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Old 06-19-2012, 02:40 AM   #31
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Also try sti industries ...that's were mine is from
I have looked at the lawman 5.0 and it looks like a solid gun
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I have looked at the lawman 5.0 and it looks like a solid gun
Well I hope it's not my bad influence!

If you do not want to spend as much then consider a STI Trojan, which is also a traditional styled 1911. My God, those Trojans are sweet shooters right out of the box. The triggers are like snapping a piece of dried, uncooked, spaghetti. Effortless...Pop!

The STI Trojan has an investment cast frame, rather than the costlier forged process of the Lawman frame. Doesn't matter because investment cast (not to be confused with "die cast") is damn strong.

Both are very tuned and accurate pistols right out of the box.

Try to find a bad review of a STI Trojan... very hard to do.

I'm not STI brand loyal. It's just they just happen to manufacture a very good product and just like the trigger actions better than some of the more oft 1911 brands mentioned. Just my personal taste.
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Well I hope it's not my bad influence!

If you do not want to spend as much then consider a STI Trojan, which is also a traditional styled 1911. My God, those Trojans are sweet shooters right out of the box. The triggers are like snapping a piece of dried, uncooked, spaghetti. Effortless...Pop!

The STI Trojan has an investment cast frame, rather than the costlier forged process of the Lawman frame. Doesn't matter because investment cast (not to be confused with "die cast") is damn strong.

Both are very tuned and accurate pistols right out of the box.

Try to find a bad review of a STI Trojan... very hard to do.

I'm not STI brand loyal. It's just they just happen to manufacture a very good product and just like the trigger actions better than some of the more oft 1911 brands mentioned. Just my personal taste.
Hey you wouldn't by chance know the mag capacity on them Trojans
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Get a Colt 1911 and thank me later.
Which one do u like the best?
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Colt 1911 or hk45?
What is your intended use for it?
In the interest of disclosure, I must admit to being a card carrying member of the 1911 camp.
For a first timer, I'd suggest browsing the Springfield Armory selection. They seriously have something for everyone price-wise. Colt as well, though they have a narrower range that isn't as "value oriented." Above around $1000, you must at least give a serious look to Dan Wesson.
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What is your intended use for it?
In the interest of disclosure, I must admit to being a card carrying member of the 1911 camp.
For a first timer, I'd suggest browsing the Springfield Armory selection. They seriously have something for everyone price-wise. Colt as well, though they have a narrower range that isn't as "value oriented." Above around $1000, you must at least give a serious look to Dan Wesson.
Just for home defense and go out to the river and shoot for fun.
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You've got like 3 pages of people saying 1911 and maybe one page of other suggestions. This says a lot... Buy a 1911, make it a Colt if your budget allows. If you want a cheaper 1911 that is still quality, look at Rock Island Armory.

The 1911 is easily one of my favorite handguns to shoot and is probably second only to a Colt SAA.

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Hey you wouldn't by chance know the mag capacity on them Trojans
Like most 1911 single-stacks you can buy 7-round, 8-round, or even 10-round mags but I think it comes with a 7-rnd from the factory. I can't verify for sure but I think STI is shipping with Chip McCormick mags currently. Sometimes they ship with ACT-MAG mags.

BTW, don't take my word for a STI, and don't take other people's word for a Colt, Springfield, Kimber...whatever. It's up to you!

Each manufacturer has pros and cons. Research them and go to your local gun shop and pick them up, rack them, dry fire them, see how tight the slide to frame is, etc. You will know which one is for you.
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You've got like 3 pages of people saying 1911 and maybe one page of other suggestions. This says a lot... Buy a 1911, make it a Colt if your budget allows. If you want a cheaper 1911 that is still quality, look at Rock Island Armory.

The 1911 is easily one of my favorite handguns to shoot and is probably second only to a Colt SAA.
Ya I'm gonna go to this gun show here in July and if I can't my two tone p226 in a .9mm I'm gonna get me a 1911
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