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Old 04-21-2011, 09:33 PM   #11
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Oh I have no doubt that the 1911 design is superior to the vast majority of pistols. However I feel that the 1911 should be kept in it's original state. For some reason it feels like destroying a work of art. Do you know what I'm saying?
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I started shooting competitively with an EEA Witness. Good gun to start with but eventually had reliability issues. Since then I have been running on the Para Ordinance P16. That particular gun is pushing your price range however. But it is a great gun for USPSA, if thats what your looking to get into to.
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How does the grips wideness effect the feel in the hand? I can't stand the feeling of some double stacks, especially the Beretta M92FS

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How does the grips wideness effect the feel in the hand? I can't stand the feeling of some double stacks, especially the Beretta M92FS
Surprisingly, the P16 grip width is not much different compared to my single stack Kimber. Both have the factory grips on them and my hand wraps around each gun to almost the exact same spot.

The more guns you get in your hand, the better you will know what fits you the best.
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one thing I didn't see in all these post.....you should consider getting the match grade barrel if you want to target shoot..I have a springfield armory .45 ACP XDm match and I can put 10 rounds inside 2 inches at 25 yards.....I really like this gun and yes it does have interchangeable back straps to help fit your hand ......
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Unfortunately I am not that experienced with the special parts on competition guns. Would this be akin to a bull barrel? Ie. Heavy, thick. Would you please explain?
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Oh I have no doubt that the 1911 design is superior to the vast majority of pistols. However I feel that the 1911 should be kept in it's original state. For some reason it feels like destroying a work of art. Do you know what I'm saying?
I know it is way out of your budget right now, but if you like 1911's and you get serious about competition shooting, you can get a 2011 STI. They are double stack 1911's and are very good guns. However they are pretty much just for competition.

From my experience around here the most popular guns in USPSA are Glock's, M&P's and 1911's.
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