Back in day I used to think I really wanted a long slide 1911 because reasons. Some gun-slut at the time was using one for hogs and then he got one in 10mm…and I was smitten. But outside of obscure articles and pictures I never even saw one. They were as rare as hen’s teeth up here…
The idea never seemed to catch on. I dunno if that is a pity or not. This is probably yet another case of unrequited gun lust that will not be resolved in this lifetime. Have any a you guys shot these? Any impressions and info would be sincerely appreciated.
You know I don't think Colt ever made a longslide in the Delta 10mm series, either the Elite or the Gold Cup. I have an example of each and they are both the standard 5.03" tube. No results for a search on other lengths.ReplyDelete
The one in your photo looks like a real gun, not a piece of creative art. If you look closely at the front of the slide about 1/3 of the way from the end of the frame to the front sight (and also on the recoil shroud directly below it) signs can be seen that the front of another pistol have been welded on. A 6" 1911 barrel would be easy to source, and wala! A rare beast. Maybe the source of your photo has more info!
it is kind of weird, at times I wanted both a 38 super and a 10 mm.ReplyDelete
when they had the gun in stock, they didn't have ammo.
both where Colts too. but not one round in the shop ?
one was a blue one in the early 1990's the 38 super, felt great, very nice finish on it. but no ammo at all.
later there was a couple of 10mms in stock. one a Dan Wesson, again very nice and a Colt delta elite. but no ammo
funny stopped in the gun warehouse and lots of 10 ammo.
but not 10mm other than a few Glocks. don't care much for them
I like to see a hammer and made of steel/wood
Yeah me too. I love both chamberings…but good grief…you’d be chasing brass. That’s the good thing about 45…I can pick up anything I need…Delete
I own a Springfield V-16 Long Slide in .45 Super. It's built like a tank and has a 16 port compensator; two rows of 8 ports. It's also heavy and a bit stiff. With my hands the way they are today, I have to cock the hammer before racking the slide.ReplyDelete
I've never shot .45 Super out of it, but it handles standard .45 cartridges without a problem. The recoil feels more like a gentle .38 than the hard snap of the .45. The sights are adjustable, and the pistol is much more accurate than I'll ever be. The extra weight at the end of the pistol helps to steady it, and gives the shooter just a little more accuracy. The long slide helps too.
Sadly, the pistol didn't catch on. I paid $1,000 for it, new in the box. It's worth about three or four grand today, and that's in U.S. dollars, not Canadian Marques (or geese, boxtops, whatever). The main reason being is that it's complex to manufacture, especially compared to the Glock, and it's overbuilt so as to handle the red hot Super. The .45 Super comes out of the pipe at 1100 fps, and that's real nice and all, but the ammo is expensive and it's visually identical to regular old .45 - which means that if you get the two of them mixed up, it's likely to just ruin your whole day.
The coolness factor is right there with the long slide, and if you have the do-re-mi, well, who am I, right? I'm glad I own one, but I don't shoot it that often.
Gawd - that would be something special, WL. When I win a million dollars and come down to the states to visit STxAR I’ll stop in to harass you too!Delete
.45 Super? What a hoot! I’d simply HAVE to load some rounds for it. The guys around here are shooting something called the 460 Roland, I think? It’s probably ballisticly the same thing.
Too many guns, too little time…
5 and 6", 10mm, 1911's seem to be a thing in Alaska for bear protection.ReplyDelete
Beautiful gun. I just bought a Sig P210. Not shot yet. Always wanted to shoot 10mm hut not enough to buy one. Have a SW 460 when the urge to thunder-thump hits.ReplyDelete
a Sig 210 in on my wish list too. I am thinking the carry model.Delete
but I would change out the plastic grips fpr wood ones
You guys will love them! I almost pistol whipped my boss with his…he said the damned thing wouldn’t shoot! I got so damned mad at his whining, that I stole a couple of his mags and ran them through…and that gun put every single round in the black at 25 yards. Those things will shoot like a house on fire and no bones about it.Delete
Once had an AMT (SS) Hardball long slide (7") in .45 acp a friend of mine built for me. I used it in local "combat" competitions to great success. As a leo I l also carried it in a Safariland "Dirty Harry" shoulder holster. We built a two piece screw together guide rod that worked terrific. Had to soup up my handloads but factory ammo worked fine once we got it tuned up. Sold it when I stopped competing and carrying. Wish I hadn't.ReplyDelete
yeah, top of my want-but-will-never-even-smell list.ReplyDelete