How many of us remember when the 1911 was only 65 years old?
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    How many of us remember when the 1911 was only 65 years old?

    This from an article of American Handgunner 1977.
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    Wow, all the way back in 1977 and I'd still pick it over most newly introduced poly guns. Nice. In fact, there isn't much difference between the features on that '77 and the Colt 1991 I currently have, and see no need to modify further.

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    I had the long slide in my youth. I pissed off some Texans with it once. They were setting up sillhouetes, and offered me a shot. I went prone and hit the furthest target, rocking it. They told me it didn't count. Kinda funny.

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    hell at my age I don't even remember when I was 65 years old!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredward View Post
    I had the long slide in my youth. I pissed off some Texans with it once. They were setting up sillhouetes, and offered me a shot. I went prone and hit the furthest target, rocking it. They told me it didn't count. Kinda funny.

    Yep!--Texans don't play well with others I understand!!!
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    Now, that's funny!

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    I don't think that was really that long ago. I had been home from Vietnam for 7 years when that ad came out! I wasn't really excited about the 1911 back then. I had switched out my issue 1911 for a Browning Hi power which I carried most of the time I was over there.

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    In '77 I didn't want no wuss auto's only revolvers

    Now I'm a wuss with no revolvers

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    Quote Originally Posted by BangBang View Post
    I don't think that was really that long ago. I had been home from Vietnam for 7 years when that ad came out! I wasn't really excited about the 1911 back then. I had switched out my issue 1911 for a Browning Hi power which I carried most of the time I was over there.

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    I bet I'm not the only one who'd like to hear more about that story.

    Why didn't you like the 1911? Who had the HiPower you traded for? How many magazines dd you have? Did you have any trouble finding ammo? What did you do with it when you left Vietnam?

    Tell us the story!
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