Question for Cane and others.

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by eborden1122, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Cane, If you were pinching your pennies saving up to buy your ultimate 1911, what would it be? Would it be the T3? Thanks, Ed
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Who makes a t3??

    Im not cane but my choice for the best current production 1911s are the ones from colt.
     

  3. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    I don't think there's a pat answer here.

    Not what to do, but what I do...

    Avoid Citadel, apparently brittle steel, and so-so CS, to be kind.

    American Classic is making some decent 1911s from the Phillipines,

    and I have a Brazilian Springfield 1911-A1 which functions

    flawlessly, now that it's had it's break-in.
     
  4. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Nighthawk.
     
  5. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    I agree with Jon, I'd go Colt or SA, cause when crap hits the fan I don't an over priced or over rated pistol to hit the fan too. But that's my opinion. Colt and SA have a reputation for producing good quality guns, and I buy mine for range use and most important to keep me and family alive. I'm not putting down Ed brown or Wilsons, but I believe that the person makes the gun a good shooter not the gun making a person a good shooter.

    My dad told me when he used to shoot pistol competition in the army, that he took his service pistol and split a playing card standing sideways in half at 50 feet from a standing position. That was the same pistol that went Korea, Vietnam, and Germany on his hip in combat. That same pistol has saved his and other soldiers lives, so in my book Colt is the king of 1911s.
     
  6. Ambrola

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  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Colt or Springfield Armory.

    If you are scraping together money for a firearm, will you have enough dinero for ammo to keep that thing fed?

    Just like cars. I could enjoy a Rolls Royce, but I still need gas to keep it running. If I bought a Chevy, then .....

    As I get older and resources get more available, then I will get the finer things.
     
  8. IGETEVEN

    IGETEVEN New Member

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    I concur. But I do believe that it does take a little bit of both to really accomplish that goal. :cool:
     
  9. canebrake

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    Trying to trick me eh? :rolleyes:

    The T3 is a terrific gun but a little dated by now.

    A Nighthawk is on my bucket list and I will own one someday! The decision made by Phillips, Cholson and Stone to leave Wilson Combat and concentrate on high-end 1911's is the best thing to happen to the 1911 pattern pistol, other than that inventing thingie John Browning did around the turn of the 20th century.

    But if I were to save up (~$6,500 needed) and buy my ultimate 1911 it would be a Colt 70 series, all steel Combat Commander. I'd pack that Colt up and send it to Ted Yost in Tempe.

    I would have Heirloom Precision do a Signature Grade Conversion on the Commander and have a finished gun similar to this:


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  10. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    If you must spend 3 grand buy a SA professional.
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Ahh thanks.

    My opinion:

    Unless you want a nighthawk just to have one, im the last person who will judge anyone on gun expenditures, there are better options for a new shooter to try that wont drain your budget and will perform no worse than a nighthawk in the hands of a new shooter.

    The worse thing you can do is plunk down a ton of money on a gun shoot it for a while then learn you really dont like 1911s as much as you thought.

    This is especially true if your on a budget or you got the wife on your @ss...

    If you got the money to burn thats your business the nighthawk is a very very fine 1911
     
  12. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    That completely sums it up right there!
     
  13. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Smart man Cane....I knew you would always go back to the Colt. No matter if it was a nighthawk, ed brown or wilson. I myself just have kimbers, sigs and of course Colts but I was wanting to see what you would say. Later bro, Ed
     
  14. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Care to elaborate? :confused:
     
  15. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    Cane you just ruined my chances of getting a boat, that is a gorgeous pistol.
     
  16. AznZOhAn

    AznZOhAn New Member

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    Now I want a new colt series 70.
     
  17. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    T3 Comp, albeit does shorten the sight radius. ;)
     

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