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Old September 16, 2012, 04:25 PM   #26
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Oh, also will the Ruger 22/45 allow to do use the standard 1911 grips? can you interchange them like other 1911's?
The Mark III's are available with replacable grip panels or the standard integral "grip"..... the MSRP for the replacable ones are like $40 more.

The older guns still in stock at your LGS are very inexpensive because they are trying to get rid of them-everybody wants the new ones. They don't offer stainless anymore either.... at least according to Ruger's site.....
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Old September 16, 2012, 09:25 PM   #27
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We (my wife and I) went to a gun show today and got to hold the ATI (both .22 and .45) as well as the CSG, Sig Saur (.22's), and even the Ruger 22/45's. All of those felt really good to me. Most of them felt too big to her.

The two favorite (not 1911's ) that she liked where the Sig Saur Mosquito, which I didn't mind in the 4.9" barrel (the 3.9 was just too small), and the Browning Buck Mark Camper. Both of those of course are .22's. Out of the two, I preferred the Mosquito, which I read they have higher calibers in the same format.

So, now I am stuck trying to figure out how to get two guns. Cause I really want one of the 1911's. <sigh> That probably won't happen right now, so I may have to put this on the back burner and get something we can compromise on at first.

Growing up, I shot a lot of different kinds of rifles and shotguns. My dad even had a very old Double Barrel .10 gauge. So in rifles I can pretty much know what to expect with recoil etc. (although, we had two different .12 guages and one kicked like a fracking mule, where the other was pretty tame) Like I said though we didn't do many hand guns and I haven't shot a .45 before, so I am a little concerned about recoil, especially where she is concerned. (she had never shot a gun until last week) I am hoping in the next week or so we can go to the LGS and rent a couple of different ones to use on their range and find out where both our level of comfort is on something bigger then a .22.

That said, I still think we will end up with a .22 to start with. I was just hoping for one in the 1911 format.

One other 1911 question. How hard are they to break down and clean? I am not the most gifted of tool holders on the planet. I have no problem with revolvers, but not even sure what all you do in cleaning a Semi Pistol, and especially ones like a 1911. The most complicated gun I had ever cleaned was the M1 .30 I had as a teen and it was pretty straight forward.

I appreciate all the time you guys (and possibly gals) have put into educating me.
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Old September 17, 2012, 07:03 PM   #28
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The breakdown and cleaning of a true 1911 is a lot easier than some of the 22s you have mentioned. There are plenty of posts and you tube videos detailing how to field strip and clean a 1911. There are many opinions on how often this should be done and what type of lube to use. This is the next step in the learning process. Good luck.
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Old September 17, 2012, 07:06 PM   #29
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But to summarize, full size semi autos are not difficult to break down.
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Old September 21, 2012, 10:41 PM   #30
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I bought the Sig 1911. Can't wait for the waiting period to be over and take it to the range. (photo is just a stock pic)


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Old September 21, 2012, 11:55 PM   #31
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I bought the Sig 1911. Can't wait for the waiting period to be over and take it to the range. (photo is just a stock pic)


Waiting period? Hahaha...I don't have a waiting period anymore. Gotta get your concealed license ASAP
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Old September 22, 2012, 11:22 AM   #32
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Congrats on your new pistol. Completely go through the manual and if you have any questions, then post it here. I suggest you use good ammo such as CCI Mini Mag, Standard Velocity or Federal Auto Match to start out with. Blazer bulk pack works well too. Mine did not like Winchester bulk.
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Old September 22, 2012, 06:51 PM   #33
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Thanks Marquezj16,

I was wondering about the ammo that would work best. Back in my day, you just bought LR, Shorts or Mags. LOL! There wasn't such a variety.
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Old September 22, 2012, 09:22 PM   #34
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Here's how mine did with the different ammo I used.

http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=480758

Hope your new gun serves you well. Safe shooting.
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Old September 22, 2012, 10:31 PM   #35
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M1911.org's review of the tactical version might be of interest: http://ezine.m1911.org/showthread.php?t=124

They ran five different types of ammo through the test gun. I found this part to be most interesting, since I have a Ciener .22LR conversion and it stipulates using high-velocity ammo.

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We received one surprise before we even began shooting. Most .22 conversions make it clear that they are calibrated for high-velocity ammunition and may not function reliably with standard velocity fodder. We test with an assortment anyway, of course, but we expect some issues in cycling with the lighter, slower loads. The owners manual for the GSG 1911 states that the pistol is set up to function with both standard velocity and high velocity ammunition. We don't know how they accomplish that, but our reaction was, "Hey! How cool is that?" So we assembled a motley assortment of .22LR ammunition ranging across the spectrum from standard velocity loads to a couple of different types of CCI High Velocity Mini-Mags.
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Old September 22, 2012, 11:17 PM   #36
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M1911.org's review of the tactical version might be of interest: http://ezine.m1911.org/showthread.php?t=124
Almost as good as my review Just kidding!
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Old September 22, 2012, 11:38 PM   #37
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Thanks, I bought a couple of boxes of the Federal Champion Target AutoMatch 40 Grain Solid 1200 fps. I will see how that goes.
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Old September 22, 2012, 11:39 PM   #38
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Not sure what I was more impressed with Marquezj16, the review or the shooting.
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Old September 23, 2012, 08:53 AM   #39
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Just going out there and having fun. Safe shooting.
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Old September 30, 2012, 08:56 PM   #40
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First trip to the range was a blast. I posted a review in the forum.
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