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Also an update on the 10mm Kimber Stainless Target II that I posted above...

A member over on the S&W Forums had some Kimber barrels for sale...I bought his .38 Super and .40 S&W barrels... Both dropped right in and ran like a top... So with the .22 Conversion Unit it is a multi-caliber unit...

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All my 1911's are .45 Auto'S or ACP. The green one is a Colt,the other two are a SA and a RIA.
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So, I have a question for you 1911 guys. I love 1911s. But, do you carry one concealed? And if yes, why do you carry one?
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I often carry a concealed 1911 and have done so for many, many years. To included lengthy military stints downrange where I wore the gun across long days, 365 days per year.

The 1911 is actually easy to conceal due to it's slim lines. As with all service sized pistols, the hardest part to conceal is the butt... not the muzzle. But that applies to all handguns. A 1911 is a hell of a lot easier to conceal and wear than a Beretta M9 (something I carried CCW in the Balkans for long periods of time). With a good belt and holster, the 1911 design just melts into your profile and is no more detectable than any other large or mid-sized handgun.

Why do I carry it? Because I shoot it well. Because it fits my hand better than any other handgun on the planet. Because it has a superb trigger, delivers a fast and accurate first shot, and is reliable under all conditions. But mainly because I've got about 40 years of personal and professional experience with the gun. That's a lot of muscle memory and practice. The gun comes to hand like an old friend and I don't have to think my way through employing it. It just does what I want... effortlessly. Anything I need to do with the gun is almost intuitive. That counts for a lot in my book.

I've worn a full-sized Government Model for many years under all kinds of dress. Military uniforms, suit & tie, business casual, athletic wear, jeans, shorts, etc. There's nothing especially difficult about concealing large framed guns if you choose quality gear to carry them. The 1911 conceals better than most similarly sized weapons. I've only rarely gone with Commander sized examples. I prefer the longer sight radius and balance of the 5" models.

It's not the gun for everyone, but it's definitely a top choice for me. I don't mind the weight and I can live with the lesser magazine capacity (in comparison to my more difficult to conceal yet lighter and higher capacity G21SF). My only other non-1911 large .45s are that Glock and a SIG 220 Carry.
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The 1911 is actually easy to conceal due to it's slim lines. As with all service sized pistols, the hardest part to conceal is the butt... not the muzzle.
Yeah, I don't understand why all these sub compacts and compacts have such shortened barrels. The barrels don't need shortened as much as they are for concealment
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Appendix IWB carry is all the rage these days. So are love handles and Dunlop's Disease.

People like shorter barrels/slides that don't poke when they bend over or are seated.

I can carry a bigger gun just behind the hip. So I do.
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So, what goes around, comes around... find myself back in the 1911 world, lol.

This is a little gem, fit and finish are superb. Can't wait to get it out to the range:



Have to do something with all that 45ACP!
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Just found a great solution to hide my 1911 around the house. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...4639740&type=3
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http://www.hvtvmounts.com/shop/m9-pi...motorized.html
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Did an 80% build:

https://www.stealtharms.net/1911-phantom-jig.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eA4EgT2ldnA
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Hard to believe but I spent a couple of years without a 1911.
My gunsmith took pity on me and ordered in a Foster frame.
A little careful internet searching and a few missing parts later and I have a working 1911 again.

We'll say it's under finished right now, the slide and frame being bare metal compared to the GI parts.

How does it shoot?
Well considering that a mistake was made when I ordered the barrel, turns out it was a welded up new GI barrel and had to be fit.
Like a target gun.

Best mistake I've made yet.
Now just have to decide if I want the GI grip safety or the beaver tail.

And what finish, I'm really looking at a nice dark parkerizing as compared to some wonder finish. A nice blue job may be called for the way it shoots.
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Another update on the 10mm Kimber Stainless Target II project...

Found a gunsmith who just happened to be swapping out a 9mm barrel from a STII 9mm to a Match 9mm. I asked if his client didn't want the original barrel I would buy it...and so another caliber was added to the slide...

Then over on eBay someone had a STII .45 "parts kit"...everything but the frame...for sale and I bought it.

In looking at it the only reason that the .45 slide would would not go on the 10mm slide was the 10mm ejector that is pinned to the slide was a couple of thousandths too tall. Called the smith who made my carry gun and asked that instead of having to change out the ejector could the ejector channel in the .45 slide be deepened to clear the 10mm ejector..."absolutely"... So I had a local gunsmith deepen the channel and install flat bottom firing pin stops in the 10mm and .45 slide...everything runs like a top...

So now with just a change of barrels, magazines and springs the gun will run:
.22 Long Rifle
9mm
9x23 Winchester
9mm Largo
.38 Super
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.45 ACP
.45 Super

A friend also had a 7.62x25 Conversion Unit but when he looked he had already sold it...I will pick one up eventually as I have tons of ammo and hate shooting the Tok and CZ52 that I have...

And one last barrel one day...a .357 SIG...

That will complete things...I think...

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I know it's not actually 1911, but I just got a Star BM.

I'm having an issue where the slide locks back after each shot. I can't tell if it's the ammo I'm shooting or if it's the magazine.
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This is mine. I hope little 1911's count. This one is the Kimber Micro 9 with the Crimson Trace laser grips (with missing screws).
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This is the last one I got, but not the last one I'm gonna get......

Ruger SR1911 Commander Custom Grips.

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I just received the nicest firearm I own. I had it made to commemorate my son's birth and will pass it down to him one day. All the work was done by the finest gunsmith I know. I felt silly spending more on this than several cars I have owned in the past but this thing is a type of nice that is rarely encountered. The pictures don't do it justice since much of the work is internal like hand fitting a barrel to such tolerances that you can't see daylight anywhere it touches the frame. It started life as a Colt Comp 70 but I have nearly five times the cost of the base gun in parts and labor. (FYI the green stripe is my sweet Photoshop skills covering up the serial number, the lower is a sort of olive drab green though)

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Just finished my project 1911. I bought it awhile a go to do some gunsmithing on. It started it's life as a bone stock RIA 1911 GI.
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