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As long as it's a desert-ready 1911, I'm good with it. My Sig Scorpion & Ruger Rattler 1911's...

 

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Well guys, all of us slabside devotees have officially highjacked this thread..:)

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Some of the rest of my stable (sorry, Colts and Kimbers)





 

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I love my Colt 1991, I've had Ed Cameron do most of the work on it and it rock's. Bought My son a Remington R1 Enhanced and was surprized at how well it shoot's The R1 did well at the Gunsight test , I was surprized.
 

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I absolutely love my Springfield Ultra Compact; it started life as a mil spec model and had been sent to Actions by T when I found it. The trigger is amazing and breaks like glass at about 3.5lbs. with just the right amount of overtravel; doubles come real sweet with it and it has better accuracy than I would ever have expected out of a compact model...it Loves the 230gr Hydrashoks too, long as i do my part POA is POI Dead Nutts!!

I really want a full size and really like what Ruger put out; one of the only offerings with the average bells and whistles without the front cocking serrations, and Major Cuddos to Ruger for not using the slide as an advertising billboard...now if I could just convince someone to accept my wife as payment for one then I am golden!!
 

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I know I'm late to the party!

Like some one said earlier in a post, every man has his choice. I have a Dan Wesson Patriot Match that I bought 10 years ago and have better that 3k rounds through. I bought the gun because the Kimber I wanted was $200 more and I just didn't have the extra money to spend (wife and 4 kids). I shot it for 9 yrs and thought is shot well, last year I took it to a very well known shooter and pistol smith in Savannah Ga. and he made it a very good shooter.

It has been said for the right price every thing is for sale, I would not trade my one DW for all the 1911s that have been talked about here. I know it sounds crazy, but I know this weapon well and trust it with the lives of my family. I would rather try to break in a new wife than break in a new pistol.

Now if any of you tell my wife I said that I will have to call you a lier and guess who she is going to believe.
 

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To be honest. I have only ever fired one 1911 that wasn't a rattly old WWII military issue model and that would be my Kimber Pro Carry II. I was amazed at how tight everything is and the fact that it does not rattle when you shake it. I love this gun. It was so tight that when I first bought it, I had to use both thumbs on the slide release. It has about 50 rounds through it now and has started to ease up a little. I keep thinking about what mod to do to it but I honestly can't think of anything it needs. I even bought a set of Pachmayer Signature series grips, installed them and immediately took them back off and re-installed the originals. I have no use personally for checkering on the front strap and the Pachmayers had checkering. Oh yea, the trigger is absolutely amazing. Nothing like the 1911 trigger.
 

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I have a few Colts, as well as several other brands, and I'd have a difficult time choosing only one. I have a few tupperware pistols that I like, but they'll never be equal to a 1911.
 

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Dick stole that night sight idea from me, actually. I used to shoot with him at Havana. This happened in like 1982, or close thereabouts. I got the inserts from the old "bar-dot" guy, Santiago, I think that his name was. I have witnesses of these facts.
 

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Best one is the Kimber Custom Carry II

DSCN0096 by jpetrak, on Flickr

We paid $950 for it, which is a great price. Sell the crimson trace hand grips worth ~$300 and you have a match grade, hand lapped and hand fit pistol for $650. Match grade everything pretty much.
I have the same 4" barrel pistol but kept it as is with the Crimson Trace laser... it can drive nails if the operator is having a good day.
 

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After the Colt 1911 Pistol was accepted by the U.S. Military many companies have produce these handguns. Remington-Rand produced 400,000 they were a typewriter company? Union Switch and Signal produced 1911s for our military. They made rail road signals. The 1911 was produced by some 20 firms from Norway, Germany and South America. So what is wrong with modern firearms companies producing new 1911 technology?
 

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After the Colt 1911 Pistol was accepted by the U.S. Military many companies have produce these handguns. Remington-Rand produced 400,000 they were a typewriter company? Union Switch and Signal produced 1911s for our military. They made rail road signals. The 1911 was produced by some 20 firms from Norway, Germany and South America. So what is wrong with modern firearms companies producing new 1911 technology?
heretic !!! :lol:
 

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yeah......." a Colt 1911 " is sort of a broad description.....

Dad re-furbed untold thousands of the A1 variant at the end of the Viet Nam war while he worked at Anniston Army (now Ordinance) Depots small arms shop.
always said the beauty of the 1911 was its' simplicity, and functionality.......drop it in a mud puddle, pick it up, shake it out, and fire the entire mag.
also called them "rattle traps" that were useless past 50 yards average.

He says my Philippeno "Commander" versions are both better guns than the old" U.S. Property " guns.
 

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Ain't much better than going "Bang" every time Ya'll squeeze the trigger Rockys Pop. JMHO. No matter how much noise it makes. :lol: I'll take 50 yards from a secondary sidearm. JMHO.
 
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