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Well dream 1911's are now a reality!
Imagine a 1911 in .357, not .355 caliber.
Now imagine this cartridge performing equally or superior to the 357 Magnum...
Now imagine it as high capacity as a regular 9mm...
There you have it!
A 1911 in 357 Ring Of Fire caliber, with 9+1 in your pistol.
Retired from the Duracell/Gillette battery world in 1999. Started back in 1911,s (4) 45 acp (1) 9 mm & (1) 22. Love to reload and fine tune 1911 pistols. Live on Georgia / Florida line.
I have on order a DWX-Compact but who knows when DW will start up again. Wilson Combat makes the EDC XP9 (4”, 1911 on X Frame, 15+1). It’s beautiful but also $2700 MSRP. However, I I could trade in 2 DW ECO’s and a Sig P 365 XL recently bought but don’t like and only have a few hundred to pay for the Wilson. STI, Wilson XP9 and DWX -C are probably the three best 1911 double stacks out there.
When that DWX finally hit's the stores, STI and Wilson are going to have some serious competition @ 1700.00
Curious to see how it plays out when it hits the market, looks like a winner.
I have the Wilson edc X9 and the P365XL and love both, currently do not have any DWs so this might be an option.
Two years in Southeast Asia flying O-1 Bird Dogs as a Forward Air Controller. Other duty stations in Germany, France, The White House, Pentagon and various states. Lived and cruised on a blue water sailboat for over 20 years. Live in the High Desert of Central Oregon
Cruise, I flew O-1‘s for the 74TH Rac Oct 70 to Oct 71. How about you?
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I was with Aloft in 67-68. Was with the 219th (Headhunters) in 70-71. Good party!
Military Instructor many years ago, also worked in the Armory on 1911's, NRA Instructor.
I see two different 1911's, beautiful looking pistols. Are they Colts? Welcome to the forum from the great Northwest...
*Deaf, dumb or blind? Shoot weak hand more often! Extended Beavertail, Bomar Sights or else just give it up and buy a Wilson gun?
What you spend is gone for good remember that, ask yourself would others want what you have before you buy, I have a CQB Wilson and could now sell for double what I paid new for it along time ago, that's the advice a friend gave me long ago and is true today. Wilson Baer, Brown good investments today, just don't change them!
get what you like and shoot well with 65 now..... dont care what they are worth when i am pushin daisies .....{r8:28}
Worked through college as a motorcycle officer. Retired from multiple careers and relaxed. Mod 70 a favorite if things are unstable. Hornady ‘Critical Duty’ is my favorite regardless of caliber (I have high regard for a SIG 226 Blackwater and 21 rounds of 9mm 135 gr Critical Duty.) Will be ‘lurking’ the sideline of 1911 forum discussions, and joining in as I may have a comment. - Thump
Hi folks I'm a fan of 1911's. Started shooting one on an Army Pistol Team in 1956 and have been shooting them ever since.
I just bought a Gold Cup in .38 Super Auto. It only makes 5 but as Curley said "the day ain't over yet".