Humble Rock Island:
I only have three, which represents one half of my handgun collection.
Colt Army 45 from 1941, still goes to the range occasionally.
Rock Island Armory, well used $300 range junky that shoots to point of aim and has no issues.
Colt New Agent, will be CC choice soon. Over 300 rounds and four brands fired now with no issues.
I really appreciate all the dressed up models pictured in this thread, but these simple ones serve me well.
Humble Rock Island:
I recently sold the Ed Brown Special Forces I used in an LAV walk back drill.
I won, by the way.
Where did you get that banjo?
Colt Combat Elite #4
Colt Gold Cup National Match in BSS
Colt Seies 70 Nickel
Colt Series 70 Repro's The SS one is at John Harrison's having a makeover
Heres my SA Mil-Spec. Was gonna trade it but have decided to dump a paycheck or two into it.
I really enjoy this 1911 pictures thread. I would like to play too.
My new Carry gun stateside, ED Brown SF Kobra carry without the SF markings. Dont have many pics of her.
Custom GRP that Nighthawk built for us.
My trusty old Wilson CQB that i sold to a buddy not long ago.
Have an Old Springer Loaded with about 80K rounds through it i need to rebuild as well laying around somewhere.
Currently looking for an East German AK Armorers kit.
WOW, some really nice guns are pictured here! I just have a few and pictures of only a couple but, I will play a little.
This is a 1911 Commercial model made in 1912 with a 3-digit serial number. Picture is how I found it with non-original MSH, grips, and barrel. I have now obtained correct era parts except for a barrel which will be near-impossible to find.
Next is my new WWl Reproduction with the Carbonia finish
Yeah it's got a HEMI...back off!
by far the best pistol ive ever shot
This one's not pretty, but it stays in the truck most of the time. I really need to get on the ball and start looking for a really nice 1911.
Originally Posted by Ol'Sarge2K
OH good since all the 1911 cranks are out in force I need some opinions...
A customer wants us to build him a 1911 Commander size for carrying. I know he wants something nice. He was looking at an STI Ranger II, but come to find out most STI frames are cast and use MIM parts. Not that they aren't any good, but if this guy is paying for a custom 1911 I want to give him good shit. I don't want to sell him a doctored up Springfield, but when I priced out this excellent build of quality parts it's going to be about $2,000 all finished. What do you guys think?
STI Single Stack Forged Frame: we'll sharpen the checkering and bevel the mag well.
Baer Forged Slide: we'll install Novak sights, maybe front serrations.
Wilson match barrel and bushing.
Nowlin hammer/trigger/sear/disconnect/ parts, all hardened steel
STI ambi safety (his request) and STI TI strut and spring cap
Wilson Bullet Proof parts: slidestop, extractor, ejector, beavertail, firing pin and stop, mainspring housing, etc.
Grips and finish: undecided.
And about 6-8 hours of work fitting all the parts just right.
My SA Mil-Spec. Best 1911A1 I've owned, ultra reliable, decent accuracy. A working mans' pistol.
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