Originally Posted by Shadow12233
What is everyones opinion for a good 1911? What is the best model for the price. I have heard a lot of great things about Springfield and Colt. Which should I stay away from?
I just shot my Brothers new Springfield Range Officer that he received only days before, he wanted the Ruger SR, but was tired of waiting. Neither of us had any recent experience with a 1911, and I'm talking decades here. The trigger was a real surprise. Crisp and light without touching any adjustments. We sent the target out 25 feet and traded off, one clip each, and chewed a ragged hole. Had to change the target after two clips each to see where the shots were going. Accusations about intentionally missing so as not to ruin the group ...well you know. Not one FTE's, or FTFs with around a hundred rounds of UMC through it. He is, needless to say, very happy with his new Springfield!
The only shortcoming I could mention would be that the sights should have an outline...had to use some white-out on front and rear to get a good sight picture. I am sure he will opt for some better sights.