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Old February 24, 2014, 11:22 PM   #26
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Loose holster Dan has some good recommendations, but if you land on a Sig X5, you'll do just fine, too.
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Old February 25, 2014, 02:25 AM   #27
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I almost just wanna get a new computer. I sold my computer to buy more guns! Lol.
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Old February 25, 2014, 06:25 AM   #28
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I like the Sig X-Fives as well...but the L-1 model, of that X-Five group of the 226's lists at about $ 2,747 ...and in my area is selling for around $ 2,400...but its a nice gun.
Agree with Big Jim 100%. I bought an X6 Scandic which had the L-1 trigger. Liked it so much I bought an X5 in .40 but without the L-1 trigger because it was some $800 less. That was a mistake. Luckily the seller had an L-1 and swapped for the difference (since it was still unfired, only dry fired on a snap cap).
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Old February 25, 2014, 07:25 AM   #29
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The Sig P226 X5 All Around would fit nicely into your budget. I purchased mine new off of GB from was able to save a few hundred over what my local big box sporting goods store was listing them for.

I've since gone back to the same seller for an Elite...

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Old February 25, 2014, 09:06 AM   #30
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Can you just pull the hammer back and do single action on the first shot?
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Old February 25, 2014, 09:24 AM   #31
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For the SAO X5 L-1 trigger, yes you can thumb cock the hammer or cocked and locked.

http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProdu...26-x-five.aspx
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Old February 25, 2014, 10:36 AM   #32
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Sig X-Five Competition in 9mm.

Big, heavy stainless steel 9mm - 19 round capacity. Absolutely, hands down the most accurate gun I've ever shot. Single action only trigger is excellent. The bottom line: this is my favorite handgun. I'd never ever ever sell it! Even though the X-Five Level one was my first choice because of the adjustable trigger, the X-Five Competition fits me so perfectly, I don't know how I'd adjust the trigger.

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Old February 25, 2014, 10:41 AM   #33
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Old February 25, 2014, 10:48 AM   #34
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Sorry, but if I was going to spend $1500. It sure would'nt be on a plastic gun. A nice heavy Smith & Wesson 1911,or a Sig Sauer 1911. My 2 cents.
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Old February 25, 2014, 12:42 PM   #35
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I'd go for a Smith & Wesson Model 945. Of all the many semi-auto pistols I own, the 945 is the favorite.
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Old February 25, 2014, 09:19 PM   #36
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Browning Hi Power or H&K Mark 23 just to name one among many...Personally, I have never paid >$1K on a handgun--not in the least based on "ethics" or the like but MONEY...For me that means the long guns get "serious" money attention but, hey, it's all subjective in the end...
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Old February 25, 2014, 10:25 PM   #37
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I don't know about "best", but at the moment, this is what I'd get if they were actually available:

Dan Wesson "Guardian" - C-bob 1911 in 9mm

or

Tanfoglio Witness Hunter 6" SS in 10mm auto with $500 left over for ammo

or

RIA MicroMag .22TCM & 9mm combo 1911 with $800 left over for ammo


Yeah, the SW Perf. Ctr. 945 or 952 are uber-sweet, high-quality rigs, but dunno what they cost. Whoever said, I sure wouldn't get a plastic gun - x 100.
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Old February 25, 2014, 10:37 PM   #38
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I'd buy 2 or 3 cheaper yet "quality" guns

But that's just me---I would get much more use and enjoyment from say a .22--9mm and .357 mag.
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Old February 26, 2014, 11:47 AM   #39
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I would get a USP45 V1 and a nice holster for it and use the leftover 500 or so for training. Either that or a Mk25 and still more training. I am pretty happy with my P30 also.
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Old February 26, 2014, 08:52 PM   #40
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I would buy one $500 gun and one $1000 gun. A j-frame with a ct grip and a Colt 1911 of some sorts.
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