1911's but which one?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Halfwatt, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Halfwatt

    Halfwatt New Member

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    I want a 1911. I have looked at the Springfield. But when I went to Cabelas, they pointed me toward the High Standard 1911. Anyone have input on these? I thought they only made competition 22's and carbine rifles.
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Hopefully Mr. Wray will be along shortly to tell you about his. He seems very happy with it. I handled one about 5 years ago and was supremely impressed with the fit and finish. They are philippine made, but seem very well built.
     

  3. Halfwatt

    Halfwatt New Member

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    I hear lots about the Taurus too. But I have also heard the extractor pin in an issue with those.
     
  4. Halfwatt

    Halfwatt New Member

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    I saw that Springfield has a .40 cal 1911. I do like that caliber. Anyone else make it in that caliber?
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Do your research and remember that if a store steers you towards a specific make that they may want to reduce inventory and not have your best interest in mind.

    I've been happy with my Springfield.
     
  6. melensdad

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    Hard to go wrong with Springfield if you want either a basic gun or a platform for a modified gun.

    I've also had good luck with ParaUSA pistols, Safari Arms pistols (but lead times for some of their guns can be up to 1 year) and I like the Detonics guns (now that they are back in production).
     
  7. MrWray

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    He sent me a PM earlier and i gave him some good info about them. I think that its a good buy
     
  8. SAFEED1911229

    SAFEED1911229 New Member

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    Hello,
    I'm a 1911 nut. Everybody and they're grandmother makes on these days. It all boils sown to what your intended use is and how much you want to spend. I carried a Kimber CDP TLE/RLII for about 10 years on the street. For what they cost, its a good gun. Sig has one called a Tax Ops that's pretty hot. You're looking at $850.00 to $1250.00. They are both well with the money!
     
  9. Olympus

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    .40 cal in a 1911 isn't a very popular choice and that's why there are not a lot of options. Most people would rather step down to a 9mm or up to a 10mm instead of a .40. Springfield offers a .40 in their EMP pistol.
     
  10. Halfwatt

    Halfwatt New Member

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    I have a Smith&Wesson .40 cal. Love it. Has a ton of energy.
    I did see the Springfield. Nice looking piece.
     
  11. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    Figure out how much you'd like to spend first. I'm assuming you're not looking to spend over $1k.

    $400-600
    RIA- Rules the budget 1911 market, and has a loyal following.

    $600-1000(that I'm impressed with)
    Springfield
    Colt
    Sig
    Ruger

    (other options)
    Taurus
    Para Ordnance
    Kimber
    Remington
    S&W

    $1000+
    Take your pick



    SA Loaded offers one of the best value buys in a better than "entry level" 1911 in my novice opinion. I'd like to add one myself. And a Colt, and a Sig and a DW, LOL.

    I just picked up Ruger SR1911 for $699, which I'm very happy with.
     
  12. Halfwatt

    Halfwatt New Member

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    Springfield mil-spec .45 is the one I've been looking at. Then a gentleman at Cabelas showed me the High Standard.
    I haven't read anything bad yet about the HS. Thought I'd ask you folks.
     
  13. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    That springfield is the one I got. I've had it since Tuesday, and I'm in love with it. I haven't even shot it yet, I plan on doing that tomorrow.
     
  14. Halfwatt

    Halfwatt New Member

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    It is $699 at Cabelas. The parkerized version is $629.
    Seems to be a good price.
    $499 for the High Standard.
     
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  15. EdwardH

    EdwardH New Member

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    1911

    I have several Springfield 1911's, as well as Kimber's, Colt's, S&W's,Sig's and a Dan Wesson V-Bob. For a first 1911, I would most definitely go with the Springfield. They're reasonably priced, accurate as hell, durable and they offer several models. A friend of mine has left his Ruger 1911 with me while he does a tour in Afghanistan and I love it. It's less expensive than most of the Springfield's, shoots as well as any of my Springfield's and I hope to have my own by the time he gets back. But if you go with a Springfield, you won't regret it.
     
  16. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    High Standard 1911A1

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  17. Halfwatt

    Halfwatt New Member

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    Looks like a different finish on the handle.
    Looks nice. Thanks for the pics.
     
  18. Halfwatt

    Halfwatt New Member

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    The trigger and hammer look better too.
     
  19. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I'll say it again Mr.Wray, that is one damn fine gun.
     
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