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1911 Basic Question

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I'm new here and new to pistols in general. As soon as my permit clears I plan in buying a 1911 for target and self defense. I like the light single action trigger and the basic design. I've shot 4 different pistols and was surprised at how far superior the pull was on the 1911. The double actions seem much too difficult for target practice or competing. Since I admittedly know practically nothing about pistols in general I have a basic question.

If the single action 1911 is so popular for target shooting because of the single action design, why aren't more pistols available in this configuration? Am I missing something here? or are they available and I just don't know enough about what is out there. Should I be looking at other models as well?
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Plus, the Beretts has a DA/SA trigger.... and, due to the design, the SA trigger can not be made as good as the 1911.

When in SA mode, you need to release the trigger and allow it to travel about a quarter mile forward... then you have that quarter mile (okay, maybe I'm stretching things a little) of take-up.

Then, the SA release is not too bad... a little creepy, and with a fair amount of overtravel. Not sure what can be done about it.
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