Which 1911s have a good reputation?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by hq357, May 8, 2013.

  1. hq357

    hq357 New Member

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    I would like to purchase a 1911 one day but i will only purchase 1 what is a good make/brand that will be reliable accurate and last a long time with proper care? i would like to be able to pass it on if i ever have kids. It has to be rock solid reliable almost like a glock ;)
     
  2. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    God forgive you mentioning Glock in your question. On to the answer...

    Colt, Springfield, Remington, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Dan Wesson.

    That's the start of the list. I'll let others add to it. There are a lot of companies out there making some very good 1911's. Everything from Rock Island Armory on the low end of the price range to Les Baer on the higher end.
     

  3. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

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    Sig Sauer's 1911 is top notch. You get quality, reliability, great parts, and they look sexy. I love mine. It can with 4 Mags, night sights, mag well and extended mag release.

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  4. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    I'd look for a Springfield Armory Mil-Spec 1911. Best bang for the buck. Should be able to find one for under $700.
     
  5. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    I agree with ScottA but LB is far from the top end. Wilson, Nighthawk, and Guncrafter are more money and a little better. For a pass down gun Colt is my choice as I have 3 earmarked for my 3 grandsons so far. More kids means more Colts. :D
     
  6. 7point62

    7point62 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I've shot 1911s all my life and I love this one...Springfield Armory GI Champion 4", walnut grips, parkerized finish.



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  7. Ez2b

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    I recommend the les bear top quality. yes you can pay more but why. obviously open up a big can of worms. but that's my two cents worth.

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  8. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    There are tons of good 1911's. Even my (Oh God No) it's a Taurus has been flawless through thousands of rounds. I'm partial to Springfield mainly. Also Colt, Para Ord, Remington, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Dan Wesson, Smith and Wesson,RIA

    I'm sure there are others that I'm just brain farting on at the moment.
     
  9. PC167

    PC167 New Member

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    Here you go....

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  10. rifleman1

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    It has to be rock solid reliable almost like a glock.



    just go with the glock:)
     
  11. PC167

    PC167 New Member

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    I have a Kimber TLE and although I haven't put a lot of rounds through it, I'm very happy on how it performed so far.

    Good luck!
     
  12. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    We have a Ruger and a Remington, both have worked flawless!! There are so many 1911s out there, the bottom line is your opinion and not ours.


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  13. Chem-man

    Chem-man New Member

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    My vote would be a Colt !

    With that said , I'm really enjoying the Ruger SR1911.
     
  14. TGReaper

    TGReaper New Member

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    In my experience the STI's and Colt.
     
  15. dickie3625

    dickie3625 New Member

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    I gots sig 1911 scorpion .45. Sexy beast
     
  16. bartwatkins

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    I don't think that you are opening up a big can of anything...
    LB is a great choice and a top pick!
    I own Ed Browns but would take a LB any day of the week. Was just looking at a LB in .38 Super yesterday at a LGS - would love to have it!
     
  17. bartwatkins

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    hahaha - Love it!
    And this was what I was going to suggest as well. Since Glock the absolute pinnacle of reliability then the perfect solution would be for Glock to make a 1911 variant.
    We can only hope.....NOT
     
  18. Threetango

    Threetango Audentes Fortuna Iuvat Supporter

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    I've been happy with my Springfield PX9109LP (loaded) model 1911.

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  19. rickster

    rickster New Member

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    Congrats. That is a beauty.