I am torn between two pistols for my virgin venture into CCW. This site has been a nearly bottomless well of opinions, knowledge, and advice for me and I can't tell you how much I apreciate it!
My question has to do with one of my choices, the 1911. I've been trying to look at all the 1911's out there and choose one that is not too pricey but reliable, and with a good reputaion to back up the suposed reliability(every gunmaker CLAIMS to have the miracle cure gun that beats all). I had settled on a Taurus PT1911(more bells & whistles for a cheap price) or a Springfield 1911 G.I.(possibly a more reliable, bare bones gun). But then I stumbled on the most beautiful gun I've ever laid eyes on(prepare to laugh at me in 3..2..1...), the Olympic Arms Westerner 1911 with a 6" barrel. Boy am I hooked! I've never seen a case hardend 1911 before & I love it. Now, I'm aware that a 6" barrel is pushing it for CCW so I would be getting the 5" version. As much as I love the looks of the gun, I'm not willing to carry a peice of pretty junk. It's Concealed Carry Weapon, not Concealed Carry Crap! So I need to hear if anyone has an Olympic Arms gun and what they think about them. Good? Bad? Definetly NOT ugly!
Olympic Arms, Inc. - Westerner Series
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So, whats the reputation of Olympic Arms?
PS- I case your wondering the other gun I'm thinking about is the Glock 29(10mm).