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Hey all. Some of you might remember a thread I made about looking at a used 1911. I got to thinking about it..and decided to maybe go new. Well...no one seemed to have the Springfield Loaded in Stainless in stock. It looked like a long wait. Then I got an email from Buds saying they had them in stock. So I figured...what the heck. Who knows what the future of gun costs/taxes is going to be...why not.

So I oreded. And a few days later I had this in my hands. Horrible pictures...Ill have to make some gun porn when I get a chance.

It needs to be cleaned...and SHOT...havent had it out yet.















A quick pick with one if its new brothers...I was too tired to bring the others out. Darn Phillies Parade wiped me out for the entire weekend.



I was going to go mil spec... but I was just gonig to modify it to loaded specs anyway.

Couple things on my list... Non-ILS main housing, stainless GI guide rod set up, single side thumb safety. Ide also like to figure out what I can do to clean up some of the sharp edges on this thing... Holy crap. The cocking serrations are sharp as razors, and the edges of the slide/frame are pretty dangerous too. If I run out of ammo, I could easily cut a vein with this thing. haha. Ive heard of folks stoning a slight chamfer on the edges...I think there is a term for it.

Anyway...enjoy! Cant wait to shoot this thing!!

J.
 

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Looks beautiful! Congratulations!!! Mind disclosing the price you paid?
 

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Very nice!
 

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Thanks guys. I must have spent a couple hours just holding it, looking at it, dry firing it... Its such a great looking pistol. I dont think Im going to change a thing appearance wise. I even like the factory grips. I might get another set alittle down the road, but mostly to preserve my factory ones. Especially if I start carrying it on occasion.

One other thing I can note. I find it a TON easier to get a comfortable, "proper" grip on the 1911 vs. my XD. And I think a lot of it has to do with thumb placement. Its easier for me to find a spot on the 1911 for my thumbs, without worrying about either preventing last shot slide open or causing pre-mature slide locking. Not sure why, or if that even makes sense. But I cant wait to shoot it to see how it feels.

As for price. Its listed on budsgunshop under the item number PX9151LP for $769 shipped. The price was pretty competitive especially with shipping included. Buds was AWESOME to work with, even with my first FFL dealer being a pain. Once my payment was in their hands, the gun was shipped. Two days later, it was at my range ready to pick up.

There is another option...the PX9151L which is the SAME pistol, just doesnt come with the holster or mag pouch. The case is also just plastic...no foam cut outs. Its cheaper...and thats what I wanted, but it wasnt in stock. So...now I have a holster and magpouch.

J.
 

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Man I wish you guys would quit posting all this gun porn!!! That is one SWEET 1911!!!
 

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Jealous. That is the gun I want. Problem is, the accountant thinks I have too many already.
 

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That is beautiful, Congrats on you new purchase.
 

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I have that same 1911, I love it. I've had a couple of changes made to mine, though. I removed the ambi safety, and added a standard GI style one. I've also replaced the grips with aluminum grips. Third, I had the front sight replaced with a red fiber optic sight. And fourth, I had a trigger job done on it.

I'm loving it, though, and it has pushed my G17 and my Sig P229 out of the way of being my primary carry and home defense gun.
 

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Red, once you use a properly-tuned 1911, there's just no going back to anything else. You can use other guns, but the 1911 will spoil you. I still carry a P229 if it's something that I'd have to leave in the car for a while, but if it's a gun that'll be concealed on me, the 1911 is always the first choice. I use a G17 for a production gun, but still... I'll always be hooked on the 1911.
 

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zulu45: Im def ditching the ambi safety. Not sure what im doing with grips. What alum grips do you have? Got a picture? Im used to the white three dot sights since my XD has the same set up. So Im not sure if Ill mess with them. But if I do, Ill probably go with a red fiber sight up front.

As for the trigger job. Im gonna give this a few hundred to smooth out. And then decide if I want to do work to the action. Its too early to tell what the trigger will setting into feeling like. Hopefully this week, or early next week Ill get to shoot her. I picked up a couple hundred rounds of WWB last night...$$$$$. Shock to the wallet for sure.

J.
 

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ghettocruiser: I found a good deal on some Hogue Extreme grips, just plain black aluminum. Simple, smooth, yet comfortable and functional. I don't have the best internet availability where I live, so unfortunately I don't have a picture uploaded, yet.

EDIT: I got a picture uploaded. The gun is a little bit dirty, though (holster marks that I haven't had time to clean). The way I figure it, though, that shows the gun has been used, a "mark of honor" if you will. Not the largest picture, but it's not too bad.



Concerning the trigger, though, don't wait on a good trigger job. Get it done early, so you'll have more practice with a good trigger.
 

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That looks good zulu! Im really torn about what range grips I want to use. Part of me wants to keep some sort of checkered wood grip on there. Part of me whats a smooth rosewood. Part of me likes those black alum grips... And yet another part whats to try a rubber wrap around Pach with finger grooves. So many choices. haha.

As for the trigger job. Ill definetly get some work done on it. But I want to "break it in" first. Just in case there is a problem with it or it needs to go back to SA for any reason. Plus I cant afford a trigger job just yet...it was hard enough getting ammo for the first trip for this thing. Stupid .45 is expensive!!!

J.
 
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