POLL: Help me pick a 1911


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tommygunm1a1
October 20, 2007, 11:58 PM
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Hoppy590
October 21, 2007, 12:34 AM
what or who is USFA?

Guitargod1985
October 21, 2007, 12:40 AM
You really ought to look into a Colt or Springfield. They both make quality 1911 models known for their reliability, durability, and reasonable price.

Personally, I'm a fan of Springfield's TRP and Loaded series 1911s. You can't go wrong with either.

tkkr
October 21, 2007, 01:05 AM
STI's spartan is only around 600$ isnt it?

MikePGS
October 21, 2007, 01:07 AM
I'm a little confused here... do you mean only colt and U.S.F.A. make the originals as opposed to 1911A1's? If so, i'd say go with the colt, but thats only because i've heard little to nothing about U.S.F.A.

tommygunm1a1
October 21, 2007, 01:28 AM
Springfield doesn't make a 1911, I wish they did tho, either does sti. to the best of my knowledge only usfa and colt make one. the colt is cheaper than the usfa model.

Autolycus
October 21, 2007, 01:31 AM
Please post more about USFA.

High Planes Drifter
October 21, 2007, 01:33 AM
Im not farmiliar with USFA. I , personally , prefer Springfield over Colt as far as 1911A1's go. I have decided against Colt recently, as I have found out they do not make a "true" copy of the 1911A1; thier guns have firing pin safeties, and other modifications that are not true to the 1911A1. At least, thats what I am undrstanding. You may want to look at the Springfield brand.

daysleeprx
October 21, 2007, 01:34 AM
Springfield doesn't make a 1911, I wish they did tho, either does sti. to the best of my knowledge only usfa and colt make one. the colt is cheaper than the usfa model.

:confused:

Hoppy590
October 21, 2007, 01:40 AM
daysleeprx i think he means a 1911. instead of a 1911a1. the 1911 is the original version where as the 1911a1 is an updated (1924) version

changes included
arched main spring housing
larger "beever tail"
smaller hammer
larger front sight

etc

tommygunm1a1
October 21, 2007, 01:45 AM
OK guys. Springfield Armory does NOT make a 1911.

Colt Does or did but they are available on gunbroker for about $1000. U.S.F.A.'s 1911's are a bit more and are actually made at the old Colt plant, under the blue dome. That doesn't matter much. Quality forgings are important.

So if you know that Springfield, Kimber, S&W etc... doesn't make a 1911, throw your opinion out.

JP from Phoenix
October 21, 2007, 02:14 AM
Alot of companies make 1911 styled guns, I'm confused what constitutes an according to hoyle 1911 because i see alot of guns out there with that basic design

Hoppy590
October 21, 2007, 02:17 AM
1911 is the gun the US military used before 1924
1911 A1 is the gun the US military used after 1924

much like an M16, M16 A1, M16A2 and M16 A4 are all the same BASIC gun with minor changes

larry starling
October 21, 2007, 02:22 AM
Simple poll.....COLT!

Gustav
October 21, 2007, 02:32 AM
Colt:D

tommygunm1a1
October 21, 2007, 02:44 AM
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Raspu10
October 21, 2007, 02:47 AM
try being specific next time

JP from Phoenix
October 21, 2007, 02:53 AM
This poll is already jacked. People have voted here that don't even know the difference between a 1911, 1911a1, series 70, 80, etc etc etc.

I'm actually trying to find out. I'm still pretty new to guns and honestly dont know the subtile differences between the basic 1911 design. I just know i like alot of guns with that basic design

Raspu10
October 21, 2007, 03:01 AM
this is a waste of my time, in the future be more specific.

Raspu10
October 21, 2007, 03:04 AM
as opposed to your 15????

i am also a senior member at TFL with over 200 posts and a member at GlockTalk.

What does this have to do with anything??????????

possum
October 21, 2007, 09:21 AM
settle, settle down, thats no way to act on THR, i was a little confused at first but i got it now.

btw it helps if you read some of the above post before you just jump right in and call people names and talk about crack and that sort of thing. come on guys this is the highroad.

AndyC
October 21, 2007, 09:28 AM
1911 is not the same as the later 1911a1; although we tend to use the term "1911" today casually to include both models, I believe the OP was specifically referring to the former when he mentioned Colt & USFA - that's the clue which may have gone over some members' heads:

Stolen from m1911.org to clarify:

http://img108.mytextgraphics.com/photolava/2007/10/21/19111911a1text-488fwe063.jpg

possum
October 21, 2007, 09:31 AM
AndyC, Thanks for that, that should help alot of folks here.

AndyC
October 21, 2007, 09:36 AM
I hope so, possum ;)

JP from Phoenix
October 21, 2007, 12:19 PM
They are basically the same thing, I'd be happy with either. The A1 is just imporoved design from what i see i think i'd rather have one of those

my questioned is is a smaller barreled gun with basically the same styling still considered a 1911? Nowadays the basic design of all kinds of guns are offered with slight variations to improve them where do they fit in?

Ala Dan
October 21, 2007, 01:05 PM
:confused:

tommygunm1a1
October 21, 2007, 09:50 PM
Andy C and Possum, Thanks.

I thought I made it clear. I gave only 2 specific choices but immediatly began getting posts that were unrelated and then got attacked as a noob. oh well. I supposed I should have posted the question on another forum but I was at work and our computer guys block most evil gun forums.

I decided on the Colt ( I think?) even though it's not as accurate a replica as the USFA, it is 30% or so cheaper and it says Colt on it.

AndyC
October 21, 2007, 09:56 PM
Yeah, the USFA seems a tad pricy - I'd rather the Colt, too ;)

AndyC
October 21, 2007, 09:58 PM
Double-post

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