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Anyone else buy an awesome 1911 and never shoot it?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by B_RAD, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. B_RAD

    B_RAD

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    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?
     
  2. M V Dell

    M V Dell CLM

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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.

    Maury
     


  3. heliguy

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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....
     
  4. R0CKETMAN

    R0CKETMAN NRA MEMBER

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    SECONUS in HARD TARGET
    O1911 & O1918 I haven't shot. Got a Python that hasn't been shot since leaving Colt
     
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  5. bac1023

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  6. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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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.

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW using Tapatalk 2
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    While I do not shoot as often as I would like,......
    all mine get shot.
     
  8. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Same here.
     
  9. PawDog

    PawDog NRA Member

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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.
     
  10. bac1023

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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.
     
  11. 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.
     
  12. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I completely understand your situation. Several of your's I would
    not shoot.
     
  13. R0CKETMAN

    R0CKETMAN NRA MEMBER

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    understatement:supergrin:

    who does?
     
  14. 257 roberts

    257 roberts

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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 !
     
  15. ronin.45

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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.
     
  16. ca survivor

    ca survivor

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    same here.
     
  17. bac1023

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    Thanks Greg :)
     
  18. PlasticGuy

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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.
     
  19. bac1023

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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.
     
  20. Javelin

    Javelin Got Glock? Silver Member

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    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.