It was not bought as a CCW, it was bought to go out and have fun with, and I do have fun shooting it.
I shoot all my guns with the same degree of accuracy, it's just the Team Match does a little better than some of the others, including my CBOB.
As stated previously, the CBOB is a great gun, and a good value for the money.
I have a Fusion 35 coming in a couple of weeks, in a 9mm. I do own a Springfield Loaded, which is a fine shooting gun. A friend owns an STI Trojan in a 9mm which I have shot numerous times, and it is a great firearm.
If you want to go with a Dan Wesson, look at the PM9, although it will be an extremely hard item to find.
If I were going to purchase one gun in a 9mm and didn't want to spend an absolute fortune, it would be the STI Trojan. It will run you $999 from either Brazo's or Dawson's.
YFZsandrider is correct. Parts will never be an issue with 1911's in the future, even 30 years out.
Parts wont be an issue with a 1911. And when you look at it what parts are you really going to need? Most will last longer than the first people will. You change springs here and there but most the rest will not be a problem. I have some real high shot count 1911's and I have yet to replace a part because I had to. It always a want to thing. I wanted a better trigger etc.
Not that it will matter. Parts are more prevalent now then they probably were 60 years ago. With all the companies making the 1911 now along with the massive after market parts companies Even if they stopped making the pistols today I think you would still see plenty parts around for many years to come.
I just bought a Kimber Pro CDP II with a 4" barrel and Crimson Trace laser grips - all I can say is WOW!
I like the gun and these are the first laser grips I've ever had and I LIKE THEM.
I still can't figure out whether I like this setup because of the gun (Kimber) or the grips. But I sure like 'em.
Make sure when you grab that gun that you have that new type grip safety completely depressed. Mine surprised me at the range the other day. I had several of my 1911's with me. Drawing from the holster I had no problem with the grip safety's on my other 1911's. With my KimberII if the grip safety was not fully depressed the gun would not fire. It shocked me as gunfights are not sanitized like shooting at paper.
I dont think you could go wrong with any on that list, but Im leaning toward a dan wesson for my first 1911. Im also considering springfield,colt, kimber and maybe smith&wesson, im just not sure about the externial exctractor of the smith&wesson.
Ed Brown is my new fav 1911 brand
I liked the para because they feel really good in the hand and have a nice trigger pull
Para makes an awesome weapon...No doubt about that.
Hands down, Sig.
Dan Wesson Bobtail
You need to try a Rock River Arms 1911. Shoots like a dream. A little pricey and good luck trying to find one.
I have no real preference. Have had a Kimber, super sweet 1911, GrandRaptor2, cost me over a grand and I only ever took it to the range one time. Like pulling teeth to do that. Just could not bring myself to shoot it, so I sold it for a couple guns I would shoot.
Have a Springfield 1911 that I have had for a few years and have never had one problem with, and I want a Para18-9, 1911 9mm. When I get it and get it to the range I will let yall know how it goes.