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springfield or colt 1911?

anyone have a prefrence and why?

i've got the 1911 itch.

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anyone have a prefrence and why?

i've got the 1911 itch.
I personally like the Springfield... Reason : You get more for your money.

Besides in the long run, all the parts interchange.

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I personally like the Springfield... Reason : You get more for your money.

Besides in the long run, all the parts interchange.
Ive had two Springfield 1911's A GI model, and I carry a TRP on duty, I have almost 6k rounds through the TRP with ZERO malfuntions of any kind. Eats every kind of ammo I have put through it. Springfield also has what I believe as one of the best customer service departments out there.
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Ive had two Springfield 1911's A GI model, and I carry a TRP on duty, I have almost 6k rounds through the TRP with ZERO malfuntions of any kind. Eats every kind of ammo I have put through it. Springfield also has what I believe as one of the best customer service departments out there.
This is good feedback. Thanks.
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i did have to send it back because the mag would not stay in, the customer service was fast and friendly, but the 14 + 1 sold me on the para-ord. i love it!!! and yes i realize that was one that was asked about.

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i did have to send it back because the mag would not stay in, the customer service was fast and friendly, but the 14 + 1 sold me on the para-ord. i love it!!! and yes i realize that was one that was asked about.

chris, is ford the only real car since they were first?


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Mercedes was the first car, not Ford. Henry Ford just created the assembly line.

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i was wondering because both companies offer several different models and it seems that springfield is always a couple hundred dollars under colts.

both companies build some nice guns but i just dont know about the 1911 lineup.

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I looked for a while at the Colts, Springfields, Paras and decided on a Kimber.
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Kimber comments since it has come up:

I bought a Kimber Gold Combat II full size a while back. I really like it now but I did have to send it back because of feeding issues and problems with the safety after break in. The manager of the custom shop worked on it and ran a few hundred rounds through it. It has not had one failure since through 1500 to 2000 rounds and it is very accurate. Fit and finish is excellent. Internal extractor. Ambi safety.

If I was going to spend that kind of money again though, I would look at an Ed Brown or Wilson.

I still don't trust the safety to not break again though because of the design.
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Kimber comments since it has come up:

I bought a Kimber Gold Combat II full size a while back. I really like it now but I did have to send it back because of feeding issues and problems with the safety after break in. The manager of the custom shop worked on it and ran a few hundred rounds through it. It has not had one failure since through 1500 to 2000 rounds and it is very accurate. Fit and finish is excellent. Internal extractor. Ambi safety.

If I was going to spend that kind of money again though, I would look at an Ed Brown or Wilson.

I still don't trust the safety to not break again though because of the design.
I'll have to watch that (safety) issue.

I've got approx 700 +/- through my .45 and have had a few FTL's but hear that it's pretty common, especially for a Gold Match. All ammo is good ammo (brass/boxer/fmj/non corr..



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I would take a Springfield before a Colt, because Colt caved and became "Democrat Friendly". I won't own a Colt AR nor a Colt 1911 because of it.
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You brought it up, I was just correcting you.

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Colts are nice, but you pay for the name. Springfield and Kimber are both very nice alternatives.

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I would take a Springfield before a Colt, because Colt caved and became "Democrat Friendly". I won't own a Colt AR nor a Colt 1911 because of it.
I must have missed that part. Is it because their first priority is their government contract or is it something else?

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You brought it up, I was just correcting you.

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Colts are nice, but you pay for the name. Springfield and Kimber are both very nice alternatives.



I must have missed that part. Is it because their first priority is their government contract or is it something else?
Under the Klinton administration, pressure was put on gun manufacturers to make thier products non mil-spec. Colt was one of the first to cave and started making their ARs with non-mil spec pins so you can't interchange uppers and lowers from other manufacturers.
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Under the Klinton administration, pressure was put on gun manufacturers to make thier products non mil-spec. Colt was one of the first to cave and started making their ARs with non-mil spec pins so you can't interchange uppers and lowers from other manufacturers.
I see, hence the big pin Colt lowers.

