Poll: Which 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Bighead, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Kimber Custom II

    9 vote(s)
    31.0%
  2. Sig Sauer GSR XO

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. S&W 1911 Scandium Commander

    5 vote(s)
    17.2%
  4. Springfield Loaded Service

    15 vote(s)
    51.7%
  1. Bighead

    Bighead New Member

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    So, I think I'm finally going to pull the trigger on a 1911 pistol (welcome to the darkside, thank you, thank you). It's seems that I can acquire any number of reasonably equipped models from major manufacturers in the $700-$900 range.

    I am looking for a fighting piece that may be carried, so reliability/durability is very important. I am reasonably sure I want a 5-inch gun, or maybe a commander. I do get a LE discount with Smith & Sig Sauer, so that is something to consider, but it's not enough to steer me away from a better piece.

    If money was no object the poll would include the TRP, the Smith Performance Center 1911, the Kimber Tactical CDP, Colt Combat Government Carry, and the Les Baer Combat Carry...unfortunately that kind of funding is not currently available.

    The poll includes some of the front runners, but I'm will to take any suggestions.
     
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2010
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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  3. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I believe in K.I.S.S. when it comes to 1911a1's. I have a Springer that has served me well for over 25 years.
     
  4. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    I'm a Springer fan plain and simple. The Smith is a pretty good pistol. I just don't like Kimbers all that well. I've not had good history with them. The Sig is a great pistol but I can't justify the cost for what it is.

    ..But that's just me. The Springers I've owned have been fantastic and I've been able to hold my own shooting with people that had the others listed. For whatever reason I just shoot them better.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    colt series 70. its worth the wait if its on backorder.
     
  6. General_lee

    General_lee New Member

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    I'll add another vote for Springfield.
    I have two 5" Springers, a GI and a Loaded. For the price, I'd take a Springfield over anything else out there.
     
  7. BombDoc

    BombDoc New Member

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    I have a Springfield or two. I picked up the S&W Gunsite scandium commander when I found them in stock. It may be my new favorite 1911.
     
  8. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    I sprung my vote into the field. ;)
     
  9. nate

    nate New Member

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    I would have said springfield but when I looked at the spring 1911 my buddy bought and about the biggest lettering on the slide says "made in brazil" that killed it for me.
     
  10. spittinfire

    spittinfire New Member Supporter

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    My 1911 ownership is limited but I love my Kimber.
     
  11. hogrider

    hogrider New Member

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    I like my Kimber but if I was to do it all over, I'd go with Springfield.
     
  12. colmustard

    colmustard New Member

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    All of them are nice pistols. The only thing I dont like about the sprinfield is that its made in brazil:( but other than that its a fine weapon. I voted kimber but I have heard there quality has been lacking lately. I myself have a taurus (made in brazil) which is my beater 1911 and a colt govt. which I love!!:D Can't go wrong with a colt.
     
  13. beaglesam

    beaglesam Active Member

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    No doubt Springfield.
     
  14. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    For the buck, bang, backing and reliability, I would go with the Springer. ;)
     
  15. DragonLW

    DragonLW New Member

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    If money is no object, Kimber.

    If money *IS* a consideration, Magnum Research. For under $700 you get a MilSpec pistol, with additional touches that you would pay extra for from any other MFR, such as Stainless Steel barrel and stainless beavertailed grip safety, a trigger that, right out of the box, breaks crisp with NO creep right at 4 pounds, and nice beefy sights, not those thin and low combat sights.
     
  16. BIGBEN

    BIGBEN New Member

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    I vote Springfield.My TRPs have been flawless,and i hear constant praise for all Springfield products.Very rarely do you get a lemon,and their customer service is at the top rung.