Finally Got My First 1911
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  1. #1
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    Dec 2012

    Finally Got My First 1911

    Picked up a Colt Government Model today. I've been a 1911 fanatic for about my whole life. It's the first handgun I ever Grandfather's WWII issue Colt to be specific. I'm still bitter that I didn't get it when he passed, but that's not the point. I was between the Colt Government, a Sig 1911 and S&W 1911. I decided to go with the Colt for 4 reasons:

    1. Sentimental reasons
    2. My buddy has one and I love shooting it
    3. It was the cheapest of the 3
    4. It seemed to be the tightest and had the best trigger pull of the 3 I held

    I can't wait to go shoot it. Here are some pics

    Nothing like opening a box to a brand new 1911

    And for the obligatory family pic. Colt Government, FNH FNX 45, SA XD 45C, and my little S&W M&P 9C on the bottom

    I'm very happy to be a 1911 owner. I'm already looking at adding a SA 1911 to the collection...can't have just one, right?

    By the way, I do have a question, however. I was looking at some Tritium sights to possibly put on the 1911 if I wanted to "modernize" it a bit more...also would be better for carry if I choose to. How tough is it to replace the stake style front sight? Is it something I could do or is it something a gunsmith would have to do?

  2. #2
    rex is offline
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    Jan 2012
    Congrats.I'd let a smith do the front,and one that has done them.You can buy the tools to do it yourself,but if you don't do it right it'll dissappear on you one day.

  3. #3
    Junior Member
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    Dec 2012
    Congrats! This is on my short list of guns to buy! I have been wanting one for a while now. Enjoy!

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  5. #4
    Junior Member
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    Sep 2012
    congrats, nice looking piece.

  6. #5
    Junior Member
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    Jan 2007
    North Texas
    You made a good choice and will never be sorry. Yes, in most states, other than NY, it is illegal to own just one 1911.

    My first 1911 was a Colt LW Commander in 9mm. That was 52 years ago. Have not been without one since.

  7. #6
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    Nov 2009
    great gun, I never had a single failure with my colt government,

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