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11/20/2019 5:07:11 PM
Posted: 11/1/2009 5:59:54 PM EST
I'm just curious about the differences between the two. I'm not really a 1911 guy, and have never shot one, but I've suddenly gained an interest and would like to learn more about them. Thanks!
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 6:11:26 PM EST
IIRC, 1911 has longer triger, flat mainspring housing, shorter grip saftey spur (I think). 1911A1 has a shorter triger, scalloped out areas behind the triger to make reaching triger easier, arched main spring, longer spur on grip saftey (again, I think, but could be wrong).
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 6:11:53 PM EST


sorry had to.
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 7:14:31 PM EST
Link Posted: 11/1/2009 7:44:36 PM EST
Is one any better than the other, or is it just a personal preference thing?
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 2:57:56 AM EST
Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:
Is one any better than the other, or is it just a personal preference thing?

Personal preference more then anything. I prefer the original pre-A1 design but in general I think more people prefer the A1's?
Link Posted: 11/2/2009 3:08:45 AM EST
Originally Posted By Couch-Commando:
Is one any better than the other, or is it just a personal preference thing?


Most guns are built on the 1911A1 frame , with the flat mainspring like the 1911 .

The A1 was definitely an improvement for a military sidearm though.
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