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Re: Are single stack, 9mm 1911's dumb?
« Reply #50 on: May 19, 2017, 09:10:14 AM »
Worst thing about the Spanish guns these days is parts availability.  Its beginning to get problematic.   :hmm
Yeah, that's why I bought 2  and  at least one of any spare parts I could find.

I also have a PD in .45, they were a little easier to find parts for. 

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    Re: Are single stack, 9mm 1911's dumb?
    « Reply #51 on: May 19, 2017, 12:45:51 PM »
    Honestly, this is one of those reasons that we always tell shooters to 'buy what fits you the best.'

    Because while you and many others sing their ergonomic praises, I can't shoot 1911s worth a damn.  They just... don't fit me.  For the guys that they fit, I can see the appeal - they are fine weapons - but for my purposes a BHP fits so much better.  Even Glocks fit me better than 1911s.

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    Re: Are single stack, 9mm 1911's dumb?
    « Reply #52 on: May 19, 2017, 01:12:49 PM »
    I'm trying to get our admin to go the route of the National Park Service's weapons policy in that they allow a broad range of SIG handguns because they acknowledge that not everyone can fit one handgun and one handgun only. The last (a few years ago) I heard NPS rangers can choose between seven (+) different models of SIG and are allotted 1500+ rounds a year in whatever caliber it is they carry. We carry the Glock 41 and its causing some of the female officers and investigators problems that they didn't have with the G31. Technically it's the same size overall except for the 41 having an inch and a half longer barrel but there have been difficulties.

     :hmm

    Thanks for the info. It's interesting the impact just an extra inch and a half will make.
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    Re: Are single stack, 9mm 1911's dumb?
    « Reply #53 on: May 19, 2017, 03:30:02 PM »
    :hmm

    Thanks for the info. It's interesting the impact just an extra inch and a half will make.
    I would have to assume that subtle differences in the grip are more to blame.
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