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Old 10-29-2016, 03:55 AM   #1
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Thanks to Shakyshoot for inspiring me to take the TRP for a spin.

Y'all may remember I got a pretty good deal on this pistol, and the seller threw in the "idiot mark" free of charge....haha
None the less, it shoots a whole lot better than I do.
I really like this pistol.
I did some slow fire at 7 and 15 yards and then speeded up at the 15.
I had some eight round and seven round mags. Some overall shots may be nine, eight or seven.....depending if I had a round in the chamber. I was shooting cheap 230 grain ball ammo.
Glad to see my camera and computer are talking again.
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Old 10-29-2016, 07:24 AM   #2
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That's some mighty fine shooting with a superb, classic 1911, Ridge. Now you got me going. Time to break out my Mil Spec and take it for a spin. It's all Shaky's fault.
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It's all Shaky's fault.
I can't make it to the range without my Range Officer these days, so if you follow my lead you'll be shooting a lot of 1911. I seem to be stuck on taking 2 .45's and a .22 with me lately. My 9mm ammo is piling up.

Nice job Ridgerunner. But no pic of gun. (Yes, I know you've shown it before)
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The attached images below the target pic opened for me. Well worth opening if you can on your computer. Beautiful 1911.
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Old 10-29-2016, 08:22 AM   #5
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The attached images below the target pic opened for me. Well worth opening if you can on your computer. Beautiful 1911.
Thanks--now I see it. Duh--I thought that was a duplicate of the thumbnail--only there's 2.
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That is pretty much as I like mine set up, except I prefer the normal grip safely tang and hammer spur. I don't have the ambi safety and I do like that. Mine is an old GI clunker I first shot over 50 years ago.

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They made a pistol with my initials on it. Nice.

Good shooting RR that's a fine looking 1911.
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That is pretty much as I like mine set up, except I prefer the normal grip safely tang and hammer spur. I don't have the ambi safety and I do like that. Mine is an old GI clunker I first shot over 50 years ago.

Me, too. Very much my preference in a 1911. Oh, I can live with high end frills on a 1911 - with the exception of the ambi safety which seems to always be in the way - but I prefer the most basic 1911, even if I do get hammer bite, every now and then. My SA Mil Spec has survived a couple of 1911 purges and, for me, that says a lot about the gun.
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They made a pistol with my initials on it. Nice.

Good shooting RR that's a fine looking 1911.
Does the color match your eyes?
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Me, too. Very much my preference in a 1911. Oh, I can live with high end frills on a 1911 - with the exception of the ambi safety which seems to always be in the way - but I prefer the most basic 1911, even if I do get hammer bite, every now and then. My SA Mil Spec has survived a couple of 1911 purges and, for me, that says a lot about the gun.
I like the ambi safety because I do more shooting with my left hand than my right. I am aware it increases the chances of something snagging it and putting the safety off but I don't normally carry a 1911 so it is not an issue. That is also why I don't bother with one on mine as it is not a "duty" gun for me, though I would be fine using it as such. I just prefer DA handguns and lean toward newer designs.As much as I love 1911s the Sig and Beretta 92 are just much more reliable and durable.
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I don't think I find any auto more fun to shoot, though. I do not get hammer bite from 1911s but I can cock and uncock much better with the standard tang and hammer spur. For years I used a 1911 as a home defence gun and kept it hammer down on a chambered round. I could automatically cock it as I picked it up with no time lost, and uncock it with one hand as well. I have trouble doing that with the new style tang and hammer.
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Does the color match your eyes?
But they forgot the gold plating.......
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Naw just my disposition.
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I don't think I find any auto more fun to shoot, though. I do not get hammer bite from 1911s but I can cock and uncock much better with the standard tang and hammer spur. For years I used a 1911 as a home defence gun and kept it hammer down on a chambered round. I could automatically cock it as I picked it up with no time lost, and uncock it with one hand as well. I have trouble doing that with the new style tang and hammer.
With a touch of arthritis that comes and goes, having to cock a hammer on a gun for self-defense is risky for me. That's why I carried a 1911 cocked and locked when I used them for a self-defense gun, but then I had the hassle of dealing with the safeties and racking the slide when the arthritis would flare up.

None of these issues with a DA revolver for me, so that's why the DA revolver is what I carry for all SD work. Oh, semi autos have been plenty reliable enough for me to trust them for SD work, but the operational simplicity off a DA revolver and its capability to handle heavy magnum loads is the perfect match for my needs.
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I like the flat and compact shape of the Kahr but would be just fine with a K frame S&W for protection. I have been thinking of switching to one when concealment is a little less critical. I don't want to go back to a J frame but a K frame would be fine.

Love the DA revolvers for all the reasons we mentioned. If I could only have one gun it would be a Mod 19 S&W .357 Magnum. I would especially favor the revolver if I lived where you do and had more concern about larger animals.
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I could certainly live with a K frame, too, for my self-defense needs. Like the 1911, a great classic gun.
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And you are a great classic lady, Ma'am.

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And you a gentleman, as always. Thank-you.
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And you a gentleman, as always. Thank-you.
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And you are a great classic lady, Ma'am.
Awwww......isn't that sweet.........
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