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1911fanatic
03-04-2011, 02:45 PM
Any good 1911 Pics out there? Lets see your favorites and your beaters. I'll get one up this weekend. But just wanted to start it up.:D

O'Dell
03-04-2011, 03:12 PM
Just got one in yesterday - a SIG 1911 C3 to replace the one stolen a couple of weeks ago. This is the picture of the old one but they're the same. Also will be ordering the Colt to replace a Loaded SA SS ultra Compact, also stolen. I haven't decided whether to replace the RIA nickel Tactical.

BuckeyeBlast
03-04-2011, 05:03 PM
Here's mine:

http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/a453/RightClickError/Gun%20Stuff/PICT0121.jpg

gb6491
03-05-2011, 07:28 AM
Here are my current ones:
Old competition gun (Essex frame and slide, Kart barrel); ugly, but reliable and accurate:
http://oi43.tinypic.com/ohmffd.jpg
An older Springfield Armory gun, they called it the "90's Edition":
http://i39.tinypic.com/68zhpe.jpg
My Officer's ACP:
http://oi34.tinypic.com/10qe1bd.jpg
Colt Series 80 Government Model:
http://i54.tinypic.com/168tute.jpg
Springfield Armory Range Officer:
http://i54.tinypic.com/b3r3g2.jpg
Kimber Custom TLE II:
http://i55.tinypic.com/x5624n.jpg
Regards,
Greg

Knuckler
03-05-2011, 07:57 AM
My EDC......
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/869faf7e.jpg

In it's IWB....
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/d92d8cf5.jpg

Spare Mag Carrier
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/134633f5.jpg

And the shoulder rig I have been carrying it in lately....
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk243/knuckler731/9bb6be2d.jpg

To me, the leather that you carry in is almost as important as the pistol itself.
A good rig is comfortable, and provides reliable access when needed....
I have never understood why people buy a nice gun, then slap it into cheap crap.

Embalmer
03-05-2011, 06:03 PM
my AO 1911A1. Acurate, reliable, classic look, and 500 NIB :D
http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff186/maninblue1861/Military%20Firearms/058.jpg

Bawanna
03-05-2011, 06:52 PM
And where has embalmer been lately. You've been flying under the radar lately?

BuckeyeBlast
03-05-2011, 07:04 PM
That AO is the sweetest $500 1911 made. Really cool. :cool:

Embalmer
03-05-2011, 08:32 PM
And where has embalmer been lately. You've been flying under the radar lately?

Eh alot of crap going on the home front (lack of electrician apprentice jobs making crap harder), ended up selling *gulp* :eek: my mg42 to make ends meet (also wasnt a pratical gun due to ammo avalibility here, 3 trips to the car to load and unload and so forth). still got the 1919a4 though :D.

I still stop in, just havent had anything really to contribute posting wise, but im always lurking in the shadows ;)

ruf45
03-05-2011, 09:34 PM
Heres one Ive had for a long time,shoots good and relible.


3340

BuckeyeBlast
03-05-2011, 10:46 PM
Ed Brown? Dan Wesson?

Bawanna
03-05-2011, 11:54 PM
I just sent pictures of mine to Old Lincoln my IT specialist to post. If I had the hawaiin shirt I could make an identical picture.

I just finished the grips in the upcoming photo's about half an hour ago. Actually I might have to play with them a little bit more tomorrow, feel just a little bit thick.

Someday I'll figure out how to post big pictures and I'll be able to run with the big boys. Course Old Lincoln does a pretty splendid job taking care of my computer weakness's.

OldLincoln
03-06-2011, 10:36 AM
Here's Bawanna's pics.

http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/OldLincoln/Joes%20Pass%20Thru/DSCN1429.jpg

http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/OldLincoln/Joes%20Pass%20Thru/DSCN1431.jpg

http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/OldLincoln/Joes%20Pass%20Thru/DSCN1428.jpg

http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/OldLincoln/Joes%20Pass%20Thru/DSCN1430.jpg

http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/OldLincoln/Joes%20Pass%20Thru/DSCN1427.jpg

jlottmc
03-06-2011, 12:34 PM
Ouch, I keep getting poked in the eye hear. Bawanna those grips make my britches stick out in front. I want a commander length 1911 SOOOO bad right now.

Sliebl
03-06-2011, 12:51 PM
I am really enjoying the 1911 pics, gentleman. I have yet to step onto the slippery slope that is 1911 gun ownership. :D It's only money, right?

Bawanna, those grips are superb! http://www.lieblweb.com/Emoticons/cheers.gif

Bawanna
03-06-2011, 04:20 PM
Sadly I was out slimming them down a bit more this morning and got them where I wanted them. Decided to use rubber orings in addition to the neoprene backing I used, said to prevent cracking.
Tightened the top grip screw and presto slama jama BIG STUPID CRACK. 6-8 hours down the comode. I'm gonna glue it back together, the neoprene at least kept it together perfectly so I can get a clean joint. I'll just keep these for myself. These were destined for JohnH but alas I ain't sending the boss 2nd class firewood.

I think I'm pretty much done with this stablilized wood stuff. I've had cracks in real wood but this is 2 for 2 cracked with stablized. I even coated the outside with epoxy like a guy recommended and then sanded it down. No Love.

Oh well out to the bench to do a glue repair job. Glad the gun wasn't loaded, might have been too much temptation.

OldLincoln
03-06-2011, 04:58 PM
Don't know if they still do this, but my old Hi-Power 22 has brass inserts for the screws. The screw heads don't taper but are the boxy looking things (I can't remember the name). They should work very well for your grips. I'll do a lookup but if someone else knows maybe they can chime in here.

OldLincoln
03-06-2011, 05:09 PM
Why look when a pic will do...

http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/OldLincoln/Joes%20Pass%20Thru/P1010189.jpg

Bawanna
03-06-2011, 05:29 PM
Yeah those are what I use on revolvers. Keeps the screw head from working its way into the wood. I need to order more, I'm about out. Would like to find some better ones than I have but only ones I can find.

The bushing and screws on a 1911 actually work the same way kind of sorta.

I just messed up and listened to somebody else rather than go with my own plan. The orings were just too much but I'm finding the wood just to delicate and fragile too.

OldLincoln
03-06-2011, 05:56 PM
I thought stabilized wood is more epoxy than wood. Reading up on it in case I mess with that spaulted maple. Trick is the pros use vacuum containers to suck out the air in the pores, then switch over to pressure to force epoxy into them.

I saw some setups using large Mason Jars and auto brake bleeder pumps to suck the air out, but that's more than I want to do. One home made unit that would work well used the old painters unit with pressure pot that had a lid screwed down with wingnuts. They said you can do vacuum and pressure without opining the unit.

Perhaps a call to one of the pro sellers would clear things up, cause lots of folks make grips from it and I suspect your wood just needs better stabilizing.

Bawanna
03-06-2011, 06:03 PM
I'm thinking along the same lines. This is pro stabilized. Supposedly injected at I can't remember now what PSI but a lot of pressure.

It seems stablilized all the way thru and smells and works almost like fiberglass. I don't know if this particular flavor of wood isn't strong or he's not doing the stablilizing right or what.

I was all excited as like you say it's suppose to be tough as nails and great durable stuff but this stuff sure ain't making it.

I'm gonna try again to get hold of the outfit in Iowa. He had some real pretty Box Elder Burl with 2 color injection. He claims he stabilized a huge pile of wood for Ruger for handles. They want it cause it checkers very well, I of course haven't tried any of that yet but working with this stuff I think checkering would be a challenge. Still hard and soft spots.

Just mother nature paying back for all the sins of my earlier life.

Bawanna
03-06-2011, 08:34 PM
I wondered about yours being stabilized. It looked like it was but sometimes the finish can fool ya.

I had some birdseye maple burl a while back that was sweet looking and it worked really well. Alas it didn't last long.

jeepster09
03-06-2011, 09:12 PM
Ahhh....gun porn :59:

SHOOTER13
03-12-2011, 04:25 PM
http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj239/Gunnutz13/avatars/MY%20GUNS/COLTGOLDCUP45ACPsmall-1.jpg
COLT GOLD CUP NATIONAL MATCH

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj239/Gunnutz13/avatars/MY%20GUNS/AUTOORDWWII45ACPsmall-2.jpg
AUTO ORDNANCE PKZSE

http://i273.photobucket.com/albums/jj239/Gunnutz13/avatars/MY%20GUNS/PARAORDP12-45small-1.jpg
PARA ORDNANCE P12-45

Just One Shot
04-18-2011, 11:47 AM
http://i51.tinypic.com/23mwy04.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/wkr7s2.jpg

jlottmc
04-18-2011, 12:03 PM
Well now that I have the Commander and some purty grips, let me just see if I have that to post up now, if not I'll kick the wife in the butt and have her do it. I think I need to do another family picture too. Wait I'm at work, I'll do it later.

BuckeyeBlast
04-18-2011, 05:16 PM
Excuse me while I get my drool rag.

http://ruger.com/products/sr1911/images/main.jpg

jlottmc
04-19-2011, 06:17 AM
I think I may want one when they get a bit cheaper. That is the one maker that I have most of in my battery.

johnh
04-19-2011, 06:38 AM
Need to get a review posted on this one, but have not had a chance to pen that. Here is a pic of my recently acquired Kahr/MRI 1911, G model, with a target. Flawless shooter and very fun to shoot!

http://kahrtalk.com/picture.php?albumid=58&pictureid=422

O'Dell
04-19-2011, 02:05 PM
With the arrival of the STI Escort tomorrow the 1911 section of my rebuilt collection will be complete. In fact the whole collection will be complete when the PM9 comes in.

SIG 1911 C3, STI Escort, SA loaded Lightweight 1911

MW surveyor
04-20-2011, 08:52 AM
Here's my new one (and only 1911). Para Ord GI Expert in stainless.

http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l605/MWsurveyor/GIexpertleft.jpg

TheTman
04-20-2011, 10:00 AM
Here's my one and only. A Springfield Armory I bought back in the 90's. Only mods are a Bill Wilson full size guide rod and a group gripper. Not a real beauty queen but is accurate and reliable. Next mod is to add some decent sights. It still has those military type sights that I have trouble seeing nowadays.
http://graphics.pccomps.com/1911SA.JPG

gb6491
04-20-2011, 10:52 AM
Nice pistol, nice shooting John!

O'Dell,
Looks like the Springer turned out to be sort of a bookend match of your SIG:) Nice collection.

MW surveyor and themanski,
That's some good looking stainless steel :D

Regards,
Greg

MW surveyor
04-20-2011, 11:29 AM
Thanks Greg!

kahrdriver
05-23-2011, 09:29 PM
1991-remember these?, Combat Comm, Combat Elite, SS and blue Gold Cups.
Sadly, I had to sell these...long story.

kahrdriver
05-23-2011, 09:32 PM
a few more....
I also had to sell these but have since replaced the Stainless Series 70. Notice the differences in the rear sight for this early XSE. It also did not have the ambi safety like the newer ones.

Diocoles
06-09-2011, 10:53 AM
a couple of mine...

