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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by 45caldan, Aug 22, 2019.
Good enough. Thank you.
Just picked up this cause the price was right and thought the GF might like it for HD.
High thumbs forward grip = no deactivating the GS!
So you kept doing the same thing and didn't get a different result.
There are several .380s and small 9mms that look like a 1911 at a distance but have solid backstraps. They have other things in common with the Spanish Star, too.
But have you let your girlfriend try "her" gun?
And as to "price was right" it has been said, by Mark Twain, maybe, "A bargain is something you don't need at a price you can't resist."
When the price is right if I decide to sell it then I won’t get beat up too badly.
I plan to take her to the range this weekend.
She liked that she can easily rack the slide. She isn’t wild about having a manual safety.
She does think it’s cute....
MY pocket carry is a Kimber Micro (Mustang copy).
I started shooting 1911s more than 30 years ago. Up until the last few years I never had a problem with the GS because I was crossing my thumbs DA revolver style.
I can shoot Better with the thumbs forward technique but it leads to me not always disengaging the GS...
I do want to try a lowered thumb safety. I believe that may do it.
The new, newer, newest Dan Wesson DWX may be what you are looking for.
It is part 1911, part CZ, with no grip safety. Much less expensive than Wilson.
Ya I like that!
1911 and CZ mutt sounds great to me!
Like to see a Commander/Compact sized on as well.
I deactivated the gs on the AMT hardballer I had. Drilled/threaded a hole in the corner of the ms housing. Used a set screw to hold it in
Read the promo, there is a Compact in the works.
Tha is a very good point.
Was not aware of this. Very cool.
We did it in the old days............
My 1911, I've carried it since before the turn of the century,
maybe the last 50 years pinned down.
Shot over 1500 rounds in my Wilson EDC X9 at a recent Gunsite course. No issues and amazing accuracy out to 35 yards offhand. Used my Milt Sparks OWB holster that I got from Wilson for the entire course plus the Alumni shoot on the Saturday following the pistol course. No IWB holsters were allowed for the pistol course so just continued with the same outfit for Saturday.
Star BM. Not a 1911, but feels like a Commander.
Someone posted that the Wilson EDC X9 was not a 1911. He's correct. In conversation with one of the Gunsmiths at Wilson he said it was a cross between a 1911 and a Glock. Can't really argue with the man that assemblies the gun. Well, I guess you can, but not with any validity.
Got one on the way
Like you, I'm old school and carried a 1911 for many years. But I've never seen the need to pin back the grip safety and I aways figured that it was because of the way I grip the gun.
I learned to shoot a 1911 before the "Thumbs Forward" grip became the latest rage and I still grip the gun thumbs down and I don't obsess about choking up on the grip trying to get the highest grip possible and that's probably why I've never gotten hammer bite either and never needed or liked an extended beavertail that can hook or snag on clothing. Never liked extended safeties either, that can get knocked off safe. For the most part I don't like any of the new "Enhancements" to 1911's, especially the stupid triggers with the 3 holes drilled in them.
All I need is a firm grip on the gun and I don't even have to think about not activating the grip safety.
That being said, I think that maybe the "Memory Bump" on a grip safety is a good idea for situations where maybe you can't get a firm grip on the gun.
I am a 100% with Borg Warner
I learned to shoot on my grandpa's Colt 1911 from WWI and my dad's Remington Rand 1911A1 in my youth. The only handguns in either of their homes.
When I joined the Marines and was assigned to the Military Police I was issued a Remington Rand 1911A1. Half the Marines in Boot Camp on 1911 familiarization range day finished with bloody hands.
I am a 1911 guy and retired lawman but in this century I EDC a Glock 19 Gen 3. Most people are better served with a Glock, a Beretta 92FS or a revolver than a 1911 pattern pistol.
Just in case you haven't seen
Railed and non railed available and Keith from DW said on the 1911forum that a black trigger option is available.
Takes 75 compact mags.
I'm already saving.