Looking at my options for a good .45ACP. By good I mean reasonably accurate, completely reliable, rugged, will be good to go in 20 yrs if I do my part, and easy to find parts for. The obvious choice is a 1911, which I've asked about in the past. I'm also a big fan of Rugers. I'm not a fan of S&W auto's.
The purpose ov this gun would be home defense, zombies, SHTF, TEOTWAWKI, and shooting cantaloups at the range.
I've narrowed it down to the following:
Springfield Mil Spec 1911-A1
It's time for a new .45 and this is what I've narrowed it down to. Any opinions or thoughts?
I open to further suggestions as well if I've missed another obvious choice. Thanks!
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Last edited by Outriderdark; 02-21-2006 at 06:16 PM.
I am a big fan of Colt 1911's and clones. I have the Springfield 1911 A1 and I am very pleased with the Quality and since there are tons of Optional parts, upgrades, and accessories that you don't find with most other models of handguns, I believe it to be the Most versatile of all Handguns.
voted 1911, as i have a springfield 1911A1, but also have a EAA witness compact that cost me 300 new, and a ruger p-90 that cost the same, although slightly used. Neither of these has ever jammed, when fed good ammo, and not crappy handloads to see if they'd feed. Both the cheaper ones are also very accurate. The main difference between them is mainly size and how they feel in the hand. All are comfortable, but the EAA has the widest grip, while the p-90 seems to be the most massive, althought the 1911 isnt much smaller--maybe it just feels like it, as i know the barrel is longer on the 1911. The 1911 gives me the best long range (100-150m) accuracy too, but i also have the most practice with it out of these 3. The trigger on the p-90 was iffy, but it got smoothed out by a friend of mine. The 1911 has by far the best trigger, but the EAA is good also. Another perk with the EAA is it can be carried cocked and locked like the 1911, or uncocked and fire doubleaction, if that is what you prefer. All good guns in my book. Only thing, i thought the p-95 was a 9mm, but then again, with the exception of the p-90, i havent gotten to handle many Ruger semis.