Kimber Pro Carry II

http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu240/Diocoles/DSCN0009-4.jpg

and my Rock

http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu240/Diocoles/IMG00157-20110418-17252.jpg

VietVet68
06-09-2011, 01:32 PM
OK, this first one is a Fusion Elite Series Commander, Bobtailed frame in .45

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--4kwvdYXeRo/TWgaJgPr6DI/AAAAAAAADFM/iM22ybVHCTw/s640/Fusion%252520%2525233010-1.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1TfkDmzlgZ0/TWgaFgMNtJI/AAAAAAAADEw/mopNLFyd-Ro/s640/Fusion%252520%2525233003-1.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-cxxkvQXhv3U/TWf00uFSk8I/AAAAAAAADDs/Z6tGGB9I-ck/s640/Fusion%252520%2525233013.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-J7r5KFhMud8/TWf08c6p9eI/AAAAAAAADD0/F8iD4DpYQ-o/s640/Fusion%252520%2525233015.jpg

VietVet68
06-09-2011, 01:37 PM
Next, A Dan Wesson VBOB. I bought the SS model but then sent it to Dave Severns for his Hard Hat treatment. It's the same as the Ion Bond finish on the Fusions slide.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-HmWS-0frJv4/TIfwk7mRAmI/AAAAAAAABbM/QgSEXB4w_5Y/s640/All%252520the%252520boys006.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-nQQRNM0piqU/TW6sEg-6KwI/AAAAAAAADGk/hEY-LxQry6I/s640/Hard%252520Hat%252520VBOB006.jpg

VietVet68
06-09-2011, 01:42 PM
Lastly are two Kimbers, A "Pro Crimson Carry" and a "Ultra CDP with C.T. laser grips."
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-qs1QzYPdVOE/THLifYFm9KI/AAAAAAAABLQ/-ij-kPqtc68/s640/COTEP%252520Grips008.jpg

I should mention that I carry all them in MS VMII holsters.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vVlvQDwlF_w/TNm3Au_zQYI/AAAAAAAAClY/15_QxwMmL7Q/s640/1911%252520Holsters001.jpg

Bawanna
06-09-2011, 02:14 PM
Sweet! Nice pile of 1911's and an equally nice pile of leather.

I love bobtails too.

Thunder71
06-09-2011, 02:28 PM
My new 'Rock', bone stock with 200 flawless rounds so far.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3025/5828653574_a51aedd9c6_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cwnauman/5828653574/)
Rock Armory 1911 Tactical - .45 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cwnauman/5828653574/) by Christopher Nauman (http://www.flickr.com/people/cwnauman/), on Flickr

jlottmc
06-11-2011, 08:18 AM
OK, this first one is a Fusion Elite Series Commander, Bobtailed frame in .45



https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1TfkDmzlgZ0/TWgaFgMNtJI/AAAAAAAADEw/mopNLFyd-Ro/s640/Fusion%252520%2525233003-1.jpg





Where oh where did you get that EGA plug? I'll put two to use right now. Hard to see in the picture, did you have some custom engraving done?

CJB
06-11-2011, 08:39 AM
Some 1911 pics - most shown before.....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/bandersnatchreverb/IMG_53211.jpg
Thats my stainless Officer's ACP. Colt slide and most parts, Caspian receiver, Storm Lake/Sig barrel. This one now has some light colored wood, medium thick double diamond grips. Also... Brownells sells those hammers, and if they're all like the one I got, they're great. Well heat treated, and well finished. Works well with the EGW "Hard Sear".

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/bandersnatchreverb/IMG_5251.jpg
Remington Rand slide, Caspian receiver, Sig barrel, most parts Colt. This pistol has one of the nicest slide/frame fits I've ever accomplished. It just all worked out well, minor lapping and presto... like riding on bearings.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/bandersnatchreverb/IMG_50681.jpg
Commander built with Viking slide (which is weird, only fits Viking frames unless you modify it), Storm Lake/Sig barrel, and Caspian frame (modified). Like the others, most parts Colt. All the parts except the receiver were used together on another pistol, whose receiver cracked. I don't think this one will, and the frame modification - rail shortening - wasn't where the other one cracked. Shoots nice.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/bandersnatchreverb/IMG_4906.jpg
I do not like beavertails. I much prefer to cut, file, grind and otherwise whittle the metal as I see fit.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/bandersnatchreverb/IMG_4905.jpg
The grip safeties have been swapped between those two guns. The smaller svelt one is now on the Officer's ACP, and the shortened more traditional "1911" one is on the Commander.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/bandersnatchreverb/IMG_53001.jpg
PM45 on top of the Commander, for comparison.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/bandersnatchreverb/IMG_53181.jpg
Family picture also showing the Springfield "COMPACT .45", and the PM45.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v214/bandersnatchreverb/P4065986.jpg
And... the Tactical Solutions .22 conversion, which is basically a "one hole gun". Almost finished. I'm waiting on alternate mainsprings, which largely are the recoil spring in this design. It needs a lighter spring to lock back with Eley's light target loads. Trigger on this one is "illegal" 2lbs even. I'll put a Clark "mainspring housing adjustment" screw in should I ever decide to go back to bullseye shooting.

Cruizer
06-18-2011, 05:05 PM
Here's my RIA in 9mm.

http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af332/O7Cruiser/My%20Firearms/th_IMG_7515.jpg (http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af332/O7Cruiser/My%20Firearms/IMG_7515.jpg)http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af332/O7Cruiser/My%20Firearms/th_IMG_7504.jpg (http://i1021.photobucket.com/albums/af332/O7Cruiser/My%20Firearms/IMG_7504.jpg)

kahrdriver
06-29-2011, 10:49 PM
Here are my current ones:
Old competition gun (Essex frame and slide, Kart barrel); ugly, but reliable and accurate:
http://oi43.tinypic.com/ohmffd.jpg
An older Springfield Armory gun, they called it the "90's Edition":
http://i39.tinypic.com/68zhpe.jpg
My Officer's ACP:
http://oi34.tinypic.com/10qe1bd.jpg
Colt Series 80 Government Model:
http://i54.tinypic.com/168tute.jpg
Springfield Armory Range Officer:
http://i54.tinypic.com/b3r3g2.jpg
Kimber Custom TLE II:
http://i55.tinypic.com/x5624n.jpg
Regards,
Greg

What are those blk grips you have on that Springfield, Kimber and Colt series 80?

gb6491
06-30-2011, 09:47 AM
What are those blk grips you have on that Springfield, Kimber and Colt series 80?Those are paper micarta grips from Cylinder and Slide. I don't see them on their website any more, but you can get something similar in G10 from VZ Grips: http://vzgrips.com/gun-grips/1911-pistol-grips-1/tactical-diamonds-1/tactical-diamonds-black-g10

TucsonMTB,
That's a good looking Kimber you have there:)

Regards,
Greg

Bawanna
06-30-2011, 10:04 AM
http://viewsfromtucson.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/5.-Target-Results.jpg

With a typical 15 yard target, this is the first 1911 we ever purchased . . . used of course. :)

Must be self healing carpet too. Doesn't look like all them bullet holes hurt it one bit. Must be Gerber carpet.

deadhead1971
06-30-2011, 10:14 AM
Kimber Ultra Raptor II - got it at the end of April

919 rounds so far

Bawanna
06-30-2011, 11:46 AM
I stand duly corrected by my work mates here. I guess Gerber is baby food, the carpet is Burbur or some such thing. Who knew. I do have a fine story about the carpet from my construction days. Maybe I'll post that over in the anything, holy crap, tomorrow is July anything goes day. I need more time, I'm not ready for July yet. ****(well dang, ok try) Richard Tracy, calling Go Go Gomez, stop the picture PULEEEZE!

Pima Pistol Club sounds pretty high class, I suspect it's the good stuff.

I've often wanted to buy a real basic cheap but solid base 1911 and build it a little at a time to acheive what I want. Just to accomplish like you said some shade tree gunsmithing skill on the 1911 platform.
I've had em apart but not adept enough at the tuning and correlation of parts to be very comfy inside one.
Fortunately my Cbob is about as close to perfect as I can imagine a 1911 being, although there are several others I'd like to call my own and play with. The Ruger, the Springer Rangemaster, the MRI, the list goes on and on and now they throw a HK P7 in my path to throw me off course.
Hello, my name is bawanna and I'm a gunaholic.

Bawanna
06-30-2011, 12:57 PM
After working with Glocks which actually rarely happens just holding a 1911 is a devine pleasure. It truely is.

I kind of put working on triggers in the same category as working on brakes on my car (in the old days), I'll do just about anything to make it go but I hate messing with brakes. While I normally don't got ta stop, I gots to go, brakes are important. I prefer to pay someone else to mess with them hopefully in a successful manner.

Kind of like grandpa, I wanna go peacefully in my sleep not screaming like the others in the car, dang that was a funny one. I'm still laughing...............

I comforted that the Cbob has a good quality trigger and sear as you say. I kind of figured so as they use the big name good guys stuff to build em. Works for me. Safe, sane, (well it is anyhow) and loveable.

bonjorno2
06-30-2011, 01:15 PM
Kimber Ultra Raptor II - got it at the end of April

919 rounds so far

i love the raptor, i wish i could find some grips like that for my 1911... without the kimber logo of course

bonjorno2
06-30-2011, 01:30 PM
Springfield Ultra Compact Loaded

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac309/bonjorno2/1911.jpg

deadhead1971
06-30-2011, 02:00 PM
the raptor may be the only 1911 where you don't change the grips

Bawanna
06-30-2011, 02:02 PM
i love the raptor, i wish i could find some grips like that for my 1911... without the kimber logo of course

Buy the Kimber logo grips and take em out. Find another logo you prefer the same size or larger and your in business.

I don't recall how Kimber attaches theirs but usually they are just a pin, kind of peened over in the back like a rivet. Easy to get out.

If your new pin is larger its a bit more of a challenge but not difficult.

I either epoxy or acra glass my pins in.

I plan to swap out some colt pins for Dan Wesson pins on a set Melissa sent me. They aren't riveted so must be glued somehow. Guess I'll find out hopefully soon. Hoping to save the colt pins as it would be sacrilege to ruin anything Colt. Might end up on a set headed back to Melissa or on one of mine.

Bawanna
06-30-2011, 02:06 PM
the raptor may be the only 1911 where you don't change the grips

I love the look of Raptors, my cousin has one and it just shoots like a champ. I admire the look of the grips on them too but many do find them too agressive. Cling to covering garments, abrasive to skin if no shirt between.
Not sure if they are like checkering where the sharp areas could be toned down with some light sanding.

Personally I'm all about looking cool and would take some discomfort to maintain the cool look but some think I'm a little different too.

bonjorno2
06-30-2011, 03:30 PM
if they are too abrasive i'll just get some vz's and call it a day... when I can come up with 80 bucks to blow on them unless i find a good deal on 1911 forum or ebay.

Bawanna
06-30-2011, 03:33 PM
if they are too abrasive i'll just get some vz's and call it a day... when I can come up with 80 bucks to blow on them unless i find a good deal on 1911 forum or ebay.

