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  1. Retcop: They are largely just my personal favorites of the 10mm's and that is even comparing it to my S&W collection of all 6 models (my avatar). The first 150 were effectively hand fitted by Bob Serva (who later founded https://www.fusionfirearms.com/ ) and crew and were mostly forged parts and match barrels. They did let the customer choose from a few different customization options like FCS, trigger, sights, hammer, checkering, and the 1 of 150 numbering and a Razorback is stamped on the slide, as well as any magazines purchased at the time. Mostly, it was to see if there was enough demand to warrant going into regular production. They are priced at a slight premium over the later ones, especially once CZ bought them. I don't know of any real issues with the CZ ones. They are still in production and the overall design really hasn't changed. What drew me to the original 150 is most of them have the grips that are black with the "red eye" DW logo and to me the contrast of the red, black, and stainless is just beautiful. I would be interested in just buying those factory grips if anyone wants to change theirs out. I now have 7 of the original 150 including a consecutive serial numbered pair and also #203. Some are almost so tight they barely function until you get a hundred or two rounds down the pipe. You can't tell me they aren't sexy. :-) The brown one at the 8 o'clock position has the regular brown grips with the goldish colored DW logo is #203. The one at the 7 o'clock position is actually a custom polished PMA-10. For some reason in this picture the black on the grips look subdued and the red DW in the middle doesn't "pop" like they do in person. Logo'd and numbered magazine:
  2. bambihunter

    WTB 11 or 15 round S&W 10mm magazines

    Still looking for these mags.
  3. bambihunter

    WTB 11 or 15 round S&W 10mm magazines

    I hardly come here anymore either, it is a shame as when 10mmtalk.com was a stand-alone site it had great 10mm traffic. I guess a few people do however as I did recently buy a Razorback through here. I would be interested in the magazine(s). I will say my finances are a bit thin at the moment, but could come up with something. Let me know. (might be best to send me a PM).
  4. Email sent Kangal, thanks for letting him know to PM me Joel74. I appreciate it.
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    Colt Double Eagle 10mm

    Doesn't it say right on the frame on the first-run? I know the Delta Elite did.
  6. bambihunter

    Hey bambihunter

    Awww, thanks guys! I appreciate it. I get to celebrate my birthday outdoors. It doesn't get any better than that. I am going fishing for the next 2 days straight. Weather is supposed to be great, low wind (uncommon in Oklahoma), and 72 degrees.
  7. I don't see why SIG chose the SAO route. To me, that looks like all the makings of a standard DA/SA trigger. I too would like to see the higher capacity version of it. There is something to the shape and balance of it that makes me think of one of my favorite 10mm's to shoot: the Star Megastar.
  8. bambihunter

