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Old 08-03-2007, 03:39 PM   #1
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What is the best 1911 to get as far as value?

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Old 08-03-2007, 08:58 PM   #2
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I just pick up this 1911 SA Mil_Spec cost was $599.00 : I had to flip the coin on the SA or a Taurus 1911 for $625.00 after 20 min: thought I did choose the SA.
I was lucky to land the above SA seem the gun is made in the USA serial number starts with NM also has matched barrel and stainless bushing.
I like the Taurus but one major thought came to mind warranty issue's Springfield has a better customer service.I am bashing Taurus but if the gun needs repair it has to back to brazil.Ihave a Buddie that had a bad sear on the PT1911 and is still waiting for the gun to be repaired.
I spoke with him a few weeks back then it was 8 weeks and still no gun.
I heard a lot of good review on other brands of 1911 but you can purchase a lemon no matter who the manufacturer is.
I already put threw 300 rounds threw the 1911 SA no problems at all I am going to try to lighten up the trigger pull a tad seem it breaks out of the box a shy under 5lbs ,I would like to get it down to 3 1/2 for target work.
I just ordered a new MSH spring at 23lbs and firing pin spring (wolf)and a upgrade wolf 16 lbs recoil slide spring.
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Old 08-04-2007, 02:49 AM   #3
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I held a Taurus PT 1911 today. It is sweet! The stocking dealer had a price of $549 on it. It has the following features:

Forged frame (same as Springfield)
Stainless barrel
High visibility combat sights
Beavertail grip safety with memory hump
30 LPI checkering front and back
Beveled magwell
Light weight trigger.
Gripping grooves fore and aft on the slide
Round, light weight hammer

What is interesting is that the parent company for Taurus makes the frames for both them and Springfield. As you can see from the features list, it compares quite well with the TRP. Taurus has a lifetime warranty for the entire lifetime of the gun. Their North American repair facility is in Miami, not Brazil.

I was quite impressed. I will probably buy one and and give an in-depth review in the next couple of months.

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I just installed the 23lbs spring in the MSH and yes it drop the trigger lbs by a pound breaks now at 4lbs.

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Do not own one, but the Taurus has all the perks of a custom. I also hear they are great shooters, very reliable out the box.

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Old 08-15-2007, 05:27 PM   #6
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Default Any info on the S&W 1911pd light weight

I own several 1911's, but am thinking about buying a commander size S&W 1911 scandium. I cannot find much information on the realibility of this pistol. Does anyone have any info on this pistol they can share?

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I own several 1911's, but am thinking about buying a commander size S&W 1911 scandium. I cannot find much information on the realibility of this pistol. Does anyone have any info on this pistol they can share?
Never mind, I bought it. It shoots great, no problems.
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:16 AM   #8
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I'm rather partial to Springfield's. The Mil-specs are great value.....

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Old 08-22-2007, 02:47 AM   #9
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Default Gun for the $$$

ALL Springfield 1911's are made in Brazil.

Taurus is the best buy for the $$$ in a 1911 with all of its features.
Taurus is serviced in Florida. Think about it...how would you export a pistol to Brazil for repair and then re-import it...Fedex alone & Customs would break you, let alone a PERMIT from the State Department.

Every firearm sold in the US has a US service center here.

I carry a S&W 1911 Scandium Commander everywhere I go ...and it is GREAT !
Shoots anything well...I did add UNERTL Night sights and VZ grips.
Love it !

JMHO !

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I depends on how many features you find necessary. For a fairly "loaded" pistol I'd say either the Kimber TLE, or Springfield Loaded. For a bare bones old school 1911, I'd vote for the Springfield Mil-Spec or GI.

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