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My first 1911

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Yes, its my first 1911. No, it isn't a Fisher Price. ;)

I purchased a Springfield 1911 in their blackened stainless steel finish. It looks very nice, matte black on the top, bottom, and front with a sort of "smokey mirror" finish on the sides. It came with adjustable night sights, mag well, ambi safety, front and rear slide serrations, adjustable trigger, and a host of other little "custom" goodies. At $750, I couldn't say no.

In addition, I installed the Crimson Trace laser grips, the rubber ones that wrap around the front of the handle. I can't say enough about how nice these grips are and how handy the laser is. The laser helps at the range, as you can see when in the trigger pull you twitch, etc. It also makes it much easier to engage multiple targets quickly, especially if you are moving. Using S&B 230 grain and a varmint rest (I don't own a pistol rest) I was able to get 1" groups at 53' feet while fine tuning the laser.

The pistol had to FTF in the first 60 rounds and has had no problems since, with 290 rounds through it now. It feeds hardball, SXTs, and Hydra-Shocks with no problems either with the 2 7-rounders that came with it or the 8-rounder Wilson Combat I purchased.

I've wanted a 1911 for awhile, and finally had the money to get a nice one. I figured I'd be dissapointed with a bargain basement model. I'm glad I held out.
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Congrat's DocWagen. I too own a Springfield loaded 1911. Mine is parkarized has fixed novack tritium sights and all the goodies. I took and take a lot of slack from my friends, they seem to like the newer stuff. They shoot H&k, Glock and Ruger .45's. I even own a Glock 22, but when I did my informal research and held the 1911, I said the hell with what my friends say and bought it. I have never looked back and I love shooting the 1911. I feel that is the gun I was born to shoot. I like and have other guns, but the 1911 is for me.

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