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Other 1911's

Discuss other popular 1911 manufacturers not listed..In memory of Jim Vollink who shared his vast knowledge, experience and dedication to all things gun related. A retired LEO who fought a long battle with illness, but maintained a love for this Forum and its members. We miss you greatly Jim. Thanks for the mentoring. RIP.
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  1. USGI/Foreign Military and other Vintage 1911s
    I found both of these UGSI 1911’s at my local gun store. In my mind everything in this place is over priced, but these stood out to me as a reasonable value. Curious to get some opinions. Each was marked at $750. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Hello all, I purchased a new Colt Custom 38 Super Gov model about three years ago and it’s been hiding out in the gun safe. It’s high polished stainless steel, and I haven’t handled it in a while as I have been purchasing RIA 1911s lately. I have fired the thing and the accuracy is pleasing...
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  5. A local shop had this up on gunbroker and I bid and won it for a decent enough price, and I was able to pick it up today. auction had said one magazine but two were included, so that made it more than a decent deal holster wear and some shooting wear but I’m as impressed as I can be without...
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