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North Texas Tiger
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Close to Ft Worth TX
Member since Mar 2004
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re: New 1911 owner

Got a Les Baer this summer and I have not stopped smiling since.


DrTyger
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Lake Charles
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re: New 1911 owner
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Les Baer



North Texas Tiger
LSU Fan
Close to Ft Worth TX
Member since Mar 2004
4665 posts

re: New 1911 owner


I love that damn gun... I am a 1911 guy and I couldn't believe the build quality in that damn weapon


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Tom288
Florida Fan
Member since Apr 2009
18476 posts
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re: New 1911 owner
Congrats on the purchase, but you've also created a potentially huge pain in the arse for yourself.

1911s are like Pringles, you just can't stop.


bgoodwin
Auburn Fan
Eva, Al
Member since Sep 2011
263 posts

re: New 1911 owner
Yeah...all I need now is a Commander and a Mustang.
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Uncle JackD
LA-Lafayette Fan
Baws & beltbuckles
Member since Nov 2007
48118 posts

re: New 1911 owner
Great looking gun. Once this craziness dies down, I, gonna start my 1911 hunt.


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TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill
Member since Sep 2008
3069 posts

re: New 1911 owner
bgoodwin,
You made an excellent choice, both w/ the gun itself and the maker. I'm sure you'll have countless hours of shooting w/ the gun! Let us know how she shoots.


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TigerOnThe Hill
Springhill
Member since Sep 2008
3069 posts

re: New 1911 owner
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is the citadel 1911 worth a damn?

JAB,
Although I don't claim to be KR, I'll share w/ you my experiences w/ my Citadel. I've had Concealed Carry model (built on an Officer's frame w/ a 3.5" barrel) for about 1 1/2 years. Citadels are made by Armscor, the same company that makes RIA's. I've been very pleased w/ my Citadel. It's had about 300 rounds through. I bought the Citadel instead of the RIA because it had a number of enhancements (lowered ejection port, target hammer/trigger, extended beavertail, extended thumb safety/slide stop lever, and Novak type sights. The main thing I don't like about the Citadel (and RIA's, as well) is their Parkerized finish. Their websites describe it a Parkerized or "matte", but it's Parkerized. OTOH, my American Classic Commander (also made in The Philippines, albeit from a different company) has a nice, deep blue finish. It's been reliable. The trigger is fairly crisp, but not as nice as my Commander. I've read a lot complaints on the 'net about the factory mags (RIA, Citadel and A/C mags are all made by Mec-Gar), but mine have run ok. I've bought a bunch of Chip McCormick Shooting Star mags anyway.


KingRanch
LSU Fan
The Ranch
Member since Mar 2012
58959 posts

re: New 1911 owner
I agree with citadel being well made, the only knock I've heard is the factory mag problem. But like I said, if I'm buying a Philippian made 1911 I'm getting a Metro Arms American Classic. It's a Colt in Metro Arms clothing. They bought colts old factories machines included. They are being made on the same machines that manufactured Colts for years.


kywildcatfanone
Kentucky Fan
Wildcat Country!
Member since Oct 2012
23311 posts
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re: New 1911 owner
Nice looking gun....


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weagle99
Delaware Fan
Member since Nov 2011
16405 posts

re: New 1911 owner
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I've always had da/sa handguns, but wanted a 1911. Well,I picked up a new Ruger SR1911 a couple of weeks ago and couldn't be happier. Grip angle, sights, accuracy...it just fits.



Can I axe a question?

Why buy a new gun and then set it on an abrasive surface like a rock to take a picture? I bet if you look real close on your weapon you will now see some finish damage.

A piece of wood gives just as good a picture backdrop and won't damage the gun.


Big Data
Scotch Fan
Member since Nov 2007
2487 posts

re: New 1911 owner
It's from Google.


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bgoodwin
Auburn Fan
Eva, Al
Member since Sep 2011
263 posts

re: New 1911 owner
Yeah, that pic was pulled off the web.
Here's my take: I have always admired the look and feel of the 1911, but it is a tool to defend my, or my family's well being. It will be shot, handled, show holster wear, get sweated on, and will probably be dropped on the ground. The mags will get scratched and pitted from being dumped while practicing.
I didn't buy on "pretty" (although it is), I bought for security.


bapple
LSU Fan
Capital City
Member since Oct 2010
8071 posts

re: New 1911 owner
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Yeah, that pic was pulled off the web.
Here's my take: I have always admired the look and feel of the 1911, but it is a tool to defend my, or my family's well being. It will be shot, handled, show holster wear, get sweated on, and will probably be dropped on the ground. The mags will get scratched and pitted from being dumped while practicing.
I didn't buy on "pretty" (although it is), I bought for security.


Translation: None of my guns are safe queens.

I have to agree. Every gun I buy will see 1000s of rounds. That's what it was made to do.

I've got an itching for the new SR1911 Commander. It's on my "must buy" list.

Image: http://www.ruger.com/products/sr1911/images/6702.jpg


Congrats on your new 45 and welcome to the 1911 club!


LouisianaChessie
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since May 2010
2449 posts

re: New 1911 owner
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KR

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Bapple

Damnit, y'all are gunna be the reason I'm broke. I'd love to get a commander for every now and then carrying.


bapple
LSU Fan
Capital City
Member since Oct 2010
8071 posts

re: New 1911 owner
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Damnit, y'all are gunna be the reason I'm broke


Just doing what I can...


KingRanch
LSU Fan
The Ranch
Member since Mar 2012
58959 posts

re: New 1911 owner
I will have that 4" Ruger


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LouisianaChessie
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since May 2010
2449 posts

re: New 1911 owner
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Just doing what I can



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I will have that 4" ruger

You may not be alone. I'd love for you to get if first so I can shoot it
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KingRanch
LSU Fan
The Ranch
Member since Mar 2012
58959 posts

re: New 1911 owner
You can shoot any of them if you provide the ammo right now



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weagle99
Delaware Fan
Member since Nov 2011
16405 posts

re: New 1911 owner
Just to be the Colt stickler on this board, I have to point out that Commanders are only made in West Hartford, CT. Ruger will have to call its gun something else...


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