double stack 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by kryptar19, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    Who makes a good double stack 1911? I'm thinking about getting one as opposed to a XD9mm for my 21st.

    Also list prices plz
     
  2. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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    Para is the one who started the double stack, so you might want to look there. I think they have a few models to choose from, other than that I am not sure of another company that makes a double stack 1911.
     

  3. Marlinman

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    Springfield made one called the a3 i think it was for a few years but other than that the para mustard mentioned is the only 1911's i know of that are double stacked.

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  4. danf_fl

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  5. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    I think ria makes one as well?!
     
  6. Overkill0084

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    Infinity makes some IIRC.
    I recommend you try handling one before you commit to anything. It's been my observation that they can be a love it or hate it proposition. Standard 1911 grips aren't exactly petite. When you swell them up to accept double stack mags, they can become a bit too much. YMMV.
     
  7. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    What is the price range for the rock island pistols?

    My internet ain't working good.
     
  8. PrimePorkchop

    PrimePorkchop New Member

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    why not just go with this one? :D
     

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  10. MrWray

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    I would take a hard look at the STI and the RIA, i just handled a double stack STI a few days ago and it was really nice.
     
  11. canebrake

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    IMHO, the only double stack I would consider (a 1911/JMBrowning) would be the Hi-Power.

    I know, I know, it's not a 1911 but its the only double-stack steel gun I will carry.

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  12. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    I guess I should say that my budget is between $400-$600. I found a Regent R200s for $508, and an American classic for like $420 neither are double stack though..

    I fugure a double stack !911 would be very popular, so why arnt there very many out there??
     
  13. Cattledog

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    The 1911 wasn't designed that way...thats pretty much it. Para probably went through engineering hell to get it to work right. From what I've seen. Para is still probably your best bet for quality and price but I haven't seen any double stacks in the range your'e talking about.
     
  14. kryptar19

    kryptar19 New Member

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    That's what I figured
     
  15. MrWray

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    There are two handguns that i can never get enough of seeing, the 1911 and browning hi-power. Eye candy for the sole
     
  16. InDefenseofLiberty

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    Keep an eye on budsgunshop.com trade ins. They had a high cap LDA Para last week for $499.00 used w/one mag its gone now but keep checking as that inventory turns over fast. Check every day to keep on top of the special deals like that one.

    I also do not see double stack 1911's for sale in that price range often. My guess is that those who buy them enjoy them so much they keep them. From what I've seen the market is fairly small for the double stack.

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