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bobbyrlf3 wrote: »
Have you had the chance to try the trigger on each? In my experience, the Springfield's trigger is far superior. Enough that the price difference wouldn't matter to me.
pjames777 wrote: »
NO I haven't tried the triggers. Suppose I should. Love the 1911 but I have limited funds at the moment.
horselips wrote: »
Springfield Armory isn't much of an armory, it's more a shell corporation that scrounges surplus parts from all over Asia and cobbles them into rifles, and assembles and markets handguns from South America and some 2nd world dump in the Balkans. Yeah, their M1A rifles work, some quite well, and their 1911s and Croatian handguns have acquired some small reputation, but if you're going to spend real American money, buy a S&W, or almost anything else. (Except a Glock, of course.)
Bigslug wrote: »
That's what the Rock Islands are for. I've done detail strip inspections & test fires for a largish handful of friends who have bought them and been VERY impressed. They're turning out 1911's closer to what JMB and the US Army had in mind; not what some confused mall ninja (who doesn't understand that match pistols and combat pistols ARE NOT and SHOULD NOT be the same thing) thinks they should be. Price-point wise, they're right in there with the big-name Tupperware guns. No reason to subject yourself to the plastic if a 1911 is what you want.
10canyon53 wrote: »
What is the primary purpose of the new gun? If you are looking for a match pistol with a light trigger, the SD VE is not the right choice. If you are looking for an inexpensive, very reliable self defense handgun, the SD VE is an excellent choice. My wife and I both have SD9VE's and have run over 1,000 rounds each through ours with zero problems (even the cheap target ammo, eats everything we feed it). The trigger is intentionally heavy because it is meant to be a self defense handgun, however, if it is not to your liking there are other trigger options for it. I was using mine as a CCW with the Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 IWB holster. It worked pretty well for me but is a little bulky and I have to dress around it. It was too bulky for my wife to carry. We have since both bought M&P Shield 9MM handguns for CCW and our SD9VE's have become our nightstand guns.......as a backup to my VEPR-12 :guns: Another consideration, as already mentioned, the SD VE series is only available in 9MM and .40
pjames777 wrote: »
Great advice. Will have to check them out. Not too many shops offer the RI here in my neighborhood of Northern Kommifornia.
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