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Old December 6, 2012, 04:18 PM   #182
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I've been involved in plenty of these forum discussions about the 1911 for duty use. I have never understood why someone would choose a low-capacity, relatively complicated pistol when you have bulletproof high-capacity modern designs like the M&P available.

Having had more of an opportunity to play with 1911s lately, I absolutely get it, I really do. I still don't know if I'd choose one, but I think I'd feel okay with a relatively high-dollar, quality-built one like a Colt XSE, Dan Wesson Valor, or Springfield TRP.

It astonishes me how comfortable the platform is, how amazing the trigger is, and how naturally it points. You might only get 7+1 or 8+1, but I feel like I could do a lot of damage with 8 or 9 rounds in a platform that inherently easy to shoot. Get a quality one and run it enough to make you feel okay about reliability with ball-profile JHPs like the Remington Golden Saber, and I can see a convincing argument for the platform.
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