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Just added a little .45 to the repertoire (Update)

84Bravo184Bravo1 Member Posts: 11,109
edited October 2016 in General Discussion
Have looked at it, several times over last 3 weeks. Came home did some more research, went back and placed it, (an American Tactical - Titan LW) a Springfield XD subcompact in .45, and a Springfield XDS in .45 all side by side, comparing them.
I was somewhat tempted to leave with the XDs, (even though I had gone back to pick up the Titan.) but the classic all steel 1911 design had me in its grip.
It is the smaller "Officer," size, 7+1 single stack. extended beavertail, ambi-safety, 3 hole lightweight trigger, drilled (or open) hammer, adj. front and rear Novak sights, classic checked mahogany grips, parkerized finish.
I'll be shooting it tomorrow, so a range report will follow. [:)]

Just shot 4 mags (28 rounds) of FMJ through it. 1st mag had 3 FTF issues. (2nd, 3rd, and 4th round)
Not happy.[:(]
Fired three more mags, (all 230gr ball ammo.) through it. Not as bad, but still sporadic FTF issues. Gonna have to do some stone work to the feed ramp, it looks like.

Good news was that out of those 28 rounds, (at approx 15 yards)
9 were in the Bull. All but 3 of the rest were in the 9.
Gonna disassemble, do some stone work, to the feed ramp, grease the rail, (as has been suggested here,) and try again.

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  • savage170savage170 Member Posts: 36,481 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
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  • 84Bravo184Bravo1 Member Posts: 11,109
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by savage170
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    I know Brother. Believe me, if I can ever figure out how to post photo's, from my smart phone, you guys will be in trouble.
    Sorry for the lack of a photo. [:(]
  • savage170savage170 Member Posts: 36,481 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Nice looking gun I wasn't able to get the picture to turn from the phone
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  • 84Bravo184Bravo1 Member Posts: 11,109
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by savage170
    Nice looking gun I wasn't able to get the picture to turn from the phone
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    Thank you Brother. [:D]
  • forgemonkeyforgemonkey Member Posts: 20,319 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Nice,,,,,[;)]


    ,,,,,,,,[:D],,,,,,,


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  • 84Bravo184Bravo1 Member Posts: 11,109
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by forgemonkey


    Nice,,,,,[;)]


    ,,,,,,,,[:D],,,,,,,

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    Thank you Forge. The single action trigger, is very very smooth, clean breaking and light. Anxious to run some rounds through it. [:D]

    I've been wanting one of these, for quite a while now. Fit and finish, is very nice.[:)]
  • riflemikeriflemike Member Posts: 10,599
    edited November -1
  • montanajoemontanajoe Member, Moderator Posts: 51,001 ******
    edited November -1
    Nice,,[^][^][^][^][^]
  • TooBigTooBig Member Posts: 28,561 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    A drawing would be in order[^]
  • gunnut505gunnut505 Member Posts: 10,290
    edited November -1
    I'm with ya man! Tomorrow is when I pick up an EAA SAR45, 14-shot, nite sight, extra mag & find a nice holster at the same show!
    I got my li'l brother an ATI couple years ago, added a muzzle brake & rubber/Rosewood grips with hex grip screws; he kinda likes it!
  • 84Bravo184Bravo1 Member Posts: 11,109
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by gunnut505
    I'm with ya man! Tomorrow is when I pick up an EAA SAR45, 14-shot, nite sight, extra mag & find a nice holster at the same show!
    I got my li'l brother an ATI couple years ago, added a muzzle brake & rubber/Rosewood grips with hex grip screws; he kinda likes it!


    I'm thinkin', I'm gonna like, this'n too.[:D]
  • retroxler58retroxler58 Member Posts: 32,632 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by forgemonkey

    Nice,,,,,[;)]


    ,,,,,,,,[:D],,,,,,,


    IMG_1151_1.jpg
    Well... Go ahead and flip it so we can see the left side too.
  • 84Bravo184Bravo1 Member Posts: 11,109
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by retroxler58
    quote:Originally posted by forgemonkey

    Nice,,,,,[;)]


    ,,,,,,,,[:D],,,,,,,


    IMG_1151_1.jpg
    Well... Go ahead and flip it so we can see the left side too.


    I texted a photo, of the other side, to Savage170. He hooked me up, by posting this photo for me.
    Who am I to complain?? [:D]
    The other side, looks just as nice. [:)]
  • savage170savage170 Member Posts: 36,481 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I was having trouble with photobucket it was very slow tonight I had to get on the road to get to work
  • savage170savage170 Member Posts: 36,481 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    image_zpsg2kbtxwv.jpg

    Now forge can point it in the right direction
  • shilowarshilowar Member Posts: 38,807 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Very nice...$425?
  • 84Bravo184Bravo1 Member Posts: 11,109
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by shilowar
    Very nice...$425?


    Thanks Shilo. I tried to wiggle em' down, but they were firm on $450.

    I was bummed I missed out on Kasey's XD/40. I believe I'm going to like this classic better.

    After shipping and receiving, I would have been into the XD/40 around $420ish. (If) I could have scored it for $360 or so.
  • bigoutsidebigoutside Member Posts: 19,443
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by 84Bravo1
    quote:Originally posted by shilowar
    Very nice...$425?


