Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by [email protected], Oct 20, 2020.

  1. Wesson@1911

    [email protected] Member

    Oct 15, 2020
    New 1911 owner so take it easy on me diving into the world of 1911s and not sure really where to start. I’m currently reading Kuhnhausens shop manual but I’m getting slightly overwhelmed. I have a list of things I want to change about my 1911. I’m eager to learn so any help is greatly appreciated!
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  2. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Sep 22, 2017
    Understand one thing to start, 1911 drop in parts are very rarely drop in parts. Most take some fitting.

    Before you decide on what you want to do, please take the time to learn about those things you might want to change. It'll save you in the long run.

    Also, we all started in our days. Don't be afraid to ask. Lots of good and helpful people here including some very good gunsmiths.

    I was lucky. Mike Harries talked me out of my High Power and into a tuned competition pistol.... and into IPSC in the 70s.

  3. Cimarronkid

    Cimarronkid Well-Known Member

    Sep 1, 2020
    Welcome from SW Kansas. Best 1911 form on google web!
  4. BCD 45

    BCD 45 Well-Known Member

    Feb 13, 2019
    WESSON, welcome brother. And remember one thing, ADDICT'S LIKE PICTURES, or you may be seeing this my friend!!!
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  5. 1911 crazed

    1911 crazed Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2019
    Welcome from Illinois! 1486AB37-DBD1-47D3-A395-A38E5E85DB4B.jpeg
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  6. OldCuz

    OldCuz FREEDOM IS NOT FREE Supporting Addict

    Mar 22, 2020
    Yep, don't worry about asking 1911 questions or other questions in fact. Some here might tease you but that's expected :smurggrin:
    There are some good smiths here and many members with much experience concerning 1911's. I've been helped many times myself.

    So, welcome to the forum!

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  7. 1911 dawg

    1911 dawg Well-Known Member

    Jan 14, 2018
  8. Greg M.

    Greg M. Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 6, 2020
    Welcome from Alabama. The only dumb questions are the ones not asked. The search menu is also a good way to find what you want to know as well. 6D5BC0E6-1FF9-44C1-AE65-AB9D74633443.jpeg
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  9. Eddie D

    Eddie D Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2020
    Great site and folks here will share advice, some of it worthwhile. Seriously, members are always willing to help if possible. Ask away and welcome
  10. Mike Meints

    Mike Meints Well-Known Member

    Mar 2, 2017
    Welcome from Michigan !!
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  11. Rizzo

    Rizzo Well-Known Member

    Nov 4, 2019
    Welcome from Virginia. It's a great place for all things 1911. Allot of good people here, and even more knowledge to be had!

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  12. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    Welcome to the addiction
  13. Bluegrass

    Bluegrass Well-Known Member

    Jan 8, 2020
    Welcome from Kentucky

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  14. wobblie

    wobblie Well-Known Member

    Apr 15, 2014
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  15. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    Welcome from Montana. Bert knows whats up IMG_20200818_211129.jpg
  16. DRD

    DRD Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 8, 2018
    This is a great place to learn and get help regarding 1911's, see real works of art, and even buy beautiful guns at very good prices. But, just don't take advice from me .. I'm long on opinions but short on facts (about 1911's, at least). Enjoy.

    An aside:
    Oh yes there is, I ask the same one about 10 times a day, "where are my glasses".
  17. Baldwin

    Baldwin Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2018
    Welcome!! I've participated on a lot of different forums covering a lot of different subjects and this one is by far the best. And a word of advice. . . stay away from the classified forum. You can thank me later.:)
  18. isialk

    isialk Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 7, 2017
    Welcome again from Illinois! We’re glad to have you here with us.

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  19. vermilionbird

    vermilionbird Well-Known Member

    Jan 4, 2019
    Welcome! You might find that Hilton Yam's 1911 Duty Tune DVD is a little more approachable and easier to digest than the shop manual for a 1911 rookie
  20. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jul 6, 2014
    Let me think about this for 1/2 a second.

    1. Learn the 4-rules of safe gun-handling.
    2. Get 1911-dedicated training
    3. Shoot the piss (i.e. >1000rds) out of it so you know how it works and shoots
    4. Then decide what you want to change.

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