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BFN
02-10-2010, 20:02
I have a Springfield Loaded Longslide with a 6" bull barrel, purchased last year. It is very enjoyable to shoot - longer sight radius, slightly higher velocity, accurate, and looks cool! A favorable review on Gunblast touts the higher velocity and accuracy http://www.gunblast.com/RKCampbell_45.htm . I like it so much that I am considering another longslide, here are some options that are currently being made in 6":

STI Targetmaster, Trojan, Eagle
Les Baer
Olympic Arms
Para

A few other high priced customs are available. Actually, all longslides are pricey, my Springer was $995 and that was a good deal.

Does anyone own one of the above?
Any other opinions on longslide 1911's?

Also considering an HK Elite.

Quack
02-10-2010, 20:45
How about a Wilson? :)
THis one wasn't too pricey, but it's no longer made.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_0668.jpg

of what you have listed, i'd get a STI or Baer.
I was just looking at long slides and i think i may go with an 6" Eagle to go with my Edge.

BFN
02-10-2010, 20:55
GREAT looking Wilson Longslide! Wish they would make them again.

I live about 70 miles from Olympic Arms, I called them and they said a longslide could be built with the options I wanted (no price quoted). I will have to give them a visit. Other than that, STI and Baer would be the best choice. I have heard of too many quality issues with Para.

Quack
02-10-2010, 21:02
i pretty much stole this one last year :)

you can also look at having one built by Bob Serva @ Fusion.
it'll probably be in the price range of the Baer or Eagle.

ronin.45
02-10-2010, 21:14
I think of the brands you listed the Baer is the way to go. If you can handle the price it is the best on the list.

trob
02-10-2010, 21:37
im pretty happy with my STI. Its a great pistol.

I have a Lawman, but as a company, STI is fantastic.