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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Ruggles, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Ruggles

    Ruggles

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    I will start with the older kid that got new shoes as I do not want it to get jealous of the new kid. As posted earlier they are ancient mammoth ivory from Russia, between 10-15 thousand years old. Very smooth and nice felling and way better looking than my poor pictures can show.

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    Now the new kid. Picked it up at the FFL took it right to the range, a couple of drops of FP-10 on the rails and put 350 rds (300 FMJ & 50 JHP) thru the gun. Zero reliability issues and way more accurate than I can shoot it. The laser is very cool and I can see it's practical purpose easily. The overall fit & finish is darn near perfect and the slide is as smooth as butter. The gun was built back in 2007 but I am the first owner, I guess it got better with age like fine wine! Trigger pull was set at 3 1/2lbs per the included paperwork. Breaks perfect. I guess the gun was a special order that was never purchased by the original person who ordered it.

    A more "refined" gun than the Brown but neither have ever given me any type of issue at all so I can not say it is a better 1911. It might just be the "new" factor weighing in for the Wilson. Both are great 1911s. I have placed my next order for a 1911 and it is a Wilson, I would have been fine ordering a Brown as well.

    Anyways enough babbling....

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    OMG wear! The dust cover is making minimal contact with the slide!

    LOL I could really care less, it's a carry gun and better darn well show some wear! This is pretty common wear on some 1911s so I have no worries. It performed like a champ on the range, carries extremely well and is just plain fun to shoot.

    Love the 1911 platform.
     
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  2. Tactical black

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    It looks sweet congrats. :wavey:
     

  3. The_Drizzle

    The_Drizzle I make it rain!

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    That ivory sure is nice, and I really like the color combo on the Wilson. Congrats.
     
  4. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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  5. Two Guns

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  6. Ruggles

    Ruggles

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    Thanks all. I really need to do some photography practice :) I just bought a pretty nice Nikon D3000 but I really do not know how to use it yet.

    And .38 Super ammo has a pretty darn impressive muzzle flash! Like little fireballs going off. :)
     
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  7. bac1023

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    Congrats Ruggles.

    It looks great. :thumbsup:
     
  8. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Wow,.....both look great!
    Thanks for the pics!
     
  9. Nicko

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  10. ronin.45

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    I like it!

    I know how you feel on the camera work. Mine is just a point n' shoot but I suck with it. Some of my pictures are a little fuzzy, others you can't even decipher what the subject is. I really need to practice.
     
  11. Chonny

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    Sweet gun. Crimson Trace 1911 grips are great.

    But... CTLG are not as cool as those Ivory grips which makes that a damn nice BBQ gun.
     
  12. the Brown looks great with those grips!
     
  13. Ruggles

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    Thanks again all! I really need to take/post more pics of the Brown, those Ivory grips are not done justice in that picture. I need a lighting set up to take pics with. I will look at getting one this weekend. Any suggestion on lighting needs?
     
  14. Get a cheap soft, portable, light box from a camera store. I had bought one that was about $40, and it came with numerous colored backdrops. Get two flood lights and two tripods. Depending on your background lighting, get the appropriate lamps to cancel out those background light. place each tripod at a 45-degree angle to the object, and use the softbox to defuse each light.