First 1911 for Rookie Competitor?

Discussion in 'Competition 1911's' started by DonTejano, Jun 19, 2020.

Best choice for a rookie right out of the box?

  1. Colt 1911 Government Competition, Stainless, (O1070CCS)

  2. Sig Sauer 1911 Max (1911-45-MAXM)

  1. DonTejano

    DonTejano Member Supporting Addict

    Jun 13, 2020
    Without a decocker on our SP-01 Shadow we’ve only experienced it in SA but I’ve heard great things about the SAO variants. I almost bought one from a fellow Addict, as a matter of fact.
  2. WNCRob

    WNCRob Member

    Oct 30, 2018
    Guns that are DA/SA require more trigger travel so that it can reset after firing. This is due to a part called a disconnector. Shadow has a "short reset" disconnector, but the SAO does away with the disconnector entirely, so total trigger travel can be quite short and reset is very quick. Shoot one if you ever get the chance. Also, keep an eye out for an original Tactical Sport...extremely accurate. Unfortunately, the SAO varieties may not be legal in as many USPSA/IDPA classes as the DA/SA versions, but they should be fine for steel games.
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  3. DonTejano

    DonTejano Member Supporting Addict

    Jun 13, 2020
    As always, the insight and education is much appreciated, @WNCRob.

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