Which major manufacturer will likely be next to make a 1911?


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jeff-10
June 28, 2004, 11:53 PM
Which major manufacturer will likely be next to make a 1911?

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Josey
June 29, 2004, 12:11 AM
Rumour is, Taurus has a few Colt clones in R&D now. The Colt SAA, Lightning rifle and possibly a Series 80 style 1911. Taurus has been bad about announcements and then delays though.

albanian
June 29, 2004, 12:58 AM
I vote Taurus. Nobody makes cheap copies of good guns like Taurus. I am surprised they haven't done it already. I am surprised that every handgun company hasn't already made a 1911 clone considering that they have to be about the cheapest gun to make since there is no R&D and no royalities to be paid.

jeff-10
June 29, 2004, 01:05 AM
I kind of wish Taurus would make one. They are known for making firearms in non-mainstream calibers, so a 10mm Taurus would be in the realm of possibility..

cracked butt
June 29, 2004, 01:27 AM
Or a 1911 in .22 hornet.:D

WhoKnowsWho
June 29, 2004, 02:21 AM
I thought there was an announcement about HK doing one... hmm, might have been a dream then.

Taurus would be the expected choice though, but I voted HK due to my "dream waves".

MAClarkWA
June 29, 2004, 02:54 AM
I for one would not mind seeing a 10mm Taurus 1911 clone.....

AirPower
June 29, 2004, 03:10 AM
1911 is actually pretty pricey to make. even though there's no R&D and royalty/patent left on it, the gun was designed back in the days of non CNC machinery. You can't really do an investment cash on such a slim slide/frame, so basically mfg have to mill the slide and the frame, which are very costly compared to polymer/alum/cast operations.

Josey
June 29, 2004, 03:15 AM
IIRC, Ruger does make the cast Caspian 1911 frame. It wouldn't be a long stretch for Ruger to produce a 1911. I don't see it though.

The_Antibubba
June 29, 2004, 03:25 AM
I'm waiting for the $89.95 Jennings 1911-pot metal never looked so impressive!

:neener:

dbshabo
June 29, 2004, 08:37 AM
Ronco!! And if you call within the next 30 min. you'll also receive free of charge a Ronco cleaning kit!

Zach S
June 29, 2004, 08:52 AM
I thought there was an announcement about HK doing one... hmm, might have been a dream then. Wasn't a dream, I recall that as well, although I dont recall it being confirmed or denied by HK. Just kinda forgot about it untill now.

I'm surprised Taurus isnt making one.

clipse
June 29, 2004, 10:58 AM
My vote would go for CZ. Before Sig came out with the 1911 a gun rag had a rumor of sig and CZ in the making of 1911s. Sig came out with the 1911 a couple months later. i am still waiting on CZ's 1911.

clipse

Dorrin79
June 29, 2004, 12:21 PM
Taurus seems reasonable.

1911 not really HK's style...

And Ruger, as far as I know, has always designed their own guns. It would surprise me if they started making a 1911 clone.

BigG
June 29, 2004, 12:41 PM
I give up - Daisy?

Hawkman
June 29, 2004, 03:06 PM
Glock.;)

Zach S
June 29, 2004, 03:08 PM
And Ruger, as far as I know, has always designed their own guns. Isn't the Mini-14 a scaled down semi-auto version of the M14?

Dorrin79
June 29, 2004, 03:11 PM
Zach -

Isn't the Mini-14 a scaled down semi-auto version of the M14?

I've heard that, but I'm not sure how true it is.

I understand the Security/Speed/Service Six revolvers were very similar to K-frame S&W's... although I believe the internals are different.

Smoke
June 29, 2004, 04:01 PM
Glock.

Interesting concept. If Glock produced a 1911, how could I keep saying all Glocks are junk?

I'm sure I'll find a way.

