Best 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by texaswoodworker, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I decided that I want a Colt 1911 and was wondering which one would be best for something along the lines of a competition gun or a just for fun gun. The ones I looked at are the 1991 series, XSE series, series 70, or the gold cup series.

    Any advice?
     
  2. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    Woodworker,

    Please let us know what price range you are focusing on! 1911 Pistols and for sure those who are accurate enough to compete with are not cheap but still span a significant price range depending on the manufacturer, features and accuracy factors.

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  3. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I'm wanting to buy one thats unmodified in the price range of $1200. (most of the ones I listed fall under this price range). I'm not wanting to get one that has been designed just for competition yet, I'm really just wanting one that will get me started in competitions and if that doesn't work out, will be a good gun for fun at the range.
     
  4. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Hard to go wrong with a Gold Cup.
     
  5. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Thats what I was leaning toward but wasn't sure it was the best.

    Thanks
     
  6. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Cane will be by to give you a more educated opinion than I have. But if I could afford the Gold Cup, that's what I'd buy.
     
  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    If your choices are limited to Colts, then Gold Cup.
    (Although Dan Wesson's can be had for approx the same $.)
     
  8. shipwreck

    shipwreck New Member

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    Well, first decide what you want and why you want it.

    Do you want all black target sights? White dot sights? Is it for defense? For just a range toy?
     
  9. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Competition; hands down, the Gold Cup. It has the "good" parts required to make it worth the premium. Match grade barrel, target grips, Bomar target sights, wide target trigger, full length guide rod and two recoil springs (light weight target installed and a standard weight - read the manual!).

    REMEMBER: Gold Cups are set up at the factory to shoot 185gr semi wadcutters at about 750fps and they are shipped with the appropriate recoil spring weight. If you are going to shoot any heavier (hardball) loads you must swap out the recoil spring or you will beat up the gun!

    Fun gun; the XSE. My SS 5" Government XSE shoots far better than me and has been reliable as any gun I have owned.

    Both are within your price point and I'm sure you will be happy with either.
     
  10. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    Thanks for the advice, I'll think about it a while first then make my decision.