I hope they aren't to abrasive as I think they look really good. Better than the VZ's in my own small personal opinion.

crazymailman
06-30-2011, 04:25 PM
That Raptor is NICE! I had the opportunity to fire a 1911 for the first time in a long time this past Saturday. Now I see what all the fuss is about!:D

O'Dell
06-30-2011, 04:49 PM
Springfield Ultra Compact Loaded

http://i910.photobucket.com/albums/ac309/bonjorno2/1911.jpg

I had that exact same pistol, but it was stolen in the February burglary.

I bought a new FS Springfield Loaded Lightweight, but here's the replacement for the Ultra Compact.

bonjorno2
06-30-2011, 05:33 PM
^^^ that sucks, i hope that they find whoever took your stuff!

Indigo
07-06-2011, 06:49 PM
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n618/devito99/fbe22448.jpg
My not so new 70 series toy. Shiny.

Bawanna
07-06-2011, 07:00 PM
I like shiney and I like your 70 series ALOT!

Indigo
07-06-2011, 07:23 PM
I like shiney and I like your 70 series ALOT!

I almost don't want to shoot it as to not break grips but I might as well just tie a ribbon on her and call it an Xmas tree ornament then.

Indigo
07-06-2011, 08:24 PM
Forgive me for sounding like a smart@ss, but you can probably find some grips close enough to the originals on eBay for very little money. That way you could keep your good grips pristine and shoot the heqq out of it any time you liked. ;)

It came with some wood colt medallion grips that I will definitely use for that purpose I just like the pearl look. A bit fancy for some people but I've wanted a set up like this one for a few years now.

Indigo
07-06-2011, 09:02 PM
You and George Patton, huh? Oh, wait, his might have been ivory. ;)

Go for it! Whatever floats your boat. It's your boat and you paid for it. :)

Me, I'm stuck on wood and have some genuine Bawanna Super Thins on my pride and joy CBOB to prove it. Most people say nice things about my grips, but they may just be polite. It puffs up my head a little, but in reality, I could care less. Getting old and crotchety has a positive side too. :D

If those people are bringing up the grip comments on their own I would assume they're genuine or if they didn't like them they would just not say anything at all. I've heard those grips are made with sweat and love.

JFootin
07-06-2011, 09:32 PM
You and George Patton, huh? Oh, wait, his might have been ivory. ;)

Go for it! Whatever floats your boat. It's your boat and you paid for it. :)

Me, I'm stuck on wood and have some genuine Bawanna Super Thins on my pride and joy CBOB to prove it. Most people say nice things about my grips, but they may just be polite. It puffs up my head a little, but in reality, I could care less. Getting old and crotchety has a positive side too. :D
Do you have pics of your Bawanna Super Thins?

JFootin
07-06-2011, 10:27 PM
Wow! Bawanna sure makes some beautiful grips! That's one thing I hate about the polymer Kahrs. You can't put some nice grips like this on them! :(

I guess this means I'll have to get a 1911, huh?

Bawanna, I'll let you know when I do. :yo:

Bawanna
07-06-2011, 11:18 PM
I'll be standing by. Hopefully in about 3 weeks I'll have these weddings done and over with and get back to a semi normal life and hopefully the sawdust will fly.

Those pearl grips are probably synthetic and most likely wouldn't crack but of course I can't know that for sure, I'd hate to tell you your safe and then have them crack.

Pattons were indeed ivory which is in some cases even more brittle and subject to cracking.

Give me some time and I can build ya some range grips that you won't be ashamed of I'm sure.

45HST
07-07-2011, 08:41 AM
http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll17/2008hemicharger/f94f7236.jpg


My Springfield Marine Corps Operator.

JFootin
07-07-2011, 10:53 AM
You certainly have my enthusiastic support if you do. :)


And, Bawanna's, I am sure. He is "The Man".

He's The Man, alright! I am dreaming about a S&W 1911SC E-Series (http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_785108_-1_770151_757752_757751_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y), with the Scandium Alloy frame that brings the empty weight under 30 ounces, and loaded with other features including the all important right side safety lever for lefties like me. I saw a new one on sale at GUNSAMERICA for $775. But it will be quite a while before I can plunk that kind of money down.

I like the thin grip on a single-stack 1911, but I'll still need the Bawanna Super Thins to make it fit my very small, crippled hands better. My hands are halfway paralyzed, as well as my wrists, forearms, feet and legs because of a slowly progressive hereditary neuropathy. That is why I was drawn to the simplicity of Kahr pistols. But you guys have made me fall in love with the venerable 1911!

Here is a nice picture of one. My last name begins with E, so the monogram on the grips is cool, too!

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee486/John_England/Miscellanious%20Guns%20and%20Holsters/SW1911SCE-SeriesRight3.jpg

Don't you love the fish scale pattern in the slide serrations and the grip checkering?

MikeyKahr
07-07-2011, 12:17 PM
Hopefully in about 3 weeks I'll have these weddings done and over with and get back to a semi normal life and hopefully the sawdust will fly.

Well, uncle B, me and Mrs. MikeyKahr are still waiting anxiously for our invitations to arrive. Surely it's simply an oversight on the part of the postal service like the last time around - you still can't harbor bitterness over that fistfight at cousin Susie's wedding a few years back? Or my wife's slightly putrid carp stew we brought over for the family BBQ? Or the time I accidently borrowed that case of reloads and shot them without asking for your permission? Or the time I was fondling the CBOB and dropped it down the stairs and accidently carved my initials in your favorite grips? I did say I was sorry you know!!!

We have been starving ourselves for weeks in preparation for the festivities. :hungry: And we're sure your daughter will greatly appreciate the McDonald's coupons we have ready to gift to her. Just so you know, this is also our official RSVP that we will be coming!! And yes, you can sleep in the guest bed again and we'll be taking your room once again - it sure was comfy the last time around! Much love from your favorite nephew and niece!

Bawanna
07-07-2011, 02:38 PM
Well, uncle B, me and Mrs. MikeyKahr are still waiting anxiously for our invitations to arrive. Surely it's simply an oversight on the part of the postal service like the last time around - you still can't harbor bitterness over that fistfight at cousin Susie's wedding a few years back? Or my wife's slightly putrid carp stew we brought over for the family BBQ? Or the time I accidently borrowed that case of reloads and shot them without asking for your permission? Or the time I was fondling the CBOB and dropped it down the stairs and accidently carved my initials in your favorite grips? I did say I was sorry you know!!!

We have been starving ourselves for weeks in preparation for the festivities. :hungry: And we're sure your daughter will greatly appreciate the McDonald's coupons we have ready to gift to her. Just so you know, this is also our official RSVP that we will be coming!! And yes, you can sleep in the guest bed again and we'll be taking your room once again - it sure was comfy the last time around! Much love from your favorite nephew and niece!

Actually your right on all counts nephew. Lets let bygones be bygones. It was actually your actions with the neighbors goats that somehow got "caught on tape" that put a bur under auntie's saddle.
I'm sure she's forgotten that by now although she does seem to break into hives whenver around wool.
We'll see ya on Saturday, unless of course you stop by friday for the rehearsal since there will be free grub there too.
Tell your wife if she dumps another full bottle of Mr Bubble in the hot tub I'm gonna be extremely perturbed though.
I'm so anxious for all this to be over and done with. It's already been a crazy week, we're getting very close.

jeepster09
07-07-2011, 03:12 PM
http://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv276/jeepster09/IMG_1173.jpghttp://i691.photobucket.com/albums/vv276/jeepster09/IMG_1171.jpg

JFootin
07-07-2011, 05:59 PM
I love that barrel!

JFootin
07-07-2011, 06:46 PM
Actually your right on all counts nephew. Lets let bygones be bygones. It was actually your actions with the neighbors goats that somehow got "caught on tape" that put a bur under auntie's saddle.
I'm sure she's forgotten that by now although she does seem to break into hives whenver around wool.
We'll see ya on Saturday, unless of course you stop by friday for the rehearsal since there will be free grub there too.
Tell your wife if she dumps another full bottle of Mr Bubble in the hot tub I'm gonna be extremely perturbed though.
I'm so anxious for all this to be over and done with. It's already been a crazy week, we're getting very close.

I am still fairly new here, so I need some information. Is MikeyKahr really Bawanna's nephew, or is this all a construct that they use to exchange these hilarious posts?

Bawanna
07-07-2011, 07:40 PM
I am still fairly new here, so I need some information. Is MikeyKahr really Bawanna's nephew, or is this all a construct that they use to exchange these hilarious posts?

I don't know how to break this to you JFootin, but I'm your Fodder.

MikeyKahr
07-07-2011, 08:55 PM
Is that long lost cousin JFootin? Home from the institution already? After that incident at the family Christmas two years ago, I didn't think I would see or hear from you for a little while. Glad you found us (uncle B, call the authorities!)

JFootin
07-07-2011, 09:38 PM
LOL! Fodder! And cousin Mikey! :w00t: They let me out. Said they couldn't help me anymore. :der: I'll have to crash with one of you for awhile. :hungry:

Bawanna
07-08-2011, 12:23 AM
LOL! Fodder! And cousin Mikey! :w00t: They let me out. Said they couldn't help me anymore. :der: I'll have to crash with one of you for awhile. :hungry:



Now nephew remember just cause someone is different don't necessarily mean they are wrong. Perhaps your cuz Jfootin is the normal one.

Now son I'll send you your cousins address. I'm sure he'll have a warm bed for you to sleep in and welcome you with open arms.

Avenger
11-09-2011, 09:03 AM
Damn you all!

I looked through these on a whim...

Now I am going to have to start saving up for a 1911.

Some beautiful pics in this thread!

Rubb
11-09-2011, 09:40 AM
My Charles Daly 1911 field that had a little work :D

Bo Mar Adjustable rear sight
Videci trigger w/ over travel adjust
Extended mag release
Extended slide release
Full length guide rod w /buffer
Wilson beavertail grip safety
19 lb. mainspring
18.5 lb recoil spring
Slide squeezed and hand lapped
Trigger measures at 3.5 lbs.

4616

TheTman
11-09-2011, 11:21 AM
My Kimber Custom II wearing it's new Bawanna custom grips, guaranteed to increase accuracy by 87%.:Dhttp://kartalk.pccomps.com/Bawannaleftside.jpg

BuckeyeBlast
11-09-2011, 11:38 AM
The newest addition:
http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/a453/RightClickError/Gun%20Stuff/PICT0006-2.jpg

BuckeyeBlast
11-09-2011, 11:42 AM
Jeepster - That Para is AWESOME.

BuckeyeBlast
11-09-2011, 11:43 AM
Looking through the pics, I realized I never shared my Anniversary model:
http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/a453/RightClickError/Gun%20Stuff/PICT0031.jpg

Bawanna
11-09-2011, 11:50 AM
Double dog damn, ain't that just a pretty thing.
Just the right amount of engraving and gold. Very nice.
Do you have plans to shoot that or fondle profusely and display?

