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Old 11-09-2013, 06:18 AM   #11
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Brother had my phone and made an uniformed post on here. I'd go with the colt though

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Old 11-09-2013, 06:37 AM   #12
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I just wish colt made a standard GI 1911. I DO NOT like all this extended beaver tail, railed, ambi saftey, combat hammer and trigger bull ****. I might own a 1911 with a 3 dot sight over the GI sights but you can't find that on anything but the "modernized" 1911s. If colt made a 1911 the EXACT same way they did 100 years ago I'd buy one but their current product line doesn't intrest me
Go to Colt's custom shop and let them know what you want. My Series 70 is pretty much exactly like a GI 1911 apart from the parkerized finish, whereas mine is blued. The sights are the standard crappy GI sights, the hammer bites your hand, and it has a steel mainspring housing with a lanyard loop.

The gun is pretty smooth and the parts are tightly fitted.
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Colt. Have to go with what I own.
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My 2 Colts have performed 100% from day one. My new Wiley Clapp has fired several different types of ammo without a hiccup, and the almost 30 year old Gov't Model I bought has been great too. Buy a Colt and you will not be disappointed.

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Not sure what your price range is, but I really like the look of the new S&W custom shops.





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I like the Smith 1911's pretty well. But if I was choosing just between them and a Colt the Colt will win on most instances. Now I'll take a Smith over a Kimber every time. But that's just a personal thing with me. I'll take a Para Ord over almost anything. I actually had to choose between a Para LTC and a Colt Combat Commander and picked the Para. Several years later I'm still glad I did. But the Colt was a fantastic pistol. And in my opinion better built overall than the Smiths.

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I have one of the S&W sc with the 4.25 barrel with several thousand rounds through it. It's a good gun, but if I had to buy it or a Colt I'd get the Colt.

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Go to Colt's custom shop and let them know what you want. My Series 70 is pretty much exactly like a GI 1911 apart from the parkerized finish, whereas mine is blued. The sights are the standard crappy GI sights, the hammer bites your hand, and it has a steel mainspring housing with a lanyard loop.

The gun is pretty smooth and the parts are tightly fitted.
Yeah, I had to show my brother who's only seen gold cups that he wants a 70 series or 1991 edition lol. I'm like him though. Don't care for the newer style 1911s
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The only principal difference is the guide rod type. The extractor is an eternal conversation piece, the practical difference is immaterial. The looks and the Colt pedigree is what decides it 9 out of 10.

Both 1911s are so good and so similar, you have to be the Princess on a Pea to categorically "feel" the difference.

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