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Best 1911 manufacturer?



I've searched the web tirelessly trying to find the best answer but everyone has their own opinion. Best recurring things I found were that Kimber sucks and I should spend at least a grand if I want a decent one. I know its an outdated gun but I can't get over that and want one so bad. I'll use it for home defense but may end up carrying it someday. Any experiences or advice?

FWIW I'm looking at Sig Sauer and Springfield Armory.







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bbvdd
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Colt, Duh





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Rize
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I have a sig scorpion and its king ranch approved





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dawg23
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I'm convinced KR knows 1911's.






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Judge Smails
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A Springfield TRP is a nice 1911.





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zeebo
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Wheel gun for home defense. 1911 for the work of art .






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BAMAisDIESEL09
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Colt





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weagle99
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Buy whatever you want but in the back of your mind you will always want a Colt.

And for good reason-

- First manufacturer of the 1911
- All American made
- More forged parts than anyone






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DrTyger
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quote:

Best recurring things I found were that Kimber sucks

False
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and I should spend at least a grand if I want a decent one.

Truth
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I know its an outdated gun

frick you
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I'll use it for home defense

You clearly don't know what you're doing.

quote:

FWIW I'm looking at Sig Sauer and Springfield Armory.

Both good choices.

The best is a custom maker like Nighthawk or Ed Brown.






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Judge Smails
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quote:

Ed Brown


Do WANT the Special Forces in Stealth Grey






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JAB528
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quote:

Kimber sucks


You got some bad information somewhere.

quote:

I know its an outdated gun


Now you're just being preposterous.



This post was edited on 7/22 at 7:18 pm


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KingRanch
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quote:

I know its an outdated gun


You will get no advice from me and like it.






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Ace Midnight
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quote:

You will get no advice from me and like it.




Nice restraint, KR.






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KingRanch
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All jokes aside, it really depends what the OP would use it for....does he want a show piece, carry piece, range piece, or something to throw around and not give a shite about. I have a different answer for all those.






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skuter
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quote:

it really depends what the OP would use it for....does he want a show piece, carry piece, range piece, or something to throw around and not give a shite about. I have a different answer for all those.


Spill the beans, I'm listening






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KingRanch
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quote:

throw around


Try to find a brazil made Springfield. You can get them for $400 or so.

quote:

range piece


Really depends if shooting comps or not, but I'll give both. STI Trubor for comps, Springfield range officer or TRP for range use. I could make a list a mile long for the range.

quote:

carry piece


Get something in commander size 4", again could literally make a list a mile long. Make sure it has night sights (jmo). Kimber gets a bad rap for no reason lately other than they are the cool thing to hate on.

quote:

show piece


Higher end models and I'm heavy on Ed Brown. Wilson's are just as good I just don't like their aesthetics. Nighthawk is the new kid and they are making an awesome name for themselves! Volkmann's are really really nice I just think they are severely overpriced.






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LouisianaChessie
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quote:

A Springfield TRP is a nice 1911

+1



This post was edited on 7/22 at 7:31 pm


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Ace Midnight
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quote:

Get something in commander size 4", again could literally make a list a mile long.


Sig P220 Compact?

(Or even better, a discontinued Sig P245 - I almost cannot miss with the thing.)






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LSUTiger205
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I have the.Sig G3 and its been great





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DrTyger
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quote:

A Springfield TRP is a nice 1911.


I love mine






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