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Old 01-17-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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Want to get a 1911 which one ahould i get im thinking about a springfield any opinions would be apprecuated

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Old 01-17-2012, 05:00 PM   #2
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I have an SA Loaded model...
Around 1500 flawless rounds through it. I can recommend it. A Range Officer would be a great choice too.

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I have the SA Range officer and love it. Depending on your budget, there are a lot of quality 1911's on the market. Go to your LGS and try them all.

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Want to get a 1911 which one ahould i get im thinking about a springfield any opinions would be apprecuated
Alot of options out there,are you wanting a fullsize or a commander size? Springfield makes a damn good 1911. They also have a mid size "champion" that is nice
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Alot of options out there,are you wanting a fullsize or a commander size? Springfield makes a damn good 1911. They also have a mid size "champion" that is nice
I dont know tje difference
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I dont know tje difference
Full size = full size frame/ 5" barrel
Commander = full size frame/ 4.25" barrel

Commander may be a little more concealable, but you sacrifice almost 3/4" in sight radius (would that matter in a 1-5 yard engagement? Personal question only you can answer)
Commander will also serve well on the range, but the full size may be a bit easier to group with.
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In my humble opinion, the most difficult part of a 1911 to hide (from a concealability standpoint) is the grip portion of the gun. Those are the same exact size on a full-size and commander 1911.
If this is your very 1st 1911 - I would say go with a full size (5" barrell). That is what I did when I 1st got one. You can always pick up a smaller one later (don't think that, once you get this one, it will be your last 1911).

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In my humble opinion, the most difficult part of a 1911 to hide (from a concealability standpoint) is the grip portion of the gun. Those are the same exact size on a full-size and commander 1911.
If this is your very 1st 1911 - I would say go with a full size (5" barrell). That is what I did when I 1st got one. You can always pick up a smaller one later (don't think that, once you get this one, it will be your last 1911).
Ed Brown Kobra Carry and the Dan Wesson C-BOB with the "bobbed" main spring housing address the grip print issue (I have both).

1911's have a large range of prices when new. The used market has some great deals, but you have to be careful. There are numerous "parts changers" that have been known to create problems in an otherwise good 1911.
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I have been very happy with my Colt Model O1070XSE.



In it's original condition.





With some mods.



My Colt with the CCG 460 Rowland conversion.

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I have been very happy with my Colt Model O1070XSE.

With some mods.



My Colt with the CCG 460 Rowland conversion.
That's awesome!
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