Help pick my Christmas 1911

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  1. TheRyno865

    TheRyno865 Member

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    Hey THR fans! The wife gave me the OK to buy a new gun and i decided on a 1911. I have had the ability to shoot several different varieties and have decided on either the Springfield Loaded Parkerized for $650 or a Sig Sauer Traditional TACOPS for $900. I plan on adding some Wilson Combat accessories and am wondering if the magwell, xt grips, and Sig design is really worth the difference. Also the Sig has a tac rail but that doesnt really bother me. this will be my go to 1911 and bed side gun so i want it to be great. to make matters better i am a lefty so both have an ambi safety. Can anybody help me decide between the 2? Any info that i need to know about the difference in the 2 guns?
     
  2. cuba

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    At $650 for the Springfield you'll be able to buy a holster and ammo, and you can't beat the Springfield customer service.

    shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun
     
  3. TheRyno865

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    BTTT
     
  4. LeonCarr

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    Just my .02,
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  5. Boostedtwo

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    Ill throw my pennies in and suggest a sr1911 super nice guns.
     
  6. SwampWolf

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    I like the "combat" size adjustable rear sight on the SIG Model TTT a lot. I also have come to believe that, dollar for dollar, SIG makes the best 1911 pistol on the market today.
     
  7. otasan56

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    I endorse the Springfield Comments

    I have two SA 1911A1s, and they are great.
     
  8. oldcrotchety

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    I like the SA option. Don't forget to ask for a pair of "hop along boots" to go with your "pistol that shoots". :D
     
  9. bayjoe

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    Mine will eat anything you feed it. For the money you can't beat them
     
  10. Quack

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    Springfield > Sig

    Also look at the STI's

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  11. wojownik

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    Springfield Loaded.
     
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    Of those 2 I would choose the Springfield . But going in to the 900 or so range says Colt also
    That be my choice.
     
  13. Jed Carter

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    I'm looking to get a SIG Tacops myself, would be my 3rd SIG 1911, both of mine are greatshooters, perfect function. Own a Springer Loaded Longslide, mostly a safe queen these days, great shooter though.
     
  14. Fishbed77

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    If you are going into the $900 range, just go ahead and get a Colt.

    You know you want one. ;)
     
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    where is the world can you find a springfield loaded for 650?
     
  16. ajoker31

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    Even if money wasn't a consideration I'd prefer the SA loaded. Nothing wrong with either one though. Considering your going to be making mods anyways I'd just be looking for a good, solid, platform to do it on.
    I like Sigs....but they aren't my first choice for a 1911...go with the springer and use the extra money for ammo.
     
  17. el Godfather

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    Wife gave you ok to buy a gun. Hunh.

    Well now that she did. I suggest Sig Sauer 1911 C3
     
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    I'd prefer the Springfield over the Sig, even if it cost $100 more. I love Sig pistols, but their 1911s are some that I might hesitate to purchase.
     
  19. rikman

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    I have a Sig 1911 and for the money you get a lot of gun.


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  20. Johnny Lightning

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    Springfield especially for $650! A little custom work on a Springfield goes a long way also.
     

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    Here is a target I drilled w/ my springfield at 25 yrds :)
     

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  22. Jed Carter

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    Saturday morning I ordered a SIG Traditional Tacops 1911 from Bud's, Got an email Monday it is in already! Went there (The Gun Warehouse) tonight to pick it up at 4:15pm, had to take a number! #44, they were serving #13, I'm off Friday, I'll be standing at their door when they open at 9:00.
     
  23. ColtPythonElite

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    I bought a Loaded 3 years ago. It feeds anything and shoots tight groups. I couldn't ask for much more.
     
  24. wow6599

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    Springer all the way. Great customer service, reliable as a Glock, good fit & finish, etc..

    I have never had a mechanical issue with a SA 1911.....can't say the same about $2,000 + 1911's (are you listening Colt?).
     
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