Which Stainless 1911?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by mesinge2, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Dan Wesson

    16 vote(s)
    37.2%
  2. Smith & Wesson

    3 vote(s)
    7.0%
  3. Para USA

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  4. Something else, but what?

    23 vote(s)
    53.5%
  1. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    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.



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  2. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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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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  3. tmoore912

    tmoore912 New Member

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

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Get the one with the Lazer.:)
     
  6. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    I liked that the new Smith and Wesson "E" Series is sans series 80 safety
     
  7. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    Does the long slide springer have the same screw in guide-rod that the 5" models have?
     
  8. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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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...
     
  9. Squirrel_Slayer

    Squirrel_Slayer New Member

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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$
     
  10. tmoore912

    tmoore912 New Member

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    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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  11. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    There are a few apples/oranges around these parts.

    External extractor or internal? Don't care? Neither does S&W.

    Lazer or not? Choose. The only reason the S&W is in the same range is because of it. It is not really in the same league as the Wesson.

    Night sights or not? The SA Loaded has them, but the suggested Kimber does not.

    I think you should choose what features you want or don't want and THEN choose the gun that fits. Until then, I voted "None of these." I'm not going to offer my opinion for you.

    I know I just bought a Kimber Pro TLE II for a little less than the range you are suggestion and I am IN LOVE! I can't believe the Colt XSE SS Government isn't on this list!
     
  12. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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  13. Squirrel_Slayer

    Squirrel_Slayer New Member

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    Les Baer...... <---------I wish
     
  14. mesinge2

    mesinge2 New Member

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    The only reason that the Colt XSE SS Government isn't here is because I have a colt combat elite, 1918 Repro, a Commander XSE, and a Defender.

    I actually don't have a preference for FLGRs or internal vs. external (as long as it works).
    I prefer a Novak rear sight with no dots and a night sight front sight (as far as I know nobody does that).
    I can live without a laser but it is about the same price as the others with it so I figured, why not?


    P.S. Does the Kimber require anything other than a bushing wrench to disassemble?
     
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  15. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    Depends on the Kimber. I don't know their whole line, but mine is a bushingless bull barrel and requires a little paper-clip thingy to take down. It is also a 4", not a government.

    You've got quite a 1911 collection. I'm not so blessed. Only 2 for me.
     
  16. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Someone said SA Loaded NIB for around $775? Please tell me where.

    Another said the SA Loaded with night sights? No, rear adjustable, but can be changed out.
     

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  17. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    The Loaded does indeed come with night sights where the Loaded Target comes with adjustable sights. As far as price, my NIB Loaded Champion was like $795 + tax...
     
  18. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Voted Dan Wesson because of the ones you listed I like the looks of it better and because it doesn't have the firing pin block. Of course more research is in order but you're getting good feedback in this thread.