An Oilmans weapon

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Minuteman, Mar 6, 2010.


  1. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I am a fourth generation oily and I like to reflect that in what I drive, how I dress, and now even in the weapon I carry.

    Black Gold is a theme I try to go with and Black Ostrich Skin Boots and accessories are sort of my trademark. I even have a black Ostrich skin steering wheel cover in my truck.

    This is my newest sidearm. Springfield Armory 1911-A1 Target model .45 in black stainless with custom German silver grips with gold plated scroll work. I plan on using this as my more formal carry gun. I have a micro-compact .45 for everyday carry but this will be my dressed up Sunday-go-to-meetin gun. I ordered the grips for it from a guy in San Antonio and the Black ostrich skin holster, belt, and mag carrier are from El Paso Saddlery. The grips don't come across as shiny in my pics as they really are. Haven't recieved the holster set yet.
    Not too sure about the target sight yet. May change it out for a low mount.
    SA. SA1. sa2. Grips. 266.
     
  2. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn Mosquito Sailor

    I ain't gonna say a word about you chasing down and shooting some Dallas Pimp to steal his gun.... no way, not ever, not me. Maybe I am just jealous that I have not the extra money to spare for rig like that....lol. So I will behave and say :rolleyes: SWEET !!!
     
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I'm in awe. Range report ASAP, please.
     
  4. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    LOL @ tac! Yeah it would feel right at home in the hood. Oilmen and pimps have a lot in common when it comes to fashion sense.
    It was a splurge for sure but I have worked a lot of overtime lately and I always try to buy something special when I do. Makes the extra days away from home worthwhile.
    I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. Looking forward to seeing how these target sights are.
     
  5. fortunateson

    fortunateson I hate Illinois Nazis!

    Wish I could do work like that. wow.
     
  6. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I think I know the lineage of the .45 micro you mentioned ;)
     
  7. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Still in service!
     
  8. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Wow, can't wait to see it in person. El Paso Saddlery makes outstanding products. I wear them daily.
     
  9. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I had a characture of "The Perfect Oilman" and how to recognise them. It pointed out all the things to look for.

    Stetson hat
    Western shirt (pearl snap buttons only)
    Drill bit necklace
    Gold nugget jewelry
    Middle Eastern puzzle ring
    Western belt with name on it
    Big oilfield belt buckle
    Levi jeans (only cowboys wear Wranglers)
    Ostrich skin boots

    Been deported from one or more countries
    Banned for life from one or more airlines
    Drinks Crown Royal whiskey
    Been divorced a minimum of 2 times

    If he hasn't done it or seen it, he knows the ol' boy that has.


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  10. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    Nice 'Sunday go to meeting gun' and accessories.
     
  11. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I got to hold that in my hand the other evening over at E.L.'s and have to say that the pictures do not do it justice. She is as beautiful as she is lethal.
     
  12. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Yeesh. He went full Sunday go to meeting formal to EL's? Would have thought holey jeans, ripped T and a well flogged Sig.

    [beer]
     
  13. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    Nothing official just a quick trip to the range to run some rounds through her.
    I don't know if it is the targt sights or what but I can tell that it is a lot more accurate than my other two Springfields. I shot some cans down at my range on my property and at 15 and 25 yds. I was dancing them all around the sand pile.
    I haven't had a chance to put up some paper and get a good feel for it yet. But preliminary testing looks good. I think she's a keeper.
     
  14. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    It's Here, It's Here!!

    I feel like a kid on Christmas morning. My holster rig finally arrived today from El Paso Saddlery. Man, this thing is well worth the money. And the belt was a perfect fit. I have ordered belts and holsters on-line before and had them not fit me or not fit the weapon. Not from these folks. Everything was perfect.
    Oilman1.
     
  15. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    A well dressed Oilman!

    I had to see how this would look with the rest of the ensemble!!
    Ostrich skin boots, check.
    Drill bit necklace, check.
    gold nugget jewelery, check.
    pressed levi's, check.
    wrangler shirt with pearl buttons, check.
    Ostrich skin vest, check.
    Ostrich skin belt, holster and mag holder, check.
    Pistol with custom gold plated grips, check.
    Ready to hit the town!!!!!!!!
    Oilman2. Oilman3. Oilman4. Oilman5. Oilman6.
     
  16. Minuteman

    Minuteman Chaplain Moderator Founding Member

    I don't like the silver buckle and keepers but I have found Monatana Silversmiths have them gold plated that will fit this belt. So I am going to order them. I am going to have more in the holster rig than in the pistol!

    After looking at the pics I am thinking, (Oh God somobody stop me!), of having the syderco knife and the spare mag gold plated. Hmmm...

    The thought keeps going through my mind, If I lived in the old west would they have called me a "Dandy", or maybe a "Dude"?

    I am going to see if my Bud E.L. will babysit her for me when I jump the pond. And I don't mean let her sit in the safe and be lonely. You would have to take her out once and awhile and exercise her!!!
     
  17. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    If Eddie can't babysit, then....[rofllmao]
    How much for the short blond?
     
  18. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Oilman's belly - check. :lol: (Yah, I know, you'll git me fer dat.)
     
  19. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    With all that gold, you're going to need some protection. Glad to see you been able to replace some things after having to sell off some stuff. Congrats!
     
  20. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I would be honored. Me casa is su casa.

    That is one fantastic looking rig. I don't believe I have ever seen one that is nicer. I have the thicker and wider El Paso Saddlery belt, wear that one around for a while and let me know how you like it. I have been needing to pick up a thinner belt that would hold the weight of my Les Baer 1911 and be thin enough to wear with suit slacks.
     
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