it’s a natural position of my hand. If it was strong side I could see your point definitely. Going to work a lot of dry fire reps to get used to the safety for sure. I’m going to make the safety off a part of my firing grip. Do you shoot this way? Feels pretty good to me. Need to work on it of course. Ammo and replacement spring is Oscar mike. Then to the range!
     
  15. bobo3020

    bobo3020 Well-Known Member

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    Jul 31, 2014
    Welcome from Pittsburgh! Great first pistol.
     
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  16. gps man

    gps man Well-Known Member

    Nov 7, 2015
    Nice feet!
    Welcome from Eastern Missouri![​IMG]
     
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  17. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    Welcome from the Atlantic

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  18. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
  19. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    I disengage the safety on the draw but I don't ride it, works for lots of other folks, though.
     
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  20. hamholfarm

    hamholfarm 1911Addicted-> Avoiding Intervention

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    May 10, 2014
    Strip and reassemble in a clear 1-gallon plastic baggie. Ask ME how I know. :eek:

    Welcome from PA!
     

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