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Old 08-05-2009, 08:40 PM   #21
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Another well informed decision and another member being enlightened the fabulous world of the 1911!

Congratulations 'Squatch!!

Looking forward to seeing what you end up with.

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Another well informed decision and another member being enlightened the fabulous world of the 1911!

Congratulations 'Squatch!!

Looking forward to seeing what you end up with.

JD
Now the question is, do I sell the Glock for $350 worth of .45 ACP ammo, or keep it as a "backup" gun, just in case? You know you can never have too many guns...

AHHHH!!! There's too many nice 1911's out there! All calling my name. All wanting to be shot at the gun range. Many wanting to be carried by my hip. Some to be kept near my bedside. If only the bush outside my apt' window were made of $$$, if only...
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Well, I got to shoot a true Colt Government model 1911 this week. Wow, it was amazing. I know want a 1911 for my home-defense gun and concealed carry pistol (as soon as my license comes in the mail). Hmmm, maybe a Kimber Ultra Carry II and a Taurus 1911 for home defense to replace the Glock 23? Or maybe I should just save up some extra $$$ and get a Kimber Tactical model for home defense. We'll see...
If you intend to buy soon, go for the Kimber Ultra Carry. If you're going to wait and save up more money, I recommend the Kimber Ultra CDP.

Both are superb pieces with thousands of very satisfied users.
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Now the question is, do I sell the Glock for $350 worth of .45 ACP ammo, or keep it as a "backup" gun, just in case? You know you can never have too many guns...

AHHHH!!! There's too many nice 1911's out there! All calling my name. All wanting to be shot at the gun range. Many wanting to be carried by my hip. Some to be kept near my bedside. If only the bush outside my apt' window were made of $$$, if only...
That's the problem with 1911's - once you are Enlightened, you never seem to have ENOUGH of them. And while they do grow in number, they don't seem to fund themselves.
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First, I prefer the .45 myself, but the statement,
"Fact is, a hit with a JHP .45, is better than a hit with a JHP 9mm" is a very broad statement that isn't always true.
Not trying to start an arguement (because I personally love the .45), but having seen more shootings than I cared to and unfortunately a few autopsies, with over 20 years in military police, civilian police and corporate investigations.. it really depends on the design of the bullet, the weight and velocity of the round and most important shot placement.
Sticking to around $800 the Springfield Armory handguns are a good choice.
After many years of Sigs, a few Glocks and S&W, I have returned to the 1911 format. Best of luck in your search for your ideal handgun.
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That's the problem with 1911's - once you are Enlightened, you never seem to have ENOUGH of them. And while they do grow in number, they don't seem to fund themselves.
But they do seem to like to eat a lot.

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If you intend to buy soon, go for the Kimber Ultra Carry. If you're going to wait and save up more money, I recommend the Kimber Ultra CDP.

Both are superb pieces with thousands of very satisfied users.
Sorry for the delayed reply, I've been on vacation for a couple weeks...

Yes, the Ultra Carry with Night Sights is exactly what I've been looking at for my carry piece. I just might get it before the year's out...
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the kimber would be a good choice
if you plan to buy another gun (because you will get addicted to the 1911)
you can check out the Rock Island Armory CS series and of course don't forget the colt

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I like the Springfield XD sub-compact. There's something to be said
for 14 rounds of .45acp at your disposal.
I'm gonna speak up for spittinfire here even though this post is a month old.

Springfield does not make a sub-compact .45. They do make the full size with 13+1 capacity, but not a sub-compact .45

A sub compact .40 has a 9+1rd magazine and a 12+1rd magazine, but you give up alot of concealment with the 12rd magazine.
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