GUN 1911 Crew, pick one for me.

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  1. GarandBobcat

    GarandBobcat New Member

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    Okay. I finally have the $ to buy a 1911. And I found a pretty decent deal on 2 SA, Inc. models.

    So, OTWMD, I'm asking you to help me pick which one.

    They are the Springfield Armory Loaded Stainless 1911, fixed sights:
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    And the Loaded Black Stainless 1911, fixed sights:
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    Main differences are the color, and the fact that the Black Stainless one doesn't have an ambi-safety, nor is its safety an "extended" type. It is an oversized (compared to original USGI) type, though.
    They cost exactly the same. I can only afford one.


    Pick one and tell me!
     
  2. AB13

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    You realize that this is the WMD equivelent to a suggestion for a mail order bride rite? With that caveat covered, you lose with neither both good choices. And it's hard to give an educated suggestion without first covering your req's.

    but if blind choice is what your after, I'd get the one with the ambi safety.
     
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    AKing It's like we've got each others backs

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    Springfields look nice but you might wanna ask other forums aswell. Not to many good things from what i hear.
     
  4. GarandBobcat

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    Well, I don't really care one way or the other on the safety, and I know that they have very few differences, and practically none that you can't see.

    Basically, I saw these for around $700 shipped, and since everything around where I live (central CA) is more expensive for a lower-grade pistol (Springy Mil-spec for about $720 at local FFL)

    I was looking for a stainless finish 1911 with a decent rep, better sights than the GI-type, at a decent price. These both fit the bill so the question I'm really asking is, I guess, just the aesthetic one.
    Especially since the ambi-safety isn't really a big deal for me (I'm righty all the way, eyes and hands). So it's down to the grips, the finish, and maybe the extended safety on the first one versus the non-extended safety on the second one.
    And I just want opinions on the "look" and to see if anyone owns one or both and could offer some advice.
     
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    I've been hearing worse about Kimber lately. and I can't beat the price on these, plus lifetime warranty if need be.
     
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    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    I like the first one.
     
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    i like the Springfield TRP or Operator
     
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    If you get the black stainless be careful what solvents you use to clean it. There were a few complaints a while back on 1911forum about some of the harsher products discoloring the black oxide. My choice would be the black stainless, strictly for the fact that I don't need nor do I want an ambi safety.
     
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    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    What ARE you a fan of? Srsly dude.

    Your poor wife. I've never known a more high-maintenance man... EVER.
     
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    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    You're an American, you're expected to splurge uncontrollably.


    :hsugh:
     
  11. GarandBobcat

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    Thanks for the opinions, guys.

    But, the first one sold already, so black one it is before someone else buys it.
     
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    Having an Ambi safety is NOT just for lefties. A well rounded shooter would practice shooting "support hand" (aka "weak hand" I just refuse to use that term). And engaging the safety with your weak hand is trickier.
     
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    black stainless = hawt. you can upgrade the safety later.
     
  14. GarandBobcat

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    Yeah, I'll probably get an ambi-safety fitted for it eventually, but funds right now after buying are pretty tight.
    I'll try and get some pics (no camera but Hoss has taken a couple for me before) after I get it.
    Damn delays from shipping and travel, and damn CA's 10-day waiting period.
     
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    I could be an ass and ask why your Baer doesn't have an ambi-safety then, but I won't.
     
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    iirc he has a dan wesson pm7 getting an ambi safety installed soon.
     
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    Which is why I didn't ask the asshole question;)
     
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    Realize my Dan Wesson that I'm building for USPSA, Steel Challange and IDPA competition is all of 2 months old and is still "in the process" of being built, whilst still being competed with. I shoot competitvely 2-4 times a week and I don't like having it down for long so I'm waiting on a few parts before sending it to the capable hands of a very respected local 1911 smith so I can get it all done at once. But don't think that that is my only 1911 I actually shoot, practice and compete with.

    It's not an asshole question more so than you just don't know what I have going on.

    And the LB belongs to Shenanigans.
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    I think you are okay, it was just a jab at me because I stated my position on having an ambi up above and somehow we got mixed up.

    Because it's my game gun, it's not critical for me if it breaks or not. A properly fitted safety shouldn't, and hasn't for me in as long as I've competed. I am more worried about my extractor, ejector and FP to go out because those have all gone out on me, and the occassional FO insert on my front sight. But if it does, I have a back up replacement part for almost every part in my gun in my range bag.

    :x:

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    Lordy. Didn't mean to start shit about it, I was just doing a little razzing about extolling the virtues of an ambi-safety, and having an av pic of a 1911 without one.
    Honestly, I'll probably get an ambi installed someday, when I have the budget to send a pistol out for some serious 'smithing. And honestly, I was leaning toward the one with the ambi, until it got bought before I could get to it.
     

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