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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. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    Not me. I bought a Springfield GI, dumped the factory mags for Wilsons, changed the recoil spring to an 18lb, and put a healthy dollup of grease on the rails and fired away.

    I bought it because I grew listening to my father talk about the 1911 he was issued in the military back in the day. I wanted one just for range fun.
     
  2. tnhawk

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    All of my pistols get fired, some much more often than others. I've started taking several of the same caliber to the range together.
     

  3. G schütze

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    Sorry to burst your bubble, while your Baer is a great gun, it's not a collector. They retail new for $1980, with the street price less than that.
     
  4. mikeman223

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    i have an origional colt 1911 i had sent to a gun smith for a new set of sights and link and pin for a storm lake barrel any way i know its almost sackrilidge to change the origional gun for upgrade perpouses but i did it any way and the gun smiths at wolfs den in minnesota have had my gun for going on 8 months i wanted you to work on it not keep it so im pissed to say the least i miss my baby damn
     
  5. broncobuddha1

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    Its like having a fine automobile that you never drive. A WASTE.

    Cars are meant to be driven, guns are meant to be shot.
     
  6. B_RAD

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    I've decided to keep it (for now) I plan on shooting it around Thanksgiving. Really running it thru the motions. Only a month away.
     
  7. rahrah12

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    I only have own 3 guns but they all get shot...lately though it has only been my 1911...such a joy to shoot and carry...
     
  8. That is what a lot of us do.
     
  9. bac1023

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    Very cool :cool:
     
  10. bac1023

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    It all depends on the car, the gun, and YOUR opinion.

    I have several guns I will never shoot. People can collect guns like they can collect anything else. It's not a waste, in MY opinion.
     
  11. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Many will think that your post was a WASTE!
     
  12. MD357

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    Yep. Life is way too short to sit there and admire a gun in the safe or a car in the garage.
     
  13. Unk

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    The one with the "green" dot will be shot when my son opens this Christmas present......Christmas morning.

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    Best.
     
  14. BearZ061

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    I agree 100%. No safe queen or garage queen here.

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  15. bac1023

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    Very nice
     
  16. bac1023

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    I actually find pleasure in admiring some guns and pleasure in shooting others. I don't own any typical semi-customs that I don't shoot, but I do own several collectible 1911s and other handguns that I take pride in not shooting.

    Everyone is different, I guess. :dunno:
     
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  17. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Who gives a **** if someone does not care to shoot a pistol?
    What's the point in bustin their balls? They may be saving it
    for a child, family member or a museum.
     
  18. bac1023

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    I never understood it either, Greg.

    People collect all sorts of things that just sit around. Why does every gun have to be shot. Believe me, I shoot probably over 90% of what I own, but I have a few pieces that don't and probably never will see the range.

    I'm not talking your run of the mill semi custom, I'm talking items that you can't really find that I bought unfired.
     
  19. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    You are one of many private collectors. I applaud you & others
    for preserving these rare firearms. :supergrin:
     
  20. bac1023

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    Thanks Greg :wavey:

    Like I said, its not many that I don't shoot. I'd say less than a 10th of my collection.