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JT1911
05-28-2011, 20:20
Giving a lot of thought to these individual 1911's. Anyone care to give your opinions (good or bad) on the two?

Hokie1911
05-28-2011, 20:24
Giving a lot of thought to these individual 1911's. Anyone care to give your opinions (good or bad) on the two?

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.

CMG
05-28-2011, 20:25
I think the EB SF/SA Pro has too much MIITN, and not enough CAFM.

But if you like it, HF.

:supergrin:

Quack
05-28-2011, 20:58
i like both. The Pro is a much tighter built gun.

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/i-nKCCZxV/0/L/i-nKCCZxV-L.jpg

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1004742889_CeZRP-L-1.jpg

Quack
05-28-2011, 20:59
Springfield has a lifetime warranty, but the wait to have one built is over a year.

glock2740
05-28-2011, 22:10
Giving a lot of thought to these individual 1911's. Anyone care to give your opinions (good or bad) on the two?
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:

Mr. Gekko
05-28-2011, 22:20
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.


What did you think of your first post's thread? :rofl:We tried to warn ya. :rofl:

Hard right turn off of topic approaching... :rofl:

38 Super Fan
05-28-2011, 22:43
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:

bac1023
05-29-2011, 04:20
Both are great, but I give the Pro the edge.

GJ1981
05-29-2011, 06:26
Will it be a range queen or see actually use?

samuse
05-29-2011, 07:31
I like both of 'em.

BUT.

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

JT1911
05-29-2011, 19:24
What did you think of your first post's thread? :rofl:We tried to warn ya. :rofl:

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:

JT1911
05-29-2011, 19:32
Will it be a range queen or see actually use?

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.

RMA
05-29-2011, 19:46
Will it be a range queen or see actually use?
:rofl:
My vote will be on the Pro for HD use. 5k later on mine & loving it more & more :supergrin:

GJ1981
05-29-2011, 19:50
I don't believe in safe queens. .

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.

GJ1981
05-29-2011, 19:51
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JT1911
05-29-2011, 21:54
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.

In would fall into the Range queen category.

GJ1981
05-30-2011, 06:26
In would fall into the Range queen category.

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.

bac1023
05-30-2011, 07:58
Most of my guns are range queens.

Quack
05-30-2011, 08:52
most of mine are range queens, except for my Glock is pretty much a safe queen now :animlol:

JT1911
05-30-2011, 09:17
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.

Funny that you mentioned Gunslingers. I am on "the list" for a SA Pro (now at 16 months) but am having second thoughts. And while there are other attractive 1911's, the TRS for example, I really like the looks of the EB SF.

MD357
05-30-2011, 09:22
Funny that you mentioned Gunslingers. I am on "the list" for a SA Pro (now at 16 months) but am having second thoughts. And while there are other attractive 1911's, the TRS for example, I really like the looks of the EB SF.

The TRS is better than both of them IMO.... for my preferences anyways

GJ1981
05-30-2011, 09:24
Funny that you mentioned Gunslingers. I am on "the list" for a SA Pro (now at 16 months) but am having second thoughts. And while there are other attractive 1911's, the TRS for example, I really like the looks of the EB SF.

I'm at 17 months on a SA build with no end in sight, so it could be worse. SA does/can do good work, despite my feelings on the last few pistols I've owned. I'm stuck with this last one, but will try being optimistic.

I'll tell you, a TRS is a great bang-for-the-buck. It won't be a purty as some, the checkering isn't the straightest or cut to the same depth, the bluing is weak, sights kinda suck, but IME, they work. I personally would stay away from any Baer that isn't a 5".

Rinspeed
05-30-2011, 14:46
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/Rinspeed/NBU-Style-Carry.jpg

Hokie1911
05-30-2011, 16:03
UTC? :drool: