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Fighting the Urge

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by rduchateau2954, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. rduchateau2954

    rduchateau2954 Well-Known Member

    Went and checked out a new to me gun store today and in talking to a guy behind the counter about carry guns he pulls up his sweatshirt to reveal a full size 1911 at 3 o'clock. I was shocked, I never saw a bulge. Even after I knew it was there I couldn't see it.

    I have been holding off on buying a carry gun because I just don't like little polymer guns or hammerless snubs. They just don't do anything for me, but here was this guy successfully carrying a freaking 1911.

    Then he breaks out the dagger, a new Springfield 1911. I pretty much had to run out of the store to save my wallet.

    I want it... soo bad... must fight urges...
  2. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Well-Known Member

    Sure, carrying a full size can be done, but sooner or later the carrier usually looks for something smaller.
  3. Old Dog

    Old Dog Well-Known Member

    Uh ... I have been carrying full-sized 1911s now for goin' on 30 years ... And have, at one time or another, successfully carried concealed full-size Beretta 92FS pistols, SIG P226s ... I am not the only one here who believes that you don't have to go small, nor is it the usual progression ...

    OP, go buy your new 1911! Put it on a credit card ... 'cause the world is gonna end in a few weeks anyway!
  4. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Well-Known Member

    I carry a full size 1911
  5. Sergei Mosin

    Sergei Mosin Well-Known Member

    Don't fight it. Give in. You know you want to carry the 1911. You know you can carry the 1911. Do it for yourself. Do it for the children. Do it...for John Moses Browning!
  6. gym

    gym member

    You can get used to anything if your chose to. It's a matter of how much you want it, and if you have the disipline to endure the first 6 months carrying it until it becomes part of you.
    As long as you don't have a back problem or other skeletal defect, you will adapt to any gun.
  7. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member

    I find the weight/capacity ratio of the 1911 to be... terrible... and I hate safeties.

    But damn they carry wonderfully. So thin, and with a good holster, it stays very tight to the body. If you're ok walking around with 9 rounds of .45 in a 2lb package (not to say 9 isn't enough, just a point), go for it!
  8. rduchateau2954

    rduchateau2954 Well-Known Member

    Ahh you guys aren't helping! I don't need to buy another gun!!

    And I don't need a CC, I have cash ;) and an SKS to possibly trade if the price is right. They have a half a dozen random SKSs going for $350-$450 and mine is in better shape then most of what they have.

    Plus they have a used single six, a half a dozen different mausers, and an 1851 Navy Colt that were all undressing my bank account with their eyes.


    But lets say I was looking for a 1911, (not that I am of course:cool:) what models would you fine folks recommend?
  9. Whacked

    Whacked Well-Known Member

    You do know that if you dont buy it now, you WILL be kicking yourself later?
  10. rduchateau2954

    rduchateau2954 Well-Known Member


    Is there a great 1911 migration going down that I don't know about?
  11. Old Dog

    Old Dog Well-Known Member

    Well ... you did say it was a Springfield ...

    The TRP is a great pistol; but seriously, you can't go wrong with a Loaded, a Champion, a Black Stainless or even a Mil-Spec ... Then there's the Micro-Compact and the EMP. Just do what I did ... buy one of each ...

    Even the RIAs are decent entry-level 1911s ... Colts ... Kimbers ...
  12. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member

    It's all about budget.

    *Prices may be off, been a while since I was 1911 shopping*
    $500? RIA is about the only way to go. I believe 9mmepiphany or Sam1911 one said that RIA's are about the only ones they'd seen make it through a full class without malfunction.
    A little more, and Springfield has some great models. The Ruger is also a good'n.
    $1000? Sig, Colt, Springfield, Kimber I believe is about that point.
    Too much more than that, and you're getting into the realm where you know exactly what you want and you're probably paying for that.
  13. Sergei Mosin

    Sergei Mosin Well-Known Member

    Choosing 1911 is easy. Choosing a 1911 for yourself, now, that's something else entirely. What size? What caliber? What features? What budget? The options are virtually limitless.
  14. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Well-Known Member


    I'm partial to these. Because 14 rounds is better than 7 rounds all day long...

    Also less than $800.00 new
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2012
  15. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    Colt Combat Commander (.38 Super)

  16. rduchateau2954

    rduchateau2954 Well-Known Member

    Well, the springfield was $700 stickered. I was comfortable with that. $1000 is a bit too high atm but I could always just wait a couple weeks.

    I have enough play money to look into the $1500 range but:

    - I have another $100 worth of christmas shopping to do.
    - The TV in my living room is 6 yrs old
    - I have to keep a "something goes boom" cushion

    So right this moment my max price would be about $800. If I waited a month or so I could bump that up another $400-$500.

    I don't have brand loyalty. I am not sure how I feel about Taurus, but I'm not set in any mindset.

    Honestly, if I'm gonna get my first 1911, it's gotta be a .45.
  17. DammitBoy

    DammitBoy Well-Known Member


    I bought this last week for $748.00 new
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2012
  18. Inebriated

    Inebriated Well-Known Member

    To me, $800 is about all I need invested into a 1911. Maybe up to $900.

    For that, you can get plenty of nice Sigs, Springfields, Paras, and a few Colts. Your choice will just depend on features and looks.
  19. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Well-Known Member

    I would skip the Taurus, and if I was to buy a 1911 it would be a .45 as well. I own the .38 Super Colt because when my grandfather passed away he left it to me. It is a great shooter, and I enjoy carrying it, but if I am going to buy another it will be a .45 without a doubt.

    With your budget in mind, I would go for a Springfield Loaded.
  20. 351 WINCHESTER

    351 WINCHESTER Well-Known Member

    You're going to need a good holster and a real gunbelt. The biggest problem with a 1911 is it's weight. You will probably benefit from a good pair of hd suspenders too. After a while you'll probably ditch it in favor of something a little lighter.

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