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This is a discussion on possible new 1911 within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Down to two, between $500.00----$600.00................on a budget, what I think is two of the better 1911's for this price range............

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  • Springfield GI 1911

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    possible new 1911

    Down to two, between $500.00----$600.00................on a budget, what I think is two of the better 1911's for this price range.........

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    A wee bit more information in this thread would serve to make it a tad more interesting.

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    I only see a difference in a 'personal' choice...which feels better in YOUR hand?
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    The Para because there is a huge blowout going on at Bud's Guns... they bought out all the old PARA factory demo models, like new, in the box, never fired, all papers, just been handled as display models. Big savings!!!
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    With the choices given I'd go with the Springer. I've handled the Para and did not like the way it felt in my hand, or the finish on the gun. Have also heard too many horror stories about Para CS. I know for a fact the SA has top notch CS.
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    Springfield . Better C/S and quite possible better quality.
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    SA my mil-spec SS 1911 has been a great shooter for over 6 years
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    Out of those two makers, for me, Springfield, without a doubt.
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    Springfield, see if you can find a used Mil-spec in your area. But the GI works too, I carried mine for a few years.
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    Have to go with Spring,because i had awesome experience with them and never even shot a Para.

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    Having had five or six Springfields over the years, and having one today, as well as a Colt, I'd go with the Springfield.

    Customer Service with Springfield has been exemplary. The quality of the firearm, very good. Given your two choices, and not having run a Para through it's paces, I would opt for the "known" quantity of the Springfield.

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    Springfield all the way.
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    Never owned either but would choose Springfield if given the above choice. Seems that the Para guns have a lot of negative press on forums. Some of it is likely overblown but it also may be a case of "where there's smoke there's fire."
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