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Old 08-11-2017, 12:59 PM   #1
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Grand Raptor II

New to the forum and in need of guidance. A very close family friend recently passed away and his wife entrusted me with his prize pistol. She's not a gun person and she gave me his Grand Raptor II with these words "You're a gun nut like he was, so I know you'll appreciate it"

A little background, I've owned a lot of guns over the years, shot a lot of 1911's, owned a Sig GSR Revolution for a very short period. After doing some reading on the internet I found this forum and figured I could get some insight into this pistol. As far as I can tell the gun is all original with no modifications, I haven't taken it apart yet, mainly because I don't want to idiot scratch it. Some of the stuff I read talks about plastic parts that can be replaced etc. Just wanted to see if ya'll had any advice on what to do, other than shooting it, because I plan on doing a lot of that.
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Old 08-11-2017, 02:04 PM   #2
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Wellllllllll, the first thing I'd suggest is you show us what she looks like. We're all pretty much voyeurs when it comes to other's toys. )
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Ox190, first welcome to the site from Tennessee. Grand Raptor is a Custom or Full size 5" barrel, all steel pistol with Satin Silver frame, Kimpro Black slide with target adjustable rear sight. It is not rare but should be a accurate and reliable pistol. It has a current MSRP of $1,512.00. That's one I don't own but it is very nice. I wouldn't worry about changing any plastic parts, good chance the main spring housing is plastic but that would not bother me in the least. That's the only part I can think of that's plastic.

That would be an awesome keepsake and if it was given to me I would never part with it.

NOTE: I use a guitar pick placed on the frame to avoid the "idiot scratch!"
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Welcome to the forum from GA. I'm sorry about the loss of your friend. I'm sure he would be happy to know that a close friend was taking good care of his prize pistol. I hope you enjoy it as much as he did.
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Welcome from Northeast, Pa Ox190. Field strip the gun , clean, lube and shoot the hell out of that 1911. You should be very pleased with this gun.
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Welcome to the forum from Northern Illinois. Very thoughtful of your friends wife to entrust you with such a significant part of his life. Clean, lube shoot, rinse, repeat.
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Old 08-14-2017, 01:39 PM   #7
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Thanks everyone, here she is.

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Ox190, looks exactly like I thought it would...great! Have you fired it yet?
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Not yet, field stripped and lubed up with Slide Glide, plan on doing a lot of shooting over Labor Day Weekend down at a buddies ranch. I'm the last one to bring a 1911 down there. A good friend was given a Kimber Custom II that had been worked over by a gunsmith and his dad used in competition shooting, my other buddy has a Randall true Lefty 1911 that his dad gave him because he's right handed left eye dominant and shoots left handed (Several people have told him he needs to stop shooting the Randall because of it being so rare, but his family doesn't believe in owning guns to not shoot them....neither do I for that matter)
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Congratulations, have fun shooting your new gun.
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