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Old 05-06-2010, 07:34 PM
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Fired my new/used colt 1991 45 today and love the way it felt, dam nice weight and kick. I was supersized to fine that when I changed my grip to both hands over I increased my hits, wicked good. For a small handgun like that I was very happy in the range and shot group. My first 5 shoots at 25 meters were in a 12 inch paper plate. Sweet group for me. They were low but I can work on that. I changed my grip because the weight was a lot heaver that the newer light weights guns I have.
any one eles have a older heavy weight like my colt and have to fire it that way? What eles can help me, any help , Thanks.
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Fired my new/used colt 1991 45 today and love the way it felt, For a small handgun like that I was very happy in the range and shot group..
What do you consider a LARGE handgun?
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I've found that my aim improves when I scream and run up to my target and shoot it point blank.
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:33 AM
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Originally Posted by A Few Dollars View Post
What do you consider a LARGE handgun?
454 casull
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:00 AM
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500 S&W
629 S&W
.44 Mag Super 14 TC
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Old 05-07-2010, 05:02 AM
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500 s&w
you know, i fired one at the range, i wasn't truly impressed with it.
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back to the original topic, my old mans 1911 gold cup is deadly, doesn't shoot low. The old man can drive in tacks at 35 yds.
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by freddy063 View Post
For a small handgun like that I was very happy in the range and shot group.


You consider a .45 1911 small? Wow i wouldnt want to mess with your gun collection.

I usually use the same sort of grip that Lt Cain on CSI Miami uses (for lack of a better description) I hit where im pointing it nearly everytime, i do as well as my navy friend who has his expert pistol shot merit badge. Lately I have been shooting my SIG P229 .40 its cheaper to feed and it takes less time to clean.
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Colt .45 Model 1911 was made to kill natives at close range not as a target pistol. If you get close to a target with one good for you.
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Originally Posted by hhi angler View Post
Colt .45 Model 1911 was made to kill natives at close range not as a target pistol. If you get close to a target with one good for you.
You're half right. The original .45's fits that description and would fire near filled with mud. I assure you the higher end pieces available today will hit what your looking at in most reasonable pistol ranges.
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Old 05-08-2010, 05:51 AM
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Originally Posted by hhi angler View Post
Colt .45 Model 1911 was made to kill natives at close range not as a target pistol. If you get close to a target with one good for you.

Years ago I mistakenly thought that as well. Then I got into competition shooting.
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