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Just got around to reading your article. I like what you wrote about mixing the ammo up for testing purposes. Very good work, Brother!
Thank you, I pride myself on honesty and thinking outside the box.
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Old 31 August 2019, 22:20
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Kimber Desert Warrior vs SA MC Operator.

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I recently got my wife a Colt Competition (SS) in 9mm. It's very nice. Thinking of dumping my Walther Q5 Match for one in blue (if I can find one) and having the slide cut for my RMR. :)
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I recently got my wife a Colt Competition (SS) in 9mm. It's very nice. Thinking of dumping my Walther Q5 Match for one in blue (if I can find one) and having the slide cut for my RMR. :)
The Colts are popular in my area.
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Kimber Desert Warrior vs SA MC Operator.

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Looking forward to this. My MC Operator is a heavy beast, but I love it.
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Old 16 January 2020, 14:42
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Someone was saying they were looking for one of these. Its in an auction that closes in about 53 hours as of this posting.

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Old 16 January 2020, 20:34
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1972 Colt Series 70 all-steel Combat Commander

Because it's the real thing, and it's also the only .45 I've ever owned. It's been shot a LOT, keeps on driving on. Essentially it's completely stock, although it has a couple of replacement USGI parts in it (flat 1911 mainspring housing, and one of the very wide-spurred 1911 hammers.) Other than the sights, the only non-USGI parts in it are a beavertail grip safety that I fitted to it back in the mid-80's when I put on the 1911 hammer which went further back than the factory safety, and an extended slide stop, which I believe should have been factory from the beginning.

The only issue I've ever had was when back in the early 80's it was fashionable to have high profile sights on a gun, I foolishly had a set installed. For the next 30 years I played hell trying to keep a front blade (of any description) on that damn thing. They would fly away, pronto. Once a new blade, circa 1990, went away on the 1st magazine. Anyway, it's had a Trijicon front blade and a Mepro rear on it for the last 15 or so years. The tritium in both is starting to get dim, so maybe it's time to start thinking about yet another round.
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Someone was saying they were looking for one of these. Its in an auction that closes in about 53 hours as of this posting.

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Old 16 January 2020, 22:33
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1972 Colt Series 70 all-steel Combat Commander

Anyway, it's had a Trijicon front blade and a Mepro rear on it for the last 15 or so years.
Nice looking gun. Curious about teh mixed products on sights. Was that just a function of the time you bought them, or what?
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My neighbor has a 1911 made by Union Switch & Signal. 2 other ones that are collectors as well.
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Picked up a Kimber Aegis Elite with a red dot. First Kimber I've ever shot that ran 100% out of the box.
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Picked up a Kimber Aegis Elite with a red dot. First Kimber I've ever shot that ran 100% out of the box.
You gotta break them in.
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For the next 30 years I played hell trying to keep a front blade (of any description) on that damn thing. They would fly away, pronto. Once a new blade, circa 1990, went away on the 1st magazine.
Have it (front sight) staked by somebody who knows how
to do it---or buy a staking tool and do it yourself.
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Old 18 January 2020, 07:46
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Supposedly qualified gunsmiths did each and every install. I've never tried to install one of them ~ guess some of those gunplumbers weren't so good, despite having a brick & mortar store.

I didn't like the Trijicon rear sight for some reason or another. Don't recall anymore, but the Mepro, which was right next to the Trijicon in the display case, was exactly what I was looking for. Since the height of both was the same, and the thickness the same to within a smidge, I opted for the mix & match.

But then again, I shot this thing for a couple of decades with NO sights on it at all... just the bare slide. When you're shooting at anything less than 20 yards I feel it's point and shoot... sights are for farther ranges, but I'm sure lots of you will take me to task for that..
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The 2011 thread got me interested in the MEU (SOC) 1911. How did they compare to high end production/ semi- custom 1911s available off the shelf?
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The 2011 thread got me interested in the MEU (SOC) 1911. How did they compare to high end production/ semi- custom 1911s available off the shelf?
The issues I have read about pertain to the poor finish that has been said to be "blotchy" and not very durable and that the frames cracking. The A1 version supposedly remedied the cracked frame issues. I know of no remedy for the finish.
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Old 20 January 2020, 13:04
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MEU(SOC) 1911A1s were built using old GI frames and various specified other parts. They were built by the USMC's Precision Weapons Shop. The specs were updated over time and different parts used (i.e. in house manufactured sights were later replaced with Novaks). The armorers that built these were pretty good.

CK Customs is a shop owned by a former 2112 and he offers authentic MEU(SOC) builds.

I think TFG is referring to the Colt produced M45A1s.
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Old 20 January 2020, 13:18
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MEU(SOC) 1911A1s were built using old GI frames and various specified other parts. They were built by the USMC's Precision Weapons Shop. The specs were updated over time and different parts used (i.e. in house manufactured sights were later replaced with Novaks). The armorers that built these were pretty good.

CK Customs is a shop owned by a former 2112 and he offers authentic MEU(SOC) builds.

I think TFG is referring to the Colt produced M45A1s.

You are correct, my apologies.
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I wrote this a long time ago finally got picked up.
Be able to buy Steak-ums this week.

https://www.gunpowdermagazine.com/pr...-ever-carried/
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