BuckeyeBlast
11-09-2011, 11:55 AM
Double dog damn, ain't that just a pretty thing.
Just the right amount of engraving and gold. Very nice.
Do you have plans to shoot that or fondle profusely and display?

That's the first gun I've ever bought without any plans to shoot. I had my second son born earlier this year. When he's of proper age, this will be his. He'll have a 1911-2011 anniversary model from the year he was born, 2011. Pretty damn cool if you ask me. :) I'll actually have a story to share about this gun sometime soon. :cool: For now, here's the engraving on the other side:
http://i1037.photobucket.com/albums/a453/RightClickError/Gun%20Stuff/PICT0010.jpg

Bawanna
11-09-2011, 12:01 PM
I forgot about that, I remember your sharing the son deal now. Nothing cooler than that. I wouldn't shoot it either I don't think. It would be hard but I don't think I would. Leave it unmessed with in anyway.

They sure did a nice polish job on that one. Beautiful.

gb6491
11-09-2011, 12:16 PM
Double dog damn, ain't that just a pretty thing.
Just the right amount of engraving and gold. Very nice.
Do you have plans to shoot that or fondle profusely and display?
Ditto what Bawanna said:)
I like the plain jane WWI model as well. I almost picked one up last weekend at the local gun show but ended up with two .22s insteadhttp://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-confused009.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

Rubb, nice work on that CDhttp://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-basic/thumbsup.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)
themanski, those grips surely do look good on that pistolhttp://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-signs021.gif (http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys.php)

Regards,
Greg

Rodenmg
01-28-2012, 06:25 PM
Here's a glamor shot of my 1976 Series 70.

http://home.earthlink.net/~rodenmg/images/Colt_Gov.jpg

Bawanna
01-28-2012, 06:30 PM
nice!

Rodenmg
01-28-2012, 06:53 PM
Thank you. I had fun doing that. I found my old Pachmayr grips in the top of the closet while digging around and had to include those. The price tag was still on the box. $10.50! Boy, those were the good old days. :)

White7
02-17-2012, 02:10 AM
Mine complete with Idiot scratch :D
http://www.reno4x4.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=35120&stc=1&d=1329348223

White7
02-17-2012, 02:11 AM
and
http://www.reno4x4.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=27599&stc=1&d=1299020718

Bawanna
02-17-2012, 11:06 AM
Probably just me but I never get tired of looking at 1911's.

The man who supervises our school dist bus barn is stopping by my office today to show me his new Ruger SR1911 and his Gunsite Colt. I'm drooling already. I kind of hope I don't like it since he said the place he got it has another one. I want one really bad but I'm trying to act grown up ya know?

He's perfect example of how real warriors tend to stay very low profile. I've known him for a few years, not close or anything but work related. I found out a week ago he was a seal from 69-94. Sure glad I didn't piss him off.

He instructs sometimes at Gunsite too. I plan to be very polite.

onegun
02-17-2012, 05:06 PM
I picked up a 2011 1911 to celebrate the designs 100th which also was my 50th anniversary of being trained on one at the Army MP school. After the Army career I drifted away from 1911s with a second career carrying SIGs. Thought I would shoot the DW and relegate it to the safe to bring out ever so often for show and tell. And then I shot it again, and again...and again. So, my two SIG P220s are in the safe and I ordered a Guardian for carry. They were just the way I wanted mine to end up, except I like black grips on a carry gun so I think I'll switch the grips when my Guardian gets here next week. One to shoot and shoot and one to shoot and carry. Here's my V-Bob.
http://i161.photobucket.com/albums/t201/IkenI_photo/V-Bob003.jpg

Speedy
02-18-2012, 11:05 PM
Thought you might want to get this 1911 :D

CJB
02-18-2012, 11:07 PM
Geeze.... don't let Melissa see that!

Indigo
02-18-2012, 11:11 PM
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n618/devito99/5ac8695a.jpg
http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n618/devito99/fbe22448.jpg
My 70-series commander with apparently pimp-pearl grips.

Bawanna
02-19-2012, 12:33 AM
Pimp maybe, but beyond cool for sure. That's sweet.

MW surveyor
02-22-2012, 05:07 PM
Here's my Para GI Expert with the 45 slide mounted. Posted this in General with the 22 upper installed. The wood is cocobolo tiger stripe (this is laminated on a 45 degree angle giving the chevron look)

air8
03-06-2012, 01:38 AM
Any dark grey frames out there? I like the dark grey with black slide look.

Cokeman
03-06-2012, 02:57 AM
Thought you might want to get this 1911 :D

http://kahrtalk.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=5427&stc=1&thumb=1&d=1329627850

That's pretty sweet! Now you know how they cock the hammer on a Glock in the movies. I've always wondered how they do that.

knkali
03-13-2012, 08:53 PM
Here are my current ones:
Old competition gun (Essex frame and slide, Kart barrel); ugly, but reliable and accurate:
http://oi43.tinypic.com/ohmffd.jpg
An older Springfield Armory gun, they called it the "90's Edition":
http://i39.tinypic.com/68zhpe.jpg
My Officer's ACP:
http://oi34.tinypic.com/10qe1bd.jpg
Colt Series 80 Government Model:
http://i54.tinypic.com/168tute.jpg
Springfield Armory Range Officer:
http://i54.tinypic.com/b3r3g2.jpg
Kimber Custom TLE II:
http://i55.tinypic.com/x5624n.jpg
Regards,
Greg


Greg, you are joking about that Essex frame/slide .45 (first pic) as being ugly right? That is one of the jokes within a joke..right? IMHO that .45 rocks. It looks like it is worn into someone's hand and utilitarian like a hammer. Outstanding.

jg rider
03-14-2012, 07:03 PM
I hope there are some out there that like old school stuff. I did all these in the late 70s into the 80s. I still own and use them. They may not be as pretty and precise as cnc machined stuff but I can proudly say that I mostly did them by hand

This is a complete .22 Colt Ace that I currently use in steel plate matcheS. I customized this one in the late 70s when I used it to practice for IPSC matches. The grip safety is a piss poor fit because back then there was only one commercial source for grip safeties (Safari Arms) which had a different radius cut then what's used now. That safety also applied downward pressure to the web of your hand. I later found high ride safeties for this cut made by king Gun Works (now out of busines)

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Colt%20Ace/ColtAce006.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Colt%20Ace/ColtAce007.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Colt%20Ace/ColtAce3.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Colt%20Ace/ColtAce4.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Colt%20Ace/ColtAce5.jpg

jg rider
03-14-2012, 07:03 PM
This is a Marvel Precision .22 conversion with interchangeable ribs that I also compete with. It's on the Ace frame

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Marvel%20Precision/7CompletePistol.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Marvel%20Precision/MarvelpRECISION003.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Marvel%20Precision/MarvelpRECISION007.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Marvel%20Precision/MarvelpRECISION002.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Marvel%20Precision/MarvelpRECISION008.jpg

jg rider
03-14-2012, 07:04 PM
Here's another conversion unit. It's a slide that fits onto a 1911 frame and shoots .177 pellets. They were made in the 70s, in Germany and sold by Crossman. It's really accurate.

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Pellet%20Conversion%20unit/1911pelletconversion01.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Pellet%20Conversion%20unit/1911pelletconversion02.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Pellet%20Conversion%20unit/1911pelletconversiono4.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Pellet%20Conversion%20unit/1911pelletconversion009.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Pellet%20Conversion%20unit/1911pelletconversion006.jpg

jg rider
03-14-2012, 07:06 PM
This is my concealed carry Colt commander. I did this one back in the late 70s. S&W rear sights were popular back then. It has a ramped Briley barrel and spherical barrel bushing.

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Colt%20Combat%20Commander/01ColtCombatCommander.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Colt%20Combat%20Commander/02ColtCombatCommander.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Colt%20Combat%20Commander/03ColtCombatCommander.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Colt%20Combat%20Commander/04ColtCombatCommander.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Colt%20Combat%20Commander/05ColtCombatCommander.jpg

jg rider
03-14-2012, 07:07 PM
In the early 80s, after I started competing in Ipsc matches I mostly customized this one. After I did all the checkering, Barsto barrel fitting, etc. I sent the frame and slide out to Behlert Precision (now out of business) to install the Bomar sight, serrate the top of the slide, and cut a dovetail for the front sight and to do a complete hard chrome.

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Colt%20Gold%20Cup/01ColtGovtModel.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Colt%20Gold%20Cup/02ColtGovtModel.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Colt%20Gold%20Cup/03ColtGovtModel.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Colt%20Gold%20Cup/04ColtGovtModel.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Colt%20Gold%20Cup/05ColtGovtModel.jpg

jg rider
03-14-2012, 07:08 PM
Then compensators were discovered (LOL) With some reservations about the practical being taken out of practical pistol shooting I had to build one. So I bought a Para-Ordnance gunsmith frame and a Colt Govt. slide. Again after doing all the frame work, I sent it all to Behlert Precision to have them cut 1/2" off the slide, install a Bomar sight, dove tail front, dual port/chamber comp, and hard chrome it. I drew the line when competitors started to put optics on.

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Para/01ColtGovt-Para.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Para/02ColtGovt-Para.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Para/03ColtGovt-Para.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Para/04ColtGovt-Para.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Para/05ColtGovt-Para.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Para/06ColtGovt-Para.jpg

jg rider
03-14-2012, 07:09 PM
Back then my 14 yr. old son wanted to compete, so I built this Springfield frame with a Colt Gold Cup Slide, with a Barsto barrel for him. He lost interest fast once he discovered girls. I never did put a final finish on it. The installation of the Bomar rear sight is unique. The dove tail is cut off and the base is silver soldered to the slide. There were a few smiths out there that did this

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Tonys%201911/01TonysGoldcup.jpg


http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Tonys%201911/02TonysGoldcup.jpg


http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Tonys%201911/03TonysGoldcup.jpg


http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Tonys%201911/04TonysGoldcup.jpg


http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Tonys%201911/05TonysGoldcup.jpg


http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Tonys%201911/06TonysGoldcup.jpg

jg rider
03-14-2012, 07:10 PM
This is a Colt O.M. I did for my son for concealed carry. I never was real happy how this one turned out even though it's reliable. He doesn't carry it very much anymore. He now carries a Springfield ultra compact

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Tonys%201911/07TonysOM.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Tonys%201911/08TonysOM.jpg


http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Tonys%201911/09TonysOM.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Tonys%201911/10TonysOM.jpg

jg rider
03-14-2012, 07:13 PM
And finally, I think, is this one I built for my wife. It's done on an older military issue Remington Rand pistol (please no remarks). She doesn't like checkering or hard chroming. So I stippled it, installed a Wilson barrel, etc. and had it matte finished. She doesn't carry it, she just shoots it. She carries either a tricked out K9 or Pm9. It was her bedroom night stand gun until I got her a reduced grip Glock 17

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Wifes%20Reminton%20Rand/001Jos1911.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Wifes%20Reminton%20Rand/002Jos1911.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Wifes%20Reminton%20Rand/003Jos1911.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Wifes%20Reminton%20Rand/004Jos1911.jpg

http://i126.photobucket.com/albums/p100/jgriders/1911%20Pistols/Wifes%20Reminton%20Rand/005Jos1911.jpg

Ok now every body can wake up

Bawanna
03-14-2012, 07:53 PM
Very,very nice. Every last one of them. You do good stuff.

jg rider
03-14-2012, 08:07 PM
Very,very nice. Every last one of them. You do good stuff.

