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Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by 76Highboy, May 28, 2012.

  1. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    The only real dilemma is between the SA and the Ruger. the other 2 are overpriced. But all are great 1911s
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    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Ya, I'de really like the Colt, but the price!!! I will be able to afford it shortly, but it's letting the cash go.
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    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Nice. all youd need is a T shirt that says EXECUTIONER on it.
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    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Funny, but what do you think of Gary Reeder. Is it worth it?
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    Colts are nice, but I look at them more like a collector gun that I'd be afraid to carry and ruin. The reason I avoid Kimber is their customer service. Ruger is really nice from what I hear, but I haven't seen them around my area.

    I own a Springfield, so maybe I'm just biased. Great customer service and they make a pretty good 1911 without that firing pin block BS in it. It's just that the factory mainspring is too heavy along with a heavy firing pin spring = trigger is a turd. Or at least mine WAS.

    Have you also considered a Smith & Wesson 1911? Or a Rock Island Armory 1911?
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    The Remington R1is gettin good reviews, and is less than some Kimber and Colt can't remember how compared price wise to the Ruger, Springfield, or the S&W. Me myself I'd go fer the R1 just cuz I like Remington guns.
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    The Range Officer would get my vote
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    For me money would be the main issue, but I still want a Colt. IMHO, all the rest are coppies of the original!
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    I carry a Colt everyday, wouldn't trust my life on anything else.
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    I have 4 colts and I have a couple of Philippine 1911s that will shoot with them side by side all day long. I like my colts but they are over rated in my opinion. I have held the ruger and they are ok but there are better guns for the money. I would just go with whatever fits your wallet and your fancy at the time.
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    I've been thinking about the Ruger. If I could actually find one for sale, I'd probably already own it. A good buddy has the Springfield, a really nice gun to be sure.
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    I own a Springfield and love it. I have had to use their customer service for a safety operational issue. I would probably go with the Ruger. I have not shot one but I like the feel of the ones that I have tried at a gun store.
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    Value for the $$, I really like the STI Spartan (actually I like all the STI line-up). As to your 4, I like Colt just because (call me a snob, I guess).
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    +1 on the STI Spartan.

    It's the best bang for your buck in todays 1911 market.
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    Yep STI is a fine choice. I am having a real hard time not draining my bank account for a STI off duty. I stil aint decided fi i need it yet. I want it soo bad...
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    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    STI=$$$, but they are nice.
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    The spartan isnt pricy at all. Its less than those you have listed.
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    Wow, I just went to their website Dan and I like the Spartan V, and the Lawman along with many others. How would you rate their quality with the Kimber?
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