Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by fyurstarter, Jul 26, 2011.
Four_Speed- Aww come on, you know you want the Desert Eagle that's more like a dangerous piece of jewelry....that just adds to the wow factor when you whip that puppy out at the local range and hold it sideways while burning through a full mag without hitting anything you were actually shooting at.
I'm really sorry about this question but what is a "SA"? I think on another post I said something about needing a dictionary for the abbreviations that are tossed around on these websites. I love firearms and own 6 of them but I'm new to the web discussions (obviously). Thanks, sorry to be slightly off topic...
SA = Springfield Armory
The Sig is a great pistol as well. I prefer the 1911..but either one would be a great choice. Have fun with whatever you choose!
For me the main advantages are the better quality small parts (easily changed out in the Springer), the fact its made here in the US and that its one of a few "affordable" 1911's that comes blued nowadays. Those things considered I think the Colt is a better value over the Springer FOR ME. Now if I was a big Pele fan or Jiu-Jitsu fighter maybe I'd favor the Springer
1911's are the ultimate gun of preference. I don't NEED a beavertail safety or novak sights. I have guns that closely resemble the original and others with all the bells and whistles. I can appreciate both setups but prefer a regular old Colt. If I was buying a new Colt today it would be an 80 series 1991 or a Series 70 Reproduction. Pretty plain but near perfection for me, only upgrades I'd consider would be sights and a trigger which would be under $150. The XSE lineup is very nice as well if you know you want a few "upgrades" and don't mind the front cocking serrations. Gun market is also soft right now, lots of good deals on used guns all around, including Colts.
For a straight up range gun, sweet shooter, I've not found anything personally better than my old W. German Sig P220. That's the single greatest shooter I've got or fired. Everyone I know who's shot mine, tried to take it home
That said, I'm also very happy with my SA GI 1911, with the old school GI sights. It shoots straight, has never jammed, and has a great trigger, what more can you ask? I even shot it next to a buddies Colt (I misremember the exact model) 1911, and I really didn't notice anything different (other than the sights, but I chose those specifically).
But really, its up to the shooter. Sounds like you're leaning towards a Colt, not a bad choice at all.
I know realistically that the chance of running a suppressor on any pistol I own is pretty slim at this point....otherwise I'd be going with the Sig hands down.
I do however have a Sig 1911 tactical ops that is just plain awesome. Great shooter no problems with about 2000 rds of standard fmj and hollow point ammo. If you buy any of the sig 1911 s I think you ll be happy with them. In my experience, sig 1911 is hands down more reliable than any SA, made in the last 2 yrs. I have a couple of friends that have colt series 80 1911. And they swear by them. So I think a colt would also be a good choice...
And this is how the Glock hate starts.
"The grip is too big for my little hands. Therefore I dislike Glocks in general."
Sorry, but that makes no sense whatsoever.
Bein' serious for a moment, we just need ta get you up to KCMO and let ya shoot all the 1911s I've got. You can try out the XDm40 if ya want, but I'm checkin' yur range bag before we leave (jus' ta make sure ya ain't "long term borrowin'").
Lots of good suggestions on here (except for the favorable Glock comments).
Teasin' boys! Settle yourselves!
Spartan- Yeah....I need to make it over that way and YES I'd like to have a Colt Commander, but I'm really leaning toward a SA Loaded as my first 1911.
Anyone have any thoughts on Kimber pistols?
I dont think you could get a more accurate or reliable .45
I'm going out tomorrow or the next day to check out a few pistols....so hopefully after I've handled a few of the suggested arms from everyone on this thread, I'll have a good idea of what I'm going to throw down some cash on.
And just in case everyone doesn't already know this...Spartan299 is quite possibly one of the coolest guys ever.
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