Borrowed a 1911

Borrowed a 1911

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    Borrowed a 1911

    After my G21 went Kaboom, a buddy of mine loaned me a Stainless Colt 1911, Itís a Mark IV with colt wrap around grips, and gold colored colt emblem on each side.

    It is sharp looking, and I did some snap cap firing in the kitchen last night after the little one went to bed. I should be able to shoot it some this weekend. I learned to shoot on one just like it when I was about 10 or 12.

    Before this, I had thoughts about getting one, I like the feel, but really like that 13 rounds of ammo on tap too. Nice crisp but short pull on the trigger.

    Does anyone make a 1911 style with a higher cap mag. I think I remember seeing something about one before, maybe it was just a concept thing someone was playing around with.

    Right now, the two forces are going to war over my future dedicated carry piece.
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    Look at Para and STI to start. Sold my Para because I hate double stack grips but it was a good pistol otherwise.
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    Its a 1911! You dont need more than 7 or 8.

    Watch out... after the first 1911 is in your safe, they will take over.
    There are several makers of 1911's that make a double stack, Para, Kimber, STI. I'm sure there are more I'm not thinking of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4my son View Post
    Borrowed a 1911
    Uh oh, now you've done it! Welcome to the good side of "The Force." There'll be no turning back now. They are an addiction.

    Seriously; Para Ordnance, STI, and Kimber all make double stack 1911's, and Springfield used to. You could do a whole lot worse, as you found out.
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    Rock Island and Wilson also have double stacks.


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    If you really want a .45 there is a huge selection to choose from and a huge price difference between them. I prefer 16 rounds of .40 in a Glock 23, but thats just me. Good Luck.
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    Man, I know what you mean. I was doin some pistol sniping with my USPc at targets about 150m out at a plastic bucket. I was hittin every other shot. Then my buddy walks up with his Taurus and puts all but one of 9 rounds on target.

    I really like the 1911 platform. But I can't justify one because I love having the .40 and I haven't had a single problem with the gun that wasn't mag or ammo related - meanwhile he has (this is the same dude who broke his seare at Gunsite). But they are just great platforms!!!!!!!! Arrrggghhhh!!!!!! Just forget the problem and buy n carry both. haha
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    ya only need 13-14 1911's or so

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    Be carfull don't leave that in your safe to long they allways call their friends and family to come on over and stay.

    I need at least 5 more that I can think of off the top of my mind.

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    You can try looking at STI's 2011 series of double stacked pistols.

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    It's a .45
    Why do you need more rounds?

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    Springfield also makes doublestack 1911s.

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    Welcome to the addictive world of the "Old Slabsides." Be sure to let us know how your range session with it goes. There are very few scenarios where anyone would need more than the 9 rounds the .45 Auto will provide.
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    Look at STI.
    I have and now carry an STI Tactical 4.15 in 9mm. Keep it loaded with Speer 124 +p Gold Dots. 17 + 1 in a 1911 format. With the addition of a Roupe reduced grip, I cant really tell it from a standed 1911 grip.
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    Shoot just get a couple of eight round mags and count seven and reload.

    Although, if a .45 can't get it done that's why you carry grenades.
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