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CECannonJr

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Hi, I work and live in San Jose CA, I have been relatively a new shooter since summer 2020. I own a Glock 17/34, a Sig P226 9mm, and a CZ P01; now considering a Kimber 9mm. Thank you for accepting me into the group.
Welcome from eastern NC! We're happy to have you. I think you'll like it here. There's a great group here with a lot of knowledge and experience.
 

PhillipC

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So, I'm a casual shooter; I'm trying to stay with a nine and stock model in CA. It's unlikely to carry it; the CCW is impossible here. The reliability is still the No 1 consideration for the unlikelihood of a home defense situation, though.

Questions:
  1. Any model or manufacture to stay away?
  2. Is it reasonably easy to maintain 1911 to shoot flawlessly?
  3. Which model do you own and recommend?
Appreciated!
 

Bob Lee

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So, I'm a casual shooter; I'm trying to stay with a nine and stock model in CA. It's unlikely to carry it; the CCW is impossible here. The reliability is still the No 1 consideration for the unlikelihood of a home defense situation, though.

Questions:
  1. Any model or manufacture to stay away?
  2. Is it reasonably easy to maintain 1911 to shoot flawlessly?
  3. Which model do you own and recommend?
Appreciated!
Well, you picked the right place to ask these questions. I believe most of these folks have forgotten more than I will ever know! Enjoy your time here, and listen, they've really got it going on.
 

Mike A1

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Is it reasonably easy to maintain 1911 to shoot flawlessly?

Yes if you don't try to make a Pistol of War, into a Maserati.

History of the beloved 1911. I include beloved 1911, because unlike most firearms this pistol has been keeping American GIs alive in some pretty ugly places for a very long time. I trust everything about the 1911 except for two things. o_O The Magazine & the ammo your responsibility to make sure they are both 100 % reliable.

Take some time & get to know one of John Moses Browning's finest creations, the 1911 Colt 45 Automatic pistol.

https://gunnewsdaily.com/history-beloved-1911/
 

Bob Lee

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Yes if you don't try to make a Pistol of War, into a Maserati.

History of the beloved 1911. I include beloved 1911, because unlike most firearms this pistol has been keeping American GIs alive in some pretty ugly places for a very long time. I trust everything about the 1911 except for two things. o_O The Magazine & the ammo your responsibility to make sure they are both 100 % reliable.

Take some time & get to know one of John Moses Browning's finest creations, the 1911 Colt 45 Automatic pistol.

https://gunnewsdaily.com/history-beloved-1911/
You see? I told you we had the best 1911 people here! Thank's for the great link Mike.
 

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Welcome. Absolutely don't begin your affair with the 1911 by changing parts due to an internet post. Most name brand recently manufactured pistol run fine and respected makers will fix what isn;t right , if needed.
Out of a bushel basket of COLTS all but a original series 70 mk4 have been very reliable.
Reliability? Keep it clean and properly lubed, fresh springs as suggested
 

Mike A1

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If you like the old cars & working on them your gonna love the 1911.
A std.1911 can be taken apart without special tools.

Every time I shoot any 1911 it get's taken down, cleaned & re-lubed.
Over time our lubes became so good that Grease is not needed, nor wanted any longer.
I use TriFlow for lube it's fortified with PTFE & will not trap & keep grits & grime like grease will.

Go to You-tube & find many video's on how to tear down & rebuild the 1911

https://gunnewsdaily.com/1911-disassembly-cleaning-guide/


 
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