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Old 08-16-2009, 11:16 PM   #31
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WHAT?!?! Another Convert?!?! C'mon, tell us the whole story....

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Well, I was converted to the .45 ACP over the last couple months through my own research. Naturally, this lead me to the 1911. I just had to find one to shoot before deciding on a Glock or a Springfield (as SO many forum members bash plastic and have 1911's). I started looking into and researching Kimber's line of 1911's, and I really liked what I saw. So I went to my local gun shop and touched one, handled it, and loved the way it felt, looked, the weight, everything. So I decided that I just HAD to find a 1911 and shoot it.

While on vacation lat week in the great state of Texas, my cousin let me shoot his Colt Government Model 1911. It was love at first shot. Less muzzle flip than both a 9mm and 40 S&W, crisp trigger, comfortable grip. It was amazing.

As a side note, I've fired a Glock 30 at a gun range a couple months ago, and it just doesn't compare. The trigger is nowhere close, it's bulky, and it ain't pretty. Not that I'm bashing Glock, as my first gun was a Glock. But I think my history with Glock might be over...

I now want a Taurus 1911 (with tactical rail) for my bedside gun, to replace my Glock 23. I'm going with Taurus because it's only $600, and I'm going to spend the $$$ I save on a Kimber Ultra Carry II with Night Sights (maybe laser grips too), once I get my Concealed Carry License in the mail...

Someday, I might get a Kimber Tactical Entry II for my home defense pistol, once I get some extra funds. Hmm, I might even get a Kimber Pro CDP II for winter carry.
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Government Model 1911. It was love at first shot. Less muzzle flip than both a 9mm and 40 S&W, crisp trigger, comfortable grip. It was amazing.
That quote there can probably be echoed by several of the members.

I carried a Sig for years. Loved the gun. Still have it. Then I shot a 1911. And that was that.....

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Congrats, and the Taurus PT1911 is a GREAT choice. Some people knock this brand of 1911, but it is a solid shooter. You'll be proud of it.
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Congrats, and the Taurus PT1911 is a GREAT choice. Some people knock this brand of 1911, but it is a solid shooter. You'll be proud of it.
Thanks. I handled a Mil-spec Springfield 1911, and then a Taurus PT1911. The Springfield was stiff, whereas the Taurus felt very smooth (slide, magazine, safety, everything). I think Taurus has really picked up their game recently. My only beef with them is that they are in Brazil and not the US. O well...
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I now want a Taurus 1911 (with tactical rail) for my bedside gun, to replace my Glock 23.
Why not hit the home run and get the new Colt Rail Gun?

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Why get a rail gun at all??

And for that matter, why pay extra for it? You add a rail to any 1911 for about $40 and some very basic drilling and tapping skills.

You get a rail, then you have to get special holsters, then you are tempted to spend WAY TOO much money on the Surefire quick attach/detach light system that would fit oh so well on the rail. Then they don't even make a holster that will house the weapon... LOL

The rail is a viscious circle of money... Stay away, stay far away...

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But, but, but it's so tacticool!

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Why get a rail gun at all??

And for that matter, why pay extra for it? You add a rail to any 1911 for about $40 and some very basic drilling and tapping skills.

You get a rail, then you have to get special holsters, then you are tempted to spend WAY TOO much money on the Surefire quick attach/detach light system that would fit oh so well on the rail. Then they don't even make a holster that will house the weapon... LOL

The rail is a viscious circle of money... Stay away, stay far away...

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I want rails on only ONE of my guns, and that's my home defense pistol. My home defense pistol is going to have a 5" barrel, and will weigh well over 30 ounces, which means I have no intention of carrying it on me, ever. I want a rail because I'm better shooting two-handed than one. If someone ever breaks into my house at night, I want them to be greeted by blinding light and several muzzle flashes.

Taurus' PT1911 with rail only costs an extra $40, so I think it's worth the extra ca$h...
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