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Hey Bac

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by 2glock40s, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. 2glock40s

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    What's your take on S & W 1911's? I am still looking for my first 1911 and would welcome any advice you may have because I trust your knowledge. Price would be anywhere from $600 to $1000. Thanks.
     

  2. 2glock40s

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    I've said it once and I'll say it again, 'search is my friend'. Sorry.
     
  3. bac1023

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    No problem.

    I like both my S&W 1911s quite a bit. They're reliable and well built. The external extractor doesn't bother me at all.

    I wouldn't spend a grand on an SW1911 though. The base model can be had for $700-$800.
     
  4. Tactical black

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  6. bac1023

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    Glad you like it, but unfortunately the STI Trojan is a far better 1911 for $1000, in my opinion.

    SW1911 are good up to $800 or so. Anything more than that is too much for what you get.

    The Performance Center 1911s are another story. :)
     
  7. SPIN2010

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    What makes the STI Trojan better for the money? I thought they were now foreign manufactured? Just curious.

    P.S. Mine is off to the Perf Cnt as soon as Smith wakes up ... on their dime or a full refund. lol My LH safety lever fell off at the range. So, you are correct. And man, am I hot. lol

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    OK, well I just got the call from S&W ... they are giving me my money back. Thank you S&W. So, now that experience is over (ugh)!

    And I do not go down the road again I will put a call into STI ... and I am scanning Quack's link as I post. Any good STI dealers come recommended?
     
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  8. chrisman17

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    So a $1000 for a 1911 that had a part fall off is worth it?
     
  9. Jim Watson

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    It is the STI Spartan that is a Filipino gun with some US action parts.
    As far as I know, the Trojan is still built in the Republic of Texas.
     
  10. Texas Bulldog

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    Amen :supergrin:

    I love my Trojan. All Texan :cool:
     
  11. rsxr22

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    Indeed, the Trojan is built in TX. I picked up a Spartan and honestly after I got that gun home, I could have cared less whether it came from the US or Japan. The thing is sweet, accurate, and fitted better than a $1400 Kimber I HAD awhile ago
     
  12. I don't know squat about the quality of STI but I am in love with the Shadow.
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    Anybody care to chime in with some info on this one? Like are they worth it for the price? Around here the cheapest I have seen them is around 1200. Anyone own one. I know I know Bac not long enough but I am more into the 4.25" and under 1911s.
     
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  13. bac1023

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    The Spartan has always been built in the Philippines and the Trojan has always been built in the states.
     
  14. lsbbigdog

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    As a dealer we see it every once in a while with S&W ambi safety's. They are MIM parts and if you are a lefty you are more likely to break the ambi on a S&W 1911.
     
  15. bac1023

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    They aren't as bad as the ambis on the Taurus, that's for sure. :whistling:
     
  16. infiniti0505

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    That nice! I had the STI Guardian, and LOVED it. STI customer service is amazing as well.
     
  17. Also curious myself what makes it better for $1000. I've never even held an STI so don't know...
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  18. bac1023

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    Its a better fit gun.

    They're more accurate too.


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