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Old 01-04-2012, 12:37 AM   #1
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My oldlady said shes gonna get me a new handgun and i have a limit of $1000 to do what i please and im looking for my first 1911. Ive been looking at 1911's for a few months now, and last night i was online doing more "research" and i like the springfield but havent handled one yet. Im wondering what everyones thoughts of this handgun are? Pros and cons. Thanks

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Old 01-04-2012, 01:01 AM   #2
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A couple of years ago I picked up a used Springfield 1911 Mil-spec for around $550. After shooting horribly with it, I hit Youtube for some lessons, and within three trips to the range I was tapping 10" targets at 100 yards from the kneeling position with it. Perhaps it's just the "Mil-Spec" model but it has one of the stiffist recoil spring that I have ever seen on a pistol. I recently started reloading and judging from my expanded casings, the chamber is a little loose. I don't know if that's wear and tear or another "mil-spec" rugged reliability feature. I have never had any type of malfunction with this weapon. I'd give your Springfield 1911 purchase a thumbs up, I've enjoyed mine.

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I got a ridiculous deal on my RO just over a year ago ($499.00). After owning this gun for a year I would have no problem spending the current price or more for one. You will not be disappointed!

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I have had the pleasure of shooting one. Although it was only 10 rounds, I wouldn't hesitate in buying one. My first time shooting it, and only my third time shooting a 1911, I key-holed 6 or so of the 10 rounds. I give it a thumbs up!

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Im hoping to go to my local gun store and see what thay have on thursday. And im gonna be looking at kimbers also. Dont know whats gonna be in my price range but i sure do love looking at all those nice guns in the cases.... It should be fun.

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I have a RO and love it. the little extras they did on it are worth it. That being said, with the budget you have you will be able to get a very nice 1911 whether it is a SA or Colt.

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If the choice comes down to the RO or a Kimber, I'd go Springer hands down!

In your price range you should have a look at the Colt Gold Cup. But that's just me.

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I am not a 1911 guy, but this Colt 1911 Delta Elite 10MM Sheephorn grips, BLUED : Semi Auto Pistols at GunBroker.com is a sweeeeet looking pistol and in a cool caliber. Maybe something like that.

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I have a RO and while I do love it, I am still not a huge fan of the sights that come on it, but that's just me.

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If they made them in something other than parkerized, I would buy one. I just can't stand parkerizing. That's a major con for me.

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