The coyote brown is really ugly but I still have my eye on it.
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ryan in maine
December 4, 2007, 05:23 PM
They're pretty decent deals from what I've seen. If I were buying a fair priced 1911 from Bud's I'd probably go with this (http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/24/products_id/32592) though.
December 4, 2007, 05:24 PM
I would not buy a Para at any price.
December 4, 2007, 05:28 PM
Hey Ryan, What do you think of the PT1911?
December 4, 2007, 05:49 PM
Of the 3 shown thus far, the SA is the best deal...US-made. :)
December 4, 2007, 05:54 PM
Hi Doc, I thought that the SA 1911s were made in Brazil. I saw one on a rack last week with it inscribed in the frame.
December 4, 2007, 06:02 PM
If I were buying a fair priced 1911 from Bud's I'd probably go with this (http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/24/products_id/32592) though.
Agree. I'd take that Springfield over a Para all day long.
ryan in maine
December 4, 2007, 06:27 PM
JaxNovice: Hey Ryan, What do you think of the PT1911?
I've only shot it once, so some owners would have better opinions. I think it's a good 1911. It performs well and is definitely a working gun. However, it is relatively new and I haven't seen any that have gone through too much abuse.
The Springfield is already proven, and a well-respected platform for possible upgrades and modifications in the future.
If you are really in need of saving a hundred bucks though, the Taurus is solid.
December 4, 2007, 06:37 PM
Of the 3 shown thus far, the SA is the best deal...US-made.
the SA shown is made in brazil. in fact even the "US made" springfields (some of the custome/high end guns and the occasional "parts bin special") are made from brazilian frames and slides.
but they're the best you'll find for the price, regardless of origin.
December 4, 2007, 06:41 PM
I have the Blue Para LTC Steel frame. It has a lot of extras. A great gun. More accurate than my Colt ;and just a fine gun with no problems out of the box. My first Para, but based on this gun it wont be my last.
Bud also has a full size Para for $555.00 and that isnt a bad price either. The Springfield is a nice gun too, but is a 5" barrel and tiny little sights. Cant loose with either one. Just get one .
Edit: I got to confess the more I look at the Coyote Brown the more I liked it. It is a light weight alloy frame though.
December 4, 2007, 06:57 PM
Those seem like decent prices, though I agree with others in choosing the SA over the para. Their customer service has a better rep too.
December 4, 2007, 07:14 PM
Friends don't let friends buy Para's Buy the Springer or a Colt.
December 4, 2007, 07:31 PM
If you want a good inexpensive 1911, get an STI Spartan.
I've bought many guns thru Buds. Great people, great service. I,ve got a Springer LDA Loaded model thru them as well as a PT1911. The PT1911 has an emerging problem with their ambi-safeties, They're junk. I replaced mine with Wilsons. I am currently selling my PT1911 because my Springer is my new love. If it was me, I would go for the Springfield first, then Taurus, then Para last.
December 4, 2007, 07:49 PM
The Springfield is a fine gun, I’m sure, but I’d find the extra 87 bucks somewhere and by the made in US Colt. :)