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Never had the 1911 itch until I picked one up. I scratched that itch by buying it.
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I've studied caliber battles for years, but in all honesty .45 ACP is great Anti personal round. you cannot argue with it.
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I love mine. I shoot a lot of wadcutters through it. I do on occasion, shoot 357 mag. Both are accurate. I keep trying to avoid the 1911 bug. Just so much cash on hand.I also got to shoot his 4 inch Ruger GP100 Match Champion, which he did some additional trigger work on. Holy cow was that gun sweet. Trigger like butter, even in DA. Might be another wheel gun in the cards...
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I have had three FNH pistols for several years. All of them are great shooters and never a problem since 2013.
In looking for something smaller and very easy to conceal in a pocket, I turned to M&P Shields. A 40 and two 45s.
For some reason I got interested in a 1911. My guess it was the all steel thinggy. I had heard all the hype on "how great they are". Heck, I even purchased a GSG 1911-22 because of its similarity to the Sig 1911....not totally sure about that.
The take down and reassembly was a night mare. All 1911 s may not be that way but that was my impressions.
Then I beat myself over the head and started shooting my FNX 45 a lot more....SWEET. But it was a bit heavy for me and since I liked the Shields so much I decided on the M&P45 Full Size. The FNX 45 is back to a bedside gun with 15 + 1 of 45 ACP.
I will stick with my plastic pistols and continue to shoot more rounds through them with out a problem. All have 1500 up to 2500 rounds through each of them with no problems.......arrrggh except the gluck 27 which is a constant piece of sh....er...ahhh ....work.
My revlvers have all the weight I need, even the three snub nose ladies.
HAHA this literally made me laugh out loud.
Also - @10thmtn - when you said your wife uses a flashbang holster...is that the bra holster???? I always google the things I see in threads I've never seen before to learn more...and that's what came up for flashbang holster! Fingers crossed that's what it is - I don't know why - just seems so dang cool
PS - different strokes for different folks and all...but everyone needs a .357 wheel gun and a .45acp 1911. Its a natural extension of being an American...they are right up there with baseball, mom, and apple pie!
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Yes, I can rack the slide on my belt, holster, shoe, edge of a table, etc. I donít mind scratching a Glock (not that the tough finish has scratched) but Iíd hate to run a pretty (and costly) 1911 that way.
Carry a sidearm always. Be able to put shots into the torso and then head, if needed. The rest is much less important.
Familiar story... Owning 2 Glocks cured me of any itch I may have had for them.
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My wife and I both shoot 9mm's, her a Glock 43 and me a Shield 9. We have some others, but all either 9mm or 38 caliber. My wife has small hands and the 43 worked well for her. Well, at the range we sometimes visit to they have a $10.00 rental day, for $10.00 you can try out as many different guns you want, you just have to use their ammo. She tried out a Sig 1911 Emperor Scorpion and loved it. And she was very accurate with it. I tried it too and it was easy to shoot and accurate. No, we didn't buy one, just to expensive for us, but it was beautiful. They didn't have the Scorpion Carry model, which would be a little smaller. Might want to save up our money.