Thanks Bawanna
I'm about done customizing. Now I'm on a trouble shooting kick to solve problems in dedicated .22 uppers for ARs and the problems with Advantage Arms .22 conversions for Glocks. I've already converted the mags to either 13 or 15 rounders

Are we neighbors ? Hillsboro

Bawanna
03-14-2012, 08:15 PM
Thanks Bawanna
I'm about done customizing. Now I'm on a trouble shooting kick to solve problems in dedicated .22 uppers fore ARs and the problems with Advantage Arms .22 conversions for Glocks. I've already converted the mags to either 13 or 15 rounders

Are we neighbors ? Hillsboro

I'm a little further north. NE of Seattle in Monroe.

gb6491
03-14-2012, 08:16 PM
Greg, you are joking about that Essex frame/slide .45 (first pic) as being ugly right? That is one of the jokes within a joke..right? IMHO that .45 rocks. It looks like it is worn into someone's hand and utilitarian like a hammer. Outstanding.
Thank you kindly:) It does have a "been around the block a few times" look to it (even with that somewhat fresh coat of cold blue), but the real beauty of that pistol is how it shoots.

Very,very nice. Every last one of them. You do good stuff.
+1 on that!
jg rider,
Thank you for sharing those lovely pistols with us:cool:. I think your wife's pistol is my favorite of the lot.
Regards,
Greg

Bawanna
03-14-2012, 08:28 PM
Funny, the wifes pistol was my favorite of the lot too.

What kind of comment did you expect because its a Remington? Bad rep I'm not aware of?

jg rider
03-14-2012, 09:11 PM
Funny, the wifes pistol was my favorite of the lot too.

What kind of comment did you expect because its a Remington? Bad rep I'm not aware of?

LOL, I've been criticized in the past about doing this work on what is now considered a collectible pistol.
"How could you destroy that pistol ?"
"I would have traded you another 1911 for it if you hadn't customized it"
"You devalued it"
"Big mistake"
"MURDERER" I'm just kidding
Back when I did the work I thought military pistols were still plentiful. I guess I was wrong. Some of the older big name smiths were building on them. I guess that's why the original ones dried up.
The only thing is on the older 1911s the slides were softer, but that's no big deal. Tightening the slide to frame fit on my other 1911s was a chore. On the softer Remington it was a breeze and it's held it's tightness in over 1000 rounds
I can't figure out what you, gb6491 and others like about my wife's pistol. Are you all just being nice to her?
John

Bawanna
03-14-2012, 09:30 PM
I think its just simple elegance that makes it a natural attraction to me. Too bad you ruined a collectible Remington.



Murderer........................

jg rider
03-14-2012, 09:41 PM
[QUOTE= Too bad you ruined a collectible Remington.



Murderer........................[/QUOTE]

You're comments are greatly appreciated...NOT!

Bawanna
03-14-2012, 09:58 PM
I wouldn't of even thunk it if you hadn't told me. It still has alot of its original look so the mods are suttle.

Do ya still hate me now?

TucsonMTB
03-14-2012, 10:18 PM
Hey, Bawanna! You forgot the smiley face! http://home.mindspring.com/%7Ejustsomeguy/icon_lol.gif

gb6491
03-14-2012, 10:19 PM
I think its just simple elegance that makes it a natural attraction to me. Too bad you ruined a collectible Remington.



Murderer........................

You're comments are greatly appreciated...NOT!
He's just pulling your leg jg;)
Regards,
Greg

Bawanna
03-15-2012, 09:17 AM
I was, I really was. Where's that damn smiley face....................:):):)

jg rider
03-15-2012, 10:02 AM
I think its just simple elegance that makes it a natural attraction to me. Too bad you ruined a collectible Remington.



Murderer........................ I wouldn't of even thunk it if you hadn't told me. It still has alot of its original look so the mods are suttle.

Do ya still hate me now?

Since there was no smiley face I had to sleep on it :confused: I decided as of now I don't hate you, I just dislike you.

Updates to follow :rolleyes:

I showed the wife your post and explained to her the notoriety that pistol has caused. I suggested she sell it.

That's not gonna happen :behindsofa:

On another note, our 4 Kahr slides are back at Kahr getting Hi Viz fiber optic front sights and flat black Novak rears installed to replace our nite sights. When we get them back I'll post in the correct forum, and explain what happened.

I want to apologize in advance if I've gone off topic with this note. I've been under a lot of stress since the above posts.

John

jg rider
03-15-2012, 10:13 AM
I was, I really was. Where's that damn smiley face....................:):):)

Oops, I just saw this. You're upgraded to a nice guy :cheer2:.
Am I forgiven? :rolleyes:

Bawanna
03-15-2012, 10:15 AM
Well this is indeed a sad day in bawanna lore. He don't like me.................

Guess this would be a lousy time to make an offer on the Remington...............:confused:

I'll stay in my cubicle and try to be good today.:hippie:

gb6491
03-15-2012, 12:24 PM
I was, I really was. Where's that damn smiley face....................

Since there was no smiley face I had to sleep on it :confused: I decided as of now I don't hate you, I just dislike you....
...I want to apologize in advance if I've gone off topic with this note. I've been under a lot of stress since the above posts.

John

Oops, I just saw this. You're upgraded to a nice guy :cheer2:.
Am I forgiven?

Well this is indeed a sad day in bawanna lore. He don't like me.................

Guess this would be a lousy time to make an offer on the Remington...............

I'll stay in my cubicle and try to be good today.
LOL, you two are still just a touch out of synch:roll::angel:
I think I'll take this opportunity to slide a shot of my Smitty into this thread;
http://i43.tinypic.com/2i12v0w.jpg
Regards,
Greg

Tinman507
03-15-2012, 12:26 PM
DING DING DING....We have a winner (IMHO)

Bawanna
03-15-2012, 12:37 PM
Oops, I just saw this. You're upgraded to a nice guy :cheer2:.
Am I forgiven? :rolleyes:

Thank you sir, you've made my day which is completely dreadful by the way but much better now. It was purely a joke based on your earlier statements of what people said to you in the past. I shall be more careful injecting my sicko humor upon new folks in the future.

Slice your hand with a sharp knife and hold it to your computer monitor, I'll do the same on my end and we'll be blood brothers.

I'd recommend using your weak hand on account of it will be sore for a few days.

Again I apologize that my weak attempt at funny was a dismal failure.

Greg, that Smitty makes my britches stick out in front, it really is a beauty.

TucsonMTB
03-15-2012, 12:37 PM
I think I'll take this opportunity to slide a shot of my Smitty into this thread
And, if it will help, here is my Kimber sporting predominantly pink Box Elder grips (for Bawanna's softer side) and a Briley spherical bushing (to appeal to jg's technical side).

http://home.mindspring.com/%7Ejustsomeguy/BoxElderGrips.JPG

http://www.brownells.com/userdocs/products/p_129100578_1.jpg
It is worth noting that the Briley bushing did indeed improve the already impressive accuracy of my Kimber Target, even if it is "probably only a placebo effect". http://home.mindspring.com/%7Ejustsomeguy/icon_lol.gif

I would like to see you two talented guys on good relations.

Bawanna
03-15-2012, 12:39 PM
Is there fitting involved with that Briley Bushing?

TucsonMTB
03-15-2012, 12:45 PM
Is there fitting involved with that Briley Bushing?
A little. I did not want to modify either the barrel or the slide, so I confined my fitting to removing a small amount of material from the outside of the bushing itself. It is still a little harder than average to remove from the slide because I wanted it to be a tight as possible.

For the barrel to bushing fit, you can order a bushing that is exactly 0.001" larger than your barrel and not have to touch the moveable bushing itself, or at least I was able to. Depends on your barrel, I suspect.

This pistol makes me smile every time it goes to the range. :D

O'Dell
03-15-2012, 02:18 PM
I thought I'd pitch my Combat Master since it's the smallest 1911 I've seen. It has a 3.5 inch barrel but the gun is the same length as my Kimber and STI 3 inchers. As you can see the grip is considerable shorter than either and is almost a two finger grip, even for my smallish hands. The flush mags hold six 45 ACP's. The pistol was having an ejection problem, but after a trip to a Detonics smith, it's running fine. He tuned the extractor, installed a new slide stop, and replaced the followers and springs in the thirty year old mags. I carry it occasionally but being an all SS gun it's my heaviest pistol at thirty-one ozs.

jg rider
03-15-2012, 02:46 PM
LOL, you two are still just a touch out of synch:roll::angel:
I think I'll take this opportunity to slide a shot of my Smitty into this thread;
http://i43.tinypic.com/2i12v0w.jpg
Regards,
Greg

Wow that is beautiful! That's something that can't be done with a punch or checkering file. Where did the grips come from ?
Congratulations on your beautiful piece of work
John
You know I was going to do a cut and paste only your quote, but this pic needs to be seen again

jg rider
03-15-2012, 03:29 PM
A little. I did not want to modify either the barrel or the slide, so I confined my fitting to removing a small amount of material from the outside of the bushing itself. It is still a little harder than average to remove from the slide because I wanted it to be a tight as possible.

For the barrel to bushing fit, you can order a bushing that is exactly 0.001" larger than your barrel and not have to touch the moveable bushing itself, or at least I was able to. Depends on your barrel, I suspect.

This pistol makes me smile every time it goes to the range. :D

Turning the bushing is usually the way to fit it . If you want to loosen it a bit try making a paste of tooth powder, apply and turn. If it's really tight you could try some really fine valve lapping compound.

I've been using two of them since they first came out, one in my carry commander that only gets shot for practice, fortunately so far.

I had to get this bushing for it because I ordered a 4 1/4" barrel from Briley, and what they did was cut a 5" barrel down to length without leaving any relief on the barrel to clear a solid bushing when the barrel tipped down. The other is on my IPSC competition gun that's seen thousands of rounds. The fitted slide to frame has loosened up but the bronze insert is still the same diameter

Funny thing is that neither of the bronze inserts have worn down, but I've seen solid bushings loosen up the barrel to bushing fit. I think it's because if there isn't enough barrel relief just behind the muzzle the barrel rubs against the bushing as the barrel tips down

jg rider
03-15-2012, 03:43 PM
Thank you sir, you've made my day which is completely dreadful by the way but much better now. It was purely a joke based on your earlier statements of what people said to you in the past. I shall be more careful injecting my sicko humor upon new folks in the future.

Slice your hand with a sharp knife and hold it to your computer monitor, I'll do the same on my end and we'll be blood brothers.

I'd recommend using your weak hand on account of it will be sore for a few days.

Again I apologize that my weak attempt at funny was a dismal failure.

