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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by DogRomeo, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. DogRomeo

    DogRomeo

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    Every time I get the urge to buy my 1st 1911, I stumble across the same problem: it's got THIS but it doesn't have THAT.:steamed: I just want a 1911a2 which has all the cool tactical features, stock, for under a grand:

    double stack
    night sights
    tac rail
    front strap/trigger guard stippling
    some sort of 2 tone (black & OD, FDE, etc)
    upgraded hammer & trigger

    Now mind you, I keep settling on a 1911 that doesn't have one of those features (almost got a Para, RIA, Taurus, SA) then right before I accept it, I say "NO, GO START A THREAD ON ALL THOSE FORUMS YOU'RE LURKING ON!!!! Instead of reading all the time, try actually POSTING."
    I've looked on & off for about a year at all the usual suspects and gentlemen, I need you to say "What about the ________? How could you miss it?" because I feel like somehow I've overlooked one. Thanks everybody!
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  2. humphreys19

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    1911A2? What the hell is that? Double stack? Tac Rail? You don't want a 1911, you want a Glock or a M&P. I like both of them, but they are not 1911's.
     

  3. ProCarryNAustin

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    You can get all that in an STI... but not for under a grand.
     
  4. ArmoryDoc

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    I have to say too that it isn't a 1911 you want. 1911's aren't double-stack. I know. I'm a purist but that's how it is.
     
  5. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    Perhaps a good starting point:

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    Missing - Night sights - can add the Harrington
    Rail - there are add on rails
    2 Tone? - why ruin an NP3 finish :dunno:

    14+1 flush fit, 15+1 with base pad. Also, fits 1911 holsters unlike the STI.
     
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    Rally Vincent Bipolar

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    Sounds like you want a Glock.
     
  7. Three-Five-Seven

    Three-Five-Seven Señor Mombo Millennium Member

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    OP, you description of what you want doesn't sound like any John Browning 1911 I'm familiar with.

    Perhaps another type of pistol will suite you. I think a Glock might serve you well.
     
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    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    Since only a few of the people above tried to really help you and the rest just wanted to add to their post count with a dog pile......

    What you want is a 2011 and it does cost more than a grand. The P14 is a great place to start if you want a production gun to add to and work on. You could get a double stack frame and mags and have one of the better known smiths build you one.
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Isn't Para-Ordnance well known for making double-stackers?
     
  10. DogRomeo

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    OK I just legit lol'd!!!! Have a Glock, love it, don't want another one. I DO WANT A 1911 TYPE PISTOL! lol
     
  11. DogRomeo

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    Obviously. How about this, name me a 1911 with all those bells and whistles for anywhere NEAR a thousand.
     
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    Fair enough. So can you help me or are you done?
     
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    Adding all that stuff to it negates the point of buying one out of the box, don't you think? There goes the price too, so it's a no go. Thanks anyways.
     
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    How is a Glock a 1911? C'mon now. :rofl:
     
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    Thanks! I have a couple of them bookmarked already but I was hoping somebody knew of one that's complete out of the box for about that price. Mind you, if a $1200 Para is my answer, than it IS my answer. Have to ask though.
     
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    Aren't they? Yes they are! Very cool guns but I have a hard time finding them on sale.
     
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    Hey, you missed a part of the original quote. :tongueout:

     
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    What you want doesn't exist. Para is junk, which is why competition boys gut them and start with the frame and even then I've seen guys throw a ton of money chasing out of spec problems. A high quality double stack 1911 just isn't cheap, in fact you can spend quite a bit on mags alone. Speaking from experience, save your pennies and get an STI.

    Buy once, cry once.
     
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    nope, i saw that, but he's asking for a Unicorn or the Easter Bunny....not going to happen. also if he looks around, he can get one of the 2011's (pre-owned) for $1300