My first 1911

fordnut

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Congrads to joining the 1911 team. That is about all I have now...

I have not seen the one you bought...I guess they are brand new. Looks alot like my Rock River except yours has adjustable sights...

One thing I might want to tell you...You might have some small problems when you shoot the gun, at first...Just be patient...My Rock River was a pain till we got around 500 rounds thru it...now, it is trouble free and smooth...

Again...congrads...I know you will love it...

Steve
 

Schultz

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Wow I didn't know Bersa made a 1911, Learn something new every day i guess.

Congrats on joining us 1911 followers. ;) Just wait till you feel the first shot you'll be hooked. :mrgreen:
 

mcdaniel

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It is one of those situations where it is related to Bersa, but doesn't have the name on it anywhere. It is made under the marque "metroarms."

I'll try to post some pictures today.
 

Frost

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I use imageshack there are some instructions on the forums somewhere.
Nice looking pistola by the way.

 

mcdaniel

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Thanks Frost! I will get one of those accounts. I think it may be Flickr, seems like I can follow instructions explicitly and it won't post. Thanks Again.
 

Maddog

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Welcome to the world of real handguns......Saint John Brownings masterpiece will still be in production long after many of the current "must have" handguns have been regulated to the role of safe Queen.
I have 2 1911's and am on the look out for another.....maybe after my trip down to Columbia tomorrow I will have a new lady in the stable.
 

jonyrotten

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another welcome from jony as well. the 1911 is a work of art, and believe me, you will come to love it very quickly. just remember, it's designed for ball ammo, not sharp nosed HPs
 

Nframe

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One of my favorite platforms!! I have many, several are Les Baer Customs. Shoot them with good ole 230 gr ball ammo is the best way to get them smoothed in.

Good luck!
 

Hamman

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Nice Pistol. Try Powerballs for carry as others here have said it is designed for ball.
 
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Damn nice. I have three handguns I depend on for self defense. A 1911, a glock 23 and a CZ 52.

Mind if I ask how much it set ya back and who has those in stock?
 

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I recently acquired a Ruger PD89, which is Ruger's 1911. The P89, 09 etc.


I like it a lot. I still like my Glocks, bu tI have to agree there is something very nice about the design.

did you know that LLama also made a 1911?
 

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mcdaniel

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lafayette gregory said:
Damn nice. I have three handguns I depend on for self defense. A 1911, a glock 23 and a CZ 52.

Mind if I ask how much it set ya back and who has those in stock?

Thanks, I picked it up at Trader's. I paid right under 500, but that was with an extra mag and tax.

FWIW, They have always treated me extremely well. They are my go to shop.
 
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mcdaniel said:
lafayette gregory said:
Damn nice. I have three handguns I depend on for self defense. A 1911, a glock 23 and a CZ 52.

Mind if I ask how much it set ya back and who has those in stock?

Thanks, I picked it up at Trader's. I paid right under 500, but that was with an extra mag and tax.

FWIW, They have always treated me extremely well. They are my go to shop.
Good deal. I like the folks at traders also. I have gotton a few good deals from them. Was in there on friday and saw a henry .22 for 239.00 :shock: Almost bought it. But I found a Puma lever action .357 elsewhere for a good price. I think I will buy it today.
 

jonyrotten

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Pops said:
I recently acquired a Ruger PD89
i've got one almost identical to that, down to the hogue grip. i also have a P85 that i inherited from my dad. small world ain't it?
 

mcdaniel

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Well I hit the range again today. I shot about 350 rounds. 50 of those were through this 1911.

I had zero hiccups. I have heard about the break in on 1911's and expected some issues. I had none today.

This gun is accurate as all get out too.

I am loving this addition. After owning it for a bit and shooting 2 sessions with it, I think its the best gun I have dollar for dollar. I am glad I bought this gun, would buy it again, and really don't see the reason to splurge the extra money for range use (for me).

Now I want a carry 1911. This isn't going to be good.
 

jonyrotten

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mcdaniel said:
I have heard about the break in on 1911's and expected some issues.
that's old school. since everyone started building "custom shop" 1911s as standard, you don't have those problems anymore. out of the three 1911s i've broke in, i had 2 stovepipes out of 1500 rds, both on the same pistol in the first box of ammo. now that's out of the box reliability. :D
 
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