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Old 4 August 2019, 05:27
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You are using them grips also, right? If not have, VZ Alien or Gator thin grips are the way to go IMHO.
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Old 4 August 2019, 05:29
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Because I have midget hands, I usually have to change grip a bit to get to the mag release. Ideally I'd like to swap it to the other same as on most of the rest of my pistols but I don't think you can on this one (Sig 1911).

Wilson Combat makes an extended mag release, which I'm thinking about but from the size I'm wondering if it's a little too beaucoup, i.e. increasing the chance for inadvertent mag release.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/1070272748?pid=380724

Anyone run one?
If carrying for real, and not competition, you have to ask yourself what are the odds of me accidentally releasing my mag while carrying vs the chance I have to actually change mags rapidly inna real gun fight?
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Old 4 August 2019, 05:31
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If carrying for real, and not competition, you have to ask yourself what are the odds of me accidentally releasing my mag while carrying vs the chance I have to actually change mags rapidly inna real gun fight?
Yeah exactly. Had a holster setup for the (ptooey) M9 in the helicopter that was famous for dropping mags. Thigh rig I think that year.

I might pony up for an extended mag release just for grins and see how it does. It's cheap, I'll get two :)
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Old 4 August 2019, 07:39
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I like thin grips myself.
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Old 18 August 2019, 08:58
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Anyone roll with a RDS on their 1911?
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Old 18 August 2019, 23:31
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Anyone roll with a RDS on their 1911?
I am seriously thinking of trading an Ed Brown for a Kimber that comes from the factory with an RDS. Not sure which one though.
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Old 22 August 2019, 17:36
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I started out with a S&W 1917 in .45 ACP.
I switched to a Taurus 6" .357; it stretched!
I traded up for a S&W 686; terrific.
I won a 1911 in a completion and had it built up,
by a custom gunsmith, for IPSC.
With Hogue grips, that gun is an extension of my arm/hand; simply perfect. The only other gun that I've used that felt as natural as the 1911 was the H&K .45 Tactical; another natural pointer, in my hand.
The years are taking their toll, and I'm having difficulty CCW'ing the 1911.
I see that it is time to switch to something lighter, to carry, but I'll ne'er part with the 1911.
I've been away... I came back to browse, found a thread that interested me and found a post of mine from five years ago.
I did go out and buy a plastic 9mm; nice handgun; I hope one of my boys likes it. I aim it; it shoots there.... but I have to AIM IT.
My 1911 is, quite simply, on target. A cliche'; but it really is an extension of my wrist. Different strokes...
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Old 22 August 2019, 19:37
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I've been away... I came back to browse, found a thread that interested me and found a post of mine from five years ago.
I did go out and buy a plastic 9mm; nice handgun; I hope one of my boys likes it. I aim it; it shoots there.... but I have to AIM IT.
My 1911 is, quite simply, on target. A cliche'; but it really is an extension of my wrist. Different strokes...
Welcome back, nice weapons.
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Old 28 August 2019, 10:52
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My thoughts on the TRP took awhile to get it published.

https://www.gunpowdermagazine.com/pr...ry-trp-review/
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Old 30 August 2019, 12:27
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Wandering through a gun shop in Colorado Springs and saw an original AMT Hardballer for $500. Looked in good shape. Wish I were a Colorado resident; would've bought it for the novelty.
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Old 30 August 2019, 14:28
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My thoughts on the TRP took awhile to get it published.

https://www.gunpowdermagazine.com/pr...ry-trp-review/
Great write up GPC. I've had the TRP for a few years now, and really enjoy shooting it. It is a bit heavy for EDC, but not if carrying for limited amounts of time. I ran several different brands of ammo through mine as well, and have stuck with Hornady Critical Duty (220gr) and Barnes TAC-XP (185gr). The Barnes 185gr is a little softer in the recoil and keeps the muzzle down with no FTFs.
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Wandering through a gun shop in Colorado Springs and saw an original AMT Hardballer for $500. Looked in good shape. Wish I were a Colorado resident; would've bought it for the novelty.
I'd love to find an AMT Longslide.. been looking for years.. the very few times I have come across one, the seller wanted a ridiculous amount of money for it..
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I'd love to find an AMT Longslide.. been looking for years.. the very few times I have come across one, the seller wanted a ridiculous amount of money for it..
The last time I saw one, the guy was also looking for a phased plasma rifle in 40 watt range.
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Thanks for reading JAFO. Any experience with the bull barrel TRP?
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Old 30 August 2019, 20:58
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Thanks for reading JAFO. Any experience with the bull barrel TRP?
Yes. HH6 has the RO Champion (4 bull barrel). Great gun. I replaced the grips with VZ black cloth micarta grips. Smooth like butter.
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Old 31 August 2019, 11:03
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Wandering through a gun shop in Colorado Springs and saw an original AMT Hardballer for $500. Looked in good shape. Wish I were a Colorado resident; would've bought it for the novelty.

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I'd love to find an AMT Longslide.. been looking for years.. the very few times I have come across one, the seller wanted a ridiculous amount of money for it..
I saw an AMT Hardballer the other day, reasonably priced. I will keep an eye out for a longslide for you.
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Old 31 August 2019, 11:07
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My thoughts on the TRP took awhile to get it published.

https://www.gunpowdermagazine.com/pr...ry-trp-review/
Good write up. Not a SA fan, mostly because I never owned one. They do appear to be good weapons, however. If you send these to me ahead of time, I will proofread them for you.
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Old 31 August 2019, 11:20
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I'd love to find an AMT Longslide.. been looking for years.. the very few times I have come across one, the seller wanted a ridiculous amount of money for it..
The AMT Longslides are hard to find.
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Old 31 August 2019, 13:04
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Good write up. Not a SA fan, mostly because I never owned one. They do appear to be good weapons, however. If you send these to me ahead of time, I will proofread them for you.
I have a treat for you in the pipeline.

Kimber Desert Warrior vs SA MC Operator.

Thank you for reading.
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Old 31 August 2019, 16:59
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My thoughts on the TRP took awhile to get it published.

https://www.gunpowdermagazine.com/pr...ry-trp-review/
Just got around to reading your article. I like what you wrote about mixing the ammo up for testing purposes. Very good work, Brother!
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