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Old 05-26-2005, 01:27 PM
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brother hal you can always pay more but that does always get you the most dependable. if dependably is what you want go with the springfield 1911. i have a springfield and i have shot just about every brand of shell you can think of even the cheap surplus and it always fires. try that with the kimbers and some of the other more expensive models and you will be dispointed. kimber is a very good gun and works good but you need good ammo. buying ammo at 10,15 or 20 dollars a box just to shoot a piece of paper or a pop can gets old real fast. with expensive ammo being the case most guys just will not shoot the gun enough to enjoy it. i'm sure someone will tell you that you should spend more so you can hit a dime at 25 yards but that is far more that is neccesary. just my 2 cents
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Old 05-26-2005, 06:33 PM
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OK, I have decided to get a Springfield Mil Spec. My local shop says thay are around $500.00. Is that too much? If so, is there a web site where I can find them cheaper? Thanks for any assistance. Brother Hal
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Old 05-26-2005, 07:42 PM
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Impact Guns, in Utah.

Olive Drab - $429.99

Stainless - $459.99

Bought my 700 from them. Remember you have the pay shipping and transfer fees, but you'll still probably stay under $500. Not to mention you won't pay sales tax unless you're in Utah.
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Old 05-26-2005, 08:45 PM
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same price as aught six has, but around here you get 20% or $50 dollars off.
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Old 05-27-2005, 08:25 AM
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Missed-another- if you reload, the price of ammo goes down dramatically. I cast my own bullets for my .45 and it costs me about $0.04 per round to shoot- about as cheap as a .22.
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Old 05-27-2005, 08:57 PM
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ORIGINAL: bigbulls

If I wanted a 1911 and didn't have a pile of cash I would most definetly look at Springfields. They are a very well built firearm and won't break the bank. You can get the GI model for less than $400 if you look around.

the exact thing i was going to say. i would really like to get one of the gi's. there quality guns that aren't that expensive.
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Old 06-08-2005, 05:20 AM
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If it hasn't been mentioned, here goes: Colt has been battling bankruptcy for years now and just are not the same quality that they used to be- several local gun stores have stopped carrying Colt here.
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Old 06-08-2005, 10:15 AM
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I'm not a Taurus man. I basically try to save a bit more and buy better. And Taurus used to be really junk. But I have to mention that I"ve shot 2 of the beretta clones made by Taurus in the last few years and both shot better than the beretta 92s I've shot(excepting the ones with the 1700 buck accurizing jobs of course).

And I have a Smith 329PD. Just ordered a Taurus lightweight for a friend in 44mag. The clone of the 329 mostly. I shot it enough before turning it over to know that its not quite the smith. Yet from sitting at 25 yards I could easily shoot groups 2 inches and less with teh lead reloads I had for my smith. Grips were too big for me though. Trigger pull both SA and DA compared to my smith was very comparable. Lockup compared to the smith was not quite as tight be still very close.

Guess i"m saying if you can't afford more, Taurus is not what they used to be from my recent experiences.

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Old 06-09-2005, 08:06 PM
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I recently bought a new Springfield GI .45. I must say that I knew that the trigger pull and sights were not going to be conducive to good target shooting before I bought this particlular gun, but these are truly my only complaints with this one. The old fashioned look of this one just tugged at my heartstrings, so I had to have it. I have an older Gold Cup that has a nicer trigger and better sights, but I can still shoot the GI .45 almost as well as the Gold Cup, provided I am careful on the trigger (and that I hang on tight when it goes off.)

If you are looking for a target pistol, you may want to spend the extra money up front for good sights and a great trigger pull, because reworking these will cost you at least as much as buying these features in the first place. I would not hesitate to buy another Springfield, but if I ever get another .45 I would probably opt for the S&W 1911SC with the scandium frame. A friend let me shoot his and I put 4 out of 5 rounds in the same ragged hole with it, better than I can normally shoot with any of my own toys. The 1911SC is also very lightweight, nice for carry, not so nice for recoil management.
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Old 06-10-2005, 09:12 AM
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Save more money, buy a Kimber..........
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