Going to try a Rock Island.....

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  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,236 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Problem is the sights suck. Would end up costing more to put decent sights on it.

    Agreed
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,450 Senior Member
    twa wrote: »
    I remember you saying you really like yours, you are one of the enablers that made this happen! :beer:
    I do what I can :tooth:
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  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,236 Senior Member
    Well a little disappointed today......gun showed up at my FFL dealer, I was all pumped up. They shipped the wrong gun! :tissue:
    They sent the standard base model, called the dealer, he profusely apologized and will ship the correct gun out tomorrow and issue a call tag for the wrong one. Lucky my FFL dealer is a great guy and is not going to charge anything either, just have to wait a few more days now. :angry:
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,052 Senior Member
    That's right, you need one for the rock and one for the island.
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  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,236 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Dude. It's a sign. You were supposed to buy two. :tooth:

    One of those all dolled up 10mm long slides would be nice. Will see how this one goes first.
  • samzheresamzhere Banned Posts: 10,923 Senior Member
    I was hoping you were going to say .22 TCM. Something about that gun intrigues me. I don't yet have a 1911. But when I do, it might very well be in 9mm.

    I'm biased in this hunt, since I'm a lifelong .45 fan, but imo, a first 1911 should be .45acp, then branching out for a Europorn 9mil would be the next thing on the list.

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  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,236 Senior Member
    Finally got the right gun today! :applause:
    First impressions:
    They shipped the gun in a BAG of lubricant, no worries about corrosion when you get a new one, holy crap I had to degrease the whole gun and lube it up correctly, it was literally dripping in lubricant when I took it out of the case.
    While I don't have any rounds through it yet, all I can say is WOW I am EXTREMELY IMPRESSED with this gun.
    This is the smoothest NEW 1911 I have ever felt, it's action is like soft butter, I would expect this on a high dollar custom gun but not a $400 gun. The high vis sights are impressive and while I thought I might not like the grips, just holding it feels right, I have never a gun with grips this aggressive but with the thumb notch they just feel good. (that may change once I shoot it??) Trigger seems excellent, the gun is just tight, but still smooth as glass. Oh and it doesn't have a "billboard" across the gun, it is just a damn fine looking gun.
    Looking forward to giving you all a range report soon, if it shoots anything like it feels, there will be a bunch of rounds going through this gun and 10MM long slide may not be far behind.
  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 19,450 Senior Member
    Well, grips are a subjective thing. Glad you like it :up:
    Hope you like it even more after shooting it :beer:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    I'd be tempted to get one of those, ream the barrel from 9mm to .38 Super, and swap mags for .38 Super. From what I understand, that's what it takes to change it from 9mm to .38 Super.

    Ooooooooooooooooooor..... fit a .38 Super barrel, get .38 Super mags, and have a convertible 9mm to .38 Super.

    Nice score.

    Oooooor ream it out to 357 Sig. Get a 40 barrel and ream it out 400Cor Bon then the 22 tcm to round out the bottleneck selection.
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    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
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