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    1911?

    This question has probably been posted before so I apologize for it. I'm a Glock 21 guy but have been thinking about adding a 1911 to the stable. Not a pretty one like you know who but a mat finish one to be carried in a tactical holster. What do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader View Post
    This question has probably been posted before so I apologize for it. I'm a Glock 21 guy but have been thinking about adding a 1911 to the stable. Not a pretty one like you know who but a mat finish one to be carried in a tactical holster. What do you guys think?
    I love my Kimber tactical entry II in a blackhawk! Get a 1911 and you'll love it. My Kimber is tight and right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Leader View Post
    This question has probably been posted before so I apologize for it. I'm a Glock 21 guy but have been thinking about adding a 1911 to the stable. Not a pretty one like you know who but a mat finish one to be carried in a tactical holster. What do you guys think?
    If the above is the case, go with a RIA. They are not as refined as the name brand ones but will serve you well at a much reduced price.

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    Springfield armory
    It's a very reliable firearm and it doesn't cost as a kimber or colt

    You can also customize it if you want

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    I guess something is wrong with me because I don't care how much my guns cost, I still carry them all through the woods and beat the hell out of em. They are made of metal ya know... Just take them home and clean them real good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BO_V View Post
    Springfield armory
    It's a very reliable firearm and it doesn't cost as a kimber or colt

    You can also customize it if you want
    I'll second this for saving a couple bucks for a damn well made pistol.

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    Since you're a glock guy, a bit of advice on 1911's... buy a decent one. Leave it alone. Don't modify it. It doesn't have to be $2K. I've been running a SA Loaded model for years. The only thing I changed were the grip panels. I think it listed for about $600 when I got it. It has what you need and nothing more (extended safety, decent sights, etc.). Nothing fancy, but it works, unfailingly. Modifying 1911's is like tuning cars- its a hobby for people with time and money to burn.
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    I'm a Springfield fan with experience owning a Loaded, Range Officer, MC operator, and TRP. I only have the TRP now and it's a GREAT pistol. But none of my other ones gave me issues, they were all well equipped/built for it's price range. But the front strap checkering and nice finished edges and magwell is what sold me on the TRP. And it consistently breaks right at 4lbs.
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    Look at the Ruger in S/S. A friend has a springer in 9mm & loves it over his Glock. His wife has a 3/4 size in 380 that he thinks is great. My own self has a Springer Mil spec. I never shot a Glock so I can't compair. It is Large for cc duty unless you go with the commander size. Only down side I see with 1911s is the mag cap.

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    You'll get a totally different experience of a gun when comparing a 1911 to a Glock. I think of Glocks as rather utilitarian compared to other style of guns. They are pretty good for just about everything. But to experience something special, a gun that isn't trying to be all things to all people, but is what it is, and some say that is perfection, then try a 1911.

    The one's mentioned are great entry level 1911s, and that is all you really have to have. The main ones I see mentioned in the under $1,000 (look to spend $600-$800 maybe) would be Springfield Armory, Ruger, and my gun is the Remington R1. There two brands to consider which are less expensive than these, the Rock Island Armory (RIA or Amscor) and Para, made in the Philippines and Turkey respectively. With these guns you get a lot for the money, feature wise, but build quality might not be quite as good as the other mentioned, which will be possibly better finished but without the bells and whistles of the overseas models. Many are happy with what they get on those models, so just look into them for yourself and see what appeals to you. They are all the same basic design, so the differences are in the build quality and features. Happy shooting!
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