Springfield Armory vs. Colt - 1911

Springfield Armory vs. Colt - 1911

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    Springfield Armory vs. Colt - 1911

    i've spent most of the evening going through the archives here and on my favorite search engine but i think it would be interesting to blow the dust off this topic and get some fresh discussion on it.

    thinking about picking up a full size 1911. love my kimber ultra carry but would like add to the collection. the colt and springfield pistols seem to be a great place to look. if the question is, "which is the better gun to go with" then it seems like most discussion points to the answer really being a toss up and can't go wrong with either one.

    would love to get some current thoughts on which way to go and what i should look at if i want to add a 1911 to the collection.


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    I'm glad I don't have that decision to make because it's a tough one. Colts are, well, Colts, and it's hard to go wrong there. Springfields? Same thing.
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    i do not like the 2 piece barrels they put in the springfields. they can come apart with lots of shooting.

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    Do you have a price limit?

    For the record I'd choose a springfield over a colt any day no questions asked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by big gary View Post
    i do not like the 2 piece barrels they put in the springfields. they can come apart with lots of shooting.
    only the GI models have two piece barrels, and you have a better chance of winning the lottery than one comping apart on you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmdrdredd View Post
    Do you have a price limit?

    For the record I'd choose a springfield over a colt any day no questions asked.
    +1. SA is the way to go.

    colt's QC is in the crapper. not to mention they're way overpriced. much of what you pay for is that little rollmark of the pony....

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmdrdredd View Post
    Do you have a price limit?

    For the record I'd choose a springfield over a colt any day no questions asked.
    in terms of price i figure since i've saved my money and plan to keep this handgun for a long time, i'm not going to let a few hundred dollars stand in the way of getting a great piece.

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    I would go with the Colt
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    Go with the Springer and get the lifetime warranty for free.

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    Either would serve you well...get both?
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    Colt will hold it's value better long run, possibly even go up depending on model.
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    I saddly had to sell all my 1911's (8) but one.The one I kept was my Colt.There is just some thing about Colt 1911's.
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    I have had em all and if one and only...Colt.
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    This would be easier, if you would narrow your choices down to a couple specific models of each. Then we could help you weigh in on the differences of those.

    Either one will do; what's your priority?

    Cosmetics?

    Function?

    Customer Service?

    I really like the Springfield Loaded and the Operator.

    Honestly, I've never considered any of the Colt offerings. The XSE looks nice.

    It's your money, can't go wrong with either
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    The Springfields have never employed a "Series 80" or Swartz (a' la Kimber) firing pin safety mechanism which can play hob with a crisp trigger. For a basic, classic 1911 I'd give the edge to Springfield over today's Colts. Top it off with their stellar customer service, and you've got a winner.
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