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  • TexasRedneck

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    Ended up buying a 1911 last week. Might be a little while before I get a second one.

    Don't bet on it.....

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    mm54943

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    Bushing wrench? There’s the problem right there.
    Barrel bushing was really tight. In most videos I see people are able to remove them fairly easy. Even with their fingers. The plastic bushing wrench that it came with broke trying to get it off. I ordered a metal bushing wrench and was able to get the barrel bushing off but it still took quite a bit of effort.
     

    Jase1125

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    Highly recommend a Bul Armory 1911. Retail around $850 with quality easily doubling that. Out of the box 3 lb trigger on mine and an exceptionally smooth slide action. Honestly, the trigger felt better than the $5k Nightwawk Custom that was sitting beside it at my LGS.
     

    no2gates

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    Anyone familiar with with SDS 1911s? I'm seeing they're priced comparable to RIA. I'm not really familiar with that manufacturer.
    I have 2 of them. A REAL 1911 .45acp and also a .22lr one. Both are decent guns for the price and I've never had a single issue with them, but they are a step below a RIA.
     

    no2gates

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    Someone mention Springfield Armory yet? They make really good 1911s and they have several lines and barrel lengths to choose from.

    I should also mention, Smith and Wesson E series 1911's are nice. There's one stainless model left @ riflegear for $979

    Or if you just want to go dirt cheap, SDS tisas 1911s are on sale for $319. I'll post a link in the good gun deal thread for both:


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    Wow. You just named 3 that I have! I've got a SDS that I paid about $349 for, I have a S&W E Series stainless (I thought they only made stainless), and a Springfield Armory Garrison Stainless. My favorite one (and it's a close one) is the Springfield Armory. The trigger is just a little better IMO that the S&W. All 3 of them are great shooters and all were under $850
     

    leVieux

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    Why don’t we just ask our holster-makers which is more popular for CC lately ?
     
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