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What are your thoughts on this pistol. It seems like a nice inexpensive 45. I used to work in a gunshop and we sold more of the polymer 9mm's than anything else. I can probably pick one up for well under 400.00.
I ordered #1 parkerized with HiViz sightsoldgranpa said:Large, solid, heavy, chunk of steel....
1. Best value....Springfield 1911 MilSpec stainless model PB9151L, 5"barrel, combat sights, this one never whimpers!
2. A little more funky....SA 'loaded' model with Novak sights and goofy hammer with hole in it, all you really get is higher price.
3. A lot more funky....Kimber or Wilson, now you're up in the triple digit price. Of course, if you pay the price, you've got to brag it's the best (even if it ain't)!!
4. Bottom of the line in price but it works!....Bersa Thunder 45/ or Firestorm model, still a solid, heavy, chunk of steel. Amazing quality for the price.
OK, Flyer and others, what's your recommendation to poor ole Midi. He needs a 'real' gun!!
I'm hoping. I've heard from a couple of people who do 1911 work that it has a great steel frame and slide... a lot of smiths don't like working on them cause the steel is so hard it can be difficult to mill sight slots, etc. I'm looking for something that will double as a dumb bell for bicep exercise for my upcoming high power match season. The front end of my AR is so beefed up the gun (which used to weigh under 7 pounds) now comes in at closer to 14!!oldgranpa said:Midi,
that is an absolutely great choice!! You are going to be so happy! A REAL gun! :!: 8) :!: