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Annoyedgrunt
07-11-2010, 21:08
I remember seeing a Springfield 14-rounder 1911 (well, 13+1 rounds) in a catalog a few years ago. Just wonder if anyone had one, and what they're like to shoot and all.

bac1023
07-11-2010, 21:11
Not my style, but if you're going to get one, get a 2011 from STI.

GlocksterPaulie
07-11-2010, 21:17
I think if I wanted to go that route because of having more ammo per mag I would carry a HK in condition one.

Paulie

Annoyedgrunt
07-11-2010, 21:21
Not my style, but if you're going to get one, get a 2011 from STI.

Oh, I don't want one. Just wondering how they ever did with that platform.

WellArmedSheep
07-11-2010, 21:55
Oh, I don't want one. Just wondering how they ever did with that platform.

The 2011 (particularly STI's) is among the most widely used handguns in the action pistol sports (namely USPSA).

That's what it was born for, and that's what it does exceptionally well. I doubt we'll see them go away anytime soon.

98_1LE
07-11-2010, 22:01
In the mid 90's I bought a new 'pre ban' Para Ordinance P16-40. It was very accurate despite a pretty heavy trigger, but reliability was awful (especially with the flying ashtray rounds of the day), and the grip feels like a 2x4.

Single stacks for me from now on.

BlayGlock
07-12-2010, 08:27
I actually had one for a while, I bought it on a whim. It was reliable enough and shot okay but I never could quite get used to the double stack width and I sold it.

jrs93accord
07-12-2010, 08:33
Not my style, but if you're going to get one, get a 2011 from STI.

I will second that motion. I had a STI Eagle 5.1 for a short while and was very impressed. Only got to shoot it one time, but it was a very good experience. Being that I was not really into the 2011s, I eventually traded it for three Colt 1911s.

Annoyedgrunt
07-12-2010, 15:32
I will second that motion. I had a STI Eagle 5.1 for a short while and was very impressed. Only got to shoot it one time, but it was a very good experience. Being that I was not really into the 2011s, I eventually traded it for three Colt 1911s.

Damn man, hell of a deal! :thumbsup:

Quack
07-12-2010, 15:43
i love my 2011. it's actually slimmer in the grip than my 1911's with standard grips on it.
functions 100%.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_2344.jpg

epd1102
07-14-2010, 18:33
One of the guns that I frequently carry is a Para-Ordnance p14-45. It has the rail and night sights and I think it shoots great. I have big hands and used to carry a Kimber or Springfield 1911 with the Hogue rubber finger-groove grips. I like the way the Para fills my hand without the tacky rubber of the Hogues.

ROGER4314
07-21-2010, 22:34
I have an STI Lawman and give A+ on quality, fit & finish, reliability and accuracy. The company is in Texas and the folks are first class in every way!

Flash

MD357
07-21-2010, 22:59
I have a Wilson KZ-9, it is the best 9mm I own.

a454me
07-25-2010, 07:50
I had a Bul M5 years ago when they used Kimber slide/barrels ,was a very accurate and reliable gun .My son still has it .

drc767
07-25-2010, 07:59
I don't know that it is a "true" 1911, but the Wilson Spec-Ops 9 certainly was built on a 1911 style platform. This pistol has been flawless.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/WilsonSpecOps004.jpg

bac1023
07-25-2010, 08:25
I will second that motion. I had a STI Eagle 5.1 for a short while and was very impressed. Only got to shoot it one time, but it was a very good experience. Being that I was not really into the 2011s, I eventually traded it for three Colt 1911s.

I remember that deal James. I still can't believe you pulled that off, but you really made out well. :thumbsup:

faawrenchbndr
07-25-2010, 09:28
I HAD a Para Ordnance LDA Limited,.......shot great, loved it!
However, it was stainless with black accents, the black flaked off three times.
Never used any cleaner than clp,.........sold the POS

faawrenchbndr
07-25-2010, 09:30
i love my 2011......

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_2344.jpg

Mee TOO, that's sAWEEEt!

Hokie1911
07-25-2010, 09:58
Mee TOO, that's sAWEEEt!

That thing is smoooooooooooooooooooooth to shoot too. :supergrin:

Hokie1911
07-25-2010, 10:01
I don't know that it is a "true" 1911, but the Wilson Spec-Ops 9 certainly was built on a 1911 style platform. This pistol has been flawless.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/WilsonSpecOps004.jpg

Dave, that thing is awesome as hell. Maybe the coolest polymer pistola I've ever seen. MSRP of $1,995. What's the street price?

drc767
07-25-2010, 10:48
Dave, that thing is awesome as hell. Maybe the coolest polymer pistola I've ever seen. MSRP of $1,995. What's the street price?

I have one on order that should be done in the next week or so. It will not have the "Spec-Ops 9" rollmark. I will have to check my notes on the pricing....Shoot me a PM.

glock2740
07-25-2010, 11:07
I have one on order that should be done in the next week or so. It will not have the "Spec-Ops 9" rollmark. I will have to check my notes on the pricing....Shoot me a PM.
That's gonna be a sweet gun.

