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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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I don't think I can add much to the other reply. A 1911 is one of the best feeling and pointing handguns out there. If you liked the feel of it, you'll judge al others by it. If you try one of the Berettas, you may find what I don't like...That fat grip just doesn't suit me. Therefore I won't own one.

Best advice is to get what feels best and fills your needs. If ya try to compromise you'll not be satisfied.

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