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Posted: 1/25/2002 10:28:53 PM EDT
The subject title says it all.
Simple as that!
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 10:39:42 PM EDT
None of the above
Strayer Voight Infinity is my favorite.
Sorry I have ot be different
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 11:10:06 PM EDT
It's certainly OK to be different.
But I don't think a "Strayer Voight" can be considered a regular factory production gun.
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 11:15:24 PM EDT
I voted for Springfield for a mass produced 1911 but.....

I'm planning on buying a Rock River Arms 1911 in the not too distant future.

Was thinking of Les Baer but have heard some horror stories. One not verifiable, one from a VERY credible source so I changed my mind. I'll stick with the RRA.
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 11:17:02 PM EDT
Now how do you define production? They do make pistols other than custom stuff. Just not as large of a scale as Kimber etc.
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 11:23:38 PM EDT
I'm a Springfield man myself...

Rock River Arms:
Watch out for them, they're coming on strong even though relatively a new kid on the block. From what I gather, their AR-15s are highly acclaimed so we'll see what happens with their M1911 line.
What's happening with Caspian these days?

Dan Wesson (!!!) is also coming on the M1911 scene. Things are really heating up!
All the better for us M1911 fans...
Long live John Browning...
Link Posted: 1/25/2002 11:33:51 PM EDT
Kimber, pre-firing pin block.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 12:43:56 AM EDT
thompson 10mm pitt-bull....
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 4:16:29 AM EDT
I have a fondness for series 70 colts!
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 4:34:20 AM EDT
Spingfield LW Matte Champion (Commander Size)
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 4:43:54 AM EDT
My Stainless Kimber Gold Match always gets a lot of attention at the range. Even the snobby bullseye shooters and IPSC guys like it.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 1:02:01 PM EDT
Anybody else??
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 5:45:57 PM EDT

Kimber rules, I have three, but the ParaOrds are great too. I have a P10 limited, once it got broken in a bit, it feeds 100% and is as accurate as my Kimber Gold Match. I'd say you couldn't go wrong with either.

Link Posted: 1/26/2002 5:55:32 PM EDT
My 1911 started as a basic Springfield. With a few mods, I'll stack it against any other 1911. Kimber gives you all the tricks at once, and I think they do a great job on their triggers. Haven't tried an upscaled Springfield, so I can't say what's up now.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 6:29:28 PM EDT
The only 1911 that I have is a Springfield, but after I get my tax return I hope to get a Kimber. Would love to get a RRA, but the wait would kill me.

Link Posted: 1/26/2002 6:52:37 PM EDT
My first 1911 is a Colt 80 Series, pin block removed, 38 Super with 5" Nowlin SS ramped barrel, Infinity slide, Bomar. The Colt upper is lightened with a Wilson Combat compensated barrel.

Also have a SV hi-cap 38 Super, Caspian slide, Wilson Combat coned barrel-Dot Tracker comp, C-More dot. I like the hiss of 124's going fast.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 7:55:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 8:08:10 PM EDT
I love my Colt. The only time it has ever jammed on me is when I was shooting some crusty old WWI surplus ammo (was probably swollen) that we found at our cabin.

Link Posted: 1/26/2002 8:10:52 PM EDT
Your list sucks!!!!!!

If it is allowed in the limited class, then it's a production pistol. As far as your list goes, The only pistol on your list that I would choose would be a Colt 1970CM, but it's far from being a production pistol.

My flavor is a STI Edge, and yes it is a production pistol that is allowed in the limited class of the USPSA. If I had to choose a single stack then Les Baer, Premier.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 8:11:21 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4C:
The subject title says it all.
Simple as that!

Well, not quite "Simple as that" when referring to Colt.

I voted for Colt on a M1911 as requested...however, Colt is now making 1991 models which I don't like. Therefore, if you are talking about NEW production coming off the line in 2002, I would not have voted for Colt but for Springfield.
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 9:23:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 10:00:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/26/2002 11:57:07 PM EDT
Sorry about the list choices, but for obvious reasons the poll limits the list to four or five.
I just picked off four major makes that one would most likely encounter at the regular ol' gunshop. I don't think anyone could argue with that one.

I do realize there are other production guns out there that are 'not as', 'just as', or 'better than' the ones in this poll.

Link Posted: 1/27/2002 4:43:15 AM EDT
i had to vote for colt, what can i say? i love the damn things.

to quote tailgate, "Colt is now making 1991 models which I don't like."

is that true? i've been out of the loop for a while. didn't Colt say a couple of years back that they weren't going to produce the .45acp anymore? Or did they say that, and then change their minds? can anyone give me info on this?


Link Posted: 1/27/2002 5:32:52 AM EDT
I bought a Colt M1991A1 last November and have been extremely happy with it. It's got a better fit and finish than just about any Kimber or Springfield I've handled, and it was less expensive, too: $529. They're only getting better - the newest ones off the line have polished flats, a classy new rollmark, stainless barrels, etc. Mine has the original 1991 rollmarks and matte finish, but it's plenty for me. The only cosmetic issues are the long plastic trigger and flat plastic mainspring housing, but it shoots just fine with them. I'm only replacing them with G.I. parts because that's what I prefer.

As for that other crap (extended ambidextrous safety, beavertail, skeletonized hammer, "holy" trigger, slanted front slide serrations, ski-ramp sights) I think it's for pussies. The 1991 comes as a clean slate that shoots perfectly as-is, or you can customize it to your heart's content.

By far the best .45 out there for your money.
Link Posted: 1/27/2002 10:57:52 AM EDT
Wow, Colt seems to be making a comeback. Good for them. I think I'll check one of the newest ones out.
I once owned a Colt Gov't Model in SS I bought back in the late '80s (it was my first pistol @ 18 y-o!!!); it was a fine gun and never gave me a single problem. Accurate too.

Well, Colt has garnered a respectable 26% ON THIS POLL AS OF Jan. 27th...

Keep Voting!
Link Posted: 1/28/2002 11:30:57 PM EDT
One more round...
Link Posted: 1/29/2002 3:30:40 AM EDT
I suppose these don't count as production, but I have 3 Les Baers that I wouldn't trade for the world.

Link Posted: 1/29/2002 1:54:33 PM EDT
Kimber... Kimber... Kimber...

Anyone who says "Colt" hasn't bought a new one in the last two years. Every one I have seen go through the store lately have been CRAP.

BTW, the older Colts are not only great, they are classic.
Link Posted: 1/29/2002 2:00:33 PM EDT
I vote for Colt but only the early series 70s (which I have) I don't really like the newer ones either.
Link Posted: 1/29/2002 2:08:47 PM EDT
I have 4 colts...all good...all built at the right time.....the kimbers I looked at last weekend certainly did NOT look very good......at least based on outward finish...they reminded me of the early colt 1991 crappers......rough...nickle-like finish....my own feeling is...look around till you find a good one....and the original is usually the best.........
Link Posted: 1/29/2002 7:11:04 PM EDT
goal is 100 votes
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