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Old 05-31-2011, 05:58 AM   #1
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hey. I'm Henry
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it's good to know what i'm doing, ad seein' as i'm a newbie who has yet to fire a good pistol , i'd like some advice on what's gonna give me the least trouble.
, i need reliability and ease of maintenence, foremost. it's all good for me, when it comes to 1911's, but it should be light and well-made thus i was thinking a nice wilson kz 45 it's polymer )
:evil: . i kno, it's not real, it handles like a fisher price toy, im a bad person, etc. .
i want :
• a 1911
• a basically full-sized firearm.
• a few extra shells form a standard .
it's open season on all 1911's, but i want to stay in my under-3000 price range.
is there anything better for me ? i rly want to maintain those extra 2-3 shells.
well, thank all of you for your input, im well on my way to never fearing bumps in the night again. ..
my first handgun is gonna be a 1911, i can't believe it !
peace out.

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I love my kimber 1911 i had it coustomised and engraved with my name and army unit i was with in iraq,, beautifull handgun fires like clock work .. fired about 600 rounds before a malfunction (round didnt eject ) and of corse the ONLY caliber for a 1911 is .45 shure you can find em in nuterd 9mm but if your gonna go large frame better have knock down to it, and even with the coustom engraving i picked it up for 1200..

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I love my kimber 1911 i had it coustomised and engraved with my name and army unit i was with in iraq,, beautifull handgun fires like clock work .. fired about 600 rounds before a malfunction (round didnt eject ) and of corse the ONLY caliber for a 1911 is .45 shure you can find em in nuterd 9mm but if your gonna go large frame better have knock down to it, and even with the coustom engraving i picked it up for 1200..
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I also love my Kimber (Tactical Entry II with the rail, full size .45acp). I recently picked up a S&W1911PD (alloy frame so noticeably lighter) and have been very impressed, especially as a carry piece. I do like the Wilson Combats but don't own one. And I'd pick up a Dan Wesson if I found the right price.

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Well you don't need to spend $3000.00 unless you just want an original 1911. Rock Island Arms makes a pretty good 1911 using the same machines used during WWII in the Phillipines. I have one and love it. It looks and feels just like the old 1911 I carried while in the Army. Check it out.

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If you can put up with limited access to ammo, CDNN has the Taurus in .38Super on the 1911 platform. Also Colt and RIA come in the .38Super.

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hey. I'm Henry
, and i'm looking for a good 1911 to use as my main open weapon. ..
it's good to know what i'm doing, ad seein' as i'm a newbie who has yet to fire a good pistol , i'd like some advice on what's gonna give me the least trouble.
, i need reliability and ease of maintenence, foremost. it's all good for me, when it comes to 1911's, but it should be light and well-made thus i was thinking a nice wilson kz 45 it's polymer )
:evil: . i kno, it's not real, it handles like a fisher price toy, im a bad person, etc. .
i want :
• a 1911
• a basically full-sized firearm.
• a few extra shells form a standard .
it's open season on all 1911's, but i want to stay in my under-3000 price range.
is there anything better for me ? i rly want to maintain those extra 2-3 shells.
well, thank all of you for your input, im well on my way to never fearing bumps in the night again. ..
my first handgun is gonna be a 1911, i can't believe it !
peace out.
If you want a high cap .45 I would really consider a Glock, HK, XD or FN. Engineered and built from the get go as a double stack .45. Anything 1911 is going to be an engineering compromise and to me not worth the extra couple of rounds. I just carry extra mags and learn how to do reloads. Besides the beauty of a Wilson or other premiere gun is how tight, reliable and accurate they can make a gun and there is no "tight" with a polymer frame so why spend the extra cash.

Take a look at the Wilson CQB. I have one and is the most reliable and accurate 1911 I have ever owned. If you want light weight Wilson makes them in an aluminum frame (option) that does make a difference weight wise and either model is MUCH easier to conceal than a double stack gun. BTW I'm also a Kimber owner and I'm very happy with the handguns I got from them. My UltraCarry with an Aluminum frame is one of the easiest to carry/conceal guns in my collection and accurate enough that my wife uses it for IDPA.

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This is my Springfield armory 1911 .45



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