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Your thoughts EB SF/SA Pro

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by JT1911, May 28, 2011.

  1. JT1911

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    Giving a lot of thought to these individual 1911's. Anyone care to give your opinions (good or bad) on the two?
     
  2. Hokie1911

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    Both are very good 1911s. Price is pretty close (Pro a little more). Can't go wrong with either. I'm a big fan of EB, but between those 2, I'd go with the Pro. Only problem is, unless you stumble on one for a reasonable price...it's a year and a half wait for a new one from SACS.
     

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  3. I think the EB SF/SA Pro has too much MIITN, and not enough CAFM.

    But if you like it, HF.

    :supergrin:
     
  4. Quack

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    i like both. The Pro is a much tighter built gun.

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  5. Quack

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    Springfield has a lifetime warranty, but the wait to have one built is over a year.
     
  6. glock2740

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    I'd choose the SA Pro between the two. What did you think of your first post's thread? :rofl:We tried to warn ya. :rofl:
     
  7. Mr. Gekko

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    As others said, you will be good with either choice. If looking for new, I would go Brown since it only quotes 90 days intead of many months. If you can find a used Pro in good shape, it may be good choice if the price is right and you act fast.


    Hard right turn off of topic approaching... :rofl:
     
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  8. 38 Super Fan

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    The Pro will probably require some patience in obtaining, but that's what I'd go with, certainly nothing wrong with a SF though. :cool:
     
  9. bac1023

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    Both are great, but I give the Pro the edge.
     
  10. GJ1981

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    Will it be a range queen or see actually use?
     
  11. samuse

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    I like both of 'em.

    BUT.

    It's a 1911, you spend your money and you take your chances.
     
  12. JT1911

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    I think you gentlemen covered just about everything I need to know about the characters here on this forum. And I mean that in a good way. :wavey:
     
  13. JT1911

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    I don't believe in safe queens. I seen my father do this while growing up. 36 firearms that had never been shot and turns around and sells them to a friend of his without me knowing about it. His decision, but I wasn't too happy.
     
  14. RMA

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    My vote will be on the Pro for HD use. 5k later on mine & loving it more & more :supergrin:
     
  15. GJ1981

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    I should have worded it differently because I see firearm use in three categories.

    1. Safe queens - Never, or almost never shot.
    2. Range queens - Shot occasionally, usually less than 1000-1500 rounds a year. Typically within the confines of a shooting booth.
    3. Real use - Used for higher volume shooting, comps, not afraid of holster wear etc.
     
  16. GJ1981

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  17. JT1911

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    In would fall into the Range queen category.
     
  18. GJ1981

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    At that rate, you SHOULD be fine with either pistol. However, like Samuse said earlier, "It's a 1911, you spend your money and you take your chances." This IME means just because you spend the $$$ doesn't mean it won't have issues.

    I'd go with the Brown for two reason.

    1. You won't have to wait over a year, unless you find a Pro in stock, and even then you'll pay a premium.
    2. You'll save about $600-700. When I considered a SF from http://www.migunslingers.com/ last year it was just under $2K, Pro's are around $2600 now. I'll tell you there isn't anything significant, other than the name, that makes the SA worth that much more.

    The SA might be "tighter", but that means little to nothing, unless you want bragging rights. I fell for the tighter pistols must be better mentality for a while, but have learned better.
     
  19. bac1023

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  20. Quack

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    most of mine are range queens, except for my Glock is pretty much a safe queen now :animlol: