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1911-only day at the range...

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by bac1023, Jul 30, 2011.

  1. bac1023

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    Actually, I'm lying. I took my Beretta Neos as well. You always need at least one rimfire, right? :supergrin:

    Seriously, I went to the range for a few hours this morning with about 250 rounds of 45ACP. I took five 1911s of complete random choosing - no theme, no comparison, no anything.

    Anyway, I had a blast (pun intended). The choices were my Para 1911 Limited, DoubleStar DSC, Unertl DLX, S&W Performance Center 1911, and STI Trojan.


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    While all are very solid performers at the range (even the Para), the Unertl simply stands head and shoulders above the others. As I was shooting it, I kept asking myself why in the hell its been so long since I brought it with me. I think its been well over a year since I shot it and most likely a good deal longer.

    The gun is so solid and so well balanced that it is an absolute pleasure to shoot. Its got a great trigger, fine 24lpi checkering, big visible night sights, and one of the tightest front end lockups I've ever seen. I simply love this gun. The stock grips need to go, but that's another thread.

    Its a damn shame Unertl went out of business. There hasn't been one on Gunbroker in over a year. I remember Sweeney raving about them in his 2nd volume and I can certainly see why. I don't think very many were built. Mine is #114 and I believe that's out of all three models they produced.

    Here are some pics. Its odd seeing a bull barrel without a guide rod, but I think its cool nonetheless.


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  2. glock2740

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    Cool deal Brian. Sounds like you had a fun day. :thumbsup:
     


  3. glock2740

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    What kind of rear sight is that?
     
  4. brian, where would yuo rate the USfA model against the Unertl?
     
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  5. bac1023

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    Keith, those two are night and day. Both are high quality, but they aren't trying to acheive the same thing.

    The USFA is strictly a replica and one of the best ever built, in my opinion.

    The Unertl is a tough-as-nails enhanced 1911.

    That said, both are fit very well.
     
  6. bac1023

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    Joe, I honestly don't know. I believe Unertl made them. They have the Unertl symbol on the top of them. Either way, I think they're great sights.
     
  7. 20South

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    Brian - How'd the Doublestar do? I really like that pistol.
     
  8. rsxr22

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    Only 250 rounds!!??? Someone must spend too much $ on guns and not enough on food for em!! JK
     
  9. bac1023

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    :rofl:

    Yeah, I hear you. I did shoot a couple hundred rounds of 22LR as well. ;)
     
  10. bac1023

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    The DS is great. I love the gun. In fact, all five shot very well.

    The Para doesn't have the quality of the others, but it does perform well at the range.
     
  11. rsxr22

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    Im having a "man" week so after using my 20 LPI backscratcher, my response to that will be ".22's are for girls and 10 yr olds"

    On a serious note, I did get some help from the ol GSG the other day. I went through a Scott Warren course a week ago and I noticed I was trying to muscle the gun via the ball and dummy drill because i was flinching hardcore! About 200 rounds w/ the .22 got me straightened out!! Its amazing how some of the basic fundamentals go out the window as soon as you dont give them as much attention!
     
  12. bac1023

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    Cool.

    I may pick up a GSG at some point.
     
  13. Two Guns

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    Oh man, I was hoping that you finally took your Valtro out for a shoot.
     
  14. bac1023

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    Not a chance :tongueout:
     
  15. 38 Super Fan

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    I really like the Unertl Brian, that's another one of those high quality rare discontinued 1911s that I'd love to own. :cool:
     
  16. bac1023

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    Thanks Cody.

    Like I said, its a damn shame they're gone. Those guys really knew how to build a 1911.









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  17. Fedor

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    What... an External Extractor ?? I thought you didnt like those ??
     
  18. bac1023

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    I have no problem with EEs. I've got several 1911s with them, actually.
     
  19. Cobra64

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    Cool beans Brian. I always liked that Unertl. It's solid as hell. :)
     
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  20. Is that the same Unertl that was manufacturing Carlos' scopes back in Vietnam?