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Old 09-13-2011, 08:20 PM   #1
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"Own and shoot handguns" has turned into a great hobby. Here's what my wife and I own and shoot: 9mm M&P. Ruger MkIII .22lr, Colt Frontier Scout .22lr.

They are each their own fun thing. The M&P is light, goes bang louder than the 22s with more time to get the sight back on target. The Ruger is heavy, gets back on target fast. The single action colt is almost a meditation in shooting. The loading is slow. The unloading is slow. Shots are separated by a hand cock of the gun.

Each thing is really fun and fun in it's own way.

So what else should we buy that's going to be different from these and fun at the range?

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Old 09-13-2011, 08:27 PM   #2
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A good 1911....
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A good 1911....
^^ What Jack said, but get two!
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Pardon the redundancy, but get a .45ACP 1911, NOT some other yuppie caliber. God and JMB designed it as a .45ACP.

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Old 09-14-2011, 01:37 AM   #5
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Seems unanimous. Too bad there's such consumer choice on the 1911. Saying 'get a 1911' is much less specific than saying 'get a Sig 229'. The stickied post in the 1911 forum talks about the range of choices and is right on target. There are a zillion 1911s and it's only gotten worse with the 100 year anniversary.

Time to see which local ranges rent 1911's.

That said: the 1911 certainly has a following, and my experience is that single action 'drop the hammer' pistols have a better feel than striker fired pistols. The 45ACP is also an interesting cartridge with less pressure than a 9mm but lots of mass. I can well believe that the recoil is different feeling.

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