Ken Hackathorn was in town June 9 and 10 for his Advanced Tactical Pistol class. I asked him to bring his Vickers' 1911 so we can look and fondle it. To my surprise Ken said I can shoot it in the class. He didn't have to tell me twice. I shot it in part of the class before handed it to other students to play with. The gun is just about the same grade as the one pictured in AH magazine. It was simply beautiful much more than in pictures. It was a gun presented to Ken on his birthday a few years ago. I tried and tried to get Ken to sell it to me, but I failed.
Larry, great work sir.
[This message has been edited by Ricky T (edited 06-11-2001).]
What can I say about it? It's basically identical to the one pictured in the AH magazine. Except Ken's has 20LPI (sharp ! ) checkering and no tritiums. The front sight was narrowed to .110" . The thinner front sight does let one acquire it much faster than the .125" sights. The trigger was around 3 lbs, Ken said it was a match gun and not a carry gun. I shot it more than Ken ever ran through it. He said he only fired a couple of mags through it. I offered Ken a Wilson Protector, AR-15 and $1000, but he wouldn't take my offer.
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