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Thread: Don't look Bawanna...more plastic

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    Default Don't look Bawanna...more plastic

    Well, I've been pleased with the 1911ish plastic pistol that I posted about in this thread, http://www.kahrtalk.com/showthread.p...sts-don-t-look, that I decided to give something similar a try. Other than a rail, this one more closely copies the look of a classic 1911, but most of the lower is polymer:

    I haven't shot it at paper yet, but I was consistently bouncing the Shiff plate of this steel target side to side at 15 yards with it

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    Thanks for sharing! I really am not able to warm up to the rail on a 1911, kinda ruins the lines for me. Are the grips removable or are they molded in with the screws molded in also?

    I do like that target though. I shoot mostly steel once I get a load dialed in for each gun. I have 3- gongs, all suspended by chain from a rebar frame that I welded up. That works great, but I'm always looking for something different.

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    Hey Ken,
    The grips are molded in, as are the bottom screws. The top screws are real and lock a steel insert into the frame.
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    It actually looks half way decent. I hope it's a winner.
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    I was looking at one of those, as well as that ATI you posted about (used on Armslist). The owners must hold them in high regard as they wanted just about new prices and wouldn’t budge. Wonder if it would hold up to a 460 Rowland conversion? Lol! Would be a hoot to shoot from such a lightweight!

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    Thought I would post another photo of the poly 1911;

    While doing so I realized I forgot to mention the front strap. I was going to buy a traction overlay specific to a 1911 front strap, but ended up using a piece from a kit I bought to prevent an electronic device from sliding around.

    I'm satisfied with how it looks and functions:

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    Should work great and it looks swell. I usually put skate board tape or similar on mine that aren't checkered. I like a rough front strap. I like the rubberized stuff best, flexes a bit.
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    Perfect! I have an officer sized 1911 that had that stuff on the front strap when I bought it. I wondered what it was and where the guy got it and now I know. Thanks for the info Greg! (I seem to say that a lot to you!)

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    Well once again Greg gave me a little push and I picked up my own Tupperware a couple hours ago.


    As you can see it's a clone to his EAA. He being smarter than I pointed out it was an early version which is better than the later. It was listed as new/old stock. Greg was also kind enough to send me a package of the grip texture which I will put to good use.

    This thing was indeed old stock, the lube they are coated with before leaving the factory had turned adhesive, very sticky. Reminded me of an officers Colt Rail Gun that he had used Frog Lube on. Almost resorted to gasoline to get that junk off his Colt. It did look much better than I anticipated in person and even better now after a good cleaning and oiling and greased the rails.
    I added a Wilson buffer while it was apart, not sure why, just felt like it. Other than that I don't see any need to change anything yet. I may add a metal recoil spring guide. The mag release is metal. Thought I might put a straight main spring housing on it but it feels good and points naturally so might be fine as is.

    Threw it on my scale and it is 1042 grains or 2.26lbs loaded compared to my CBob(commander) at 1236 grains or 2.78 lbs. So there is a substantial weight advantage.

    I need to find a rig to accommodate the light rail, probably a Garrett Silent Thunder or Mernickle OWB. Don't really need or want the rail but ones without are twice the money and more, so a light rail ain't so bad.

    A little closer up shot.


    Over all, I'm completely tickled so far. Hope to get out and light it off soon.
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    If I mathed it right, that's 32.2 ounces. My AO GI 1911 is 39 oz so that is a nice weight savings.
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