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Well I spoiled myself this week an bought two new guns.

Springfield 1911 A1 - This gun is amazing... I have a Colt 1911 A1 but the hammer like to bite me. The Springfield has a upward curve on the beaver tail which stops this from happening. I bought the blued version with redwood grips. My son and I took it to Impact Guns today to shoot and I could not believe how acurate it was. It has Night Sights which is nice however could be better during daylight shooting. However, I would give this gun a 10 out of 10.

Kel-Tec 380 - This gun is great for concealment. There is one major problem though, I put 100 rds through this gun today the first 3 magazines jammed almost every shot. However, as we continued to shoot it got less and less of a problem. I talked to the gunsmith and he said it needed to be fired a few hundred time to be "Broken In". Then it would not be an issue. He said it had to do with the machine stamped parts they use. I can understand but any gun that has had that many jams worries me to carry as a lifesaving concealed weapon. I would give this gun a 6 out of 10 if it does break in as stated.
 

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congrats :D
 

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Of course I will carry it on Saturday. :lol:

I can not take the gun off I think it is attached at the hip. :lol:

Can't wait to meet you all tomorrow.
 

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Welcome to the 1911 club. I absolutely love my 1911. Isn't it a beauty. This thing is so accurate. Just a little hard to hide. I have finally found the spot to make it hide in my IWB holster, just need looser shirts. I have fired over 1000 rounds through it since I bought it in 2005 and have had no problems. I haven't even cleaned it yet, probably should though.

 

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I think my next purchase will be some sort of 1911. Likely a Springfield.
Same here but I am having a tough time choosing between a Springfield, Kimber, Colt, S&W, or any other manufactures.

I'm leaning toward a Colt because I'm want to buy one for the historical significance. It's John Browning's invention and I want to have it engraved with "Holiness to the Lord - Our Preservation." on the side. Browning had that engraved on the guns he made in Nauvoo. I also read somewhere but can't find the reference now where he gave Colts to the LDS Apostles with "The Destroying Angel" or "Guardian Angel" engraved upon them. I would like to do that on the other side.

Mormons Colts not Mormon cults.
 

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I'm leaning toward a Colt because I'm want to buy one for the historical significance. It's John Browning's invention and I want to have it engraved with "Holiness to the Lord - Our Preservation." on the side. Browning had that engraved on the guns he made in Nauvoo.
Jonathan Browning, John Moses' father, had a gunsmith shop in Nauvoo. However, JMB was born in Ogden and was living and working in Ogden when he developed the M1911. I don't recall JMB manufacturing anything in Nauvoo. Do you have a reference that indicates he did?
 

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Jonathan Browning, John Moses' father, had a gunsmith shop in Nauvoo. However, JMB was born in Ogden and was living and working in Ogden when he developed the M1911. I don't recall JMB manufacturing anything in Nauvoo. Do you have a reference that indicates he did?
You are correct about John Moses. I was confusing Johnathan and John Moses. Only his father built guns in Nauvoo. I'm still going to get it engraved though.
 
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