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Posted: 6/17/2013 4:08:35 PM EDT
Which one would you choose? Been pondering trading my M/P for a 1911.................talk me into or out of it
Link Posted: 6/17/2013 4:14:51 PM EDT
What 1911?

Link Posted: 6/17/2013 4:15:59 PM EDT
SIG or a Ruger


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What 1911?



Link Posted: 6/17/2013 4:18:16 PM EDT
I do my best to not downgrade my weapons.
Link Posted: 6/17/2013 4:20:18 PM EDT
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SIG or a Ruger


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What 1911?





And what is your use for it?  Just to have?  Home Defense? CCW?

I wouldn't trade the M&P 45 if it's for any "serious use".  

If it's just another gun in your collection, sure.  Get the SR1911.  It's a hell of a gun.
Link Posted: 6/17/2013 4:46:33 PM EDT
Home defense was the intended purpose


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SIG or a Ruger


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What 1911?





And what is your use for it?  Just to have?  Home Defense? CCW?

I wouldn't trade the M&P 45 if it's for any "serious use".  

If it's just another gun in your collection, sure.  Get the SR1911.  It's a hell of a gun.


Link Posted: 6/17/2013 4:52:53 PM EDT
If it's your primary HD weapon, stick with the M&P.  If you like a carbine or shotgun for HD first, then go for it!  I love me some 1911...

Better yet, just get a cheap Philippine 1911 (or Turkish) and do it up the way you like it and keep both!  I don't think I've ever truly felt good about selling or trading a gun.
Link Posted: 6/17/2013 9:21:19 PM EDT
I have a few 1911s and wouldn't trade any one of them for an M&P 45.
Link Posted: 6/17/2013 9:51:04 PM EDT
Keep your M&P. I love mine way more then my 1911s.
Link Posted: 6/17/2013 10:00:30 PM EDT
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I do my best to not downgrade my weapons.


Weapons that cover up bad habits and babysit shooters stay popular for a long time.
Link Posted: 6/17/2013 10:13:19 PM EDT
I have a M&P on nightstand duty.  I love to shoot 1911s but there is no reason to limit yourself on mag capacity for home defense.
Link Posted: 6/18/2013 5:35:28 AM EDT
Don't trade...buy.  Get a 1911 and shoot it for a while. See which one you'll want to sell.



Just get a good one. Don't waste your $$ on something that won't keep its resale value.





Link Posted: 6/18/2013 5:47:45 AM EDT
Don't get rid of good guns that work well.  You will likely regret that.  Hold on to the M&P and save up for the 1911.
Link Posted: 6/19/2013 11:15:43 AM EDT
Does the 1911 have a rail? a rail mounted light is key imo for a hd weapon.

my nightstand gun is a M&P45 with TLR1
backup is a Benelli Supernove 18.5" in the closet

Link Posted: 6/19/2013 11:47:00 AM EDT
I'd be happy either way. I have had my Warrior with a TLR1s on duty for a while and don't feel under gunned.
Link Posted: 6/19/2013 1:18:22 PM EDT
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I have a M&P on nightstand duty.  I love to shoot 1911s but there is no reason to limit yourself on mag capacity for home defense.


Mine is a Glock but this is what I would recommend.  I have 4 1911's but HD falls to the Tupperware.
Link Posted: 6/19/2013 2:02:03 PM EDT
For intended use then Id keep the M&P.
Link Posted: 6/19/2013 6:51:30 PM EDT
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Weapons that cover up bad habits and babysit shooters stay popular for a long time.


You could live on peanut butter for the rest of your life too, but why make shit harder than it needs to be?

Link Posted: 6/19/2013 7:03:21 PM EDT
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For intended use then Id keep the M&P.


Same

1911's are highly personal guns IMO.  You will take some time figuring out what you like and what you want out of them.  Best to do that with a separate gun that you can have "out of commission" for upgrades, mods, repairs, etc, etc.

