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Having trouble finding a pistol

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by tuckerdog1, Sep 13, 2021.

  1. tuckerdog1

    tuckerdog1 Member

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    A friend ask for help finding a pistol. Always happy to do that, but not having any luck. So turning to the members for help.

    He wants a hammer fired, single stack, that has an optics plate. Also, doesn't want to shell out $2K for it.

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  2. ms6852

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    Request is still vague. What caliber, brand.............and so on. The fact that the title states "having trouble finding a pistol" indicates to me that it is a specific handgun.
     
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  3. falmike

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  4. edwardware

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    Any Gov't or Commander 1911, with a ~$250 trip to a good smith to mill the mount. Done for $1200-1500.

    Any Ruger MkII, III, or IV, with the same ~$250 trip to a good smith to set the mount.

    Any Ruger LC9, with the same ~$250 trip. . .

    What's the question?
     
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  5. bersaguy

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    Does he want a single stack because he lives in a state with magazine restrictions, or for a thin grip, or he wants a concealed carry piece? Hammer fired and single stack in anything current production, I'm thinking that is limited to the Springfield XD-e, and I'm not sure if that could be milled for a red dot. Plenty of options in double stack, hammer fired, or single stack, striker fired, but single stack, hammer fired....I think the best option would be a 1911 platform and a trip to a gunsmith. Maybe pick up a surplus Star 9mm and have the slide cut
     
  6. v8stang289

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    If a 1911 fits the bill, Kimber offers several now that are cut for optics for well under 2k
     
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  7. MedWheeler

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    Ask him to type the question and post it here. ;)
     
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  8. Blacksmoke

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    Here it is. Years in the making. HMJ20-Astra-400-1.jpg new keyboard keys

    Astra 400 in 9mm Largo
     
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  9. Snowdog

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    Looks like Blacksmoke nailed it. You can close this thread now. ;)
     
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  10. HPJeep

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    European American armory corporation offers the 1911 made by girsan with a optic cut and a red dot. It is around $600. Comes in 9mm and 45 ACP.
     
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