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Posted: 6/29/2003 7:33:41 PM EDT
I'm looking to get a new pistol and I have always wanted a full size 1911 style sidearm. I'm looking for a model with night sites and possibly a ten round capacity. This will be a home defense/take to range and practice firearm. Not a CCP. I have my G30 for that. Colt, Kimber, Springfield, any others? I'm just starting to shop online right now and thought I'd throw this out for some feedback on what others might like to help me in my purchase.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 8:13:15 PM EDT
Kimber
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 8:47:49 PM EDT
Wilson Combat
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 8:49:50 PM EDT
STI
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 9:03:34 PM EDT
Kimber. Outstanding weapons for the money. The Tactical II is probably close to what you want. Night sights and full size. You can use Wilson 8 round mags for an 8+1 configuration. It's aluminum framed, though. Has anyone used these? Are they durable enough?
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 9:11:28 PM EDT
Since you just have to have 10 rounds, Para-Ordnance. CRC
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 9:20:34 PM EDT
Kimber.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 9:31:40 PM EDT
Baer
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 10:46:56 PM EDT
COLT - there is NO other mec-gar and chip mc cormack makes 10rnd mags any decent smith can put on nite sights.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 11:39:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Garand1911: COLT - there is NO other
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Link Posted: 6/29/2003 11:45:04 PM EDT
Llama - accept no substitutes.
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 11:50:53 PM EDT
Colt. Kimber ain't bad.. but Colt is (IMHO) the cat's ass
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 11:52:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By marvl: Llama - accept no substitutes.
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Llama IS a substitute. COLT Para Kimber Springfield NOT Llama
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 12:22:53 AM EDT
[;D]
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 1:04:00 AM EDT
The general consensus seems to be kimber for good reason. I was shopping for a 1911 myself until I got this crazy notion of changing careers. Anyhow, from my research I surmised that Kimber and Sprinfield are the gold standard. If you have a kimber and a colt side-by-side you will see that the kimber is by far the superior weapon. The action is so much smoother and the fit and finish is rock solid. The colt to me (flame suit on) felt loose like a toy. And what the hell is with the plastic trigger? True the colt is much cheaper and has name recognition, but who cares? I like my bushmaster just as well as I would love a colt if I had one. Same argument for the name. Also, Kimber didn't stab gun owners in the back. There are other qualities to kimber like one peice barrel rather than two peice, Chip McCormick parts, and a whole bunch of stuff you can see in their brochure. Kimbers cost an arm and a leg, but to get the Colt up to speed you will eventually spend more on the Colt. Ante up!
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 1:42:18 AM EDT
If you have the bucks I say STI. NoKarma
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 1:58:44 AM EDT
I've never had the exorbitant amount of cash necessary for an STI, so can't comment on them. I have a full-size and a compact Kimber and they are the two most accurate handguns I own. I have not had a single complaint in any area regarding Kimber products.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 2:26:25 AM EDT
Another vote for Kimber. The Kimber Ultra Ten has a ten round capacity mag if that's important, but I prefer the thinner grip of the single-stack model.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 2:51:56 AM EDT
I've had a Colt Gov't model for 13 years. I paid $450 for it in 1990, then proceeded to spend $1000 on customizing it. It's as good as my Kimber I bought last year for $750. Springfield sucks, I bought one of their Loaded models in 2000. It jambed out of the box. Turned out the ejector was bent. Back to the factory it went. Extractor broke at 156 rnds. Back to the factory it went. Discontector groove in slide peened and mushroomed at 500 rounds. Back to the factory it went, soft slide, hammer was dragging over groove wearing it down. Back from the factory, into the consignment case at my local funstore. While there are good Springfields out there, mine was not one of them. BBossman out
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 3:17:54 AM EDT
anyone tried an S&W 1911, or how about a rock island as the basis for some light custom work???
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 3:51:49 AM EDT
If you have two grand lying around try the Wilson Combat CQB with light rail. It's my next purchase. Kimber is great too. A friend of mine bought a new colt. i disassembled it and found major rust on internal parts, ON A NEW GUN. WilsonCombat.com
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 3:57:41 AM EDT
STI, if price is NOT a concern. [url]http://www.dawsonprecision.com/custompistols/dawsonprecision/tacticaladvantage1911.aspx[/url]
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 4:08:56 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 4:14:43 AM EDT
I would reccommend Kimber. Some Colts are very good, but you have to know when they were made to know their quality.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 5:06:13 AM EDT
Les Baer or Wilson Combat would be good choices. Wilson stopped using MIM parts on the CQB after 02. With Kimber all the MIM parts should be replaced and try to find an older model. They seem to be having QC issues with the later versions. For more go here: http://www.1911forum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?s=&forumid=27
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 5:30:33 AM EDT
E.A.A. _European American Arms / Tanfoglio Witness in .45 comes standard with 10 round mags. Available in Wonder Finish or Black, Polymer or Steel. Great gun, Great price. There target line is good too.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 6:32:50 AM EDT
good used Kimber Target model series 1. Put a nite-site post on the front. There you are done. Except for mags, ammo, holster, etc.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 6:42:14 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By marvl: Llama - accept no substitutes.
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I know this is [;D], but I liked my Llama enough to buy a Firestorm to go with it. They are both the same, and have run without problems.
Link Posted: 6/30/2003 6:45:25 AM EDT
Dan Wesson 'Point Man' or 10mm 'Razorback' Smith 1911 Caspion Recon & fitted slide sent to a good smith (Ted Yost for example) Ed Brown Rock River and my favorite... Valtro (custom tuned by John Jardine) [url]http://www.jardinescustom.com/custom1911s.html[/url]
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