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Old 01-08-2014, 01:07 AM   #1
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so...these two are on my must have list, and though I have finally located both in a reasonable range in terms of $ and distance...it is decision time...buy one or the other or neither...both is not an option and neither really isn't either...been saving and searching and the time is near.

Your thoughts, opinions and reasoning...I will enjoy the comments!
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Old 01-08-2014, 02:18 AM   #2
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I like the two tone smith with the bobbed frame, but the wiley is sweet looking also but needs a skeletonized trigger and some grips. I would have to go wiley tho since i dont like the external extractors on smiths, to me it takes away from the looks of the 1911. Just my $.02
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They're both gorgeous. I doubt you can go wrong.
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They're both gorgeous. I doubt you can go wrong.

Seriously. That is a tough decision. I'm trying to pick one and can't make up my mind.
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I choose the Colt because external extractors on a 1911 is just wrong.

In all seriousness, I prefer the look of the Colt, The Smith is a bit too much for my tastes, but hey I'm old fashioned.
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Either is a desirable option, but I would get the Clapp.

I have a standing order for a W C Colt with a LGS, may have to go the Gunbroker route.
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Get the Colt. I don't like the external extractor on 1911's either. Love the bobtail on the S&W though. I'm a big Colt fan though but it's your choice.
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That Smith is Purdy.
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Just my opinion, but a S&W 1911 is a copy, but a Colt is the real 1911.
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