need an opinion on 1911 pistols. Are they good carry pistols, do they come in a .40
sure, they're good carry pistols. I would go with a good name brand and avoid the mil spec models. If you're planning on using it for CCW, there are some good compact models as well. you can find them in .40, but you won't have as many choices versus .45ACP
what is that
no frills, basic, entry level 1911's that some companies offer. They are based off of the origional 1911A1 from the WWII era. Most come with no beaver tail, very basic triggers and hammers, fixed (not interchangable) sights, basic barrels etc... If you spend a couple hundred more dollars on the front end and buy a 1911 with the options that you want... you will have saved a lot more money than if you bought the mil spec gun and try to add the upgrades later.
The 1911 is a great pistol to own and carry. Like reaper said you can buy them in a 40.
i have never owned 1 but everyone i know who has 1 loves it and i have see them in a 40
Not Junk, Very Good. If you cant get yer hands on a COlt, try Kimber and Springfield Armory. hey are a little on the pricey side, but they are one of the most prefered pistols in the world. They are virtualy unchanged in design since 1911.
Buy quality, buy once. 1911 are sweet. Spend on these or you will regret it. Warthogs, para ordinance or XD give many options for ccp
I really don't want a 9mm I would rather carry a .40 which I do so I don't want to mix ammo
Kimber has about any option you could want in a 1911 right now, but each one has a price. There are alot of companies making them right now, but I agree with either the Kimber or Springfield that Scudrunnernrh mentioned. I own a Colt and a Springfield both in .45. I like them both, the Springfield is a "Champion", sub compact basic "Mil-Spec" but I have no complaints. It shoots well and I have other fancy pistols with all or most of the frills. My Colt is a MK IV/Series 70, nickel plated with Tritium sights and a light trigger pull.
I own the Springfield Armory 1911 A1 Mil-Spec and find it a nice shooting pistol. It was an upgrade from a S&W 5906 9mm i had for many years. I seen the .45 at a gun show and the price was right. I've always wanted a .45 and that seemed the sign i needed to get it...lol
smooth shooting and a lot less recoil than the 9mm.