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Ok.. I NEED a 1911..

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Erik Jensen, Jan 9, 2003.

?

which 1911?

  1. Springfield Mil-Spec (parked)

    23 vote(s)
    35.9%
  2. Colt 1991A1 (blued)

    41 vote(s)
    64.1%
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  1. Erik Jensen

    Erik Jensen Member

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    I'm looking at two different ones (yes, just these two) and I know they're pretty close to each other as far as I've read on the various forums. I'm looking for the simplest 1911 I can find. no ambi safeties, no ski ramp sights, no gigantic beavertails (I don't get hammerbite), nothing special. just an inexpensive, basic, 1911. so, which one do you guys think I should get?:confused:
    Erik

    no, I won't "Get a Glock":neener:
     
  2. Sean Smith

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    The Colt is nicer all-around, but costs about $100 or so more. I'd say go with Colt... mine is great.
     
  3. Climb14er

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    Take a serious look at the Dan Wesson line

    Pointman Major and Minor and the Patriot series, Expert and Marksman.

    I got the Marksman in carbon steel blue and it's tight, well constructed, match barrel, beautiful design and workmanship and while at the range yesterday to break it in, it shot perfectly. The price is right at this time and the word is not yet out. Series 70 design, no firing pin safety, top notch trigger and components. I am pleased.
     
  4. .45Ruger

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    Springfield Is A Great Value

    I have had the Mil-Spec Springfield for about four months and have put about 1,000 rounds through it. The gun has been great so far. It will definitly fit your needs for a basic 1911 with no frills. I say go for it you will not regret it.
     
  5. sm

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    Colt feels better in my hands.
    Use an Old Colt Mil-Spec
    in teaching, just feels like part of me.

    Sean: where's your pic??
     
  6. clem

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    From my experience and a great number of pass Colt weapons, go Springfield. Colt has lost some of it's "quality control" and you might get a "Monday/Friday gun".
     
  7. 10-Ring

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    Have both & like both. When I bought my 1st 1911, it was a Colt, so my answer is Colt (then Springfield down the line ;) )
     
  8. dsk

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    Colt, just as long as you can look it over before buying (don't order sight unseen).
     
  9. Drjones

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    Look at them side-by-side.

    IMO, the Spring looked like a cheapo toy b/c of the parked finish. Didn't realize it is so ugly in person. Looks nice in pics.

    The Colt is gorgeous. Just a honey to look at. Plus, its THE 1911!!!

    If you are on a super-tight budget, you may be forced to get the Spring. IMO, you'd be much better served to save and get the Colt.

    If $ isn't that big an issue, still Colt hands down.
     
  10. RON in PA

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    Another vote for the current, new rollmarked Colt Government 1911s. They are beautiful to behold and they work.
     
  11. ruger357

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    Go for that Colt.
     
  12. 45auto

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    This is one poll you really can't go wrong, both good guns.
    I would probably lean towards the Colt if you are not going to modify it in any way. Otherwise I'd pick the Springfield and take the money saved and add "things".
    Good luck
     
  13. New_comer

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    IIWY, I'd get the Colt.
     
  14. Jspy

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    I would go for the Colt, but as dsk says, I'd look it over carefully.
     
  15. NEon

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    Colt (non series 80) 'nuff said.
     
  16. Kahr carrier

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    I like the Milspec Springfield. They are priced right Ive seen them as low as $419.00 and thats in the PRK imagine that.:banghead: :neener:
     
  17. cplane

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    A shop near here has the Mil-Spec Springfield on sale for $399. I personally like the new roll marked colts or the Loaded model Sprinfields. Even the Mil-spec has some factory goodys like beveled magwell and extended beavertail and a trigger that they call a "speed trigger". it also has a factory melt down treatment. Sounds good , But I haven't handled one--
     
  18. Coastey

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    I have both and the 1991A1 Colt wins for workmanship and has the firing pin safety. But I replaced the plastic MSH and trigger on mine. The Springfield I keep to get scratched and beat up...when I don't want to carry the Colt.
     
  19. rick458

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    I handeled a 1991A1 colt a few months back when I bought my Kimber and I came very close to buying it . it was very well fit and had the best out of box trigger I have come across so yeah go with the Colt
     
  20. cratz2

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    Well, I own one Springfield MilSpec and I've owned another one in the past. I also owned a new rollmark Colt until I traded it for profit. The Colt definately had the best finish. Overall fit is good on my current MilSpec, much better (if you consider 'tighter' a synonym for 'better') than the older one. The Colt beats either in this department. All were accurate. The Colt hit to point of aim with proper 230 Gr ball ammo from Black Hills and Winchester.
     
  21. cratz2

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    Sorry... these doubletaps are getting out of hand... :(
     
  22. cratz2

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    Oops... I guess I mean tripletaps.
     
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