Smith Wesson 1911 or Springfield Loaded Two Tone?

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  1. Esox357

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    I narrowed it down to these two firearms and am buying tomorrow. Smith and Wesson didn't say much in detail about the way they built the 1911 and it is 20 dollars more expensive. The Springfield gave a much better description and is two tone for less. What says you? Which one would you go with and which is better accuracy wise. Thanks Esox357.
     
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    The smiths are more tightly fitted, dead reliable with any factory ammo and a bit more accurate in my hands. After having both, my vote goes to the smith.
     

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    How is the trigger?
     
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    That is a coin flip. Both excellent weapons.
     
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    i'd get the S&W over a springfield.
     
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    A very good assement. And I don't think that $20 should be a deal-
    breaker either. I own a S&W 1911 PD with the scandium frame, and
    it has been flawless in it's operation.

    I have never owned a Springfield, but everything that I have read
    about them from reputable sources, seems to indicate that they are a
    very good pistol as well. YMMV in regards to both of these pistols also.

    There are many worse options available in regards to these two pistols
    that I have mentioned. One thing that I will say, is that S&W has
    outstanding customer service. I know nothing about Springfield CS,
    so someone might want to chime in that respect. :wavey:
     
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    Very good! Not Dan Wesson good, but good!
     
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    Springfield. Brazillian steel rocks.
     
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    I don't recall reading much about Springfield 1911 customer service either. Hmmm...
     
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    It does, but I don't like the way Loaded models are fitted.
     
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    Agreed. The slides, frames and barrels are the same as the mil-spec. You're just getting an enhanced mil-spec with better sights. The S&W is the better gun.
     
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    I fit them as I want. No big deal. 1911's are not great mysteries these days. They have these new things called "books" with "information" in them. It's not really difficult at all.
     
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    +1; have to agree. S&W has a good mid-range for the $.
     
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    :dunno:


    So...

    Since there are books, you're recommending a poorly fitted 1911 over a well fitted 1911? :headscratch:
     
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    I have never been particularly impressed with the SA loaded that I bought about ten years ago.
    The fitment of the slide-frame, grip safety, thumb safety, mainspring housing, slidestop, plunger, 2-piece bbl, and front sight is unimpressive.

    I don't like the styling that SW does to their 1911s, but that is my primary complaint.

    The Smiths I have handled were
     
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    I have a Scandium S&W, love that gun. It's more accurate than I'll ever be. The only problem I've ever had with it was trying to use cheap mags with weak springs. That gave me FTL and stovepiping problems. Lesson learned, don't use cheap magazines.
     
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    Done going with the Smith and Wesson Blued. Thanks Guys. Esox357.
     
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    Yea...the tough part for me was figuring out how many pages would fit between the slide and frame to stop the rattle.:dunno: