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Old 08-14-2010, 8:47 PM
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Hi drider, I agree with your way of thinking with CA gun magazine castrations and all. With that being said, I'm on my way to get a 1911 myself (just need to start the DROS + 10 day wait, all paid already). 1911 is a great gun, the only real complaints about it is that you will pay like 40 cents per factory FMJ ammo, and somewhere between 50-60+ cents per JHP or defensive round. Once I get my Kimber, it will only be fed 8 and 10 round magazines.
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For me there is no better handgun made, could careless if its 8, 10, or 18 round capacity. I will always pick a 1911 first. I own many handguns and am not restricted to 10 round mags. When I leave the house, all my plastic fantastic hi-cap guns are in the safe a 1911 with an 8 round mag is on my hip.
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Old 08-14-2010, 9:15 PM
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Besides the fact it "is" a great gun

I agree totally

Hence why I prefer the Glock 30
At least I am getting my money's worth

With the Glock 21

I am getting cheated out of 3 rounds

With the 1911, I can get it "fully loaded"
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Old 08-14-2010, 9:31 PM
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Come on guys you know what I mean!
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Old 08-14-2010, 10:11 PM
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Everyone's got to have a 1911 in .45 ACP or a .357 magnum revolver, especially in California where the newer double-stack semi-autos have restricted capacity.

The "must have handguns" in my opinion:
.45 ACP 1911 / .357 magnum revolver - fun / home-defense handgun
9mm/.40 polymer/alloy frame semi-automatic pistol - jack of all trades / carry
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That was one of the reasons I liked the 1911's so much. The not feeling "cheated". I did get some Chip Power 10s for my HD 1911 tho. I say, if we can only have 10 rounds, better be 10 .45 cals.
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i like the big holes it makes compared to 9mm

and watching lito lapid filipino movies as a kid, i had to have a 1911... what i didn't know is it does not stop at one.
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I don't know I never knew what a 1911 was before I got into firearms but once I knew what it was, I was attracted to it, plain and simple. I have my eyes on the Sig XO. If you guys remember my past threads, etc.
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RIA makes a hi cap double stack 14 rd 1911 besides the bunch of other 1911's they make.Now you have a dilemma.
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Any chance Midway will offer those as rebuild kits?
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Any chance Midway will offer those as rebuild kits?
All the cool Tactical Mall Ninjas are dreaming about 10/40 mags for their 1911s right now.
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Great platform the 1911... Timeless...

I feel the same about most pistols in this Fuchen State we live in. Single stacks carry well... Sig 239 or P6/225 or 232, SW 3913, walther PPKS german, Kahrs all of em. An extra mag is not bulky.
Single stack guns fit my hand generally better also...

That said:
I've got my double stacks HK USP 45, SIG228, G19, Browning HP... Walther P99... but the one I always prefer is a single stack to carry and usually in 1911.

I Just purchased an old Gen1 Kimber "compact custom" it has an Officers grip length frame, but has a near commander size slide (4" slide.) All steel, for me this will be a good base gun to build into something wonderful and reliable. Sure only 7+1. I won't feel out gunned and I know I'm not...

This isn't mine but you get the idea.



Get a 1911 style gun... you should have at least one in your life.. Some will tell you they are done with them... I've been there and done that... Never comes true for me.. I always gravitate back to the design. And prefer it.. I had a Delta Elite as my only centerfire pistol for over 21 years... When it comes down to it.. Nothing else to me compares.. cept the Browning HiPower. and then that is #2 followed by the SIG 228. depending on which day it is...

Good on ya to figure it out! enjoy your 1911..

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no doubt, what do you carry when you're out in the open waters. (Do you know of any links to gun laws on the water, or is it "follow the local, state laws).
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drider.. I think you really are on to something.. the federal magazine ban almost killed the 9mm as a recreation/defense round and.. I would say.. It greatly increased the popularity of the 1911 platform and the 45 acp in general. It was not until the feds dropped the ban that the smaller calibers had a boost in popularity.

In Kalifornia.. I think that is sorta the case but with the feds dropping the ban.. Most who have 9mm or 40 are thinking that some day they will get to have hi capacity mags again.. Or.. they are hiding some they do have.
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Open waters for me are no longer sadly Salt water.. So inland it's all the same. Not sure about the laws on off shore eventually you got to come back in... so I'd imagine it's all Kalifornia.. here anyways.
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I like them because it is easy to shoot them fast and well.
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People who pay attention to such things say that people in the People's Republik tend to go .45ACP because of the standard cap ban. The theory is that the .45 gives more "value" per shot.

