Getting a new gun in Jan. 2011

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    Getting a new gun in Jan. 2011

    I get a monthly bonus check and my wife told me today for my birthday on Jan. 25 th. i get to spend it on a gun. Bonus will be around 900.00. Thinking about a 1911 prob. a springfield. But never owned one before. Yall got any other ideas. I dont get let lose with that much at one time often so i would like ideas since it prob. wont happen again for awhile.

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    How about an H&K45?

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    Springers and Colt make a great 1911 in and around that amount.
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    Is it for concealed carry or something else? That makes all the difference in the world. If just for home/range, then the Springfield loaded full size 1911 is about the best out there in that value range.

    If it's for carry (even part time) that's something all together different.

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    If I wanted a .45 ACP I should get a Colt 1911, and if I wanted a 9mm a BHP. Both of them are awesome firearms.
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    H&K is a idea. How hard it is to find holsters, etc for it?

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    The H&K is a great gun, and most all of the reputable holster makers are making stuff for it.

    Read the blog on here.

    http://pistol-training.com/archives/...e-reports/hk45

    Their testing of this and the p30 makes me realize that I need one or the other or both.
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    -HK 45c

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    Good for you!
    So.....what do you actually want? Nine bills is a good average for the whole deal. Think of pistol and ammo here, and maybe some amenities you might have had in mind. If you spend the whole thing on a pistol, you'll still need ammo. IMO.......don't let your future $$ burn a hole in your pocket.

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    HK45 or HK45c, love the both of mine. BTW, the HK45c accepts the HK45 10-round magazines.

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    I have had the same idea. My current pistols are all Glocks, but I am getting a strong urge to purchase a 1911 in its centennial year.

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    Congrats, Have you looked at Springfield Armory ? Figure out what it's going to be for take your time, and like RR said don't let the cash burn a hole in the pocket. good luck

    http://www.springfield-armory.com/armory.php?model=7
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    Some other guns to look at are the STI Spartan, RIA guns especially the Tactical and Match, and American Classic made by Metro Arms. I own a STI Ranger II and it's a great gun and the Spartan has gotten excellent reviews. Plus STI has excellent customer service should you need it. The RIA guns also gets great reviews and their customer service gets rave reviews also. I have an RIA Match and am extremely happy with it. The American Classic gets great reviews from the owners so far and they rate them as equal to the RIA guns. Don't know anything about the customer service by Metro Arms. Just more options to think about.
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    I don't know much about 1911's, but I love my XDs. If the quality of the XD series comes through in their 1911s, then you'd do great with them. Of course, they're made in totally different places, but I'm seeing good reviews from them in this community.

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    If you spend the whole thing on a pistol, you'll still need ammo. IMO.......don't let your future $$ burn a hole in your pocket.
    This is a really good point, unless you've got an existing ammo budget, you might want to check out a good deal on ammo and take it out of the budged you indicated. Any new gun, and you'll want to be shooting it. . . a lot :) I would consider at least a case, you can get some killer deals online, but that's still a good portion of your budget.

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