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TXGlock21Man
01-31-2013, 19:59
I am looking for a new 1911 style carry pistol. So far I am interested in the Springfield EMP, Colt New Agent/Defender, STI Duty One and potentially a Kimber Ultra CDP II....what are your thoughts on these choices? Anything I have missed that I should consider?

Vanman2004b
02-01-2013, 01:48
Consider a DW ECO.

TXGlock21Man
02-01-2013, 04:33
I do like the ECO, for some reason I thought you mentioned a CCO on 1911fourm. It is certainly the priciest out of the ones mentioned...I will add it to my list to check out, thanks.

faawrenchbndr
02-01-2013, 06:15
What caliber are you wanting?
EMP available in 9 & 40 only

Of your listed options, the STI is the best choice.

TXGlock21Man
02-01-2013, 07:26
I am not really focused on a specific caliber, I have each caliber in my collection now, so I am familiar with each...I am leaning towards 9mm as I think it will be more controllable in a lightweight carry package.

I like the STI, it is made in Texas and I love the way it looks, minus the front cocking serrations. I haven't been able to find any for sale though, none on gunsamerica or gunbroker.

snatiep
02-01-2013, 08:57
I've got the Colt Defender in 9mm. I love it and it's a pleasure to shoot and carry! Beautiful pistol.

faawrenchbndr
02-01-2013, 09:43
If you are leaning toward 9mm, the EMP is outstanding!
Springfield's warranty is about as good as it gets.

TXGlock21Man
02-01-2013, 09:56
If you are leaning toward 9mm, the EMP is outstanding!
Springfield's warranty is about as good as it gets.

That is where I am leaning right now, followed by the Colt Defender and New Agent, then the Kimber. I just can't locate any STI Duty One pistols and the Dan Wesson ECO is real nice, but a little out of my price range.

faawrenchbndr
02-01-2013, 10:03
You,can add a few hundred on top of the EMP & get the ECO.
But,.....you can play that game all the way to a full custom build $5k pistol.

NoJoy
02-03-2013, 23:46
That is where I am leaning right now, followed by the Colt Defender and New Agent, then the Kimber. I just can't locate any STI Duty One pistols and the Dan Wesson ECO is real nice, but a little out of my price range.

Have you tried http://www.Brazoscustom.com


Don't know if they have the Duty One in stock, but they do sell 10% below retail if that means anything. I really like the bull barrel look of the Duty One. Hard Chrome would be sweet too. :cool:

20South
02-04-2013, 08:10
I like the EMP, but would take the STI out of what you mentioned.

fnfalman
02-05-2013, 12:37
My Colt 9mm Defender; with Novak sights as opposed to the New Agent with the trench sight, shoots nicely with a really crisp trigger - rather surprising for a stainless steel Colt. However, it does not seem to like hollowpoints. Granted I've only tried to feed it Cor-Bon 115-gr JHP +P and no other hollowpoints but it choked like a mofo. The same ammo went through a SW6906 and Beretta M9 like crap through a goose.

faawrenchbndr
02-05-2013, 13:52
Try Golden Sabers in it,......bet it will run like a top!

Soldiernurse
02-05-2013, 18:16
I am looking for a new 1911 style carry pistol. So far I am interested in the Springfield EMP, Colt New Agent/Defender, STI Duty One and potentially a Kimber Ultra CDP II....what are your thoughts on these choices? Anything I have missed that I should consider?
EMP9 ... Love mine! Very east to conceal. Very accurate!

knedrgr
02-07-2013, 07:01
Personally, I don't care for 3" 1911s. So that rules out the EMP. Although it is a nice gun.

I have SA, STI, DW in my collection, so I can tell you from personal experiences. Out of your list, STI, hands down.

Love my Duty Ones (45ACP and 9mm).

http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/228170_530384403644385_113560319_n.jpg


Here's the 9mm top end on a 2011 lower.

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/775159_588240284525463_1439237608_o.jpg

ca survivor
02-07-2013, 11:24
I would go for one of the Colts, but I have never seen a Colt that I don't like :rofl: I have the Colt Defender in .45.

TXGlock21Man
02-07-2013, 17:50
I love the look of those STIs...very nice!

I ended up getting a Colt New Agent with XS Big Dot sights...I really like this little pistol and how it feels. I have not had a chance to shoot it yet with Super Bowl and this and that...but soon!

Here is picture of her...

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w311/jrnoakes/IMG_1403_zps9e955f68.jpg

fnfalman
02-07-2013, 20:37
Like I mentioned in the other related thread, had I known about that Talo edition New Agent, I would have asked my gun shop for it instead of the regular Colt Defender. The carbon steel Colts just seem to be better finished.

BubbaShoots
02-09-2013, 23:35
My New Agent shoots flawlessly.

skeeter7
02-12-2013, 01:09
I have the EMP 40 and I love it! Very easy to conceal and it's still one of my favorite pistols to bring to the range.

ithaca_deerslayer
02-12-2013, 06:17
My wife's EMP 9 works fine, no problems with it. Shoots nice. Handles both fmj and hollow points. We use Gold Dot 124gr carry ammo. Never had a jam with any load, as far as I know. She has shot it in IDPA, too.

9 round mags, so you carry 10, and still smaller and thinner than a .45. Yet I still get all fingers on the grip for full control. Trigger reach is shorter than the .45, too. It is designed around the 9mm so everything is reduced size.

I don't know anything about other brands of 9mm 1911.



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ferretray
02-14-2013, 15:04
Colt Defender has been my choice. But I sure like the looks of that Agent with the Big Dot sights.