.
I enjoyed your sick humor. I was injecting mine back.
Can we be friends again? :):):):):):):):)

Instead of shedding blood, couldn't we do a group hug

Where's the group hug smillie?

Tinman507
03-15-2012, 03:45 PM
Permission to eject lunch sir?

jeepster09
03-15-2012, 03:49 PM
Wow that is beautiful! That's something that can't be done with a punch or checkering file. Where did the grips come from ?
Congratulations on your beautiful piece of work
John
You know I was going to do a cut and paste only your quote, but this pic needs to be seen again

I agree,:D beautiful gun....[factory grips].

Bawanna
03-15-2012, 03:59 PM
Permission to eject lunch sir?

Over a group hug Tinman???? I love this guy. Not in any mano mano way ya understand.


PS- Nice avatar by the way very fitting and appropriate.

jlaudio29
03-27-2012, 06:23 PM
I guess ill throwup a pic of my 1911.

Its a basic 1991 commander, traded my Enhanced stainless Officer for it!

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q261/jlaudio29/243_2722.jpg

Nothing to special, needs some features added, id like the front strap checkered and a nice fitted BTGS, and badly need to get some new sigh cuts.

and here is what i carry it in.

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q261/jlaudio29/Holster%20Pics/243_2710.jpg

Bawanna
03-27-2012, 06:32 PM
And a set of grips like we talked about 5 years ago might be kind of nice too. I gotta shuffle the list around some and you'll end up way closer to the top.

I still remember the half circle checkering plan and have some sketches (blueprints) on the drawing board.

lkgmadmax
03-27-2012, 06:39 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/4741feab-5d2e-b111.jpg

SA Ultra Compact .45

http://img.tapatalk.com/4741feab-5d6a-f6da.jpg

SA Range Officer .45


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jlaudio29
03-27-2012, 08:15 PM
lkgmadmax (http://kahrtalk.com/member.php?u=8693) - Nice looking guns, i wouldnt mind a Stainless Champion one of these days.

Bawanna - Yah, that would be super awesome to see those grips come to life! I got some esmeralda slims on there now, but yours would probably put them to shame!!

Kahrslinger
05-06-2012, 07:06 AM
http://http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a446/Nitrochef/43ede725.jpg

mser
05-06-2012, 09:36 AM
My only 1911 at this point in time.
Kimber Ultra CDP II.

itsthelaw
05-06-2012, 11:42 AM
Just got one in yesterday - a SIG 1911 C3 to replace the one stolen a couple of weeks ago. This is the picture of the old one but they're the same. Also will be ordering the Colt to replace a Loaded SA SS ultra Compact, also stolen. I haven't decided whether to replace the RIA nickel Tactical.


How do you like the C3? Looking for a light 1911 in that length and height. Also looking at the SW1911SC. Great looking gun!

Markis82
05-06-2012, 11:56 AM
Wait! Jfootin does not have a stainless steel 1911 polished to a mirror finish?

Kahrslinger
05-06-2012, 12:28 PM
http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a446/Nitrochef/43ede725.jpg

got2hav1
05-09-2012, 07:01 PM
Here are my 1911s. Bought both last week. First is Colt Combat Commander in brushed SS. And then a Kimber Custom CDP ll. Love them both. Both run good and shoot great!

http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb222/got2hav1/2012-05-03_183101.jpg

http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb222/got2hav1/2012-05-03_183140.jpg

http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb222/got2hav1/004-16.jpg

http://i210.photobucket.com/albums/bb222/got2hav1/001-23.jpg

Bawanna
05-09-2012, 08:15 PM
http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n538/hopke5/DSCN2996.jpg

http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n538/hopke5/DSCN2995.jpg

http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n538/hopke5/DSCN2991.jpg

Christmas in May! yee haw!

Cokeman
05-09-2012, 10:25 PM
Your wife is hot.

JFootin
05-10-2012, 08:38 AM
I knew it! That gottahavit bug had you running a fever! :) That gun sure is purty! I expect to see some one hole groups at 10 yards when you shoot it. :third:

Tinman507
05-10-2012, 10:30 AM
That thing is a work of art.
Doggone it. I WANT ONE!

chipD
05-10-2012, 03:06 PM
My cheap but reliable Llama Max-I. Congrats bawanna, that's awsome.

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy25/ctundra46/IMGP1883a.jpg

bapple
05-10-2012, 03:57 PM
My SW1911TA "Gloria" dressed in Tiger Stripe G10 grips.

http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp257/bigapple828/photo-45.jpg

Markis82
05-10-2012, 04:44 PM
My SW1911TA "Gloria" dressed in Tiger Stripe G10 grips.

http://i417.photobucket.com/albums/pp257/bigapple828/photo-45.jpgIt looks like a female fun toy in the upper left of the pic! :eek:

Bawanna
05-10-2012, 04:47 PM
I've tried to get my wife interested in playing with mine but she ain't buying it. No desire to prime my brass what so ever.

bapple
05-10-2012, 05:00 PM
It looks like a female fun toy in the upper left of the pic! :eek:

I've tried to get my wife interested in playing with mine but she ain't buying it. No desire to prime my brass what so ever.

HAHA! Bawanna spotted it for sure. It's a Lee Autoprime tool.

It sure looks conspicuous on my reloading table though...

MW surveyor
05-10-2012, 07:18 PM
Hey Bawanna! You finally got one!

Bawanna
05-10-2012, 07:22 PM
Hey Bawanna! You finally got one!

I did, I did. In my hand as we speak. Still bonding don't ya know?

Took awhile. I fill fulfilled. I thought I'm done for awhile. Course son had to bring up that damn Ruger Gunsite Scout at next month's gunshow.

I'm not quite as feverish over it as I was this SR1911 though.

I still can't believe it's actually in hand. MINE.....................:D:D:D

DeaconKC
05-11-2012, 08:48 PM
Hope you guys will allow a vintage 1911, a 1928 Argentine with Bawanna grips!
http://i1208.photobucket.com/albums/cc372/DeaconKC/046.jpg

Markis82
05-12-2012, 05:00 AM
Kimber Custom II. I just picked it up yesterday.

http://i1238.photobucket.com/albums/ff483/Markis82/photo-16.jpg

Polygon
05-22-2012, 09:05 AM
This is my loaded Springer. It's become my carry gun while my PM9 is at Kahr.

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/174955_2128016211425_1576553743_2139575_7065041_o. jpg

gb6491
05-22-2012, 10:02 AM
Nice pistol, nice photo; well done Polygon!
You certainly are not under gunned while your PM9 is away:)
Regards,
Greg

Darn, I must say again that is a sharp looking pistol!

pitandkahr
05-22-2012, 10:13 AM
This is my loaded Springer. It's become my carry gun while my PM9 is at Kahr.

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/174955_2128016211425_1576553743_2139575_7065041_o. jpg

Damn nice gun there. Their EMP line keeps calling my name. If I ever get my pair of Kimber Customs and can sell them, I will be picking an EMP up for sure!!!


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jlottmc
05-22-2012, 10:30 AM
My cheap but reliable Llama Max-I. Congrats bawanna, that's awsome.

http://i774.photobucket.com/albums/yy25/ctundra46/IMGP1883a.jpg


Hey, I got one of those. I had mine Parkerized a few years ago, and have the stainless accents, and rubber grips. Like you said it works. I've actually won many a range bet with mine. When I get some more time (maybe Friday ish) I'll see about posting up some pics of that and my Commander. I may also see about borrowing a real piece of history that my uncle has custody of right now. (1911 transitional model, look them up)

chipD
05-22-2012, 12:14 PM
Hi jlottmc,
I am going to go out and shoot a few rounds this weekend as well, finally get more then one day off with the holiday. I still have the stock grips stashed away, but they are not the classic looking rubber ones. They are more like harder plastic and are formed around the mag release and up to the beaver tail on the ejection side. The Llama may not be the sexiest date at the ball, but this one has treated me good. They take a beating on the net and I can't join that crowd because this sidearm has been a joy to own. I'll look up that .45 your going to take out Friday and check it out. Have fun this weekend and enjoy your holiday. By the way, I have been thinking about having the frame finished again there are some worn areas were the stock grips marked and I did put a small idiot mark on it as well (you can see it in the pic). What do you think would be a good price to fix that up? Any info would be a great help as I like to keep all of my firearms tip top shape no matter the price. Thank you have a good one.

Polygon
05-22-2012, 08:00 PM
Nice pistol, nice photo; well done Polygon!
You certainly are not under gunned while your PM9 is away:)
Regards,
Greg

Darn, I must say again that is a sharp looking pistol!

Thanks! :)

Photography is another hobby of mine, but I'm not nearly as good at shooting a camera and I am a gun. I got it for such a great deal brand new. I was just lucky it was such a great looking gun as well! And for sure, on one hand I feel very comfortable carrying it. On the other hand I don't. Compared to my PM9, I'm VERY aware it's there. :D

Damn nice gun there. Their EMP line keeps calling my name. If I ever get my pair of Kimber Customs and can sell them, I will be picking an EMP up for sure!!!


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Thanks!

I love this gun and everyone I've let shoot has fallen in love with it. I wouldn't hesitate to get another.

Springer
05-22-2012, 08:11 PM
Bawanna; I'm glad to see you got a SR1911...I can't wait to see what grips you make for it!

jlottmc
05-23-2012, 09:25 AM
...
By the way, I have been thinking about having the frame finished again there are some worn areas were the stock grips marked and I did put a small idiot mark on it as well (you can see it in the pic). What do you think would be a good price to fix that up? Any info would be a great help as I like to keep all of my firearms tip top shape no matter the price. Thank you have a good one.

Depends on how you want to finish it. If you Parkerize, then watch the extractor (the hook tends to break off) parts are out there for it, but you have to look. It shouldn't cost any more to do the Llama than any other gun, it also takes down like any other 1911, with the exception of the plunger tube (screws to frame instead of being staked or cast with the frame). I also recommend highly getting a steel plunger tube instead of the plastic one. Some parts are not MILSPEC, but a little fitting can make them work. Your call on the finish, I had mine Parkerized because I had an in at the community college that I was near at the time, and they needed at least three guns to do a run. I gave them two, and could have a third, it cost me about $120 if I remember right. I used to use cold blue for the touch ups, but it never did match quite right.

Garland
05-23-2012, 10:27 AM
Picked up my first 1911 last week, a slightly used Kimber Crimson Pro Carry 2

http://i1140.photobucket.com/albums/n568/garlandmeyer/e9716771.jpg

Armybrat
05-24-2012, 09:47 AM
My Springer GI...

http://i522.photobucket.com/albums/w349/ScoPro/1911pistols001.jpg

gb6491
05-25-2012, 04:21 PM
Nice Springer Armybrat!
I just replaced the front sight on my Springer "1990's Editon" (precursor to the current Mil-Spec model). For those that might not know, Springfield Armory uses a proprietary cut (and corresponding tenon) for their slides that have stake on front sights. I don't know if Springfield will sell you the part or if you have to send your slide in for them to do the install, but alternatively, Fusion sells a sight with a correct tenon for the SA cut. The sight is well made and required little fitting to install on my gun:
http://i46.tinypic.com/15xo45k.jpg
Regards,
Greg

Kahrslinger
05-29-2012, 06:54 PM
http://i1036.photobucket.com/albums/a446/Nitrochef/e1f6494d.jpg


At the range today

97harley
06-28-2012, 08:07 PM
Wow that is beautiful! That's something that can't be done with a punch or checkering file. Where did the grips come from ?
Congratulations on your beautiful piece of work
John
You know I was going to do a cut and paste only your quote, but this pic needs to be seen again

That is a thing of beauty. I had to show my wife this and she said :32: You just got your first gun 6 weeks ago, your not buying a 4th one now!

