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NavDoc
06-21-2010, 13:59
I am thinking about adding a 1911 to my arsenal (Glock 23, Bersa 9mm, and Diamondback 380) but must admit that other than Desert Storm where we were issued the full sized weapon, I know nothing about them.

Due to my size, I perfer not to get a full size pistol. Also, are the 9mm versions worth it?

I am aware that there are many manufacturers. Your recommendations for an entry level 1911 style are greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Quack
06-21-2010, 14:25
price range?

El_Ron1
06-21-2010, 14:34
The .45 ACP never knocked a shooter or a shootee out of their shoes. If you get a 1911, get one in the caliber it was made for. If you want a 9mm, get a Hi Power.

Take your time doing your research and get some range time with several candidates. The shooting and handling characteristic for the "Government" and the "Commander" sized pistols are very similar. Get what floats your boat.

The "entry level" 1911 choices have been discussed frequently here and on the 1911 specific boards.

Jason D
06-21-2010, 16:52
I'm going to buy one in .38 AMU, and I don't care what you say Mullah.

El_Ron1
06-21-2010, 16:52
Lotta freaks around.

bac1023
06-21-2010, 17:15
I'm going to buy one in .38 AMU, and I don't care what you say Mullah.

:rofl:

NavDoc
06-21-2010, 19:29
I noticed a Springfield EMP while searching the web. Looks like the size I need however the price could be better.

Quack
06-21-2010, 19:35
I noticed a Springfield EMP while searching the web. Looks like the size I need however the price could be better.

yes, it is expensive, but it's well built, much better than the Springfield Loaded's and on par with the TRP.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_2356.jpg

for a 9mm 1911, you can get a RIA Tactical for $415, a STI SPartan for $650, Springfield Loaded for ~$800, etc...

NavDoc
06-22-2010, 08:00
Pleae forgive my igornance, how do you carry at the ready (one in the pipe) with a single action pistol. I forgot.

Quack
06-22-2010, 08:16
Round in the chamber, hammer cocked, and the thumb safety engaged.