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Old 02-17-2012, 05:46 PM   #1
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Default 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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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).

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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
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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!

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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.
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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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