Howdy from Central AZ

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Teufelhunde, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Teufelhunde

    Teufelhunde Active Member

    Jan 9, 2019
    Just joined and I am impressed with the amount of knowledge here. I grew up on the 1911 platform since my Marine Corps days starting in 1972. I have always shot them well. I went to the dark side for a while (Glocks), but have come back home. At present, I have only a Kimber Ultra CDPII (which has been dead-nuts reliable in the 10 years I've had it, except for when using McCormick mags, which are designated range only), and I just aquired a Kimber Micro 9 (yeah, I know it's not a true 1911) to go with my pocket gun, a Kimber Micro .380.

    I am on the hunt for a 3-3/5" 9mm at this time (I just like the smaller guns). I am also thinking of buying an inexpensive 1911 to do my own customizing on, figuring if I F it up too badly, I haven't lost that much.

    With that in mind, anyone got any input on a good book to buy to start to learn the ins and outs of taking a base gun and making it better? I'm sure there will a LOT of other questions if I decide to do it.

  2. mikemac

    mikemac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Apr 22, 2017
    Welcome from MN. Good luck on your quest. sure looking at the kimber K6s, for carry.

  3. ORShooter

    ORShooter Just outsided the realm of Crazy!

    Nov 28, 2018
    Welcome from the PNW! Can't help ya with the book but, someone with some knowledge will probably come along soon. Good luck in your venture! TW
  4. removed

    removed Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2015
    Welcome from Spring Hill, TN!
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  5. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    Welcome from CT
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  6. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
  7. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    Welcome to the forum from another

    You want info on messin with 1911's? .... use the search tool here. esp gunsmith forum... There is a Ton of knowledge here, readily shared.

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  8. bobo3020

    bobo3020 Well-Known Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Welcome from Pittsburgh!
  9. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    Scottsdale, here ;)

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  10. Scaramouche

    Scaramouche Student of the Columbian Exchange Supporting Addict

    Sep 15, 2015
    Welcome to the forum from Nevada

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  11. Hardway

    Hardway Well-Known Member

    Nov 23, 2016
    Welcome from Pennsylvania and Semper Fi !
  12. 41 Charlie

    41 Charlie Get off my lawn...

    Feb 4, 2014
    Welcome aboard from east Missouri!

  13. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
  14. Capthobo

    Capthobo NRA Endowment member Supporting Addict

    Nov 9, 2016
    Welcome to the addiction from SoFla.
  15. BenchMonkey

    BenchMonkey Angry Infidel

    Nov 28, 2018
    Welcome from the Bluegrass!

    As mentioned, alot of good reading in the smithing forum. But if your like me and have to have a hard copy at hand: The Colt .45 Automatic a shop manual by J. Kuhnhausen (sp) is where I started.
  16. azpoolguy

    azpoolguy Well-Known Member

    Jul 4, 2013
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  17. tac45

    tac45 What me worry ? Supporting Addict

    Mar 4, 2012
    May I suggest,if you want to learn the platform you contact @Joe C
    And take his class . ( just stay away from my girlfriend Heidi)
    Welcome from the coast of South Carolina

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  18. Tactical Rico

    Tactical Rico Well-Known Member

    Apr 16, 2016
    I'll second on the Kuhnhausen book for starters..........Wilson also published a book on the basics of working/customizing a 1911 some years ago. I have a copy but don't know if it's still in print....if all else fails still tuned here................

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  19. Chops

    Chops New Member

    Nov 28, 2018
    From Assachusetts welcome
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  20. rmac

    rmac Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 26, 2016
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