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Old 07-09-2012, 02:22 AM   #21
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RIA 9mm tactical, I love it . My son says he likes it as much as his browning hi power.o
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I have a early model XD .45acp. It is one of my favorites and it is
very accurate. I bought a XDM .45acp, but I didn't like it at all.
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So has the 1911 platform ran it's course or is it still viable?
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Of course we all know the XD's are the cream of the crop
That right there is blasphemy sir ... and I don't even own a 1911! Though I don't own one I probably wouldn't even compare a 1911 to a polymer pistol, just not the same in my opinion. With that said the first pistol I bought was Beretta Storm px4 in 45ACP, love it and it shoots like a dream For me it boiled down to comfort, reliability and ease of maintenance and I had never owned a pistol and decided a 1911 was not a good entry platform for me to start with ... hence I went with polymer.

With that said, I do want a 1911 someday
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Old 07-09-2012, 02:53 AM   #24
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Did you try out a Glock 36?
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I would (and probably shortly will) buy the XDs...for carry. If you have no intention of carrying it, it's probably not worth forking over the $500 in my opinion. It's a carry gun, plain and simple.

Get a 1911.

But be careful to look over the Ruger in question. I bought an SR1911 several months back. It's been a great gun and I have zero complaints. But I've since seen a couple show up at local gun stores with a ton of slide slop and trigger rattle. A little trigger rattle is to be expected, but the measure of lateral slide play was beyond unacceptable in my novice opinion. It seems they started trying a little too hard to satisfy the market pull for that gun and may have taken some shortcuts.

I'd suggest shopping around for a good Springfield 1911. And if you do find Ruger's version, inspect it carefully. Don't get me wrong, it can be a great gun. I love mine. But I might set my sights elsewhere for the time being. You can also find the Remington R1 Enhanced for about $750 right now. I think that's a pretty solid deal.
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Cream of the Crop? Really?
Spread your wings, open your eyes, think American made, and go to your local range and rent all of them..
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Just as there are different cognacs, so are there 1911s.

Some are smoother than others, some have a more recognized name than others, some are stronger than others, some have more prestige than others, but they are still cognacs and 1911s.

Then there is the XD.....
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The new and awesome XDs and the SR1911 So has the 1911 platform ran it's course or is it still viable? is the SR1911 a safe queen or something that you can shoot allot? I don't know, I've never shot a 1911 more than a few boxes on an afternoon range trip. Of course we all know the XD's are the cream of the crop, I have extensive experience with them but is the XDs too small to be any fun for in .45? I carry a J-frame so I'm not really all that concerned about carrying. This would be for fun and for quick access around the home.

Any input or experience with these two firearms?
The 1911 platform is still as viable as ever. Everyone & their cats are building them. People must have found a use for them somewhere.
Ruger 1911 safe queen? Your pulling our chains right? Ruger builds the work trucks of the gun world. Durable, reliable and reasonably priced.
XD's cream of the crop? While I rather like my XD40SC, cream of the crop might be a bit of an overstatement. More of a solid, dependable journeyman.
For quick access around the home, Small/compact is less of an issue and might be a handicap if taken to extremes.
My Carry gun is a DW CCO. I find it easier to shoot well, compared to the previously noted XD. The OEM XD trigger felt better to me than the (OEM) Glock's I compared it to, but it doesn't hold a candle to even a marginal 1911 trigger.
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XD's, cream of the crop? Seriously? Maybe somewhere on the planet. Sr1911's are still pretty much pictures on line around here. When one does hit the LGS, it's gone before it hits the showcase, for list price. Why no love for the new Remington 1911? They're competitively priced, and they're available.
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The new and awesome XDs and the SR1911 So has the 1911 platform ran it's course or is it still viable? is the SR1911 a safe queen or something that you can shoot allot? I don't know, I've never shot a 1911 more than a few boxes on an afternoon range trip. Of course we all know the XD's are the cream of the crop, I have extensive experience with them but is the XDs too small to be any fun for in .45? I carry a J-frame so I'm not really all that concerned about carrying. This would be for fun and for quick access around the home.

Any input or experience with these two firearms?
Negative sir the xd is not even a first class ranked firearm. I have a brother that owned one and got rid of it. I do suggest a rock river arms 1911
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