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Old 08-23-2013, 11:16 PM   #181
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To be quite frank, I have shot 1911s longer than you've been on this earth.
Thanks for weighing in on the subject. Whenever I think of handgun experts, Canada always comes to mind.
To be quite frank, the fact that I pointed out that SA imports some of their 1911 forgings does seem to enlighten a few on here...Clearly not you.
You also seem to have a real grasp of how many rounds I've put downrange from said IMBEL(not to be confused with a Brazilian manufacturer). You infer that ownership is more important than actual experience at the range or course of fire. Not sure where you get that idea. You also infer that I don't like them. Not sure where you got that idea, either.
So how about you allow me to state what I know from first-hand experience, and I will not point out how you corrected me on Brazilian originated Springers, or how many rounds I've shot thru Brazilian-originated Springers....
None of your wisdom was read since you apparently think I live in Canada. Comprehension is key, which is further reinforcement that this is a waste of time, among other reasons I won't bother pointing out.

What else could CA stand for..
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:15 PM   #183
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:34 PM   #184
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i was under the impression that all springers are forged in brazil.

some(higher end springers) were finished and assembled in the US which will bare the made in genesso IL markings.

nothing wrong with IMBEL.

never had issues in my milspec minus shooting some very corroded ammo that didnt fire lol.

friend has a GI model that has some issues with hollow points but runs perfect with ball.

then he changed his recoil spring and all was well.
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:43 PM   #185
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My 1911 is US made...no Brazilian!
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:56 PM   #186
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yes assembled and finished in the US


but forged in brazil.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:02 PM   #187
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Even though it has the IL stamp? huh.
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:03 PM   #189
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mine has a IL stamp....
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:05 PM   #190
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the forgings are from imbel but they are cut and finished here in the us in the custom shop for all the high end springers like the operators, trp, etc...
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Old 08-30-2013, 11:12 PM   #192
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Good to know.

a lot of people dont realize is that springfield armory isnt the same springfield from back in the day.

nothing wrong with stuff from imbel.


i think they make FALs too.
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:23 PM   #193
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SO OP, which one did you end up with?

Colt Commander Series 80 here..

Had a SA GI champion...
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Old 09-15-2013, 06:26 PM   #194
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I Prefer my MC Operator
this is beautiful! how much are these runnin?
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Old 09-19-2013, 09:42 AM   #195
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i was under the impression that all springers are forged in brazil.

some(higher end springers) were finished and assembled in the US which will bare the made in genesso IL markings.

nothing wrong with IMBEL.

never had issues in my milspec minus shooting some very corroded ammo that didnt fire lol.

friend has a GI model that has some issues with hollow points but runs perfect with ball.

then he changed his recoil spring and all was well.
This is true.
And IMBEL is known for making quality forgings.

To the OP,
The 1911 is a platform I would not cut corners on, I personally would recommend a Dan Wesson, but know that there are many factors and it depends on what you want to do with the gun and what you want to get out of it. The SA Operator is also good for the money, I personally would not go anything below that for a solid shooter.

My list includes:
Dan Wesson
Wilson Combat
Colt
SA
Les Baer
Ed Brown
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Old 09-27-2013, 09:00 PM   #196
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OP, look HARD at Dan Wesson. I have two of them and we will never part.
As a close second, I would look at Colt Series 70. But try handling a Dan Wesson first.
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So are they Brazilian?
Do they forge 1911 frames and slides for some of SA's offerings?
Sorry if Imbel being Brazilian inflames your lovehole.
Go "full Brazilian" and get a Taurus PT1911, then drop in a Wilson Combat magazine for reliability...

All the "custom" features for $853 MSRP:
http://www.taurususa.com/product-det...crumbseries=19
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Go "full Brazilian" and get a Taurus PT1911, then drop in a Wilson Combat magazine for reliability...

All the "custom" features for $853 MSRP:
http://www.taurususa.com/product-det...crumbseries=19
Taurus is not a good gun maker. They have come a long way.. But not there yet
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Taurus is not a good gun maker. They have come a long way.. But not there yet
+1, no way would I ever talk someone into spending $800 on a Taurus
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Test drive the gun before you decide

Only 1911 I every carried was a Colt delta elite in 10mm. Tough gun. Never had a failure to feed or misfire. Won three years in the local action pistol factory class and carried it on duty and never had any repair issues. That was back in the 80's.

List the features you need. List the features you want. Go to gun ranges without your buddies and shot every 1911 they have for rent. Keep your targets and make notes on the target about the likes and dislikes of each gun. Compare your notes to your need and want lists. Like the Tacoma truck, it is just a basic frame until you make it yours with the mods you need and want. Some will come with the mods and pay attention to them when they are available on the rental guns. Your gun should shot to point of aim with ever shot and ever range you decide to shot at. Which means you will be practicing a lot.

The ten mm that I had was fixed sights and plain stock. No bevels, no comp, no fancy grips. I could out shot the colt python and the model 57 that I had carried on duty. So do your research, test drive every 1911 you can and make it your choice. Let you buddies say what they think, then cluster a clip full in the bull-eyes and have a priceless moment.

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