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  1. #11
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    Bob Chow always marked his work...I appreciate irony of the "Chow" bushing, as if you can read this...well. Chow.
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    Since the front strap is so thin on many Colts of the era, he went with stippling instead of checkering. While I appreciate the precision of a good checkering job (and all the work that goes into it after learning how to checker) I have to admit, this stippling is a very positive grip.
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  3. #13
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    I know it is no longer the last word in carry guns, but I appreciate this for what it is. And what is it? Simply one of the best defensive sidearms of its era. Time marches on...but when I am at a low risk BBQ with friends, this is proudly at my side. And if one wants to shoot NRA Bullseye, this one is ready to roll.
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    Boy that was a crappy photo.
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  5. #15
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    Little better. Notice the Bo-Mar sight cut into the slide. No beavertail back then...and when I shoot this one I don't really miss it. Sure makes it easier to hide not to have that beavertail. A big beavertail grip safety is comfortable for me to shoot, but I don't have them on any of the carry 1911's I have when I am regressing back to my youth instead of my usual Glock 19/26 RMR carry gun.

  6. #16
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    My father was a US Army Platoon Sargent during WWII. He had just gotten married and completed an un-accompanied tour overseas. His company commander informed him he was being shipped out to the Panama Canal for a second un-accompanied tour of duty. My father informed the captain he was in fact not accepting a second un-accompanied tour of duty. The captain got very "snippy" until it dawned on him that my father had "NOT" signed his re-enlistment papers. Then he started trying to coddle and do almost anything to get my father to re-enlist short of giving him an accompanied tour of duty assignment. But my father held firm and left the Army. That year I was born, 1949.

    My father instilled in me the LOVE of the COLT 1911, .45 ACP. After I got out of the Army in 1973 it took a while until the 1980s but I eventually purchased a Les Baer. Now, I can hardly afford the good ammo for my guns.

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    “The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes…. Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
    – Thomas Jefferson, Commonplace Book (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria), 1774-1776

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