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Re: 1911 Talk, What you have and what you like. [Re: Thunderstrike44] #14572188 02/14/20
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My first. Built from gun show parts 1980's Oregon. Spent countless weekends in "The Burn" clanging the gongs. This gun just points right. To me, my EDC Springfield XD .45 4" points very similarly.

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Re: 1911 Talk, What you have and what you like. [Re: RGK] #14572232 02/14/20
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Beautiful shooting RGK.


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Re: 1911 Talk, What you have and what you like. [Re: gunzo] #14572379 02/14/20
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Originally Posted by gunzo
RGK,

Obviously a well built bullseye gun with an accomplished shooter behind it.

The load that was fired from the RR wouldn't put me in your category, but would still like to know it.


185 grain jacketed SWC Federal factory mid-range match...Federal "Gold Medal" stuff. I still have some stashed from my Army pistol team days. Atlanta Arms also makes awesome ammo. Their 115 grain jacketed 9mm ball is the round the Army team uses in their accurized M9 Berettas. The Atlanta Arms 185 grain match load for the .45 is also very good.
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Re: 1911 Talk, What you have and what you like. [Re: RGK] #14572487 02/14/20
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RGK, Was the Ransom Rest aiming point adjusted between shots?


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Re: 1911 Talk, What you have and what you like. [Re: RGK] #14573085 02/14/20
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Originally Posted by RGK
Originally Posted by gunzo
RGK,

Obviously a well built bullseye gun with an accomplished shooter behind it.

The load that was fired from the RR wouldn't put me in your category, but would still like to know it.


185 grain jacketed SWC Federal factory mid-range match...Federal "Gold Medal" stuff. I still have some stashed from my Army pistol team days. Atlanta Arms also makes awesome ammo. Their 115 grain jacketed 9mm ball is the round the Army team uses in their accurized M9 Berettas. The Atlanta Arms 185 grain match load for the .45 is also very good.
Bob


That's an accurate hard-ball gun with your softball loads; how does it do from the Ransom with hardball ammo?

MM

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Re: 1911 Talk, What you have and what you like. [Re: RGK] #14573138 02/14/20
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Originally Posted by RGK
Current fave...until the next one comes along.
Bob

50 yards, 10 shots, Ransom Rest.
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Outstanding!
But wait - I thought everyone was shooting a $2,500 worked-over Beretta 92FS in Service Pistol these days, no?

Re: 1911 Talk, What you have and what you like. [Re: Thunderstrike44] #14573330 02/14/20
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I have 2 Austrian High Points. A 3 Gen and 4 Gen. One a 9" 45 super and one 5" 50 GI. A 5" Springfield, 4" Kimber carry gun, and S&W Performance Center 3" carry gun. The 5" Springfield Armory gun was carried for years and wore out a barrel and trigger group on IDPA practice and two years of competing. No, I'm not a match winner. But I hope to hold my own if confronted with a deadly force need. I like 45's and am looking to make a PDW in an AR and perhaps a bolt gun for suppressed fun. We used the Block in 40 for the last ten years or so on transportation at my corrections job. I guess it is too much to expect to get affordable training in the 1911 45 ACP for duty. So much for the state of Misery. The 1911 lives on for lots of us. It is as relative today as it was in 1911. God Bless John Browning. Please forgive me for owning two Austrian High Points. I forgot the SIG P-220-1 in my right pocket now. Thanks to the Duluth Trading Co firehose pants I can carry the Canon as the wife calls it in my pocket. Be Well, Rustyzipper.

Re: 1911 Talk, What you have and what you like. [Re: Thunderstrike44] #14573355 02/14/20
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I guess a 45 LC in a Bond Arms Derringer wouldn't count? Even if in the other pocket? I WOULD invite a new or used 7" longslide to live with me and get shot a lot as well as carried some. Anyone that would sell theirs to me??? Be Well, Rustyzipper.

Re: 1911 Talk, What you have and what you like. [Re: JOG] #14574262 02/14/20
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Originally Posted by JOG
RGK, Was the Ransom Rest aiming point adjusted between shots?


