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Old 10-24-2010, 03:40 PM   #11
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Next on my list of acquisitions is a Springfield 1911. It will either be the Loaded or the EMP. They are just great shooting guns. The Les Baer Custom is equally impressive, but I don't want to spend $3,000 on one.

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Old 10-25-2010, 05:57 PM   #12
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I have or had a few semi custom 1911's ...
Baers... Browns... Wilson.... Nighthawk
and now use a Dan Wesson Heritage for carry
I added an Ed Brown Maxi-Well to it so
for around $ 1200 which is a lot less than my other 1911's.
It is a Reliable very Accurate pistol ...
I shoot at 25 yards or longer 95% of my range time
it groups very good for a production pistol.
#1765 rounds is not a great amount but
I have never had 1 Malfunction with
my 3 Dan Wesson 1911's.
Only negative for me is the smooth front strap ..
I use Skate Tape but will change over to Pearce Grips
JMO and nothing else I think it's one of the
best shooting $1100 to $ 1200 .....1911's
Slide to frame fit is rock solid all tool steel parts.
I have other 1911's that are over $2000 I could use but
I like the feel and balance of the Heritage
bottom line do whats good for you and what you LIKE.
Good luck in finding the right 1911 for you !!!!!!!

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I have had both Colt and Springfield, Kimber to much dough for it and for the buck go with taurus, I sell all brands and so far The colt,Kimber,springfield all have had issues since new, Taurus no returns at all, Except to put in a new trigger job for compition.
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I have had both Colt and Springfield, Kimber to much dough for it and for the buck go with taurus, I sell all brands and so far The colt,Kimber,springfield all have had issues since new, Taurus no returns at all, Except to put in a new trigger job for compition.
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I just had to quote this. Tell you what, you can have my share of the Taurii 1911s. They're OK guns but they aren't even in the same zip code as Colt, Kimber & Springer. Maybe you believed their ad where they claimed you got a $2100 gun for $600...
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Listen up soldier...you want the series 70 reissue Colt 45 pistol...generally available for about 850.00 new and is in all likelyhood the first of many you will add to your collection...some kind of sickness that takes hold...Thank you for putting it all on the line for us...

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Listen up soldier...you want the series 70 reissue Colt 45 pistol...generally available for about 850.00 new and is in all likelyhood the first of many you will add to your collection...some kind of sickness that takes hold...Thank you for putting it all on the line for us...
The beavertail on the Springfield is like butter compared to the Colt. It was 15 years ago, but looking at the tail on that Colt brought back bad memories of the very sore webbing between my thumb and trigger finger.
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The beavertail on the Springfield is like butter compared to the Colt. It was 15 years ago, but looking at the tail on that Colt brought back bad memories of the very sore webbing between my thumb and trigger finger.
Sir...the term "butter" and 1911 45 pistol do not belong in the same sentence... Really I supose it's a matter of preference...I have rather large hands and have never experienced biting with the Colts though I had a pretty good case of it with an old Auto Ordnance I owned some 20 years ago...
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As a fellow Viet Nam Veteran, I can attest to the fact that there is a wealth of information and knowledge to be found here.

I started off with a Sig P226 9mm (I'm keeping that one), went to a .40 then to a RIA 1911-A1 and just yesterday worked a trade for this beauty. A SS Springfield 1911-A1 ("Loaded", which I believe means it has all the most requested features) This is Springfield's model # PI9132LP. Retails for around a thousand but I have seen it for less. Mine cost me two lesser guns and a hundred bucks.
www.GalleryOfGuns.com - Gun Genie - Davidson's most popular and powerful search engine to find and buy guns at galleryofguns.com

It's one choice of many good suggestions you'll receive here. I hope you enjoy your search as much as I did.

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Well, whatever 1911 you settle on will be satisfactory for you, I'm sure. I've got 3 1911's and have built, worked on, and sold dozens more. My favorite carry gun is an Auto Ordnance. Been carrying it for over 20 years. Granted, it's not stock, but not a lot done to it - beavertail, new trigger and trigger job, and a full length guide rod. That's it. It's NEVER failed me.

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