Looking at a new 1911

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    Mar 30, 2010 7:14 PM GMT
    Ok I’m looking at buying a Para sf-45-a pistol. So far on here I’ve found one other person that likes to shoot. I cant believe that there are not more dudes on here that enjoy shooting sports anyone?
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    Mar 30, 2010 9:21 PM GMT
    No offense, but perhaps a less dangerous hobby would give just as much pleasure... the world doesn't need another gun. Recreational or not.
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    Mar 30, 2010 9:23 PM GMT
    i luv 2 shoot.............my load all over a hot face...icon_twisted.gificon_lol.gif
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    Mar 30, 2010 9:24 PM GMT
    lolz...ok ok....yes i like to go to the shooting range every once in a while

    but not really as a sport.....just occashunel fun entertainment to blow off some steam
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    Mar 30, 2010 11:14 PM GMT
    wi11 saidOk I’m looking at buying a Para sf-45-a pistol. So far on here I’ve found one other person that likes to shoot. I cant believe that there are not more dudes on here that enjoy shooting sports anyone?


    I know a few gay people who are recreational shooters.

    Take a look in the forums for reviews of the ParaOrdinance pistols. They seem to have quite a few negative comments.

    Unless you're set on a Para, I'd look at Springfield Armory for a good performer in the same price range.
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    Mar 30, 2010 11:27 PM GMT
    I enjoy shooting. But it's an expensive hobby. I've got a couple friends that own firearms and I tag along whenever they go to the range.
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    Mar 31, 2010 12:58 AM GMT
    I, personally, have a hard time doing something meant to kill. Sorry. It's just me.
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    Mar 31, 2010 1:06 AM GMT
    SeaSon saidNo offense, but perhaps a less dangerous hobby would give just as much pleasure... the world doesn't need another gun. Recreational or not.



    sooooo gay icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Mar 31, 2010 1:08 AM GMT
    I grew up on a ranch so I know how to clean a gun. Can strip and put together an M-16 too. Oddly I don't own a gun. Been in the city too long and unless I'm gonna do something illegal, I don't have a use for one.
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    Mar 31, 2010 1:10 AM GMT
    SeaSon saidNo offense, but perhaps a less dangerous hobby would give just as much pleasure... the world doesn't need another gun. Recreational or not.


    Less dangerous hobby...please!!!! Getting onto any freeway in the state of california is more dangerous. Guns are dangerous when stupid people don't know how to use them!

    I grew up around guns in Indiana. Andddd I feel so comfortable shooting them and relaxed, can't say the same when I'm on the 5. My poor little car, has 15 airbags but would just crumble. hah
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    Mar 31, 2010 1:11 AM GMT
    I don't own a gun, but would like to. Lesbian roomies just got a 38 special. I can't wait to go to the shooting range with them, hopefully with a gun of my own too. Used to keep one in our truck back in Indiana all the time.
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    Mar 31, 2010 2:13 AM GMT
    I'd love to own a gun and go to the range. I grew up on a farm as a hunter and farmer, so guns have always been a part of my life. Unfortunately, my current budget only allows for aviation, photography, and fitness...and bills.

    However, a nice semi-auto pistol is definitely in my bucket list of toys. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Mar 31, 2010 2:22 AM GMT
    I have no problem with recreational shooting. Indeed, I used to run Army firing ranges, and was rated Expert on just about every weapon the US Army had. And carried a .45 at my side for many years, as an MP Officer.

    But the 1911 .45 large frame automatic for personal use? A worse sidearm could hardly be imagined, if recreational shooting is your goal. Unless merely hitting the side of a barn about 5 times out of 10 makes you happy.

    And I checked some websites about this particular weapon, and they seemed rather on the fanatical militia side. So what is this really all about? Pistols or politics? Please tell us more...
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    Mar 31, 2010 2:32 AM GMT
    SeaSon saidNo offense, but perhaps a less dangerous hobby would give just as much pleasure... the world doesn't need another gun. Recreational or not.


    No offense, but get off your pedestal.

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    Mar 31, 2010 3:01 AM GMT
    wi11 saidOk I’m looking at buying a Para sf-45-a pistol. So far on here I’ve found one other person that likes to shoot. I cant believe that there are not more dudes on here that enjoy shooting sports anyone?


    The Para SF-45-A is a nice high capacity 1911. Like almost all production pistols, the trigger could use a little attention; however, the pistol is well built. That said, I can't quite warm myself up to the larger grip circumference on a high capacity model. One of the crowning achievements with the 1911 design was the original grip geometry. I'm comfortable with my 8+1 if the trade off is a grip with some girth. Perhaps I am just a dyed in the wool traditionalist.

    You can hardly go wrong with a 1911.
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    Mar 31, 2010 3:03 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidBut the 1911 .45 large frame automatic for personal use? A worse sidearm could hardly be imagined, if recreational shooting is your goal. Unless merely hitting the side of a barn about 5 times out of 10 makes you happy...


    We'll have to agree to disagree on this one. My 1911 pistols (even the non gunsmithed pistols) routinely shoot shockingly small groups at 25 yards.

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    I think I could handle the broad side of a barn.
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    Mar 31, 2010 3:11 AM GMT
    I don't kmow what price range you are shopping in, but I looked at a nice Sig 45 auto earlier today. Around $800 I think. The Para has a good reputation. Likely simialr in price.

    Let us know what you purchase.
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    Mar 31, 2010 3:23 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidI have no problem with recreational shooting. Indeed, I used to run Army firing ranges, and was rated Expert on just about every weapon the US Army had. And carried a .45 at my side for many years, as an MP Officer.

    But the 1911 .45 large frame automatic for personal use? A worse sidearm could hardly be imagined, if recreational shooting is your goal. Unless merely hitting the side of a barn about 5 times out of 10 makes you happy.

    And I checked some websites about this particular weapon, and they seemed rather on the fanatical militia side. So what is this really all about? Pistols or politics? Please tell us more...


    If you are just looking for fun, I recommend the Taurus Judge 45/4.10 If you can't hit the side of a barn with that, you better not own a gun! Great little personal defense revolver.
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    Mar 31, 2010 3:26 AM GMT
    It's threads like these that remind me I have very little in common with many RJers, other than the gay thing.
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    Mar 31, 2010 3:40 AM GMT
    wi11 saidOk I’m looking at buying a Para sf-45-a pistol. So far on here I’ve found one other person that likes to shoot. I cant believe that there are not more dudes on here that enjoy shooting sports anyone?


    I'm several steps behind you. I just received my TXDPS CHL application packet in the mail two days ago. I'm planning to visit a couple ranges and take the certification course in the next 6-8 weeks. This is something I've been meaning to do for years, and it has finally moved close to the top of my ever-changing "things to try in the upcoming year" list. I'm giving myself about 10 months to explore it as time and money permit.

    Don't be hesitant in posting on RJ about shooting; there may be many more people who don't post because they simply assume no one else would be very interested. Perhaps by the beginning of Fall I'll be on here asking the same questions.