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M&P .45 67 68.37%
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Old October 2nd, 2011, 07:48 AM   #16
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I have both an M&P 45 and a couple of 1911s. Even though you like the M&P, getting a 1911 is something to consider. I think 1911s are inherently more accurate, though they do not have the cool features that the M&P does. I use my 1911 for competitive shooting, and I use my M&P 45 for open carry in the woods (I live in a state with restrictive gun laws so I only carry out of town). Both are excellent guns, but I would rather have one of each than 2 M&Ps.



I also dont mind beating up my M&P. If I am fishing with it on my hip and it gets wet, or scratched up clambering over rocks to get to the next fishing hole I dont mind. It is a tool. My 1911, on the other hand does not get scratched, beat up, or mistreated in any way. It doesnt have a scratch on it.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 12:47 AM   #17
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Go with the M&P .45c if you plan on carrying it. 4.5" fir general work. To get the most out of a basic 1911 you need to have quite a bit of work done to it. Th better ones will still need some work. Don't get me wrong I like my 1911 but I like my M&P's more for sheer out of the box performance.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 04:11 AM   #18
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I would add that the 1911 bug is very bad, you can never just have one.



But in saying that the M&P bug is just as bad but a lot less expensive. What makes matters even worse is the Smith and Wesson $100.00 coupon for military which makes a good deal even better.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 09:13 AM   #19
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I chose M&P's but that is me.



My only concern is in regard to Kimber 1911's. A good friend had 4 Kimber 45's all of which developed frame cracks. As I understand it, Kimber fixed 3 but would not do anything about the 4th. These are metal frames and they all cracked in the same way. Kimbers fix was to replace with identicle frames.



Other brand 1911's are a different story.
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Old October 3rd, 2011, 09:29 AM   #20
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I chose M&P's but that is me.



My only concern is in regard to Kimber 1911's. A good friend had 4 Kimber 45's all of which developed frame cracks. As I understand it, Kimber fixed 3 but would not do anything about the 4th. These are metal frames and they all cracked in the same way. Kimbers fix was to replace with identicle frames.



Other brand 1911's are a different story.


And this from a major, highly touted name. Sometimes you really do pay for a name.
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Old October 5th, 2011, 09:43 AM   #21
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I love my Colt Gov Series 70 M4 that I bought in the late '70s. It's fired many thousands of rounds, still has a fantastic trigger and functions 100%. I'd love to have it refinished by Colt, but it still functions great and has sat on my night table for decades. I don't view my Colt as a work gun. I take it to the range once a month, where my M&P sees weekly range visits. Compared to the M&P, the Colt is a PITA to clean, I tend to be more careful with it, it's only 7+1 capacity and it's something I'm planning to pass on to my son. I've never fired a M&P in .45 but if you're looking for a tool, buy the M&P.
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Old October 6th, 2011, 10:55 AM   #22
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Why not get both



I'm facing the same dilema.




I agree. I like both my M&P45 and my 1911s', but don't get the Kimber. To much of a chance of problems that they won't fix. Get the Springfield, or another S&W 1911 or take a chance on the Ruger SR1911. These companies stand behind their products, better than Kimber, and you have a better chance of them working well out of the box than you will with a Kimber.
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