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Am I already 1911 crazy???

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by dreis454, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. dreis454

    dreis454

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    I ordered my first 1911.....A COLT stainless XSE lightweight commander .
    I should be receiving the gun about the 2nd week of Jan 2012.

    I have already ordered a Comptac M-Tac,2 Wilson 47D mags & a set of VZ 'Alien' grips all for a gun I do not have yet.:shocked:


    Has it started already????:dunno::faint:

    ps. I have found the COOLEST place to take pics of my new Colt once I have it in my chubby little hands...If there is ever a contest,I'd win hands down.
     

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  2. dreis454

    dreis454

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    ^^ no that is not the pic nor my gun....just a pic of one.....



    just a teaser about the pic location.....you will notice that i live about 20 minutes from the OLD Colt factory in Hartford,CT.....but that is NOT the pic location....
     

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  3. JaPes

    JaPes Rimfire 1010101

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    Yes. There is no cure. The only thing you can do to keep from getting the shakes is to buy another 1911 within the next 6 months, and every 6 months after.

    Congrats on the 1911!
     
  4. Just accept it.
    1911's seem to be an addiction more so than any other firearms that I know of.
    Maybe because they are so cool to begin with!!!
     
  5. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    First of all, there's nothing wrong with buying accessories for a gun that you ordered but not yet came in.

    Secondly, congrats on the XSE Lightweight Commander. I must warn you that mine shot really low. The gunsmith measured the rear sight and found out that it was too short of a height, so he ordered a higher Novak rear sight for me free of charge.

    I did some minor tweakings to mine: a) switch the full length guide rod & open-ended plug out for a regular GI short guide rod & close-ended plug, b) switch out the plastic mainspring housing for a metal mainspring housing, c) switch out the hex head grip screws with slotted head screws so that I don't have to hunt for hex wrenches, d) switch the ambidextrous safety out with a left-side thumb safety.

    Mine eats the supposedly "bad" Tula Ammo like candy.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Welcome to the sickness, or should I say, Addiction :whistling:. BTW, cool ass '70 Chevelle in your avatar. :thumbsup: My favorite muscle car. :cool:
     
  7. dreis454

    dreis454

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    Thank you,the car has been retired from racing & now does cruise night duty.:whistling:
     
  8. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Post some pics of her. :thumbsup:
     
  9. bac1023

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    It sure sounds like it. ;)
     
  10. pilsbury

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    Welcome to your addiction. Give me a nice 1911 over any other gun, any day.
     
  11. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  12. dreis454

    dreis454

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    Well it seems there was a minor glitch but it turned out a little better....The shop where i had ordered the Colt got a message from the supplier/Colt (not sure who) that said that production had been slowed and that their (my) order would not be filled for a few more months & that the gun would be built in 2012....(NO 100year rollmark) which i wanted to have the rollmark. So the shop refunded my deposit & I found the gun on Gunbroker & won it for $30 bucks more & will have it by this Friday, 12-30-11....

    Pics of the gun show the rollmark & that it is a later build with the 'upswept' beaver tail safety vs. the duckbill. Once I get it I will go out to my 'picture location' and post them here.

    Any guesses to where the pics will be taken??? Yes I am 20 minutes from the OLD Colt factory in Hartford,CT but that is too obvious....
     
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  13. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    At least you can still get the pistol that you want with the rollmark. Take some photos of it at the old Colt plant. That would be pretty sweet.
     
  14. dreis454

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    The Old Colt plant was my first thought & may still do that but this other location is even better....:whistling:
     
  15. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Why is it better? Half-naked chicks romping around? That would definitely make it better.
     
  16. dreis454

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    Hmmmm,there might be........Nope. trust me...

    My gun has shipped....should have it Saturday 12-31-11 Or Tuesday 1-3-2012
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