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Old 02-23-2013, 12:02 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the info.

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Thanks for all the info.
Interested to hear which gun you decide on, give us an update when you make a purchase!
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1911 platforms can be very picky and some can accept anything. From the same model/manufacturer you'll get different results/posts on this subject.
I have always followed the manufactuurers recommendations and if it doesn't work I send it back to the manufacturer. The same applies to magazines. If they don't work with stock/as supplied magazines I send them back.

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All 1911s are different....like snowflakes, DNA and old Harleys.

To find the ammo your gun likes you will need to handload.

Pick a manufacture that doesn't prohibit reloads.

And one that warrants your choice for life.
Thats as gud a answer as possible IMO & experience^^^ --Just no way anyone can say brand X is the least picky about ammo or whatever==Pick one & roll the dice like the rest of us
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Guess you could go the other way, pick your ammo first and then keep buying 1911s until you find the one that likes it. I like the logic but sure my wife wouldn't quite buy it!

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Guess you could go the other way, pick your ammo first and then keep buying 1911s until you find the one that likes it. I like the logic but sure my wife wouldn't quite buy it!
You have a sick sick mind-
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I had a sig that ran anything I fed it.....it ran perfect but then again alot of companies produces firearms like that
Ditto on SIG. My 1911 is not picky at all with ammo. I had one issue with the slide not locking back on the last round but it was just an dirty, dry slide catch. I cleaned it and lubed it up and it performs flawlessly. Love it.
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if i could afford it, my mind would be just as sick!
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I was told by a friend that Kimber makes a great 1911 but they are very particular with ammo.
Your typical Kimber costs $1000 or so. If I was shopping for a 1911 at around $1K, I'd start with...

1) Springfield
2) Sig
3) Colt

I'm not offering any tangible evidence, so take it for exactly what it is. Just the opinion of some dude you don't know.

And buy good mags!
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Modern 5" 1911s aren't typically finicky. Contrary to what they say on the Glock Forums.
Original GI Spec 1911s developed a bit of a reputation for it when people started feeding them early hollow point ammo. Hence the ubiquitous recommendation that one "polish the feed ramp." I'm no Kimber fan, but I will go out on a limb and state that I doubt serviceable Kimbers are any more fussy than any other 1911.
However, when barrel lengths get shorter, builders must be on their game to ensure that reliability doesn't suffer.

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