I don't know. My bud, Justin McMillan, is the Ransom Rest wiz. I'm not allowed to touch anything when we're setting up or using it. Justin was an AMU gunsmith for several years and has a lot of machine rest experience. I'll ask him this weekend.
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Re: 1911 Talk, What you have and what you like. [Re: MontanaMan] #14574272 02/14/20
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Originally Posted by MontanaMan
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Originally Posted by gunzo
RGK,

Obviously a well built bullseye gun with an accomplished shooter behind it.

The load that was fired from the RR wouldn't put me in your category, but would still like to know it.


185 grain jacketed SWC Federal factory mid-range match...Federal "Gold Medal" stuff. I still have some stashed from my Army pistol team days. Atlanta Arms also makes awesome ammo. Their 115 grain jacketed 9mm ball is the round the Army team uses in their accurized M9 Berettas. The Atlanta Arms 185 grain match load for the .45 is also very good.
Bob


That's an accurate hard-ball gun with your softball loads; how does it do from the Ransom with hardball ammo?

MM


Not as good...but close. Best we're getting with Federal commercial 230 grain match ball is 2-2.5". GI match ball is usually under 3", if it's a good lot (IMI LOTS 007 or 008).

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Re: 1911 Talk, What you have and what you like. [Re: Triggernosis] #14574280 02/14/20
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Originally Posted by Triggernosis
Originally Posted by RGK
Current fave...until the next one comes along.
Bob

50 yards, 10 shots, Ransom Rest.
[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]

[Linked Image from i.imgur.com]


Outstanding!
But wait - I thought everyone was shooting a $2,500 worked-over Beretta 92FS in Service Pistol these days, no?


The guys that want to win do. The Beretta M9 now holds all the service pistol records at Camp Perry. M9 winning scores are about 10 points higher than a .45 on the President's Hundred. Hard to beat that.
Bob

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Originally Posted by RGK
Originally Posted by gunzo
RGK,

Obviously a well built bullseye gun with an accomplished shooter behind it.

The load that was fired from the RR wouldn't put me in your category, but would still like to know it.


185 grain jacketed SWC Federal factory mid-range match...Federal "Gold Medal" stuff. I still have some stashed from my Army pistol team days. Atlanta Arms also makes awesome ammo. Their 115 grain jacketed 9mm ball is the round the Army team uses in their accurized M9 Berettas. The Atlanta Arms 185 grain match load for the .45 is also very good.
Bob


I had a sneaking feeling it might be Federal match. It usually stood with the best. Hoping, just hoping you might say 200 LSWC over 231 or the like, but I understand. I have a Ransom rest & a reloader, but the Federal was always hard to beat.
Thank you for the reply.

Re: 1911 Talk, What you have and what you like. [Re: RGK] #14574682 02/14/20
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Originally Posted by RGK
Originally Posted by MontanaMan
Originally Posted by RGK


185 grain jacketed SWC Federal factory mid-range match...Federal "Gold Medal" stuff. I still have some stashed from my Army pistol team days. Atlanta Arms also makes awesome ammo. Their 115 grain jacketed 9mm ball is the round the Army team uses in their accurized M9 Berettas. The Atlanta Arms 185 grain match load for the .45 is also very good.
Bob


That's an accurate hard-ball gun with your softball loads; how does it do from the Ransom with hardball ammo?

MM


Not as good...but close. Best we're getting with Federal commercial 230 grain match ball is 2-2.5". GI match ball is usually under 3", if it's a good lot (IMI LOTS 007 or 008).


That's about typical for HB vs SB, but that's still excellent with the ball.............beautiful gun.

MM

Re: 1911 Talk, What you have and what you like. [Re: Thunderstrike44] #14575865 02/15/20
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I have a few of them; my favorites tend to be the Les Baers, and Colts, but I have others that I like. Just finished tuning a Kimber 10mm, which had issues. It's very accurate but was choking regularly when I got it. The ramped barrel is desirable for heavy 10mm loads. A few days ago I got it running successfully; still testing but looking forward to shooting it. I like the 10mm, and at some point I'll add a Wilson or Baer so chambered.

One of my gripes about modern 1911's is that some makers cut corners by bead blasting the whole gun, without masking precision surfaces. The breech face, slide rails, feed ramps, extractor hook, etc. should be left smooth as machined.

