My first 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by DirtyD, Oct 21, 2008.

  1. DirtyD

    DirtyD Well-Known

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    Bought my first 1911 today, Para-Ord SSP. I love it.... put 100 rounds of WWB through today, 2 FTFs (getting some Willson mags, pretty sure thats the issue). This sucker will group.... Going to be sending the slide back to Para for night sights, ordering some slim line grips and calling it good....
     


  2. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    Had problems with my Para mags on mine.Changed the mags and have had no issues.Para will replace the mags if you contact them.
     
  3. LittleGun

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    Congrats on your first 1911. Someday, I will join that club.
     
  4. Shorts

    Shorts TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    Happy New Gun Day :happy0001:
     
  5. Gun-Works

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    Watch that 1911 bug.It can be very hard to kick and can get very expensive..Congrats on the new purchase.
     
  6. JKTex

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    Don't forget about Tripp mags too. Wilson seem to be the mags all the "cool" kids use regardless of whether they're the best out there or not. I know a lot of people that like to use them, bu they have spare springs on hand because they don't last long in new mags.

    Vigil Tripp (Tripp Research) makes mags, including true 8 round (7 round for officers) mags vs. use a follower that allows an extra round in a 7 round mag like others. He's here in Texas also, and is known as one of, if not the best mag. manufacture around.

    I have McCormick Shooting Stars and the ones Kimber uses (used to be and may still be McCormicks) with Tripp rebuild kits that run flawlessly also.
     
  7. DirtyD

    DirtyD Well-Known

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    Thanks for the info, not known for being one of "the cool kids" (does not play well with others and all) but locally Kimber are about all any body has in stock. I will check out Tripp as well.
     
  8. TAZ

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    You may also want to take a gander at McCormick Power Mags, not the Shooting Stars, but the Power Mags. Every 1911 I have owned ran fine with the Power Mags, even ones that didnt run with Wilsons. They also used to be much more affordable than either Wilson or Tripp.
     
  9. bikerbill

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    Congrats and welcome to the club ... I have a Springfield and a Kimber Ultra Carry II, which I carry in cooler weather ... I got Tripp mags for the Kimber and they are excellent ... better start a cookie jar fund like I have; you'll want another one soon ...
     
  10. smittysmith13

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    Dirty...just put a hogue wrap around grip on mine tonight and going to try it out in the morning. I absolutely love my para!!
     

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