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Posted: 2/22/2006 5:26:37 PM EDT
I'm a newb to the 1911 world and I'm planning to buy my first as soon as I can scrape the money together. My question is about the HiCap model I saw on SA's website. It said that it held more than 7 rounds in the mag but I couldn't see how that was possible. Can anybody give me the story on this, especially whether or not its worth it to buy one or other companys that make them. Any help would be great thanks.
Link Posted: 2/22/2006 5:57:59 PM EDT
It is a wider frame. 13 rds IIRC
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 4:51:36 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GlobalFear:
It is a wider frame. 13 rds IIRC



You are correct. Note also that if you use the Para P14 mags which are compatible and better quality, you can get 14 rounds in the same gun.
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:14:02 AM EDT
STI
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 11:53:33 AM EDT
There are a number of manufacturers making a higher capacity 1911-format. You can buy a wide body gun from STI, SVI, Kimber, Springfield, Para Ordnance, Charles Daly, Rock Island, Wilson Combat and Entreprise Arms. I've probably forgotten a few.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 6:57:01 PM EDT
Wow, good to know...any word on whether or not there are any reliability issuse with these Hicaps? Why would I buy a standard 1911 over one of these?

Thanks in advance
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 8:14:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Code3AK:
Why would I buy a standard 1911 over one of these?
Thanks in advance



Slimmer grip on a standard 1911, and a standard 1911 is easier to conceal.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:52:08 AM EDT
Weight is another factor. My empty 14-45 weighs 40 oz empty. I don't think my TLE is that heavy fully loaded. Another thing to think about is spare magazines. The single stack 1911 mag fits into a pocket with no printing. Try that with a 14 rounds of .45.


Originally Posted By Code3AK:
Wow, good to know...any word on whether or not there are any reliability issuse with these Hicaps? Why would I buy a standard 1911 over one of these?

Thanks in advance

Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:03:27 PM EDT
From the various high-cap 1911's I've owned and/or played with over the years, I think the Wilson KZ-45 Compact is about the best for daily carry.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 5:06:42 PM EDT
Never met a hi-cap 1911 chambered in .45ACP Id trust for anything other than games.
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:11:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Never met a hi-cap 1911 chambered in .45ACP Id trust for anything other than games.




OK, but why?
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:25:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Never met a hi-cap 1911 chambered in .45ACP Id trust for anything other than games.



I disagree with this..I have had 2 ParaOrds, P14 and a P13 that I did trust to everyday carry. I ran thousands of rounds through them. With the exception of break-in and the odd ammo failure, the guns ran extemely well.

I trusted them 100% for daily carry.
Link Posted: 2/26/2006 7:43:32 AM EDT
The "game" I play everyday at work is me going home alive. My para LDA and SA keep me safe. Never met a felon yet who liked to have it pointed at em. The 2 pit bulls and 2 rots (4 different shoots) that tried to eat me are no longer with us.
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