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Old 11-09-2013, 07:22 PM   #21
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The only principal difference is the guide rod type. The extractor is an eternal conversation piece, the practical difference is immaterial. The looks and the Colt pedigree is what decides it 9 out of 10.

Both 1911s are so good and so similar, you have to be the Princess on a Pea to categorically "feel" the difference.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:25 PM   #22
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I've shot the Smith and like it, don't care for the full length guide rod. It would really come down to the model of each, the price, and how much of what you really want comes in the box. I have a Delta Elite and a Novak customized 1991A1 but they are both such old purchases it really doesn't compare.

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I have 3 Colts so I recommend Colt but I'm getting a S&W 1911 soon

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I love my colts- defender plus and commander besides 3 other brands.

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To me a 1911 had to be made by Colt, however my wife bought me a S&W E Series last Christmas and I was impressed. The S&W is an excellent 1911 with many features not on the Colt. What's next S&W will be making sSAAs or ARs, oh wait they already make ARs.
As much as I still believe you'll never go wrong with a Colt, it's nemesis S&W makes an excellent 1911.
A couple days ago though I just bought another Colt, their Government Model Double Action.

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Double action, bobbed hammer Colt Government?

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Double action, bobbed hammer Colt Government?
Yes, it's Colts latest 1911 offering.
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