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Brianpoole
12-08-2010, 20:29
I'm looking to pick up my first 1911 this week. There is a local store with a Springfield Champion 1911 for $470. Really good finish on it. They also have a Sig 1911 (no rails) with a little wear but nothing major for $600. I'm at a bit of a toss up on which direction to go. Both seem to be solid options for me. I can't find much dirt on either of them using the ole google machine. I plan to carry this occasionally, while my 27 will probably still be my primary carry, and it'll be for home defense otherwise. Let me know your thoughts!

Brian

Quack
12-08-2010, 20:34
I'd personally choose the SPringfield over the Sig. There's nothing wrong with the SIg, except that it has a non-standard slide, which would mean that i would have to buy a separate holster just for the Sig, while all my others use the same holster. I sold my Sig off to buy a WIlson.

bac1023
12-08-2010, 21:12
So the local gun shop has just those two models and you're going to let yourself be limited by them? :headscratch:

To hell with that.

thecableguy
12-08-2010, 21:17
I agree with Brian.
What are you looking for?
How much are you willing to pay?
Range toy,home defense, or carry gun?
Don't limit yourself to just what your LGS has. Ask questions here and the guys here can usually lead you to something that will truly benefit you and your needs.

Brianpoole
12-08-2010, 21:28
I'm not limiting myself by any means. I've been in a few shops over the last few days. Held some kimbers, paras, the sig and a couple springfields. The biggest appeal on those two was the price point. My wife isn't too thrilled about my gun purchasing habits, so the lower price tags keep things peaceful at home. I'm just looking for a reliable .45 1911 to have around. Range, CCW, and home defense. I probably won't be competing with it. Any other suggestions for under $700?

bac1023
12-08-2010, 21:39
Any other suggestions for under $700?

The STI Spartan and Desert Eagle are both terrific at about $650.

I did a comparison report on them here. :)

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1271006

thecableguy
12-08-2010, 21:46
I'm not limiting myself by any means. I've been in a few shops over the last few days. Held some kimbers, paras, the sig and a couple springfields. The biggest appeal on those two was the price point. My wife isn't too thrilled about my gun purchasing habits, so the lower price tags keep things peaceful at home. I'm just looking for a reliable .45 1911 to have around. Range, CCW, and home defense. I probably won't be competing with it. Any other suggestions for under $700?

That didn't stop Paul(HOKIE) from ordering a Brown.:tongueout:

I will also add that you could save up a little longer and from what I have read on here the Springfield Range Officer that just hit the market is a nice gun to pick up. Quack could tell you a little more about them. He is the resident Springfield cheerleader.:tongueout:

Nickpisp
12-08-2010, 21:50
The STI Spartan and Desert Eagle are both terrific at about $650.

I did a comparison report on them here. :)

http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1271006

So Bac, have you fondled a RO yet? Any idea how it compares to the Spartan and the DE?

bac1023
12-08-2010, 21:59
So Bac, have you fondled a RO yet? Any idea how it compares to the Spartan and the DE?

I have not, but I want to at this point from all I've been hearing.

It sounds like a winner.

MajorD
12-08-2010, 22:00
under 600 bucks should find you a used colt 1991 which in this price range would be my choice

thecableguy
12-08-2010, 22:05
under 600 bucks should find you a used colt 1991 which in this price range would be my choice
Why a Colt? A used loaded would be a better choice in my opinion. You get better options than the colt.

Nickpisp
12-08-2010, 22:05
I have not, but I want to at this point from all I've been hearing.

It sounds like a winner.

I would rate mine right in between my TRP and Champ OP, but the Champ OP is almost as tight as the TRP anyway. :supergrin:

bac1023
12-08-2010, 22:18
under 600 bucks should find you a used colt 1991 which in this price range would be my choice

I'm not a huge fan of the 1991.

Quack
12-08-2010, 22:24
If it's not a Colt, it's a (better) copy. :whistling:

mgs
12-09-2010, 12:56
The SA Champion I owned would only fire 230 Ball 100%.....spent some $$$ on it and sent it down the road. A 4" needs a bull barrel and no bushing to work.....just my experience. Traded it on a G23 and never looked back for carry. I still compete with a Series 70 Colt Gold Cup, Mike.

Hokie1911
12-09-2010, 13:06
The biggest appeal on those two was the price point. My wife isn't too thrilled about my gun purchasing habits, so the lower price tags keep things peaceful at home.

That didn't stop Paul(HOKIE) from ordering a Brown.:tongueout:



Mine was ok with $400 Glocks, but then it went from $700 Sigs to $800 HKs. Then I discovered 1911s and bought a $850 Kimber, then started looking at $1,100 CBOBs, and eventually "settled" on a $2,400 Brown, which she has no knowledge of. :whistling:

...and I've already priced out my next semi-custom (another Brown). :wavey:

Good luck brother. Once the sickness has you, its BAD.

Rinspeed
12-09-2010, 13:07
My wife isn't too thrilled about my gun purchasing habits, so the lower price tags keep things peaceful at home.


It's much easier to get forgiveness than it is to get permission. :supergrin:

Hokie1911
12-09-2010, 13:11
It's much easier to get forgiveness than it is to get permission. :supergrin:

:agree:
:devildance::devildance::devildance:

DRAGON1970
12-09-2010, 13:13
If it's not a Colt, it's a (better) copy. :whistling:

:rofl:

bac1023
12-09-2010, 13:14
If it's not a Colt, it's a (better) copy. :whistling:

:rofl:

jrs93accord
12-09-2010, 13:22
Of the two choices you mentioned, The Springfield gets my vote. A few of the guys pointed out some viable options, but as you said, you are trying to keep the price down to keep peace at home. Good luck on your decision.

Brianpoole
12-09-2010, 13:24
It's much easier to get forgiveness than it is to get permission. :supergrin:

I took that approach when I bought my Glock.... I figure taking the same approach the 2nd time around might not be so good. Now, considering the raise and bonus check I obtained late yesterday, it might be a different story :cool: I'm now looking into the Remington R1, among a few others.

Hokie1911
12-09-2010, 13:26
The R1 is a solid choice. Great value. :thumbsup:

Can't go wrong with the R1, Spartan, or DE 1911G.

knedrgr
12-09-2010, 13:38
Keep the Glock and buy ammo.






I kid, I kid...

out of those two, the SA Champion FTW.

brzusa.1911
12-09-2010, 14:26
If it's not a Colt, it's a (better) copy. :whistling:

:goodpost: :rofl:

bac1023
12-09-2010, 14:28
It's much easier to get forgiveness than it is to get permission. :supergrin:

:rofl:

bac1023
12-09-2010, 14:29
The R1 is a solid choice. Great value. :thumbsup:

Can't go wrong with the R1, Spartan, or DE 1911G.

Very true :cool:

MarkCO
12-09-2010, 15:04
Frankly, which one do YOU like best. Either is fine, I'd lean towards the Champion.

Flashy2003
12-09-2010, 18:28
I'd get the Springer.