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Old 01-04-2020, 09:29 AM
377thPFAB 377thPFAB is offline
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I can't thank everyone enough for taking time to reply to my post. A lot of good insight. I'm going to order the Combat Elite this morning based on the responses and talking to some other people that have a lot more experience with the 1911 platform. Thanks again and I'll post pics when I get it!

On a side note, those that mentioned the Colt 45. I have been on the hunt for one for a long, long time. I'm really picky about my firearms and haven't found one that was worth the price yet but I will at some point!

Thanks again, I had a great experience being new to the forum! Happy New Year!
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Old 01-04-2020, 09:30 AM
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Saw this in "Range Report" on the MilSpec Springfield;

https://forums.1911forum.com/showthread.php?t=1001280
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Old 01-04-2020, 09:50 AM
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Gun shop FFL for 17 years. Get a Springer and Colt in a customers hand, they walked out with the Springer. Most comments were, felt tighter and/or better trigger and 70 Vs 80 series.
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Old 01-06-2020, 03:40 PM
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The Springfield Armory milspec has been flawless for me, forged frame and slide.
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Old 01-06-2020, 03:46 PM
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I can't thank everyone enough for taking time to reply to my post. A lot of good insight. I'm going to order the Combat Elite this morning based on the responses and talking to some other people that have a lot more experience with the 1911 platform. Thanks again and I'll post pics when I get it!

On a side note, those that mentioned the Colt 45. I have been on the hunt for one for a long, long time. I'm really picky about my firearms and haven't found one that was worth the price yet but I will at some point!

Thanks again, I had a great experience being new to the forum! Happy New Year!
I think you're going to be happy with your decision. I like and have pistols from both companies by my vote is Colt.
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:17 PM
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377thPFAB, Colt vs Springfield is kind of like the Ford vs Chevy argument. Both have pros and cons. (I personally never owned a Ford or Chevy near as reliable as any Toyota I ever owned, but to each his own.)

For the money you're talking about, there are Dan Wessons in that price range (maybe a little more, that I would choose. They have no firing pin block safety of any type and are all steel (no MIM) parts. Most critics think they are the best production guns on the market. Before I paid that much for a Colt or Springfield, I'd buy an A2. Good luck in your quest and welcome to to the world of 1911 where we ALL have an opinion.
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Old 01-06-2020, 09:06 PM
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These days Colt is straight killing it...Colt all the way. Cost's about the same, holds value better...makes sense to me.
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Old 01-08-2020, 05:39 PM
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Springfield Defender, $449 in MO.
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Old 01-08-2020, 06:35 PM
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Ya know, thereís lots of Springfield and Colt fans, deeper in the pocket we hear from Dan Wesson, Ed Brown, STI, NightHawk, and Wilson Combat. I like 1911s, have both nines and ďreal onesĒ in 45acp. Shoot them a lot, two of them are Ruger SR1911ís, one full size, one Officerís Model. Both Rugers are reliable( the OM is my EDC), accurate, and great value for the money. I have and shoot other brands, but for price/performance backed by excellent customer service the Ruger 1911ís canít be beat!! Just my 2c worth!
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Old 01-08-2020, 06:39 PM
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Maybe it's just me but I have several Springers, a Micro, Champion's, Range Officer, TRP's and a Trophy Match, I just can't warm up to any of them. Now the Colt's I just want to cuddle with them. The Springfield's are 100% functional it's just something about them, maybe ascetics, something.
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:22 PM
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... Kimber uses the Schwartz system.
It's Swartz.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US2140946A/en

May the schwartz be with you.
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:53 PM
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Whatís the old joke?

You show your Kimber to your Friends...You show your Colt to your enemies.

(Having told that joke, my Kimber Custom will out shoot my Lightweight Commander and my Government model all day long).
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Old 01-08-2020, 07:54 PM
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Springfield

I have a Sig Tacops 10mm 1911. It is an absolutely fantastic pistol. I wanted something to compliment it so I bought the Springfield TRP long slide 10mm 6 inch with RMR. It is a great gun for the 10mm full power. Shoots even easier and smoother than the Sig. One reason I got it was because of its design philosophy being designed around the 10mm. Everything else in factory guns is an adaptation of a 45ACP pistol. That isn't a bad thing but I doubt you will do better than your Sig until you go longer barrel. If Sig made a 6 inch 10mm I would have bought it.

From everything I have read I wouldn't go with Colt or Kimber, or any other std 1911 if you have a Sig. They will be the lesser gun. I did look at others in the 6 inch but I am so glad I went with Springfield 1911 as an enhanced 10mm pistol.

