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  1. #1
    Plinker

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    Considering a 1911

    New to guns but I might already have the bug.
    Have only been shooting twice with my SP101 and bearcat, but thinking I might like a semi automatic.
    Thinking 9MM due to cost of ammo.
    I see that Glock is pretty much the "go to" for several great reasons, but at the risk of sounding silly I just don't find them visually attractive.
    I have been looking at the Ruger 1911.
    Not looking for a conceal carry or home defense piece. Just want to go shoot and have fun.
    Feedback?
    Last edited by Vic Z; 02-03-2019 at 10:47.

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    Expert MrSmitty's Avatar

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    If you're looking to dip your toes into the 1911 world, Ruger is probably a good place to start, although the RIA's are nice, for the price. Personally I'd love to have a officer's 1911 in 9mm. If you can afford it, and it's what you want/like, buy it!!!
    Bushido is all very well in it's way, but it is no match for a 30-06.......Jeff Cooper

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    You'll want to go and shoot whatever you're considering. Find a friend(s) with many, or visit a store w/ a range that rents their wares. And don't let one handgun in a particular caliber scare you off that caliber in another handgun.

    Different forms, different grips, different recoil and so on. You'll want to find something that is comfortable, easy to operate and shoots well in your hands.
    Lots of different hands out there and not every handgun fits in every hand.

    Looks, then cost should be down low on the list of importance. You get what you pay for, and there are some deals to be had in this market.

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    You came in at a great time. This is a buyer's market without a doubt. 1911s are great there's some deep knowledge with the platform in ingo. I wouldn't be dead set on a 1911, until you have handled multiple platforms. Of course just my if you asked us for our favorite guns, everyone would have a different opinion, and reason. 90% of us with even a little experience wouldn't be able to pick one.

    That being said, I have heard a lot of love for th sr1911 for a beginner level 1911. Another opinion. Would be to save your pennies and go for a dan wesson or s.a. trp

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    We have a Springfield Range Officer in 9mm. It's so much fun to shoot. The slide is real easy to work and recoil is so soft.

    Rock Island and Ruger would be good also.



    I'll throw this out there just because.......


    ......1911 in 10mm.

    Nuf said.


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    Plinker

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    If you're considering full sized, steel-framed 9mms, you owe it to yourself to consider a few others - like JMB's other great design, the Hi Power. But yeah, a 1911 is a great choice for a range gun!
    It's not a tool, it's a weapon. *I* am the tool.

  7. #7
    Plinker

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    Get a dan Wesson worth the extra cash

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    Glocks are the best, period. 1911's suck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sigblitz View Post
    Glocks are the best, period. 1911's suck.

    Here we go again..lol
    Cz/sig >glock

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    Quote Originally Posted by Usmccookie View Post
    Here we go again..lol
    Cz/sig >glock
    That didn't take long. I expected CM to beat you to it.

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