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Old 01-16-2012, 10:03 PM   #1
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Any thoughts for preferences on makes? Or what to defiantly steer away from. I have a springfield XD now and love it. The wife is jonesin for a 1911.
Trying not to spend a pile of cash here, so we will be looking for a good middle of the road fun to shoot gun.
Of course unless I'm mistaken if I get a good gun to start with. We can always upgrade bits and pieces as we go.

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There are fans of all different makes here, but you don't hear much about smith and wesson or para 1911's. After gathering all the info I could, I'm planning on going with a Colt if everything works out the way I hope it will.

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My personal experience is with Kimber, Colt, Rock Island & American Classic. My choice out of those will be Colt with Kimber second.

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Out of all of the makes. I would be most excited about giving the PARA 14-45 a good run through. 14 rounds in the mag is an awesome innovation for the 1911.

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I own two Kimbers...some people don't like them, but I do.





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Colt is badass as well.

I hear good things about the Sig 1911's

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Para 14-45. Must be similar to the one a friend of mine has. His is a para it says Hi-cap on the side, and has a double stack mag in it. That's the one my wife shot and got her wanting one. But I believe for smaller hands, we will probably go with a single stack for her.

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My choice is Sig, Colt, or Kimber. My choice of the three would be Sig then Colt, though I really know nothing about Colt except they're old, and then Kimber last.

But if your not looking to spend those dollars off the bat, Rock Island I hear can be really good out the box.

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If you want a good warranty stay away from Kimber
Look at Colt , RIA, Springfield ---Not in any particualar order

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High Standard.....And Colt,Springfield,RIA,or Sig

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High Standard.....And Colt,Springfield,RIA,or Sig
Yup, Ruger & Remington have good ones out too
Dang, who can name a top manufacturer that DONT make a 1911 these days
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