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I am thinking of switching my duty weapon from a 40 cal Glock to a 1911. I have had the opportunity to shoot a Springfield 1911 once and I loved it! My accuracy was outstanding compared to the Glock and the rip just felt better.

I would like to try out the 1911 a couple times at the range before comitting to spending an extra grand on the gun and extra $$$ on the holster, magazine holder etc.. for my duty belt.

Is there anyone who has one and trusts me who would be willing to let me borrow theirs to test out at the range?

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I'd try a sig in 40 before a 1911. Heavy gun, limited capacity,

I'm more accurate with my sig over my glock

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I'm with Bill on this...SIG in 40 before a 1911, although I love the P226.

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1911 FTW.
My Kimber is 1911 kinds of awesome.
I have one that I'd gladly lend, however the logistics might be tough. I'll be in the Chicagoland 'hood this weekend.

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There are better and more accurate pistols than the Glock 22, but as a duty/self defense weapon, it is perfect.
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There are better and more accurate pistols than the Glock 22, but as a duty/self defense weapon, it is perfect.
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Make sure you consider the added level of complexity in operation when switching from a Glock to a single action "cocked and locked" pistol. dedicate a lot of range time to develop the muscle memory.

Is it ignorance, or apathy?

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Talk to Ken he has the TRP and since your life depends on it get the TRP.

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+1 On the Kimber Tactical Custom II... love mine to death, and that thing is smooth and dead on accurate. PM sent.
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jen, check your text from 2 days ago, ya ding bat.

but concerning this thread. i got a few and there is tons to rent at mega. which my TRP on you would be like a midget lifting this gun.



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perhaps the kiMber ultra pro CDPII?

classy yet very functional "for a 1500.00 gun i dont like the way it shoots though"



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but a nice switch over would the the H&K but i would get the new version in 45 so you can adjust the grips, and also slide on any light access versus the proprietary H&K light.

same as a 1911 but also has a decock while loaded, and can also press check in safe mode.

but it has a big grip. "single stack might be your best bet since you got small hands and thats the reason you liked the 1911 anyhow"?



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I love SA 1911s, nice pieces Ken.






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Ken...if you had to a pick a polymer 45 would it be the Springfield XDM(when it evetually comes out) or the newer HK 45? Use would be range, home protection, and concealed carry in that order.


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i told you my choice months ago.

end of story.

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Nice pistol, talk him down to $750 and it's even nicer.

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she cant do that for a duty weapon, it must be new, it must be stock.

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she cant do that for a duty weapon, it must be new, it must be stock.

also Kruz, "YES"
You learn something everyday. Are there round count limitations or minimum/maximum calibers or certain brands specs too?

They really won't let police officers carry a piece that has had a professional trigger job done?

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You learn something everyday. Are there round count limitations or minimum/maximum calibers or certain brands specs too?

They really won't let police officers carry a piece that has had a professional trigger job done?
i dont want to get into detail to much about things with cops procedures "cause i have no idea" but i heard they have to adhere to what there dept allows.

hell most cops would live to run around with a thigh rig with 6 clips strapped to there leg with a TRP 45 and a full auto carbine around the neck in some places.

but township and mayor politics play role in ever P.D. "basically" do what your told and dont seem to be over bearing on the clean streets and dont look like swatt running around as a beat cop.

also any firearm alteration must be approved by most P.D's and etc.

trigger job is NOT one of them hell TONS of dept's wont allow cocked and locked ready to rock.


thats about what i think i know.



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I was in an unfortunate position once where my Glock came in handy and performed perfectly. It saved my life. And no, I will not talk about it.
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I was in an unfortunate position once where my Glock came in handy. It saved my life.


Don't get me wrong, I like Glocks alot. They work well and they're idiot-proof (as you have demonstrated ) I kid, I kid.

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I by no means an expert and don't shoot as much as some of these guys, but the first time I shot a 1911 I was hooked. Fell in love with the feel/ergos, I was shooting it better the first time than my P229 that I had had for years. You have to go with what feels good and you shoot well. Everyone I have let shoot my 1911 has purchased one or wants to purchase one.

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I by no means an expert and don't shoot as much as some of these guys, but the first time I shot a 1911 I was hooked. Fell in love with the feel/ergos, I was shooting it better the first time than my P229 that I had had for years. You have to go with what feels good and you shoot well. Everyone I have let shoot my 1911 has purchased one or wants to purchase one.

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Here's an old pic of my TRP. I recently put on some nice amboyna burl grips from esmerelda http://www.esmeralda.cc/ (excellent work btw).

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Here's an old pic of my TRP. I recently put on some nice amboyna burl grips from esmerelda http://www.esmeralda.cc/ (excellent work btw).

what made you pick that version over the TRP Operator?

were you aware of the upgrades from that to the operator?



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