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Dan Wesson 16 37.21%
Smith & Wesson 3 6.98%
Para USA 1 2.33%
Something else, but what? 23 53.49%
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:44 PM   #1
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Default Which Stainless 1911?

I always wanted an all Stainless government model 1911. I have 5 others; three are blued one is two-tone and the other is a stainless defender. All are Colts but one and I think I'd another non-colt 1911, just for something different. I want to keep it single stack though.

The Smith is the new "E" Series that is a series 70 style with a FLGR requiring a bushing wrench.

The Dan Wesson is also a series 70 but with a GI guide rod.

The Para is a series 80 style (I think?) with a FLGR requiring a bushing wrench.



Here are the ones I can't choose between:



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Of the 3 you listed, only the Dan Wesson doesn't have a FPB (like a series 70 Colt). You should look at a Springer Loaded as well...

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I voted the Dan Wesson, but I agree with NGIB...............you ought to consider the Springfield Loaded SS.

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Voted DW, you didn't have Ed Brown. The DW uses a bunch of Ed Brown Parts.

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I liked that the new Smith and Wesson "E" Series is sans series 80 safety

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Of the 3 you listed, only the Dan Wesson doesn't have a FPB (like a series 70 Colt). You should look at a Springer Loaded as well...

Does the long slide springer have the same screw in guide-rod that the 5" models have?
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It uses a bull barrel and no bushing like most smaller guns do. It does have a 2 piece rod but that's just the nature of the beast - doesn't bother me at all. On the 5" Springers, it's simple to replace the 2 piece rod for a 1 piece of a GI style rod & plug...

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I am gonna toss the Kimber Custom II stainless into the mix. I think they are right around 1,000.00$

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I voted the Dan Wesson, but I agree with NGIB...............you ought to consider the Springfield Loaded SS.
I wasn't agreeing on a Springfield Loaded Longslide. That isn't an Apples to Apples comparision to the Dan Wesson Heritage. A comparable Springfield Loaded SS can be gotten NIB for around $775. Now if you want to spend over a grand, then I would consider the TRP SS.


ETA: Just say no to full length guiderods (FLGR)
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