Newbie from Asheville, NC area

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Blue Ridge, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Blue Ridge

    Blue Ridge Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2011
    Hey, folks. My name is Chip and I grew up hunting and shooting, but for some reason really got the gun bug about 5 years ago. I've built a fairly custom AR15 and a couple of rimfires. I *really* like making my guns exactly the way I want them, and better and more special than other people's. And I don't have a 1911 yet. This brings me here. And, I read the buyer's guide, and there was a question I had to ask. I look forward to bugging you guys about my choice, as well as features & options!
     
  2. GM*

    GM* ~

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    Oct 15, 2011
    Welcome :wave:
     

  3. Earlsbud

    Earlsbud Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

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    Aug 28, 2011
    :welcometo:

    Hey Chip! Love the avatar! Start with a Government model is my advice for your first 1911. Welcome.
     
  4. deadguy

    deadguy Eddie Van Halen Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Welcome from SC
     
  5. thecableguy

    thecableguy I hate this addiction Supporting Addict

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    Aug 16, 2011
    Welcome aboard BR. :wave:
     
  6. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Greetings!

    DAT85
     
  7. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Welcome aboard. For your first 1911 I suggest.............Cabot. No wait. Wrong thread. :rofl2:
     
  8. Mechanized

    Mechanized He's a large "member" Supporting Addict

    Sep 24, 2011
    Welcome. Glad you are here.
     
  9. LBC45

    LBC45 In Therapy, no hope

    Sep 8, 2011
    Welcome to a great forum. Regards.
     
  10. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
  11. Blue Ridge

    Blue Ridge Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2011
    Thanks, folks! I'll show off some of my builds, this is Jolene, inspired by the Walking Dead show. I'll probably lose the zombie touches after I see the next 1,000 AR's with the same theme:
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  12. Blue Ridge

    Blue Ridge Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2011
    Tricked out .22's:
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    I love to tinker. I'm hoping some of the 1911's in the buyer's guide that were mentioned to have plastic mainsprings/triggers, etc. can be swapped out for better parts. That way I don't have to drop 2K right away, I can invest about half that and decide what I want for my dream 1911.
     
  13. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    :welcometo: Chip!
     
  14. Chris

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

    Aug 17, 2011
    Welcome :wave:
     
  15. bac1023

    bac1023 1911 Collector Moderator

    Aug 15, 2011
  16. Mythree

    Mythree Banned Supporting Addict

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    Oct 9, 2011
    LOL...

    Welcome from inside NC - I'm on the Coast near Southport ... I have no advice can't give any, I can't even help myself - how can i help you - lol...

    Love the blued Ruger very nice ...
     
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2011
  17. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    Welcome aboard, Chip! I like the .22s. :thumb:

    Andy
     
  18. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    Hey.... Welcome

    I love N C ..... My kid want's to go to Duke to play LAX ( haha... but really)

    nice 22's..
     
  19. WahWah

    WahWah Debbie Downer ... WahWah! Supporting Addict

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    Oct 26, 2011
    Welcome from MI, Chip.

    How do you like the AFG on the AR? I just added on two days ago and I'm not sold on them vs the vertical.
     
  20. Blue Ridge

    Blue Ridge Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2011
    For my grip, it is perfect. I used a Knight's Armament recently, and like that one ever better. I've never grabbed a vertical from the bottom and been comfortable, I like my thumb on the handguard. The AFG makes that comfortable and a solid feel.
     

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