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The choice was easy. At least, it should have been easier than what I made it.

Bushing barrel, ambidextrous safety, ammo I can afford to buy regularly...

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The stainless is Wifey's, and the blued is mine.

Took them to the range, yesterday, and the steel plates clanged a whole lot! Are we ready for matches? No; not going to waste money competing when I don't have a ghost of a chance, yet. We plan on doing something about that, though. I figure two or three mornings a week, before work.

Anyway, happy days!
 

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I have the bottom one. Great choice!
 

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As someone said in a review...it just feels like a gun!
 
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Nice gun porn..:D
 
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Congrats on the pair. I'm certain ya'll will be very pleased. I saw plural in your Title and couldn't click quickly enough.:D
 

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Congrats. Nice family photo.
 

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The choice was easy. At least, it should have been easier than what I made it.

Bushing barrel, ambidextrous safety, ammo I can afford to buy regularly...

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The stainless is Wifey's, and the blued is mine.

Took them to the range, yesterday, and the steel plates clanged a whole lot! Are we ready for matches? No; not going to waste money competing when I don't have a ghost of a chance, yet. We plan on doing something about that, though. I figure two or three mornings a week, before work.

Anyway, happy days!
Some clubs offer 'intro' classes — others also add practice sessions with advanced or willing shooters. I can go out any Thursday eve after Daylight Savings and run stages and drills in a 'Trigger Time' IDPA session. More than once the Th. before a match one or two setups just happen to bear a resemblance to the some 6 stages laid out at Saturday's match!

The clubs are generally a really friendly, open, sharing group. I'm 3 years in and am seeing it as a lifelong sport currently!! ;)
 

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Nice pair indeed Denton, thanks for sharing. .....Good to see you back; you were missed, but not by me!:icon_ poke::D:D:D

Good luck with your practice/training.:thumb::thumb:
 
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Very handsome 1911's! Being of the female persuasion myself - I like your Mrs's shiny one!:D
 
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Congratulations on your new pistols.
 

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Very nice!
 
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Hey Bro...nice brace of pistols...my PT1911 SS in 45ACP is still my favorite. Thanks for posting them up.

I also echo Minga...I never placed anywhere close to the top in USPSA, but it's fun and great practice...look up a club and attend a match just to observe, you may get hooked.
 
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Hey Bro...nice brace of pistols...my PT1911 SS in 45ACP is still my favorite. Thanks for posting them up.

I also echo Minga...I never placed anywhere close to the top in USPSA, but it's fun and great practice...look up a club and attend a match just to observe, you may get hooked.
That is what happened.

I recently bought a Ruger SR-762 and a Springfield M1A Scout and was looking for a range. Turns out, there is a new gun club in the area!
Dothan Gun Club

Wifey and I popped by to get an application and they just happened to be conducting a match. You nailed it - We were immediately hooked!

The competition was the steel plates, like this:

The star and the bar were the targets that set the hooks. Even Wifey got excited. That was great, as she has absolutely no interest in diving, which has kept me on land since getting married. I am not interested in having a hobby that doesn't include her.

Range opens at 0900 hours, and it is now 0736. I'll be AIS at 0835 hours, pulling out of my driveway!
 

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There you are, the PBR in the lounge fridge has been out for months!
 
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There you are, the PBR in the lounge fridge has been out for months!
Check it, again. Stopped by the store on the way back from the range, this morning.

Only thirty minutes before the rain pushed me out. Enough time to see that 115 grain doesn't cause much more jump when launching them from a 1911.

That clanging steel is like heroin, isn't it?
 

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Hehe!

On the Texas Star - start at the top. THEN Nail the two 'shoulders' as fast as you can and you're home free. The top plates cause the big rotation. If you can get those 1st 3 the off quickly any movement is really minimal and the bottom ones are easy to pick off!!!

Go get 'em!!! :)
 
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...not like the guy in the vid is a slouch!!! :eek:
 
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