Deano
06-29-2012, 12:30 AM
Some beautiful pistols in this thread. Love those grips on Greg's Smitty. Here's my latest addition:

forestranger
06-29-2012, 08:51 PM
http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/17/ria45021.jpg
http://img73.imageshack.us/img73/644/fa0043xv5.jpg
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/503/fa013tp7.jpg
Compact and full size RIA Tacticals at top, US&S 1911a1 middle and Colt Commander and RIA at bottom.

JFootin
07-12-2012, 01:26 PM
http://www.dlsports.com/custom-centennial-1911-pistol/pic-2011-04-19-jb-2-large.jpg
http://www.dlsports.com/texas-ranger-1911s/pic-2010-06-01-tr1991-5-large.jpg
http://www.dlsports.com/home/pic-2009-12-30-1911-large.jpg

itsthelaw
07-12-2012, 01:44 PM
I don't think these ever made it to the 1911 pics album...

Gift for step-dad that Bawanna made extra special with his amazing wood carving skills!

http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/5931/img0139epr.jpg

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/295/img0119rx.jpg

http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/1245/img0133ky.jpg

Bawanna
07-12-2012, 01:50 PM
I'm really pleased with how those turned out and how they look on that gun, rich and classy without being too flashy if you follow the flow of my creek. I think they look super. Course I'm biased I suppose.

Those are a couple real beauties Jfootin posted. Makes me wish I was a Marine so I could carry that. Like to send one to Greg and maybe Jlott. Wonder if they have a 2 fer sale ever? The first one make my britches stick out in front too.

Never owned an engraved gun before but I sure would like to some day. Not to over the top flashy but some nice subtle engraving, kind of classy.

There's still a few real good real engravers out there but I think it's becoming a lost art too.

itsthelaw
07-12-2012, 01:53 PM
I'm going to shoot it with the grips on in the next 3 weeks. I'm pretty excited. Thank you for everything!

Can you imagine earning that "Ranger of the Year" gun in the middle. It would be an honor. I wonder if any of the others were gifts or awards?

jocko
07-12-2012, 02:40 PM
I assume this ia 45 claiber thread, so i will just move on. jUST SAYIN

Bawanna
07-12-2012, 02:53 PM
I assume this ia 45 claiber thread, so i will just move on. jUST SAYIN

Or you could study up and learn how to post a picture of that engraved 36? It's a starter pistol but I'd still love to see it.

JFootin
07-12-2012, 03:48 PM
Those are a couple real beauties Jfootin posted. ... The first one make my britches stick out in front too.

I knew it would! :D Does that make either one of us a perv? :rolleyes:

Bawanna
07-12-2012, 03:58 PM
I knew it would! :D Does that make either one of us a perv? :rolleyes:

You for sure, the jury is still out on me but it's not looking too good.

jocko
07-12-2012, 05:09 PM
Or you could study up and learn how to post a picture of that engraved 36? It's a starter pistol but I'd still love to see it.

now u are calling my engraved Model 60- early 70" s a fokking starter pistol. That takes alot of gonads (cajones). More class in my Model 60 than any 10 1911's. jUST SAYIN.

\someday I will get my son to post it for me and then all u guys can make fun of the vast amount of engraving on it. I can get big big bug bucks for it down in the ghetto. Their grand poobah there realy wants it, he is kinda like G. Patton and wants to put ivory grips on it even


damn: starter pistol:der:

Bawanna
07-12-2012, 05:15 PM
now u are calling my engraved Model 60- early 70" s a fokking starter pistol. That takes alot of gonads. More class in my Model 60 than any 10 1911's. jUST SAYIN.

\someday I will get my son to post it for me and then all u guys can make fun of the vast amount of engraving on it. I can get big big bug bucks for it down in the ghetto. Their grand poobah there realy wants it, he is kinda like G. Patton and wants to put ivory grips on it even


damn: starter pistol:der:

I sometimes hate myself for getting into a Jocko harassing frenzy. Patton was fine with Ivory, didn't have much for them Mississippi river boat pearl handles though. Your right, I do want it badly. I'd make it a center piece to a shrine.
I went way over the line with the starter pistol comment, don't know what came over me.

I'll go cut a switch.

JFootin
07-21-2012, 07:05 AM
http://www.edbrown.com/images/handguns/Signature/index_25.jpg

DeaconKC
07-21-2012, 09:28 AM
WHOA! Gorgeous job, did you have the engraving done at his shop or elsewhere?

JFootin
07-21-2012, 09:56 AM
WHOA! Gorgeous job, did you have the engraving done at his shop or elsewhere?

It's not mine. Just a pic off the web.

TucsonMTB
07-21-2012, 11:09 AM
Looks like an Ed Brown Signature Edition http://www.edbrown.com/signature.htm

If you want one, bring money! ;)

JFootin
07-21-2012, 11:53 AM
Looks like an Ed Brown Signature Edition http://www.edbrown.com/signature.htm

If you want one, bring money! ;)

Yup. That's it. When I win the lottery...:rolleyes:

TucsonMTB
07-21-2012, 12:05 PM
Yeah, I have a couple years worth of Ed Brown catalogs in the "reading room" for inspiration.

Unfortunately, that doesn't seem to improve my odds of winning. :rolleyes:

http://www.edbrown.com/images/handguns/KobraCarryLW/index_25.jpg

Not as fancy but the lightweight version of Ed Brown's Kobra Carry is at the top of my "when we win the lottery" list.

JFootin
07-21-2012, 01:22 PM
Yeah, I could go for that, TucsonMTB! The light weight and the bob tail make that a very carriable 1911.

les strat
11-09-2012, 12:04 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v385/KevinJenne/Untitled-1.jpg

FatMatt
11-09-2012, 12:55 PM
http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg567/mattsykeny1/Kimber2.jpg

http://i1244.photobucket.com/albums/gg567/mattsykeny1/Kimber1.jpg

Tinman507
11-09-2012, 12:56 PM
Those make my Lederhosen stick out in front.

http://blogs.miaminewtimes.com/shortorder/Lederhosen-Rangers2.jpg

45Shooter
11-10-2012, 01:14 AM
Just a couple of mine
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/11/10/2yhe4enu.jpg

OlympicFox
11-12-2012, 11:08 PM
http://www.serenitysys.com/shooting/guns/Nighthawk/Nighthawk_Talon-5767_1024.jpg

Nighthawk Talon 45 ACP - Hard chromed with G10 grips

http://www.serenitysys.com/shooting/guns/NHC_Dominator/Nighthawk_Dominator_9mm-5855_www.jpg

Nighthawk Dominator 9mm - Black nitrided slide on stainless frame with blue maple burl grips

http://www.serenitysys.com/shooting/guns/SA1911/Springfield_TM_polished-6091_www.jpg

Springfield Trophy Match 45 ACP - Polished stainless slide on brushed stainless frame with Ed Brown bobtail & oiled Cocobolo grips

http://www.serenitysys.com/shooting/guns/Dan_Wesson/Dan-Wesson-CCO_HDR2_b.jpg

Dan Wesson CCO 45 ACP - Black ceramic coating with DW "Shadow" cocobolo grips

http://www.serenitysys.com/shooting/guns/Dan_Wesson/DW_Guardian-6249_1024.jpg

Dan Wesson Guardian 9mm - Black ceramic finish on black anodized alloy frame with slim white cocobolo grips - His

http://www.serenitysys.com/shooting/guns/Dan_Wesson/Dan_Wesson_Guardian_CJ-6303_1024.jpg

Dan Wesson Guardian 9mm - Black finished on black anodized alloy frame with slim black and white Ebony grips - Hers

http://www.serenitysys.com/shooting/guns/Dan_Wesson/Dan_Wesson_PM9-6285_1024.jpg

Dan Wesson Pointman 9 (9mm) - polished stainless slide and frame with Buckeye Burl grips

http://www.serenitysys.com/shooting/guns/SW_1911/SW_SW1911SC-5745_1024.jpg

Smith & Wesson SW1911Sc 45 ACP - Black Melonite slide on black anodized Scandium frame with OEM laminated rosewood grips

gb6491
11-13-2012, 12:16 AM
Nighthawk Talon 45 ACP - Hard chromed with G10 grips

Nighthawk Dominator 9mm - Black nitrided slide on stainless frame with blue maple burl grips

Springfield Trophy Match 45 ACP - Polished stainless slide on brushed stainless frame with Ed Brown bobtail & oiled Cocobolo grips

Dan Wesson CCO 45 ACP - Black ceramic coating with DW "Shadow" cocobolo grips

Dan Wesson Guardian 9mm - Black ceramic finish on black anodized alloy frame with slim white cocobolo grips - His

Dan Wesson Guardian 9mm - Black finished on black anodized alloy frame with slim black and white Ebony grips - Hers

Dan Wesson Pointman 9 (9mm) - polished stainless slide and frame with Buckeye Burl grips

Smith & Wesson SW1911Sc 45 ACP - Black Melonite slide on black anodized Scandium frame with OEM laminated rosewood grips
Very nice, you certainly have good taste in regards to the 1911.

45Shooter,
That Titan in the foreground is a nice looking gun.

Thanks for sharing:)
Regards,
Greg

OlympicFox
11-13-2012, 01:25 AM
Thanks.

Just doing our part to support the craft of fine pistolsmithing.

Besides, as much as I like my practical Kahr's and Sig's, there's something about a fine 1911 . . .

Very nice, you certainly have good taste in regards to the 1911.

45Shooter,
That Titan in the foreground is a nice looking gun.

Thanks for sharing:)
Regards,
Greg

45Shooter
11-20-2012, 10:13 PM
Thanks Gregg I appreciate the complicate.

Yogi 117
11-25-2012, 01:44 AM
I have totally enjoyed looking at all the beautiful 1911 pix. I recently purchased my first 1911, a Metro Arms American Classic II Commander. Put on some Double Diamond Cocobolo Slim Grips for easier grip control for me. I see more 1911's in my future for sure. Here is my new 1911. :D

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k596/jdud77777/A1911SlimGrips3.jpg

Bawanna
11-25-2012, 11:04 AM
Sweet, looks similar to Sierra's Amigo. The extended slide lock and thumb safety must be out of the box huh. Not an add on?

