Decisions, Decisions

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    Decisions, Decisions

    SA Champion Loaded w/novac night sites



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    Colt Combat Commander XSE




    Both are the same price (give or take a few bucks) I started out wanting a Commander lengh 1911, then I deff wanted a Colt, just for the name, the I saw this SA Champion Loaded with novac night sights, and this one is there and I can handle it(and it feels really good), but the Colt I would have to order, and wouldn't be getting the night sights, but I would be getting a Colt, like I started out wanting.
    This is going to be a carry piece, so I want total reliability. Now I have a SA Mil-spec and it hasn't missed a beat yet, and on the other hand I have heard some bad things about Colt lately(more so than SA) Which way would yau'll go?

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    If t'were me - I think the Springer would come first (before the Colt that is LOL).
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    Ya know I tell myself that the SA is proboly more reliable, but they both have a warrentee, and I could have the Colt tuned if it developes proiblems, When your a 1911 fan there is just something about owning (or even holding) a Colt 1911 that just gives you goose bumps.

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    No goose bumps here Bruce - it is enough to be just holding a JMB design from some source - and main concern is whether it is gonna perform right - from day one - with no down time!!
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    I think Bud's right. Buy them both and you don't have to be faced with kicking yourself later if you change your mind.

    Honestly, I think I would take the Colt, but not sure why.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White
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    Not enough funds for that right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumper
    Honestly, I think I would take the Colt, but not sure why.....
    I know why, every 1911 fan knows why, I just needed to hear that from another 1911 guru

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    Stay calm Bruce - do NOT let ''Coltitis'' overtake rationality
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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry
    Stay calm Bruce - do NOT let ''Coltitis'' overtake rationality
    I can't help it, that little rampent colt symbol is a very powerfull thing. It makes a man do things he wouldn't normaly do.

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    Bruce,

    Get the Colt.
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    I handled a Colt exactly like that one today at the local Gun Shop...it moved up to the on-deck circle, with a new DSA FAL at the plate. Soon as that one is bought and payed for, the Colt will be mine...
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    May just be me, but I'd gor for the Springfield. I know Colt has all the history, but it seems to me today you're paying more for the name. That and I am extremely pleased with my Springfield, it may just be the GI model, but it hasn't given me any serious problems.

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    Thumbs up The Colt

    The Colt
    It's already got a great set of carry sights on it. It's Stainless & it has less MIM parts.

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    Both sould be exceptional guns. Personally, I see Colt as less in tune with our 2nd ammend. rights due to their policies concerning AR sales, but maybe thats just me.

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