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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by okie, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. okie

    okie GT Mayor

    Oct 28, 2001
    Muskogee Ok.
    When did you first shoot a first 1911? I shot the first time in 1999 I believe, my friend Frank brought his to the range and he handed me his SA loaded and a full mag, and said give this a try. That one mag is all it took and I was hopelessly in love with the 1911, and I knew it was the pistol for me:hearts:
  2. jrs93accord


    Jul 10, 2005
    Pensacola, FL
    The first time I shot a .45 auto was when I bought a Llama .45 in 1986.

  3. Aiden


    Apr 27, 2010
    Illinois 61550
    First 1911 I shot was my first gun, a Kimber Team Match II. I picked it up from my FFL a couple days after getting my FOID, and took it to the range the next weekend (May 15th, 2010).
  4. Magus

    Magus Deo Vindice

    Jan 24, 2009
    The first 1911 I shot was the first one I owned back somewhere around 1995 I believe. It was a Colt Govt. S80 Enhanced. This was the period when Colt first started making the more tricked out 1911's. I remember it being a tad unique because the top of the slide was flat and not rounded like most 1911's.

    Was a good gun, wish I still had it. Stupidly traded it a very long time ago. Sad thing is after all these years I can still remember its serial number off the top of my head. Maybe I'll find her again one day at a gun!

    Mine looked pretty much like the one in this pic except it had the black plastic trigger.

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  5. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    A buddy of mine had one pretty much like this. I probably shot it in '88 or '89. Another buddy of mine bought a Colt Glod Cup Delta Elite in stailess around that time and that when I fell in love with the 10mm. :cool: I bought a Norinco 1911 in late '89 or early '90 and that was my first .45 and first 1911.
  6. kbm54

    kbm54 GTDS Lifetime Member

    Mar 18, 2010
    Okie, I still haven't got to shoot the first 1911.:whistling: Is it still shooting nice and straight? That gun must be worth a ton now. Hope you had fun.
  7. Whiskey Six

    Whiskey Six Marine 0369 Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2007
    My first was in 1985 at Marine Corps bootcamp. We lined up and fired one mag into the berm. This was a "fam fire" (familiarization).
  8. okie

    okie GT Mayor

    Oct 28, 2001
    Muskogee Ok.
    I see what you did there, my friend:tongueout::rofl:
  9. ctfireman


    Feb 13, 2010
    Bridgeport, CT
    I fell in love with the look of them & bought one before i ever shot one. My loaded springfield in stainless. Now i have 3 with more to come.
  10. FullClip

    FullClip NRA Benefactor CLM

    The first .45ACP shot I had was in October 1976...Navy Boot Camp. Think we got 3 rounds each to try out the pistol. Had never handled a semi-auto before, but had lots of time with my fathers .22 and .38 and .41 Mag revolvers (and had already had revolver predjudices ingrained in me by Dad). Then about a year later when qualifying for "top-side watch" on Subs. Again, wasn't impressed as I could always do better with a revolver.

    Took me about 20 years, several variations of S&W revolvers, a few 'Wonder-Nine" autos,so popular in the late 80s and early 90s before I tried another 1911 again. Now I'm hooked. :supergrin:
  11. watarski


    Feb 18, 2008
    NW FL
    First 1911 I shot was in the summer of 2007. Dad and I were headed to a race at Talladega and stopped off at a low-key outdoor range on the way to shoot my new Sig P220ST in .40. A retired LEO working the range walked up and we started talking Sigs. He eventually handed me his 1911 to shoot...of course I was hesitant - .45 was in my head as a recoil monster. Shot it 3 times and it was all over. No longer have that Sig-
  12. deadite

    deadite Groovy.

    This one:


    My mentor asked me to clean this up for him. I didn't know what I was holding, so I searched for a schematic for it on the interweb. Eventually, he asked me to make it disappear. I asked to buy it from him. He then gave it to me. Shot it at the range and realized that it was the coolest gun ever.

  13. glock2619

    glock2619 Work in Progres

    Jan 18, 2006
    Rapid City, SD
    Growing up shooting, we had several friends who were gun-nuts more than we were. I remember one of those friends showed up grinning ear to ear with what he told us was his brand new Colt Delta Elite. I didn't know much about 1911's and even less about 10mm at that time, but I knew it was probably the coolest gun I had ever fired up to that point. Ran a magazine through it. Heck, I don't know, I might have been 10 or 12. I remember at that time thinking that it "kicked a lot", but that I loved every minute of it.

    Wiki says it was designed in '87, so that would have made me right in there around 10. I didn't fire another 1911 until college. But, that Delta always made an impression on me.
  14. rsxr22


    Feb 25, 2009
    Youngstown, OH
    My first time was an old colt and i did not like it. I loved "tacticool" black guns and didnt want anything to do with a 1911. I grew to appreciate the history for what it was, and the appreciation grew into love. Now I dont really like plastic guns besides a few glocks i have left. Now its mostly Sigs, CZ's, P7 variants, and 1911's
  15. I grew up as a Marine Corps brat.

    I first shot this one when I was 7. The pistol was 51 at that time.

    Colt USGI 1911
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  16. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Mivonks, MI
    I have shot them all my life practically.
    My Dad started me shooting around 5 years of age or so.
    I could field strip one by 10.
  17. OSSI

    OSSI Litter Kitty CLM

    Mar 17, 2004
    Tasmania, Australia
    When I bought it.
    3. Feb 2006 :)

  18. Trey83


    Feb 28, 2010
    About a month ago. :)

  19. IANative


    Oct 9, 2006
    1989. US Navy. Qualified with it, carried it on duty, was still the issue sidearm in the surface Navy, along with the M14 and Mossberg 500.