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So which brand of 1911 is the Best?

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Old 03-16-2014, 02:11 AM   #41
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Old 03-16-2014, 02:35 PM   #42
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The best 1911 just might be my Austin Behlert custom that he and Art Leckie (Austins son in law) built for me back in 1982. Was built on a Colt Custom Shop 1911. It will still feed empty cases, shoot under 3 inches at 50 yards, has a 3# trigger and they finger grooved it, custom fitted to my hand. My most prized possession.

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Old 03-16-2014, 02:47 PM   #43
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I love the Remington 1911 R1 Enhanced. I have worked on and shot dozens of 1911's and this one is by far my favorite. Inexpensive, made in America, super accurate, and all the custom features one needs in a 1911.
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Old 03-16-2014, 03:13 PM   #44
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I love the Remington 1911 R1 Enhanced. I have worked on and shot dozens of 1911's and this one is by far my favorite. Inexpensive, made in America, super accurate, and all the custom features one needs in a 1911.
i have to agree. the R1 Enhanced is great 1911. mine is very accurate and feeds just about any ammo i decide the shoot, even my reloads. i am also glad to see them expand the R1 line-up of models too. the R! models have a lot of features at a decent price. i have highly recommended them for someone looking at buying a 1911 pistol.

the back story on my R1 is that when i bought it, it was on my list of 1911's to check out and buy. i had done a trade with a friend for an XD45C he had bought new and had never shot. well i shot it some but decided i was going to use if for trading on a Colt Commander that was used but in excellent condition at my LGS. well i had looked at it the weekend before and by the time i got there the next weekend to do the trade it had already sold. so i ended up trading for the R1 instead.
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:14 PM   #45
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The best 1911 is the one that works best for you i like para and springfields they all work goid for me i race them all the time

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I guess I'm old school. Although I don't shoot 45 anymore, I still love my GC's and my Combat Commander...

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The best one for me is the one that fits best in my hands and that I shoot best. I have never fired an 1911 that I hated. Try them all and pick one that you like.
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Love the 1911! I agree - use the one that feels best in the hand. Just a personal thing, but I have rid myself of double-stack mags. And nothing wrong with a single action gun. Just need to practice with it - cock when drawing or keep it cocked and locked and unlock when drawing. As far as the best 1911?, well, if it shoots any kind of ammo and does it accurately, it's a good gun...period. Want to compete?, then the custom tack drivers are the way to go, but I wouldn't count on one in the dirt. Too tight.
Anyway, just one man' opinion.
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I will tell you to stay away from Kimbers. I had a Tachtical Pro II that ejected the shell and reinserted it case mouth aft. The frame cracked and they wouldn't honor the warranty because I had a shorter trigger installed. They look nice but as I told the company rep who told me that "its like a Ferrari, you can't put after market parts in it". I told him "I didn't think I was buying an Italian sports car, I thought I was buying something along the lines of a Dodge Diesel Ram 4X4 that could keep me alive when things get down and dirty in a gun fight. Your gun is just like a teen age girl, they may be pretty but you better stay away from them because they are nothing but trouble for you."
Also, stay away from short barrel 1911's if you are using it for protection. They have a high incidence of malfunctions. I grew up with 1911's, I have a place in my heart for them but I won't trust them for a concealed carry. I don't let my sentimental feelings for the gun overcome my sense of survival.
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