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Advice The Perfect 1911

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by TheArmedBear, Jan 10, 2019.

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    mrtho Engaging Member

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    Good to know! :up:
     
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    ChrisKz Post Whore

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    Just book a vacation to the U.S and find a range near to where you stay . Then let the fun begin . from a 1911 to a barratt , take your choice
     
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    Thats the same as mine Bill, fine pistol that looks the part !!
     
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    Wild Bill Western Firearms collector

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    I have not heard of the Crosman Legends Cowboy. Do you mean the Umarex version?

    I was going for that one but I have decided to buy a Wells Fargo Umarex Winchester instead. The more expensive versions are better built and I prefer a wooden stock. They have more power too.:up:
     
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    Sorry,I did mean the Umarex Legends Cowboy,not Crosman.I am not a fan of the 1894 Winchester as it is too late a model to really represent the old west.I do like the fact that,however this model is a very good replica,whereas
    the Walther lever actions,though probably better shooters and more powerful are only a 'loose' copy of the original 1894.

    However,the Wells Fargo is a very nice looking rifle I hope you enjoy it! :up:
     
  6. TheArmedBear

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    Defo....


    ..I was lucky enough to get my hands around the Sig version at my local shop... lovely feel to it, don't like the grips but they can be changed ...so a contender..
    Umarex Colt either regular or limited edition WW2 version (how easy to find?)... up there in the top possible desirables!...

    ... Remington also good... need to get rid of the white writing, though!...

    not going to rush into it
    I want maximum realism.... they all seem to be very 1911 true... but writing, or the lack of it will swing it for me....

    Thanks for all the great posts, I'm really enjoying reading & checking out some of the suggestions on youtube...

    :)
     
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  7. Headhunter

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    As a rule, I'm a revolver type of guy but there are two exceptions to this in my collection - No.1, An Umarex Desert Eagle and No.2, A Remington 1911 RAC (a re-branded KWC Tanfoglio Witness) that came into my possession through a deal that I made to get another revolver, I originally intended to 'sell it on' and that would be the last of it (or so I thought, lol). I loaded it up with CO2 and bb's just to give it a test fire to check that it was working correctly, what a mistake that was ! The full size drop out mag, the realistic 'blow back', the weight and it's surprisingly reasonable accuracy made me change my mind and considering that I am a self confessed revolver type of guy is no mean feat at all.
    The only negatives that I found were the painted Remington logo and warnings on the slide plus the plastic grips, well I do love a challenge so armed with a selection of sand paper, steel wool and buffing compound and a day to spend the result is in the pictures below. I also ordered a real wood set of Colt 1911 pistol grips (ebay £18 inc. P&P) and dremmelled them to fit properly (the CO2 bulb makes the magazine housing larger than the original gun)
    IMG_20190110_214822696.jpg
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    IMG_20190110_214847902.jpg

    As you can see from the pictures, this looks far better than the original version (IMHO).
    I don't think that you will go far wrong with a KWC Tanfoglio Witness or one of the many re-branded versions that are available ! And that's me saying that as a 'Revolver' type of guy....:eek:
     
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    Wild Bill Western Firearms collector

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    That, sir........ is a thing of beauty! :nana:
     
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    Great job on that Headhunter! Looks much, much better.
     
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    This is my 1911. It's the Swiss Arms 70's version with brushed stainless steel slide. I love this one.
     

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    On the hip for me:cool:.

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  13. TheArmedBear

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    This looks like a good deal.....

    https://www.pellpax.co.uk/airguns/a...d-air-pistols/swiss-arms-p-1911-full-kit/2253

    I'm now assuming that most of these 1911's are actually the same gun but just re-branded...
    Whether it's Tanfoglio Witness, Remington, KWC M, Swiss Arms or Cybergun or whatever!... is the Gletcher CLT also the same basic gun?
    no one has said much about that one yet?

    The Gletcher has less white writing on it!...

    That Pellpax Swiss Arms version seems a good price & you get a box!

    Any more thoughts before I spend money?


    :confused::);)
     
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    I think they're all a variation on a theme (I think a number of them are built from the same blueprint st the same factory they're that similar) and can highly recommend Gletcher pistols for quality and a super 2 year warranty.

    The Swiss Arms stuff is very good too
     
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    Wild Bunch (Sic ) allows 1911.

    Unfortunately no ambi safetys permitted so south paws like me are in trouble

    -Garth


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    What a thing of beaty!

    What’s your take on the DE? I’ve got one but I shoot it rarely. It eats CO2 and I’m finding it not very accurate when compared to say SAA’s or S&W 586 from Umarex.
    Makes a decent noise for an air pistol though and blow back is always a plus in my book

    -Garth


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    Headhunter Well-Known Member

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    Here's a couple of options;
    https://www.sportsguns.co.uk/air-guns-pistols/bbpistolsfire/raccremin
    https://www.sportsguns.co.uk/air-guns-pistols/bbpistolsfire/remdh
    These guys deliver to your door too !
     
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  18. Mr_Garth

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    Really nice! I especially like the GRP!

    Nothing wrong with 6 mm. airsoft methinks
    Winter time I train and compete in Action Air which is IPSC using bb airsoft pistols. Great fun and good training for IPSC methinks.

    Being ol skool I shoot Classic, in AA that means box standard Marui Foliage Warrior with Molon Labe grips from VZ

    -Garth


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  19. Headhunter

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    The Deagle is very much a fun gun, not the most accurate CO2 pistol, but a great fun gun none the less. Sure is the loudest CO2 handgun that I own, lol. ALL of my revolvers (including a Dan Wesson gen1 2.5") shoot far better than the Deagle does both in terms of accuracy and grouping sizes, but everytime I fire the darn thing it puts a smile on my face :)
     
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