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Old 01-10-2015, 03:59 PM
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Went to the local range to run some rounds through my carry gun today and made the mistake of bringing my wallet with me.

Ended up with a Springfield Armory loaded 1911 in stainless. I've always wanted a 1911 but I've never pulled the trigger because it really isn't a practical gun for me and I already have too many guns, but today was the day.

I knew I wanted a Kimber, Colt, Sig, or Springfield, they had this one in the case and after talking with the guys behind the counter, who I know fairly well, they talked me out of a Kimber and surprisingly enough a new colt. I was sold on the Springfield and I think the price was right, although admittedly I didn't research too much.

I think it is the perfect 1911 for me, solid build, tight tolerances, and looks good but not so nice that it is a safe queen.

I know we've got some loyal 1911 guys on here, I don't plan to EDC it anytime soon but interested in what you guys are using for iwb holsters. Also plan on gettin a nice leather holster to keep it in.

Since I'm unfamiliar with .45 carry ammo I bought the gold dots they recommended.

All in all I got out the door for about 860 with the full set up, 2 mags, a box of fmj, a box of hollow point, and some range time. Probably not a steal but I think I did alright.

I feel like a better American now that I own a 1911.

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Nice Springfield. I have the same one that I bought in 2003. It's been a great weapon and I have lately been having the urge to get back into 1911's and carrying it. I had an extractor issue the first couple of months of owning mine, but Springfield fixed it and paid for shipping both ways within three weeks of calling them.

I replaced the grips with VZ grips and highly recommend doing so. They just feel much better than the stock grips that come with them. Here's mine

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Old 01-10-2015, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by FLMarine View Post
...I had an extractor issue the first couple of months of owning mine, but Springfield fixed it and paid for shipping both ways within three weeks of calling them....
A lot of them do. They are too tight. Their often recommendations fix is to shoot it a lot. Which I think is nonsense and a waste of ammo... but its an easy fix with a simple tweak of the extractor. Nothing to get too worried about but can be frustrating if you don't know how to tune an extractor. I replaced mine with a Cylinder & Slide made one anyway. Better spring steel than Springfield uses. Springfield uses MIM extractor. That a critical part that should be made of spring steel. Easy to learn how replace and tune one just google it. And, in the end, you'll be happier and have learned a lot about a 1911. And in the end it will make your Springfield a better gun.
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I LOVE a 1911, just never have bought one but keep looking

Been halfway looking for a pocket pistol carry gun BUT still keep wanting to buy a 1911 and just use my Glock 20 which will work for my use(only when in/out of office during winter very late/early and still very dark)


Can someone explain the difference in all the 1911's now, I see the price ranges from $400 and up, WAY UP;?
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This is the one I had...the Springfield I was referring too... Looking at it now I can't understand why I let someone talk me into selling it to them.

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Originally Posted by tprice View Post
I LOVE a 1911, just never have bought one but keep looking

Been halfway looking for a pocket pistol carry gun BUT still keep wanting to buy a 1911 and just use my Glock 20 which will work for my use(only when in/out of office during winter very late/early and still very dark)


Can someone explain the difference in all the 1911's now, I see the price ranges from $400 and up, WAY UP;?
Quality and name brand mostly TP... of course some name brands are overpriced. But then again, retain that overpriced value. I am a big Colt fan but if you want a bargain look a the Rock Island Armory offerings. Filipino offerings but seem to be decent quality and a good base to work from. And of course these Springfield/s are sort of in between that. Made in Brazil I think they mostly are.
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Seems like you received a good price IMO. I have the basic A1 Springfield. Favorite handgun out of seven various setups I have.
I have dealt with SA and Colt "customer service" with issues. SA Colt:
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Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
Quality and name brand mostly TP... of course some name brands are overpriced. But then again, retain that overpriced value. I am a big Colt fan but if you want a bargain look a the Rock Island Armory offerings. Filipino offerings but seem to be decent quality and a good base to work from. And of course these Springfield/s are sort of in between that. Made in Brazil I think they mostly are.


Thanks I really like the Colt's but have looked real hard at the SA, Remington and couple others
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Nice weapon
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Thanks I really like the Colt's but have looked real hard at the SA, Remington and couple others

Not heard all that good about Remingtons quality. But never owned one.
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Originally Posted by Jibber View Post
I have dealt with SA and Colt "customer service" with issues. SA Colt:
I had some interactions with SA's customer service and had no real problems with them. Never had any interactions with Colt because I've owned 4 of them (still have 2) and never have needed too... if that says anything?
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Real nice looking stainless 1911 - I love them and their stopping power, feel, reliability, and looks! Here is my Sig tac-ops 1911 with night sights.

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I like mine a lot!

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I'm drooling, 20 years of raising kids and 3 in college-f k it I'm getting
One this weekend!
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Listen guys...a 1911 is a 1911.It is .45acp and it does not have an external extractor.The beavertail is allowable as is stainless.Also allowed are 3-4-or 5" barrels and doublestack mags.Semper Fi,carry on.
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Originally Posted by JCM 1420 View Post
I feel like a better American now that I own a 1911.
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You are, nice looking gun.
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You did alright
Nice weapon
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As far as IWB leather goes, check out rgrizzleleather.com I highly recommend the SDR, and I have been thinking strongly about the Town and Country. Happy Holster Hunting to you.
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Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
I had some interactions with SA's customer service and had no real problems with them. Never had any interactions with Colt because I've owned 4 of them (still have 2) and never have needed too... if that says anything?
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