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Old 03-20-12, 04:51 PM   #1
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Picked up a new SW 1911 E-Series tonight

The wife gave me the green light on a new 45. I couldn't believe I found what I was was looking for this quickly. I'm very happy, can't wait to put a few rounds through it.



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Old 03-20-12, 04:53 PM   #2
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Whoops double posted I hate that
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I like the 1911.
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nice buy. deleted your other post also.
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Old 03-20-12, 05:24 PM   #5
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Is the Rubester allowed to squeeze off a few rounds?
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Was the bobtail on your list of wants?
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Old 03-20-12, 05:55 PM   #7
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Was the bobtail on your list of wants?
Yes it was, the bobtail softens the lines under my clothing, I was holding out for the right piece to show up and I was pretty surprised. They told me at the shop yesterday they had 3 coming in but were not sure what configuration. I wanted an all black E series 4 1/4 with a scandium frame with a bobtail and all 3 came in that way. I snatched it right up. I will probably change the grips out to black so it compleatly conceals in my clothing. I love a 45, this is going to be my full time carry.

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Old 03-20-12, 06:17 PM   #8
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Thats a really beautiful weapon! Congrats!
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Nice. I like the fish scales. (really!) Nice.
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Nice 1911. It's my favorite handgun. Be advised, though, if this thread goes political, we'll have to move it to P&R.
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Old 03-21-12, 01:27 AM   #12
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Nice 1911. It's my favorite handgun. Be advised, though, if this thread goes political, we'll have to move it to P&R.
I have had my eye on the E series for about 6 months now. They are pretty expensive so I have been collecting my pennies. I live in Massachusetts so I am limited to makes but it wasn't an issue for me because I'm a Smith & Wesson fan anyway. Not only that Smith & Wesson is a local company based here in Massachusetts. I wanted a 1911 carry firearm but like the full size 1911 but not the wt especially with a full clip. This is still heavy at 29 ounces empty but I can live with that. The Scandium frame cut down some of the wt and the 4 1/4 barel helps. I can't wait to put some rounds through it.

I hope this thread doesn't go political, I have never even been to the P&R. I have little use for confrontational threads, I come here to enjoy myself and relax, I deal with enough of that during work
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What I want to know is why is it that a very old design (1911?) is still so popular?

OK - it's been updated, refined and revised (new materials too) a lot of times by many makers, but surely someone has built a 'better mousetrap' by now - so much so that a design such as this is unloved?

School me...
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Old 03-21-12, 03:16 AM   #14
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Nice man! Nice! Congrats...

I like all black guns too, I would probably change the grips as well. I do like the steel on the hammer/trigger tho. Like the fish scales too. Painting the grips maybe?

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Is the Rubester allowed to squeeze off a few rounds?
It would probably fell out off my hands man. I'm happy with the Ruger LCP in 380 for now.
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What I want to know is why is it that a very old design (1911?) is still so popular?

OK - it's been updated, refined and revised (new materials too) a lot of times by many makers, but surely someone has built a 'better mousetrap' by now - so much so that a design such as this is unloved?

School me...
The 1911 remains popular for many reasons. The platform allows for guns to be built ranging from GI spec all the way up to incredible target pistols. The GI spec is the type that may be lucky to hold a 2' group at 25 yards, but it will generally fire even after being put through the wringer. The availability of modification parts to get one up to target level also makes them popular.

Another reason is the single action. There are those who will always favor single action over double action only or double/single action.

And yet another, caliber. The .45auto cartridge has proven knockdown power at a minimal recoil level. Even the 10mm can be snappier on recoil than the .45acp.
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That is a nice peice.
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The .45 1911 is like the 1st Gen Ford Mustang of guns. Bone stock they are fun, solid performance examples of their type. But there's also an endless number of options and upgrades and improvements that can be made till the result is a very very different animal all together. Yes, technology has come a long way since it was first put out there, yes there may be better platforms for certain things, but there's no doubt that a good 1911 is a thing of beauty.

Never cared for the .40 / 10mm caliber. Shot a few, even full sized framed Berettas, and the snappy recoil made a top heavy gun even more so. Decided to go with a compact 9mm for my winter carry (Ruger SR9c), paired with the right ammo has plenty of stopping power in my opinion, and more capacity, with less carry weight than a 1911. Still looking to pick up a 1911 in the future, just not for carry. Just wish the 45ACP round wasn't so darned expensive now. I already reload even calibers to wonder if I want to add another to the list.
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Old 03-21-12, 12:47 PM   #19
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Nice man! Nice! Congrats...

I like all black guns too, I would probably change the grips as well. I do like the steel on the hammer/trigger tho. Like the fish scales too. Painting the grips maybe?



It would probably fell out off my hands man. I'm happy with the Ruger LCP in 380 for now.
It won't fell out of your hands if you hold/shoot the gun sideways like a "gangsta".
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Very nice! I really want a 1911 or Browning Hi Power as my next autoloader.

How do you prefer to carry a single action? Cocked and locked, or hammer down? I've never been able to figure that out myself, and it's one reason (maybe the only one) that I don't have one of the aforementioned as a concealed carry weapon.
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Very nice! I really want a 1911 or Browning Hi Power as my next autoloader.

How do you prefer to carry a single action? Cocked and locked, or hammer down? I've never been able to figure that out myself, and it's one reason (maybe the only one) that I don't have one of the aforementioned as a concealed carry weapon.
Ever hear the old expression:
"never go off half cocked" Never carry a handgun cocked.
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Ever hear the old expression:
"never go off half cocked" Never carry a handgun cocked.
Cocked and locked is generally the preferred method of carrying a single action pistol.
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Ever hear the old expression:
"never go off half cocked" Never carry a handgun cocked.
As waynesworld said, it's incredibly common to carry a 1911 in this fashion.

Personally, I'd carry one in the tube and have the hammer down. All the while, hoping I have time to pull the hammer back if need be.
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Cocked and locked is a perfectly safe and acceptable way to carry a 1911 and most single action pistols.
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Cocked and locked is a perfectly safe and acceptable way to carry a 1911 and most single action pistols.
Ones with a safety...

Revolvers, not so much.
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