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Old 10-14-2013, 02:03 AM   #71
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that SA Micro Compact was not cheap, but i fell in love with it when i handled it. i even liked it's feel better than the Colt Defender i was looking at. i liked the Defender, but loved the Micro Compact. its a sweet shooting pistol and fits my hand perfectly. i was a bit concerned in spending that much on a compact 1911 as i had only ever owned full sized 1911's in the past. just last year i bought my first Commander sized 1911 as well. now i want another one!

i do seriosly have that dreaded 1911 affliction!
Funny You Brought up the Defender Axxe! I'd Buy a "New Agent" if there was an Option for a 3.5-3.75-8 inch Tube....
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that SA Micro Compact was not cheap, but i fell in love with it when i handled it. i even liked it's feel better than the Colt Defender i was looking at. i liked the Defender, but loved the Micro Compact. its a sweet shooting pistol and fits my hand perfectly. i was a bit concerned in spending that much on a compact 1911 as i had only ever owned full sized 1911's in the past. just last year i bought my first Commander sized 1911 as well. now i want another one!

i do seriosly have that dreaded 1911 affliction!
Axxe I've read a lot of positive reviews about the SA Micro Compact,they sound like an excellent officer size 1911 for a ccw.

I will be in the market for an officer size pistol or maybe look into one of the commander/officer models next year.I really like the idea of the officer frame with a commander slide...Decisions,decisions??
Oh I can also understand wanting another commander size 1911,I really like the way they balance with the 4-4.25" barrel on the full size frame.

Haha I hear ya the 1911 affliction,i've been biten hard by the 1911 addiction!
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Axxe I've read a lot of positive reviews about the SA Micro Compact,they sound like an excellent officer size 1911 for a ccw.

I will be in the market for an officer size pistol or maybe look into one of the commander/officer models next year.I really like the idea of the officer frame with a commander slide...Decisions,decisions??
Oh I can also understand wanting another commander size 1911,I really like the way they balance with the 4-4.25" barrel on the full size frame.

Haha I hear ya the 1911 affliction,i've been biten hard by the 1911 addiction!
i was looking on Springfields website the other day and Gun Genie and neither of them are showing the model i have anymore. i wonder if they discontinued it, but Gun Genie does show the model similiar to mine but it has a rail, where mine doesn't.

http://www.galleryofguns.com/genie/default.aspx?item=PC9802LP

i do want to get a Government model in 38 Super as well.
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1911-itis is an incurable ailment that makes you drool at the sight of one, your head spin and your wallet thin

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1911-itis is an incurable ailment that makes you drool at the sight of one, your head spin and your wallet thin
yes it does! only cured by buying another one, which leads to needing that fix for the next one! and on and on......................

i fell in love with the 1911 platform over 25 years ago. i have owned many and loved just about every one of them. it has such a rich history behind it and has been around for over a hundred years and doesn't seem like it has slacked off any if looking at how many gun makers are offering a version or even several of them.

long live the 1911!
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1911-itis is an incurable ailment that makes you drool at the sight of one, your head spin and your wallet thin

Yep! That's all the signs of the incurable 1911-itis. Hahaha
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I checked out Colts fairly new LW Government Model DOA and was impressed by it. The double action only was very smooth and the pistol was very uncluttered. I've always preferred steel framed 1911s but Colt has been making aluminum framed versions for a lot of years with excellent longevity. When you think about it companies like Sig and Beretta make more of their great pistols with alloy frames and they to hold up well. Colt has seen fit to produce full size Government Models with allow frames which previously were reserved for their smaller sized 1911s. I don't think you can go wrong with either frame material.

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Hi all,

I am a new member to this community, and I thought this was the right place to share my first 1911 purchase this weekend. I will soon the the proud parent of Para 1911 elite Commander (all steel btw). I went to buy an HK45C and decided on this. This is admittedly an impulse purchase, but this pistol has personality and couldn't resist. Now the dang 10 day wait, argh.

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I like the alluminum frame best if your carry one you will appreiate it


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I am a new member to this community, and I thought this was the right place to share my first 1911 purchase this weekend. I will soon the the proud parent of Para 1911 elite Commander (all steel btw). I went to buy an HK45C and decided on this. This is admittedly an impulse purchase, but this pistol has personality and couldn't resist. Now the dang 10 day wait, argh.
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