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Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Glockpotion23, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. Glockpotion23

    Glockpotion23 New Member

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    Hey guys, i been thinking, while i am a Glock lover(not a fanboy) i been thinking about getting a 1911:eek:. If i could, i would grab a Colt because them damn things are pretty as hell!! Since right now im not interested in spending over 100 c-notes for a gun; i been looking at the Rock Island Armory 1911. I hear their not that expensive but are great guns, are their any 1911's with de-cocker lever? i would love to have that feature. I dont know, just at the thinking stage. Once you cock the hammer, how do you de-cock it? do you lower it real slow?
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    1911s are designed to be carried cocked with the safety on. carrying them cocked with the safety off is slightly safer than carrying a glock about the same as carrying a XD.

    i do not recomended carrying ang handgun cocked with a safety off which is a big reason i dont carry a glock there is no real safety. at least the xd have a grip safety.

    it is not recommended to carry a 1911 hammer down on a loaded chamber.
     

  3. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    Not to worry, you can get one for less than $10,000. ;)
    Five to eight C-notes should do nicely.
    Rock Island should be fine.
    A decocker on a 1911? Blasphemy!
     
  4. ZombieKiller83

    ZombieKiller83 New Member

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    Just to warn ya once you buy one, you want more ;). If you do some research on rock island, you will see they have hit or miss QC so keep that in mind but I have met alot of guys who were lucky enough to get good ones and they love them. Good luck and have fun!!
     
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  5. therewolf

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    I like my Springfield 1911A1, reasonably priced, NIB.

    There are many others, also.

    S&W makes a 1911-ey .45 with a de-cocker, but it's generally

    not a part of the 1911 style to have one.
     
  6. Olympus

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    Priceless!
     
  7. Polygon

    Polygon New Member

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    I guess I have to ask, how much do you want to spend? You can get a Colt for under $1,000.
     
  8. HOSSFLY

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    I'd think 3 times about the RIA :rolleyes:

    No (thank goodness:eek:)

    Hell no- you squeese the trigger :p
     
  9. JonM

    JonM Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    mr browning a decocker is what happens when you sick the gun in your pants and yank the trigger...
     
  10. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Or a real ball bustin female :eek:
     
  11. Hawg

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    I'm still mad.:p
     
  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    I thought that was a Plaxico Burress "Glock leg"...
     

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  13. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    For $1000 or less you have a wide field to choose from. I'd go Dan Wesson!
     
  14. Jay

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    If you're willing to drive 2.5 hours north, I'll give you range time with a variety of 1911's. Colts, Kimbers, DW's, Sigs, RIA's ....Bring however much factory ammo you want to shoot.
     
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  16. Bighead

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    I would encourage you to spend a little more for what I feel is a lot more quality control. Check out the Para GI Expert, the Springfield Mil-Spec and GI models, and the Taurus 1911.

    As far a your decocker question, the 1911 doesn't really need a decocker. The gun is designed to be carried "cocked & locked," with the hammer cocked and the safety engaged. With this system there is never a reason to manually lower the hammer on a live cartridge.
     
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  17. therewolf

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    Check out gunbroker, and 1911forums.

    Especially the latter for QC reviews.

    The 1911 platform is one of the few which

    is more popular than Glock. There's a reason for that.
     
  18. Glockpotion23

    Glockpotion23 New Member

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    Wow! thanks for the invite Jay!!
     
  19. Jay

    Jay New Member

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    No problem. I'm retired, so your schedule will most likely work....