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walter
06-17-2009, 7:29 PM
Gonna get my first 1911. It's gotta have a skeleton trigger and hammer. Should I get a colt or SA

BigEd925
06-17-2009, 7:31 PM
Neither, get a Dan Wesson pointman 7

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/Doc_Steve/Pointman7Detail.jpg?t=1245292279

RolinThundr
06-17-2009, 9:25 PM
Gonna get my first 1911. It's gotta have a skeleton trigger and hammer. Should I get a colt or SA

In the end it's going to come down to which you prefer. Which feels better in your hand? Which one is eye candy? When you compare features/specs, which gives you more of what you want?

I have a SA that I love and I would recommend SA.

MarioS
06-17-2009, 9:40 PM
Yeah...agreed with above, it's really a lot of personal preference and features you want. If it's your first, I might suggest an entry level SA.

My first 1911 was a GI.

Pugster
06-17-2009, 9:49 PM
If I had to buy my first 1911, I would probably go for a SA 1911 Loaded

Beelzy
06-17-2009, 10:05 PM
Buy a Colt and make it want. Aftermarket parts are excellent and many choices abound.

Plus if you ever actually tire of the Colt, it will bring more dough upon selling.

cryptkeeper
06-17-2009, 10:09 PM
Speaking of SA 1911. Can anyone direct me to a shop in So Cal that has a SA Mil Spec in stock? I went to So Cal Gun and they were fresh out.

sholling
06-17-2009, 11:13 PM
Gonna get my first 1911. It's gotta have a skeleton trigger and hammer. Should I get a colt or SAHow big are your hands? Mine are smallish and S&W's 1911s work best for me because the undercut trigger guard lets me grip it higher. If your hands are a tad bigger the Springer loaded is a heck of a 1911. The triggers run a little heavier than the Smith but that can be fixed.

Personally of the two you listed I'd buy the SA Loaded. The colt will have better resale but I prefer the Springer.

Black Majik
06-17-2009, 11:19 PM
It'll probably come down to a Colt XSE or a Springfield Loaded. Both are great, both with rattle, but only one will be sans firing pin safety.

Got a price range in mind?

kamagong
06-18-2009, 8:03 AM
Get the Springfield, as long as it's a Professional or Custom Carry.

:D

Black Majik
06-18-2009, 8:48 AM
Get the Springfield, as long as it's a Professional or Custom Carry.

:D

What a bad influence. :D

ghost
06-18-2009, 8:51 AM
get the colt especially if its a 70`s series.

kamagong
06-18-2009, 9:22 AM
What a bad influence. :D
He never said what his budget was, so why not swing for the fences?

:gunsmilie:

BigRich
06-18-2009, 4:28 PM
Get the pistol that you like the most and can afford. The trigger is very easy to change out. It can be done the first time you take it all the way down for a complete cleaning and lube. It can also be done as part of a trigger job.

Chief-7700
06-18-2009, 4:34 PM
Get them both Colt series 70 and the SA TRP.
Chief

AR-shogun
06-19-2009, 9:44 AM
Neither, get a Dan Wesson pointman 7

http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee109/Doc_Steve/Pointman7Detail.jpg?t=1245292279

I love that Pointman 7.
Great Gun