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Old 08-09-2012, 10:35 PM   #11
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Comparing a RO to an EB is like comparing a VW to Porche. The trigger pull, smoothness, accuracy ease of operation is radically different. Like buying a 300.00 deer rifle and a Dakota custom. Sheesh man there is a HUGE difference. Shoot both and you will say something more intelligent than that. I love my RIAs and other entry level guns but they will never be a semi- custom.

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I wouldn't think so either the Springfield Range Officer 1911 is a mighty fine pistol, and regardless of how nicely finished the Ed Brown is I wouldn't think it was 200% better then the Range Officer, I believe that when somebody buys a $3000 gun is plainly because they have more money then sense and want to own a token for their status quo and bragging rights, and thats fine and dandy more power to them, what gets me is when they look down on your $800 pistol and dub it an entry level 1911 as if it is any less accurate and reliable then their $3000 1911, glad you got the opportunity to make the comparison first hand.

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I flat disagree with you here. I can feel the difference between a Wilson and a Colt(note: I love Colts). However, I agree, one shouldn't look down on someone else because a 3000 dollar pistol is not worth it to everyone. Will a Wilson make you shoot better? Probably not, but I can sure feel a difference when I shoot it. That being said, is a Wilson 3x as good as a 1000 dollar Colt......probably not.
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It is interesting that people who don't own a custom or semi-custom pistol always project that the people who do own them have purchased them for "bragging rights" and other ego fulfillment as opposed to performance.

I can tell you that there is a real difference in the performance of the semi-custom guns that I own as compared to production guns - not to mention features, fit, and finish. I also own an $800 1911 and carry it regularly but I don't pretend that because it will make "ragged holes" in a target - a non-quantifiable metric used by those who want to insist that's all that counts - that it is every bit as good in every single way as the more expensive pistols. It's not - take my word for it.

The ragged hole metric is complete baloney and doesn't begin to take into account the performance and handling differences which make the more expensive pistols faster on follow up shots or more accurate at longer distances.

It is also interesting that people who don't own expensive pistols are always so sure that people who do "look down" on other people and their pistols. Again, total projection. Here's the fact - what YOU own is of no concern to me - I really don't care. You shooting a less expensive pistol in no way affects my life or the enjoyment of my pistols - so put YOUR ego away and quit thinking you're important enough to merit that much consideration by someone else.

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I wouldn't think so either the Springfield Range Officer 1911 is a mighty fine pistol, and regardless of how nicely finished the Ed Brown is I wouldn't think it was 200% better then the Range Officer, I believe that when somebody buys a $3000 gun is plainly because they have more money then sense and want to own a token for their status quo and bragging rights, and thats fine and dandy more power to them, what gets me is when they look down on your $800 pistol and dub it an entry level 1911 as if it is any less accurate and reliable then their $3000 1911, glad you got the opportunity to make the comparison first hand.

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It is interesting that people who don't own a custom or semi-custom pistol always project that the people who do own them have purchased them for "bragging rights" and other ego fulfillment as opposed to performance.

I can tell you that there is a real difference in the performance of the semi-custom guns that I own as compared to production guns - not to mention features, fit, and finish. I also own an $800 1911 and carry it regularly but I don't pretend that because it will make "ragged holes" in a target - a non-quantifiable metric used by those who want to insist that's all that counts - that it is every bit as good in every single way as the more expensive pistols. It's not - take my word for it.

The ragged hole metric is complete baloney and doesn't begin to take into account the performance and handling differences which make the more expensive pistols faster on follow up shots or more accurate at longer distances.

It is also interesting that people who don't own expensive pistols are always so sure that people who do "look down" on other people and their pistols. Again, total projection. Here's the fact - what YOU own is of no concern to me - I really don't care. You shooting a less expensive pistol in no way affects my life or the enjoyment of my pistols - so put YOUR ego away and quit thinking you're important enough to merit that much consideration by someone else.
Well said. I have never looked down on anyone for what they own and I somewhat resent that being implied. I do completely agree that you can feel the difference too.
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