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Old January 10, 2013, 04:46 PM   #15
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You can do a press check with a 1911, that has a full or short length guide rod.

The full length guide rods are easier to field strip with a full length 1911.

I believe the STI 1911's, are more accurate with their short length guide rods. Personally...I would not buy a Taurus 1911, and would suggest buying a upper echelon 1911 in the $1,000 - $3,500 range.

The price of ammo will far outstrip the price of the pistol, especially if you practice shooting alot.

Established major pistol competitions, ban the use of heavy tungsten full length guide rods...but when I shoot my full length Kimber 1911 in 45 acp ---I prefer to have it equipped with a full length tungsten steel guide rod from Kimber. The heavy tungsten guide me better recoil control {less muzzle flip} and an overall --- better handling and feel of the pistol.

Last edited by Erno86; January 10, 2013 at 05:08 PM.
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