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Old 09-09-2008, 08:55 PM   #11
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I had to get the plug in somewhere. As much as I like the Glocks, I think their appeal to me is utilitarian only. I actually lust after a nice 1911 in 38 Super. A local gun shop bought an estate with a 60's vintage Colt Series 70, brand new, never fired in the box. Only 2 grand. I can squirrel away $500 from the soon to be wife a bit at a time, $2,000 I can't seem to. I haven't looked too hard but do you know of anyone else making a steel frame 38 Super? I really want a steel frame, but a double stack 19 round Infinity would suffice for now.

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That's going to be tough on a budget brother.

Kimber Custom II comes in .38 Super and has all the basic goods. Problem is, they seem to offer the .38 exclusive to their Stainless models. Don't know how you feel about that.

Wilson Combat has several models, but they are all pricey, pricey...

I know a couple of custom houses will turn one out in your choice of caliber, but you usually have to pony up an extra $100-$200 for the change. On top of the better part of $1800, that is a lot of dough...

Or you could build on yourself...

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I am going to check out the Kimber a lot more closely. I like that pistol.

I have some fairly decent "ins" with 1911 guys. Essex Arms is in the town I work in, and Caspian Arms is about 5 miles down the road. I don't believe either of them sell parts direct, but might be able to purchase the stuff I want and get a lotta help putting it together, namely fitting the barrel and bushing properly. That makes me nervous.

Bottom line is going to be $$$. I don't much care if all the parts come from one manufacturer as long as it's a decent shooter.

Thanks for the info.

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Jeep - My first 1911 was the Kimber Custom Target II, with the adjustable sites ( which I now loathe after carrying it for a bit ). That thing works like a champ and has never missed a beat. The only reason I even upgraded, was because I got a new job and could. That Kimber has more than 8K rounds through it and I have never had one problem. It's very well built and has functioned beautifully. The only thing that I did change, from the factory, was I dumped the rubber style grips ( they caught on my shirts when I carried ) and I changed the recoil spring to handle +P. Other than that she is bone stock, with a very little trigger tweaking. I would highly recommend it.

And, if you need the access. There is a guy ( george@migunslingers.com ) who is a master dealer and has great prices. He will also lay away a weapon for you with a deposit and give you 12 months to pay it off with no interest if you want too. George is a good guy and always has great prices.

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Budget 1911? Hands down Taurus. I feel they are producing the best quality "budget" 1911.
Never have been much of a Taurus fan. Their quality control has always been spotty, and their customer service often shoddy.

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If you can pony up a little more, then Kimber. Kimber, in my opinion, is making the best quality production 1911 going for the money.
I agree completely. I've owned several different brands of 1911's over the years, including Kimber, Colt and Springfield. If I was only allowed to own one production 1911, it would be Kimber.

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The 1911 is the grandfather of all modern autoloading pistols. Every piece of aluminum, steel and plastic that is being sold today owes some lineage that be can traced directly to that firearm design.
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I used to be a double stacked auto loader guy. Shunned the 1911 and the "old timers" that swore by it. It's only got 8 rounds. It's heavy. It's big and cumbersome to carry.
Most people have an "either-or" attitude. I'm in the minority that enjoys shooting and has deep respect for BOTH 1911's and modern double stackers like the XD.
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I would like to know why everyone talks down on Colts quality, but never say's one dam thing about Mimbers quality. Most problems encountered with Colt are cosmetic, yet all the trouble with Kimbers are always problems with funtion.

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Colt, everything else is stamp collecting!

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Colt is also a stamp to be collected.

If you want a true 1911 pistol, you have to get your hands on the original. An original 1911 or 1911A1 made by Remington Rand around the timeframes of WWI or WWII.

Dillinger, check my facts. Am I right on this or wrong? If I'm wrong I'll retract, but I think it was Remington Rand that first produced the 1911 pistols for the US military.

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Colt is also a stamp to be collected.

If you want a true 1911 pistol, you have to get your hands on the original. An original 1911 or 1911A1 made by Remington Rand around the timeframes of WWI or WWII.

Dillinger, check my facts. Am I right on this or wrong? If I'm wrong I'll retract, but I think it was Remington Rand that first produced the 1911 pistols for the US military.
I have one, Dads CCH (Concealed Carry Home)
Ithaca M1911 A1 went from Normandy to Dachau June 1944 to April 1945.
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If you want a true 1911 pistol, you have to get your hands on the original. An original 1911 or 1911A1 made by Remington Rand around the timeframes of WWI or WWII.
Colt made the lion's share of the M1911 from 1912 through 1919. Remington Arms made 13K+ in 1918 and another 8K+ in 1919, a few were produced by Springfield during the M1911 production run.
Colt started production of the M1911 A1 in 1924 and continued through 1945. Remington Rand made their first A1 in 1942.
Don't rely on serial numbers for mfg info, Colt manufactured 60,000 pistols with duplicate #'s in the Ithaca serial number range (856405-916404), 41,696 in the Remington Rand serial number range (916405-958100), and 4,171 in the US&S serial number range (1088726-1092896).
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