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Which One To Buy?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by lonewolf5347, Jun 28, 2007.

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  1. lonewolf5347

    lonewolf5347 Member

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    I pick 3 1911 whick one would the experts recommend and why?
    TAURUS 1911
    SPRINGFIELD
    RIA
    I need one that has upgraded sight old eye won;t cut the stock 1911 sights
    I am leaning for the springfield seem I check the gun and seem tighter then the taurus but both are made in brazil.
    I yet to handle a RIA but read good reviews on the gun.
     
  2. Ghostrider_23

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    Taurus

    I have heard nothing but GOOD things about the TAURUS 1911. They feel great and is based on the standard 1911 platform. This being said I own and LOVE 3 SpringField 1911's. Get them before everyone hears about them, I think the price has already gone up $40.00 on them since last month.:mad:
     
  3. RubenZ

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    Ya, the Taurus 1911 has made internet fame and since then the price has been going up a lot!

    They are a good 1911 platform with a lot of nice custom features already on the gun.
     
  4. lonewolf5347

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    Taurus now here goes for $579.00
     
  5. GunNut

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    Springfield Loaded Model

    Steve
     
  6. glockman19

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    Buy the Springfield. Don't waste your money on the Second choice and the third is not as good as the second.
     
  7. 10-Ring

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    Springfield -- because I wouldn't recommend a pistol I wouldn't buy myself (I won't buy another Taurus) and I just don't have enought first hand experience w/ RIA.
     
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    Another vote for Springfield
     
  9. targatop

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    I'd say SA or SW if you can. I've been really impressed with my SW1911.
     
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    Springfield,,,,,, this was'nt on your list but look at a Dan Wesson. You won't be sorry.
     
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    Springfield. i love mine!
     
  13. ugaarguy

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    Springfield loaded if you want a gun with lots of features.
    Springfield Mil-Spec if you want a GI style gun with better sights.
    Springfield GI or RIA if you want a full on GI look gun.

    Tauruses I've seen at the shop have all had major fit issues, usually with the thumb and or grip safeties being installed, but nowhere close to fitted.
     
  14. phantom45

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    Taurus or SA in my opinion. I have the PT1911 and it's a great gun. Got mine on a steal for under $500 last year and I've had zero issues so far. But I've shot some Springfield's as well, both (if not all 3) would probably suit you well.
     
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    Springfield
     
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    Another vote for the Springfield! I bought the Mil-Spec a little over a year ago and am very happy with it. It is very accurate and is easily upgradable.
     
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    Springfield.
     
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    Springfield Loaded.

    Cause it has worked for me in classes, competations, and shooting of all types.
     
  19. FireArmFan

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    I vote for the springfield. I'm a big Kimber fan when it comes to 1911's but springfield is my second choice
     
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    I perfer Springfield Armory 1911s.

    But for the price, Taurus is hard to beat.
     
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    Springfield gets the nod here as well. If you want a no-frills or a good base gun get the Mil-Spec. That is what I did. It is now back at the Custom Shop to finish it's transformation.
     
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    Which one?

    Springfield Mil-Spec: not the GI though, as the GI has small sights.
    Cheers, TF
     
  23. lonewolf5347

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    I just went and did it today and purcased a 1911 mil-spec springfield 45 cal.seem the decision was tuff to make due only reason was I also held a real nice taurus 1911 side by side.The Taurus was super nice and tight as a drum had a lot of extra options ,seem it was the best one I seen so far on display.
    The SA had the upgraded barrel and bushing up graded sights and like the dealer said the warranty it the best there is no questions asked don't even has to pay the shipping springfield takes care of it all the way..
    The price was $599.00 for the SA and the taurus was $615.00 just could not see spending the extra $$ bucks for the taurus,hope I made the right choice
     
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    Posted by Lonewolf5347

    Is the serial # prefix on your gun "N" or "NM"?
     
  25. lonewolf5347

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    Nm Are On The Gun
    I seem to recall hearing somewhere that the "NM" prefix pistols were assembled in Springfield's Custom Shop.
     
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