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Old 01-04-2014, 05:18 AM   #1
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Default best double stack .45acp 1911?

I'm down to a XDM 5.25 .45 or a double stack 1911 for my next purchase. I'm looking mostly at the Rock Island's now because I wanna keep it under a grand, I'm kinda unsure of the ATI's(just don't know enough). If money wasn't a thing I would only consider American made 1911(being a Army OIF vet) but I hear almost entirely good about the Rock Island's. As far as "want" factor the Para Black Ops has my vote, if I could find one used at or under a grand.
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:57 AM   #2
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A rock island is a good 1911 plus there's so much custom work u can do to it to make it run just as well and look just as good as a para

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Going down the list, my preferences are:
STI
Para-Ordnance
RIA
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Going down the list, my preferences are:
STI
Para-Ordnance
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I started to mention the STI 2011's, but they will exceed the budget presented.
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I started to mention the STI 2011's, but they will exceed the budget presented.
Thx I would definitely jump on a STI if I found a used one within my budget.
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Thx I would definitely jump on a STI if I found a used one within my budget.
You would likely have to meet a financially strapped owner needing to sell in a hurry to get one under a grand. The only used STI I have ever seen up close and personal is the Spartan I bought new.
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I have a Para P14-45 that I purchased in 94 that has not given me any problems and is quite accurate.


I can't say it's (para) the best double stack on the market since I have no experience with the other two on your list,but the P14-45 has been trouble free now for 20 years.
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I've got quite a few 1911 mostly colts, like em a lot but in the double stack world its a total skip. Get the xdm its a no brainer.
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I've got quite a few 1911 mostly colts, like em a lot but in the double stack world its a total skip. Get the xdm its a no brainer.
Plz explain, other then a larger magwell double stacks are all 1911.
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Plz explain, other then a larger magwell double stacks are all 1911.
They tend to have reallllly big fat grips and are harder to control firing. They also tend to have issues with magazine problems. Weight is a huge factor.

The xdm has none of these tendencies and is a damn accurate ultra reliable fast shooting handgun.

Just because its a 1911 pattern doesn't mean its problem free. There is a big reason colt and springfield have never bothered doubling up a 1911. The platform just doesn't lend itself to that style.

Just giving my perspective. I also have two xdm one compact one 4.5 both in 45acp.

Not all double stack 1911 are bad or junk they just tend that direction. Means your chances of getting a bad one are somewhat higher. But the xdm gives a regular single stack a hard time and is just a better all round gun than any double stack 1911.

I've owned them before and the xdm beats em no question.

Do what ya want just giving my opinion and experience
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