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Old 08-28-2013, 02:40 PM   #11
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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.
Oh no, don't tempt me. That would get me a very long stay on the couch!
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Old 08-28-2013, 03:43 PM   #12
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9mm? Do you all mind if I endorse the Browning Hi-Power?
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Old 08-28-2013, 04:38 PM   #13
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I'll kick in a STI vote. I have a Spartan in .45 but it is available in 9mm. My .45 is incredible.

I have considered the DW Guardian as well and decided on the STI Lawman 4.0 in 9mm. Of course it has been on order for about 4.5 months now....and I work at the LGS that ordered it. Goes for about $100 less that the Guardian at $1455 MSRP. Looks like this.

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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.
IIRC, Para does offer a single stack 1911 as well.
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9mm? Do you all mind if I endorse the Browning Hi-Power?
Yes, a Browning is a good counter-offer to a 1911 and you would have a double stack magazine to boot.

New Brownings seem to be as rare as hens teeth these days, but my LGS ordered one for me a few years ago and it was in in less than a week....don't know how that would be now
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Funny! I was killing some time between appointments today, and a store in SC had 2 nice looking, used Hi Powers. I think they were asking around $950 for them. I picked up my newest best friend today so I'll have to start a new savings fund to pay for the 9mm. If I had the cash today I'd still lean STI or Dan Wesson, but I really want to fondle everything I can over the next few months.

Here's my acquisition. Now I need a name for him.




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Funny! I was killing some time between appointments today, and a store in SC had 2 nice looking, used Hi Powers. I think they were asking around $950 for them. I picked up my newest best friend today so I'll have to start a new savings fund to pay for the 9mm. If I had the cash today I'd still lean STI or Dan Wesson, but I really want to fondle everything I can over the next few months.

Here's my acquisition. Now I need a name for him.




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How about The Clapp? Hey honey, I just got the Clapp!
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It's already going to get a little tense, no sense adding to my pain!
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I like the finger marks on the grips. If they were a little different, you could call it "the shocker".

Wife might not like that name either, though.
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