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Old 20 May 2016, 01:35
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Why not .38 Super? I've been seeing more and more 9mm 1911's, and can't figure out why people don't migrate to the .38 Super more? Flat shooting, can be loaded to .357 tolerances, some factory ammo is already at these speeds, soft recoil, etc. If you ever get a chance to get one, or shoot one, don't hesitate, by far the favorite of my bunch. (And don't worry, my Glock was on my 1911 Tekmat)

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Old 20 May 2016, 03:27
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Probably because you can get cases of 9mm for $200 at the local Walmart between the 48 packs of asswipe and 30 gallon drums of nacho cheese but good luck even finding 38 Super anywhere.

I have two 38 Stupid's; even harder to find, I have a 9x23Winchester. I admit I have a hard time justifying these thin little bullets in a single stack 1911. Browning didn't design the High Power in 9mm on a whim. S/F.....Ken M
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Old 20 May 2016, 09:16
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Why not .38 Super? I've been seeing more and more 9mm 1911's, and can't figure out why people don't migrate to the .38 Super more? Flat shooting, can be loaded to .357 tolerances, some factory ammo is already at these speeds, soft recoil, etc. If you ever get a chance to get one, or shoot one, don't hesitate, by far the favorite of my bunch. (And don't worry, my Glock was on my 1911 Tekmat)

My younger brother had a SIG P220 in .38 Super great gun.
I understood it is Popular in Mexico and South America?

My Grandad always described it as the 10mm of it's time.
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Old 20 May 2016, 18:03
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Funny, I haven't had any issue getting ammo, LGS, and Academy both had plenty in stock. I did have to order SD/HD JHP's, but they were $15 a box shipped (I signed up for a newsletter and got free shipping).
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Old 20 May 2016, 18:20
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Before the interwebs, ammo sourcing was a much different thing. Don't get me wrong, I like the 38 Stupid, it's just an uphill battle. S/F....Ken M
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Old 20 May 2016, 18:46
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My younger brother had a SIG P220 in .38 Super great gun.
I understood it is Popular in Mexico and South America?

My Grandad always described it as the 10mm of it's time.
Mexico (and other OAS countries?) limit civilian cartridges in semi-autos to .380 (9mm Browning) or less, with 38 Super excepted.
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Old 5 June 2016, 07:50
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A Kimber Ultra Carry in 9mm. Added the grips from Raasco Industries and the magwell.

I added the Tru Glo TFX sights and my summer time BBQ pistol is complete. Tritium fiber optic, front and rear and the front has an orange ring around the front. You can see the glow of it in this pix.

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Old 5 June 2016, 07:55
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Why not .38 Super? I've been seeing more and more 9mm 1911's, and can't figure out why people don't migrate to the .38 Super more? Flat shooting, can be loaded to .357 tolerances, some factory ammo is already at these speeds, soft recoil, etc. If you ever get a chance to get one, or shoot one, don't hesitate, by far the favorite of my bunch. (And don't worry, my Glock was on my 1911 Tekmat)
I had a good deal on a .38 Super, but passed. As mentioned, ammo a myth and its another set of dies and buckets of brass to reload..... I'll stick to my 10mm.
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Old 5 June 2016, 13:24
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Wilson 1911 CQB

I was telling one of the BTDTs on here I'd gone over to the dark side from Kimber and bought this. Full size 1911 Wilson CQB. Flawless function with over 500 rounds so far. Blew a nice ragged group at 15 yards only to discover that the rear sight was a bit off center, but Wilson made it right. Knife is a Craig Douglas/ Shivworks Spderco P'Kak
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Old 5 June 2016, 13:26
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Old 5 June 2016, 15:56
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Old 5 June 2016, 18:17
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Best decision I ever made was buying a CQB very nice.
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Old 23 June 2016, 10:29
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Just reading today that Colt has done a upgrade on Delta Elites.
Novak sights, grip safety, extended safety and new grips. And the MSRP is the same.
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Old 23 June 2016, 18:46
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Anything on a fully supported barrel?
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Anything on a fully supported barrel?
No all cosmetic I personally like the retro look of the one I found.
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Old 3 July 2016, 08:58
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Up to 800 rounds out of my Delta. Been shooting everything out of it really likes the 175 gr Silvertips.

Wilson flatwire recoil spring is going strong. No major wear on the weapon at all. No signs of peening or galling.

On the mag front I didn't have any issues as of late. I think the mags needed to be broke in also.

Really like this weapon I am thinking of de-horning it might send it to Local.
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Old 3 July 2016, 09:31
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The Wilson Combat flat wire recoil spring is THE spring to have in your 1911. Cannot imagine having a 1911 platform now without it. Smoothes it out, reliable, and I will never shoot enough ammo to wear it out.

Been shooting a bit low recently with my 1911s. Had switched to a flat MSH. Going back to Arched MSH today and going to the range to see if works out. I don't think it is my flinching, but will see. Also, thinking of going back to just a plain black front sight. I find that with the gold bead front and U notched rear, I maybe on quick shots putting the dot in the bottom of the notch, thus the top of the front sight not lining up just right, is lower, thus shooting a a bit lower. The eye naturally finds the dot, and puts in the u notch.
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