Colt M1991A1 vs. Springfield 1911A1 Mil-spec.

Colt M1991A1 vs. Springfield 1911A1 Mil-spec.

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    Colt M1991A1 vs. Springfield 1911A1 Mil-spec.

    What would be your choice?


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    For what exact use, to be used as a build gun or as is for carry?

    For a build gun, probably the Colt, for as is carry, probably the Springfield only because it costs less.

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    The Colt might have better reasale value down the line.

    I had a Springfield 1911A1. It was an excellent shooter.

    Other than the name, there is really no difference in the two.
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    Disclaimer: I have Kimbers, so don't have a dog in this fight. That said, Springfields are good quality, reasonably priced, and have excellent customer support behind them. If I had to make the choice you laid out, I'd go with the Springfield. Colt is overrated and overpriced in my opinion.
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    Colt its a classic name gun ...springfield has gain the fame of taking things that are out there and making them better with that said Colt name springfield making the nake and sheaper and good
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    SA is my next step Mil Spec 5in 45

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    Colt M1991A1 vs. Springfield 1911A1 Mil-spec.

    Quote Originally Posted by jbone View Post
    What would be your choice?
    The Colt, strickly for the better quality of parts, there is a reason they cost a little more than other baseline pistols. That said, the Springer is not a bad pistol by any means.
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    As a gun to learn on, or an entry-level gun, I think it's hard to beat the Mil Spec. It's what I chose to cut my teeth on for the 1911 platform, and cost me a lot less than other options. My handgun's served me well for its intended use (carry gun, training gun), and through it I've learned what I'd probably like on future 1911s.

    Does the 1991A1 have the firing pin block thing, if anyone knows?


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    Quote Originally Posted by BAC View Post
    Does the 1991A1 have the firing pin block thing, if anyone knows?


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    The M1991A1s are Series 80s

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAC View Post
    Does the 1991A1 have the firing pin block thing, if anyone knows?
    Yes, 1991's have the series 80 firing pin block. Mine also came with a plastic mainspring housing. I haven't handled a Springfield, but I really like my Colt.

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    Thanks for the quick replies so far! The gun would be left alone as is. Primarily as a carry/target shooting/home defense gun. It seems as though its one of those "you cant go wrong with either one" type of deals. I have no personal preference. Is either more accurate than the other?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbone View Post
    Is either more accurate than the other?
    That all depends on how each individual pistol was built originally. My Colt's are more accurate than my Springer was.
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    'Bone to 'Bone, it's really a close call. Colt IS the 1911, and it's hard to argue with the pony. Then again, Sprinfield has an awesome lifetime warranty, and they even cover shipping both ways (this may be affected if you customize the gun, which may be why JD said Colt if you're going custom, I'm not sure). Really, when it comes down to it, either should serve you well (I have 1911's from both manufacturers, though not that model).

    I would suggest, if the Springer wins, go for at least the Mil Spec and not the standard GI. Then again, have a look at the Loaded Pistols (I have two of these). Lots of features you may want anyway, and a very decent price if you shop well.

    Then again, there's just something about a Colt....

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    ...that said Colt name springfield making the nake and sheaper and good



    ...um... I'll have what he's having?
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    Quote Originally Posted by T Bone View Post
    Then again, Sprinfield has an awesome lifetime warranty...
    Colt also has a limited lifetime warranty.

    Colt Warranty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD View Post
    Colt also has a limited lifetime warranty.

    Colt Warranty.
    Good to know (and I didn't). But this one isn't transferable, Springfield's is. And, they mention shipping it to them UPS, which can be costly. But they don't mention if they'll cover that cost (Springfield does). I don't know.

    Still, now that the OP has indicated he is unlikely to modify it (which could change ), I might be inclined to go for the Colt anyway.... Like I said in my first post, tough call!
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