Is Springfield still buying cast frames from S. America ? Blackjack, you're kidding right ?
Last I heard, the metal is from Brazil, but the frames are made here.
Blackjack must be referring to the short stint of extractor problems??
They are not "up and down".
Could not have said it better.I voted Springfield for two reasons.
1. Historically, Kimber has an inconsistent record on the quality and reliability of their handguns. My understanding is that they are fine right now, but they have had their ups and downs.
2. I am not a fan of the Swartz firing pin safety that they use on their 1911s.
You are confusing the Springfield with Taurus. :biglaugh:Springfield was a parts gun, maybe that's changed. They didn't actually make anything, they assembled guns from parts they bought from whoever was cheapest. I don't know if that's changed or not but I know Kimber never has been that kind of company. The only Springfield I ever owned, the inside looked like the machining had been done with a chisel and hammer. The extractor stuck out of the slide 1/4 inch and it was supposed to be one of there better guns, a 40 cal. EMP. I would buy an RIA and have a good smith check it out before I'd mess with a Springfield, you'd have the same thing except you'd be the one dealing with the smith.
NO, I am not kidding.Is Springfield still buying cast frames from S. America ? Blackjack, you're kidding right ?
I have two issues with Kimber, one is mentioned above (Custom) :barf: Not directed at you at all their Black Jack.My understanding that that all Kimber 1911's, since the Custom II line came out, have the Swartz firing pin safety.
Am I wrong about that?