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Old March 2nd, 2013, 12:59 PM   #1
 
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Rented a 1911 at the range today

Rented a Springfield 1911 at the range today. Was hoping they had an SR1911, but this is what was available. Put 50 rounds through it. All I can say is this seriously hooked me in. Felt great in the hand, smooth firing, surprisingly little felt recoil, easy and natural to get on target. Made me want the SR1911 I've been thinking about even more. My wife fired it and she surprised herself how well she did.

Other than that, more rounds through all of our pistols, son moved up and tried a few magazines through the Bersa .380, which he liked. Wish I had his 14 year old eyes and steady hand, he's a natural. Fun day.

But yeah, SR1911 is happening. Even my wife is up for it.



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Sounds like a good day. Thanks for posting. I might as well get a set of .45ACP dies for reloading because I know a 1911 is in my future. That's the 1st pistol I carried in the Navy.
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I hadn't shot one before of any kind and it was quite a different experience. Best I can describe is all my other pistols are compromised designs in some fashion (to make it smaller, lighter, more concealable, cheaper to produce, etc.)...the 1911 design is what it is. You can feel that it is a fully-realized design. Considering its history I know that seems obvious, but I've only shot more contemporary style pistols.

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I hadn't shot one before of any kind and it was quite a different experience. Best I can describe is all my other pistols are compromised designs (to make it smaller, lighter, more concealable, cheaper to produce, etc.)...the 1911 design is what it is. You can feel that it is a fully-realized design. Considering its history I know that seems obvious, but I've only shot more contemporary style pistols.
Sounds like your family had a great day at the range . While I'm fond of every pistol in my collection and each is there for a reason, there is indeed something special about the feel of a steel 1911 in the hands (love the feel of my Springfield loaded SS 1911 ).
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I've had my SR1911 for a week and I can't wait to shoot it.
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The crisp trigger pull with no extra travel just spoils you and why the 1911 is such a timeless design with so many followers. Easily seen on X-ray view why safe carry is "cocked and locked" and why old slab sides is ready to rock if needed. 100+ yr old design from the master John Moses Browning.
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I have the Springfield and thats why there is not a lot of pressure to get the SR1911...do I want an SR1911? I sure do! but until that magical time when an SR1911 money and opportunity all come together I'll keep plinking away with the springer...
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If you think the bite of the Ruger bug is bad, it hasn't got a thing on the 1911's love bite.

You certainly aren't the first guy to have shot all sorts of other 'guns' but then heard and felt the 1911's song for the first time.

You will never the same again.

Welcome to the light! Bid farewell to the darkness of Glocks and the house of shitty triggers and plastic parts!
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I was a revolver guy all my shootin' life up until six months ago when I brought my SR1911 home. I got hooked, big time...1911 Fever!!!

I still cannot believe I shot all these years up until then without shooting any auto-loaders of any kind. I simply didn't know what I was missing...

The SR1911 is a terrific example of a Model 1911...good luck with obtaining yours!
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This is my first 1911...the ruger price point was the thing that made me finally able to get one
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I too fell in love with 1911's when I bought and shot my SR1911. What made me appreciate the 1911 design even more was the first time I fully disassembled and reassembled it -- it is an engineering masterpiece!

However, aside from different sizes, configurations, and finishes, all 1911's are just basically the same. You can pay a lot for a really nice one but chances are for most shooters YOU are still the limiting factor regarding accuracy. Since I like the variety of owning various pistols and revolvers, one 1911 is enough for me right now, and though my SR1911 goes to the range a lot with me, I still have a bunch of other Ruger's (and a few other pistols) on my wish list.
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You certainly aren't the first guy to have shot all sorts of other 'guns' but then heard and felt the 1911's song for the first time.

You will never the same again.

Welcome to the light! Bid farewell to the darkness of Glocks and the house of shitty triggers and plastic parts!
LOL this is the exact reason I've been scared to try and shoot one.
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I own 2 1911's one is a home built kit gun from the 80's that was given to me. It is a project gun basically and the other is a new Remington 1911 r1s. The 1911 is a great design!
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The 1911 and the AR platform...I could see these chewing through some greenbacks but hey I used to have a garage full of motorcycles in various stages of building, so this would be kind of cutting back in a way! (Yeah, let's see if the wife buys it...lol)
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But yeah, SR1911 is happening. Even my wife is up for it.
Sounds like a fine plan.
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