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I just would like to have me one 1911 and the Ruger or the Springfield sound good to me, I have look at the Colt Defender but it's too short.
 

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I just would like to have me one 1911 and the Ruger or the Springfield sound good to me, I have look at the Colt Defender but it's too short.
I have a full size Springfield and a Defender. I like the Defender a little more I think. Something to know about the defender, mine supposedly only had 50 rounds through it when I got it, and I had to change the recoil springs to get it to function correctly. Wolff Springs has them cheap. It was quicker than sending it in to Colt.
 

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They had a defender on base that I look at, it was a little more than the Ruger LW.
 

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1911, what a disappointment! If you want something different, buy one of Sigs Special edition 226's. HK USP9, Beretta M9A3. Anything but the archaic 1911!
 

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1911, what a disappointment! If you want something different, buy one of Sigs Special edition 226's. HK USP9, Beretta M9A3. Anything but the archaic 1911!
You talk about archaic, then push a bunch of outdated DA/SA's?

The only valid options out there are striker fired or single action auto.

Everybody is/has ditched DA/SA's. They are simply keepsakes these days.
 

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I have a kimber 1911 that I'll never part with. It's just that smooth and fun to shoot. I also have a sig p226 Legion. One of the finest shooting guns I've held. But I sold a kimber stainless tleII Crimson trafe to fund the purchase of a few glocks and I'm so glad I did. My edc is now a g43. It's way more accurate than I would ever imagine for such a small gun. I have a dig p238 .380 that is now for sale. Next glock a 19? Yes please.
 

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I don't have any Glocks, although I did have three. All but one was good, and the reason I went to the 1911 was that I just wasn't comfortable with the double stack feel. I think Glock is an excellent pistol, however. Now, I have two 1911's, a Springfield and a Colt.
My reasoning is the exact opposite of yours; I have fairly large hands and the double stack is more comfortable for me whereas the single stack kinda "bites" into the web of my hand. Now this is not a putdown of the single stackers as most all are superb weapons; just a matter of personal preference. All autos that I've owned or were issued were doubles. On the flipside, singles are a little easier to conceal than some of the doubles most notably the Glock 21 I currently have.
 

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Nice looking pistol that Springer EMP4 but my 1911 absolutely must be chambered in .45.
wife has a emp 9 in her purse the thing is yes a .45 is a 1911 and yes mine says colt on it in .45
the little 9mm 1911 is way more productive than a colt mustang in .380

I would take a emp 40 in a heart beat. the defender .45 is more slug and less gun in comparison. The EMP is more precise.
now a gold cup defender compared to a EMP would be closer to apples to apples.

love my glock 22 for HD carry my. SS comander in the woods

and shoot her emp every chance I get pink grips and all



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I have one 1911 and it is a Dan Wesson. The Dan Wesson is a high quality pistol.
My son just bought a Dan Wesson Specialist ...
Dan Wesson’s guns all have a stellar reputation. They’re built to tolerances that other manufacturers, short of custom 1911 builders, don’t even try to attempt.
 

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My son just bought a Dan Wesson Specialist ...
Dan Wesson’s guns all have a stellar reputation. They’re built to tolerances that other manufacturers, short of custom 1911 builders, don’t even try to attempt.
The only common complaints with Dan Wesson is galling with their stainless models. It seems they don't have enough carbon in the steel.
 

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The only common complaints with Dan Wesson is galling with their stainless models. It seems they don't have enough carbon in the steel.
I haven't heard about that ... [ BUMMER ]
 

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The only common complaints with Dan Wesson is galling with their stainless models. It seems they don't have enough carbon in the steel.
You got any articles we could read on that? I was actually lookin at a Dan Wesson for another house gun. What do you mean Not enough Carbon in the steel?
 

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You got any articles we could read on that? I was actually lookin at a Dan Wesson for another house gun. What do you mean Not enough Carbon in the steel?

Here's a link to lots of Dan Wesson stainless 1911 galling discussions. It's a hot topic, like Glock BTF discussions, except galling isn't just annoying like BTF is, it seizes the slide to the frame so the gun stops cycling.

https://www.google.com/search?q=dan...+site:forums.1911forum.com&hl=en-us&prmd=sivn

It's a hot topic for Dan Wesson stainless 1911's. The stainless isn't "hard"(?) enough, and it's fit so tightly, that the steel changes shape, and the slide rails and frame rails seize together where the slide can't move.

The common fix is, before shooting, polishing the frame and slide rails to eliminate any high spots (and essentially loosening the fit) yourself.

They claim that all Dan Wesson does if you return a galled 1911, is to remove some metal from the slide and frame rails to loosen the fit.

Tight fit, and "soft" metal does not mix.

Colt switched to a much harder formula (many years ago), adding more carbon to the stainless, to fix the problem. Kimber did the same thing up front.

Problem is, more carbon, means more prone to rust. Everybody thinks stainless won't rust, so they neglect the surface of the bare metal, and sometimes get rust.

It's a hard balance to strike between too soft, and too rust prone.
 

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Here's a link to lots of Dan Wesson stainless 1911 galling discussions. It's a hot topic, like Glock BTF discussions, except galling isn't just annoying like BTF is, it seizes the slide to the frame so the gun stops cycling.
I did a quick look at the link you provided and my first impression is this was a problem with earlier models going back about a decade and a wee-bit of talk about using a quality lube on the slide/frame.
 

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I can appreciate a quality 1911, I just prefer to stick to one platform and not switch between two very different handguns. Not to mention Glocks are cheaper, lighter, more dependable, less maintenance, hold more ammo, etc.
This totally sums it up for me!
 
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