Advice appreciated

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by trajan07, May 8, 2018.

  1. MrGlock21

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    Not exactly sure what you mean by "full size".
    If you mean double stack: STI or SVI. Period

    If not, go STI anyway. :supergrin:
     
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    Haha yeah I'm a 1911 newbie so forgive the nomenclature. I meant the 5" govt model single stack. Thanks, I'll check them out also though (STI that is).
     
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  3. MrGlock21

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    1911 is traditionally associated with the venerable 45. If you are good with the 9mm I recommend taking a good look at the STI Marauder.
     
  4. trajan07

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    That SRP is a fine looking pistol in terms of features. Do you know if it's possible to order it without the front slide serrations?
     
  5. bac1023

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    I don’t think so, honestly.
     
  6. vram74

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    J/K

    Congrats :)
     
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  7. trajan07

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    :) Thank you sir!
     
  8. Longbow

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    Split the 3k and get two guns that you like. Maybe a 9mm and a .45 1911? One for more range use and the other for serious occasion? Or maybe one 1911 and one rifle?
    I just think 3k is too much for just one gun. But then, I am not as well off as you are.
    If you are set on getting just one, I would recommend the STI's offerings also.
    I like their double stack flavors.


    Good luck and congratulations!
     
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    You can get it without fcs. You can also get it single side safety. You can also get it naked slide.
     
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    All of the above would be perfect. I didn't see a way to do that on their website. Guessing you have to call them?
     
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    Show your bride to be how wise you are by saving money. Everyone should have at least one 1911 pistol. You can find used Ed Brown, Wilson, and Les Baer pistols around. One with a a few rounds through could save you some $$$. Have handled Brown, Dan Wesson, and owned a Les Baer, Sig, Springfield, and S&W. Are they nice, yes. Worth the money, no. I cannot justify spending 3K on a pistol that I can buy for half of that. Shop around and you can find a well optioned for around 1k. Springfield and Sig make great 1911 pistols. Same way as golf clubs. A set of $2000 golf clubs doesn't make you Tiger Woods. For 3k, you should be able to buy multiple pistols.
     
  12. bac1023

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    I remember in the past, it was a bit of a challenge for them to make changes. I guess it’s a bit easier these days. I’ve had mine 10 years.
     
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    Full size is a Government model.

    Double stacks aren’t even 1911’s in my book.
     
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    Man I always go quality over quantity. I’d rather have one $3000 gun.
     
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    Neither are they in my book. But most people keep calling the 2011 type of double stacks 1911 anyway.
     
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    I forgot you can also get it with 20lpi front strap checkering which I’ve heard was hand cut.
     
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    I always go for variety. More toys = more fun. But, to each his own.

    Oh, there are "quality" guns in the 1K range. Heck, even my RIA's for <$500 I consider them "quality" pistols. Quality to me is in the function. It's a tool after all. Mine both work flawless, so that's quality to me.
     
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    That makes one of us, but we all have different standards.

    You get what you pay for.

    I don’t look at guns as just “tools”. Maybe my plastic carry guns, but that’s it.
     
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    Yeah some do for sure.