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#1 RVA

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Posted January 24 2020 - 01:15 PM

Mates,

 

I presently have a M&P 2.0, Springfield Hellcat and a CZ 75D. I am looking for THE next one!

 

The 1911 is a thought, but I want to stay with 9mm and I know that is sort of a square peg, round hole situation. Also, you cannot look for a 1911 without finding an article about how they are not reliable as compared to modern 9mm handguns.

 

I was going to get a shiny competition pistol, but I have no use for 40oz of gun. I am a range and home defense guy and intend to stay that way

 

Any suggestions for my next addition are greatly appreciated!!!



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Posted January 24 2020 - 01:17 PM

I have a Kimber Target II in 9mm. Accurate and very reliable.
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Posted January 24 2020 - 01:28 PM

I have a Kimber Target II in 9mm. Accurate and very reliable.

Thanks! The Kimber 1911 selection was very enticing!



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Posted January 24 2020 - 01:32 PM

Agree with the 1911. Can't go wrong with a classic. You can get them in 9mm of course. And as for reliability generally very reliable. Have Kimber (albeit a .45) CDP II that is dead reliable but also have an Eclipse in .45 that has given me problems. Of course there is always another classic in the form of a revolver. Something different. And yes you can get them in a 9mm too though not sure about the reliability. 

Reconsider competition. It's fun and you learn all sorts of things about yourself and how the gun works in a stressful situation. You can also use the handguns you have now and don't need anything specialized. 


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Posted January 24 2020 - 01:41 PM

Agree with the 1911. Can't go wrong with a classic. You can get them in 9mm of course. And as for reliability generally very reliable. Have Kimber (albeit a .45) CDP II that is dead reliable but also have an Eclipse in .45 that has given me problems. Of course there is always another classic in the form of a revolver. Something different. And yes you can get them in a 9mm too though not sure about the reliability. 

Reconsider competition. It's fun and you learn all sorts of things about yourself and how the gun works in a stressful situation. You can also use the handguns you have now and don't need anything specialized. 

Thanks. Competition sounds like fun with good people. Unfortunately, a 7 day per week work schedule leaves little time. Casual target shooting gives me much needed stress relief..except when I miss....then not as much!!

 

Kimber 1911 - 9mm is on the table! Many offerings to consider, but I like the idea of my first stainless steel gun



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Posted January 24 2020 - 09:15 PM

Home Defense:   Glock 43X with TLR6 wml.  Also great for CCW. 10 round magazine or if you live in a free state, shield arms is making a 15 round magazine that fits flush.


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Posted January 25 2020 - 07:03 AM

Why get more of the same? Branch out and go with a 1911 or a revolver. They are fantastic to shoot. Also, if worried about 1911 reliability, why would that default to home defense weapon? You have others that would work just fine in HD situation.

I have a S&W eseries 1911, which has an external extractor. It hasn’t malfunctioned at the range in over a year of ownership. But if HD situation, I’m still grabbing my .357 686 revolver.
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Posted January 25 2020 - 08:33 AM

I went to the gun store yesterday and handled a bunch of 1911s. Rock Island, Kimber, Springfield, Sig and Ruger. The Kimbers felt best to me (in the store, FWIW), but they were all nice. I am still a new shooter, so bear with me on this, but what bothered me the most was the manual saftey. I kept engaging it unintentionally. That can be solved with training of course, but I would prefer if it were not there, especially since you have a grip saftey. I am sure someone will school me on this, and an education is always welcome.

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Posted January 25 2020 - 02:17 PM

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Posted January 25 2020 - 03:02 PM

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No threaded barrels on semi automatic pistols with a detachable magazine as per Safe Act.
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Posted January 25 2020 - 03:17 PM

I went to the gun store yesterday and handled a bunch of 1911s. Rock Island, Kimber, Springfield, Sig and Ruger. The Kimbers felt best to me (in the store, FWIW), but they were all nice. I am still a new shooter, so bear with me on this, but what bothered me the most was the manual saftey. I kept engaging it unintentionally. That can be solved with training of course, but I would prefer if it were not there, especially since you have a grip saftey. I am sure someone will school me on this, and an education is always welcome.

Just like inexperienced shooters who wrap their thumbs behind the slide of a semi automatic pistol or place fingers along the portion of the front cylinder of a revolver. Many shooters will engage the slide release of a semi automatic pistol.
When I went shopping for a stainless 1911, the Kimber did feel like the better made pistol.
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Posted January 25 2020 - 04:30 PM

No threaded barrels on semi automatic pistols with a detachable magazine as per Safe Act.

I thought some out of state forum members would be interested.


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Posted January 25 2020 - 05:43 PM

I thought some out of state forum members would be interested.

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Posted January 25 2020 - 07:32 PM

I just recently purchased this Colt 1911 in .45 ACP mainly for the collector aspect of it  - screw it I'll probably shoot and enjoy it anyway 

 

https://www.colt.com...1911-black-army

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Posted January 26 2020 - 08:15 AM

I just recently purchased this Colt 1911 in .45 ACP mainly for the collector aspect of it  - screw it I'll probably shoot and enjoy it anyway 
 
https://www.colt.com...1911-black-army

Very nice! 1911s are quite handsome guns, even in a basic form.
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Posted January 26 2020 - 08:19 AM

Would anyone suggest a big old heavy competition gun? I do like the Beretta 92x Performace

http://www.beretta.c...2x-performance/

And the Sig P320 legion

https://www.sigsauer...ive-legion.html

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Posted January 26 2020 - 03:38 PM

Hey nice to bump into you today at Mitchell field. You said you're a new shooter but you did pretty well with your targets well downrange and hitting them too with iron sights..... and me with my red dot on the pistol barely making it!! Anyhoo go for a 1911 can't go wrong. Eventually though your collection will expand to just about whatever strikes your fancy. It's an expensive hobby!!


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Posted January 26 2020 - 05:52 PM

Hey nice to bump into you today at Mitchell field. You said you're a new shooter but you did pretty well with your targets well downrange and hitting them too with iron sights..... and me with my red dot on the pistol barely making it!! Anyhoo go for a 1911 can't go wrong. Eventually though your collection will expand to just about whatever strikes your fancy. It's an expensive hobby!!


Great meeting you too!! Thanks for the advice. That is a sweet Canik you had. The red dot really decks it out!

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Posted January 26 2020 - 08:26 PM

No safety switch, accurate, super dependable??? Hummm… Its spelled GLOCK. IMHO


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Posted January 28 2020 - 03:02 PM

Rock Island 1911 Tactical.  A LOT of gun (as in a good bit of gravity to it), so a pleasure to shoot.  I'm super practical, so was hesitant to have yet another caliber to keep on hand, but it is not  a huge problem.  For me the 45ACP is purely a range gun - way too heavy for a lazy person like me to carry hunting, and too big to carry IWB.  Fun gun for range, and I only keep enough ammo so I don't have to shop for it often.   

 

Yeah, you can stack 5.56 and 9 high and deep for when the zombies come; but you don't need to keep all your ammo in that much of a supply.  My wife was looking at a 380.  She normally has zero interest in shooting, but I guess the 380 pistol looked small and manageable (the slide is a pleasure to work - espcially if you are used to a Shield).  I was thinking, "Great...another thing to stock" but really she wouldn't be burning through more than 100-150 rounds at a time, so I settled on "If I get the pistol, I'll just get 1000 rounds of ammo and then not think about it for a while"

 

I have seen no reliabilty issues with the 1911.  Yes, if you are used to breaking down a Glock, you will find the 1911 is a bit of a pain to work on.  But it's something to play with - something different to bring and shoot.  


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