Smith and Wesson 1911 or Springfield two tone Loaded?

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  1. Esox357

    Esox357

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    Finally narrowed it down and looking at your opinions. The Smith and Wesson didn't give much indication on what they did to the firearm. Springfield I was impressed with the mods that they said are done and its two tone for 20 dollars less then the Smith. Which one guys? Thanks Esox357.
     
  2. Jim S.

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    I would go for the Springer. I don't consider the S&W a purist 1911.
    You can't beat Springfield's customer service and they are good solid 1911's.
    I like to change out the main spring housing to get rid of the internal lock, once again it's not "supposed" to be there.
     

  3. glock75

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    I like the Springfields....... a lot.
     
  4. Nowhere Man

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    +3 on Springfield.


    Dave
     
  5. bac1023

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    Wow.

    I like Springfield from the TRP on up. I also like the GI as a replica.

    However, I'll take an SW1911 over a Loaded any day. I've never been impressed with the fitting on the Loaded models in the least. It seems like a lot of money for what you're getting.

    Even the Desert Eagle 1911 is a much better fitted pistol for a good deal less money.
     
  6. knedrgr

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    Springfield FTW.
     
  7. IANative

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  8. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I agree. I've never been impressed with the Loaded models. But I do like the Mil-Spec and TRP on up. SA has a ridiculously impressive custom shop.
     
  9. bac1023

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    For sure.

    Its the real deal, unlike some other so called "custom shops".
     
  10. oldman101946

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    I will jump in here as I am a 1911 purist. I believe the 1911 is the best gun ever made and should not be in any caliber other than .45acp. They are so good, I own seven of them and two of those are customs. I own a nice Springfield and I own two S&W models. Overall, I own over 100 handguns either collected or inherited during a 45 year sapn.

    If one has not tried the recent S&W 1911 guns, they are missing a treat. Right out of the box, they will shoot as good as most customs. S&W went way out of their way to get things right on the current production models.

    I will take a S&W now over any Springfield. The fit is better, the finish is better and, contrary to what many think, their warranty is better with fewewr words, less confusion and exclusions. Also they are American made.

    Since buying my last S&W 1911, I have loaned it to three friends. Two of them now own their own S&W 1911.