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New to the 1911 Style

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by NavDoc, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. NavDoc

    NavDoc Guest

    I am thinking about adding a 1911 to my arsenal (Glock 23, Bersa 9mm, and Diamondback 380) but must admit that other than Desert Storm where we were issued the full sized weapon, I know nothing about them.

    Due to my size, I perfer not to get a full size pistol. Also, are the 9mm versions worth it?

    I am aware that there are many manufacturers. Your recommendations for an entry level 1911 style are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. El_Ron1


    Apr 15, 2004
    Redneck Sparta
    The .45 ACP never knocked a shooter or a shootee out of their shoes. If you get a 1911, get one in the caliber it was made for. If you want a 9mm, get a Hi Power.

    Take your time doing your research and get some range time with several candidates. The shooting and handling characteristic for the "Government" and the "Commander" sized pistols are very similar. Get what floats your boat.

    The "entry level" 1911 choices have been discussed frequently here and on the 1911 specific boards.
    Last edited: Jun 21, 2010
  3. Jason D

    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

    Jun 16, 1999
    Mivonks, MI
    I'm going to buy one in .38 AMU, and I don't care what you say Mullah.
  4. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
  5. NavDoc

    NavDoc Guest

    I noticed a Springfield EMP while searching the web. Looks like the size I need however the price could be better.
  6. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    Jan 7, 2002
    NE Ohio
    yes, it is expensive, but it's well built, much better than the Springfield Loaded's and on par with the TRP.


    for a 9mm 1911, you can get a RIA Tactical for $415, a STI SPartan for $650, Springfield Loaded for ~$800, etc...
  7. NavDoc

    NavDoc Guest

    Pleae forgive my igornance, how do you carry at the ready (one in the pipe) with a single action pistol. I forgot.
  8. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

    Jan 7, 2002
    NE Ohio
    Round in the chamber, hammer cocked, and the thumb safety engaged.