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this is a discussion within the Everything Else Community Forum; 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 ...

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Old 03-20-2013, 08:05 AM   #1
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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.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:10 AM   #2
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My Nighthawk Custom: Templar Knight .45 ACP 1911 #29 of 100. Click image for larger version

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Old 03-21-2013, 06:05 PM   #3
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:08 PM   #4
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:12 PM   #5
 
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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.

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Old 03-21-2013, 06:20 PM   #6
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Question, does the same gun with a SS slide truly worth the 50 extra bucks?
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Old 03-21-2013, 08:29 PM   #7
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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.

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Old 03-21-2013, 08:33 PM   #8
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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.

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)
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:16 AM   #10
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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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