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Old 05-02-2014, 07:55 PM   #1
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Im looking to get my first classic 1911 in 45 acp....the brands im thinking of buying are colt,sig,kimber and springfield armory...maybe para ordinance......there all good names just diff prices and models....i was at my local gun shop and found more than afew,everything exept a kimber....but the piece that caught my i was this awsome colt combat elite two tone....i just wanted to ask yall before i got serious if this gun has a good record thanks...


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Old 05-02-2014, 08:00 PM   #2
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Those 1911 manufacturers who did not have a decent 1911 are gone.
Look at warranties of each before you buy. Kimber has a 1 year limited.
Colt must be doing something right for the number of years they have been in the 1911 business (they would have killed the 1911 line if their product was not good.)
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Very true thank you


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You will not regret buying a Colt, especially a Combat Elite.
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Yeah colts been around along time i don't think some people take the seriously....


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I've had a lot of people tell me that I'm just paying for the name but colt has a great reputation and quality.... The only thing that I've ever bought that was me paying for the name was nike Jordan's lol


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With Colt, if you're "paying for the name," you're still paying for a very high-quality pistol at a fair price. The others you mentioned are great too, but a Colt will always be a Colt.
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Colt makes good guns, but they are certainly not the end-all be-all of 1911s. Aside from the name and reputation, I haven't seen anything about them that is more impressive than other guns in the same tier. They still use plastic mainspring housing and I had a stainless Defender that would freckle with rust if not generously coated in oil. That's just lower grade stainless steel.

Your best advice would be to provide us with a budget you have in mind as well as what your intended purpose will be for the gun. We can recommend more specific makes and models that way.


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I have a few 1911's and one is a Colt and it is my favorite! Other brands are fine but a Colt is special in its own way. So much history, so many stories that are important to our nation can be related to a few firearms and a Colt 1911 is one of them.

Whatever you choose just be safe and have fun and really appreciate the history and the value it holds.
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