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Posted: 1/8/2006 9:41:38 PM EDT
Who makes the most reliable full size 1911's in both the Under $1000 and Over $1000 ranges.

Ignore the obvious lemons like Llama and Kimbers with external extractors. I have been hearing good things about SW1911's.
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 10:00:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/8/2006 10:00:35 PM EDT by BSheppard]
Under 1000.00= SA loaded, TRP, Kimber warrior, Series I Kimber, Colt 70

Over 1000.00= Ed Brown, Yobo, Wilson Combat, Bear, Rock River.

NOT SW1911
Link Posted: 1/8/2006 10:01:37 PM EDT
Colt XSE
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 6:59:30 AM EDT
I have six 1911's -- two Colts (both the 1991 models, one 5 inch, one 4 1/4 inch barrel), three SA's (Mil-Specs and one WWII model) and one S&W 1911 PD model.

The most "expensive" is the S&W model, which is the "Commander" size (full size frame with a 4 1/4" barrel). The other five are all "middle of the road" in cost.

All of these 1911's have been thru at least 1,000 rounds. And a lot of that is the nasty steel cased Wolf ammo. And ALL six have been 110% reliable as long as I use "in spec" ammo.

For the life of me I can't understand way people buy 1911's and then say they are not reliable ! ! ! I buy -- and shoot ! ! -- "middle of the road" 1911's and have NO problems ! ! !

But I will say this . . . .

I've had two short barrelled 45's (3 1/2 inches) and neither one was 100% reliable. That's why I boght the S&W.

The S&W is a true GEM, and it's now my primary CCW, for the "winter months".

Just my 2 cents . . . .
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:36:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 6:08:28 PM EDT by twistedcomrade]
I had a Kimber CC that would jam after I got to around the 80th rnd in a shooting session. I would clean it well after each shooting session and treid different mags, but each time I got to about 80 rnds through the pistol it would start to hang up. I sold it and bought a SW1911. The SW1911 was reliable from the first shot and more accurate than the Kimber. I've since sold the SW1911 to buy an AK. Allthough the underfolder AK I got built is top notch, I really regret selling the SW1911 and will get another one this year. At least I sold it to my brother and he still let's me shoot it. I think the SW1911 is the best 1911 out there for under $1000.

Edited because I forgot to add enough 0s.
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:56:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/9/2006 8:58:07 AM EDT by highwayman]
Where's my popcorn? This is going to get good. In all honesty, I've only had one 1911 and that's a SA loaded. It's been 100% even with cheapo factory mags. I can't say enough about it. $600 and it runs like a champ. Never had a problem. Still can't quite match my Sig 220 in terms of accuracy or ergonomics, but the trigger is really nice. MJD
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 8:57:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twistedcomrade:
...I think the SW1911 is the best 1911 out there for under $100.



Wanna share the name of that source? MJD
Link Posted: 1/9/2006 11:55:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/10/2006 5:50:48 PM EDT by Mdripley]
musta got it from the Home shopping network.
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