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Old 06-27-2007, 08:17 PM   #21
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I have a springfiel GI model and love it. When I got it the sights were off. Customer service was very helpful and they fixed it rather quickly. I have also shot a Colt model 70 and liked it even better. Every thing seemed to work much smoother and there seemed to be less friction between surfaces of moving parts. It was a much tighter gun. My next 1911 purchase will probably be a Colt. Before I buy one I would like to shoot and handle one of the higher end springfields first.

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Old 06-27-2007, 08:53 PM   #22
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I bought a plain jane Springfield Armory .45, stainless steel back in 1980. It has progressed to be very similar to the current offering from SA, the Loaded model. I have shot thousands of rounds through it. I competed with it in USPSA limited and now it's my carry gun. It's the finest gun I have ever owned. I recently bought a SA 1911 .40 cal. and it too is a fine weapon.

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Old 06-28-2007, 02:33 AM   #23
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#1 list the features you want

#2 decide how much you are willing to spend on the complete gun w/options.

#3 for "CUSTOM" 100% ALL hand fitted parts, Les Baer builds the BEST 1911's
the only mfg that builds each pistol from scratch ... no drop in parts.
Slide is fitted to frame and then everything else is hand fitted to that particular pistol.

You get what you pay for. Springfield and Taurus are made in Brazil...good quality..nothing hand fitted...but functional.

BAER is 100% made in the USA and built by skilled trained craftsmen .
For a carry pistol, consider the Thunder Ranch pistol, designed to meet the standards of Clint Smith... #1 pistol instructor in the country.

I would avoid Kimber at all costs...too many problems and cheap MIM parts.
De-authorized by Denver PD due to failures and complete lack of factory support.

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Old 07-01-2007, 07:29 PM   #24
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Hello fellow-1911 fans! I'm new to the forum - glad to see a 1911 section. I carry a Colt Government Model 80. I carry it in Condition One. In Arizona this was my preferred Open Carry weapon. In Texas, I carry it in an SOB. I've combat qualified with it and its a trusted friend and companion - an extension of my arm. Yes, its heavy but its never let me down. By far and away the best hand gun ever made! I also custom reload my own .45's.
Here is the best web site for 1911 lovers I've found: http://www.sightm1911.com/index.htm

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Old 07-01-2007, 11:58 PM   #25
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Springfield. Can't beat them for the quality/price/service. Maybe one day, I'll get a Colt. I haven't shot one of those in many years, but liked them a lot.

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Old 07-11-2007, 01:23 AM   #26
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:10 PM   #27
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I have 3 1911 style pistols two compensated .38 super springfields and one .45 Kimber pro carry in 4" I love them all!! I took an older gent out on the range to try my little Kimber (he was thinking of buying one) and he shot pretty well. Two mags all in the 8 ring at 15'. He handed me a mag and said, "see if you can do better." I put all 7 in the 10 ring (nearly chewed the bullseye out). I am not that great a shot but that day I looked awesome.

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Old 07-24-2007, 06:52 PM   #28
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i have a Colt Gold cup Combat, this is one off my favorites, before i had 3 Para Ordnances, in 9 mm 45 acp, 40 s&W good guns bud still there are no Colts.

when y was young my firsy gun was a olt 1911 A1, and that was the gun i learn to shoot with !!

Colt is the first for me and the last

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Old 07-29-2007, 08:50 PM   #29
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I love my Springer, but I had to do a lot of work on it to get it to the point of reliability and comfort that it is today. The only 1911 I own that I have not had to tweak for reliability is an old Kimber from when they made all their own parts back before they reorganized. It is an aluminum frame "officers" size, and it has never given me any trouble. I have a few other 1911s, but have had to work on all of them to one degree or another.

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Old 09-04-2007, 04:10 AM   #30
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I've always been a fan of the 1911 but there are too many manufactures of it.

Who is your favorite 1911 manufacture?


Wilson Combat.
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