Springfield or Taurus?

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  1. Lotsdragon

    Lotsdragon New Member

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    What would you pic and why?:confused:
  2. Haligan

    Haligan Well-Known Member

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    I would pick Taurus cause I'm a cheap SOB.(and) I've had alot of good experience with Taurus.
  3. Old Guy

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    I have several Taurus guns and they are ok. I just bought a Springfield 1911-A1 Loaded version and do not feel bad about my investment at all. I looked at Taurus and they have a lot of features, but they are not nearly as tight as the Springfield. I paid more money but I feel that I have a better gun. Having said that, do what feels right for you. There is absolutely nothing wrong with a Taurus.

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  4. Insulation Tim

    Insulation Tim Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    I have a Taurus 357 Mag and a Springfield .45 XD. Based on reputation, I think that I would spend the extra on the Springfield.
  5. jacksonco

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    Go out and find yourself a Colt. The new models ar great and the Colt name holds on to its value. I have an XSE Commander that is my primary carry weapon and Itotally love that gun. Just my 2 cents worth. :D
  6. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I picked the Taurus and am happy with my choice. It shoots as good as the Kimber, that I sold, ever did.
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    Go to both forums, read about the customer service, you will choose Springfield. I own a Springfield and Taurus, I am lucky, I have never had any issues with either but Taurus has the worst CS in the industry (www.taurusarmed.net), not just my opinion.
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    Agree with jacksonco .. but if Taurus or A then SA for sure. USA!!!
  9. AL MOUNT

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    I'd go with the American made Springfield... ;)
  10. jacksonco

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    Not all Springfield 1911s are made in the USA. I think that some are imported from South America.
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    That's what i have heard also...

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    Most of the Springfields I've seen were built on an Imbel frame, from Brazil. Taurus, uses it's own frame, also made in Brazil, but the quality of the Imbel is superior.
    I think for durability, and long term value, the Springfield is the way to go.
  13. 45nut

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    If an affordable 1911 is what you're looking for, get a Rock Island Armory mil-spec .45. Affordable and reliable. :eek: :D
  14. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

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    id get a springfield gi model, i had one and loved it, seemd to be a very well made gun. i completely stripped it down once and the internal parts where very well made and the machining marks wheren't nearly as bad as some of cheaper 1911's i have seen.
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    I would go with a Springfield... the many I have fired are great guns.
    I also hear as recently as this week that the CS at Springfield is top notch.
  16. Goneracin

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    well, i have no experience with the taurus, but i have heard all good things about the gun. however i bought a springfield GI, and yes the frame is made in brazil, but it shoots great, and right out of the box it will shoot a 4 inch hole in the black. even with a half azz shooter like me :)

    I cant give you an honest comparason, but i love my springfield, wouldnt trade it for the world.
  17. Chuck B

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    springfield

    cb
  18. Powderhorn

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    The only Taurus I would buy right now is a Judge. They'll never get me to believe that real judges actually CCW these guns into court, but the novelty of shooting a .410 revolver is too great to pass up.
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    Springfield . I have one and i love it . :)
  20. bizy

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    I have several springfields and taurus. I have a Taurus revolver and auto and 2 Springfields (40 &45 XDs). I'll take Taurus any day. My winter carry gun is a Taurus. My summer carry is a Charter Arms 38 spc. The XDs just aren't as forgiving as Taurus.
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