Smoke


:D :D

George Hill
June 29, 2004, 04:13 PM
Taurus' 1911:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=586140
Beretta's 1911:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=586599
American Deringer's 1911:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=588132
HK's 1911:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=589136
GLock's 1911:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=590123


All images from this thread:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=48349&highlight=Beretta+1911

MrAcheson
June 29, 2004, 04:20 PM
If Glock produced a 1911, how could I keep saying all Glocks are junk?

Yeah because its impossible to make a 1911 that is junk... Think Llamas or auto-ords.

adamsbomb
June 29, 2004, 05:23 PM
Those are some funny a** pictures :what:

CentralTexas
June 29, 2004, 10:20 PM
I was hoping Lorcin or Jennings!:D
CT

wardog
June 29, 2004, 11:36 PM
I'd love an HK 1911.

dsk
June 30, 2004, 12:35 AM
Hey, how about a COLT 1911?




Naaaaaaaa.....




I vote Taurus, because their buddies in the IMBEL factory could easily make a bunch of guns for Taurus to slap their name on.

Black Majik
June 30, 2004, 01:07 AM
Interesting concept. If Glock produced a 1911, how could I keep saying all Glocks are junk?

I'm sure I'll find a way.

Smoke

A Glock 1911 would be one ironic piece of shooter. After all, you really think Glock would put a manual safety on one of their guns? They'd spend all their R&D money trying to figure out how a manual safety on a gun works. :neener:

LOL.... Glock 1911. That's like saying skinny Michael Moore.

BluesBear
June 30, 2004, 10:04 AM
You forgot the "Who Cares!" option.


If it ain't a Colt it's just a copy.

Cowgunner
June 30, 2004, 10:28 PM
I'd put a dollar on FN.....I dunno why, but nobody else had mentioned them.

Marshall
June 30, 2004, 11:09 PM
George Hill, those are great!! :D :D :D


As long as it doesn't have " T A U R U S " clear down the slide I would be interested.


Maybe something like this......


http://www.guncrafterindustries.com/images/ad1.jpg

wally
June 30, 2004, 11:11 PM
Doesn't Springfield already use 1911 frames that are made in Brazil?

Would seem to give Taurus a large leg up.

--wally.

antediluvianist
July 1, 2004, 01:38 AM
Makarov. Russians are capitalists now; they need a gun identified with capitalists. Anyway, they say they invented it. John Moses Browningski, a few years before the Bolshevik revolution, in 1911.

mattf7184
July 1, 2004, 01:57 AM
Id love a CZ or HK/Vickers 1911 :evil:

Limey-
July 1, 2004, 06:02 AM
HK 1911..................Baby... coming (not so) soon to an 'Out of stock' dealer near you... im guessing it will be around $1200 bucks:rolleyes:

lee n. field
July 1, 2004, 09:25 AM
Baikal?

Hi-Point?

Holland & Holland?

Mattel?

halvey
July 1, 2004, 12:15 PM
Taurus.

But I won't buy it. :D

GSB
July 1, 2004, 01:44 PM
I heard that Barrett is going to make one. It will cost six thousand dollars and weigh 19 pounds, and Di Fi is already trying to ban it.

sch40
July 1, 2004, 03:40 PM
How is CZ's 75 et al different from the 1911? I thought that it was at least a very close clone of one.

Sean Smith
July 1, 2004, 04:15 PM
How is CZ's 75 et al different from the 1911? I thought that it was at least a very close clone of one.

Um, NO. Ever actually SEE one? :confused:

The fundamental designs of the frame, slide, barrel, and the entire trigger mechanism are COMPLETELY different between the two. They don't even LOOK that similar.

sch40
July 1, 2004, 04:36 PM
thanks-- just looked 'em up :o :rolleyes:

Werewolf
July 1, 2004, 04:50 PM
How is CZ's 75 et al different from the 1911?

Closer to a Browning HP I believe.

clipse
July 1, 2004, 05:08 PM
Nothing in the 1911 is the same as the CZ75. I have always thought they looked completely different, even though someone at the range (shooting a dan wesson 1911) mistook my 75B for a 1911. Go figure.

clipse

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