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Old 07-26-2011, 07:46 AM   #1
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Hello guys, first off I want to say that I am new to the forum.
Over the last few weeks I have been scouring the internet to find the pistol for me, and have continuously come up short. What I really am looking for is a dead reliable single action ONLY pistol. Just to enunciate, single action only to me is similar to a 1911 trigger, not a Glock or XD's. I would prefer if there was not a decocker like fnh's design. I have investigated from fnh's design to Taurus to CZ to even sig and haven't found the ideal design (for me at least). Thanks for the help, I will be looking forward to any suggestions you have.

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Welcome to the FirearmsTalk. We have an "Introductions" area that will provide you with some guidance here. Please stop in.

Now to your dream gun.
It sounds like you already identified what you want. I would suggest a 1911 with a 4.75" barrel. No decocker, Single Action, Easy to maintain and get parts for.
If the factory grips don't fit, you can get others.
They come in different flavors (blue, stainless steel, parkerized, or painted however you want).

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Sounds like something from John Browning would fit the bill. A 1911 or a Browning Hi-Power would be first choices to check out.

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I have thought the same thing, but isn't the 1911 much less durable than some of the new polymer framed pistols? Second of all, it's a very heavy gun, while I'm no looking for a concealed carry gun, a 1911 is just a little to heavy. Now, this being said, I am not bashing the 1911 at all. I love them, and fully intend to get one in the very near future.

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I have thought the same thing, but isn't the 1911 much less durable than some of the new polymer framed pistols? Second of all, it's a very heavy gun, while I'm no looking for a concealed carry gun, a 1911 is just a little to heavy. Now, this being said, I am not bashing the 1911 at all. I love them, and fully intend to get one in the very near future.
There is a very good reason the 1911 is the most successful gun design in history, and its durability is a big part of that. Whoever gave you the impression that the 1911 is not durable was very mistaken.

Heavy? When you're firing .45ACP, weight is your friend.
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I have thought the same thing, but isn't the 1911 much less durable than some of the new polymer framed pistols? Second of all, it's a very heavy gun, while I'm no looking for a concealed carry gun, a 1911 is just a little to heavy. Now, this being said, I am not bashing the 1911 at all. I love them, and fully intend to get one in the very near future.
1911s are very very very durable. more so than poly guns. my personal ccw choice is the colt new agent 1911. 7 round mags will accept standard sized and extended mags if you so desire. weighing in at 25oz lighter than some smaller guns. i put recoil and muzzle flip on par with my sig p220.

if you dont like the lack of traditional sights get a colt defender.

i find them exceedingly accurate for ccw work.

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And heeeeeeeeer's cane!

The only Colt/1911 you will NEED is the 4.25" Combat Commander! I would go with the Lightweight Enhanced Combat Commander.



^ Model O4860XSE Lightweight Combat Commander



^ Model O4012XSE SS Combat Commander

IF, you want true mouse gun CCW in 45 ACP and don't want to carry a bobby pin to field strip your PD gun consider one of these:



^ Colt New Agent 3"



^ Colt Defender

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And then there's The Browning Hi-Power in 9mm:



Get one.........or two:

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Can newer colts feed hollow points consistently now?

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Can newer colts feed hollow points consistently now?
my series 70 and new agent feed empty cases, hollow points, wadcutters, semi wadcutters, fmj without issues. havent found anything they wont cycle. my brother's series 70 circa 1975 manufacture does the same thing.
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