Remember how I said I had a hankering for an impractical 9mm a few weeks ago? I get antsy around elections, anyway.
This hankering came out of nowhere. I have never ever wanted a 9. But I am on this "get better at shooty bidness" vision quest where I am taking lots and lots of training. So I am in a weird place right now. I am capable of committing any madness, including picking up a lighter-recoil higher-capacity firearm on my self-improvement journey.
So I did. But not without problems.
See, it's kind of a custom gun... Well, it actually is. A custom gun. It could even double as a race gun. A double stack 9mm 1911. Or 2011, whatever. One of a kind. 21 round magazines.
It's not perfect feature wise, but so? It's pretty snazzy. Saying it's not perfect is like saying Wayne Manor could use just one more powder room. Maybe. But, so?
And Sam has other ideas for it, to further customize it. If I want. Red dot optic, wrapped around from the light rail. A new barrel, maybe a full five inches. .38 Super, with a compensator and I am ready for major!
Whoa, whoa, whoa, Speed Racer. Let me learn to go from a crawl to a walk, first. And for me to iron on the dent in my wallet.
"Those double stack 1911s can be a true heart breaker T-Bolt. To start with you will probably have magazine issues right out of the gate."
Maybe with a run of the mill double stack. But I know a guy. A guy that knows how to adjust magazines and good many other things for this gun. Because he made it.
Ugh. Getting into Sam's orbit has been wonderful for my shooty improvement so far. And a huge load on my bank account too. But so much fun.
You think a regular 1911 holster that accepts the light rail will work for this? Or is there something else too fat about a doublestack that will choke in that size holster? Fack. I might need a custom. How many 2011 have that squared off trigger guard. Dang.
Recommend a light. Surefire and Streamlight seem to be the top two varieties, but you tell me.
Ooo, that reminds me. I need to actually sell some guns. With more than one 'custom' .45 1911, why do I have regular 1911s? Or Sig 229s? That will defray the cost of the above gun.
I was just thinking about it... I now have a number of guns with truly decent triggers. The above, the two 1911s, a good aftermarket job in my AR, a good Fulton one in my M1A, the 686 was good to start but is now better, the 2 640s are good for DA snubbies. All the rest are just kinda regular triggers. Might as well unload those. Besides, those were bought whole pistols that the state of Maryland knows about. I am hoping stripped lowers and Caspian frames confuses that bunch. "Is is a gun or not? Who know at this point. Maybe... "
From an Away Game... - From discussion elsewhere... This is the single best thing about striker fired handguns. Like rifles, nobody can tell at a glance if they're cocked or not....
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