A Cimarron Nickel 1911 – Sweet Stuff – and in God’s chosen caliber as brought to us by Saint Browning – .45 ACP (LOL) . . .
Fancy grips ( plastic – ugh ) – and a muzzle brake . . .
The factory grips and barrel bushing and 7 round mag DID NOT come with it – plus side to that – it came with a Wilson Combat 8 round magazine . . .
Of course I changed the recoil spring and guide rod to a Wilson Combat from Brownell’s – and threw the buffer away – this makes a noticeable difference in the recoil impulse . . .
Enough Barbra Streisand Bruce – How’s it shoot??
Brought it up twice just to see how the sight picture – target picture – grip – alignment thing was looking – it was good – I dumped the magazine – It’s a Keeper!!
This next one?? – I guess slow fire is a relative thing – to me slow fire is sight alignment and bang – right at one round per second – it works . . .
Next is 3 – 8 round magazines – dump the mag and drop – fresh mag – dump the mag and drop – fresh mag – dump the mag – drop the mag out – 24 rounds in about 21 seconds – including mag changes – be loving me some 1911 . . .
I polished the muzzle brake to get the mat finish look up to more of a polished look and ordered some new grips and grip screws for it from Wicked Grips – I will give you folks a good look under the hood and a look at the grips next week – they are too cool . . .
Good Looker – Eh? . . .
Just one question at this point Bruce – Yes . . . Cimarron – the cowboy gun seller “King” – A friggin 1911??
They ( Cimarron ) started marketing the 1911 when SASS started “The Wild Bunch” division – if you <<<GO HERE>>> you can scroll down and download the handbooks for the division – fun stuff right there . . .
So Cimarron started with the 1911 pattern aiming for the “Wild Bunch” shooters – and they and Armsor/Rock Island actually did a “decent” job on coming up with a circa 1913 government model 1911 – it’s not perfect – but it’s close enough that it is allowed in the competition – and NOBODY wants to run the snot out of their 5 to 10 thousand dollar Colt original pistol . . .
When I get the grips we will take a closer look at 1911 government vs 1918 government/commercial models vs Rock Island – no real GLARING differences – but they are there – in the meantime – trot your happy ass to the range and PRACTICE!!
Have Fun! – Run the Gun! – and remember – Fish Heads are Cheap!!