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Old 05-06-2012, 04:33 AM   #31
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You can get an RIA for under 500. They have the standard, tactical and compact models. Its just a basic 1911 but the several I have handled were safe and reliable. Spend some time with one and if you like it you can upgrade it or move up to a higher end piece. From what ive noticed with the RIA's it not hard to get your money back out of them when you sell them.

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What kind of price does the s&w carry?

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What kind of price does the s&w carry?
I picked up my 3913 for $350. I was at a gun show today and seen 5 different 5906 for $400-450 and a 49 series for $375
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What kind of price does the s&w carry?
I picked up my model 59 for 450. But it is the first generation. It's about 37 years old. It was the first American built hi cap 9mm, and mine has the polished aluminum frame and nickel plated slide.
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What's up with all the s&W's on buds being listed as century and s&w?

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What's up with all the s&W's on buds being listed as century and s&w?
Century buys them in bulk... Cleans them up.. Refurbs them tests, grades then resales them.
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So they are legit smiths. Thanks for the clarification

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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?
I tried my best to jam it up with crap reloads just to see if it would. It doesn't like to feed gold dots, but maybe it would with a little more breaking in, I only had two in the box. The only round that really gave me trouble was a lead ball round that wasn't seated fully and had a bulged case. I had to pop it open with a screwdriver. You could see where the lead engaged the rifling with the slide still back about 1/8 inch from battery. Overall, the gun's a freaking champ, I'm VERY well satisfied. It ate such a variety of ammo, and many had bulged cases. I did throw out the one with a cracked case, but only because the crack was so long that jstrong, Downsouth, and I were actually able to see the bullet's base.
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I tried my best to jam it up with crap reloads just to see if it would. It doesn't like to feed gold dots, but maybe it would with a little more breaking in, I only had two in the box. The only round that really gave me trouble was a lead ball round that wasn't seated fully and had a bulged case. I had to pop it open with a screwdriver. You could see where the lead engaged the rifling with the slide still back about 1/8 inch from battery. Overall, the gun's a freaking champ, I'm VERY well satisfied. It ate such a variety of ammo, and many had bulged cases. I did throw out the one with a cracked case, but only because the crack was so long that jstrong, Downsouth, and I were actually able to see the bullet's base.
That's awesome. I'll have to try the gold dots in my 1911...I had been carrying it with ball, but recently bought some HP gold dot. Just haven't made it to the range yet to see how it functions.
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I have a back injury that limits me to the amount of weight I can carry on my belt. 30oz in addition to the stuff in my pockets is pushing it unless I wear suspenders or a shoulder rig. 40+ oz is not what I consider a carry gun. My carry guns are 28 oz or less. I would choose Poly with steel inserts over an aluminum frame any day as the poly will be lighter. My G36 weighs 27 oz loaded while a 1911 aluminum framed officers model weighs 25 oz empty. I blew up an aluminum framed 1911 once and I dont want to take a chance on another although I do like the 1911 platform. I also broke an aluminum framed 22lr semi but it just wore out and quit working when part of the frame broke. I also dont like the idea of aluminum and steel rubbing as in steel slide on an aluminum frame on heavy calibers. I will not be running an extreme ammo count but I dont think an aluminum frame would handle the wear as well as a steel frame.

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