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Old 09-23-2012, 15:36   #1
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Anyone else buy an awesome 1911 and never shoot it?

I've had my No Name for about 2 mos and I've only shot a box of ammo thru it. Thought I'd shoot it more but it's sat in the bag it came in. With all the stuff I've got going on I don't know when I'll have time to shoot it. I've put it up for sale. Though, if I was smart I'd hold on to it cause I imagine GI prices are only going to go up. Anyone else sell a gun they lusted over for months after only having it for a short time?
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Old 09-23-2012, 16:04   #2
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I had Teddy Jacobson build me a Custom 1911. He had not built many. He has worked on 1000s.

I shot it about 10 times. It was superb.

I took it back to him to put back in brand new shape. It has sat in the safe since then. Oiled regularly and admired only.

Not sure when and if I will shoot it again. I will someday.

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Old 09-23-2012, 16:21   #3
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I have 13 pistols I've only shot 3-4x, 2 of them 1911's. also a .308 AR type and bushy .223 never shot. But I love holding them every once in a while....
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Old 09-23-2012, 16:47   #4
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O1911 & O1918 I haven't shot. Got a Python that hasn't been shot since leaving Colt
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Old 09-23-2012, 16:53   #5
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Yeah, I've done it a few times.
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Old 09-23-2012, 17:52   #6
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I have plenty that don't get shot much, not as many as bac1023, but only really shoot 3 of them regularly.

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Old 09-23-2012, 17:56   #7
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While I do not shoot as often as I would like,......
all mine get shot.
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Old 09-23-2012, 18:37   #8
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While I do not shoot as often as I would like,......
all mine get shot.
Same here.
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Old 09-23-2012, 18:37   #9
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1945 Remington Rand 1911a1, all original parts, 95% finish......I ran five 7 round mags through it after purchase, just to ensure it was 100% functional. It is, so it'll sit in the safe a few years before it's fired again.
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Old 09-23-2012, 19:40   #10
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While I do not shoot as often as I would like,......
all mine get shot.
I only have a couple I don't shoot, but some others rarely get shot.

I just don't get to the range enough.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:49   #11
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I only own shooters at this point with the only exception (non-1911) being an S&W M29 that belonged to my father. I do plan to shoot it someday in his honor.
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Old 09-24-2012, 02:22   #12
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I only have a couple I don't shoot, but some others rarely get shot.

I just don't get to the range enough.
I completely understand your situation. Several of your's I would
not shoot.
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Old 09-24-2012, 04:33   #13
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I have plenty that don't get shot much, not as many as bac1023
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who does?
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Old 09-24-2012, 18:07   #14
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I have a Winchester 101 20ga Mag. , Browning A-5 LT (Japan )12GA, Winchester 24 16GA,Ruger ONE B 3006,Rem,760 3006, 1958 Win. 94 30-30,Ruger (tang safety) 77 270 Win,Rem 700 7x57, Colt 70 45acp,S&W 27, Browning Hi-power and a Colt Huntsman 22 that never gets shot!!!! somebody needs to buy these !
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Old 09-24-2012, 18:17   #15
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I don't shoot my 1911s at all. One customized SA and one full custom. I just don't care for thumb safeties.
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Old 09-25-2012, 17:03   #16
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While I do not shoot as often as I would like,......
all mine get shot.
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Old 09-25-2012, 17:27   #17
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I completely understand your situation. Several of your's I would
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Old 09-25-2012, 20:07   #18
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I rarely shoot my Yost Signature. I have shot it though. If I didn't ever shoot it at all, I may as well save the money and just buy a picture of one.
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Old 09-26-2012, 15:08   #19
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I rarely shoot my Yost Signature. I have shot it though. If I didn't ever shoot it at all, I may as well save the money and just buy a picture of one.
I shoot all my custom 1911s too.

I don't shoot my Valtro, 1967 Colt National Match, USFA, and my AMT Hardballer.

None have ever been shot and they will stay that way. The Hardballer isn't a collector's item, but it is the first stainless 1911.
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Old 09-26-2012, 15:14   #20
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I only have a couple I don't shoot, but some others rarely get shot.

I just don't get to the range enough.
I probably wouldn't shoot half of your damn 1911's. I don't think I would have time to shoot half of your damn 1911's.
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Old 09-26-2012, 19:06   #21
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Well, I find my 1911 is the one that doesn't get shot. For one reason, the ammo prices. The second is that I really hate cleaning it. I know some love it. But, the simplicity of my CZ's and others just make it easier when you have to find 2 hours simply to shoot. The wife isn't too happy when I get home and say I have to clean all my guns after I've left her at home w/ the kids.
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:11   #22
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I hope after I die they open up my gun safe and say "hey these guns are all worn out"
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:32   #23
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i have 2. my fathers 10" 3 screw blackhawk and my step fathers 1918 colt 1911 that was rearsenaled at agusta arsenal. everything else get used often
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I shoot all my custom 1911s too.

I don't shoot my Valtro, 1967 Colt National Match, USFA, and my AMT Hardballer.

None have ever been shot and they will stay that way. The Hardballer isn't a collector's item, but it is the first stainless 1911.
after my G21 my hardballer gets the most use!
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:07   #25
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If I bought it I guaran damn tee it's gonna get shot
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