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Opinions on my Colt

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by Blayglock, Sep 16, 2011.

  1. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    Question, even though I want to keep tihs Colt pretty classic, do you think a Heinie mag well would kind of ruin that effect?

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  2. zaskar017

    zaskar017 Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 7, 2011
    Not really.
    To me magwells aren't very distracting from the overall look of the pistol
     

  3. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    I say yes. If you're going to keep it classic GI, then no mag well. I you want to open up the mag well, then have it work over into the MSH.
     
  4. 38 Super Fan

    38 Super Fan Bass Fishing Addict

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    Aug 18, 2011
  5. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    I'm with Cuong and Cody.
     
  6. EvolutionArmory

    EvolutionArmory Well-Known Member

    Sep 9, 2011
    Get a commander hammer and a scoop grip safety off of a 1991 commander and call it done.

    Maybe some sights.

    I wanna build an all business 1911 for myself next and that is my plan. A GI style gun with a commander hammer and 1991 grip safety, front strap checkering and a trijicon staked in front sight with a 10-8 NM rear sight. Ionbond or Cerakote finish.

    Getting the wife to let me part with 1200 bucks to build it isn't going to happen anytime soon.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2011
  7. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    Some opened up magwell examples.

    Dave Erickson
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    Chuck Rogers
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  8. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    And this is just my interpretation of a rework GI-ish 1911.

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  9. Motor City 1911

    Motor City 1911 Gun Addict

    5
    Sep 15, 2011
    @ Blayglock

    Beautiful Colt! If it were mine, I would go without the magwell. I prefer the "classic" 1911 look. I'm not a fan of front cocking serations and I think the rear serations look better when they're vertical. Just my 2 cents, to each his or her own.:thumb:
     
  10. Blayglock

    Blayglock Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 18, 2011
    I like the look and style but thus here ain't gonna be no safe queen. Im going to make it my primary carry gun, class gun, ect. I really want to put a "classic" style 1911 to the test. I've been left wondering how much I actually really need on a 1911 for it to be successful at what I want. It's going to be an interesting project.
     
  11. CMG

    CMG Member

    835
    Aug 20, 2011
    No more than that trigger does! :biggrin1:
     
  12. bac1023

    bac1023 1911 Collector Moderator

    Aug 15, 2011
    I wouldn't put a magwell on it. Magwells go great with beavertails and other enhancements, not a GI.
     
  13. bac1023

    bac1023 1911 Collector Moderator

    Aug 15, 2011
    :lol:

    I actually like solid triggers.
     
  14. CMG

    CMG Member

    835
    Aug 20, 2011
    Solid triggers are classic, but that plastic-shoed, loooonnnnnggggg trigger Colt uses is homely!

    :biggrin1:
     
  15. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Member

    39
    Aug 18, 2011
    I agree with others no mag well. Any fancy add ons are just going to make it look funny.
     
  16. Sir Guy

    Sir Guy Sharpening Ockham's Razor Supporting Addict

    Aug 20, 2011
    I agree that if you're looking to maintain the "classic" look, to not add a magwell.

    Andy
     
  17. Talo1911

    Talo1911 New Member

    26
    Sep 15, 2011
    The perfect looking Colt 1911 .... :thumb:
     
  18. SkDmRkLcY

    SkDmRkLcY Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    I like me some mag well... but if you are want a classic look maybe not.
     
  19. Craig19

    Craig19 Member

    116
    Aug 18, 2011
    I also vote for no mag well.
     
  20. ravenkeeper98

    ravenkeeper98 Member

    50
    Aug 24, 2011
    Another no on the mag well.
     

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