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Dear sirs, i m writing from Milan, italy.

First of all tnks for adding me, I have a lot of questions and confused, but i am addicted:

Brand new 1911

Kimber tle 45 or 9mm 1400euro
Kimber costom 2 45 - 950euro
Kimber costom 2 9mm - 1500eu
Sti europe sparta 45 or 9mm - 1300euro
Sw 1911 pc 45 - 2100euro
Sig ss rail 45 - 1300 eu
Astra 1911 daytona 45- 1300euro
Springfield Trp 45 - 1700 euro
Sti duty one 45 or 9mm 2200euro
Ruger sr 45- 1100 eu
Ruger sr light weight 9mm - 1100
Norinco 45 - 500 euro
Colt gold cup - 1900euro


I am not able to reload, but i suppose that 45 is easyer Than 9x21, or i switch to 22lr conversinon kit

I would like to have a 1911 but i scared about problems. I would like to do a bit of dinamic shooting but people tell me that at 10.000 rounds i have to put the 1911 in the trash bin.

.... I have to Buy a cz Shadow 2 or p226?

Now i have for Home defenese a glock 21

I shooted with astra Kimber sw, only sw no feeds problems, but i shooted 200 bullet for each gun, Kimber one worked another not :-(

Used gun for me are ok.

Let me know

Faithfully

Fabio



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Welcome to the forum from Nevada, it's great you joined us. I just looked up the conversion on the euro; 1 euro is $1.18 US.
Your 10,000 round life expectancy hasn't been my experience, I have a plain jane Colt 1911 80 series .45 acp with just under 16,000 rounds and it's going strong and shoots pretty tight. I've replaced firing pin and recoil springs every 1500 rounds and break it down every 5,000 rounds for a full inside out cleaning.
If your worried that one gun design will wear out to soon, buy two of them, but I really won't worry about wearing it out, just enjoy it.

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Welcome aboard from east Missouri. I certainly wouldn't be too concerned at wearing out a 1911. Without reloading capabilities, 10,000 rounds of factory ammo will certainly exceed the cost of most new 1911s. In other words, if you can afford the ammo - you can afford the cost of a rebuild or new 1911. Welcome to a great forum!

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Welcome aboard from east Missouri. I certainly wouldn't be too concerned at wearing out a 1911. Without reloading capabilities, 10,000 rounds of factory ammo will certainly exceed the cost of most new 1911s. In other words, if you can afford the ammo - you can afford the cost of a rebuild or new 1911. Welcome to a great forum!

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I will reload sir I have to. 45 or 9 mm too. I Planned to shoot 3000 Runds year. I should hunting i south America with 1911
 

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Welcome to the forum from Nevada, it's great you joined us. I just looked up the conversion on the euro; 1 euro is $1.18 US.
Your 10,000 round life expectancy hasn't been my experience, I have a plain jane Colt 1911 80 series .45 acp with just under 16,000 rounds and it's going strong and shoots pretty tight. I've replaced firing pin and recoil springs every 1500 rounds and break it down every 5,000 rounds for a full inside out cleaning.
If your worried that one gun design will wear out to soon, buy two of them, but I really won't worry about wearing it out, just enjoy it.

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Welcome sir! I can recommend both Sig and Springfield. Both a good bang for the buck as we say. You won't wear our a 1911. Don't worry about that. It can't be done. Might have to replace some springs once in a while but that's about it.
 

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Welcome to the forum from Coastal South Carolina! My wife and I are planning on your beautiful country for our belated honeymoon.

Somebody far more knowledgeable than I will surely be around, but I wouldn't worry about wearing out a 1911.
 
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If you shoot a 1911, my guess would be you won't want to shoot anything else. That said, the Sig 226 and CZ Shadow are good guns. I used to own a 226. It never failed. But I shoot nothing but 1911 in 9mm and 45.

For your first one , I'd suggest a full size 5" gun. The 4.25" are nice and shoot well. But it has been my experience that the 5" guns go a lot longer without the need to tweak things like recoil springs and extractors. I ask the other guys for their opinions on this. my experience is only one data point.
 
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