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Dark Helmet 5 August 2015 00:15

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Originally Posted by WoreOutMarine (Post 1058490442)
I will also apologize if I made it seem like my Buddy used that RI 10 mm in competition because he does not. He uses it mostly, from what I can tell, as a glove box/under the seat pistol and a carry pistol in the outdoors.

No worries. That makes much more sense.

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Originally Posted by WoreOutMarine (Post 1058490442)
He shoots a SA in 9mm, and a Kimber 38 Super that cost a shitload, and a really older Kimber full size 45 that he has had for quite awhile.

38 super is a great competitive load. Enough power to make major, yet recoil is minimal considering the cartridge pressure. Most of the Master-level race-gun guys I used to shoot with shot either the 38 Super or the 38 Super comp.

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Originally Posted by WoreOutMarine (Post 1058490442)
I am curious as to what the really good reason to shoot one is, though.

If you are referring to the 10 MM, because it is pretty much a 40 magnum with superior knock-down power...albeit with commensurate recoil.

The Fat Guy 5 August 2015 06:57

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Originally Posted by mdwest (Post 1058496405)
Lots of things changing around Colt right now.. They filed bankruptcy a couple of months ago.. my understanding is that it has been pretty chaotic around there since the filing.. and that there are several discussions about what the future is supposed to look like for them, what products to stick with, what to drop, what "new" things are needed, etc..etc..

Sadly.. it wouldnt surprise me at all if they stopped producing 1911's in the near future.. at least for a while..

If they don't make 1911's, what's left? The 6920?

Horned Toad 5 August 2015 08:06

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058496609)
If they don't make 1911's, what's left? The 6920?

Single Action Army?

Alex F 5 August 2015 08:21

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Originally Posted by EchoFiveMike (Post 1058496406)
\ hate filled curmudgeons that live out in the boondocks S/F....Ken M

This sounds like you, except for the boondocks part...

:biggrin:

GPC 5 August 2015 09:10

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058496609)
If they don't make 1911's, what's left? The 6920?

I believe Colt has the USMC contract for 1911s?

I can see them only making certain models of the XSE line.

The Fat Guy 5 August 2015 09:21

Their whole issue was getting fat and lazy on the M4 contract compounded now by investors sucking the life out of the company.

S&W clearly owns the revolver market

Glock duels with Smith to control the striker fire market

Kimber makes more 1911's than all the other manufacturers combined.

I believe that I am the only person alive that does not make an M4 variant.

Colt is known for ........... See where I am going with this?

Hopeless Civilian 5 August 2015 09:52

That'll be Colt's problem, finding something to make them stand out from the rest of the gun manufacturers. Heck, I'm be very hard pressed to name a company that doesn't make some version of an M4 or a 1911.

leopardprey 5 August 2015 10:11

And Ruger does a bit of everything -- M4 variants, revolvers, hunting rifles, 22lrs and 1911s, and they are doing pretty well.

EchoFiveMike 6 August 2015 06:25

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Originally Posted by Alex F (Post 1058496623)
This sounds like you, except for the boondocks part...

:biggrin:

If I was independently wealthy, I would live in the boondocks. Unfortunately, my income stems from stupid people, and those are concentrated in cities.

I only work on my own guns, :tongue: S/F.....Ken M

Alex F 6 August 2015 09:02

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Originally Posted by EchoFiveMike (Post 1058496936)
If I was independently wealthy, I would live in the boondocks. Unfortunately, my income stems from stupid people, and those are concentrated in cities.

I only work on my own guns, :tongue: S/F.....Ken M

Hahahaha

I laughed out loud at the part in bold

EchoFiveMike 6 August 2015 09:25

You know things are bad when honesty and sarcasm are indistinguishable. S/F....Ken M

The Fat Guy 6 August 2015 10:26

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Originally Posted by leopardprey (Post 1058496650)
And Ruger does a bit of everything -- M4 variants, revolvers, hunting rifles, 22lrs and 1911s, and they are doing pretty well.

One of their best moves was making the 1911 in full size and commander models. You cannot keep them on the shelf.

leopardprey 6 August 2015 10:37

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Originally Posted by The Fat Guy (Post 1058497000)
One of their best moves was making the 1911 in full size and commander models. You cannot keep them on the shelf.

College student I am renting a room out to, has a Ruger 1911 commander - his first and only firearm he ever purchased. It is a nice, solid piece and good bang for the buck. He has only fired about 100 rounds through it so far, and trying to get him out to the range soon and put him through one of the courses I have taught, putting about 300-400 rounds down range, to get him fully familiar with it.

I think for under $1000, if looking for a 1911, Ruger or Rock Island is the way to go.

Speaking of Rock Island, they have them for sale at Rural King for under $500.

GPC 8 August 2015 08:40

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Originally Posted by leopardprey (Post 1058497004)
College student I am renting a room out to, has a Ruger 1911 commander - his first and only firearm he ever purchased. It is a nice, solid piece and good bang for the buck. He has only fired about 100 rounds through it so far, and trying to get him out to the range soon and put him through one of the courses I have taught, putting about 300-400 rounds down range, to get him fully familiar with it.

I think for under $1000, if looking for a 1911, Ruger or Rock Island is the way to go.

Speaking of Rock Island, they have them for sale at Rural King for under $500.

SA makes a good sub $1k also IMO.

Whitebean54 8 August 2015 15:30

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Originally Posted by leopardprey (Post 1058497004)
College student I am renting a room out to, has a Ruger 1911 commander - his first and only firearm he ever purchased. It is a nice, solid piece and good bang for the buck. He has only fired about 100 rounds through it so far, and trying to get him out to the range soon and put him through one of the courses I have taught, putting about 300-400 rounds down range, to get him fully familiar with it.

I think for under $1000, if looking for a 1911, Ruger or Rock Island is the way to go.

Speaking of Rock Island, they have them for sale at Rural King for under $500.

When I moved out of my parents, I bought a Rock Island 1911, new in box from a pawn shop/gun store. It has a little bit of a rattle when you shake it but it shoots EVERYTHING I put in it. Hollows, Ball, hand loads from light to fire breathing. I want to make it the permanent jeep gun but if some one stole it, I would be highly upset.

SOTB 8 August 2015 15:42

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Originally Posted by GPC
SA makes a good sub $1k also IMO.

A couple -- the Loaded and the Range Officer....

GPC 11 August 2015 15:59

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Originally Posted by SOTB (Post 1058497638)
A couple -- the Loaded and the Range Officer....

LW Operator Champion cost me $800 new.
Their GI model is a good entry level.

No issues with it.

Gunk 11 August 2015 17:04

I really want to get a MARS armament retro package lightweight commander. What a great carry gun.

havok88 12 August 2015 00:10

On the subject of Colt, they have a new stocking dealer program, and since they have started this, they have alienated a lot of dealers who are no longer buying their products. They can come up with all the new models they want, but if it never makes it to the hands of the dealers, it will never make it to the consumers.

leopardprey 12 August 2015 05:14

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Originally Posted by Gunk (Post 1058498488)
I really want to get a MARS armament retro package lightweight commander. What a great carry gun.

That is nice! Have you also checked out Les Baer's National Match hardball?


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