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grimbriar 10-24-2009 05:39 AM

Would appreciate some advice please.
Hi there guys,
after much thought i have decided to obtain a 1911 but due to not knowing this type of gun very well i have some questions that would help me make a much informed purchase.

I have a H&K 2000 ,its primary purpose is for defence.I have throughout the years enjoyed this brand due to its reliability .
Reliability is very important to myself ,another reason i enjoyed this pistol is that it sat very well in my hand( Unfortunately alot of guns just feel "bulky" to me =/ ).

Recently whilst looking inside my local gun shop i picked up and handled a 1911......i have never felt such a sense of perfection when i was handling it.

That was an easy decision to make about the next type of handgun to get.

So the question i have is having loved my H&K for its reliabilty, which 1911 type has the reliability that one could put there trust in to guard their life?
As i mentioned before this will be my carry gun,price i expect to pay up to say $950.(I am currently looking into Colt gov't)

Second question , i reload my own ammo(primarily 9mm) so i was wondering can one use small pistol primers for .45? (i understand that the .45 requires large pistol primers but am hoping one could get away with using small primers as i have some in abundance)

I thank you for your time reading my questions and appreciate any help given.

canebrake 10-24-2009 07:09 AM

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I can only speak to my experience but here goes;

I own two Colt 1911s.

........^ My O1070XSE 5" Government

........^ My O1070XSE 5" Government before personalizing

........^ My O7000D 3" Defender

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........^ My O7000D 3" Defender before personalizing

I love these two guns and would trust my life to both.

With my experience, the steel Government is a great shooter but too heavy for carry.

The Defender is a perfect carry piece but a tad small for my hands.

If I had it to do over again, and may still do it to complete my Colt ownership, I would get the Light Weight Combat Commander.

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........^ The Colt LWCC Model O4860XSE

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Don Davis 10-24-2009 12:32 PM

+1 canebreak - very very nice guns.

I own 2 .45 auto's currently and while I like them both, the Kimber is by far the highest quality 1911 I've ever owned. I've found it reliable and I believe it's a beautil gun (but I'm a little fickle, I like lots of them :D )

I used to reload, but not any more so I can't answer your loading question, but someone on here can I'm sure.

Highpower 10-24-2009 03:31 PM


Originally Posted by grimbriar (Post 177325)
.... i understand that the .45 requires large pistol primers but am hoping one could get away with using small primers as i have some in abundance)

Well, there you go! Question answered. ;)

ktmboyz 10-24-2009 05:21 PM

I'll have to toss in another Kimiber vote

ccr203 10-24-2009 06:16 PM

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I gotta toss in another vote for colt.

My two.

My Defender and M1991 A1.:D

grimbriar 10-25-2009 05:46 AM

Thank you for the replies,i have been reading on both the Colt and Kimber,both look to be great choices.Now finding them is the issue ,looked around several gun shops around the vicinity however i had no luck.

dunerunner 10-25-2009 05:51 AM

Got some here

Colt New Agent 45 ACP 3" Matte Blue

NGIB 10-25-2009 11:03 AM

For a carry 1911, hard to top the original - a Colt Commander:

grimbriar 10-25-2009 09:06 PM

I am no singer nor is the type of song i listen to BUT i feel like singing

Today my lovey and i went to another gunstore just to browse and make a day of it(60 miles away) an lo and behold i found a SS Gold Cup !!!!!!!!

After a quick down payment(will pick it up in 2 weeks) and then coming across large pistol primers i am dancing around like yobbo!!! ::Jumps up and clicks heels::

Thank you guys for giving advice,it made me feel i made the right decision for myself :D

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