Quack
07-25-2010, 11:10
I have one on order that should be done in the next week or so. It will not have the "Spec-Ops 9" rollmark. I will have to check my notes on the pricing....Shoot me a PM.

do you take body parts? that's the only thing Hokie has to offer right now :rofl:

drc767
07-25-2010, 11:14
do you take body parts? that's the only thing Hokie has to offer right now :rofl:

Only of the female variety.....I would imagine Hokie does not fit that profile....:)

Quack
07-25-2010, 11:19
Mrs. Hokie has his balls, so he's kind of a female now :animlol:

Hokie1911
07-25-2010, 11:30
Mrs. Hokie has his balls, so he's kind of a female now :animlol:

She keeps them in a jar locked up in her bedside table.

http://aardvarkartglass.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/goodbyetesticles-706179.jpg

glock2740
07-25-2010, 14:17
Mrs. Hokie has his balls, so he's kind of a female now :animlol:
:rofl:

Hokie1911
07-25-2010, 14:40
:rofl:

Yeah go ahead and laugh Joe. Someday you will be married with 3 kids too and we can revisit this topic. :tongueout:

CDR_Glock
07-29-2010, 18:16
I remember seeing a Springfield 14-rounder 1911 (well, 13+1 rounds) in a catalog a few years ago. Just wonder if anyone had one, and what they're like to shoot and all.

I have a Para Ordnance P14 (14+1). It's a nice gun and I enjoy shooting it. It's too thick to conceal.

Mike5560
07-29-2010, 23:37
Para, STI, and some (name?) some manufacturer from the Philippines make double stack models. The majority of USPA guns in open class are STIs, in various calibers.

engineer151515
07-30-2010, 05:56
I had a Kimber Polymer Target in stainless. 14+1.

Good pistol but thick. Aluminum substrate polymer frame saved enough weight such that it was about as heavy as a steel framed single stack. I did eventually sell it because I felt it was mostly a range gun. But it was a solid performer.


http://a.imageshack.us/img834/7315/kimberpolymer.jpg

Palouse
07-30-2010, 11:14
i love my 2011. it's actually slimmer in the grip than my 1911's with standard grips on it.
functions 100%.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_2344.jpg

I love your 2011, too.

I shoot USPSA with a guy who has one in .40. He's consistently in the top four, along with another STI shooter, one Baer shooter, and one amazing old fart with a Glock.

DHart
07-31-2010, 06:16
Wide body 1911's ROCK! I have a SA Gi that John Harrison customized for me. Premium fire control components, high hold BT grip safety, Novak white outline tritium night sights, Tungsten DLC black finish. This is a keeper!

http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp59/zmonki/Springfield%201911s/SAHiCap_lft.jpg

http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp59/zmonki/Springfield%201911s/SAHiCap_rt.jpg

Wonderful 13-round 1911 .45.

And the STI Edge, which shoots like it was made by Rolls Royce. Due to design and weight, shooting hot 40 in this gun feels like you're shooting a 9mm. 17-round cap.

http://i397.photobucket.com/albums/pp59/zmonki/STI%20Edge/Edge_1284.jpg

FiremanJim
11-27-2010, 07:36
over the last 20 years I have owned at least 2 Para ordnance 12/45's,both were great with no problems ,ran over 2000 rounds through each over time and do not remember any problems other than being heavy.....been a while though

BuckyP
11-27-2010, 09:41
i love my 2011. it's actually slimmer in the grip than my 1911's with standard grips on it.
functions 100%.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_2344.jpg

And if you are good with a Dremel, can be slimmer yet. :cool:

http://www.pollardfamily.net/al/sti40.jpg

I have / had double stacks in Caspian, STI, and SV variety, though admittedly they were all custom builds. In fact, most were built before these makers were actually offering complete guns.

FLIPPER 348
11-27-2010, 12:04
Oh, I don't want one. Just wondering how they ever did with that platform.






Dan Wesson had one during their 1st offerings of 1911s but they were not in the catalogue for long. As with everything, if there was a demand there would be a supply. Those STI race guns are quite sexy.

Brass Nazi
11-27-2010, 12:56
One of the guns that I frequently carry is a Para-Ordnance p14-45. It has the rail and night sights and I think it shoots great. I have big hands and used to carry a Kimber or Springfield 1911 with the Hogue rubber finger-groove grips. I like the way the Para fills my hand without the tacky rubber of the Hogues.

I am not a big fan of Paras but I will admit that I was tempted to buy one of those a while back. The grip on that gun feels outstanding.

gomerpyle
11-27-2010, 13:36
I had a SA V10 with a double stack 10rd mag. It was a nice gun, but the magazines were almost impossible to find & I couldn't get it to run correctly. Eventually sold it off. I prefer my single stacks

http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt181/GOMERPYLE/springfield1.jpg
http://i610.photobucket.com/albums/tt181/GOMERPYLE/springfield3.jpg

glock2740
11-27-2010, 15:52
I do like the Nighthawk double stack 9mm and the Wilson Spec Ops 9.

lawdog734
11-27-2010, 16:03
i love my 2011. it's actually slimmer in the grip than my 1911's with standard grips on it.
functions 100%.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_2344.jpg
Yeah, I love it too. What an awesome shooting gun.

Quack
11-27-2010, 16:06
Yeah, I love it too. What an awesome shooting gun.

and you didn't accidentally double-tap it like knedrgr has :rofl:

lawdog734
11-27-2010, 16:53
and you didn't accidentally double-tap it like knedrgr has :rofl:

I can understand how he did though....

22highcaps
11-27-2010, 17:17
I am not a big fan of Paras but I will admit that I was tempted to buy one of those a while back. The grip on that gun feels outstanding.

I like the grip too. I find it actually more comfortable than the 4506-1 I used to have.

ShakyDave
11-27-2010, 19:18
I have an Edge Custom coming from Brazos next week in.40. Nowadays if you're going to shoot uspsa you pretty much have to shoot double stack in Limited, and typically in..40 to score in major.