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Halfwatt 02-17-2012 04:46 PM

1911's but which one?
 
I want a 1911. I have looked at the Springfield. But when I went to Cabelas, they pointed me toward the High Standard 1911. Anyone have input on these? I thought they only made competition 22's and carbine rifles.

trip286 02-17-2012 04:58 PM

Hopefully Mr. Wray will be along shortly to tell you about his. He seems very happy with it. I handled one about 5 years ago and was supremely impressed with the fit and finish. They are philippine made, but seem very well built.

Halfwatt 02-17-2012 05:02 PM

I hear lots about the Taurus too. But I have also heard the extractor pin in an issue with those.

Halfwatt 02-17-2012 05:09 PM

I saw that Springfield has a .40 cal 1911. I do like that caliber. Anyone else make it in that caliber?

danf_fl 02-17-2012 05:10 PM

Do your research and remember that if a store steers you towards a specific make that they may want to reduce inventory and not have your best interest in mind.

I've been happy with my Springfield.

melensdad 02-17-2012 05:25 PM

Hard to go wrong with Springfield if you want either a basic gun or a platform for a modified gun.

I've also had good luck with ParaUSA pistols, Safari Arms pistols (but lead times for some of their guns can be up to 1 year) and I like the Detonics guns (now that they are back in production).

MrWray 02-17-2012 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trip286
Hopefully Mr. Wray will be along shortly to tell you about his. He seems very happy with it. I handled one about 5 years ago and was supremely impressed with the fit and finish. They are philippine made, but seem very well built.

He sent me a PM earlier and i gave him some good info about them. I think that its a good buy

SAFEED1911229 02-17-2012 06:30 PM

Hello,
I'm a 1911 nut. Everybody and they're grandmother makes on these days. It all boils sown to what your intended use is and how much you want to spend. I carried a Kimber CDP TLE/RLII for about 10 years on the street. For what they cost, its a good gun. Sig has one called a Tax Ops that's pretty hot. You're looking at $850.00 to $1250.00. They are both well with the money!

Olympus 02-17-2012 07:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Halfwatt
I saw that Springfield has a .40 cal 1911. I do like that caliber. Anyone else make it in that caliber?

.40 cal in a 1911 isn't a very popular choice and that's why there are not a lot of options. Most people would rather step down to a 9mm or up to a 10mm instead of a .40. Springfield offers a .40 in their EMP pistol.

Halfwatt 02-17-2012 08:09 PM

I have a Smith&Wesson .40 cal. Love it. Has a ton of energy.
I did see the Springfield. Nice looking piece.


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