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shalang
08-25-2012, 9:22 AM
I'm trying to decide on my first pistol. Either the Masterpiece Arms or Rock Island Armory. For those that haven't seen the MPA, here it is at Rifle Gear:

http://www.riflegear.com/p-745-masterpiece-arms-45-caliber-top-cocking-pistol-wmuzzle-brake.aspx

I've always dreamed of a Mac 10/11 yet I am unsure as to how reliable it is as a self defense gun. It's cheaper than the RIA (at least in stores around here) by about 30 dollars.

Euphoria526
08-25-2012, 9:50 AM
If its between those, get the RIA.
It has te 1911 proven reliability and accuracy.
Otherwise I'd say get a CZ :D

ICONIC
08-25-2012, 12:13 PM
the MPA is more of a range toy. The rock island 1911s are a great gun for the money and a proven HD design (100 yrs can't be wrong).

jessegpresley
08-25-2012, 12:17 PM
Buy a gun you can actually shoot and hit something with at the range. After you've got a couple of those, then you can get the "just for fun" guns. Buying a Mac 10 as your first gun is kinda stupid, unless you just want to collect and not shoot.

shalang
08-25-2012, 11:37 PM
You guys raise good points. Thanks for the input. 1911 it is!

c3 rolling
08-26-2012, 12:49 AM
6 pound gun that you hold with one hand? Get the 1911...

ExtremeX
08-26-2012, 12:58 AM
Buy a gun you can actually shoot and hit something with at the range. After you've got a couple of those, then you can get the "just for fun" guns. Buying a Mac 10 as your first gun is kinda stupid, unless you just want to collect and not shoot.

+1

Get the RIA or something you can actually use for HD

1000stars
08-26-2012, 2:28 AM
Mac 10 is too bulky for home defense and has no advantage due to capacity limits here in CA.

walmart_ar15
08-26-2012, 12:01 PM
I'm trying to decide on my first pistol. Either the Masterpiece Arms or Rock Island Armory. For those that haven't seen the MPA, here it is at Rifle Gear:

http://www.riflegear.com/p-745-masterpiece-arms-45-caliber-top-cocking-pistol-wmuzzle-brake.aspx

I've always dreamed of a Mac 10/11 yet I am unsure as to how reliable it is as a self defense gun. It's cheaper than the RIA (at least in stores around here) by about 30 dollars.

I vote for the MAC. Due to its uncanny accuracy, after you destory everything else but your intended target, the MAC can be used as a bludgeon weapon to devastate your opponent. It is also known as a great room "sweeper". Toss into a room with a string attached to its trigger, it will shoot all the BG on its own.



J/K, get the RIA :D