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Old January 23rd, 2017, 07:58 PM   #61
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Women scare me. Seriously.

I trust my guns way more than females. Guns are quiet unless I want them to be. They are far more reliable. Less expensive. More predictable. And they always make me happy.

I have the same number of 1911s as I have had girlfriends in my life. This is likely why I am still not married.

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Old January 23rd, 2017, 08:09 PM   #62
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Yes they would. I hate ambi safety's but then I have no need for one. You do. To my knowledge any 1911 built to original specs can have an ambi safety fitted. Whichever 1911 you choose I'd highly recommend getting one built to spec. All kinds of parts will then be available to you when the bug bites.
How do I know if it's made to spec?
Or are certain manufactures known to alway build to

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Old January 23rd, 2017, 09:21 PM   #63
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Old January 24th, 2017, 05:46 AM   #64
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Wasted ammo is correct above. Kimber, Sig and S&W have made some changes I believe. Ed Brown and Les Bauer are spec I think but over the budget you gave. Lord only knows what you could get from Turkey or the Philippines.

Phil McGrath has given you a good recommendation. Buy a good base gun and then make just the modifications you need or want. I did the same.

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Old January 24th, 2017, 06:29 AM   #65
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I was a revolver person for most of my life. Still have them, but bought Glocks for autos. I thought they were OK until I shot a 1911. Got converted quickly. I found these 2 lists helpful. I figured if it could handle .460 it should be a pretty good .45ACP. My first was a loaded. Now I've got a Scandium Smith and a Colt Defender. Hope it helps. The list from 460rowland.com has expanded since my choice, I noticed.




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Old January 24th, 2017, 06:58 AM   #66
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Whatever type you decide on,make sure it's good quality and accurate. It'll save you money and headaches down the road.

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Old January 24th, 2017, 11:40 AM   #67
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SA 1911 Mil-Spec. About $700. 10 yards. First rounds. Slide is as tight and smooth as it can be. Trigger is awesome; crisp break at probably about 5lbs. Has MIM parts, yes. If they fail I'll return it to SA for repair or replace with better quality. It's not the BEST 1911 out there, but it'll do. What's not to like?

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I put Hogue OD Green rubber finger-groove wrap-arounds on it and with the arched MSH it fits very nicely in my large hands.

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Old January 24th, 2017, 12:20 PM   #68
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SA 1911 Mil-Spec. About $700. 10 yards. First rounds. Slide is as tight and smooth as it can be. Trigger is awesome; crisp break at probably about 5lbs. Has MIM parts, yes. If they fail I'll return it to SA for repair or replace with better quality. It's not the BEST 1911 out there, but it'll do. What's not to like?

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I put Hogue OD Green rubber finger-groove wrap-arounds on it and with the arched MSH it fits very nicely in my large hands.
Was that price for a used one?
I don't need the best out there, I'm not a 1911 afficienado. I just need a solid reliable shooter, and I prefer American made.

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Was that price for a used one?
I've seen them around the $500 range.
Try to stick with NM sn prefix.

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Well geez, if I can get an ambi safety , or a safety for a lefty installed on one of these mil spec, this sounds like it might be the way to go. And upgrade as I go along down the line if I wish.

Ok so I'm learning as I go here. A few more questions if I may:

Is mil-spec a real spec standard they adhere to so that parts are interchangeable?
Or is adhering to a traditional 1911 look in which case a "railed gun " wouldn't be mil spec?
Would an Sa loaded be a mil spec, with upgraded sights, and possibly an ambi safety on a few of those loaded models?

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Old January 24th, 2017, 12:31 PM   #71
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They are good. I'm wanting one as well. Make a list of changes you want to make first. I've seen lots of $ spent by other people turning a milspec into essentially a loaded model for more $!

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Well geez, if I can get an ambi safety , or a safety for a lefty installed on one of these mil spec, this sounds like it might be the way to go. And upgrade as I go along down the line if I wish.
That's one thing about the 1911. After market upgrades are readily available. You can start with a decent used pistol and turn it into a Wilson combat if that what you want to do.

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Old January 24th, 2017, 12:43 PM   #73
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This is my old rattle trap I call her nothing on this gun matches. If you look close at the beaver tail you can see dremel marks the hammer was to large. With good quality magazines (a must for any 1911 mags can be fussy) it will shoot all day and all night.
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Women scare me. Seriously.

I trust my guns way more than females. Guns are quiet unless I want them to be. They are far more reliable. Less expensive. More predictable. And they always make me happy.

I have the same number of 1911s as I have had girlfriends in my life. This is likely why I am still not married.
Then A Woman WITH A Gun Is Really Going To Make You Go

Most of the Women in My Life have guns, shoot guns, carry guns...

And frankly, I am very glad they do!

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Old January 25th, 2017, 01:10 PM   #75
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Ok so I'm learning as I go here. A few more questions if I may:

Is mil-spec a real spec standard they adhere to so that parts are interchangeable?
Or is it adhering to a traditional 1911 look in which case a "railed gun " wouldn't be mil spec?
Would an Sa loaded be a mil spec, with upgraded sights, and possibly an ambi safety on a few of those loaded models?

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