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I still use the Glock G22 for EDC. Over the years I have gotten used to the snap of the 40 S&W recoil. The first time I took the Springfield out to the range I felt like I was watching a slow motion movie of a semi auto being fired. The difference is visible... To me anyway.
Springfield now offers a gun they released in 2007. it is a 1911 chambered in 40 S&W. The Springfield EMP4 will be my next gun. ( I am pretty sure ) They are going just now for around $1000. I am waiting till the price comes down a bit and till my local gun store has one in stock as I do want to hold it before I buy it. As I understand it the EMP stands for Enhanced Micro Pistol. I don't want to buy till I hold one in case the grip turns out to be like the grip on the G42. No where to put my pinky finger.
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Leedi got an EMP, years ago, when they first came out. They were originally offered only in 9x19mm. She loves hers. Its the only 9x19mm pistol she likes.
The story goes; Springfield originally designed the pistol around the .45 GAP round. Supposedly, they took a 1911 and shrunk every part by approximately one-third. Then they realized the .45 GAP was a turkey that was never going to fly so they offered it in 9x19mm and, later, in .40 S&W.
I think it would be neat to have one chambered in .45 GAP. Just to have.
The difference between a Socialist and a Communist is that the Socialist doesn't have all the guns yet.
Dan Wesson, S&W Performance Center, Les Baer, Springfield TRP are within reach. Our FFLS charge $10 or $20 around here, so Gunbroker becomes popular for shopping.
A new 1911 requires break in. Sometimes around 400 rounds. That’s why I always went pre owned. They were broken in, and I didn’t want to pay retail.
Others require additional fitting or tuning, though, that was not the case with higher end ones that I have own, such as the Mars Armament THUG Colt 1911, Wilson CQB, Ed Brown Kobra Carry, Ed Brown Special Forces, Guncrafter No Name, etc.
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If you're lucky enough to find one, Norinco used to make a pretty respectable 1911A1. But that would probably only cost you @600$, sorry.
I live in NJ so there’s no CCW. We can. Barely own the a handgun anymore but I’ve have been looking at the RIA compact 1911. Good reviews and it looks like a bad ass.
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