Christmas cash needs spent...

Christmas cash needs spent...

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    Member Array Tim the Teacher's Avatar
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    Christmas cash needs spent...

    I have been blessed with a very generous 80 year old mother who gave me a grand to spend as I wish. She knows I carry and has held my customized sp101 on occasion. I own an XD 9mm and .40, a Ruger .357, and a Bersa Thunder .380. I have always wanted to own a 1911 style pistol and being that I am a Springfield enthusiast have been looking at two particular models for a CCW. The choices I have narrowed down to are the Springfield Champion Loaded (px9142LP) and the Ultra Compact Loaded (px9161LP) with the differences being 4 and 3.5 inch barrel length. These were chosen because of features and price which would leave some funds for a quality holster. The gun would be range driven twice a month with 100 rounds each visit. Pros or cons appreciated.

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    I'd go with the champion with out a doubt, I think you will get more use out of it.
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    I'm no 1911 guru like some here Tim but my choice would follow Sixto's - the Champion.

    Main reason being - I like large and heavy - well anyways, longer barrel the better If the size is no problem then that's my choice.

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    The only thing that comes to my mind would be how I would spend that one grand! I'd probably get one pistol I've been wanting, a quality leather carry belt, maybe a holster, ammo, full tank of gas, and have some left over.
    That's an awesome Christmas gift, and it wounds like you know what you want. I'd definitely do some searching to find the best price for those and not let that moolah burn a hole in your pocket. I'd also put something on the list for that wonderful/generous mom. Good luck with it---you'll enjoy the 1911 model of your choice no doubt.

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    My Champion has been one of the best handguns I have ever owned... I don't think you would be disappointed!
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