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Posted: 9/10/2001 11:04:28 PM EDT
I have the chance to pick up a stainless loaded springfield full size 1911 NIB chambered in .40 for $525. Its either that or a Para Ordnance p-14 for who knows how much. Whats the better choice?
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 7:59:23 PM EDT
Springfield. I've had no experience with PA guns myself, but I've seen lots of them jam at matches. Lots of people say their PA guns run great, but I have yet to see one. SA, on the other hand, makes a very good product for the money.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 8:02:26 PM EDT
Between the Springfield and the Para I'd have to say the Kimber is the better pistol.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 8:06:45 PM EDT
I'd rather have the springfield due to the narrower grip but would prefer the.45 instead of the .40.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 8:12:53 PM EDT
About 4 years ago, I purchased a new Wilson Combat Classic. Awesome pistol. I have no regrets, but it I could do it over, I would buy one of the Springfield "loaded". I would then have a good gunsmith give it a trigger job and maybe add night sights and put the rest into practice ammo or reloading components. Kimbers are nice too, but they use a lot of MIM parts.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 8:29:10 PM EDT
I honestly believe that 1911s are more reliabe when chambered for longer cartridges.
Link Posted: 9/11/2001 9:35:06 PM EDT
Schapman43, I have an out of the box Springfield, no failures to feed or fire.(2500+ rounds) great confidence in it's performance. My gun only. Good Luck
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