Originally Posted by canebrake
Well what Make? (I know it's not a Colt) Model? ETA? No pics yet????
Seriously, welcome to the fraternity!
Thanks for the welcome!!
I'm really excited about my 1911 purchase.
Yeah, Colt not making a 9mm model ruled them out instantly.
Colt makes some superior firearms
at a great price
. I was tossing around the idea of .38 Super model for awhile...maybe one day.
In my neck of the woods 9mm(for practice & competition) is much more common.
After much research, traveling out of county to several gun shows, talking to several people (in person) about competition 1911's, on a $1100 budget....
I decided to go with......
PXT 1911 Single-Action Single Stack
Product Code: PX189SR
Weight: 40 oz.
Throughout its history, Para has built a solid and enviable reputation for innovation, performance and reliability. Firearms enthusiasts, serious shooting competitors and law enforcement agencies can choose with confidence from a wide and growing variety of Para pistols.
The new patent pending Power Extractor (PXT) takes the classic 1911 into the 21st Century. As Ted Szabo stated, "The new Para Power Extractor is the ultimate improvement to the 1911 design. This will really help all shooters to have the most reliable 1911 pistol, and I am proud to introduce it in our new series of Para PXT 1911 pistols. In fact, we have redesigned our entire line of pistols to incorporate this important new technology."
Glad to hear I'm accepted into the 1911 "fraternity", I was afraid most would feel that my 1911 is an outcast because it's not chambered in .45 cal.
ETA = August according to the store, but they can't give an exact date.
Once the distributor ships to them, they can deliver to me.
Out the door, I'm giving $1050, already plopped down 525 bucks.
No pics yet, but when I get it, I'll take & post some.