Yogi 117
11-25-2012, 11:15 AM
Sweet, looks similar to Sierra's Amigo. The extended slide lock and thumb safety must be out of the box huh. Not an add on?
All I've done so far is change the grips, extended slide lock & thumb safety were standard. I think I'm going to really enjoy the 1911 platform. My first venture into the 1911's, and this will be an enjoyable experience. :D

gb6491
11-25-2012, 11:45 AM
Yog1 117,
That's a nice looking 1911. You did well with those grips.
Regards.
Greg

Bawanna
11-25-2012, 12:28 PM
All I've done so far is change the grips, extended slide lock & thumb safety were standard. I think I'm going to really enjoy the 1911 platform. My first venture into the 1911's, and this will be an enjoyable experience. :D

I completely agree. Your gonna love it.

7shot
11-25-2012, 01:27 PM
Great looking guns guys! I sure liked my full size Kimber, sometimes I wish we'd never have parted ways.

ripley16
11-25-2012, 06:16 PM
My one and only 1911

http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i186/ripley16/Gone/1911.jpg

Deano
11-25-2012, 08:44 PM
I have totally enjoyed looking at all the beautiful 1911 pix. I recently purchased my first 1911, a Metro Arms American Classic II Commander. Put on some Double Diamond Cocobolo Slim Grips for easier grip control for me. I see more 1911's in my future for sure. Here is my new 1911. :D

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/k596/jdud77777/A1911SlimGrips3.jpg

Is that a Kim Pro mag? Doesn't look stock. Sweet looking grips. You done well.

Yogi 117
11-25-2012, 09:04 PM
Is that a Kim Pro mag? Doesn't look stock. Sweet looking grips. You done well.
Thx Deano. Yes, it is the Kim Pro mag with the flat plate base. I wasn't sure about the grips when I ordered them, but the more I look, the more I like. :D

1911Texan
12-05-2012, 10:09 AM
Ok Gentlemen..here is one of my Favorites..Les Baer TRS Commanche Hard Chrome made in "Hillsdale"..grips are Reverse XS Shredders by Larry Davidson Custom Grips..

http://i1214.photobucket.com/albums/cc484/trapshooter2/TRSHILLSDALE003.jpg

Fodder
01-19-2013, 03:32 PM
Here's my Baer. It's been ridden hard and put away wet many times.

http://i1215.photobucket.com/albums/cc501/Fodder11/baer2.jpg

Bawanna
01-19-2013, 03:40 PM
For being rode hard and put away wet it seems to be holding up very well. It's a beautiful thing.

I just gotta know, who's Fodder are you?

Bobby
01-19-2013, 04:00 PM
My 1911-22. 14k down range so far.

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f81/bobbyjmestepey/b6efe7f43620468dab1ec6b069184cd8.jpg


http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f81/bobbyjmestepey/dbe59d436358552067d325500cc9c4d0.jpg

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gb6491
02-10-2013, 10:59 PM
Bobby,
I like what you've done to that GSG:)

I'm pretty fond of all my 1911s, but darn if the Remington R1S isn't becoming my favorite.:)
http://i45.tinypic.com/35cq2qw.jpg
http://i50.tinypic.com/169rek6.jpg
Found a wide spur for it a while back and i'm pleased with how it's performed:
http://i47.tinypic.com/2lnh6rk.jpg
Regards,
Greg

Bawanna
02-10-2013, 11:07 PM
It's funny the things that will warm a persons heart. I just love that wide spur hammer.

Reason enough to get a GI style with no beavertail so I can have one too?

I think so.

gb6491
02-10-2013, 11:18 PM
It's funny the things that will warm a persons heart. I just love that wide spur hammer.

Reason enough to get a GI style with no beavertail so I can have one too?

I think so.
I agree:D
http://www.flickr.com/photos/48286931@N08/sets/72157625718903159/show/
http://www.guns.com/2013/01/05/turnbull-honors-sass-with-wild-bunch-1911/
Regards,
Greg

Bobby
02-11-2013, 09:31 AM
Gb and Bawanna! Yep love the old wide spur on a 1911. I like the moded 1911 to 1911a1. Had one issued to me in navy. It was made in 1918 if I rem and they did a arsenal refinish. Arched new trigger but kept the safety. Dang now I gotta look this up. Haha I'll be back got something mixed up in my mind.


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Bobby
02-11-2013, 09:44 AM
Ok they only replaced trigger, MSH, sights, and opened the ejection port a bit. It shot great, tight n a 5-6 lb trigger pull.

That's it. I hated to turn it back in almost lost it in the field. Wink! But oh well!

Bobby

Ps had to look at pic from back in the day.

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Glock Holiday
05-16-2013, 05:24 PM
http://imageshack.us/a/img607/5403/1911bigg.jpghttp://imageshack.us/a/img405/5772/1911pdm.jpg

gb6491
05-17-2013, 12:42 PM
Very nice Glock Holiday!
I've been well pleased with my Smith 1911:)
Regards,
Greg

JohnR
05-17-2013, 06:03 PM
8421

My Citadel with Pearce rubber grips. Arched MS cover and smooth face trigger are on the way.

yqtszhj
05-17-2013, 06:35 PM
8421

My Citadel with Pearce rubber grips. Arched MS cover and smooth face trigger are on the way.

How do you like that Citadel? They are relatively inexpensive but mine runs like a champ.

JohnR
05-17-2013, 07:21 PM
Same here, runs perfectly so far!

Glock Holiday
05-18-2013, 04:23 PM
http://imageshack.us/a/img94/3448/highstandard.jpg

My High Standard is made in the PI by Armscorp and has been 100% right out of the box.
The pistols made in the Philippines are a great value in a basic gun IMO.

chrish
05-18-2013, 04:41 PM
So I've had this thread on my list to poke thru for awhile. Finally got around to it. As a 1911 watcher and non-owner, all the picts are really cool. I don't even own a .45, but these make me want to go shopping.

As far as this thread though, if I won the lottery tomorrow and could offer a ridiculous sum of money to convince somebody here to sell something I found cool. These two would be a toss up for me.

gb6491's Essex frame...something about the wear on it and his claim about how it shoots just has me wanting to take possession of it.

jeepster's pseudo-1911 green PARA LDA. I've lusted for that gun ever since he posted the first picture of it.

No flies on anyone else's 1911s, just wanted to say cool thread and put my 2 cents in for the ones I'd take if I were snooty rich and had a cool $10000 to offer for one of them.

DeaconKC
05-19-2013, 04:37 PM
GH, those are superb grip panels!

Glock Holiday
05-19-2013, 04:51 PM
http://www.esmeralda.cc/

Thanks here is the lady that hand makes them.

Rob_0t
05-19-2013, 04:53 PM
http://i795.photobucket.com/albums/yy236/hooray_for_farva/IMG_20130314_032652_690_zps09891b8c.jpg


Custom shop Kimbers a ****** .45 but it holds no candle to the EMP.40 . there i said it :)

DeaconKC
11-25-2013, 08:44 AM
Just stumbled across this one from a couple years ago. A 1928 Argentine and my Dad, both 1928 models!
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff303/Kevin-Andra/1928s003.jpg (http://s241.photobucket.com/user/Kevin-Andra/media/1928s003.jpg.html)

Bawanna
11-25-2013, 10:07 AM
How cool is that!

gb6491
11-25-2013, 10:15 AM
Just stumbled across this one from a couple years ago. A 1928 Argentine and my Dad, both 1928 models!
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff303/Kevin-Andra/1928s003.jpg (http://s241.photobucket.com/user/Kevin-Andra/media/1928s003.jpg.html)
BADA$$, thanks for sharing that!:Amflag2:
Regards,
Greg

DeaconKC
11-26-2013, 04:02 PM
Yeah he really is a genuine tough guy. Decorated in Korea and the so called "toughs" in our neighborhood on the South side of Chicago all were scared of him. I am very fortunate to have been raised right by him and my Mom. Still not an ounce of quit in him.

Tinman507
11-26-2013, 05:44 PM
Clint Eastwood would be perfect to play the part of your dad in the movie.
Just sayin...

http://shadowness.com/file/item9/277264/image_t6.jpg

downtownv
11-26-2013, 06:13 PM
Jocko's .45! aka Hoosier Fly Swatter!:D

downtownv
11-26-2013, 06:18 PM
GH, those are superb grip panels!

She's hot make's me wish I was her horse:yo:

ParabellumJ
11-26-2013, 09:08 PM
I just picked this up a few weeks ago. Dan Wesson RZ-45 Heritage. So far I love it. Only have crappy phone pics for now, will take some good pics after I add some better grips.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/27/5ysuvypu.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/11/27/3y7yvure.jpg

yqtszhj
11-27-2013, 02:09 PM
Just stumbled across this one from a couple years ago. A 1928 Argentine and my Dad, both 1928 models!
http://i241.photobucket.com/albums/ff303/Kevin-Andra/1928s003.jpg (http://s241.photobucket.com/user/Kevin-Andra/media/1928s003.jpg.html)

That picture is great. Reminds me of that Clint Eastwood movie "Gran Torino."

DeaconKC
11-27-2013, 05:03 PM
Yeah, one time some punk showed my Dad that he had some 25 or 32 popgun. Dad walked in the house, and came back out with a 12 gauge. That twerp vanished! Never did see him around there again.

yqtszhj
11-27-2013, 05:17 PM
I cant imagine this one.


http://i949.photobucket.com/albums/ad335/bgzahuranic/photo1_zps1714b4c0.jpg

Bawanna
11-27-2013, 05:32 PM
Nope I think that's the first 1911 that just didn't sing to me at all.

I didn't quite throw up a little bit in my mouth but, oh scratch that I just held off on it for a second.

An excellent endorsement for concealed carry, wouldn't want to be seen with that.

Bawanna
11-27-2013, 05:33 PM
That Deacons 1928 model dad picture, now that just sings. That is incredibly awesome.

2tango2
12-25-2013, 08:52 PM
Love my Sigs

Ultra Compact
Scorpion
P238
P938

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a216/ristorap/IMG_2135_zps464b95ab.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/ristorap/media/IMG_2135_zps464b95ab.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a216/ristorap/IMG_2054_zps88f2a021.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/ristorap/media/IMG_2054_zps88f2a021.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a216/ristorap/cousins_zps4a66cc3e.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/ristorap/media/cousins_zps4a66cc3e.jpg.html)

tx_native
01-03-2014, 01:18 AM
http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n538/hopke5/DSCN2996.jpg

http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n538/hopke5/DSCN2995.jpg

http://i1138.photobucket.com/albums/n538/hopke5/DSCN2991.jpg

Christmas in May! yee haw!

there was a gun in those pics? :p

jeepster09
01-24-2014, 04:11 PM
Ok ok...here is one of my Para's.

Bob T
01-24-2014, 04:20 PM
My 1991A1 Colt bought new back in 1993. Stock except for the Pachmayr grips and flat back strap. Don't remember when I lost the emblem out of the grip.
Along with it's new baby brother, a P238
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c163/Baatfam/ForumPics/Shooters/firearms-1030223.jpg (http://s27.photobucket.com/user/Baatfam/media/ForumPics/Shooters/firearms-1030223.jpg.html)