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Old 08-25-2013, 08:51 PM   #1
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Default Another dumb-*ss what to buy thread!!

Ok, new guy here looking for some guidance. I'll give you some basic background first.

I currently shoot a Walther P22, Walther PPK 380 and a Colt Gov't 45 ACP. I should be picking up my new Colt Wiley Clapp Commander this week. I want one more gun, FOR NOW, to finish off my stable. I'd really like a 1911 in 9 mm. I had pretty much settled on eventually getting a Dan Wesson Guardian, but understand it may be a long, long time before I see one of those. I originally was leaning toward a Colt Defender to go with my other Colts. Now after some more research the STI Lawman sound nice too. I have not handled a Wesson or STI yet as they are rare around here. Do I patiently wait and order a Wesson whenever I can, or do I choose another?

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If you just want a great shooter, I love my RIA tactical 9. Everybody I have let shoot it just says, wow.

You don't have to spend 10-15 C notes to get a nice shooter.

I have a standing order for a full size Wiley Clapp, would take a commander if my LGS could get one.

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i'd have to suggest the RIA as well. for the price they are one great pistol and very well made.

no they aren't a Colt or a Dan Wesson, but neither do they cost as much, but they are a quality pistol at a decent price.

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the colt defender is a superb choice. prolly best small 9mm/45acp 1911 ccw out there

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There's just so much good stuff to choose from.

Here's a short list, in no particular order:

The NATO Browning(GP35) or a clone

The CZ 75

The Turkish Stoegar

The Beretta 92FS(obviously some of these aren't 1911s, but
some don't have the issues they have, either)

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I have been very pleased with my Springfield EMP, if you are looking for a short barrel 3" 9mm.

It is very accurate, good sites and comes with the holster. It is a little pricey though but I can't say enough good things about it.

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I own one and if you can find one, an STI Spartan in either 9 or .45. Best 1911 for around 550.00 you'll ever find

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The Defender is an excellent choice, love mine. You may also want to look at STIs Spartan line (basically an RIA frame with STI internals). While admittedly I had an extractor issue with mine, it's fast become one of my favorite range guns.

If you don't want to wait around for a Guardian, gunbroker has one with a current bid at $700. I would expect the final price to be twice that, but it's there if you want it and you certainly won't be disappointed.

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The Defender is an excellent choice, love mine. You may also want to look at STIs Spartan line (basically an RIA frame with STI internals). While admittedly I had an extractor issue with mine, it's fast become one of my favorite range guns.

If you don't want to wait around for a Guardian, gunbroker has one with a current bid at $700. I would expect the final price to be twice that, but it's there if you want it and you certainly won't be disappointed.
Thanks for all the replies. I am going to try to get to a few shops this week and fondle some options. I'm in no real hurry so keep any ideas or suggestions coming. I'll be in Charlotte this week so I may add Para Ordnance to my research. I know they make double stacks, but think I want to stick with a single stack.

And to those that suggested some nice reasonably priced guns I say this! Why you wanna kill my dream??? Just kidding. Mrs Cardiac thanks you.
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Thanks for all the replies. I am going to try to get to a few shops this week and fondle some options. I'm in no real hurry so keep any ideas or suggestions coming. I'll be in Charlotte this week so I may add Para Ordnance to my research. I know they make double stacks, but think I want to stick with a single stack.

And to those that suggested some nice reasonably priced guns I say this! Why you wanna kill my dream??? Just kidding. Mrs Cardiac thanks you.
Well then, I know where a couple of Night Hawk Customs are on display and for sale if you want to spend north of $3k.
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