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 Post subject: With my .45 at the range!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:43 pm 
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A buddy with a good camera caught me shooting my .45 1911. One of my favorite activities at the range!

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It's great that he caught the spent shell casing in air!

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 Post subject: Re: With my .45 at the range!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:07 pm 

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Great photos. Always fun to have time at the range with favourite handguns.

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 Post subject: Re: With my .45 at the range!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:19 pm 

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Guy, that old 1911 has seen a few rounds through it. Is that the one you started with 23 years ago?


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 Post subject: Re: With my .45 at the range!
PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:15 pm 
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lefty315 wrote:
Guy, that old 1911 has seen a few rounds through it. Is that the one you started with 23 years ago?


I've had this one 20 years, it's got about 85,000 rounds through it. A bit looser than when Kimber built it... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:22 pm 

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85,000 rounds :shock: That is a darn lot of reloads, how many barrels have you put in that fine pistol? I have two Kimbers myself, a .45 and a .38 Super. Love em'

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:18 pm 
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Most of my handloads were lead bullets, which I believe are pretty easy on the barrel.

The others were FMJ 230 gr "hardball" paid for by local area taxpayers, thank you very much.

It's still on the original barrel, but people are telling me that I need a new one...

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:23 pm 
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The 85,000 number seems big, but is it really?

20 years. 4,000 rounds a year, there's 80,000 rounds. It's not unusual to put 300 - 500 rounds a day through the pistols during heavy training. A more normal day of training is 100 rounds.

Doesn't take long to get 4,000 - 5,000 rounds a year through a high-use handgun. Fortunately .45 handguns are a LOT easier on barrels than are high intensity rifle cartridges.

Fellow I know, a "cowboy action shooter" goes through 20,000 - 30,000 rounds every year... He loads .38 special for his revolvers and his lever action rifle. That's a lot of shooting!

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I was fortunate enough to get a 1911, in a work deal. It's a Sig Saur Max Mitchell, in .45 ACP.



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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 8:58 am 

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WOW Too Tall, that is one fine 1911. It has all the bells and whistles that their match gun has plus a whole lot more. Nice score on that.


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