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Kicking around buying a pistol

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posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 06:44 PM
Just go shoot a bunch and decide for yourself what you want.

I've never really cared about other people's opinions on firearms. I've owned and carried a bunch of different pistols. Hell, sometimes I'll carry a .45 on my hip and a 9mm cross appendix.

I'm currently carrying a Walther PPQ M2 Navy , it's a great gun and it feels nice in my hand. The trigger is nice too, but hell I've felt even better triggers on cheap guns. I've fired Lorcins where the trigger reset is practically a hair off the last pull.

But if you just want a shiny range gun just go with something chrome. I don't see why you want a large mag capacity with a range gun. Buy a couple of extra mags and a speedloader. If you're going through three mags and feel like you have to reload too often then you're probably not even really trying to shoot well. Take your time with it.

I carry three magazines with my Walther. The first magazine can hold 15 rounds. The other two can hold 17. With a round also in the chamber that brings my total round count to 50. Does that mean I'm just walking around hoping for an excuse to use all fifty rounds? Of course not, but in a real exchange of gun fire with all things taken into account there is a very real possibility of missing and having to shoot at multiple people or beasts.

If you want a gun capable of decent mag capacities go with anything that's double stack. There's literally nothing wrong with anything .22, .380, .38, 9mm, 10mm, .40, .45. That's right I said it. Any size round is fine. I seriously doubt that it's highly likely you have to worry about penetrating body armor and getting shot with a .22 is just as likely to cause death or serious/greivous bodily harm to someone.

If you train to shoot someone center mass you're bound to collapse a lung or two, hit the heart, pierce the diaphragm, damage the spine, or penetrate intestinal organs causing extreme lifelong pain and/or death.

But if you want a shiny range gun, buy something shiny and expensive so you can show off your financial decisions. Hell get you one of those Gold plated Desert Eagles.

But really man just go shoot a bunch and buy what you want. They all do the same thing. Some just more reliable and ergonomically so.

posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 07:16 PM
STI's are very good pistols and yes they are worth the money, but only if you are a serious shooter I'm talking like competition serious. There is no point in spending $3000 to $6000 for something your going to do little more than target shoot with.

Glock, Springfield XD , CZ or FN all make excellent double stack 45's at a reasonable price.

posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 07:24 PM
I've seen people daily carry competition pistols and I'm always like "Bro, why?" They look like a cartoon trying to pull it out of their waistband.

posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 08:00 PM
I really feel that so many missed the point of my post.

This is not a carry thing, this is not my first pistol, it's literally nothing more than me giving another chance to the platform, and as such I asked the question if anyone owns one and if it's worth the money.

The model I'm looking at will likely be around 2k. It's likely the most expensive, and last 1911 pistol I'll ever buy. Unless someone has another suggestion of a 1911 that meets the requirements I posted a page ago.

posted on Dec, 9 2019 @ 11:41 PM
a reply to: MisterSpock

Typically the only double stack 1911's are going to be made by companies like STI, Dan wesson, limcat all of which specialize in competition style pistols based on double stacked 1911 frames.

I understand perfectly well what your after, I just suppose I dont like 1911's so I'm naturally going to try and steer you away from them especially the over priced double stacks.

You sould take a look at CZ , all of there pistols are based off of John Brownings "Hi-Power pistol" design. In my opinion the Browning Hi-power pistol is the best pistol platform on earth, CZ took the design and double stacked it modified the frame and trigger making it one of the best pistols ever at least in my opinion. In many ways the Hi-power is a better design than the 1911 because it is John Brownings second pistol platform after his original 1911 design , he made many improvments intentionally opposite of the 1911 for patent reasons as by that time colt had purchased the 1911 design from Browning.

posted on Dec, 10 2019 @ 01:06 AM
I do own an STI. it isn’t a double stack but an Escort. It is a great pistol. I use it as my daily carry first. My second choice for carry is the Para Ordnance Wart Hog, which is a double stack. Have shot the full size double stack STI’s and they are a phenomenal gun. Point of fact any STI is an extremely well made gun and they stand behind every one they make. The 1911 is the gun I use the most and prefer above others. And yes I do own a Glock, several Para’s, the STI, and even a Taurus to name a few.
If after doing your own research you decide to go with the STI you won’t be disappointed.

posted on Dec, 10 2019 @ 01:40 PM
I shot a fellow shooter's 9mm singlestack STI at our outdoor range one year --- It is very accurate. Might as well buy the best 1911 that you can afford.

I have a tricked-out 1911 Kimber Eclipse long slide in 45 acp. It likes Winchester 185 grain semi wadcutters for target shooting.

My other semi auto centerfire pistols: 1911 Springfield long slide in 9mm, and a Mark 3 Browning Hi Power.

It is important that you train your practicing the manipulation of the thumb and grip safeties of a 1911.
edit on 10-12-2019 by Erno86 because: added a word

edit on 10-12-2019 by Erno86 because: ditto

posted on Dec, 10 2019 @ 01:57 PM
a reply to: MisterSpock

My only .45 is a Stoger 8045 made using Beretta’s tooling and probably springs and pins as well. Nice, but good luck as that one literally fell into my lap when I gave up looking for a Beretta. Nice used price as well since my LGS bought a set with the 9 and 40 along with it but had no problem selling individually.

But they set things aside for what they think I might be interested in as well.

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