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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Olympus, Jun 19, 2014.

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  1. Olympus

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    I'm in a bit of a pickle about what pistol to buy and I'm being pulled in at least 3 different directions. I'm hoping the forum can help me prioritize.

    Option 1: A nice, sub-$1000 1911 in 45. I've traded or sold all of my 45 1911s and I have about 4 out 5k rounds of 45 reloads just taking up space.

    Option 2: A hi-capacity combat 9mm of some kind. Believe it or not, I don't own a single hi-cap combat pistol. 1911s, revolvers, and target 22 pistols are all I have. I feel like I need to fill that role at some point. Especially since I'm just starting to build a SHTF armory.

    Option 3: An AR pistol (to be SBR'd) in 7.62x39. To go along with my 556 rifle for fun shooting but also to fill a cqb role in my SHTF armory and to have some kind of 7.62x39 gun to along with my 556 rifle so that I can cover my caliber bases.
     
  2. SleazyRider

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    A CZ75B in 9mm would round out your collection nicely, I think.
     
  3. cat_IT_guy

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    I like some variety in my life. As you have other 1911s, I'd be inclined to fill the hole in your collection left by not having a hi cap 9mm. I dont have much interest in AR pistols, so I voted against that. Hey, you wanted opinions, right? ;)
     
  4. 460Shooter

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    If you sold them or traded them, why get another one?

    How about a Sig 227, or an XDm, or CZ, or a HK45, or something other than a 1911 to go with that ammo.
     
  5. Arkansas Paul

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    I would go with a 1911 if it were me.
     
  6. Olympus

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    I definitely do want opinions. The AR would only be in a pistol configuration until the tax stamp was received then the gun would become a short barreled rifle.
     
  7. Olympus

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    I sold or traded them mostly because they were lower end and I upgraded to nicer guns. Just in different calibers. Why get another one? I've got 4k or 5k reloads taking up space with about another 5k pieces of brass ready to be loaded as well. I feel like if I'm going to get a 45, it may as well be a 1911.
     
  8. 460Shooter

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    Gotcha. Yeah, a $1000 can get you a nice 1911 if you watch for a sale.
     
  9. Plan2Live

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    Sig M11A1. Good enough for the Coasties, good enough for me.

    Sig 226. Been there, done that, came home and bragged about it.

    Both are good GTW (Go To War) 9mm pistols.
     
  10. meanmrmustard

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    Why not a Just Right Carbine in .45 ACP!

    Takes Glock mags, AR parts and furniture, weighs the same as an AR carbine, picks up some power with a longer barrel, and you've stockpiled ammo.

    AND...theyre under $1000. Enough left over for an optic.
     
  11. Olympus

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    The Sig 229 or 226 Elite Stainless is high on my list. But the dang things are so expensive.
     
  12. ohbythebay

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    I second the CZ vote

    You will find two things

    1) It is one of the finest shooting 9mm out there
    2) It tends to feel like a 1911 in grip and weight

    Check them out

    I personally own the CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical - 18 + 1 capacity...very sweet
     
  13. ExTank

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    For the 9mm a couple of different pistols will do you right. So, in my order of preference:

    1. Walther P99AS, or Walther PPQ (M1 or M2, your preference). Striker-fired polymer gun, great ergos, and best out-of-box trigger in a striker-fired pistol. The P99 and PPQ M1 use the paddle-mag release, which some people don't care for. The PPQ M2 uses the more traditional push-button mag release.

    My P99 is my go-to 9mm gun.

    2. CZ75 or 85. Good ergos, all metal, drop-hammer, good quality fit-and-finish. Solid, reliable.

    3. Taurus PT99/PT92. All metal, drop hammer, Beretta clone. Taurus moves the safety/decocker from slide to frame, which I (and, judging by forum comments, many others) prefer. The PT99 has adjustable sights; the 92 uses fixed. Good quality (in spite of Taurus' reputation), dependable. I let my -99 go becuase I got bored with it. It was a reliable tack-driver. :banghead: Silly, I know.
     
  14. JDR

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    First Choice is a Dan Wesson Valor
    Second Choice is a Browning Hi-Power
    Third Choice is a CZ 75B
    Fourth Choice is a Sig P228

    I own nice examples of the first three, I used to own the fourth, and I plan on getting another "fourth" this weekend!
     
  15. basicblur

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    I just bought a SIG SP2022 in FDE from Firearms For Sale for $439.99.
    Unfortunately, I was about 2 weeks early - SIG now has a rebate on any of their centerfire pistols - 2 free magazines and a pistol bag.

    You could do a lot worse than the SP2022 - the price / rebate is just icing on the cake!
    http://images.slickguns.com/sigsauersummer2014.pdf
     
  16. HexHead

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    You dumped the 1911s for a reason. Insanity is doing the same thing over again and expecting different results. You wanna really have fun with that .45acp? Get a single action revolver, like a Blackhawk convertible in .45Colt and .45 acp. It'll really put a smile on your face.
     
  17. Olympus

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    I only dumped them because they were cheap models. When I upgraded I wanted 9mm and 10mm so that's what they got turned into. I still enjoy a 1911 in 45.

    I had a P99 QA back when they first came out maybe 9 or 10 years ago. For some reason, I couldn't group worth a darn with it. Sold it and never regretted it.
     
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    PTR91 Pistol

    Sure it's unpractical, but it's fun.
     
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    1) Colt Government .45 ACP
    2) Browning Hi-Power
    3) SIG P229
     
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    Browning Hi Power, Unless , that is , you want a real bargain ... that would be an all stainless 3rd generation Smith 9mm.
     
  21. sniper69

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    I'm another one that would say go with a Browning Hi-Power. But a word of warning, they are like potato chips you won't want to stop at one. :D:D

    For .45 - a buddy of mine bought one of the .45 AR uppers from Mad Machinist and put it on an AR lower that he already has. It uses a removable mag adapter so the lower could be put back into use with 5.56 or another caliber. But it does shoot nice and looks nice too. That would help take care of looking for something in .45 to shoot up the ammo you have. :)
     
  22. Olympus

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    So far it looks like the top choices are another 1911 in 45 or a combat 9mm. No votes for the AR pistol/sbr option.
     
  23. sniper69

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    I forgot to mention in my previous post but the 45 AR upper my buddy bought is set up as an SBR (yes he did it legally, lol). I can't recall which length barrel he went with - but when I visited his house a few weeks ago it was a fun gun to shoot.

    As for an AR pistol in 7.62x39 - why not just do an AK pistol instead? :)
     
  24. Olympus

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    I have a spare lower already that is consecutive serial number to my 556 rifle. And I would do a Sig brace on a AR pistol and then SBR it. Easier to do that with an AR than an AK.

    I could also go with a Para Black Ops double stack. It would be a hybrid of a 1911 in 45 like I am considering while also being a hi-cap combat weapon like my second option.
     
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  25. sniper69

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    Olympus - sounds like you have a good plan. :)
     
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