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Old 10-23-2012, 11:20 PM   #31
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Rock Island full size .45 $409

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I own a Spartan V. Yep, built in PI & as mentioned by qwiksdraw built on a line designed & used by STI with all STI internals. Every pistol is QC'd in Texas, not just a couple per lot. If it doesn't pass inspection it is fixed or destroyed. End result, they cost more than other Phillipine pistols but I think that they are worth it.

I have over 5000 rounds through mine, I average 100 - 200 rounds at the range weekly and it is tight & accurate. Here is mine:

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I didn't know the officers model was smaller. What would u recommend?
the Officer sized 1911's have a 3-3.5" barrels and a shorter frame. the Commander sized 1911's have a 4-4.5" barrel and have a full size frame. the Government or full sized 1911's usually have 5" barrels and a full size frame. these are the general guidelines and there could be exceptions to this.

the Government model would be the best choice for your first 1911 to get your self familiar with the platform. many have a hard time stopping at one 1911 after buying their first one. currently i have all three sizes, a Remington R1 Enhanced full size, an American Classic Commander and a Springfield Micro Compact 45, Officer sized pistol.

for the most part i agree with Cane on that the smaller 1911's are not the best choice for one's first 1911. but i will have to disagree with him on the shooting part! my SA Micro Compact 45 is one sweet shooting pistol and i enjoy shooting it. i was also suprised at it's accuracy for such a short barrels pistol. but in all honesty it was also my most expensive 1911!
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the Officer sized 1911's have a 3-3.5" barrels and a shorter frame. the Commander sized 1911's have a 4-4.5" barrel and have a full size frame. the Government or full sized 1911's usually have 5" barrels and a full size frame. these are the general guidelines and there could be exceptions to this.

the Government model would be the best choice for your first 1911 to get your self familiar with the platform. many have a hard time stopping at one 1911 after buying their first one. currently i have all three sizes, a Remington R1 Enhanced full size, an American Classic Commander and a Springfield Micro Compact 45, Officer sized pistol.
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for the most part i agree with Cane on that the smaller 1911's are not the best choice for one's first 1911. but i will have to disagree with him on the shooting part! my SA Micro Compact 45 is one sweet shooting pistol and i enjoy shooting it. i was also suprised at it's accuracy for such a short barrels pistol. but in all honesty it was also my most expensive 1911!
I didn't mean the 1911 mouse guns were bad shooters, just that they shoot differently. It requires a different grip and more muzzle control.
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I didn't know the officers model was smaller. What would u recommend?


All "new" 1911 shooters should, IMHO, start off with the Government 5" model.

Something like my R1



A good solid entry level Mil-Spec.

Or a RIA 5"

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I am surprised that no one has recommended tha auto ord .45 1911. I love it.

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So I've decided to save up til Xmas and treat myself. So the s&w1911, sr1911, sig 1911 spartan, or an STI model?

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Thinking sti lawman 5 spartan 5 or Trojan 5

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STI would make a good choice for a first 1911. even the ones made in the Phillipine Islands are assembled here in the USA with STI parts and warrantied by STI. i have held a couple and they seem to be a very nice and well made pistol. another one of my all time favorites is the Sprinfield Armory 1911's. might want to check them out as well.
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Buds is pushing these Turkish 1911 Girsan's I know 2 fellows with this gun and got to shoot one couple weeks back it's not under 300 it's like 425 but it felt rock solid the slide and frame line up was really tight. Seem like a pretty good value.

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