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Old 02-18-2014, 02:02 AM   #1
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I wish to own a 1911 that is compact but do not wish to spend a lot of money for it because if i am carrying it and god forbid have to use it the police will take it for evidence and i sure don't want them taking my 1911 that i spent a lot on...any good options or opinions? Thanks

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Old 02-18-2014, 02:07 AM   #2
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Sir- you really need to get your priorities straight. What you should be looking for is the most reliable handgun that you can shoot well. IF you use that in defending your life, and never EVER see it again, you got your money's worth out of it.

IF your use was within the law, there is no LEGAL reason it will not be returned to you at some point. If your use was not legal, you have other problems.

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I wish to own a 1911 that is compact but do not wish to spend a lot of money for it because if i am carrying it and god forbid have to use it the police will take it for evidence and i sure don't want them taking my 1911 that i spent a lot on...any good options or opinions? Thanks
RIA, (Rock Island Armory) or MetroArms American Classic Commander sized 1911. come in several different finishes, and calibers. very good quality made pistols, are decently priced, get very good reviews from those who own them and are decently accurate to boot.

i am on my second American Classic and the current one is a Commander sized 1911. very accurate and it cost me $about $600 NIB when i orderd it from my LGS. very pleased with it.
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What C3shooter said.

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What c3 says.

I carry the best reliable gun I can.

What a self defense piece costs is nothing compaired the cost of pulling one when your life is in danger and because you went second rate jams on the second shot...

The ONLY 1911 I trust my life and my wife's life to are my colt new agent, colt lightweight commander, and colt series 70 all recent production. There isn't another production 1911 I trust

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Would you buy cheap life insurance from an unreliable company? After all you only need your life insurance once.

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I understand what all of yall are saying i will eventually get my handgun back amd that could take years i carry a ruger lc9 most of the time unless its winter and with my.jacket i have my glock 22 i just want a 1911 just.to have.one but don't want to spend over 1000 especially if that's the one i use for that self defense situation and that it could take years before.i see it again

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I really don't see a problem with the OP's reasoning. He didn't say he wants an unreliable handgun.

It is implied that he wants the most reliable, inexpensive, 1911. I see nothing wrong with not wanting a $1000 pride-piece to be in the hands of cops, for possibly years. Who knows what those guys are gonna do to the gun in the meantime.

I personally wouldn't wanna subject a Colt to that, and to possibly not have the Colt for years, if there's other options which are equally reliable but less expensive.

Do I adhere to the same train of thought? I haven't started carrying again yet, so, no.



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Honestly, I'd feel just the same about any decent gun I own( I only own "Good" guns)...now, do I want to loose my LC9 or any "Good" Gun? No, but I could have Bought a Jiminez JA22 Saturday...and would not have minded losing it,...but I'd rather live and have used a good gun to keep me and mine alive, instead of having used a crappy gun and not known if it would fire or not...

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I look at it this way.
Car Insurance is a requirement here to get a tag on your car.

Now which insurance do you want?

The best or so-so?

So which firearm do you want? The best or so-so?

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