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Hello from Lake Zurich, IL!

I'm a newbie in the world of 1911's, but not new to firearms in general. I own a few firearms. My semi-auto's are mostly chambered for 9mm. My single revolver is chambered for .357 Mag. I have a couple .22lr rifles & pistols. I also have the obligatory home defense shotgun.

I have a Glock 21SF, and it's my only pistol chambered for .45ACP. I like it, but don't love it. It is a good pistol, but doesn't feel like it has any soul.

I'm beginning my research into the 1911 world. I'm trying to get all the variants, accessories, parts, construction differences, manufacturer reputations, etc... all straight. I plan to add only one 1911 to my collection (famous last words eh?).

Being a newb, I'm slightly price sensitive. The Ruger SR1911 & SA RO are the two that are on top of my list. Seems like these two offer the best price/value to quality ratio.

I'll be poking around this forum doing research, and mostly keeping my newb mouth shut.

Thanks for allowing me to join your community.

John
 

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Hi Hi John! Welcome! You have perfect timing. There is already a thread going on the RO and SR1911. Time to jump in with both feet.

claire
 

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it's mmm, mmm good...
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Howdy!!!!

:welcometo:

of the 2 that you listed, i would personally go with the SA RO, but that's just me.
 

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You have come to the right place. But you need to ask questions to get answers. Welcome by the way. great place.
 

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Welcome from another IL inmate, south west of you in St Charles
 

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I hate this addiction
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Welcome Mega. You don't to keep your mouth shut around here. Ask any question you want we are all here to help each other out.
 

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I appreciate the warm welcomes.

You have come to the right place. But you need to ask questions to get answers. Welcome by the way. great place.
thecableguy said:
Welcome Mega. You don't to keep your mouth shut around here. Ask any question you want we are all here to help each other out.
I feel that it's my responsibility to gather up all the basic information as I can, do my homework so to speak, before I can ask well thought, intelligent questions.

I also realize that I have 0% 1911 knowledge, and really have nothing useful to contribute right now. I have to gather credible information, soak up all the info I can find, and get some trigger time with the 1911 platform before I can make any useful contribution to this forum.

Cheers!

John
 

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YOU ****!!!!
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Welcome :wave:

There are other areas here that are not 1911 specific to join in on while you learn.
 

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What No Delete Button?
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Hey John, and welcome! I wouldn't worry too much about intelligent questions because I've practically cornered the market on questions, and I'm new to 1911's also. Most all questions get answered quickly and I haven't been banned yet so ask away :lol:
 

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I'm a terminal 1911 Addict!
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Welcome comrad.
Oops sorry, Its the socialist Illinoisian in me comming out'

Welcome.
 

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Welcome to a great forum. Regards.
 

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Welcome from SC

Don't be afraid to open your mouth.
 
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