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TheOak 03-20-2013 08:05 AM

The Firing Pin (Gun thread)
 
This is the only place I figured this thread would fall. This thread is for the hunters, shooters, collectors, it's basically the "gun thread". We can use this thread to learn, show, and teach...

Ill start with a small tidbit of uncommon knowledge most do not know. Most should all know that the Modern semi-automatic rifle known as the AR-15 was designed by Eugene Stoner.... What very few know is that AR stands for.... It is not "Assault Rifle", its not "automatic rifle", it actually doesn't have the word "rifle" in it.

AR is an abbreviation of Armalite, the company Eugene Stoner worked for when he designed the AR-15. If you go to Armalite's website you will see that they still use the AR designation today and also on weapons not associated with the AR-15.

Here, browse their pistols they all start with AR in the nomenclature.
http://www.armalite.com/categories.a...2-a72c1eba187e

Now consider your self a 5% er.

TheOak 03-20-2013 08:10 AM

2 Attachment(s)
My Nighthawk Custom: Templar Knight .45 ACP 1911 #29 of 100. Attachment 6379

Factory test target 3 rounds.
Attachment 6380

TheOak 03-21-2013 06:05 PM

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My Nighthawk Enforcer Recon Predator 1911
.45 ACP


Attachment 6402
Attachment 6403

3 round test target
Attachment 6404

TheOak 03-21-2013 06:08 PM

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My FN Herstal SCAR 16&17

Attachment 6405

SmashMouth 03-21-2013 06:12 PM

Re: The Firing Pin (Gun thread)
 
Nice... my grandfather had a WWII .45 somewhat like your Nighthawk. It was a long time ago, but I think it was something like this.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...J2VErPnQcljBXg

Danno 03-21-2013 06:20 PM

Re: The Firing Pin (Gun thread)
 
Question, does the same gun with a SS slide truly worth the 50 extra bucks?

TheOak 03-21-2013 08:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Danno (Post 488869)
Question, does the same gun with a SS slide truly worth the 50 extra bucks?

Gun "worth" is subjective Danno. Does it make it more reliable or more accurate? Probably not.... Does it make it more appealing to some? Yes.... and no.

Do you not have to worry about the bluing staying on if its SS? Obviously

Some would pay an extra $200 for gold plated tiger stripe. I wouldn't.

Personally, as you can see, I don't care for SS. Too shiny for me and if I need to use it in the sunlight I don't care to be blinded by the sun if the glare hits me in the eyes.

Tried to find a set of forums where after three pages there was a conclusion other than personal choice and I couldn't find one.

If you run over to 1911forum.com and search you will find a few threads on the exact question.

TheOak 03-21-2013 08:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SmashMouth (Post 488867)
Nice... my grandfather had a WWII .45 somewhat like your Nighthawk. It was a long time ago, but I think it was something like this.

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/i...J2VErPnQcljBXg

Correct, the Colt 1911 .45 ACP was the preferred pistol in WWII. For the most part that model with little variation has been in service since.... Yup 1911.
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1911_pistol

My grandfather had one.... My grandmother pawned it . (Fuming) :-(

WhoDat!656 03-21-2013 10:10 PM

Re: The Firing Pin (Gun thread)
 
Marines Place Order For Colt 1911

TheOak 03-22-2013 05:16 AM

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Originally Posted by WhoDat!656 (Post 488933)

That's interesting because I thought the Marines were the driving force behind the move to the Baretta (M9) in 1985 ish....


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