Top 5 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by PBA157, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. PBA157

    PBA157 New Member

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    What are the top five 1911 firearms?
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Let's see. Mine, mine, mine, mine, and uh, yeah, mine. I love all 5 of them and think they are all great.

    What's the ranking criteria? Are we talking for the dollar? Best production guns? Best custom guns? Most expensive? Most historic?
     

  3. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    I was thinking Full Size, Commander, Officer, mine and Colt
     
  4. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Haven't seen or tried all of them, but i like my Springfield 1911A1.

    The Stainless Steel Springfield 1911A1 also shoots well.
     
  5. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    Dan Wesson, Les Baer, Wilson Combat, Nighthawk Custom, Colt
     
  6. Powersportgiant

    Powersportgiant New Member

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    You are asking for a pissing match here. Everyone's opinion is different. But I'll play and give you my top 5:

    Colt
    Colt
    Springfield
    Colt
    Sig

    Did I mention Colt ? Nothing else is built like a nice Colt.
     

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  7. Transman

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    If you mean what are the most popular among the buying populas,and this is my observation,I would have to say,Colt,Kimber,Springfield,RIA,Sig.
     
  8. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    All right, I'll try:
    NightHawk
    Ed Brown
    Les Baer
    Mine
    Wilson Combat
     
  9. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    + 1 on opinion--
    I have mine (or what I think they are but have limited (near none) exsperience on the high end stuff so i won't say--- Ya'll play :)
     
  10. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    I will argue ( in a friendly manner) that my nighthawks are built better than a colt ( which i also own) then i will add.. ruger.sig. springfield. And american classic

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  11. kycol

    kycol New Member

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    All I'm saying is I have 3 RIA's and am never going to part with them
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    this question is too subjective because of difference in price, options and finishes. some people own many and some only own one or a few and may have never had the chance to try out some of the high end 1911's.

    Colt is the standard and the benchmark that every builder of a 1911 aspires to obtain, because they are the original maker of 1911's. enter in some of the high end 1911's that are hand fitted, massaged and tuned, they are probably above even the Colts in quality, for which a person will pay for dearly.
     
  13. Powersportgiant

    Powersportgiant New Member

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    I don't have a nighthawk so I would not know. However the OP really left us a stupid topic. It's not relevant as a custom built 1911 is different from a production gun. This is going to get stupid and I can tell. I am out on this thread. To the OP, delete this thread, start a new one with some relevant information for us to discuss on.
     
  14. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I have to side with tactical fun on this lone issue, regardless of criteria.

    For my money, there is nothing like my Nighthawks. And I have shot a lot of the name, luxury, "Top Brand" models out there.

    JD
     

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  15. gunback

    gunback New Member

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    I had three RIAs, but gave one to my dad. I will get it back though. I also want to get their tactical with rail.
     
  16. Asago0321

    Asago0321 New Member

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    I have a Defender Springfield 1911A1 from the Springfield custom shop. it's my first I got on a trade. It shoots a little better than my sigp220 I think I will make the switch to 1911s.
     
  17. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    thats a good answer :)
     
  18. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Well thats a stupid answer :rolleyes:
     
  19. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Top 5 for me would be in no specific order:

    Ed Brown
    Les Baer
    Wilson Combat
    Volkmann
    Nighthawk
     
  20. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    I have 5 1911s.
    They are all tops in my book. :)

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    Seriously though, why not start a Ford Vs. Chevy vs. Mopar thread too? It would be just as helpful.