first 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by CourtJester, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    Got tired of waiting for the ruger so I read up on here and saw nothing bad about the Springfield. Stopped at a shop to look after work tonight and picked up a nice little SA 1911 A1 for a whopping $450. Not the model I had planned on but for the price I couldn't say no. Plus it gives me a reason to get A nicer one later. :rolleyes:
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    WOOT!! ;)

    And now it begins. Go get 'er dirty. :p
     

  3. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Canebrake, what's your opinion on SA 1911's? I'm curious, you know I'm wanting to get a 1911 sometime soon, but cost is always a factor for me. I know they make some that cost beaucoup dough, but one of their basics or milspecs would be right up my alley features and money wise.
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Don't tell anyone, (I have a Colt image to maintain) but I think Springer makes a damn fine 1911.
     
  5. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    He sold me.

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/springfield-ruger-48891/index2.html

    I did check out the 1911 Loaded but $1000+ vs. $450 with the same base minus the nicer extras. I look forward to playing with it this weekend.
     
  6. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    You did well. The SA 1911A1 is a fine pistol. As someone I know always says, now go shoot the snot out of it. ;)
     
  7. CourtJester

    CourtJester Well-Known Member

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    Nothing amazing by any means, but it's pretty in its own way

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  8. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Thats a nice weapon...congrats!!
     
  9. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    That's really more my style than the Gold Cup or S&W E-series I've been kicking around the idea of. Simplicity is beautiful, hence my inherent love for revolvers, and even old BP pistols.
     
  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    There is a little known disease out there.

    1911-itis, and if not kept in check, could develop into a serious problem.

    Congrats on the new handgun.
     
  11. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have had my SA 1911a1 since the mid 1990s. I have shot untold tens of thousands of rounds through it. I have never had one minutes problem with this pistol. The only change I made to it, over the years, is changing the grip panels. You have bought a fine firearm at a good price. Congratulations!
     
  12. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    Can't wait

    I am pretty sure I have it! got my Caspian/Wilson build in September and I just ordered a Remington R1 Enhanced yesterday should get it Saturday of course I'll have pictures.
     
  13. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    Dude, you are so busted ;)

    CJester,
    Poor folk have crack & meth. Gun folk have 1911s. I have 3, & I'm nowhere near done.
    Springfield DOES make some excellent 1911s. Enjoy yours.
     
  14. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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  15. shadamai

    shadamai New Member

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    Nice gun...they are fun! Happy shooting.