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Old 05-07-2021, 09:36 PM
RhinoDrvr RhinoDrvr is offline
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 15
Default Who is shooting their 1911?

I recently picked up my Auction Colt 1911A1. I had planned on not shooting it; I have plenty of 1911ís, and the gun I picked up doesnít have a heat treated slide stop notch. I could easily buy a Tisas 1911A1 to get the experience of shooting a GI 1911.

That said; I want to shoot it now. Ha!

1. How many of you are shooting your CMP 1911ís?
2. Will the non-heat treated slide stop notch peen, or crack if shot?
3. Will value be affected by shooting the gun?
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Old 05-07-2021, 09:40 PM
Whitpusmc Whitpusmc is offline
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Nashville, TN
Posts: 908

How do you know if your 1911 has a heat treated slide stop notch?

Given that this is a gun designed to be used, and was in two world wars, I feel mine can take a few hundred rounds a year recreational shooting. I’ve considered getting dies to reload for it but the reloading components availability right now dissuaded me.
3rd degree firearms enthusiast

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Old 05-07-2021, 09:48 PM
G36shooter G36shooter is offline
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Webberville, MI
Posts: 27

Iíll be shooting 1945 RR.
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Old 05-07-2021, 10:10 PM
WebSmithEddy WebSmithEddy is offline
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Shreveport, Louisiana
Posts: 469

I've shot mine and will shoot it again. Field grade USS Frame/Colt slide. AA 1976 rearsenal.
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Old 05-07-2021, 11:07 PM
DWeso DWeso is offline
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 75

I’ve been to the range twice since receiving my October 1944 Colt in January. Shooting 50-70 rounds each time. 230 grain FMJ. Either WWII steel cased or Blazer Aluminum cased. I’d shoot the pistol more if I had more ammo!
Life’s too short! Shoot and enjoy it!
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Old 05-07-2021, 11:31 PM
slyhuntr slyhuntr is offline
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 36

I haven't made it to the range yet but I do plan to shoot mine. I even have thoughts of carrying it for SDA purposes, I have a M7 holster that I may start using when we are trail riding in our SXS.
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Old 05-07-2021, 11:43 PM
thielenjp thielenjp is offline
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: Iowa
Posts: 137

Don't have my CMP 1911 yet, but do plan on taking it to the range. Even bought some '66 wcc ammo.

Shoot it, it'll take it.
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Old 05-08-2021, 06:21 AM
3IDGarand 3IDGarand is offline
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 129

Shoot it. The 1911 was made to be shot.
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Old 05-08-2021, 07:49 AM
cranehunter cranehunter is offline
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Monroe, WI
Posts: 951

Contrary to popular belief, these are not fragile museum pieces. Just shoo em.
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Old 05-08-2021, 08:57 AM
Teampb Teampb is offline
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Longmont CO
Posts: 60

My 1944 Field Grade Remington Rand frame and Colt slide have been to the range about a dozen times since it arrived about a year ago. It is due to go again this week. It is easily the equal of my other Colt Government Models. Shooting it has taught me about its quirks, allowed me to troubleshoot it and really allowed me to appreciate it. I am a shooter. Thanks CMP 1911!
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