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Double stack

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by gajones06, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. gajones06


    Jul 26, 2011
    Let me start by saying until recently I was a purist when it came to 1911s. But I talked to a few friends about getting in uspsa and the first thing they both mentioned was the need for a double stack gun. Not so much a need but how it makes shooting long stages easier. So I am wanting to know about people's experiences with double stack 1911s as well as what range of calibers you have shot through them.
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2012
  2. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    Jan 7, 2002
    NE Ohio
    I have them and love them. i have them in 9mm and 38Super.

    used a 9mm in a Costa class last week and had 2000rds through it w/o cleaning

    This is my main carry gun.

    I bought this with the intent to play in USPSA Limited

    also have this one, but prefer 2011's


  3. gajones06


    Jul 26, 2011
    do you like the infinity triggers?
  4. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    Jan 7, 2002
    NE Ohio
    i like flat triggers.
  5. addict


    Jun 6, 2009
    Not sure if you know, but the kind of gun you need depends on the division you want to shoot in and if you want to be competitive. For Limited Division yeah, the 2011 style gun is great. If you like the 1911, shoot in the Single Stack Division. One of the things I like about USPSA is you get to work the gun, and mag changes are alot of fun! In Limited or Open you will get less of the manipulation and more speed. Each Division is scored independently so you are not at a disadvantage shooting a 1911.

  6. I bought this Bul M-5 off of gunbroker for $400, and did some work to it. There's only 1 place in the country that has mags, but he can get you as many as you like.



    Holds 18+1, It's a bit big and heavy for EDC, but in the winter it's really easy. I slicked mine up for IDPA ESP, and I could use it for production classes in other sports. It's also 9mm, and polymer framed.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2012
  7. Lethaltxn


    Mar 23, 2010
    How'd you get it off eBay?
  8. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    What ever you do, don't get a POS Para.
  9. I meant gunbroker.... sry!
  10. rock185


    Dec 5, 2001
    Have to agree with bac on the Paras. I take it on faith that there must be some, perhaps many, that work reliably, mine was not one of those. I purchased a new Para P-14 Limited several years ago. Looked good, fit well, Bo-Mar type sights,etc. Tried several types of name brand name factory ammo. Not sure I ever got through a full magazine without a malfunction. Would not even feed commercial ball reliably. I do hear good things about the STI double stacks though.
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2012
  11. prez1967


    Feb 4, 2011
    I was in the market for a hicap 1911 and almost bought Quacks... Ended up picking up a G21 for cost reasons. Figured the money spent on a hicap 1911 would be better spent on mods for my other guns :)

    FWIW... I'll eventually pick one up but its not at the top of my "want" list
  12. Spiffums

    Spiffums I.C.P.

    Sep 30, 2006
    I have a STI Eagle in 9mm on my short short short list......with all the addons for IDPA.