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hmm

well i have a clean coupe id trade for a clean 1911

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I would take a Springfield before a Colt, because Colt caved and became "Democrat Friendly". I won't own a Colt AR nor a Colt 1911 because of it.
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Under the Klinton administration, pressure was put on gun manufacturers to make thier products non mil-spec. Colt was one of the first to cave and started making their ARs with non-mil spec pins so you can't interchange uppers and lowers from other manufacturers.
I am glad to know this now. That will keep me from getting a Colt.
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I was just telling someone this today, I would go with the Springfield just for their customer service alone. IF you have a problem with your 1911, call the number and a PERSON answers, then they will ask for the serial #, pick up a sample from the warehouse, and talk to you about what could possibly be wrong. IF, and a big IF, there is something wrong with a part, no matter if you tore the gun apart or what, if it needs a new part, without any question, they will mail you the part you need ASAP. Incidentally, in my case, it was only cause there was too much grease in where the mag release on my 1911 was, and all I had to do was clean it up, good to go. They still wanted to send me the parts, just in case. I'm telling ya, top of the line customer service.

As far as which 1911 to buy, I'm pretty happy with my Springfield as far as it shoots and all. Got the Loaded model, ran me about $800. If ya wanna spend less, either buy the GI model, or go with a Rock Island, which use to go for around $380, but not sure anymore, just throwing that out there.

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I just put a Springfield 1911 up for sale in the classifieds you should check it out it is a nice gun.
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I own both, both are great guns. You can find colts just as cheap as springfields if you look around. A lot of places jack up prices on colts for whatever reason. My next 1911 will be another colt. Either a base commander or an xse.

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I would go for Colt just cause its American made most of the Springers are made in Brazil besides a few of their top end models.
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i think ill hit the gun show for a good deal.thanks for the input.

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I would go for Colt just cause its American made most of the Springers are made in Brazil besides a few of their top end models.
Exactly my point... Always buy American is my first priority. Quit buying those Brazillian/Phillipino 1911's

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Exactly my point... Always buy American is my first priority. Quit buying those Brazillian/Phillipino 1911's
So buy a Kimber that's made in Yonkers, NY...

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i bought a phillipino 1911 and it was pretty and tight and had good options on it but wouldn't shoot for shit.

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pisted me off it looked so nice.

im definetly buying american unless i get a glock.

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Once you get a colt you'll never look back. I have a defender and it's the best 1911 I have had so far. My springfield loaded light weight was nice but the colt is better. The only thing better than a colt would probably be a Wilson or equal custom build.
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So buy a Kimber that's made in Yonkers, NY...
Hell Yeah, keeping Americans at work... I know its hard because we all want to buy it cheap. But its the patriotic thing to do right now.

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Another American made 1911 that no one has had interest in is the Auto Ordinance 1911. Kahr Arms has taken over a few years ago and they've been putting out some decent G.I. type or original 1911's that are good for the money under $500. This is the same price range as the Rock Island Filipino 1911. So go with an Auto Ordinance before you go buying a Rock Island special!

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hmm

well i have a clean coupe id trade for a clean 1911

pm if interested.
Details? I got this

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I would go for Colt just cause its American made most of the Springers are made in Brazil besides a few of their top end models.
the frames and slides are machined there, final assembly is done here.

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its a '89 4cyl/auto.body is real straight,int is real clean.i dont have a title but you can get one on it.motor was supposed to have been rebuilt.i have the headlights for it.if thats a .45 bring it and a trailor and you'll have a coupe.

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its a '89 4cyl/auto.body is real straight,int is real clean.i dont have a title but you can get one on it.motor was supposed to have been rebuilt.i have the headlights for it.if thats a .45 bring it and a trailor and you'll have a coupe.
Looks like a good deal to me.



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thats what im talkin about.

ill give up the little coupe for one.thats an itch for ya.

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So buy a Kimber that's made in Yonkers, NY...
Have one and a Colt like both alot. The Custom II's could be had for a lil more than what a Colt costs.

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Besides all the other reasons mentioned to buy colt there is also resale/value.

Your Kimber, Springfield, .... will never be worth more than you paid for them. But your colt will go up in value very slowly over the years.....

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You guys with colts might jump onto the main site. Looks like some recalls.

Ive only owned one 1911 a kimber uc2, but if i was going cheap id buy a springfield. If i wanted something to hold onto for a while colt.

What you might call solitude is something i look forward to.
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colt recalls? o hell.


nobody up for a trade?couope for pistol?

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