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2011 Bul Armory SAS II Ultralight

Purchase Confirmed! I’ve Bought My First 2011!

Bul Armory 2011 – SAS II Ultralight 3.25″

I committed to purchasing the Bul Armory SAS II Ultralight. At one point during the purchase process, I cancelled the process, went to the Alpha Foxtrot page and almost started to order that gun instead.

I then went back to the Bul Armory page and committed to the purchase process.

Now, I’m trying to sort through the FFL process. It’s odd that Bul Armory wants the buyer to reach out to the FFL to obtain the FFL. In my experience (I’ve bought a shitload of guns via FFL), the seller reaches out to the FFL or the FFL reaches out seller to share FFL info. Asking the buyer to do that is fucking odd, in my opinion.

So, why did I almost change my mind about the Ultralight purchase? I saw the price of Ultralight mags. They are not cheap. The AF1911 S15 uses Shield Arms mags, which are cheap.

Why didn’t I buy the Alpha Foxtrot S15 instead? Their reliability/dependability is unknown. It’s an absolutely beautiful gun, but I need a carry gun to be reliable.

So, I now need to know if the SAS II UL will fit in my currentl Tenicor Certum 3 holster. UPDATE: I do believe my current holster will fit this gun! It should fit anything that’s under 4.25″ in barrel length.

I’ll also need 2-3 more mags. I also plan to try an optic with this gun.

Needless to say, I’m excited!

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Instagram Has Been Killing My Accounts

I created my third Instagram account in February 2023. My first one got nuked with no notice. I’m not sure why, because it was automotive-affiliated, had nothing but car photos, and wasn’t really used all that much.

I opened my third one so that I could visit Alpha Foxtrot’s Instagram account. You need an account to browse and read comments. Beyond visiting that one account and viewing the photos of firearms (I didn’t leave comments or upload any photos), I didn’t use the account.

I tried to log into the account today and found that the account was suspended after not being used maybe 3 weeks and no activity that violated usage of the account. There was no posted reason as to why it was suspended. I was given the option of disputing and I took it, after which I was immediately able to log into my account. I looked at the account status and there is no hint that it was suspended. I also looked at my account’s activity (to determine if it was hacked), but it was empty of activity logs.

Either someone suspended the account because of it’s name (username is ‘r2kbaaa’) or because of me viewing firearms.

WTAF. So, someone can post photos of firearms and that’s fine, but a person can’t view those same photos?? Or, no one can use any username related to the right to bear arms?

Those aren’t grounds for suspension/deletion per their acceptable usage policy. I can’t ask about it because I refuse to navigate their pages to try to find a way to converse with a moderator (Instagram is owned by Meta, which also owns and was/is Facebook).

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1911 2011 handguns

Thoughts on 1911s and 2011s

So, my bonus is on the way.

I still haven’t decided on which gun to get – Bul Armory SAS II Ultralight or the Alpha Foxtrot S15 1911.

Looking at Bul Armory’s website, they’re selling directly from the website, which is good because Gunbroker has a high markup and all I’m seeing is examples for bidding only. MSRP is a lot lower than I’d thought. I’ve also been wondering on the Comp edition, but it’s $300-400 higher and the comp can’t be removed (plus, it may require a custom holster to accommodate the comp).

I checked Gunbroker and up until now, the AF S15 was available – they’re now sold out, but I suppose I can reach out to the manufacturer’s web page.

On top of that, the EAA Girsan Witness 2311 appears to be on the verge of being released to the public. I’m seeing placeholder listings at Wikiarms.com (specifically at Search “eaa witness 2311” for sale | WikiArms AmmoEngine). These have a starting MSRP of $999 but many of the listings are below MSRP. They’re selling 10mm in 4.25″, 5″, and 6″, and they’re selling 45ACP in 3.5″, 4.25″, and 5″. I do not see any listings for 3.5″, which they’re supposed to be selling.

The con with the 2311 is that I do not know anything of the gun. For example, I’ve no idea on the gun’s metallurgy, nor the reliability of EAA 1911s in general. It’s also a first run for them, so they’re bound to make some mistakes. I’ve no idea of their warranty coverage and customer support dependability. I might just wait a bit for the 2311.

I was also looking at getting the Canik Mete MC9 but it’s currently having issues and I don’t actually need that gun – it’s a want that I can buy later on (ie, there’s no rush).

So, it’s still either the Bul Armory Ultralight or the AF S15 1911. I might have to flip.