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Old 03-21-2012, 07:58 PM   #11
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I just took my Springfield Loaded ($750) out yesterday and it was fantastic. Lots of other good brands mentioned here as well.
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:52 PM   #12
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Very limited experience with the 1911. I qualified with one in the USN about 42 years ago -- I was a Corpsman, and it was our weapon of issue.

I wanted to keep my first 1911 purchase on the modest I bought a new Para GI Expert.

Took it home, cleaned it, ran 50 rounds through it at a nice indoor range, no FTF, no stove piping, etc, and all my rounds managed to land in a silhouette at 15 yards. (okay, so I'm pretty NEW). Forgive me if my
Weapon lingo isn't appropriate, I'm just getting into it again. My other piece is a Taurus 9mm PT111 Millenium Pro. Got the 1911 because I was jonesing for the meat of a 1911again!

You guys have a great forum!
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:21 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Shadow12233 View Post
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.

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