Newbie From NJ - 1911Forum
1911Forum
Advertise Here
Forum   Reviews   Rules   Legal   Site Supporters & Donations   Advertise


Go Back   1911Forum > >

Notices


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-03-2020, 11:43 AM
Steven1127 Steven1127 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 126
Newbie From NJ

Glad to be on the forum.

The only handgun I've owned is G19 Gen 4 and it sat for years until recently. I started going to a local indoor range and was having so much fun I became a member. Then I spent some time figuring out what I should buy next because...hey why not. I was ready to buy a PPQ M5 Match polymer until I shot it and didn't like where some of my fingers fell on the gun. After lots of deliberation, I bought a Sig P226 Legion RX (DA/SA).

I haven't even touched my gun yet, (I will tonight) but I think I may have a case of buyers remorse. After buying the Sig, I spent too much time looking at STI and then 1911s in general and think I maybe should not have gotten the SIG.

What I thought I wanted was a duty-type steel (or steel/alloy) handgun with a barrel of 4.5" to 5" that either comes with a red dot or will accept a red dot. Just turned 58 and my eyes aren't that good which was the reason for going to a red dot. I also wanted to get an "accurate" gun with a "very good" trigger. I have no plans on competing but thought hey why not get a "race-type" duty gun. The gun will be used to shoot at a range, do some tactical-type classes and home defense.

But then I was thinking I live in NJ so I will never be able to conceal or open carry and I am limited to 10 round mags. Then I spent too much time on YouTube and the internet looking at Wilson, STI, DW and other stuff.

My gun cost $1,500 with a Romeo 3MOA red dot. I'd be willing to pay some more to get a good 1911 or 2011.

So that long winded intro leads me to the question...if you had to recommend two 2011s or 1911s, which would you suggest given what I described above. Cosmetically, I'd prefer the gun to have both front and rear serrations. I'm not a gunsmith nor have the tools/skills to do much of anything. My hands are on the small side.

I've been eyeing the Staccato P-Duo but that is very spendy.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-03-2020, 12:55 PM
handlebar handlebar is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Florida
Age: 70
Posts: 81
Welcome from a former NJ resident. I left 31 years ago. I lived in Nutley and Belleville.
__________________
Hard working American, ain't nothing better.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-03-2020, 04:52 PM
Plantar5 Plantar5 is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Posts: 6,389
Welcome ( fellow NJ sufferer) to a great forum from NW NJ...

As far as 1911 recommendations, get a Guncrafter or Wilson and don’t look back..
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 01-03-2020, 06:29 PM
Fishman33 Fishman33 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 83
Welcome from NJ

Another persecuted life long South Jersey boy here. I went around in circles just like you and posted about it here.

I have had a Colt XSE in .45 for years and love the single stack for my hand size. I wanted a 9mm 1911 and I got a DW PM9 and it is really sweet. It's in the price range you discussed. The Quality and features are another class above the Colt. There is a DW PM .45 that is the same as well. Both have front serrations. I am eyeballing one of them now for my next.

Rich
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-03-2020, 07:13 PM
scubadad scubadad is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 3,209
Welcome from another former Jersey guy.

What exit
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 01-04-2020, 10:48 AM
VIS35 VIS35 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 751
Hi from North Dakota
__________________
Formerly "flinch" on the forum, but that's a story in itself
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 01-22-2020, 12:35 PM
BrettinNJ BrettinNJ is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 9
Don't get a Wilson

Quote:
Originally Posted by Plantar5 View Post
Welcome ( fellow NJ sufferer) to a great forum from NW NJ...

As far as 1911 recommendations, get a Guncrafter or Wilson and donít look back..
I live in North Jersey and shoot somewhat often. As an example, I probable shot 700 rounds last week. About 4 weeks ago, I coughed up $3600 for a Wilson 9mm CQB. After noticing the firing pin strike being way off center, I emailed Wilson. I received a phone call in 10 minutes. The rep said he would talk to the gunsmith. I informed him that my Springfield TRP in 45 ACP will outshoot my Wilson (at less than half the cost). After going back and forth a few times, the rep spoke to Bill Wilson and he said this would not effect accuracy. I said for what I paid, the barrel should not be crooked. It was a poor fit. Long story short, I'm stuck with it. I'm new here so I hope the picture comes through. It's looking down the barrel with a sized piece of brass in the chamber. You can see that the flash hole does not line up with the firing pin.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 01-22-2020, 12:39 PM
BrettinNJ BrettinNJ is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by scubadad View Post
Welcome from another former Jersey guy.

What exit

I also hope to be a FORMER NJ resident. Gun laws here suck.

P.S. What exit indicates you were from central or south Jersey. Am I correct?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:54 AM.


NOTICE TO USERS OF THIS SITE: By continuing to use this site, you certify that you have read and agree to abide by the Legal Terms of Use. All information, data, text or other materials ("Content") posted to this site by any users are the sole responsibility of those users. 1911Forum does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity, or quality of such Content.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2015 1911Forum.com, LLC. All Rights Reserved