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Old 04-23-2013, 07:52 PM   #21
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Guns don't keep getting built for over a hundred years, with very little modifications, unless they are reliable. Unreliable guns go the way of the 1907 Dreyse.
I rarely agree with anything you say. But when it comes to 1911's and Mosins, we're on the same page.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:56 PM   #22
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The 1911 reality "myth" is no "myth"... but you must understand that it was established with early guns that were all "mil spec" IE... intentionally loose tolerances that were all full size 5" guns with the original "short" internal guide rod, and mostly firing 230 gr ball ammo.

Over the years, the popularity of the action has led to the cutting down of the platform with compact and sub compact offerings from dozens of builders with mixed results.

Any semi auto pistol relies on the mass of the slide, the recoil spring, gas pressure, and inertia to operate reliably. Reductions of slide mass is typically accounted for with stiffer springs that wear out quicker.

Tighter tolerances promote greater accuracy but at the cost of reliability.

Most of the big name builders, through trial and error, have gotten it right, and offer a wide array of 1911 platforms for every taste and size preference.

Personally, I own a 4" Kimber Pro II and a 5" Mil Spec Colt. Both run exceptionally well, especially with Wilson Combat magazines and both are as inherently reliable as any other pistol platform to include Glock.

If it's not for Concealed Carry and reliability is the # 1 priority, I'd go with any of the full size, Mil Spec offerings from Colt, Springfield Armory, Kimber, ect...

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Once you get used to shooting 1911's, you'll not want to shoot anything else.
It took exactly one pull of the trigger for me.
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It took exactly one pull of the trigger for me.
For me it was my first time at the range during boot camp. Of course those 1911's were "sloppy" as hell
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Hey y'all, I'm new to this forum and this is my first post.
I own a few pistols but looking into getting my first 1911.
First and foremost I want something extremely reliable...

I've heard that to get a 1911 that is EXTREMELY reliable, you may spend upwards of $2500. Is this true or is it just gun myth?

I want something that is EXTREMELY reliable but won't break the bank. I wouldn't be willing to spend more than $1200.
Is it possible to get something extremely reliable for this price?
I'm sure $1200 will get me a great 1911, but would it match up to the reliability of other pistols like Glock, etc?

No, I'm not a Glock fan boy. Just giving you an idea of the reliability I'm after.
100 yrs of service and still going strong ,if you have to ask that ? i would not suggest you buy a 1911, reliable enough to last over 100 yrs? i would never need to ask that ? just pointing that out.But the 1911 is one of the most reliable platforms on the market and has been for a century all i need say.And ill take my colt 1911 over any glock, just me.just buy bigger hi cap mags they do make them. here is the one i carry everyday, never has failed me.NIce Kimber up there .very nice.And unless you are planning on shooting in competitions you do not need a 2500 race gun.My colt will do same job.And i have all ed brown parts and nowhere near 2500 in her.
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[QUOTE=texaswoodworker;1224299]You don't need to spend anywhere near that much to get an extremely reliable 1911. Many members here shoot Rock Island Armory, or American Classic 1911s. They cost anywhere from $400-$550, and are still extremely reliable.


I go with the Rock Island also. I bought the "match' version of Rock Island and I have found mine to be very reliable and use it in competition. If you cant live with that, then shop for a Colt Gold Cup.
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I have. Ruger sr1911. Been very reliable. No problems. Got it for $714 they are a bit hard to come by.

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I spent less than $800 for my SIG 1911 Nitron and its quite reliable indeed.
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Here's my sig nightmare. $900 for some extra bling. That being said I've shot rock island, Springfield, colt, kimber, S&W and home built ones that cost $350. Everyone of them shot reliably and accurately. Love my sig.
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