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Reloading for Wild Bunch / Re: Unique powder for WB
« Last post by Happy Jack on March 25, 2018, 10:18:43 AM »
Can't help but I think Original Lumpy Grits  (OLG) on the main SASS wire might be able to help. I think he does/has used it for 45ACP. Knowledgable guy. I would trust his advise.
Reloading for Wild Bunch / Unique powder for WB
« Last post by marshal stone on March 24, 2018, 11:46:31 PM »

Anyone using Unique for their WB loads.

The loads I've been finding in the load manuals is way hotter than needed.
As in  PF of 199 for  45 ACP using 230's
and the lowest load 45 Colt 250 gr. bullet out of a 7 1/2 vaquero was PF of 235.

I know there are better powder choices so lets not go there.
I'm trying to help out one of my shooters who is new to reloading and bought an old red round can of Unique at a gun show when another shooter said to him "you really need to buy that"

Marshal Stone
The Wild Bunch Wire / Re: 1911 for WB and 3gun?
« Last post by Joe Lafives #5481L on March 23, 2018, 11:19:05 PM »
The primary advantage of the striker fired polymer guns that are so prevalent these days is simplicity.  No de-cocker, no thumb safety just point and shoot which is why police depts replaced their revolvers with these types.  Lots to choose from.   I like the M&Ps and have a couple,  I've owned Glocks - solid but felt like bricks.  I'd look at Walter PPQ's as they are great ergonomic guns,  The Springfield XDM's are good but the bore axis is a bit high.   Thing to do is visit and handle as many of the 9mm's in the category and see what feels right and points the most naturally in YOUR hand.  Some brands have some customization capability by swapping out the back-strap with smaller or larger pieces. 
The Wild Bunch Wire / Re: 1911 for WB and 3gun?
« Last post by Happy Jack on March 22, 2018, 12:05:15 PM »
Juiceharp, If you are serious about a 1911 in 9mm for 3 gun you may as well get what I and most of the top competitors shoot:  An STI Edge or one of their really top end open class models.  I shoot an Edge and it is an absolutely amazing pistol.  I've been a 1911 guy for over 50 years and have owned/built/sold/collected the same all that time. The Edge is my favorite.
The Wild Bunch Wire / Re: 1911 for WB and 3gun?
« Last post by lostvaquero on March 21, 2018, 09:54:50 PM »
I use a Grand Power Xcaliber 9mm.  Yep, not well known but very well made.  Uses a rotating barrel so barrel is lower in the frame and less recoil rise.  It is sa/da hammer.

The Wild Bunch Wire / Re: 1911 for WB and 3gun?
« Last post by Watauga Kid on March 21, 2018, 08:56:24 PM »
JJ; S&W MP9 2.0 is real nice.  Indoor ranges often have rental guns. Call around, shop around. Female hunting is called shopping, go for it.    :)
The Wild Bunch Wire / Re: 1911 for WB and 3gun?
« Last post by Juiceharp Jen on March 21, 2018, 06:45:51 PM »
Thanks, all.

According to a local there are three local groups that host WB and they all have open class where I might be able to use my XDS 45. 

Meanwhile, my boyfriend seems to have his heart set on a Sig 1911 Match Elite in .40 cal, while 45 ACP is required for WB and a double stack 9mm is best for 3gun.  I'm not sure where he would compete with what he wants to buy.

I don't really have a budget, per se.  I'm a patent attorney so I have plenty of income at the moment.  The message I seem to be getting is that I need 2 different 1911s for WB and 3gun, and plenty of time to figure it out.  I held and sighted every brand of 1911 I could find at the gun show, and I liked the Ruger the best.  So maybe I will eventually get one of those.  I'm not sure about the double stack 9mm though.  Who makes those besides Glock?  I always feel like I'm holding a brick when I try one of those.
The Wild Bunch Wire / Re: Opinions on traditional 1911
« Last post by Flash on March 21, 2018, 06:23:09 AM »
I have a couple of Springfields that are great same deal with the white dots on the sights.
The Wild Bunch Wire / Re: Opinions on traditional 1911
« Last post by Garrison Joe on March 20, 2018, 10:19:07 PM »
At the lower end of traditional 1911a1 guns, lots of pards have good results with a Remington R1.   Black out the white dots on sights and it's legal.   

If you are worried that you won't be able to get parts in case Remington doesn't survive it's umpteeen-million-th bankruptcy / reorganization efforts...... I wouldn't worry, because standard 1911A1 parts from any after market manufacturer of repute will fit.

I shoot a Colt Series 70 with over 100,000 rounds through it, and it's still tight and accurate.  Backup gun - same, just made 40 years later then the original.    Guess I like Colts.

Good luck, GJ
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