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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by SilverBullet_83, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. SilverBullet_83

    SilverBullet_83 NRA member

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    Looking into my first 1911 purchase. On a tight budget for this one. So, thinking Ati, RIA and if possible sti spartan(longshot). So, the question is about sizes. I know that the fullsize models will be too big for mw to comfortably carry. But the 3-4" models have me thinking. The models that are just over 3" seem to be about the size of the baby glocks, true? And also, what about the grips, does length of the grips vary between manufacturer?
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    The smaller they are, the more problems they can have.
    The STI would be a great choice
     

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    The Spartan is the one I really want, tho funds may not allow it. I will see what happens today when I go to pick up the wifes new carry.
     
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    the Spartan has adjustable sights, some time is uncomfortable with some holster if IWB carry.
     
  6. SilverBullet_83

    SilverBullet_83 NRA member

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    It wont be every day carry, but it would be iwb when worn. Is that the fullsize that you are reffering too?
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Been in that boat many times,.....it is cheaper and more gratifying,
    in the long run, to wait, save & get what you want!
    I've never been truly happy when I compromised on a firearm.
     
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    Im Going to get him to price a few. He has to order them all in thats the downside, but I cant find anyone around here who has them anyways.
     
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    I have two SA M1911A1s. Out of your price range, I guess.
     
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    Personally, I wouldn't go under a Commander length in bbl, the shorter grip will make the bigger difference.
     
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    I am in the same boat as you. I want a 1911 but I am on a budget. Max spend will be around $500. I am looking into RIA, Norinco, and ATI. I'm leaning more towards the ATI. I'm going with a Commander size model (4.25" barrel). I've had full and Officer sizes and I think a Commander is the best of the them all. Full size was too big. Officer size was comfy but too much upkeep and issues. Commander seems like the perfect size to me.

    Not to hi-jack the thread but, is there a downside to the RIA midsize 1911's bull barrel (lack of barrel bushing)?
     
  12. RJ's Guns

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    The shorter barrel types are particularly prone to malfunctions from different types of “limp wristing”.

    I have a highly modified Detonics Combat Master that Jim Stroh (Alpha Precision) built for me and an even nicer Colt Light Weight Officers Model fully customized by the late Jim Boland, that are very accurate and reliable, but they are the exception.

    The moral of that story is; if you pay the right people enough money, the short barrel pistols can be made to work right, but the off the shelf versions are typically problematic. However, I have so much money invested in those two pistols that they live in a vault and rarely see the light of day. Some would opine that they are for people with more money than common sense.
    RJ
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    My Springfield Compact 45 never missed a beat, before or after
    the facelift. That limp wrist crap is limited to Glocks, I've tried
    to induce a limp-wrist malfunction with 1911s. Have yet to
    induce a malfunction.

    Before........

    [​IMG]

    After..........

    [​IMG]
     
  14. SilverBullet_83

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    How much did that cerakote cost, if you dont mind me asking?
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Not really sure,........$300 maybe? The CeraKote was a very
    small part of the build.
     
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    For a reliable 1911 in .45acp, I'd go with RIA on a budget.
    They have, by far, the highest reviews.
    Their Officers model, for carry runs about $402. delivered from http://www.budsunshop.com they will run out of stock quickly.

    Run 200 rounds through it to break it in real nice.
     
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    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I've got one of these and not only is it VERY accurate, but has never jammed on anything and I've ran everything you can think of, even a few types of reloads. Hard to beat for the money.
     
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    Regarding your comment “That limp wrist crap is limited to Glocks”

    Just because your personal experience may differ does not mean that others have not experienced the problem.

    1. What is the nature and extent of your experience in that regards?

    2. Is it limited to the pistol in the photograph that you published?

    3. Have you had experience with other similarly configured pistols, if so what other similar pistols, how many rounds did you fire, if any, through each of the other pistols? Is your sampling 10, 20, 50 or even 100 relevant pistols?

    4. Is your sampling extensive enough to be statistically significant so as to substantiate your bold categorical statement?

    5. How many other individuals did you sample that have significant experience with the relevant pistol configuration at issue?

    6. Do you consider the number of those other people to be statistically significant?

    7. Other than me, have you ever heard it reported that limp wristing is a problem?

    I have never had such a problem with my Glocks or any other Glock that I have fired, nor have I heard others report such a problem yet I would not be presumptuous enough to thereby conclude and boldly state that, with regards to Glocks, ““That limp wrist (problem is) crap.” I recognize that my own personal experience and my knowledge of others experiences with Glocks is an insignificant sampling from which a conclusion cannot be justifiably drawn.

    RJ

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    I would hazard to guess that the reason that you have not had a limp wristing problem is because you are an experienced marksman. I have never had the problem either but I have heard it reported to be a problem for some inexperienced shooters.

    And I bet that someone wrenching on aircraft all day has pretty strong wrists
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Yea,.......I've shot enough to make an educated statement.
    Over the last 27 years it would be very safe to say I've shot
    25k+ rounds. I've owned enough Glocks, 1911s, Hi Powers
    and others to back that statement.

    And after wrenching on aircraft for years, my wrists are ****,
    ......................I'm no superman!
     
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