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    I'll be looking to buy a 1911 in the near future. I want a full size not a compact. Was thinking about getting one in .40 S&W. Does anybody make one with double or staggered stack mags, in either .40 or .45? Wondering about opinions on the best one to get for a reasonable price. $1000 and under.
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    If you want a double-stack (widebody) 1911 for less than $1000, my guess is you don't want a para-ordnance. I have two Rock Island Armory 1911s (both single-stack), and I love them both.

    Take a look at the following:
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=113351576

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    Para Ordinance P14.45 is a 14+1 capacity .45ACP full size 1911-style pistol, and the P16.40 is the same gun in .40 S&W. Try finding a range that rents them and shooting them before you buy. You may find that you like the single stack versions better.

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    My hands are big is the only reason I was wondering about a double stack. A single stack just don't feel right. I've gotfour of those in a Colt from WW II era. I'll try to find a range that rents a double stack. Thanks.
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    Springfield TRP, you are welcome.

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    Went ahead and bought one for $649

    http://www.para-usa.com/new/product_pistol.php?id=55
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    rodbender wrote:
    Went ahead and bought one for $649

    http://www.para-usa.com/new/product_pistol.php?id=55
    Nice. Did you find that price on gun genie?

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    IMHO, 3 outstanding 1911's are:

    1) Wilson Combat Defender

    2) Kimber Warrior/Desert Warrior/Pro Covert

    3) Springfield MC Operator

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    I see that you already bought one, but figured that I'd throw my $0.02 in anyway for reference in case someone else is looking for the same thing...

    The 'US ARMY' model 1911 is a single stack but it has a deeper grip. I have larger hands, but the grip on that one is still too big for me. The reach is just slightly too far for comfort for me...

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    Rodbender,

    Before you decide on any particular 1911 it might be a good idea to brush up on The Gospel According to John (Moses Browning).



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    Thats cool I had not seen that one before.

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    marshaul wrote:
    rodbender wrote:
    Went ahead and bought one for $649

    http://www.para-usa.com/new/product_pistol.php?id=55
    Nice. Did you find that price on gun genie?
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    EMSIG wrote:
    Thats cool I had not seen that one before.
    If you go to Para Ordnance home page it is listed under New Pistols.

    http://www.paraord.com/new/index.php
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    I have a Springfield Loaded and I love it!

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    rodbender wrote:
    Went ahead and bought one for $649

    http://www.para-usa.com/new/product_pistol.php?id=55
    Great Choice.

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