I Own 1911s

13-Jul-12 – 09:40 by ToddG

Now with more photos:


Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

  1. 44 Responses to “I Own 1911s”

  2. “I Own 1911s”
    Let’s hope this doesn’t turn into them owning you.

    By MT on Jul 13, 2012

  3. I have a feeling this will be epic …

    By Billy on Jul 13, 2012

  4. The day the world stood still.

    By RSA-OTC on Jul 13, 2012

  5. Muhahahahahaha!!

    Happy shooting!

    By BaiHu on Jul 13, 2012

  6. I will ready the bugle for taps upon their inevitable demise.

    By JConn on Jul 13, 2012

  7. Well, you know where you can off-load them when you are done with them.

    Or fed up with them.

    By Sean on Jul 13, 2012

  8. Friday the 13th…. of all the days in the year. Not superstitious at all, but really?

    By cct125us on Jul 13, 2012

  9. Can’t wait to try em out!

    By Fred_M on Jul 13, 2012

  10. This would have been so much better on April 1st.

    By JD on Jul 13, 2012

  11. Man! You went STRAIGHT to the high-end 1911’s. I’m jealous. B.E.A.-utiful pistols!

    By GhettoSmack on Jul 13, 2012

  12. Great looking pistols, Todd. Will you be posting a complete spec sheet on them? Perhaps you’ve already done that and I missed it? Thanks.

    By Chris on Jul 13, 2012

  13. Another sign of the Apocalypse!

    By tom givens on Jul 13, 2012

  14. Shit those are good looking pistols… now let’s see ’em dirty!

    By John on Jul 13, 2012

  15. …did hell just freeze over?

    By muther_beetches on Jul 13, 2012

  16. 50 rounds of Blazer and 25 rounds of HST through each with no problems so far.

    By ToddG on Jul 13, 2012

  17. So much for my guess of 26 before a failure. Good luck with the test.

    By Eric on Jul 13, 2012

  18. Well, that represents about 75 wrong guesses as to when they’ll fail. 😉

    By MDS on Jul 13, 2012

  19. Oh boy, here comes the “never had a malfunction that wasn’t ammo or magazine related” and “the gun is more accurate than I am.” Personally I’ve retired as a 1911 apologist but I like a good storm like everyone else – so here goes. :)

    By Matt on Jul 13, 2012

  20. I presume you’ve already performed the dual wield test? *cough*

    By JRL on Jul 13, 2012

  21. So what are they? I’m too much of a newbie to ID them from the pic.

    By Curby on Jul 13, 2012

  22. +1 on the dual wield. Clearly you need the right holster:


    By Buz on Jul 13, 2012

  23. JRL,

    To do the dual wield test properly, it must be done with Desert Eagles of .44 or better.

    By JD on Jul 13, 2012

  24. Can I change my guess?

    By steve b on Jul 13, 2012

  25. 375 through each now… No stoppages…

    By ToddG on Jul 13, 2012

  26. Dinner says you’ll be digging in the safe for a P30 by the time ECQC rolls around in November.

    By JodyH on Jul 13, 2012

  27. Those are the best looking “non-racegun” 1911 grips Ive ever seen! Beautiful guns.

    By sheperd80 on Jul 13, 2012

  28. 650 through “Green Grip,” no stoppages. It’s the new test gun. I’m carrying it at dinner now.

    550 through “Grey Grip,” also no stoppages. It’s the backup.

    I will try to get video dual wielding tomorrow just for you guys.

    By ToddG on Jul 13, 2012

  29. Dual wielding? I’ll charge up the video camera…

    By Chris Rhines on Jul 13, 2012

  30. Best of luck with the test Todd. I own 2 1911’s and I’m building my first build from the ground up. Don’t listen to the nay sayers. There’s a reason the 1911 has been around for 101 years.

    By MDFA on Jul 13, 2012

  31. That is great news. I didn’t believe they would make it past 100 rounds. Glad I am wrong.

    By steve b. on Jul 13, 2012

  32. Great news.

    By Vinh on Jul 13, 2012

  33. Wow. Nice Springfield MC Operators. I have one myself and noticed you changed the magwell (ILM) and grips. May I ask what parts you changed including magazines you are using?


    By plltxusa on Jul 13, 2012

  34. We can make a dual 1911 AIWB cod piece.

    By Dark Star Gear on Jul 13, 2012

  35. “Tap, rack, target. Tap, rack, target. Tap, rack, target…”.

    Eye-pro in place to stop broken springs, bushings, plugs, etc., from flying into pupils? Check!!

    By jbourneidentity on Jul 13, 2012

  36. And Dark Star Gear has won the internets!

    By Josh (BOM) on Jul 13, 2012

  37. I love 1911’s, though I think they are unnecessarily heavy for carry.

    Nevertheless, those are beautiful pistols. Springfield did a wonderful job–and if they work well it is going to be flooded with orders for exact replicas.

    By SteveJ on Jul 13, 2012

  38. oh wait, they’re 9mm’s… those should work fine. i thought you said you own 1911s. lmao

    By muther_beetches on Jul 13, 2012

  39. @sheperd80

    “Those are the best looking 1911’s Ive ever seen!”

    Fixed that for you :)

    By JRL on Jul 14, 2012

  40. Imagine now Tod achieving far better times in the drills with these sweet looking things. Good luck Tod. Leave us mortals playing with the ugly plastic guns…

    By Tasos Panagiotopoulos on Jul 14, 2012

  41. I like my pretty plastic guns, but I’m definitely interested in what happens in the torture tests with these two.

    By Curby on Jul 14, 2012

  42. for a shooter,
    it has been 100 years and still does not know about 1911. Where were you?

    By Randori on Jul 14, 2012

  43. This should have been titled “I do haz 1911s”.

    By Chuck on Jul 15, 2012

  44. Aside from the durability/reliability issues I will be watching for other results. As a 1911 fan I purchased an HK45 after taking your class and watching your test with it. It is by far the most reliable pistol I’ve ever had. It always sees over 1000 rounds through it before cleaning, and this often includes classes where mags are dumped in the desert sand repeatedly during reloads. It absolutely will not feed Double Tap 255 gr hardcast wadcutters, but other than that experiment it’s s NEVER had a single malfunction. I don’t keep an exact round count, but it’s approaching 10,000 rounds. You just can’t do that forever with a newer, tight 1911 without eventually having a problem. There’s just no comparison.

    I’m more interested in your thoughts about accuracy, speed and “feel”. You mentioned the two triggers feel slightly different. It would be cool if your best FAST time ever came with a 9mm 1911. With the right sights and that nice trigger that is MY prediction for this test. 5 lbs is a bit heavy for optimal range times, but a nice compromise for carry. As a guy who has never liked 1911’s you are forcing yourself to give them a real go. You might be surprised at the results. A steel framed 1911 can be heavy for EDC, but if you don’t mind that, and you are in an urban environment, not introducing dirt and debris into the pistol regularly, they are a fine fighting option.

    By Kevin 61 on Jul 15, 2012

  45. As SecondsCount will attest, I’m not much of a 1911 guy but those are just pretty. Hope they run well!

    By MichaelD on Jul 16, 2012

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