    Noob--Bitten by the 10mm Bug

    For an outdoor "around the house and woods" long slide, I would look into the Glock G40 10mm long slide. I recently added one to my large stable of 10mm thoroughbreds and although not as pretty as its stablemates, its capacity to weight ratio certainly has its merits. You can never go wrong with a 1911 of any type and size. I have a few dozen, including Colt, Dan Wesson (my favorite), Springfield, Kimber, etc. All are in 10mm of course. I don't own any 9mm's, .40's, or even .45's. The 10mm does everything those can do except better. The only exception to that is for a suppressed round, I would go with the .45 since they are usually naturally subsonic to start with and by the time you slow down the 10mm to subsonic, you've lost most of its benefits.. I too have wanted a CCO for years. I have been trying to get one member here to sell me his Dan Wesson CCO 10mm but no luck. I may look into a Fusion as Bob Serva has already said he can make it the way I wanted it to be done.
  9. I have always heard the E suffix was enhanced, but there is a LOT of gross generalizations with firearms, particularly Colts it seems. If that is really what it means, it might have some extra value, but it is still within a "class frame" if that makes sense. In other words, that wouldn't bump up a standard delta to above a gold cup, and gold cup above a national match and so on. I have done fairly decent on the firearms themselves over the past few years but I have found NO deals on ammo, particularly .22lr. I sometimes miss deals when I have a new interest but once I am on the hunt and watch several go across the auction boards, I then have a good feeling for what it is worth. I missed 2 that comes to mind because it was right when I started looking at a particular gun (marlin .45-70 and benelli M3 folder). I know my 10mm's inside and out though. I have, or have owned almost every make and model out there. I will also go out on a limb and say the worst gun for investment is the "deer rifle". Those are one of the few that is like cars in which you buy it, take it home and it has already lost 25% of its value.
  10. I can't help you much with a positive answer about the E suffix on them. I have several Colt's but honestly they don't interest me much so I haven't remembered it. I find most of the 10mm GC's for sale to be totally unrealistic. Within the past 7 years or so I have bought a standard Delta Elite but in the high polished finish (looks like chrome) that was NIB for $1100 (like this listing for nearly 3x as much) http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=487271509 and a very good DEGC in box for $1350, and I don't recall about what I gave for the DEGC-NM but as rare as it is, it was still cheaper than some of these schmucks want for their idiot-marked ones. I have seen a listing on GB where the guy repeatedly has tried to sell his for like $3400. If you are looking for a Colt for an investment, then it is worth it. They hold and increase their value and are a very safe bet. However, if you are wanting a beautiful, accurate, and operational 1911 shooter, then look at some of the others out there. I am real partial to Dan Wesson Razorback's but also own 3 Springfield Omega Match. Speaking of the Omega Match, a lot of people use the Colt "wisdom" in regards to Springfield Omega's and believe if they start with the NM prefix that they are National Match. However, in the Omega line, there is no such thing but there is a Match and it says it right on the slide so there is no question. It also has what looks like an allen-head on the slide on the opposite side as the ejection port where the standard Omega's have a different dual extractor setup. My biggest tip to you, or anyone else wanting to get into collecting (anything) is to figure out what you want. Watch the market for a while so you will know a good deal when you see one, and have the money you will need available to buy it when you find that good deal. I have bought most of my 60+ 10mm's using that method and my collection is worth many times over what I have invested in it. I sometimes buy something, find a better quality/condition one later, or a better variant, then I either add it to the collection, or sell the first one and buy another.
  11. bambihunter

    Wyoming Arms Parker 10MM

    I have owned a few over the years and if they functioned, they were inaccurate. What I remember the most about them was it felt like every metal to metal contact felt abrasive like sandpaper. Triggers weren't that good too. Most of these that I had were eons ago but before I got used to shooting higher quality guns like Dan Wesson Razorback's or Springfield Omega Match's so I wasn't yet spoiled. That said, we don't mean to rain on your parade. If you are happy with it, and it works well for you, then enjoy it! I have a very early Kel-Tec P3AT .380 that almost no one could make theirs shoot. I have probably put 3k rounds through the pipe with various ammo without one stoppage, accurate enough for what it is designed for, etc. In fact, if I could trade it for a newer design one, I wouldn't because I know how good this one is. Sometimes a person is just lucky and get a good one of a bad batch. Sometimes, you are unlucky with good brands and get a bad one (like My Kimber Stainless Target II experience).
  12. bambihunter

    Glock 40 10mm MOS Hunter

    Nothing about it on their site yet. I would buy one, then again, I buy about every other 10mm model I can find and/or afford.
  13. bambihunter

    AMT Javelina

    My shooting experience is exactly like shoot1sam's, completely inaccurate at realistic ranges. I got much better accuracy at any given distance with my Glock 29 than I did with the Javelina. I am trying to remember if I still have the AMT or if I sold it...
  14. bambihunter

    DW CBOB -- Headache

    Yeah, I am curious too. I didn't have very good luck with my Kimber Stainless Target II but I have at least a half-dozen DW (pre-cz) 10mm's and I LOVE them!