Originally Posted by dicky0331
ok this is more of a rant then anything, but why is it that eveyone here seems to think than you have to have a kimber or dan wesson, or a les baer to have a quality 1911? my sa loaded model shoots 2 in groups at 50 yds and I only paid $660 for it! that is roughly half of what a kimber costs.... and the pistol has never once failed to funtion after the first 50 rounds. now don't get me wrong, kimber and the others mentioned make great guns, but my sa is just as accurate and reliable as any of them. I think a lot of this whole expensive pistol thing is abou the name. I had shot a whole slew of 1911's before I bought the sa, colts, kimbers, les baer's, s&w's, and even an ed brown, and you know what not much difference in any of them.
I paid $700 for my Kimber, new. For $40 I got a little nicer trigger than the Springfields have. I'm happy with having spent the extra $40. Also, it hase never fail to function on me, ever. Again, worth the extra $40. It came with an accuracy guarantee. Worth the extra $40...
I've had some bad experience with Brazilian and Argentinian arms in the past. I'll continue to avoid them in the future.