Ideal rate of twist (MLP firearms and shooting thread)

Fiat Lux

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Not sure how to caption this pic, so I'll just use it as thread bump to get it back on page 1. :)

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I imagine that involves a certain level of discomfort for the cat...

But on the other hand... seriously ingenious! I mean, one would never suspect the military guy in black, in the helmet, lying prone, behind the cat, had a gun...

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Just found out today that the CMP 1911 program is still going and I might have another shot at getting a Military Surplus 1911.

I had one 1911 for the Battery Commander in my arms room at Ft. Campbell back in the late '80's. It would be so cool to own one. I already have a couple nice 1911's, but this would be truly special.

 

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Just found out today that the CMP 1911 program is still going and I might have another shot at getting a Military Surplus 1911.

I had one 1911 for the Battery Commander in my arms room at Ft. Campbell back in the late '80's. It would be so cool to own one. I already have a couple nice 1911's, but this would be truly special.

That was my issue gun in '75. Didn't shoot worth a damn. I thought all 1911s were bad until I shot one that still had a barrel
 

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That was my issue gun in '75. Didn't shoot worth a damn. I thought all 1911s were bad until I shot one that still had a barrel
Same with grandpa's 1903 .32
Crazy... it's nice and heavy, but kicks HARD for a little .32, and the thing can't hit the broad side of a barn from inside the barn.

I replaced the springs and cleaned it up, but it's not worth replacing the barrell... sentimental value only, it'll never be more than a $300 gun.
 

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That was my issue gun in '75. Didn't shoot worth a damn. I thought all 1911s were bad until I shot one that still had a barrel
Yeah I don’t think they even case-hardened them during WWII.
The issue 1911 I had in ‘Nam rattled. It was a Remington-Rand.
Back in the ‘50’s Army/Navy stores sold ‘em for $4.95.
They got popular with bullseye shooters who would squeeze the slides in a vise, and/or pean the frame rails to tighten ‘em up and try to make accuracy better (but reliability suffered).
I have since found and bought another WWII vintage Remington-Rand, for nostalgia’s sake. Paid too much, but that’s how it goes for provenance.
 
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A man came into the gun store Thursday morning to do a transfer, because he got drawn to purchase a CMP 1911. I had been somewhat interested in them until I saw the prices.
 

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Just found out today that the CMP 1911 program is still going and I might have another shot at getting a Military Surplus 1911.

I had one 1911 for the Battery Commander in my arms room at Ft. Campbell back in the late '80's. It would be so cool to own one. I already have a couple nice 1911's, but this would be truly special.

It's simply a matter of how MUCH rattle you can live with. ;)
 

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A man came into the gun store Thursday morning to do a transfer, because he got drawn to purchase a CMP 1911. I had been somewhat interested in them until I saw the prices.
Yep.
The collectors have ruined the entire purpose of the CMP.
We knew the 1911's were going to be a shitshow from the start, but even the Garands... anything usable that is worthy of being in a "Marksmanship Program" is more costly than the open market, simply because it's "vintage"
You'll do better at the C&R tables at the local gun show.
 

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Yep.
The collectors have ruined the entire purpose of the CMP.
We knew the 1911's were going to be a shitshow from the start, but even the Garands... anything usable that is worthy of being in a "Marksmanship Program" is more costly than the open market, simply because it's "vintage"
You'll do better at the C&R tables at the local gun show.
This... was a time when you could get a great Garand from CMP for about $250. But, they were overbought. I got one last year for my grandson's Christmas present, paid $750. Ugh.

The 1911 program is fucked. Way overpriced, even for "vintage".

Sad
 

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Picked up a new plinker today. I have enough .22 to last my lifetime so I'm gonna be shooting this a lot and sitting on my stockpile of other calibers.

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A PC Victory? Nice score. I had the opportunity to shoot a regular Victory when they fist came out and just loved it. The PC version has to be super nice.

Well done!
:applause: :applause: :applause:
 

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This... was a time when you could get a great Garand from CMP for about $250. But, they were overbought. I got one last year for my grandson's Christmas present, paid $750. Ugh.

The 1911 program is fucked. Way overpriced, even for "vintage".

Sad
It is sad. Completely defeats the purpose of the program too. I wish a gun manufacturer would/could come out with a solid shooting, cheap, no frills rifle to sell cheaply through cmp.

Those would probably just get gobbled up though, and end up on gun show tables for tidy profits within a month.

The shooting community is the best community, but we’re our own enemy sometimes.
 


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