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Old 05-06-2012, 01:47 AM   #21
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I never said it was too heavy in general. But I don't wanna lug around a steel frame pistol for everyday carry
I do it. With a good holster (and the factory freebie from springfield is good enough), and a halfway decent belt, you don't even notice the weight. Throw in a cool as hell Hawaiian shirt for concealment.
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Most of what I've been shopping around for are dao strikers. But I really like the 1911 and there function and would like a little of both worlds wrapped into one as I can only buy one gun.
Well, they make light carry models. Kimber Ultra and Pro carry, Para Ordnance "carry 9", etc. They will be pricey tho.

My Pro Carry has an aluminum frame, and a shorter barrel/slide. It was around $900 IIRC.
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I agree, if you're new to handguns you definitely shouldn't get a SA only for your first carry. Can't offer much advice beyond that as i'm not a fan of polymer guns in general.

And most of the ribbing that goes on here is pretty good natured, don't let it get to ya kid
That's my position as well, but he seems intent on it...
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What would you suggest in say the $500 range much more than that I'd have to sell my kid.

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That's my position as well, but he seems intent on it...
Well some people gotta burn their hand before they learn not to touch the stove
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What would you suggest in say the $500 range much more than that I'd have to sell my kid.
You're gonna be limited if you're after a 1911 in that range. Rock Island Armory gets good reviews. Springfield makes a nice 1911, it'll be a little over $500 for the entry level gun tho. But a real nice, functional piece...lotta gun for the $$$.

Trip just bought one (I'm not sure which model) not long ago and I understand he is thrilled with it...
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What would you suggest in say the $500 range much more than that I'd have to sell my kid.
a lightweight revolver of some type may be a good choice for ya. Give it a little thought.
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Chandler, I got my springer milspec on Valentines day, and yeah, I freaking love it.

justarting,, it was $670 for cash (they ate the sales tax for a cash sale). I have no need for another handgun for the rest of my life. Not gonna stop me though, I'll have multiple 1911's one day. The only other gun I'm going to bother with besides a 1911 will be a Smith 36 and Smith 29. Possibly a hipower.

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Chandler, I got my springer milspec on Valentines day, and yeah, I freaking love it.

justarting,, it was $670 for cash (they ate the sales tax for a cash sale). I have no need for another handgun for the rest of my life. Not gonna stop me though, I'll have multiple 1911's one day. The only other gun I'm going to bother with besides a 1911 will be a Smith 36 and Smith 29. Possibly a hipower.
That's right, yours is the milspec. A Springfield 1911 for less than $670 otd...that's a lotta gun right there.

How'd it make out with the ammo test?
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Like tack said above me, da/sa would be the way to go, if you don't have time to rack the slide your not gonna have time to cock the hammer back. My first pistol was a Smith and Wesson model 59 in 9mm. It's da/sa with a safety/decocker. It's very safe and dependable. If I was you I would look for a 5906 or 4506 weather you wanted 9mm or 45 acp. I love having a double action trigger for the first shot, just flip the safety and squeeze the trigger... Bang. No fussing with having to cock the gun, and if your panicking you might have an a.d. With a single action trigger. Just my opinion about da/sa. Hope you find what your looking for. The smith is on the top, there pretty sharp looking.
I Have to agree on the S&W. I carry my model 3913 daily. Its a single stack 9mm. Very light aluminum frame, and very safe for carry.

The 5906 is a double stack design, a little thicker for concealing but if you don't mind its width, its a nice pistol. If you want a bigger caliber, I believe the 4913 series(?) Is a .45acp.

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