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Old 05-28-2012, 12:56 AM   #11
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Way too vague. And various 1911s tend to attract their own followers, so being vague will almost assuredly get people recommending what they like rather than what will fit your needs.

My recommendation, be a little more specific about what you want in the gun and what it's primary function would be. Then we can give you some better recommendations. Also it doesn't hurt to include one or two models that you have in mind already. This will give us a better idea of what you're looking for in terms of overall style.
I agree- AND you're asking a question thats been asked time after time after time after time----Forgive us for not wanting to answer it time after time after time
Read the 1911 section & do a search - PLENTY of answers to your "question"-
OR ask about one or two particular species ---------
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I agree- AND you're asking a question thats been asked time after time after time after time----Forgive us for not wanting to answer it time after time after time
Read the 1911 section & do a search - PLENTY of answers to your "question"-
OR ask about one or two particular species ---------
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Do the initial legwork and get it narrowed down. The we can debate the finer points of 2 or 3 different guns. In terms of 1911s, chances are someone else has already asked the same question before. Sorry, fighting off a cold and might be being grouchy...
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Hey guys, did you read the OP?

"...and possibly start carrying a 1911 as my duty carry weapon."

That's what I used for my answer.

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Hey guys, did you read the OP?

"...and possibly start carrying a 1911 as my duty carry weapon."

That's what I used for my answer.
Thank ya, Cane.

I'm not looking to narrow it down, I'm asking for EVERYBODY'S opinions. There are a lot of 1911s out there, I want to hear ANYTHING about any of them.

While I am not naive, or ignorant, I am not anywhere near as well versed with the 1911 as I am my Glocks.

So, again, I'd like to hear ANYTHING pertaining to what 1911 would be a trusted weapon, capable of abuse and that would also look good enough for duty carry in a Sam Browne belt (Safariland holster).

Or anything else about em
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NM-LEO, one of my new favorites is the SA Micro Compact 45 i purchased earlier this year. i kind of wanted an Officer sized 1911, but was a little hesitant at first due to the size and wondering about being able to shoot accurately with it due to increased recoil. after shooting it the first few times after buying it, all my doubts were erased. awesome shooting pistol and very accurate even with the short 3" barrel. i had never owned any 1911 that wasn't full sized before, and now am looking at getting a Commander sized one as well as the next 1911 purchase. so the Micro Compact size might be what you want to check into.

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NM-LEO, one of my new favorites is the SA Micro Compact 45 i purchased earlier this year. i kind of wanted an Officer sized 1911, but was a little hesitant at first due to the size and wondering about being able to shoot accurately with it due to increased recoil. after shooting it the first few times after buying it, all my doubts were erased. awesome shooting pistol and very accurate even with the short 3" barrel. i had never owned any 1911 that wasn't full sized before, and now am looking at getting a Commander sized one as well as the next 1911 purchase. so the Micro Compact size might be what you want to check into.
Thank ya! I'll have to check into it!
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Thank ya! I'll have to check into it!
your welcome! check out the Wilson Combat X-TAC 45 with the 4" barrel. that one really catches my eye for a smaller 1911 pistol. i really am impressed with their pistols and would love to have one, but they are a little more than i would spend on a pistol. they seem to have a excellent reputation for quality and accuracy.
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Axxe, what is that pic on your profile? A New Agent? I can't see it too well on my phone, but it looks slick!

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Axxe, what is that pic on your profile? A New Agent? I can't see it too well on my phone, but it looks slick!
NM, that is my SA Micro Compact Loaded 45 i bought earlier this year. awesome pistol! paid $1200 for it NIB from my LGS. he gave me a good price on it. here are some better pictures of it. i have since these were taken, changed out the slide stop release to an extended type and also changed the ambi-safety for a single sided one.
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NM, that is my SA Micro Compact Loaded 45 i bought earlier this year. awesome pistol! paid $1200 for it NIB from my LGS. he gave me a good price on it. here are some better pictures of it. i have since these were taken, changed out the slide stop release to an extended type and also changed the ambi-safety for a single sided one.
Niiiiice man that is sexy!
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