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Old February 15, 2012, 05:20 PM   #2
10s&Xs
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I'm not a gunsmith by any stretch of the imagination, but I'll speculate on your question.

The vast majority of .45 pistols I've seen on the line are built on the 1911 platform. I think the original reason for this was the availability of parts (being a military issue pistol) and the ability to custom-fit the barrel/bushing combination for maximum accuracy. The reason it's remained the platform of choice - it may just come down to the fact that it works, and no one has come up with a more popular solution.

There are a number of smiths building bullseye pistols with the Beretta 92 now and achieving exceptional results with them. That's good for centerfire and EIC matches, and a number of shooters I know have switched over. But, if you're going to shoot outdoor 2700 matches, you have to shoot the .45 anyway.
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