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Old January 23rd, 2017, 03:32 PM   #31
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Other than the ambi safety or if your willing to spend the money to swap it over the ruger 1911 is a very nice pistol for the money. I suggested Sig BC that's my current favorite of the 2 that I have. Sigs are expensive, but made in New Hampshire with good customer service should you need it. Most come with novac type siglite nite sights and are lefty friendly out of the box. Nothing quite like a 1911 which ever one you choose you will most likely fall in love with it. Keep us posted on what you decide to do.

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Other than the ambi safety or if your willing to spend the money to swap it over the ruger 1911 is a very nice pistol for the money. I suggested Sig BC that's my current favorite of the 2 that I have. Sigs are expensive, but made in New Hampshire with good customer service should you need it. Most come with novac type siglite nite sights and are lefty friendly out of the box. Nothing quite like a 1911 which ever one you choose you will most likely fall in love with it. Keep us posted on what you decide to do.
I don't have any problem switching over a safety as long as it's swap over plug and play. I take stuff apart all the time. But if there is fitting to be done on the sear than I would have a smith do it, or just buy an ambi model.
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I don't have any problem switching over a safety as long as it's swap over plug and play. I take stuff apart all the time. But if there is fitting to be done on the sear than I would have a smith do it, or just buy an ambi model.
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Sinistra. Romans used to think left handed people were up to something.

Anyway, I am pretty sure both my Springfield 1911 and Colt Commander 70 Series have ambi safeties. I like the Colt more, though it did have a bunch of custom stuff done to it at some point before I acquired it. The only problem I had with my 1911 was with the Colt -the Colt had a 22# spring before I swapped it out with a standard 18# spring. This made it fussy. I am watching its function closely.

This reminds me to get my VZ grip recut by them to accommodate the ambi safety -I foolishly bought the not ambi cut version.

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Lots of people don't like Sigs BC the have external extractors, I like these. If your willing to spend $1100-1300 on a 1911 (new) in my opinion you couldn't go wrong with a sig. They have a lot of choices. They come with match grade barrels which some same is BS on a pistol. The barrel bushing on mine is tight but not need a wrench tight, this I like. Some custom pistols are really tight.

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Lots of people don't like Sigs BC the have external extractors, I like these. If your willing to spend $1100-1300 on a 1911 (new) in my opinion you couldn't go wrong with a sig. They have a lot of choices. They come with match grade barrels which some same is BS on a pistol. The barrel bushing on mine is tight but not need a wrench tight, this I like. Some custom pistols are really tight.
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Bottom line is they are all good pistols, more like An AR becuase the aftermarket parts are almost limitless. Are you looking for a defensive pistol or a target pistol or one to do both?

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To each is own, some people hate them some love them. Which do you prefer? Other than the Ruger which seems to have taken the market by storm. And if you don't mind me asking what's so bad about the sig in your opinion?

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I despise the looks more than anything with the sig, including the external extractor. Don't like the ruger either. My preference are springfield and colt.

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Bottom line is they are all good pistols, more like An AR becuase the aftermarket parts are almost limitless. Are you looking for a defensive pistol or a target pistol or one to do both?
Anything I buy would've defensive first priority.
Mainly home D, carry as well but I have other options for carry.

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I despise the looks more than anything with the sig, including the external extractor. Don't like the ruger either. My preference are springfield and colt.

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They do have a different look, have you shot one? I had a 1911a1 springfield stainless that wasn't much better than a hammer. Hear good things about the newer colt comp model, don't care much for those blue grips it comes with.

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Anything I buy would've defensive first priority.
Mainly home D, carry as well but I have other options for carry.
What else do you carry?

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They do have a different look, have you shot one? I had a 1911a1 springfield stainless that wasn't much better than a hammer. Hear good things about the newer colt comp model, don't care much for those blue grips it comes with.
Shot several, owned a black railed full size. Odd about the Springfield being a lemon. The Colt competition is nice. Grips are easy enough to change, believe it comes with different color rods for front sight.

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Old January 23rd, 2017, 05:06 PM   #43
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Yea I think your right the fiber optic sticks if you will are interchangeable on the front sight. That SS springfield had fixed sights and I had it in the 90's. I couldn't hit a paper plate with it at 25 yards. I traded it cobbled together 1911 that was very accurate. I still have that old rattle trap. It is a mixture of parts to say the least, but it shoots well.

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What else do you carry?
Cz75b, or a Bersa ultra compact pro. Both 9mm.

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This my nightstand pistol setup of choice. Light can be removed in seconds for carry. I also have an AR with a an aimpoint and a 870 within arms reach.
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