Some of the lower cost 1911's work well. I have a RIA in the .22TCM/9mm combos, and it works well. The .22 TCM had extraction issues, which I eventually fixed, and the 9mm barrel is excellent, no problems at all.

I've worked with several chamberings - .22 TCM, 9x19, .38 ACP/Super, 9x23, .40 S&W, 10MM, .400 Cor-Bon, and .45 ACP. It's a fun pistol for experimenters, and serious shooters. Still not obsolete after 109 years smile

I've never owned a "BBQ gun". Might have to change that someday - maybe a Caspian with Damascus slide and mammoth ivory grips grin


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Re: 1911 Talk, What you have and what you like. [Re: tex_n_cal] #14575978 02/15/20
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Originally Posted by tex_n_cal
Just finished tuning a Kimber 10mm, which had issues. It's very accurate but was choking regularly when I got it. The ramped barrel is desirable for heavy 10mm loads. A few days ago I got it running successfully; still testing but looking forward to shooting it. I like the 10mm, and at some point I'll add a Wilson or Baer so chambered.


My sentiments are the same. Have a Kimber Custom Match II and it FTF out of the box. Laughable bad quality control. The good thing was I bought with the plan on taking it to Luke Volkmann to customize. $1000+ later it's my goto woods gun. Smooth, reliable, accurate, comfortable. I have a Dan Wesson Commander in 10mm and it's just as accurate as the customized Kimber. But, the DW came with a match barrel that's so tight that after one magazine the chamber is fouled enough the that slide won't go into full battery because the round gets hung up on the ever-so-slight fouling. The chamber is a solid 0.002" tighter than my other 10mm barrels. I can't figure out for the life of me, why Dan Wesson put such a tight match barrel on a fix sighted commander sized 10mm??? Like WTF were they thinking? Was I supposed to use a 10mm fixed sighted commander to shoot Camp Perry bullseye? Luke is fixing that for me too. Volkmann is adding 10mm original 1911's to his offering this year. 100% custom 10mm's, frame, barrel, slide, all of it. So like you, I'm seriously considering a real high-end custom 10mm to the holster this year.

Re: 1911 Talk, What you have and what you like. [Re: Thunderstrike44] #14576402 02/15/20
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If anyone is looking for a Kimber Rimfire Target in Black, one just came up for sale with a buy now of less than $500 on GunBroker. I have one and it is an excellent shooter and has been one hundred percent reliable. They stopped making these several years ago and I have not seen a lot for sale.


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Re: 1911 Talk, What you have and what you like. [Re: Mountain10mm] #14576871 02/15/20
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Originally Posted by Mountain10mm
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Just finished tuning a Kimber 10mm, which had issues. It's very accurate but was choking regularly when I got it. The ramped barrel is desirable for heavy 10mm loads. A few days ago I got it running successfully; still testing but looking forward to shooting it. I like the 10mm, and at some point I'll add a Wilson or Baer so chambered.


My sentiments are the same. Have a Kimber Custom Match II and it FTF out of the box. Laughable bad quality control. The good thing was I bought with the plan on taking it to Luke Volkmann to customize. $1000+ later it's my goto woods gun. Smooth, reliable, accurate, comfortable. I have a Dan Wesson Commander in 10mm and it's just as accurate as the customized Kimber. But, the DW came with a match barrel that's so tight that after one magazine the chamber is fouled enough the that slide won't go into full battery because the round gets hung up on the ever-so-slight fouling. The chamber is a solid 0.002" tighter than my other 10mm barrels. I can't figure out for the life of me, why Dan Wesson put such a tight match barrel on a fix sighted commander sized 10mm??? Like WTF were they thinking? Was I supposed to use a 10mm fixed sighted commander to shoot Camp Perry bullseye? Luke is fixing that for me too. Volkmann is adding 10mm original 1911's to his offering this year. 100% custom 10mm's, frame, barrel, slide, all of it. So like you, I'm seriously considering a real high-end custom 10mm to the holster this year.


I'd not heard of Valkmann before, so I looked up his website...he certainly makes some pretty delicious pistols smile


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