After reading the springfield armory thread here http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...ad.php?t=28139 .... you know who I will recommend.
This is a discussion on 3" 1911 style within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; well ive decided that by next week im buying something. i have narrowed it down finally quite a bit. I want something that is slim ...
well ive decided that by next week im buying something.
i have narrowed it down finally quite a bit.
I want something that is slim (single stack), and i can carry cocked and locked, or SA (like the XD). anything that isnt DA any of my shots.
anyways. So i would be ok with a SADA with a safety, but there are very few 3" barrel SADAs that have a safety. I only saw one or two and i didnt like them for other reasons, so if you know of a good one of those tell me.
So that pretty much brings me the the 1911 style which i like.
There are the usual springfield EMP and kimber aegis which everyone always argues about which is better. after reading a lot i think they are gonna be pretty much the same. So im wondering if there are any other 3" barrel 1911 style that i should be looking at, or are those my best 2 choices?
yep already saw that.
i defiantly think springfield is better as far as warranty goes,
but i think kimber is a bit better as far as quality goes (dont need the warranty). id rather have the EMP i think, but it will be a lot easier for me to get the kimber (havnt found an EMP around here yet)
I'd have to go with Springfield, the EMP is made for the 9mm, the others are just adapted to it, and based on my experience Kimber makes a great 1911 as long as it's in .45. I wouldn't buy another non .45 from Kimber, the two we have in .40 are problem children.
As noted in your Warrnty thread, Springfield offers a better warranty.
Holsters should be identical, and you've all ready covered where to get non-wood replacement grips for either.
I think the fact that you'll get a better warranty alone is worth getting the EMP.
With some Kimbers, you mat need the warranty...ALOT
ooooops ya wanted single stack.
S/A-can't beat the price
Why is it that you always find things at the last place you looked?
Because when you find something-you stop looking-Mooch
Or, the STI LS:
0.75" across the slide. Very nice little guns.
Sorry, it won't link directly to the page, it appears. Just click on "LS", in the Complete Guns menu, on the left.
I don't know if this has been mentioned, but STI makes their 3 inch barrel "Escort" 1911 in both .45 and 9mm. Here is a link and a picture:
i did look into the para lda carry.
i liked it but i like the triggers of a sa 1911 bettter
Might look at a Para C6.45.
looked around some more. i think im going with the EMP
one problem. how the heck do i find one?
nobody around here has them- heard they are very difficult to get..
also. tried to get my purchase permit today. the police dept is open mon to fri 8-4!
i have to go to the one by my house- an hr from my work-
how the heck im i suppose to do that!
You can buy one online, and have it shipped to your local shop to do the transfer.
There's this guy for starters:
Or you can try GunsAmerica.com or Gunbroker.com, or you can have your local shop try to order one.
friesepferd: where are you at in Mi. if your anywhere close to me I have a Springer Lt.Wgt operater Micro Compact I'll let you try out. No it's not for sale as it's flawless and my personal carry gun, but you can put a box thru it if you want to see if you rally want that size in 45
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