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Old 05-28-2012, 05:00 AM   #21
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thank you! i do enjoy shooting it. here is my latest 1911. the Remington R1 Enhanced. very accurate and well made. shoots easy 3" groups at 10 yards.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:07 AM   #22
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I happen to like the Sig Sauer's. They are a far cry away $2500 but are great quality and accurate to boot. It may not fit into that Safariland holster but I'd rather buy a holster that fits the pistol than a pistol that fits the holster. You could always have something built to suit your desires which I think would probably mean more to you. You can buy something you really like and then turn it into something you really love.

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Buy a kimber!!!!

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The problem with the OP's question is that there are so many good 1911 makes out there and probably no one is familiar with all of them. So people tend to advocate what they already have. Most of our opinions are not based upon a true hands-on evaluation as between the various makes and models.

Here in California my choices are more restricted than most other states. After making my own evaluations of 1911s, I went with the Dan Wesson PM7 1911. This is basically a stainless steel Series 70 platform 1911 with very nice components. In several thousand rounds not a single FTE or FTF. They retail for around $1500 and include a match barrel which imparts very good accuracy. The only modification I made to the gun was a tritium dot front sight, available from Dan Wesson for about $45. For the money this excellent pistol is a very good value. I am familiar with the Colt Government model and also own the Colt Series 70 Gold Cup. I actually prefer the Dan Wesson. Not sure if the OP wants to spend $1500 for a duty weapon.

My local gunsmith speaks well of the Smith & Wesson 1911s. Kimbers are good, lots of other makes are good. For a duty weapon one wonders if the non-1911 Smith & Wesson M&P45 might not be a good choice.

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The problem with the OP's question is that there are so many good 1911 makes out there and probably no one is familiar with all of them. So people tend to advocate what they already have. Most of our opinions are not based upon a true hands-on evaluation as between the various makes and models.

Here in California my choices are more restricted than most other states. After making my own evaluations of 1911s, I went with the Dan Wesson PM7 1911. This is basically a stainless steel Series 70 platform 1911 with very nice components. In several thousand rounds not a single FTE or FTF. They retail for around $1500 and include a match barrel which imparts very good accuracy. The only modification I made to the gun was a tritium dot front sight, available from Dan Wesson for about $45. For the money this excellent pistol is a very good value. I am familiar with the Colt Government model and also own the Colt Series 70 Gold Cup. I actually prefer the Dan Wesson. Not sure if the OP wants to spend $1500 for a duty weapon.

My local gunsmith speaks well of the Smith & Wesson 1911s. Kimbers are good, lots of other makes are good. For a duty weapon one wonders if the non-1911 Smith & Wesson M&P45 might not be a good choice.
Thank you. My department actually issues the S&W M&P, but in .357 SIG!
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Thank you. My department actually issues the S&W M&P, but in .357 SIG!
I did not know that the S&W M&P was available in 357 sig. Thank you for the info.
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I did not know that the S&W M&P was available in 357 sig. Thank you for the info.
Oh yeah they are, LOTS of LE Agencies use them, including NMSP and many others! Great weapons!
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i realize it's way short of the price point, but my smith e series in stainless is a sweet shot.

i personally like the external extractor.

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i realize it's way short of the price point, but my smith e series in stainless is a sweet shot.

i personally like the external extractor.
Hey I appreciate it! That's what I was looking for!
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NM-LEO, check out the Remington R1's. i have the R1 Enhanced and it's a really accurate pistol. the downside is, it's a fullsize and so far i don't think tey come in a compact yet.

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