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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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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.

If this is the trigger you're talking about, the issue of over-travel would be rather simple to remedy. You could add a block inside of the trigger assembly that would prevent the linkage from moving beyond a certain point. Also, you could get a crisper trigger out of it by replacing the trigger linkage with one milled with the trigger pin hole forward of it's normal position. The crispest trigger you're going to get though, would be an electronic one, though you'd have to design an entire firearm around it...
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