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    tonyo50138 is offline Junior Member
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    remington 1911 r1 or Sti Spartan

    i was looking at getting a 1911. I am thinking about getting rid of my glock 17 and payin some cash to get one. A local gunshop has the remington r1 and a sti spartan. Both of these are in .45. Are either of these worth parting with my glock for and payin 200 cash for? Ive heard good/bad on both guns but was looking for more advise. Thanks

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    1911 vs Glock 17

    IMHO I would never never never sell my Glock 17. It is probably the most reliable gun ever made. I would bet that if you had to pull a gun from your dresser in the middle of the night in a panic because your life depended on it you would feel better knowing you pulled your trusted friend. There are a number of good 9 mm bad guy stoppers available.

    While some bloggers have said they never have had a problem of reliability with their 1911, most have. The manufactures will blame it on limp wrist and that may account for some of it. Curiously, I've never heard of limp wrist with a Glock. I have a Kimber TLE pro and had lots of problems of stove pipe, failure to feed, failure to eject until I replaced the recoil spring with a Wolff aftermarket one. 1911's require like 800 to 1000 rounds to break in. Ever hear that for a Glock? Most assuredly, the 1911 is more accurate and will become reliable after use. But we are talking about say a 2" spread vs a 1" spread at a given distance. For a bad guy, you only need center body mass. Also like that the Glock has double the cartridge capacity for a mag.

    As to type of 1911. I only have a Kimber but there are many good brands. I saw a STI at a gun show and feel in love with it. The dealer said that they are considered a high end custom house. So not seeing the two guns you are looking at, I'd lean toward STI.

    Hope this helps.

    LEJ from FL the gunshine state.

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    I like the STI Spartan. I don't know that I would sell a glock 17 either. The Remington gets good reviews and is a nice looking gun.

    RCG

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    I like the Remington R1 myself. It has that older WWI look about it. The original 1911 before the A1 changes.

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    Nothing wrong with the Remington. Having said that, I'd like to have a 1911 of my own soon and am likely to do so in the next few months. But my Glock 17 is likely to stay on my night stand for the forseeable future, no matter what else is in my collection. It's my buddy, it has large capacity, it's as reliable as an anvil, and with good night sights. It's a keeper.

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    Heres my 2 cents. I owned a glock 17 and its a great gun (as i'm sure you know that) but it just did'nt fit my small hands and after 25 rounds my wrist was hurtin. at first I just figured in gettin old. My buddy lent me his sig 220 in .45 I shot 100 rounds no problem. I now own 3 sig 1911's 2 c-3's 1 pow-mia the 1911 fits me sooo nice slim to carry and have so far had not 1 ftf or fte from any. so for me it was a no brainer to part with the glock. I am also looking at the sti. I would like to try one in the 9mm version.I'm also looking kimber and may wait for the sig 1911 in 9 to be out there. A guy I work with has a remington and said its a nice gun. If you really want to keep the 17 rock island armory has some low priced 1911's that have some good reviews. Good luck!

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