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Springfield Loaded

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by bobbss, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. MajorD

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    SA has a good reputation but I prefer an American made 1911 for a gun in the 1k range I would go colt Xse or rail gun
     
  2. bobbss

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    I stopped by another LGS last night and did get to look at a Colt,wasn't bad either,I think it was $1025.00 but might have been alittle more.The guy behind the counter must of been having a bad day and pizzed me off soon as I asked to look at it,so I was having a hard time staying focused,I had to keep fighting the urge to tell him to Fxxk himself.lol!I also looked at the Ruger alitte more,I think what I don't like about it is the disscharge opening looks bigger (not sure if I said that right or not).Is it bigger?
     


  3. faawrenchbndr

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    Picked up my Loaded, bone stock, for $650
     
  4. bobbss

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    My LGS wants $900.00 for a stainless Loaded,Is that good or bad?
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Seems a tad high,.......but they can be a bit hard to find
     
  6. TxGlock9

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  7. bobbss

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  8. TxGlock9

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    Of course the only problem I see with them is the lack of holster availability. I would go with the loaded if you want stainless. My personal suggestion, if you're going to spend $1000, mind as well fork out the extra few hundred and buy a stainless trp...

    Is this your first 1911. Forgive me if it's been mentioned already.
     
  9. glock2740

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    Ditto. And I'm a huge fan of SA 1911's. I own 5 of them, but just can't make myself like the Loaded model. To me, it goes straight from Mil-Spec to TRP.
     
  10. TxGlock9

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    What about the MC Operator?
     
  11. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    The MC Operator is a Loaded with a rail & two tone finish
     
  12. bobbss

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    This will be my first 1911.The Sig is way lower on my list,I do have a Sig P938 I like.I haven't found a TRP at any LGSs,and aren't they more like $1,400.00 or more?I've got to draw a line somewhere.
     
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  13. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    That is a bit much for a TRP.......find a new shop!
     
  14. okie

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    The SA Loaded is awesome for sure my friend:thumbsup:
     
  15. bobbss

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    How much have you seen them for?Bac1023 has $1,400.00 for the average price on his buyers guide.
     
  16. sawgrass

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    The lowest price that I found on a new SS TRP was $1447.
    IMO it's worth every cent.

    I saw a new TRP Operator (rail) this am and it was $1569.

    You can probably find a used TRP in the neighborhood of $1200 and maybe less.

    You're on the right track, asking questions and doing your homework. As I recall I bought a NIB S&W for my first 1911 because $1000 was my limit. It was enough for the bug to bite but I sold it after about six months. I was an absolute PEST to Bac. Thankfully he is a patient man.

    If you really want to stay under a $1000 you should look at the Ruger. There's a new thread here with a link to a store that had at least 20 of them earlier today.

    Good luck.
     
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  17. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Holy crap........guess I am a bit behind on pricing. :faint:
     
  18. mattneil190

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    I love my loaded an I got it for under a grand an ima lefty also so it's awsome an it the tightest 1911 I've owned an ill take it over the colt, kimber, an Rimington I own they are really good 1911 s for the money


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  19. bobbss

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  20. Lethaltxn

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    Honestly, go with the loaded. It's a great first 1911 and you don't really need to do much to it. I have both the standard and the champion and I really like both. You're just going to have to really knuckle down and try to find one.

    You may also think about the range officer as well.


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