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I am looking to get my first 1911...any suggestions...springfield or not
There are a lot of good 1911's to choose from and the all are fairly similar.
It's really what you personally like.

My favorite is my Springfield PX1909LP Loaded w/ Wilson combat mag..

 

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I typically steer people toward Springfield for a first 1911. Great selection of models with a wide range of price points, something for everyone. Add the reputation for good customer service, and you have a solid contender in the 1911 marketplace. I have a Trophy Match that's been excellent.
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Of course Colt is always worth checking as well. They've been at the 1911 game for over a century, they seem to have it figured out.
On the higher end of the price spectrum, Dan Wesson is excellent. Ramped barrels, premium parts, understated styling, you can't go wrong. I have 2.
 

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I own quite a few 1911's...and as my colleague 3T has pointed out...it is a personal choice based on many factors:

Function/Reliability
Cost
Aesthetics
Intended Use

Having said that...the field of 1911's available is varied, with just about every major and some minor manufacturers filling every niche out there...

Some of my personal preferences:

Colt Gold Cup National Match (Competition)
Para Ordnance P12-45 (CCW)
Auto Ordnance PKZSE (WWII clone)

A few on my wish list:

Remington R1
http://1911r1.com/

Ithaca 1911a1
http://www.ithacagun.com/1911.html
 

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Thanks for the information. I like the look of the remington... going to try to rent a couple at the range to see how they shoot and feel.
 

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Thanks Shooter. Some people have razzed me for changing the RO but I really like aggressive grips and IMO the total black looks awesome!

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I must say I was always a fan of a nice stainless 1911....but that black does look pretty darn good
 

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There are a lot of good 1911's to choose from and the all are fairly similar.
It's really what you personally like.

My favorite is my Springfield PX1909LP Loaded w/ Wilson combat mag..

That's sharp TT....and the Wilson's are the best!

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