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    1911 or Sig P226

    OK, so I have narrowed my choice for my next pistol down to either a 1911, or the Sig P226 MK 25. I'd like some help in choosing. Now, I will buy both eventually, so it really doesn't matter to me in the long run, but just for the fun of it, I'm posing a little poll to those on here as to what you think I should go with next. I'm knowledgeable about both, love both, and am accurate with both. It really is just for fun as to what you'd recommend I go with "next".

    If you are an advocate for the vaunted 1911, please tell me what brand and type you'd go with (i.e. size, options, etc.). If the MK25, which version (i.e. standard black, or the new dessert tan version).

    Thanks in advance!!!

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    I have very limited experience with the 226 but if you do end up choosing a 1911, I'd have to recommend a Springfield Mil-Spec. They're relatively cheap compared to other 1911s, they run good out of the box, and SA has an excellent customer service reputation. My father has one and we've put countless rounds of 230 grain ball through it without a single malfunction that I can remember. I hope this helps.
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    I'll keep it simple...

    Sig Sauer Tac Ops 1911 with 4 mags.

    Or... if you pockets are deeper... an STI 1911 in 9mm... the model i'd go with is the Lawman 4.0 (4" barrel) in OD Green.
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    Here comes the flames. Get the Sig. It's a decent combat weapon to learn on. For someone getting their first hand gun, a double stack 9 is the most useful handgun you can buy. The only place a 1911 wins is for 1911 specific competition or as a defensive weapon for someone who's already good with a 1911.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty79 View Post
    Here comes the flames. Get the Sig. It's a decent combat weapon to learn on. For someone getting their first hand gun, a double stack 9 is the most useful handgun you can buy. The only place a 1911 wins is for 1911 specific competition or as a defensive weapon for someone who's already good with a 1911.
    Could you hold on for a moment while I go looking for my torch and pitchfork?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyCommie View Post
    I have very limited experience with the 226 but if you do end up choosing a 1911, I'd have to recommend a Springfield Mil-Spec. They're relatively cheap compared to other 1911s, they run good out of the box, and SA has an excellent customer service reputation. My father has one and we've put countless rounds of 230 grain ball through it without a single malfunction that I can remember. I hope this helps.
    I do like the Springfield MilSpec. I actually had one and traded it, but now I'm back in a position where I can build my safe back up and want to restock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GCBHM View Post
    I do like the Springfield MilSpec. I actually had one and traded it, but now I'm back in a position where I can build my safe back up and want to restock.
    You'd be making a great choice to get another one. I don't think I could make it lock up if I wanted to.
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    Just read in the handguns magazine about STI 's " PERFECT 10 "

    1911 in 10 mm
    It's only 1 mm larger then a 9mm ,lol.
    When the first shot counts !!
    Not all situations are a firefight .
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    I am going to surprise you and recommend the 1911a1 45 acp. I carry it every day, and will continue to. The rest should do the job, I know the 1911a1 will do the job.
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    I will always own at least a couple of 1911s and I own a couple of Sigs as well. Very different guns, just depends on what you're looking for...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty79 View Post
    Here comes the flames. Get the Sig. It's a decent combat weapon to learn on. For someone getting their first hand gun, a double stack 9 is the most useful handgun you can buy. The only place a 1911 wins is for 1911 specific competition or as a defensive weapon for someone who's already good with a 1911.
    Repent from false idols that lead you astray from the true light brought to the world by Saint John M. Browning. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by GCBHM View Post
    OK, so I have narrowed my choice for my next pistol down to either a 1911, or the Sig P226 MK 25. I'd like some help in choosing. Now, I will buy both eventually, so it really doesn't matter to me in the long run, but just for the fun of it, I'm posing a little poll to those on here as to what you think I should go with next. I'm knowledgeable about both, love both, and am accurate with both. It really is just for fun as to what you'd recommend I go with "next".

    If you are an advocate for the vaunted 1911, please tell me what brand and type you'd go with (i.e. size, options, etc.). If the MK25, which version (i.e. standard black, or the new dessert tan version).

    Thanks in advance!!!
    You have the high capacity 9's , that H K , your currently CCW .
    If you don't own a 1911 yet? There it is.
    Next question?
    What 1911?
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    I would choose the 1911. You seem to have all the important slots filled. Which one, that's a tough question. I have been looking pretty hard at the S&W 1911's. Not sure how they stack up quality wise with other brands. A colt would be nice if your looking for an iconic 1911. Wilson combat or les baer would be really nice. There seems to be a pretty wide price range for 1911's. It was suggested to me to get a good quality 1911 a well crafted 1911 is a great pistol but some brands require some tuning and can be frustrating.
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    If people will excuse me my heresy, I was all set to get a Springfield Loaded in stainless. Then I found an inexpensive Dan Wesson and my inner CZ fanboy took over and I bought the DW. Of the readily available guns, look hard at Springfield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smitty79 View Post
    Here comes the flames. Get the Sig. It's a decent combat weapon to learn on. For someone getting their first hand gun, a double stack 9 is the most useful handgun you can buy. The only place a 1911 wins is for 1911 specific competition or as a defensive weapon for someone who's already good with a 1911.
    I will have to agree with Smitty on the Sig. I have a couple of them already and will have more. I've shot a couple of 1911's and none of them screamed BUY ONE OF THESE. If you live in one of the free states (not Kalifornia) the 226 will hold 15-19 rounds +1 in the chamber. The 1911 will hold 8 +1. In my mind 16-20 9mm holes in a bad guy is gonna be better than 9 .45 holes
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