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post #2896 of 3918 Old 07-11-2013, 10:37 AM
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You shot a Rock Island?
Yep! I liked it. Nothing against them. I'm just stubborn and would rather buy one made in 'Murica.

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post #2897 of 3918 Old 07-11-2013, 01:11 PM
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I've had the opportunity to shot a couple of these 1911's. stiguns.com They where really sweet guns. Better than a kimber IMO. I think they where the duty one 5.0.
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Yep! I liked it. Nothing against them. I'm just stubborn and would rather buy one made in 'Murica.
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Yay Philippine 1911s! I'm stuck between a Sig and a Springfield...
Well, if you really want to be a true red white and blue flag waving American and keep your money on this side of the pond your choices are both flawed.

Sig is a Swiss/German company. They may make their 1911s here but you have to wonder how much money goes "over there". Their non-standard slide is also a big con to me but my wife owns one and it is a great shooter that has been flawlessly reliable.

Springfield is an American company but most of their 1911s are either made in Brazil or assembled in the US with parts made in Brazil. Great guns and service though.

Dan Wessons are a favorite of mine, and they are 100% American made, but they are owned by CZ in the Czech republic. Though I am told they have lost money for the last several years so you could say no money is going overseas!

If you really want an all-American gun get a Colt, Smith & Wesson, STI (except the Spartan line which are made in the Phillipines), Kimber (not a fan) or Ruger.

I am not trying to lay a guilt trip on you. I have owned HK, Sig, Glock, Tikka, Sako, CZ, Springfield XD (made in Croatia), and others I am sure. I find myself buying American more and more these days (I just ordered a Les Baer 1911 myself) but I am not obsessed with it. I am just saying that if American made is your goal, make sure you know what you are buying.

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Blah blah blah 'made over seas' blah blah blah

If you're concerned about where it's made then stopping making American labor and manufacturing so stupidly and needlessly expensive.

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Well, if you really want to be a true red white and blue flag waving American and keep your money on this side of the pond your choices are both flawed.

Sig is a Swiss/German company. They may make their 1911s here but you have to wonder how much money goes "over there". Their non-standard slide is also a big con to me but my wife owns one and it is a great shooter that has been flawlessly reliable.

Springfield is an American company but most of their 1911s are either made in Brazil or assembled in the US with parts made in Brazil. Great guns and service though.

Dan Wessons are a favorite of mine, and they are 100% American made, but they are owned by CZ in the Czech republic. Though I am told they have lost money for the last several years so you could say no money is going overseas!

If you really want an all-American gun get a Colt, Smith & Wesson, STI (except the Spartan line which are made in the Phillipines), Kimber (not a fan) or Ruger.

I am not trying to lay a guilt trip on you. I have owned HK, Sig, Glock, Tikka, Sako, CZ, Springfield XD (made in Croatia), and others I am sure. I find myself buying American more and more these days (I just ordered a Les Baer 1911 myself) but I am not obsessed with it. I am just saying that if American made is your goal, make sure you know what you are buying.
Very true, and no worries. I have put alot of thought into them as well. Still on the fence honestly so anything could go. The Sig and the Springfield are the only ones I've shot so far, that's why I mentioned them.
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Blah blah blah 'made over seas' blah blah blah

If you're concerned about where it's made then stopping making American labor and manufacturing so stupidly and needlessly expensive.
Just a personal choice. Like I said, nothing wrong with the Rock Islands. I have shot a few and I liked them all.

You like red JKs, I like rust colored CJs. Just a personal choice.

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Very true, and no worries. I have put alot of thought into them as well. Still on the fence honestly so anything could go. The Sig and the Springfield are the only ones I've shot so far, that's why I mentioned them.
Out of those two I would get the Springfield. While Sig makes a fine pistol, it has the odd slide and a series 80 fire control which I prefer not to have. Springfield is a true "series 70" 1911 and quite a decent one at that. My advise is not to buy a GI model with plans to upgrade it. Either get the plain military pistol and love it as it is or buy one that is featured how you want it. It is generally far cheaper and more effective than the upgrade process. And often the upgrades hurt the value of the pistol.

I am not sure what your budget is but Dan Wesson makes an amazingly nice 1911 for the money. Their base model RZ45 Heritage is a steal! At almost $1200 street price I am sure the value isn't obvious but the level of parts and love that go into that pistol far exceed what goes into any other $1200 pistol I have seen. My only wish is that they would take the machine time spent machining the rib into the slide top and and channel it into checkering the frontstrap of the frame. Far more useful feature IMHO.

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post #2904 of 3918 Old 07-22-2013, 03:40 AM
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Not sure if I've posted mine here in this thread or not. But here they are just in case!



I'm pretty sure I already have posted, but **** it... here it is again.

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Did some work on my AR, set it up for dual purpose short to long range
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post #2907 of 3918 Old 08-05-2013, 11:33 AM
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Did some work on my AR, set it up for dual purpose short to long range
How well does your front optic work at that distance? Is it hard to see your dot? I have a Barska scope on mine now but also have the UTG red/green sight and a 3x magnifier. Figure once I get the scope sighted in I would change out and sight in the sight and 3x. Just not sure how well it will keep zero if I swap back and forth.
I do know I wont be able to use the 3x in the config like you have it.

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How well does your front optic work at that distance? Is it hard to see your dot? I have a Barska scope on mine now but also have the UTG red/green sight and a 3x magnifier. Figure once I get the scope sighted in I would change out and sight in the sight and 3x. Just not sure how well it will keep zero if I swap back and forth.
I do know I wont be able to use the 3x in the config like you have it.
I haven't sighted it in yet but I've shouldered and practiced sighting different items at different ranges and it seems very comfortable and not hard to use at all
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I haven't sighted it in yet but I've shouldered and practiced sighting different items at different ranges and it seems very comfortable and not hard to use at all
Cool. Thanks for the update. I may try that config on mine.

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