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Old October 1, 2012, 08:58 AM   #1
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Thinking of M&P 45 or 1911..

Hi guys..
I am thinking about getting a M&P45, I already have a m&p9 for idpa and someitmes uspsa. I would like a 45 to shoot CDP too..

but I dont know if I should get a 1911 instead the SA loaded seems a good choice and not very expensive. I have seeing some m&p 45 in some matches and have read there is not so much difference in recoil. Does anybody own both? what are your thoughts?..

by the way, I would like it in dark earth color but while searching always come up different dark earth color.. some more darks than other.. are there several colors of dart earth?

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Old October 1, 2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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I have 4 1911s and an M&P 45. I can honestly say that the 1911s I've shot that were sub-$1000 guns were not noticeably better than my M&P (with APEX DCEAK installed).

I can't imagine not owning a 1911, but I also would favor the M&P for my purposes (defense, carry, range fun). I don't know how to advise for competition. I do imagine that having two handguns for competition that have the same grip/trigger/sight picture/feel seems to give easier transitions than swapping 1911 to M&P.

If you will sink more money into it down the road, a 1911 can probably be made more accurate, but it might cost you twice an M&P.

Either platform works well, so good luck with the decision!

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