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  1. Yamaki

    Yamaki Not For Hire Subscriber

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    Recently acquired two Springfield 1911's in .45 ACP.

    First up is a Champion Operator Lightweight, 4.25" match barrel, fixed tritium sights. I added the G10 grips for looks and better control:

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    I just sent it back to Springfield Armory Custom Shop for a few tweaks.

    Up next is the Springfield Armory Trophy Match, 5.00" barrel, stainless, fully adjustable rear sight, blended magwell. I added some G10 grips to this one as well although it is plenty grippy. Just look at that front strap checkering!

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  2. MaxxVolume

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    Great-looking pistola....you could grate some parmigiano-reggiano on that frontstrap ! :)
     
  3. usedto

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    The wife and I gave one of these to our son for his 21st birthday in 2009.

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    Not quite as "fancy" as yours, but nice nonetheless. This one is what they call "loaded", which is a mil spec, but has different trigger, hammer, sights, etc. Sweet piece if I do say so myself.
     
  4. MaxxVolume

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    My Colt National Match Gold Cup....

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  5. smokenguns22

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    There's a Kimber hanging on the door.
    1of 5 1911's placed around the house
    Smokey
     
  6. Chiliarches

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    And yes, that is speaker wire in the background, hanging down from my desk.
     
  8. Korbenw7p3c

    Korbenw7p3c New Member

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    Some Combat Elite action from ‘11. Ain’t she purdy?!!
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  9. Eric n Kc

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    Hey
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    Kimber 45acp and 9mm.
    And a bonus
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  11. Eric, even though I'm a Glock "head," I've been silently drooling over Kimber's 1911 .45 ACPs. How does yours perform at the range? Every single issue of NRA's America's First Freedom I receive has one of their models featured on the back cover ad and I swear I'm this close to "pulling the trigger" - pun intended.
     
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  12. Korbenw7p3c

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    I’m very much a Glock fan boy but, my Colt is such a sweet shooter. I had a Rapter II .45, and before I even shot it a buddy talked me out of it with a nice trade. It looked mean with the grips “scales”!
     
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  13. Eric n Kc

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    Hey kdac
    I've owned the g- model 45 for years. I'll put it this way back in the day I needed to down size (I don't remember why) I kept the kimber over a 70 series gold cup. Yeah I still get a little weepy about that gun sale. But I felt I could only keep one. It came down to I shot the kimber better. Don't get me started on the s&w 625 I sold about the same time. God, I'm an idiot. Eric
     
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  14. MaxxVolume

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    I`ve also owned a number of .45s over the years, one of my favorites is the para-Ordinance P-12....has the same footprint as my Glock 19, and there`s something very comforting about having a gun that that size which will send 13 rounds of .45 downrange without reloading.
    And, as to the S&W 625, I am very attached to mine as well....
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  15. Eric n Kc

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    Hey Maxx
    Your killin me. Mine was a model 1989. 5 inch gun.
    I really don't shoot much anymore but that is a cool revolver. I've owned 27,28,25-2,25-5 57,58,657 . You get the idea. 625 model 1989 and the 27/28 were the king sh_t. But I digress. Eric
     
  16. Eric n Kc

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    Oh, yeah I like 1911s too. Keepin it real. Eric
     

     

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  17. smokenguns22

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    Here's my kimber.
    Custom Crimson Carry II
     
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    Here's a few more Para Ordnance LDA's
    The bottom one is a double stack

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  19. Yamaki

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    I sent the Springfield Champion Lightweight Operator to the Springfield custom shop for some work. I had them remove the low profile non-adjustable rear sight and had them replace it with their fully adjustable low profile Bomar style sight. They had to add a relief cut at the back of the slide for that to work so they re-coated it. Then they added a fiber optic front sight and did a little trigger work. When I got it back, I swapped out the stock grips for some G10's. It has turned out to be a very very nice shooter.

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    And just to mix things up a bit, here's another fun to shoot piece from the safe...

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  20. Bobcat

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    Dirty!
     

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