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Old 01-31-2013, 20:59   #1
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Springy EMP vs STI Duty One vs Colt New Agent vs ???

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?
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:48   #2
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Consider a DW ECO.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:33   #3
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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.
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Old 02-01-2013, 07:15   #4
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What caliber are you wanting?
EMP available in 9 & 40 only

Of your listed options, the STI is the best choice.
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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.
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Old 02-01-2013, 09:57   #6
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I've got the Colt Defender in 9mm. I love it and it's a pleasure to shoot and carry! Beautiful pistol.

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If you are leaning toward 9mm, the EMP is outstanding!
Springfield's warranty is about as good as it gets.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I like the EMP, but would take the STI out of what you mentioned.
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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.
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Try Golden Sabers in it,......bet it will run like a top!
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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!
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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).

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Old 02-07-2013, 12:24   #16
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I would go for one of the Colts, but I have never seen a Colt that I don't like I have the Colt Defender in .45.
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Old 02-07-2013, 18:50   #17
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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...

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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.
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My New Agent shoots flawlessly.
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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.
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