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Calling on my brothers in arms and the combined Google-Fu of the group for some assistance.

So here's the deal: looking to get a double-stack 1911. There are a couple of caveats first.

1 - double-stack (hi-cap) 1911 (2011) in .45acp
2 - fiber optic front sight
3 - fully adjustable rear sight
4 - must weigh less than 43 oz.
5 - has to fit the IDPA box (8 ¾” x 6” x 1 5/8”)
6 - cannot have a full-length dust cover (this mean RIA is out)
7 - Less than $1500

anyone seen anything like that? I love the Para Pro Custom 14.45, but the magwell makes it larger than 6". Like the Para Black Ops, but then I have to rip off the front and rear sights...

STI's fit the bill, but I don't have $2500.

I'd even be interested in used.
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#2
Hey BigDawg,

It sounds like you have you're mind set on a 1911, but I know how much you love that .45 ACP. I recommend taking a good look at the CZ 97. I sold mine a while back when I transitioned to all 9's, but it is one of the most accurate .45's out of the box. I picked one up almost new on gunbroker for less than $500. You can definitely get fiber optic sites and all that after market. Holsters and such will be a little less plentiful, but not sure how easy double stack 1911 holsters will be. It's DA / SA but you can carry it cocked and locked as long as you have the standard model (I think they make a DAO as well). Its a double stack 10 round mag too.

Just a suggestion. It's a rockin' gun and I do miss mine now and the.
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#3
Ive been looking at double stack 1911s myself. Didnt realize the Para doesnt fit the box because that would have been my first recommendation. Now Im bummed.
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#4
bigdawgbeav;124898 Wrote:Calling on my brothers in arms and the combined Google-Fu of the group for some assistance.

So here's the deal: looking to get a double-stack 1911. There are a couple of caveats first.

1 - double-stack (hi-cap) 1911 (2011) in .45acp
2 - fiber optic front sight
3 - fully adjustable rear sight
4 - must weigh less than 43 oz.
5 - has to fit the IDPA box (8 ¾” x 6” x 1 5/8”)
6 - cannot have a full-length dust cover (this mean RIA is out)
7 - Less than $1500

anyone seen anything like that? I love the Para Pro Custom 14.45, but the magwell makes it larger than 6". Like the Para Black Ops, but then I have to rip off the front and rear sights...

STI's fit the bill, but I don't have $2500.

I'd even be interested in used.

Define hi-cap in terms of number of rounds.

Edit: You could probably buy a FNP-45 tactical and put custom sights on it.
errrrrr, nevermind it's 6.5" tall
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csmith;124915 Wrote:Ive been looking at double stack 1911s myself. Didnt realize the Para doesnt fit the box because that would have been my first recommendation. Now Im bummed.

It was suggested on my FB page to just change the magwell, or have a smith mill down the current one. I really didn't want that to be the first option. The problem is I can't get my hands on one to see. If someone locally was selling one I'd build/borrow an IDPA box and take it with me.

Philadelphia Patriot;124928 Wrote:
bigdawgbeav;124898 Wrote:Calling on my brothers in arms and the combined Google-Fu of the group for some assistance.

So here's the deal: looking to get a double-stack 1911. There are a couple of caveats first.

1 - double-stack (hi-cap) 1911 (2011) in .45acp
2 - fiber optic front sight
3 - fully adjustable rear sight
4 - must weigh less than 43 oz.
5 - has to fit the IDPA box (8 ¾” x 6” x 1 5/8”)
6 - cannot have a full-length dust cover (this mean RIA is out)
7 - Less than $1500

anyone seen anything like that? I love the Para Pro Custom 14.45, but the magwell makes it larger than 6". Like the Para Black Ops, but then I have to rip off the front and rear sights...

STI's fit the bill, but I don't have $2500.

I'd even be interested in used.

Define hi-cap in terms of number of rounds.

Edit: You could probably buy a FNP-45 tactical and put custom sights on it.
errrrrr, nevermind it's 6.5" tall

I'm looking to stick with the 1911 style. Just timeless classic and can't beat the trigger.
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RocketFoot's Minion since 09-07-2012
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#6
If you remove the magwell wouldnt that be a violation of the rules with IDPA? I know a guy with a Blackops but not a Pro Custom.

Check out Fusion Firearms. That may not work out for you either if you need a "production" gun. Options are really limited Im afraid.
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#7
Caspian makes a 1911 frame to convert for high capacity, except you can only shoot 9mm, .38 super, or .40 cal. Worth a look
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#8
Get a used STI Eagle....in .40 so you can move into Limited in USPSA and shoot ESP for IDPA. I'd never go doublestack in .45 for competition. It limits you in a lot of areas.

The Para is a decent option. The magwells can be filed down to fit the box (it's what I did with my Eagle). Just draw the box dimensions on a piece of paper and lay the gun on it.
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