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A 1911 style pistol for the shooting range

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Hey Every one,
I am going to the Gun Show at Ft Worth this saturday and was wondering if you guys could give me some advice. I have shot the Para and the S&W before and I like them both. I am looking for a 1911 chambered in the .45 ACP and have the following guns in mind:

1. Para Ordnance P14
2. S&W 1911
3. Kimber BP-10
4. Colt (Gvt Model)
5. Springfield Armory
6. Sig GSR

I am a student and cannot afford to buy a Wilson Combat or a STI but if you guys can give me your opinions regarding the guns mentioned from 1 to 6, I would be much obliged. I am looking for a used pistol with a price tag of upto $700.

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Kimber, Springfield, or older Colt. IMO, you should stay away from external extractors and recoil spring guide rods, as they are unnecessary modifications that only add complexity to a very simple, rugged and reliable design. I have 5 1911's, two older Colt's, Series 80, two Springfield's, and an Essex frame, Colt slide and GI internals that I built up in college 20+ years ago, because I couldn't afford a Series 70 Colt. I've shot two Kimbers, and feel that they're the top dog in production 1911's. Lots of gun for the money. If you can afford one it's the way to go, with the Springfield a close second. I would buy one, and may yet, but it's hard to justify another 1911 to the CFO. I haven't seen or shot the S&W 1911, so will withhold comment. My comments on the newer Colt products are not for family consumption, so that should tell you how I feel about them. SIG makes a nice handgun, but I've not shot or handled the model you've mentioned, so can't comment.
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