1911 - SA or Colt
This is a discussion on 1911 - SA or Colt within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; the newer Colts I have are well built and very finely fitted. I do replace the MIM parts with Wilsons "Bullet Proof" parts.
Replacing two ...
April 24th, 2007 11:30 AM
Replacing two parts ain't bad.
the newer Colts I have are well built and very finely fitted. I do replace the MIM parts with Wilsons "Bullet Proof" parts.
That is a matter of perspective, I know folks who think Rock Islands are over priced for what you get.
Colts are over priced for what they are
What products are those?
they will not sell some of their products to general public
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April 24th, 2007 12:15 PM
I own a Colt Government Model, MKIV, Series 70 manufactured in 1981, bought new by me in 1983. I have never had a problem out of that weapon in 24 years. Granted, it hasn't been carried everyday, but it's shot enough to leave me comfortable with carrying it, should I desire to. I bought it new for $200 and currently the value, as a shooter is $650 (no box, no paperwork). Pretty good investment if you ask me.
Are they priced excessively? Not in my book, not even in today's market.
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April 24th, 2007 01:01 PM
I've owned two Colts and three Springfields and both brands have served me well with the exception of an SA ultra compact hicap. Since that UC I've stayed with Commander or fullsize guns and had no other problems. Both companies make great 1911s but each has their own unique feel from the factory - for example, SA tends to supply their guns with short triggers while Colt uses long triggers. You really need to handle both and see which feels better in your hands.
I currently carry a SA Mil-spec as my primary weapon and it's been a good gun. Figure out what options you want (beavertail grip safety vs. mil-spec, sights, finish, etc) your pick the gun you want, either company will likely be fine out of the box and if not, they'll make it right. Hard to make a bad choice between those two, though in my area Colts tend to be a good bit more expensive.
April 24th, 2007 01:15 PM
Forget them both and get a Dan Wesson - I EDC their Classic Bobtail Commander and it is (IMHO) Head-and-Shoulders above either Colt or SA for the same budget.....
April 24th, 2007 05:21 PM
The Dan wessons are very nice i will say but i have no long term testing with one check back in a year or so
They do use no MIM parts and are fitted hard with a super tight chamber
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