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Old 02-27-2013, 03:37 AM   #11
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Rock island makes a nice lower end 45 that i actually like better than my kimber. Sig also makes a nice 1. ruger just came out with their sr1911 commander which if its as high quality as their full size then im very interested

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I own the Spartan as well as a Sig Stainless Steel Carry. The Spartan is a great shooter that I have about 3000 rounds through and it is trouble free.

The Sig I have about 1300 rounds through also a totally reliable pistol. The Sig is my daily carry only because the Commander size doesn't dig into the top of my thigh when I am on my Electroglide (at least that was my personal justification for the purchase).

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1911s of today are much tighter inside then their predecessor. They need more cleaning and small objects can jam the gun. The warhorse of WWII rattled like a box of nails. They felt like they were falling apart. Yet, this loose design was its greatest asset. They could be dirty and not have a proper cleaning for a long time (from firing and foreign objects). Mechanisms also did not interfere with one another for whatever reason. There is another gun that has the same asset, the AK47. Sometimes you just need to keep it simple.

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Old 03-02-2013, 11:47 PM   #15
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I love Springfields...My favorite is an old mil-spec I put together for being left-handed. I bought a 1911 Loaded Champion 4 inch I like all but the take down...I would like to find a different guide rod that will work in it...But other than that...They are the best in my opinion.

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Old 03-03-2013, 01:16 AM   #16
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I have my personal preferences but I just like 1911's period.

I don't care if they are $300 or $3000 as long as they're not junk and with modern CNC'ing and computer aided design you can get a reliable one for under $500 now.

If you have one, and it shoots decent then you're part of the club.

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Old 03-03-2013, 05:08 AM   #17
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I got disappointed with the current Springfield 1911 mil spec et al (includes range officer etc). The parkerizing is easily scratched and (my fault), I did not do exhaustive research, it comes with this questionable ILS (integral locking system) which modifies the mainspring housing to allow for locking of the gun with a key.
The ILS changes most of the internal components of the mainspring housing and itself and provides questionable additional safety: because it is an add-on, it can break an actually make the gun not safe.
I replaced the mainspring housing of mine for a Wilson combat V cut and I have a much crisper trigger pull and hammer cocking. But anyway, it is now a custom as I have an Ed brown trigger, Wilson combat ms and back safety, sear/disconnect/hammer custom and metrolight sights on the way.

I did it more for the fun and learning factor than to save on buying a loaded weapon. It has been fun. But I should have bought an older mil spec without ILS or a Remington R1.

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I understand your feelings...But did you actually have problems with the ILS? Or did you just think you might? I have a 1911 Loaded Champion that has the same mechanism. I have not worried about it. If a person does not use it, I can not see where it would give you fits. Just my thoughts. Mine is Stainless Steel. My only complaint is the guide rod/take down assembly.

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I got disappointed with the current Springfield 1911 mil spec et al (includes range officer etc). The parkerizing is easily scratched and (my fault), I did not do exhaustive research, it comes with this questionable ILS (integral locking system) which modifies the mainspring housing to allow for locking of the gun with a key.
The ILS changes most of the internal components of the mainspring housing and itself and provides questionable additional safety: because it is an add-on, it can break an actually make the gun not safe.
I replaced the mainspring housing of mine for a Wilson combat V cut and I have a much crisper trigger pull and hammer cocking. But anyway, it is now a custom as I have an Ed brown trigger, Wilson combat ms and back safety, sear/disconnect/hammer custom and metrolight sights on the way.

I did it more for the fun and learning factor than to save on buying a loaded weapon. It has been fun. But I should have bought an older mil spec without ILS or a Remington R1.
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I did when I tried to reassemble the mainspring housing.

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Buds is pushing a Tisas classic 1911 45 for $399. It's Turkish and from what they say highly rated by their customers.

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