1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by supafly, Apr 30, 2007.

  1. supafly

    supafly New Member

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    I've always been a fan of the 1911 but there are too many manufactures of it.

    Who is your favorite 1911 manufacture?
     
  2. Declaration Day

    Declaration Day New Member Supporter

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    I've only owned Springfields, so I suppose I am biased. I first had a loaded stainless model. Then when the WW2 GI model came out, I bought that and sold the stainless, as I can shoot much better with the GI. I also have the ultra-compact version of the GI.
     

  3. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    I've never owned a 1911 but I've shot quite a few. I would have to say my personal favorite for shooting is Kimber's 1911. In my hands it felt better balanced.
     
  4. GUNGIRL

    GUNGIRL New Member

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    there is nothing wrong with the Charles Daly..I have had no problems with it what so ever and it is half the price of a springfield...
     
  5. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    Rock Island Armory 1911a1

    About 6 months ago I bought a new one, being I was limited on money and a partial to the old government model .45 autos. Thinking the price was right $350.00 U.S. it came with 2 stainless mags.

    The workman ship was better then fair, the finish was good, and the feel was great. Taking it out with 8 boxes of 230 gr. Ball ammo I ran into a problem. When the slide picked up the new round it hit the ramp and road up to the chamber where the nose of the bullet would hit the top of the chamber about mid way in and stick that way. Most times a simple push on the back of the slide would dislodge it and then it would seat right for firing.

    Thinking that it was just new and needed a few rounds burnt in, I continued to fire it with a jam every few rounds. After a box of rounds fired I begin to think it was maybe the Mags. Checking them they seemed to be nothing wrong, using some of the 11 others I had they also jammed the same way. So it cannot be mags. One at least would of worked right out of 13 total mags.

    Putting it away I went home and cleaned it and finding nothing visibly wrong I went on line and found a few suggestions, one being to lightly sand the top of the chamber with 1000 grit sand paper to take any burrs off and also the ramp. Doing this I returned to the range to run some more rounds through it and had the same problem. The ramp and chamber are polished to a high shine so there are no burrs on them now.

    Going back on line I found a Police Officer who is also a gun smith and he was asked about this same problem, he had no idea sense he had no dealings with the R.I.A. version of the .45 auto. He actually went out and bought two to test and see if he had the same problem. Yes he did and after working on them quite a bit he found that the extractor was the problem. The extractor in the new 1911a1’s from R.I.A. were bent to much and put undue pressure on the rim of the cartridge not letting it ride up all the way against the back of the slide. He recommended replacing it with one from a colt Gov. model, after doing this I had no more problems. I hope this may help anyone thinking of buying this handgun. I am quite happy with it now.

    opaww
     
  6. flashman70

    flashman70 New Member

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    I have a Kiimber and it's OK. I've shot a Wilson Combat and it was awesome. One day I'll decide to spend that much cash on a 1911, but in the mean time, I'll make do.
     
  7. aslocumb

    aslocumb New Member

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    I just bought a Kimber Pro Raptor II on Apr 4th. I have only put about 60 rounds thru it but it is sweet.
     
  8. RONSERESURPLUS

    RONSERESURPLUS New Member

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    1911 Fav Manuf?

    Hello all


    Ron L here = Seresurplus


    I have owned 1911's from Colt to Para to Springfield Armory and More, I now Use and carry a out of the Box Rock Island 1911A1, I did break it in, have never had a Jam and carry HP or FMJ, never a falure to feed or eject! For the $, best I've seen, hell, Many other More expensive 1911's have not been near as reliable out of the box, including Springfield and Colt@!



    RON
     
  9. opaww

    opaww New Member

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    I am read happy with my R.I.A. 1911a1 now that The extractor is fixed,
     
  10. Doc

    Doc New Member

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    I just placed an order for a wWilson Combat Classic.
     
  11. Dgunsmith

    Dgunsmith New Member

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    Selecting a 1911

    I recommend you keep in mind what you want to do with your 1911.

    Make a list of features you want it to have and then decide the max amount of $$$ you want to put into this project to get there.

    There is no substitute for quality parts and gunsmithing !

    There are reasonable priced guns to get there. If you purchase something like a Les Baer Premier II..it is all done and there are no parts to throw away !

    I welcome your 1911 questions via e-mail...I work on them all !
     
  12. john1911

    john1911 New Member

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    I shoot a Kimber Custom II. Plain jane but shoots good. The factory mag caused a little trouble but was soon replaced with several Wilson Combat 47D. Good to go now.

    My next purchase will probably be another 1911. The Taurus intrigues me but I have some doubts that brand. May look into a SA Mil-Spec or try to find one in .38 Super.
     
  13. tommygunm1a1

    tommygunm1a1 New Member

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    I know I am gonna get my balls busted for this, but the only mfg'ers of a 1911 is Colt and USFA. Sorry not just symantics.:D
     
  14. BRSmith

    BRSmith New Member

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    what 1911?

    I have a CD E.F.S. no problems with about 300 rds thru it. Check out www.m1911.org This is a site dedicated to 1911's. They can help you.
     
  15. 97powerstroke

    97powerstroke New Member

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    My Colt gold cup national match has been very good to me, it was my IPSC gun. Very, very seldome have any trouble with it.
     
  16. JoeLee

    JoeLee New Member

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    The 1911 Colt US never let me down.
     
  17. ChrisMoore

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  18. fpdsniper

    fpdsniper New Member

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    I'm a big fan of Springfield Armory, and just spent the most I've ever spent on a pistol!! It's a TRP Operator. Here it is:
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    It is going to be my duty duty weapon, and will have a Streamlight TLR-1 or TLR-2 attached to it. I took it to the range this week, and fired a string at 15 yards off-hand:
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    I'm a happy camper!!:D
     
  19. Gearguy10

    Gearguy10 New Member

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    I love my Kimber Pro Elite. Smooth as butta!
     
  20. Doc

    Doc New Member

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    I have three 1911s
    A Colt Government model, a Para Ord C745 and a Kimber Ultra ll.

    The Para is the best by far.

    The Classic from Wilson Combat will be here next month.