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Old 12-31-2009, 01:50 AM   #11
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I am amazed no one even said forget the Tupperware and go out and get a 1911.
If price is an issue look at the Rock Island's. $399 in my parts NIB
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I appreciate all the feed back. I did do a little more checking on the net about the Tuarus, and truth is there is a lot "issues" with them. I looked for some bad reviews on the XD and, well, I'm still looking. I believe it is the one I am going with. Thanks alot again.
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If price is an issue look at the Rock Island's. $399 in my parts NIB
Is that true? I am still looking for an all steel 1911 for my 1911 torture test. I can't touch ANYTHING in these parts that has 1911 on the frame for less than $450 plus tax out the door....
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I am amazed no one even said forget the Tupperware and go out and get a 1911.
If price is an issue look at the Rock Island's. $399 in my parts NIB
Again, get the XD....if you're going to buy a 1911(and you should) buy a good one.
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I am amazed no one even said forget the Tupperware and go out and get a 1911.
If price is an issue look at the Rock Island's. $399 in my parts NIB
OP closed the door on that by specifying .40S&W...1911s don't come in nothin' but .45ACP round these parts.

BTW...XD is by far the best choice of the 2.
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You can get .40 if that is what you want. Here is a nice .40 1911
www.MidwestHuntersOutlet.com: Para Ordnance Hand Guns (Pistols) Para Ordnance S16 40 Limited 1911 Pistol, Model P16, St
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Well this thread is kinda prescient!

Made the long trek to a gun shop out west today; was looking for a target rifle sling but that's apparently too specialised to stock most rifle shooters here being hunters that's the only type they had. However while I was there was surprised to find out they also sold pistols (as none were on display - you had to ask and they went into a 'secret' backroom lol)

The guy brought out a few for me have a hold of: M&PL (still think it feels great), a honest-to-goodness-authentic Colt 1911 (sorry JD, still too damn heavy, and I couldn't afford the hefty loan anyway ) and a Taurus 24/7. It does feel very comfortable...and many guns just don't since I have ridiculously small hands. Hey even the mag release could be easily reached for a lefty.

But I will be guided by the god Google & you knowledgeable guys reports here (since I can't do any kind of test-firing) although the reviews seem to be rather mixed on the 24/7, some glowing some not so much.. Luckily they are getting a couple of HS 2000s in sometime in the first half of next year, so I will be able to handle the XD for comparison, though it can't be the XDm I really lust after.

[Guy told me the reason they have to wait so long...HS Precision gets 15 000 orders from Springfield; filled right away...they get *ahem* 50 from Australia...hell, we can wait lol]
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zhuk, just come to the states man, it's the place to be.
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I am amazed no one even said forget the Tupperware and go out and get a 1911.
If price is an issue look at the Rock Island's. $399 in my parts NIB

No offense but not everyone wants to get a 1911. Do not get me wrong about the 1911, I have several of them and am fond of them but they are not for everyone. I have had both the Taurus and Ruger, for many years and loved both of them.
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zhuk, just come to the states man, it's the place to be.

Ahhh...yes I know


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