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Help me? I caught the bug

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by BigShep85, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Kiln

    Kiln Well-Known Member

    I just think variety is great. I'm an XD/XDM guy by the way, I never could like my Glock.
  2. Texan Scott

    Texan Scott Well-Known Member

    What you really need to do next is build one of your own. Think about it... all yours, built from parts chosen by you and made with your own hands. Your own. Your precious.
  3. Fishslayer

    Fishslayer Well-Known Member

    You don't need to spend a ton of $$$ to get a servicable 1911. The Filipinos are making some good ones as are Ruger & Remington in the $600-ish neighborhood.

    My guess would be you pay a lot for the rollmark on some of the higher end models.
  4. Zardaia

    Zardaia Well-Known Member

    Good bug to have as long as it doesn't become terminal, ie u go out and start buying ultra high ends you can't really afford (if u can then more power to ya). I wasn't interested either till I shot one, now it's G21 for more rounds during the winter with a cover garment and Kimber pro carry II for summer. Nothing against Tupperware but a good 1911 is hard to beat other than capacity wise.
  5. CSG

    CSG Well-Known Member

    I didn't own a 1911 for many years as I was a revolver guy. Then 20 years ago, I bought one, then another. Now, I have five including a WWII Remington Rand. The only one I carry though is a Kimber CDP Compact and that's not very often. I like the round but I carry smaller guns almost always if I'm carrying concealed.
  6. Bobson

    Bobson Well-Known Member

    Hey, I never planned to become a Glock guy; it just happened! Heck, for years I swore I'd never try one; and then I did, and here I am. :p
  7. shinyroks

    shinyroks Well-Known Member

    I thought it was a steal when I picked up a Remington for $600 new a couple years back. Was even more surprised when I learned that it fed an empty case from the box!

    Can't beat a 1911 in my opinion, even those at the price point of a glock. Although the CZ-97 sure does come close...

    I do wish I'd picked up the R.I. compact instead of the CZ... Now I just buy double the accessories! :banghead:
  8. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Its generally the quality of parts that separate the names not whats on the slide. Staked vs. Glued, Cast vs. Forged, MIM vs. Machined, etc. etc. etc.
  9. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member


    Sorry but I can't really help you as I already have quite a few M1911s and I am always looking to add a few more.
  10. orionengnr

    orionengnr Well-Known Member

    As far as bugs go, there are a lot worse to have...

    There is one simple a reason why just about every manufacturer worth mentioning (and a few that aren't) produce 1911s.

    That is...because they sell like hotcakes.

    Ask Ruger, who held out for many years, and finally built one. They can't build them fast enough to keep up with demand. I was on my LGS's wait list for quite some time, and finally gave up (she has a small shop, and is pretty far down on the distributor's priority list). Now that Ruger has introduced a stainless Commander, I may have to put myself back on the danged list.

    Likewise S&W. I don't have the sales figures, but I would bet that S&W sells almost as many 1911s as they do 642s...and the 642 is S&W's best seller, year after year. Bear in mind that S&W's average 1911 sells for at least 2x what a 642 sells for. Yes, I own two of their 1911s...and no 642s.

    There are very few things as satisfying as a good 1911. A good P&R S&W revolver is one, and I can't think of any others.

    Of course, that is just my very biased opinion. :)

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