    Thanks Shilo. I tried to wiggle em' down, but they were firm on $450.

    I was bummed I missed out on Kasey's XD/40. I believe I'm going to like this classic better.

    After shipping and receiving, I would have been into the XD/40 around $420ish. (If) I could have scored it for $360 or so.

    You wound up with the right firearm.
    Congrats!!
  • forgemonkeyforgemonkey Member Posts: 20,319 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Ask and you shall receive !!!!!!!,,,,,,,[:D]

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  • retroxler58retroxler58 Member Posts: 32,632 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by forgemonkey


    Ask and you shall receive !!!!!!!,,,,,,,[:D]

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    'Bout time... [;)]
  • armilitearmilite Member Posts: 35,186 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by gunnut505
    I'm with ya man! Tomorrow is when I pick up an EAA SAR45, 14-shot, nite sight, extra mag & find a nice holster at the same show!
    I got my li'l brother an ATI couple years ago, added a muzzle brake & rubber/Rosewood grips with hex grip screws; he kinda likes it!



    I'd like to see that one as well along with a range report.[;)]
  • gunnut505gunnut505 Member Posts: 10,290
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by armilite
    quote:Originally posted by gunnut505
    I'm with ya man! Tomorrow is when I pick up an EAA SAR45, 14-shot, nite sight, extra mag & find a nice holster at the same show!
    I got my li'l brother an ATI couple years ago, added a muzzle brake & rubber/Rosewood grips with hex grip screws; he kinda likes it!



    I'd like to see that one as well along with a range report.[;)]



    Wish I could post pics, the "hunt" website doesn't work on my phone, and about all I can do is email pics to some kind soul & hope they can post 'em!
    I pick it up tomorrow, the FFL I use had to go before I got there; hoping the kid's a boy!
  • gunnut505gunnut505 Member Posts: 10,290
    edited November -1
    This is the ad that started it all, hope it's OK to post a link.

    https://www.cdnnsports.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=eaa sar k2 45

    It's not really a competing auction site, but it has great pics of guns!
  • 84Bravo184Bravo1 Member Posts: 11,109
    edited November -1
    Interesting Gunnut. Nice looking firearm. If you can score that for $369ish, I'd say that is one heck of a deal.
  • Mr. PerfectMr. Perfect Member Posts: 59,459 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    you have to host the pictures on a hosting site like flickr or photobucket. Check the stickies. [;)]
    Some will die in hot pursuit
    And fiery auto crashes
    Some will die in hot pursuit
    While sifting through my ashes
    Some will fall in love with life
    And drink it from a fountain
    That is pouring like an avalanche
    Coming down the mountain
  • 84Bravo184Bravo1 Member Posts: 11,109
    edited November -1
    OK, tiny amount of stone work on the feed ramp, light grease on the slide rails. Fired 7 out of 7, no issues. 6 out of 7, in the bull. Better.

    Best was trying to get back in, the back screen door. Wasn't moving , till I * it open, and smacked myself in the forehead with the door. Bleeding now. Too funny.[:0].
    Ahh...Life.[:)]
  • 84Bravo184Bravo1 Member Posts: 11,109
    edited November -1
    Beautiful. Got the bleeding stopped. Went into the bathroom to take a look. Took a big divot, out of my forehead. Life is good!
    [:)][:)][:0][^]
  • M1A762M1A762 Member Posts: 3,426
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by 84Bravo1
    Beautiful. Got the bleeding stopped. Went into the bathroom to take a look. Took a big divot, out of my forehead. Life is good!
    [:)][:)][:0][^]


    Sounds like you need an all purpose helmet![:)] Something like a hardhat??[:)]
  • forgemonkeyforgemonkey Member Posts: 20,319 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by 84Bravo1
    OK, tiny amount of stone work on the feed ramp, light grease on the slide rails. Fired 7 out of 7, no issues. 6 out of 7, in the bull. Better.

    Best was trying to get back in, the back screen door. Wasn't moving , till I * it open, and smacked myself in the forehead with the door. Bleeding now. Too funny.[:0].
    Ahh...Life.[:)]


    Too much grease on the pistol,,,,,,,,,,,not enough on the screen door!!!!!!! [:D][:o)]
  • 84Bravo184Bravo1 Member Posts: 11,109
    edited November -1
    Yeah. Hahaha. I was expecting comments along these lines. [:D]

    Its the freaking latch, on the back screen door.
    Took a scheduled day off, to avoid the 6th workday,
    (Mandatory Sat.)
    That's what I get. [:D]

    Too funny.[:0]
  • 84Bravo184Bravo1 Member Posts: 11,109
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by M1A762
    quote:Originally posted by 84Bravo1
    Beautiful. Got the bleeding stopped. Went into the bathroom to take a look. Took a big divot, out of my forehead. Life is good!
    [:)][:)][:0][^]


    Sounds like you need an all purpose helmet![:)] Something like a hardhat??[:)]


    Yeah, I wear a hardhat at work. Maybe I need to wear one at the House, as well.[:(]
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