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    1911 Series

    I'm perplexed in what weapon/sport pistol to purchase next in a 1911 series. I get a mix bag at my local gun shop, which I believe it is all about what cost for their profit. I NEED some experience insight from actual owners. Should I purchase the springfield 1911 range officer OR the S&W1911 E Series????

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    It depends on what your looking for. If you want a carry gun my vote would be the S&W. If your looking for a range/competition gun the SA.
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    Well, if you want to be the first guy on the block to have one buy a Wilson Combat, 1911. If you don't feel like dropping 4-5K look at the new Ruger 1911 for around $600.00. They look great and all the range reports say they have the typical Ruger quality we've come to expect. It's on my wish list.
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    Another idea is a S.A. EMP. I have the 9mm model. If looks count, it's the prettiest around.

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    i like the looks of the springfield , when i save enough ill be getting one as well ...
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    Diffidently for the range. I have a XDm compact 9mm, a S&W 38 special, and the Bodyguard 380 for carry. I also enjoy my M&P 45 for the range. I am leaning towards the SA. Thanks
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    Para-ordnance.
    Been carrying one for years.
    10-14 round capacity depending on model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GunGeezer View Post
    Well, if you want to be the first guy on the block to have one buy a Wilson Combat, 1911. If you don't feel like dropping 4-5K look at the new Ruger 1911 for around $600.00. They look great and all the range reports say they have the typical Ruger quality we've come to expect. It's on my wish list.
    I can't afford to drop 4-5K yet, but I appreciate the thought!!!!
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    Id pass on both of them and get the Sig Sauer 1911 carry, I did and I dont regret it at all wow what a gun. (just my opinion of course)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrm View Post
    Id pass on both of them and get the Sig Sauer 1911 carry, I did and I dont regret it at all wow what a gun. (just my opinion of course)
    I have to study up on the Sig. Don't know much about them. How many pistols and/or revolvers you own?
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    Personally, I'd go with the S&W but you go won't go wrong with either. The S&W has an external extractor which is a no-no with the 1911 purists but doesn't matter even a little bit to me. Either can be left bone stock and be very reliable or tricked out for performance and possibly become finicky.

    Are you looking for a reliable carry/duty weapon or a competition speed pistol?

    The Ruger looks liker a nice choice as well.
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    Buy a plain ol Goverment Model Colt, and don't look back.
    Another good option is a Springfield GI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmy40 View Post
    Personally, I'd go with the S&W but you go won't go wrong with either. The S&W has an external extractor which is a no-no with the 1911 purists but doesn't matter even a little bit to me. Either can be left bone stock and be very reliable or tricked out for performance and possibly become finicky.

    Are you looking for a reliable carry/duty weapon or a competition speed pistol?

    The Ruger looks liker a nice choice as well.
    More for competition speed pistol. I have several carry. I just hear so much about the 1911's I would love to have one in my beginning collection.
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    I can't believe it. So far no one has said forget the 1911 and get a Glock. Ha that's rare.

    Springfield makes a great 1911 as do most reputable companies. I own many a 1911 and it is just a matter of heading to local gun store and looking at them to see what you like and what feels good in your hand. Going with either will get you by for a long time. They are both very reliable. As is Kimber, Sig, Ruger, and the high end stuff. Happy shopping!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    Buy a plain ol Goverment Model Colt, and don't look back.
    Another good option is a Springfield GI.
    I own the XDm compact 9mm springfield & I enjoy the easy breakdown with eyes closed. I appreciate the suggestion of the GI. I was looking at them as well, but wasn't sure. Living in Fl and being a gun lover who just started buying and carrying, I don't want to be stuck with something I won't enjoy.

    Thanks!!!
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