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Old 05-07-2012, 05:04 AM   #41
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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.
That's a good point. .45 acp rounds add considerable weight to a carry 1911, also.
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I personally think that a polymer 1911 is not worthy and should be called something else; anything but 1911. I'm not a fan of polymer pistols, which is why I'm a huge fan of 1911's, mostly because it is all metal. There are many polymer guns that are excellent in both performance and durability. 1911/2011's have always been metal and should stay that way. It's no different than making a Glock with a metal frame. Imagine how the polymer fans would feel. Thank's just my 2 cents.

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CZ75b 9mm they do sell a model in SA, I believe. I paid just over $515.00 at my LGS. Unloaded it comes in at 35oz. Great gun, there is also a compact version or you could go with a rami and i think those are about the same price as well.
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CZ75b 9mm they do sell a model in SA, I believe. I paid just over $515.00 at my LGS. Unloaded it comes in at 35oz. Great gun, there is also a compact version or you could go with a rami and i think those are about the same price as well.
I have my CZ85B(same gun just ambi) on my hip right now.

I would also recomend the CZ P-07 its a hammer fired poly gun and I love mine that I got for about $475. It is DA/SA and comes with and interchangable safety/decocker. Only takes about 5 minutes to change it back and forth.
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Can anyone give me some suggestions of a few guns under the 500 dollar mark that are single action only like a 1911 but with a polymer frame?
Kimber made/makes a 1911 with a polymer frame. It holds 14 rds.
I have a Polymer Stainless, it's very accurate and hasn't jammed on me yet.

I have the H&K USP, it can be carried cocked and locked, like a 1911.
It has a decocker for safe unloading, however you would have to save some more money up.
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