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Old 12-21-2008, 04:22 AM   #11
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If you can find a Springfield Armory 1911 for less than a Taurus than buy it. Springfield makes a very nice 1911 but they are not cheap, on par with Kimber. You can probably find a mil spec Springfield for under $700.00. Thats "Mil Spec",...The base model.
In my neck of the woods a Springfield Mil-Spec GI .45 retails for around $650 dollars, and the Taurus 1911 is retailing for the same amount or slightly higher.

Keep in mind this is the base model GI model Springfield. It has the original ejection port, small safety, arched mainspring housing, the whole "retro" package. Still, in this day and age, sometimes simpler is better.

I guess it all depends on what the prices are in your area. 95% of all firearms prices seem to be well below MSRP in my area (with exception of Kimbers, Glocks, XDs, and most revolvers which seem to be a little more expensive).

I will add that I believe you can't go wrong with Rock Island Armory. For the price they make a very nice, no-frills 1911 that looks mean, and will do the job nicely.
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Go Glock and don't look back. Get yourself a Glock 17 and you're golden for most shooting needs. Glocks are what the other guns wish they could be...

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Glock pistols are decent, but they are flawed.

My biggest problem is the issues involving correct head spacing. There's been alot of accounts of Glocks going kB! in people's hands because of this. As far as I understand, the 3rd generation Glocks may have this problem fixed, but I'm not sure.

http://www.thegunzone.com/glock/g30kb.html

(Look at the sidebar on this link and you'll see other models of Glocks that went kB!)

If you want a pistol that has stood the test of time, and has proven itself, then go for the 1911 pistol. The 1911 is the "daddy" so to speak. If you are looking for something different, and you are not a 1911 fan, then go with the CZ pistols.

Here's a couple more links regarding the issues with Glocks:

http://www.thegunzone.com/glock/hhnj.html

http://www.thegunzone.com/glock/g19-kb.html

http://www.thegunzone.com/glock/g17-breaks.html

http://www.thegunzone.com/glock/glock-kb2.html

http://www.thegunzone.com/glock/glock-kb-faq.html

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As an instructor for a police agency, I have literally been around hundreds and hundreds of Glock pistols in every caliber that they make. Stories about Glocks being unreliable just aren't true. Somebody has an agenda and it's not me.

The three best handguns, most reliable handguns are Rugers, Glocks and Sig Sauers. I would not hesitate to use any one of these guns in a bad situation. I own guns from all 3 of these makers and have used some for over 20 years without any problems at all.

The absolute worst guns that I have ever seen on our range were the S&W Sigma 9 mm pistols. We had two guys who were forced to ship their Sigmas back to S&W three times each to have them fixed! Finally S&W gave up and shipped them back a couple of replacement 59 series pistols.

More and more special ops personnel are going to Glock pistols for a reason. They work. Right now I am in the middle of switching back from a Glock 22-C to do some research with a Glock 17 and/or Glock 17L. My Glock 22-C is so old that it doesn't have rails on it and it doesn't have the finger indents like the new ones do. It's just a good, basic pistol that has served me for many years. Do what you want but for me, Glocks have never once let me down.

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Next gun I want is a PPK.

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