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  • SKS

    7 16.28%
  • Hi-Point 9mm Carbine

    1 2.33%
  • Hi-Point 9mm Pistol

    1 2.33%
  • Browning Buckmark

    10 23.26%
  • Rock Island Arms 1911

    8 18.60%
  • Other (Explain below)

    16 37.21%
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    I don't think the discussion is about low-quality 1911's vs. quality 1911's. I think what's being discussed is mil-spec vs. tricked out competition pistol. The 1911 with the looser tolerances is generally gonna be the most reliable when compared to the ultra-tight fit that is popular among some competition pistols. This is taking into account that the mil-spec model is of quality and not an out-of-spec clunker. There are still some(and getting fewer) choices out there for mil-spec for those who don't want non-custom "customs" forced upon them. And yes, they are indeed more of a bargain especially for someone who wants to eventually make it into a more genunine custom over time.

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    A "milspec" or basic gun is not the same as a cheap knockoff. The Springfield MilSpecs and GI guns are good. The few Colt 1991s I've seen, while not "milspec," have been decent guns. Inexpensive military surplus 1911s are a thing of the past, but if you get really lucky and find one, it'll certainly do.

    No, I'm talking about "off brands," like the pimped-out, made-in-the-Philippines $380 RIA the original poster mentioned -- not basic guns from good makers.

    I'd have to run some numbers, but I'm not sure buying a basic gun and then having it 'smithed (at least by a good gunsmith) is cost-effective compared to buying a 1911 that's ready to go out of the box.
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    ++1 With yea Mike as I see it all the time down at the range. Guy comes in with $350 junk gun and then he's trying to get help from everybody there. The guys down there are good bunch, and try to help all they can, but we are not gun smiths. The smart ones come back in a few weeks with SA's or S&W's or something along them lines.

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    As for the ARMSCOR/RIA pistols, I hear mixed things about them. I've only seen one being sold locally so far, and it was priced much higher than what I see online. I want one of those Kahr Auto-Ordnance GI's. Allegedly they've been putting out a good product since Kahr took control. The big seller for me is that it's an American made mil-spec.

    So Kayl, you any closer to deciding yet?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Revolver View Post
    As for the ARMSCOR/RIA pistols, I hear mixed things about them. I've only seen one being sold locally so far, and it was priced much higher than what I see online. I want one of those Kahr Auto-Ordnance GI's. Allegedly they've been putting out a good product since Kahr took control. The big seller for me is that it's an American made mil-spec.

    So Kayl, you any closer to deciding yet?
    Not really; I think I'm holding on to my money until January. I'll be out of the country for Oct-Dec; I think I'll buy a RIA 1911 when I get back. I might buy a hi-point carbine tomorrow; we'll see...

    I looked for a SKS locally; wasn't much of a selection. If the shop I go to tomorrow doesn't have a decent one, I'll probably get the carbine...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayl View Post
    Not really; I think I'm holding on to my money until January. I'll be out of the country for Oct-Dec; I think I'll buy a RIA 1911 when I get back. I might buy a hi-point carbine tomorrow; we'll see...

    I looked for a SKS locally; wasn't much of a selection. If the shop I go to tomorrow doesn't have a decent one, I'll probably get the carbine...
    Well any gun is better than no gun!

    Were are ya goin on your trip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by -gunut- View Post
    Well any gun is better than no gun!

    Were are ya goin on your trip?
    Costa Rica! It will be beautiful, but it sucks leaving my family and girlfriend behind for 3 months. It also sucks not being able to shoot for 3 months. But hey, studying abroad will be a blast...(I hope!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayl View Post
    Costa Rica! It will be beautiful, but it sucks leaving my family and girlfriend behind for 3 months. It also sucks not being able to shoot for 3 months. But hey, studying abroad will be a blast...(I hope!)
    Does your girfriend know you'll be studying a broad while you're gone??

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    Does your girfriend know you'll be studying a broad while you're gone??

    :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 :smt044 Good one.....Scooter!

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    MP40 Compact!!!!

