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Old 12-03-2009, 09:09 PM   #1
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Im not new to shooting pistols because Ive gone out more than a few times with dad with his MKIV 70's series, but Im looking around for one for myself, and aside from that one gun, Im a newbie, Id like a .45, something really reliable and not maintenance free but I dont want to have to take it apart after every shot either, Thanks for your input

and Ill be posting in the introduction side too, so while Im at it:

Hello! Im Miles!

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Well, you have lots of options available as asking for a .45 is like asking generically for a car. Steel or plastic? Compact or full-sized? Short or long barrel?

You get my drift. You'll have to provide more input before we can give you more output...

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Did you like your Dad's Colt? If so, what did you like about it? What did you not like about it?

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Well, you have lots of options available as asking for a .45 is like asking generically for a car. Steel or plastic? Compact or full-sized? Short or long barrel?

You get my drift. You'll have to provide more input before we can give you more output...
Steel, Full sized, and I dont know much about how long a barrel has to be before it becomes "long" but Id say around 4-5 inches

sorry for the ambiguity

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Did you like your Dad's Colt? If so, what did you like about it? What did you not like about it?
I loved it, my problem is I dont have much to compare it to sadly, so I cant what I liked and didnt like very accurately, oddly enough I always did like the kick it had, I imagine later on in life I wouldn't like it so much, (I'm just now 21)

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I'm 54 and a .45 1911 is still the gun I like to shoot. If you want a steel .45, full-sized, then you want a 1911 - like your Dad's Colt. Many options available, just depends on your budget...

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I'm 54 and a .45 1911 is still the gun I like to shoot. If you want a steel .45, full-sized, then you want a 1911 - like your Dad's Colt. Many options available, just depends on your budget...
:thumbsup: 1911 is the way to go, out of the very FEW i have been able to shoot, my colt is my favorite, i know a few other members here will say the same thing and some will say different, but with numbers like "1911" and ".45" you cant go wrong
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Full sized, all steel, 5" barrel 1911 in .45ACP

Thus endeth the thread.

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so where do I go to look for options for the 1911? where can I find average pricing?

please be gentle on this (Im a car guy first) is there a place to "Build your own" online to see the cost, like you can with new cars online?

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Could you be a little more vague?

You might want to go to a good range that rents pistols, try a few, and then you might be able to start narrowing your preferences down. I don't know of anything like the "build-a-car" you were talking about that could help you do the same with firearms.

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