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Old 03-01-2013, 12:50 AM   #21
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The 38 super is interesting, I'm eyeing up a Springfield in .45 now
and RIA has also brought out the 10mm in a 1911. that one is also one i am interested in. but i want the 38 Super first, because i have wanted one in a 1911 for many years. RIA has one in blue and stainless. i'll probably go with the blued version.
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and RIA has also brought out the 10mm in a 1911. that one is also one i am interested in. but i want the 38 Super first, because i have wanted one in a 1911 for many years. RIA has one in blue and stainless. i'll probably go with the blued version.
10mm is the way to go if you need to so some real damage, im always different so i favor 40s&w and sti has the Spartan in 40s&w now which jumped to the top of my list
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10mm is the way to go if you need to so some real damage, im always different so i favor 40s&w and sti has the Spartan in 40s&w now which jumped to the top of my list
I really wanted an STI, but none of the 6 LGS carried a single STI. And 4 of them have never heard of the brand. So I had to go with the RIA.

Plus STI is a little out of my price range at this moment.
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I really wanted an STI, but none of the 6 LGS carried a single STI. And 4 of them have never heard of the brand. So I had to go with the RIA.

Plus STI is a little out of my price range at this moment.
You're not alone there, my lgs carry mostly colts, kimbers and Springfields. I got lucky and they had the taurus i was lookibg like for at the small store. Also had a para but it was used and pretty beat
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To me a 1911 had to always be a Colt, after all they've been making a quality 1911 for over 100 years. That said the S&W 1911s are extremely good quality and like Colt use forged and not cast frames. My wife bought me this "E" seried SW1911 and for the money you can't go wrong. I would put this "E" series up against any 1911 at a similar price point.
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To me a 1911 had to always be a Colt, after all they've been making a quality 1911 for over 100 years. That said the S&W 1911s are extremely good quality and like Colt use forged and not cast frames. My wife bought me this "E" seried SW1911 and for the money you can't go wrong. I would put this "E" series up against any 1911 at a similar price point.
How do you feel about the external extractor?
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The external extractor is of no concern and functions perfectly. S&W has a long history with the external extractor on their semi auto pistols. One thing I did note is that on the "E" seried the extractor is wider than on the regular SW1911s so perhaps that is one of their enhancements. Even John Browning when he designed his last semi auto, the High Power went with an external extractor. Makes you wonder why, did he consider it a design improvement?
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The external extractor is of no concern and functions perfectly. S&W has a long history with the external extractor on their semi auto pistols. One thing I did note is that on the "E" seried the extractor is wider than on the regular SW1911s so perhaps that is one of their enhancements. Even John Browning when he designed his last semi auto, the High Power went with an external extractor. Makes you wonder why, did he consider it a design improvement?
well people can ponder whether the internal vs. the external extractors for years to come and still not come up with a concrete answer! would be IMO argueing the Ford engine, vs. the Chevy engine. both do the same job and do it quite well, just look a little different. same could be said about internal vs. external extractors.

S & W has had a reputation for quality for years and i have owned several over the years. i suspect their 1911's are no different. they look to be very well made and from what i have heard from those that own them, they seem to very fine pistols.

my reasoning on internal vs. esternal extractor is more of tradition than anything. my 1911's i want them closer to the original design.

Mag318, that is a very good looking 1911 you have. enjoy it and shoot it often.
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