    I recently bought a S & W MP40 which I really like ( I may even love it ) But the long, hot, Texas, summer taught me that I'll need something a little smaller by next summer that can hide in my shorts, under my T-shirt, for CCW. So I'll be buying a MP40 compact when they come out. Are you listening S & W????

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    Does your girfriend know you'll be studying a broad while you're gone??
    If I had a dollar for every time I've heard that, I'd own every gun listed above already... :-p

    Quote Originally Posted by TxPhantom View Post
    I recently bought a S & W MP40 which I really like ( I may even love it ) But the long, hot, Texas, summer taught me that I'll need something a little smaller by next summer that can hide in my shorts, under my T-shirt, for CCW. So I'll be buying a MP40 compact when they come out. Are you listening S & W????
    I HHHHHAAAAAATTTTTTTTEEEEEEEDDDDDDD the S&W M&P trigger....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxPhantom View Post
    I recently bought a S & W MP40 which I really like ( I may even love it ) But the long, hot, Texas, summer taught me that I'll need something a little smaller by next summer that can hide in my shorts, under my T-shirt, for CCW. So I'll be buying a MP40 compact when they come out. Are you listening S & W????
    I heard the compacts should be out in a few months...

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    Next gun? THE MONSTER......

    .50 BMG Bolt Action.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by kayl View Post
    Costa Rica! It will be beautiful, but it sucks leaving my family and girlfriend behind for 3 months. It also sucks not being able to shoot for 3 months. But hey, studying abroad will be a blast...(I hope!)
    That is awesome! Costa Rica is a very nice place! I had alot of fun when I went there. The trick is to try to get away from the tourist locations. Last time I went I was able to stay in a nature reserve. It was a 4 hour ride into the jungle by tractor (was not truck accessible). Every day we hiked into the jungle and swam in the river (which had a 50 foot waterfall that we would climb and dive off of). Howler monkeys were our alarm clocks. There was no power unless you had things that were battery opporated. It was sweet!
    You will have a good time!


    I am planning my own study abroad for next year. My girlfriend and I will go to Prague for 3 months. (a + that they are gun friendly! )
    Here is a pic from my last trip to Prague

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    SSSSSSSSIIIIIIILLLLLLYYYYY Post!

    Kayl Quote:
    Originally Posted by TxPhantom
    I recently bought a S & W MP40 which I really like ( I may even love it ) But the long, hot, Texas, summer taught me that I'll need something a little smaller by next summer that can hide in my shorts, under my T-shirt, for CCW. So I'll be buying a MP40 compact when they come out. Are you listening S & W????


    I HHHHHAAAAAATTTTTTTTEEEEEEEDDDDDDD the S&W M&P trigger....

    I know, you think it's like a Sigma. ...... A lighter trigger on a carry gun with no external safety would be a little dangerous, don't cha think ?
    If you don't like it don't buy it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TxPhantom View Post
    Kayl Quote:
    Originally Posted by TxPhantom
    I recently bought a S & W MP40 which I really like ( I may even love it ) But the long, hot, Texas, summer taught me that I'll need something a little smaller by next summer that can hide in my shorts, under my T-shirt, for CCW. So I'll be buying a MP40 compact when they come out. Are you listening S & W????


    I HHHHHAAAAAATTTTTTTTEEEEEEEDDDDDDD the S&W M&P trigger....

    I know, you think it's like a Sigma. ...... A lighter trigger on a carry gun with no external safety would be a little dangerous, don't cha think ?
    If you don't like it don't buy it!
    Actually, I never even shot the Sigma; I just didn't like how the trigger and grip felt on the M&P. Maybe if I'd shot it with the other backstrap, I'd have liked it more?

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    I've held 1 and dry fired 1 once. That was my only experience...

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    Look at the new TAURUS PT1911. It come's loaded. Shoot's great. Mine was $450.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kansas45 View Post
    Look at the new TAURUS PT1911. It come's loaded. Shoot's great. Mine was $450.
    What kind of ammo does it have in it?

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    I usually shoot Winchester 230 FMJ. I'll set up to reload this week, then I'll work up some new load's. I didn't like ho;;ow point's, but a little work with the file & polish on the slide lock lever fixed that. They were a little shorter & caught on the inside of the lever. It is a very accurate pistol!

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