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Gunsite GSP Pistol.......any fans of Jeff Cooper??

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Sheldon Hom, Oct 7, 2017.

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  1. Sheldon Hom

    Sheldon Hom Member

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    Oct 3, 2017
    This an earlier made Gunsite GSP pistol. From the late 80's I believe. Built on a Springfield Armory 1911 pistol by the gunsmiths at Gunsite to Col. Jeff Cooper's specifications. It has a fitted solid barrel bushing, throated polished barrel, solid trigger with trigger job, high visibility sights, extended strong side thumb safety, all completely dehorned, and the acid etched "GSP" on the right side of slide. Great early sample of the GSP pistol for the Gunsite or Jeff Cooper fan.

    Came with 2 stainless mags with King's bumper pads on them (might be King's Gun Works mags with Shooting Star followers, but I haven't tried to remove the bumper pads to confirm) and a soft case. Just recently bought from a friend who read the Guns and Ammo article on the pistol back in 1987 or so and got it sometime after. Don't see these often. Anyone else a fan?

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  2. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    I'm a fan. :)

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    Had to swap out that goofy thumb safety, but I still have it.

    More of a Ted Yost than a Jeff Cooper, but still a true GSP nonetheless. And a LW Baer Commander at that. ;)
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  3. Maxfield911

    Maxfield911 Active Member

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    Mar 14, 2015
    That Les Baer is amazing
     
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  4. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    A lot of history there, Men! Welcome aboard, Sheldon! That's a real beauty!
     
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  5. sparky.0

    sparky.0 Dry heat... yea right Supporting Addict

    Sep 11, 2012
    Welcome Sheldon, glad you joined us.
    Wonderful pistols gentlemen, thanks for the pics.
    Joe, that LB/Yost is just sweeeet. I would give up major body parts to own that one...
     
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  6. Greg45acp

    Greg45acp Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

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    Oct 31, 2016
    I used to have some of those King's mag pads on a half dozen magazines but I sold them with a pistol. They still strike me as being just about the ideal design.
     
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  7. EXFI

    EXFI Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2014
    24/7:

    Do me a favor and test your goofy ts-L with your left trigger finger if not a pita.

    I like GSPs and the Davis Gunsite Omega! My only Gunsite Pistol is the Colt version commisioned so the shop could do more work on student's pistols. I call it my beater Gunsite.

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  8. ek42

    ek42 ....front sight,press,repeat

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    Nov 26, 2011
    Seriously Nice Holster... a Davis?
     
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  9. EXFI

    EXFI Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2014
    Yes! Davis Gunsite Omega. The Raven is a no charge option. :)
     
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  10. ek42

    ek42 ....front sight,press,repeat

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  11. EXFI

    EXFI Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2014
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    You can disregard. A Brownells review says bad juju for lefties.
     
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  12. OD*

    OD* Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas

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    Aug 25, 2011
    Yep, big fan of them. You may find these interesting.
     

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  13. ek42

    ek42 ....front sight,press,repeat

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    Nov 26, 2011
    Niffty scans Brah
     
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  14. ek42

    ek42 ....front sight,press,repeat

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  15. Sheldon Hom

    Sheldon Hom Member

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    Oct 3, 2017
    Thanks for the article!!
     
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  16. dakota1911

    dakota1911 Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    I am old enough and was in the right places to meet Coopy. He was a jerk in my mind but you can pray to him all you want.
     
  17. OD*

    OD* Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas

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    Aug 25, 2011
    You're welcome. I liked the design enough to do one up similarly. ;)
     

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  18. wobblie

    wobblie Active Member

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    Apr 15, 2014
    One can respect the man's accomplishments without genuflecting.
     
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  19. Cloudsmoker

    Cloudsmoker Active Member Supporting Addict

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    Dec 31, 2014
    Probably close, but not quite that age - never heard the other sides of the Colonel. Maybe that’s why you don’t pray to people.
     
  20. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Member

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    Sep 22, 2017
    He's also a really nice guy. Talked to him at least a couple of times at the early Steel Challenges when I was RO'ing.
     
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