I know I want a 1911 pistol. I'm familiar with handling them and field striping them, but have never owned one. I'm on the fence between the Springfield Loaded and the Colt 1991 pistol.
However, some argue the Series 70 is the way to go for my first 1911 versus the Series 80 1991 model.
Any thoughts and/or input on if I'm making the wrong choice with the Colt 1991 Series 80 pistol for my first 1911?
A word for the shooting enthusiast: This review is geared toward novices in general and writers of fiction in particular. If you’re a shooter or a fan of the M1911 you’ll still enjoy it, but please bear with some of the more extraneous background stuff. For someone looking for a review of the M1991A1 with a purchase in mind, read through to the end for a detailed look at the fit, finish, and other particulars for this model.
All these people trash talking the 1911, combined with my past experience with an unreliable Springfield, are making me leery about buying another 1911 for self defense. But I really would love to buy one of those Colts for home defense and ccw!