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I was considering trading for a M11-A1. Do you like yours? What have you considered it's pros and cons? I notice they appear to take different mags, has that been an issue? Thanks.


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Great 229 for the money.
It takes 229-1 mags, same as all current 229s
3 mags, SRT and no rail.
Only thing I didn't like out of the box was the thin trigger and heavy mainspring.
Went with a 19# spring and an Armory Craft trigger.

Mine didn't stay an M11-A1 long.
Used a 40/357 legacy slide for a bit then put a 228 slide assy and locking insert on it. It's a 228-A1 now.
 
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I liked mine a lot once I swapped out the trigger. Great shooter. Utterly reliable. I ended up trading it to someone who wanted it more than I did and was willing to part with a couple of things I wanted more than they did.
 
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I love the P229. One of the finest pistols ever designed. So good, they changed the P226 to match it! Hell, I think the P229 is a better pistol than the P228.


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Count me as a no, shot great but.....and I know it sounds silly but it didn't balance the same as a folded steel P228.

Same reason I don't like the P229 and P239.

Great pistol....just not for me

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Originally posted by dewhorse:
Count me as a no, shot great but.....and I know it sounds silly but it didn't balance the same as a folded steel P228.

Same reason I don't like the P228 and P239.

Great pistol....just not for me

I'm confused. Confused


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The M11-A1 is an excellent pistol. But, I don't care for the long external extractor. So, the upper is gone. It is now, just another P228. Cool


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Love mine but also had to swap out the skinny trigger for the standard "fat" trigger.
 
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No I don't like it, I love it. Mine had some issues at first, but after a few trips to Exeter she's one of my favorites, maybe even my favorite.



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I had one for about two years & just never got to like it, until I swapped out the short reach trigger for a GG dual adjustable trigger. Now it's one of my favorites.


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Absolutely! One of several favorites.


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Does the M11-A1 fit holsters for standard P229?
 
Posts: 1954 | Location: East Central Toadsuck, Florida | Registered: September 04, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yes it does, even if the holster is made to fit one with a rail, the M11-A1 will fit it fine. The A1 is just a P229 without a rail, plus a few internal differences, like SRT, phosphate parts, etc. I have both an IWB and an OWB from UBG Holsters made for a P229 Enhanced Elite that my M11-A1 slides in perfectly. Externally, the only real difference a holster cares about is the lack of a rail on the A1.

By the way, to answer the initial question, I love my M11-A1. it is a soft shooting, accurate, easy to carry pistol that has proven to be utterly reliable now after many, many rounds.
 
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Best pistol I own.
Greyguns P-SIAT trigger and Hogue G10's make it perfect.
M11A1 has a cult following with many happy users.
If you don't like yours, you will have no trouble selling it.
 
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I've got a P228, an M11A1 and a P229 DAK. Of them all, I must admit that my older P228 is still my all time favorite.


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Posts: 568 | Location: Long Island, N.Y. / Stephentown, N.Y. | Registered: March 20, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I love mine. Carry it almost daily. It's an awesome shooter and utterly reliable. Love the SRT. And I've always preferred (for carry guns) no rail, no beavertail.

I usually take it as a loaner gun to my CCW classes, and usually get a few offers from students to buy it. I'm not selling it!
 
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I sense typo. I bet the gun he didn't like is the P229, NOT P228

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Originally posted by dewhorse:
Count me as a no, shot great but.....and I know it sounds silly but it didn't balance the same as a folded steel P228.

Same reason I don't like the P228 and P239.

Great pistol....just not for me

I'm confused. Confused
 
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I love mine. It is compact but accurate and low recoil. Having a pistol without rails gives it a classic look. It is a bit heavy but I carry full size 9's due to recoil issues.


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I’ve considered consolidating my pistol types. Two more m11’s and sell off the glock 19’s
 
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I like mine. I don't shoot it enough.





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