is there such a beast? if so, who makes it and where can i find one?
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August 3, 2007, 10:56 PM
There are several such beasts. The 1911 variants are the most common. SIGArms new P220 & P220 Compact SAO variants are now available. The Star BM is a 1911 looking 9mm that meets your specs as well. Additionally, many Taurus metal frame semi autos are single stack, and have a safety lever/decocker like the HK USP V1 which allows for SA only or DA/SA operation. I'm sure there are more I've not thought of.
August 3, 2007, 11:41 PM
HK P7PSP and P7M8. There are several striker fired, Kahr is one of them.
August 3, 2007, 11:42 PM
+1 to the previous. There are more 1911's out there than anyone can count.
I'll just add the S&W 952 to the list. It's pricey, but worth it.
August 3, 2007, 11:53 PM
You're asking the gun eqivilant of "Four wheels, engine, and two doors. Anyone make a car like this?"
Yeah, there are plenty of single-action, single-stack, semi-autos. The 1911 is immensely popular and there are plenty of other designs as well.
Mat, not doormat
August 4, 2007, 12:00 AM
1911, couple of sigs, various stars, P-08 luger, and the range of browning designed pocket colts, like the 1903 and 1908 models, the colt .380 government, the cz-52, browning buckmark, ruger marks I, II, III, and 22/45, colt woodsman, high standard supermatic, and a number of others, that i'm forgetting. So, if you like single action and single stack guns, have no fear, you can find nearly every size gun configured that way. From .22 target plinkers, and .32 and .380 pocket guns, up to service sized guns like the 1911, all the way up to the big boomer, the Desert Eagle.
Father Knows Best
August 4, 2007, 12:06 AM
Sure. Here are several from my collection:
From top to bottom: Colt 1911 WWI, Kimber Rimfire Super, Para Ordnance SSP
And another one:
Colt CCO (Gunsite Service Pistol)
Aren't HiPowers technically a staggered stack design (kinda between single and double)?
Yeah, 1911s are probably the most common/popular single stacks. If you are looking for a slender gun in SA, the Browning HiPower is thinner than the 1911 in the barrel, though the grip frame is a tad bigger because it isn't a true single stack pistol.
I gotta say, that is one mean lookin' Sig you have there!
My 1911, Springfield Armory Mil-Spec Government Model, 45ACP: