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iBawl45
10-02-2012, 05:35 AM
Hi Folks,

I have just received my firearms license and am looking to pick up a fire arm. I have been looking at 1911's along with the 92fs and cz 75B. Would love to hear your feedback.

thanks!

kodiak99
10-02-2012, 08:39 AM
What will it be used for primarily? Have you shot all three?

iBawl45
10-02-2012, 08:51 AM
For the range and fondling mostly. I have shot a 1911 and loved it!!

m1ghtysauc3
10-02-2012, 09:46 AM
All three would be a good choice, but I'd go with a 1911. Greatest platform ever made.

iBawl45
10-02-2012, 09:53 AM
Yes, but which one?!

TheM4Maniac
10-02-2012, 09:54 AM
Out of those three I would go with a nice 1911? Being mostly a range gun, size and weight won't matter that much but narrowing it down to a 1911 is the easy part. What kind do you want? What's your budget. Personally I love the Kimber Raptor series, but that's not cheap. Which is why I don't have one. :cool:

If you're on a budget, A buddy of mine has a Para and it is very nice and reliable. I have also heard very good things from Rock Island Armory, and where I'm from you can pick one of those up for around $550 or less if you look around.

iBawl45
10-02-2012, 10:27 AM
$1500 budget and do not mind going used. In Canada, you can get very little with $550 :P.

Mrabarer
10-02-2012, 01:16 PM
Springfield armory, sig sauer, or colt can't go wrong with any of these. And they are less then $1,500 depending what one you choose. And they are excellent quality.

phillyr121
10-02-2012, 02:09 PM
Because you have $1500.00, don't let it burn through your pocket. Buying a first pistol can be costly and then accessories. Holster, gun belt, ammo, cleaning supplies, lock box etc. Have you ever fired a .45? If not, start off with a good 9mm. (Ruger SR9C). Affordable and sturdy. If it's priced high where you live, try to buy on line.
www.Budsgunshop.com

iBawl45
10-02-2012, 02:18 PM
Because you have $1500.00, don't let it burn through your pocket. Buying a first pistol can be costly and then accessories. Holster, gun belt, ammo, cleaning supplies, lock box etc. Have you ever fired a .45? If not, start off with a good 9mm. (Ruger SR9C). Affordable and sturdy. If it's priced high where you live, try to buy on line.
www.Budsgunshop.com

I have fired a .45, and a few 9mm's. To date, .45 has always been my favorite.. hence my screen name! Thanks.

phillyr121
10-02-2012, 02:21 PM
Because you never carried before, you'll find that the wqeapon wears on you you if it's to heavy. As for a .45 a Glock 30sf could be perfect for you.

iBawl45
10-02-2012, 02:25 PM
Because you never carried before, you'll find that the wqeapon wears on you you if it's to heavy. As for a .45 a Glock 30sf could be perfect for you.

Sadly, concealed carry is illegal here in every part of Canada :(. This will be a range toy!

TheM4Maniac
10-02-2012, 02:53 PM
Like i said before, size and weight shouldn't be a concern because you won't be carrying it. .45 is a great round and you shouldn't be afraid of it. the round will be very manageable especially if you get a full size 1911. With that pice range I would look into a nice Kimber or a good Springfield and some good Wilson Combat mags, and as much ammo as you can buy. Remember an expensive gun is cool but not if you can't buy any ammo b/c the gun is too much.

Here are two of my favs
http://www.impactguns.com/kimber-stainless-tle-ii-45-acp-3200148-669278321486.aspx

http://www.impactguns.com/springfield-px9151lp-45-1911a1-service-ss-pkg-px9151lp-706397872212.aspx

iBawl45
10-02-2012, 03:20 PM
Like i said before, size and weight shouldn't be a concern because you won't be carrying it. .45 is a great round and you shouldn't be afraid of it. the round will be very manageable especially if you get a full size 1911. With that pice range I would look into a nice Kimber or a good Springfield and some good Wilson Combat mags, and as much ammo as you can buy. Remember an expensive gun is cool but not if you can't buy any ammo b/c the gun is too much.

Here are two of my favs
http://www.impactguns.com/kimber-stainless-tle-ii-45-acp-3200148-669278321486.aspx

http://www.impactguns.com/springfield-px9151lp-45-1911a1-service-ss-pkg-px9151lp-706397872212.aspx

Thanks man, appreciate it. Springfield is at the top of my list at the moment. I've actually contacted a fellow who is selling one very similar to what you showed me used.

Michael
10-02-2012, 09:01 PM
I have to agree with everyone on the 1911. since it's just going to be a range gun and weight doesn't matter, it may as well be one designed by the best gun designer to have ever lived.

Braun
10-02-2012, 09:10 PM
Sadly, concealed carry is illegal here in every part of Canada :(. This will be a range toy!

Technecally thats not true. However the CFO's requirements for a concealed permet makes it nearly impossible to aquire one. In 2011 a total of 17 permets were issued in all of Canada.

TheTacDaddy
10-03-2012, 05:43 AM
check out my channel, I was new this year as well! https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTacDaddy/videos?flow=grid&view=0

...Shall Not Be Infringed
10-04-2012, 01:31 PM
Just buy a glock. They're great first guns. Easy to disassemble, clean, and maintain. And will eat almost anything you feed it.
A 1911 that works properly is just as rare as a glock that doesn't.

Can't go wrong with a G17 or G19.

MJ45
10-04-2012, 01:57 PM
.45 is my favorite also! I would stick with Springfield, Kimber, or S&W. I agree with Phillyr121 about starting out with a less expensive model. The initial investment is one thing, but all the accessories is another. Kimber makes the custom II model that is a great starter 1911. It has most of the upgrades that you would want and its well under a $1000.

RescueBear
10-05-2012, 01:36 AM
Beretta 92SF was my first gun. Shoots great, thousands of rounds and never a problem and is very accurate. I also like my Springfield 1911, but you know what they say about your first...

blindshooter
10-05-2012, 09:15 AM
Hey welcome to the firearms community! If your just starting out my opinion is your going to want to start out with a 9mm. There pretty cheap for the most part and there also good to train on. I own a kahr k9 myself and she handle's really well. The 1911 is a good gun to get but they'll cost you alot of money the lowest price I've seen on them is $1.300! In the end though it's up to you really your going to have to find out what fits best in your hands and how much you want to spend on your guns. Good luck

E1kinobi
10-05-2012, 12:07 PM
+1 for 1911 here. If you are on the budget like what the other reply says Rock Island is a good choice, even look for those Metro Arms 1911s really nice well built. Now if you have some mullah to burn Kimbers, Wilson Combat are really nice as well. :) enjoy your new hobby/addiction cheers.

CTgunguy
10-05-2012, 07:00 PM
Dont forget to check out the ruger 1911.Hell of a gun for 700.00

1975wings
10-07-2012, 08:37 AM
Welcome! I have to agree with phillyr121 on the Ruger SR9c. Its a great gun at a reasonable price as most Ruger's are. If its just a range gun I wouldn't go with a 45. I say get both a 22lr pistol and a 9mm pistol for less ammo cost but lots of range fun.