A little black dress and belt for a lovely young lady. (1911, really!)
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    A little black dress and belt for a lovely young lady. (1911, really!)

    She is a Browning 1911-22 and because she loves steel as much as her owner, but her bullets are so dainty, when they hit they sound more like a “ping/ring” than a clang. So her name became Isabelle Ringer. AND HERE IS HER NEW SHOOTIN’ PARTY OUTFIT!

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    I ordered the antique silver belt buckle which comes close to matching the slide on the gun. Not that anyone will notice but “Belle” and I know and that’s what counts.

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    Her custom holster, combat cut in front, which curves to my body so it doesn't stick out at the bottom and has a ride height that fits me just right was made by Bang Bang leather. New 1/4” thick matching belt by Armour. (My older Armour belt is 3/8” thick and would not go through the loops on this or the other holsters made for me by Bang Bang Leather.)


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    The rest of the story

    We are ready for action!

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    I had the belt made larger than I need right now because I lost 10 pounds due to illness and expect I will gain some (most?) of it back, but it fits OK in the last hole for now. Also, because of having so little strength in my hands, wrists and arms, Gramps and I (actually he did it) put super thick plastic around it to stretch the new holster so it would be easy for me to draw and reholster, but it also was too loose without the retention screws that “Mr. Bang Bang” knew I would probably need. Now it is perfect in every way for me with the right amount of retention so the gun will not fall out if I get turned upside down or flipped onto my side, but still easy to use!

    As we age or have health issues a lot of adjustments have to be made if we are to keep shooting. It sometimes takes a bit of doing, like learning to shoot left handed when my right hand got trashed and like giving up shooting 9mm and going to all only .380 and .22lr pistols, but for me it is well worth it.

    Now, if it stops raining I can get to the Shootin’ Range!
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    Hey Miss Granny,

    Fine .22!

    Really like the belt/rig/holster & especially the Belt Buckle!!

    Thank you for sharing your plight, and how you need to shoot "weak handed" now....

    Keep 'em in the "X" ring!

    Later, Mark
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterGranny View Post
    We are ready for action!

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    I had the belt made larger than I need right now because I lost 10 pounds due to illness and expect I will gain some (most?) of it back, but it fits OK in the last hole for now. Also, because of having so little strength in my hands, wrists and arms, Gramps and I (actually he did it) put super thick plastic around it to stretch the new holster so it would be easy for me to draw and reholster, but it also was too loose without the retention screws that “Mr. Bang Bang” knew I would probably need. Now it is perfect in every way for me with the right amount of retention so the gun will not fall out if I get turned upside down or flipped onto my side, but still easy to use!

    As we age or have health issues a lot of adjustments have to be made if we are to keep shooting. It sometimes takes a bit of doing, like learning to shoot left handed when my right hand got trashed and like giving up shooting 9mm and going to all only .380 and .22lr pistols, but for me it is well worth it.

    Now, if it stops raining so I can get to the Shootin’ Range!
    I like you learned to shoot left, an interesting challenge, that worked out for me

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    That's a nice looking 22 and rig to go with it. How many rounds does the 1911-22 hold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesy814 View Post
    That's a nice looking 22 and rig to go with it. How many rounds does the 1911-22 hold?
    Thank you.

    Ten in the magazine and one in the chamber.

    Hubby was looking at a plastic fantastic .22 last week that holds 30 in the regular magazine. I can't remember which brand he said it was. All 3 of my own .22's have 10 round magazines.

    ETA: Browning also makes a 1911-380 which is exactly the same size gun on the outside (Exact scaled 85% of regular 1911 size). One holster fits both. In fact, you probably won't find any holster listed for the 1911-22 because of that fact, plus a lot more people buy the .380 version than the .22 version.
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    Very nice rig there and is fun shooting with weak hand too. I have always been ambidextrous but my eyes not so much so I have to warm them up before switch. Is getting easier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShooterGranny View Post
    Thank you.

    Ten in the magazine and one in the chamber.

    Hubby was looking at a plastic fantastic .22 last week that holds 30 in the regular magazine. I can't remember which brand he said it was. All 3 of my own .22's have 10 round magazines.

    ETA: Browning also makes a 1911-380 which is exactly the same size gun on the outside (Exact scaled 85% of regular 1911 size). One holster fits both. In fact, you probably won't find any holster listed for the 1911-22 because of that fact, plus a lot more people buy the .380 version than the .22 version.
    10 rounds does seem to be the most common. That's what my Ruger SR22 holds. I had an M&P22 that had 12 round mags but sold it to my sister
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    Like the gun—-Love the rig. Both will serve you well for many years. Thanks for the post.
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    Nice rig, looks good on you.
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