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I own 3. thought I'd share some pics of them.2012-02-19 12.50.32.jpg2012-02-19 12.49.10.jpg2012-03-04 12.18.00 - Copy.jpg They are all sorta mil-spec configuration. That's what I like, as if you can't tell.
 

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Why do I just know that sooner or later I'll be "forced" to buy some type of 1911?

Oh well, I'll keep my eyes open and one day I guess one will just jump into my line of sight and it'll be a done deal.

AD
 

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Sweet. I've handled an r-1 but never shot 1. How does she shoot? I love my stainless Colt.
 

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I'm sure not as good as your colt..........especially with me handling it, but i've no complaints other than funny feeling trigger pull. Going to have that looked into.
 

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Funny how? gritty, heavy? sometimes the trigger bow is in contact the frame, etc....there are lots of adjustments that can be made. I hand a stainless springer, it had a 7 pound pull, probably because of a rather stout mainspring. I didn't fix it, sold it to finance the colt.
 

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Feels a little tight and inconsistant. Probably just me as i am used to revolvers(Colts and Smiths) This is the first auto i've ever owned. However, i really like the Chiappa 1911-.22, can you tell me anything about it C.G.? I believe it is made in Dayton, Ohio.
 

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Other than being a dedicated .22, um no, not really have done a ton of research on them. I've heard that they seem to function fine. You could always purchase a .22 conversion kit for the r-1, but I don't know, they could be hit or miss. As far as auto's and revolvers, I'm the exact opposite, I only have 2 revolvers, both were given to me. Smith model 10-5 and a Colt 6inch .357 python, which is totally bad ass.
 

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I googled that chippa. The trigger sucks. 10lbs. that is crazy for a single action pistol. everything else was what you would expect from a gun on that price range. So if you want to pay a gunsmith to fix the trigger on a 200 dollar gun than buy one I guess, I don't think I will.
 

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Sweet. Have you ever shot yours? Mine is almost nib, I'm guessing '70s vintage. It's too pretty to shoot. I guess we are the only ones that like 1911's huh.
 

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Ya i've shot it once, shoots great! One can find out the year of manufactor for colt pistols by looking up the serial # at ProofHouse.com The Python has some bluing issues, thats how i got it so cheap. As i'm not going to sell it, i'm sending it back to Colt to have it reblued.
May not be the only ones C.G. but i love mine.
Check this outView attachment 189
A 1974 Cobra in immaculate condition. Also have a 2 1/2" Diamond Back in .38 special.
 
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That's pretty cool. My python only has 2 little "dings", the reason I said it was 70's vintage is because it has a leaf spring rather than a coil spring. Now that may be stupid on my part, maybe they all have the leaf spring system. Anyway, when I get home, I'm gonna shoot the 1911's some more. Also gonna try twice as hard to sell my glock.
 

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Darn.

All this talk of 1911's forced me to make an offer to a guy who is selling one on one of my Florida gun forums.

We'll see if he wants to sell it or retire off of it.

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LOL, AD. Seems most want the retirement check. Good luck hope get it. Let us know what you think if and when you buy one.
 

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Sweet weapons everybody...I had the opportunity to buy a Remington Rand and passed..like a bonehead. I like the s&w 1911's, haven't really handled 1 though, next ime at the gunshow will see if I can get a look at one. AD, hope you get that 1911, they are sooo much fun to shoot, the only problem is when I shoot mine, I end up with no ammo left.