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Old 08-24-2012, 16:33   #1
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anyone else go overboard on 1911s in 2011-2012?

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okay, i'll admit it.... i got somewhat caught up in the romantic tidal wave of the 100th anniversary.....

i made several purchases involving jmb's legacy, having to part with several items in my collection to finance same.

i now have a nagging feeling that my collection is a bit 1911 heavy. i certainly don't regret any of the purchases i made (incluing a gc nn bobtail and a dw cco), but it's a vast gun world out there...... any one feeling the same?

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Old 08-24-2012, 17:08   #2
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I bought a bunch of Colts in 2011 because of the 100-years-old birthday phenomenon. This year I am limited to a well used 1970s MkIV/Series 70, another Series 80 blued Government Model in .38 Super and two Talo Custom Carry .38 Supers (they're currently on the way to the gun shop).

I think I'm pretty much gunned out for the M1911. I may continue to hunt up some vintage Colt .38 Super just because I like the caliber.
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Old 08-24-2012, 19:12   #3
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yepper, I also bought a GI No Name Commander Bobtail as well as a Wilson Combat CQB Elite....Love em both though and glad I made the purchases.
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Old 08-24-2012, 22:41   #4
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I bought a few last year as well.
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Old 08-24-2012, 23:09   #5
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Out of 14 total, 5 were 1911's.
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Old 08-24-2012, 23:37   #6
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I bought a few myself.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:23   #7
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I got two, but they were ones that I've been wanting. The fact that it was the 100 year anniversary was coincidental.

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Old 08-25-2012, 19:13   #8
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I bought a few last year as well.
so we've seen......
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Old 08-25-2012, 19:21   #9
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I only bought two. A Springfield stainless GI, and a Remington R1.
I did get a bunch of other stuff though, including an old school S&W 9mm and a couple more M&P's.
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Old 08-25-2012, 22:05   #10
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5 Kimbers to include a Gold Combat.

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Old 08-26-2012, 10:19   #11
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Picked up a Ruger SR-1911 for the anniversary. My first 1911, and it instantly became my favorite platform. That led to the Dan Wesson VBob. No way I could keep up with some of you. Wish I could afford more. But I'm very happy with what I have, and thanks to this forum my education continues.
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Old 08-27-2012, 20:42   #12
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I bought two, but they were both me being in the right place at the right time. One was an NM serial number Mil Spec, and the other was a Rock River Basic Carry. When I found the Mil Spec I had just gotten interested in them. When I came across the Rock River it was a little more than I wanted to spend at the time, but I couldn't pass it up.

Those are my only two 1911s right now, and I'm content with that for time time being. Sometime in the future I'll probably look to add a Les Baer.
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Old 08-28-2012, 20:36   #13
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my issue is that i don't have any discretionary gun money-- i'm on a sell one (or two or three) to buy one regimen. it makes for tough decisions that have led to second thoughts about the composition of my overall collection. 1911's comprise a considerable percentage of the value of my collection, to the detriment of other categories of firearms in which i have interest.

as problems go, this one is pretty insignificant, no doubt.
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Old 08-29-2012, 01:38   #14
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Guilty as charged. I bought a Colt WWI repro, Colt CCO, Les Baer Stinger, Kimber Royal (series one), and a Para Ord P13. Only the Colt WWI repro was at all motivated by the 100th anniversary thing though. I just like 1911's and worked a lot of overtime in the last 18 months.
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:23   #15
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friends--

okay, i'll admit it.... i got somewhat caught up in the romantic tidal wave of the 100th anniversary.....

i made several purchases involving jmb's legacy, having to part with several items in my collection to finance same.

i now have a nagging feeling that my collection is a bit 1911 heavy. i certainly don't regret any of the purchases i made (incluing a gc nn bobtail and a dw cco), but it's a vast gun world out there...... any one feeling the same?

regards-- deguelo
I did manage to add a few more 1911s to my collection in 2011. I have not bought any in 2012 so far. I already have 81 1911s in my collection.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:01   #16
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Just kidding on the Singer......it was $50,000 and had been refinished.....and I'm trading the Commanders to purchase two more full size 70 Series Govt Models.....
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:47   #17
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I acquired a Springfield Pro w/rail in 9mm, Springfield Pro in 40, EMP 9, and a Miller Custom in 9
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:20   #18
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1911's

I picked up three.

A Ruger SR 1911
A Sig Scorpion
A Springfield TRP...

I'll work on Colts next year...
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Old 09-05-2012, 20:13   #19
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I don't have enough money to be a collector, but I was inspired by 2011 to finally get a 1911. Of course, it had to be a Colt. 2011 wasn't any other mfr's 100th 1911 anniversary, was it?
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Old 09-05-2012, 20:23   #20
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I like 1911s, but I will not pay the premium cost of a collectible. I use what I own and I like value.

Also, I am not better off (financially) now than I was four years ago.

Also, I do not want to spend during the election year panic buying.

Maybe next year will be a good time to spend.
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