polymer setup like 1911

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by juststartin5272, May 5, 2012.

  1. juststartin5272

    juststartin5272 New Member

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    Can anyone give me some suggestions of a few guns under the 500 dollar mark that are single action only like a 1911 but with a polymer frame?
     
  2. Engine5truck

    Engine5truck New Member

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    So you mean like a glock 1911?!?!?!?
     

  3. canebrake

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  4. juststartin5272

    juststartin5272 New Member

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    I guess you could say that. I'm just getting into guns and I like the idea of just having to cock the hammer and the gun is good to go. Seems like it would be great for concealed use. The idea of a loaded chamber in a waistband holster kinda freaks me out but if I needed to defend myself racking the slide would take too long and be of difficulty. Hammer fired single action seems like the answer. But a 1911 is just too damn heavy.
     
  5. bearrwe

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    What Canebrake said!!
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Put on your big girl panties.

    With hand guns, weight is your friend.
     
  7. bearrwe

    bearrwe New Member

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    There are a lot of polymer guns available, there's a lot of variations of the 1911 I suggest you do some research, some hands on range time and find the best fit for you.
     
  8. Tackleberry1

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    Your misunderstanding the advantage of the single action auto pistol. It's not like an SA revolver where the hammer is at rest until you cock it.

    The act of chambering a round with any SA auto cocks the hammer and these are pistols are not meant to be de cocked. They are carried "locked and cocked" and it's safe to do so. Trying to decock an SA only is a recipe for a negligent discharge.

    Your comfort zone and experience level would be better served with an SA/DA, or a DA only.

    Tack
     
  9. yamaharyder369

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    Like tack said above me, da/sa would be the way to go, if you don't have time to rack the slide your not gonna have time to cock the hammer back. My first pistol was a Smith and Wesson model 59 in 9mm. It's da/sa with a safety/decocker. It's very safe and dependable. If I was you I would look for a 5906 or 4506 weather you wanted 9mm or 45 acp. I love having a double action trigger for the first shot, just flip the safety and squeeze the trigger... Bang. No fussing with having to cock the gun, and if your panicking you might have an a.d. With a single action trigger. Just my opinion about da/sa. Hope you find what your looking for. The smith is on the top, there pretty sharp looking.
     

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  10. juststartin5272

    juststartin5272 New Member

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    I never said it was too heavy in general. But I don't wanna lug around a steel frame pistol for everyday carry
     
  11. Polygon

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    Then I don't suggest getting a 1911. I suggest getting a smaller caliber like a 9mm and getting a smaller pistol.
     
  12. yamaharyder369

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    59 series is also an aluminum frame so it cuts down on a lot of weight compared to a steel frame, only a little heavier than my Ruger SR-40
     
  13. homelessguy01

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    As said above it's generally bad practice to carry a sa with one in the tube. It's dangerous and too easy for an AD to happen get a gun and familiarise yourself with it before carrying. If you are not confident enough to carry it with one in the tube on safe, don't carry

    Edit: sorry, one in the tube with the hammer down oops!
     
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  14. Werminator

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    Do some reading around and check out some YouTube for information gathering...
     
  15. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Sounds like you need a striker fired duty type weapon. Like Tack stated, they are ready to go. Charge it, and carry it. They WILL NOT discharge unless the trigger is pulled. I own two 1911's and two SAA's...I STRONGLY advise against a brand new shooter making a single action handgun their first. Especially for carry.
     
  16. Engine5truck

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    " but daddy when I put bullets in my gun it gets too heavy"
     
  17. juststartin5272

    juststartin5272 New Member

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    Once again I don't think the gun is too heavy as fair as a range gun or nightstand gun. But carrying it around is my concern. If you learned to read maybe your aim would get better as well.
     
  18. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Don't take offense to it man...nobody here is tryin' to discourage a "newbie" to the sport. We all give and take, and unless it gets personal it's usually in good fun. :)

    I'd still look into a striker DAO.
     
  19. juststartin5272

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    Most of what I've been shopping around for are dao strikers. But I really like the 1911 and there function and would like a little of both worlds wrapped into one as I can only buy one gun.
     
  20. PlaysWithZombies

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    I agree, if you're new to handguns you definitely shouldn't get a SA only for your first carry. Can't offer much advice beyond that as i'm not a fan of polymer guns in general.

    And most of the ribbing that goes on here is pretty good natured, don't let it get to ya kid :D