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New to 1911s. Springfield vs. Sig

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Brianpoole, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Brianpoole

    Brianpoole

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    I'm looking to pick up my first 1911 this week. There is a local store with a Springfield Champion 1911 for $470. Really good finish on it. They also have a Sig 1911 (no rails) with a little wear but nothing major for $600. I'm at a bit of a toss up on which direction to go. Both seem to be solid options for me. I can't find much dirt on either of them using the ole google machine. I plan to carry this occasionally, while my 27 will probably still be my primary carry, and it'll be for home defense otherwise. Let me know your thoughts!

    Brian
     
  2. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    I'd personally choose the SPringfield over the Sig. There's nothing wrong with the SIg, except that it has a non-standard slide, which would mean that i would have to buy a separate holster just for the Sig, while all my others use the same holster. I sold my Sig off to buy a WIlson.
     

  3. bac1023

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    So the local gun shop has just those two models and you're going to let yourself be limited by them? :headscratch:

    To hell with that.
     
  4. thecableguy

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    I agree with Brian.
    What are you looking for?
    How much are you willing to pay?
    Range toy,home defense, or carry gun?
    Don't limit yourself to just what your LGS has. Ask questions here and the guys here can usually lead you to something that will truly benefit you and your needs.
     
  5. Brianpoole

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    I'm not limiting myself by any means. I've been in a few shops over the last few days. Held some kimbers, paras, the sig and a couple springfields. The biggest appeal on those two was the price point. My wife isn't too thrilled about my gun purchasing habits, so the lower price tags keep things peaceful at home. I'm just looking for a reliable .45 1911 to have around. Range, CCW, and home defense. I probably won't be competing with it. Any other suggestions for under $700?
     
  6. bac1023

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    That didn't stop Paul(HOKIE) from ordering a Brown.:tongueout:

    I will also add that you could save up a little longer and from what I have read on here the Springfield Range Officer that just hit the market is a nice gun to pick up. Quack could tell you a little more about them. He is the resident Springfield cheerleader.:tongueout:
     
  8. Nickpisp

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    So Bac, have you fondled a RO yet? Any idea how it compares to the Spartan and the DE?
     
  9. bac1023

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    I have not, but I want to at this point from all I've been hearing.

    It sounds like a winner.
     
  10. MajorD

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    under 600 bucks should find you a used colt 1991 which in this price range would be my choice
     
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    Why a Colt? A used loaded would be a better choice in my opinion. You get better options than the colt.
     
  12. Nickpisp

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    I would rate mine right in between my TRP and Champ OP, but the Champ OP is almost as tight as the TRP anyway. :supergrin:
     
  13. bac1023

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    I'm not a huge fan of the 1991.
     
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    If it's not a Colt, it's a (better) copy. :whistling:
     
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    The SA Champion I owned would only fire 230 Ball 100%.....spent some $$$ on it and sent it down the road. A 4" needs a bull barrel and no bushing to work.....just my experience. Traded it on a G23 and never looked back for carry. I still compete with a Series 70 Colt Gold Cup, Mike.
     
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    Mine was ok with $400 Glocks, but then it went from $700 Sigs to $800 HKs. Then I discovered 1911s and bought a $850 Kimber, then started looking at $1,100 CBOBs, and eventually "settled" on a $2,400 Brown, which she has no knowledge of. :whistling:

    ...and I've already priced out my next semi-custom (another Brown). :wavey:

    Good luck brother. Once the sickness has you, its BAD.
     
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    It's much easier to get forgiveness than it is to get permission. :supergrin:
     
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    :agree:
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