The M&P is a great gun.  Mine is right here next to me and I would easily push it into HD service.  Just needs a bit of trigger work from the factory and you are gtg.
Link Posted: 6/20/2013 3:59:01 AM EDT
Whichever you shoot the best and are most comfortable/confident with.
Link Posted: 6/22/2013 3:15:38 PM EDT
Apple's and orange's ,both will work . If you have not installed the Apex DECAK in the M&P you will never know just how good it can be . IMHO the S&W M&P is just ok stock, with the Apex DECAK it is outstanding . I went from carrying a Colt Defender in 45 acp for 15 years to a S&W M&P 45c with the Apex DECAK . The Apex kit is inexpensive and easy to install. If you like shooting a 1911 ,the stock M&P's trigger sucks. I have nothing bad to say about 1911's I have many and some have trigger jobs . try the Apex ,and then decide.
Link Posted: 6/22/2013 6:13:58 PM EDT
Have used a number of guns and have settled finally with use 1911.
Link Posted: 6/22/2013 6:26:10 PM EDT
I had a nice day shooting Glock 45's today.

2 G21SF's and 1 G30SF.

Absolute lasers.  You should just get one of these.
Link Posted: 6/22/2013 7:00:02 PM EDT
I would absolutely consider a railed sig 1911. Ten round mags, surefire x300 and your good to go.
Link Posted: 6/23/2013 1:59:19 PM EDT
Glocks are good handguns and I find no fault in them, but they don't fit me that well......Which is why I went with the M&P............in any case, I am going to keep it

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I had a nice day shooting Glock 45's today.

2 G21SF's and 1 G30SF.

Absolute lasers.  You should just get one of these.


Link Posted: 6/23/2013 4:45:39 PM EDT
Keep it and get a 1911. I love my Springer Range Officer and it's crazy accurate with a great trigger. I wouldn't carry it though.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 2:52:44 AM EDT
1911s are cool, they really are. I think that they are the greatest firearms ever designed.
That said, the M&P is a far more modern design, and therefore it has some significant advantages. It is simple, easy to use, dead reliable and durable, lightweight, and inexpensive. I have two M&P45s right now, and one 1911. I am considering selling the 1911 and getting the M&P45 Shield whenever it comes out.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 4:59:21 AM EDT
I'd stick with the M&P45 for HD and save up for a 1911.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 5:49:39 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/25/2013 5:31:45 PM EDT
I recently traded my sig tacpac 1911 for basically these two guns. I loved my sig but after getting my chl (and not having the money to buy the shield) I decided this was a good deal to still have a full size 45acp handgun, and a small 9mm for hot weather carry (which is 11 months out of the year here in Texas).
I like having 2 extra rounds in the mag and with the light attached the recoil feels the same as the sig. Also had some ftf with the Sig and no problems yet with the m&p, so for home defense I have a little more confidence in my m&p.

Of course I installed the Apex kits on both and with the new trigger on the 45 it is close to the 1911 feel.
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Link Posted: 7/25/2013 8:54:09 PM EDT
I'd advocate both. Get a 1911 with some "features" on it already, like the Ruger has. For HD, I have a 1911. It's what I shoot the best and effectively,  Thousands and thousands of rounds without a hiccup. Yours is up to you.
Link Posted: 7/26/2013 7:31:39 AM EDT
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Keep it and get a 1911. I love my Springer Range Officer and it's crazy accurate with a great trigger. I wouldn't carry it though.
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Link Posted: 7/26/2013 9:38:29 AM EDT
I've got a "NM" prefix semi-custom Springfield Loaded with a 4.5 pound trigger. It's awesome but it wasn't my first 1911. I had a Mil-Spec one before that, shot the hell out of it, and decided it was easier to buy a 1911 with all the features I wanted instead of replacing the parts on the existing Mil-Spec. So do some research and shoot a few 1911's to see what you really want. For me I have to have the following on a 1911; a beavertail, (meaty hands), delta hammer, ambi safety, Novak night sights, a sub 5# crisp trigger, and a flat checkered mainspring housing. But I didn't know I had to have these features until I shot the Mil-Spec, a lot, to decide.  

That said I've got two M&P40's, a midsize with all the Apex goodness and a C model that's stock. I wouldn't trade either of those pistols away as the mid size with the TLR1 pulls HD and the "C" I wear everyday. Those M&P's are great...
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