I did buy a Springfield XDM 10mm. Total POS. Sold it after 100 rounds. I have yet to find a polymer 10mm pistol that is fun and satisfying to shoot.

FYI I bought the 10 round Tripp Research 10mm magazines. They are GREAT.
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:02 PM
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I can't thank everyone enough for taking time to reply to my post. A lot of good insight. I'm going to order the Combat Elite this morning based on the responses and talking to some other people that have a lot more experience with the 1911 platform. Thanks again and I'll post pics when I get it!

On a side note, those that mentioned the Colt 45. I have been on the hunt for one for a long, long time. I'm really picky about my firearms and haven't found one that was worth the price yet but I will at some point!

Thanks again, I had a great experience being new to the forum! Happy New Year!
I'm sure we'd all like a range report. Congratulations.
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Old 01-08-2020, 08:51 PM
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I've got a Springfield Range Officer Champion in 45 and it shoot like a dream. But then I've got 2 Sigs P220'S in 45 also
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Old 01-08-2020, 09:49 PM
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It's Swartz.

https://patents.google.com/patent/US2140946A/en

May the schwartz be with you.
And with you.

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Old 01-08-2020, 09:56 PM
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If it ainít got the Pony, itís a phony

Seriously though, I love my Colts and while the Springfield is a good gun it doesnít quite do it for me. I would maybe go for the 70 Series Government, r as was suggested earlier, a lightweight Commander is a super nice gun. Another gun I have that I really like but it was only made for a little over a year back in 2011- 2012 is the enhanced lightweight Government. A really sweet gun.
If it ain't a Colt, turn and bolt!
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Old 01-09-2020, 01:37 AM
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My choice, Springfield TRP.

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Old 01-09-2020, 02:27 AM
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If it ain't a Colt, turn and bolt!
Aha!! A new one to add to the repertoire !
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Old 01-09-2020, 04:57 AM
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I can't thank everyone enough for taking time to reply to my post. A lot of good insight. I'm going to order the Combat Elite this morning based on the responses and talking to some other people that have a lot more experience with the 1911 platform. Thanks again and I'll post pics when I get it!
Sounds like an excellent choice.
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Old 01-09-2020, 08:27 AM
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If it aint a Springer, don't even bring'er...

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Old 01-09-2020, 09:56 AM
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Hah, maybe we need a thread of gun sayings?
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Old 01-09-2020, 12:58 PM
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I have a Colt Combat Commander and a Kimber ProCarry. Very similar guns, but I prefer my Kimber over the Colt. Your mileage may vary. 🙂
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Old 01-09-2020, 04:03 PM
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When friends ask about what brands of 1911 to get, I tell them that I love Colt but there are other brands that are just fine. Particularly Springfield which, although I've never owned one, I have friends that do and the Springfields seem to represent an awfully good value.

Also, having had to endure my pistol(s) staying in evidence rooms pending final disposition of certain matters, I counsel people not to carry anything they aren't prepared to have stolen by the keepers of said evidence.

Not only that, if you ever have to use said carry weapon, don't carry anything you don't want the prosecution to be showing the jury, as in evidence of your eagerness to kill Sunday School students and young scholars with your fancy shootin' iron.

For that matter, as a side note I always use one of two kinds of ammo for defensive carry: (1) something that says "defense" on the box or (2) whatever the police use.
You might think that's silly, but stop for a minute and think who's on juries.
(Yes, I'm a lawyer.)
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Old 01-09-2020, 04:27 PM
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When friends ask about what brands of 1911 to get, I tell them that I love Colt but there are other brands that are just fine. Particularly Springfield which, although I've never owned one, I have friends that do and the Springfields seem to represent an awfully good value.

Also, having had to endure my pistol(s) staying in evidence rooms pending final disposition of certain matters, I counsel people not to carry anything they aren't prepared to have stolen by the keepers of said evidence.

Not only that, if you ever have to use said carry weapon, don't carry anything you don't want the prosecution to be showing the jury, as in evidence of your eagerness to kill Sunday School students and young scholars with your fancy shootin' iron.

For that matter, as a side note I always use one of two kinds of ammo for defensive carry: (1) something that says "defense" on the box or (2) whatever the police use.
You might think that's silly, but stop for a minute and think who's on juries.
(Yes, I'm a lawyer.)
That is EXCELLENT advice. My EDC is definitely not my nicest pistol for that very reason. It's one I can stand to lose, if I have to lose one, and also that will get the job done. Good call on the ammo as well. Amazing how certain things can be interpreted. Thanks!
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