As for me, I selected the .45 because I fired both the 9mm & the .45 in the military. There was no question what caliber my own handgun was gonna be.

Having said that, the M9 really made me appreciate the DA/SA with decent sights. So I went KP90 rather than 1911, but a 1911 is probly gonna wind up in my safe eventually. I like old skool.
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I don't know I never knew what a 1911 was before I got into firearms but once I knew what it was, I was attracted to it, plain and simple. I have my eyes on the Sig XO. If you guys remember my past threads, etc.
Did you end up getting the Sig 1911? If so, what do you think of it?
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to me, 11 rounds of .45 is 11 rounds of .45. My car doesn't drive any worse when the tank isn't full.
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RIA makes a hi cap double stack 14 rd 1911 besides the bunch of other 1911's they make.Now you have a dilemma.
IS the RIA Kali approved?

I have 3 Paras in double stack. They fit my hands better. 9mm, .40 custom & a .45

Hi caps for the 40, I've owned it since '98. Use it for IPSC. Limited Division

10 rounders for the newer ones. use them for IDPA, ESP & CDP Divisions

Love them! I called Para last Monday, as 2 of the 10 round 45 mags broke. By Thursday I had new parts in the mail, for free.

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Another thing that attracts me to the 1911 platform of pistols is that when I buy one, I won't feel cheated out on California's magazine capacity ten round limit ban! Tell me what you all think, all your 1911 fans do/ did you think of this as an incentive to buy one of these fine pistols? For me when I buy one, I won't be thinking oh I could of got a 15rounder, or 17 rounder, or even dam 33 rounder for my Glock 9mm, etc. With a 1911, boom it's 7, 8, and a 10 rounder if you want and that is it!
LOL. I like the way you think. On the other hand, doesn't it tell you something why the 1911 basically has only 7 rds? It's because it's not meant for "supressive fire" , unlike some plastic hi caps that when you fire you hope and pray that it'll hit something. The 1911 has a very nice ergonomics too. A grip angle that points naturally!
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Another thing that attracts me to the 1911 platform of pistols is that when I buy one, I won't feel cheated out on California's magazine capacity ten round limit ban! Tell me what you all think, all your 1911 fans do/ did you think of this as an incentive to buy one of these fine pistols? For me when I buy one, I won't be thinking oh I could of got a 15rounder, or 17 rounder, or even dam 33 rounder for my Glock 9mm, etc. With a 1911, boom it's 7, 8, and a 10 rounder if you want and that is it!
My Father-in-law (great man) understands the value of the .45. There is a reason why it came to be. I have been told that it was used to stop Asian Pacfic people that were too hard core for lighter weight bullets. I think that your assessment is spot on.
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I agree and also for the fact that 1911's are classic, reliable pistols.
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Single stack. For guys with smaller hands, that's a plus.

Yeah, I know, there are some double stack 1911 models too, but to me a true 1911 is a single stack.
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Wow, a 1911 snail mag? I've only ever seen one of those on a Luger. Pretty awesome
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Yes, the 1911 was made for "Killing the enemies (I'm just going to say), specifically the .45 because the target was so under the influence on drugs." You know what guys, I gota get one soon I handled the GI 1911 and love it= $599.
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I was really fond of an old 1911 in nickle that I had.. still had the lanyard hole and arched mainspring housing and old hammer. it would only shoot ball ammo reliably but... RELIABLY... it always worked.. it would maybe shoot 5" groups at 25 yards but the plastic gun guys thought it was"accurate'.. 8 round mags worked well in it and 9 rounds ready to go seemed pretty much excessive to me in any case.
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I keep on contemplating, which 1911 to get but I really do like the plain looks of a GI with vertical serrations and clean looks, the only thing I would change is for a straight trigger.
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Without reading any other posts but the OP's, you're mindset reminds me of mine when I was about to buy my 1st, even 2nd and 3rd handguns. Don't overthink things too much because you won't see the forest for the tree. I'm on my 10th now and have moved beyond this and am quite happy with 10 rounds of 9mm or 10 rounds of 10mm.
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It's funny how great minds think/use to think alike, you know what i really don't care but I'm the kind of guy who goes for full potential, if there isn't none present I cross it out. For instance, 5 shot snub nose check, 22/45 ruger pistol check, and Glock 26 check. I'm getting the ultimate potential on those pistols and I would like the same from another, reason one 1911!
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Despite my earlier post , I hear what you're saying. If I didn't have pre-ban mags for the beretta 92FS I'd have zero interest in one. It's almost the size of a Desert Eagle and it's in 9mm, add being limited to ten rounds why bother?
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