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Which 1911 to get?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by el Godfather, Mar 13, 2013.


Which among these is the best 1911?

Poll closed Apr 12, 2013.
  1. NEW! Baer 1911 HEMI "572" $2395

    10 vote(s)
  2. Wilson Combat XTAC $2760

    13 vote(s)
  3. Ed Brown Executive Elite $2650

    9 vote(s)
  4. Ed Brown Signature Edition $7150

    12 vote(s)
  5. Wilson Combat Supergrade Professional $5100

    15 vote(s)
  6. Nighthawk Custom Masters Edition $6500 (rare find)

    2 vote(s)
  7. Nighthawk Custom Signature Heinie Recon $3550

    6 vote(s)
  8. Les Baer LE Presentation Grade 1911 $6590.00

    5 vote(s)
  9. Other (please state your recommendation)

    32 vote(s)
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    Dear THR:
    Which 1911 to get from ones listed. I want it for daily use with top notch accuracy and collection value as well. Irrespective of price, its not going to be a safe queen.

    Please share experiences if any.

    Thank you

    1. Price range $2500-$10,000
    2. Not considering Sig Sauer, DW, Colt and Kimber
    3. Not interested in item that has ridiculous wait time
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2013
  2. wbwanzer

    wbwanzer Well-Known Member

    Not seeing a list here.
  3. ku4hx

    ku4hx Well-Known Member

  4. Fishbed77

    Fishbed77 Well-Known Member

    Here is your list:

    1) Colt.

    Hope that helps!
  5. Quick Shot xMLx

    Quick Shot xMLx Well-Known Member

    What's your price range?
  6. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    Added more info in the OP
  7. ku4hx

    ku4hx Well-Known Member

    +1 Gets my vote every time.
  8. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    Not considering Colt.
  9. bozzman3

    bozzman3 Well-Known Member

    Would you really buy A $7000 1911?I love firearms and 1911s but............. to each his own.Ed Brown all the way!
  10. el Godfather

    el Godfather Well-Known Member

    Yes I would.
    Please state the reason for your high ratings for Ed.
  11. stumpers

    stumpers Well-Known Member

    I had a Wilson CQB, that for $2000 used was absolutely perfect in fit and function. I've had Springfields, Colts, Kimbers - Wilson was far and away 3-5 times the gun any of those were.
  12. Jim PHL

    Jim PHL Well-Known Member

    I voted "other". I've been checking into the higher end guns lately myself and right now would buy something from Volkman Precision if I were going to spend what you are considering spending. They are for the most part priced right in the same range as the Les Baer's, Ed Brown's and Wilson's. I don't know that any one is "better" than the others. I would expect them all to be extremely accurate and reliable at the prices they sell for.

    (By the way, I WAS checking into them. Then I woke up from the dream I was having where I spend that kind of money on a gun and went out and bought a new Colt; box-stock, 5" barrel, blued "1991".)
  13. ku4hx

    ku4hx Well-Known Member

    Sorry ... I thought "Other (please state your recommendation)" meant you were considering others not listed by name/brand.
  14. tarosean

    tarosean Well-Known Member

    Other.. If I'm gonna drop that on a single gun (upper spectrum) it will be from the likes of Chen, Rogers, Tussey, etc. not something I picked out from a catalog.

    I'm very happy with my Wilson and Brown. However, anyone can buy the same exact ones.
  15. Bovice

    Bovice Well-Known Member

    A 1911 does not have the ability to be carried BOTH DA/SA and C&L. The H&K USP can. Therefore it is not superior and I would sell all my 1911s (if I had them) regardless of their follow-up shot speed.

    Make it in FDE with a threaded barrel and that's perfection. Maybe. The P226 is also good, no?
  16. mikeasb

    mikeasb Well-Known Member

    Hands down. Colt.
  17. Creature

    Creature Well-Known Member

  18. rswartsell

    rswartsell Well-Known Member

    So, you are looking for a 1911 nut with direct experience with just shy of $ 40,000.00 worth of handguns so direct comparisons can be made. I thought I was a republican but I'm starting to think redistribution of wealth.......and land reform! Viva Che!
  19. WinThePennant

    WinThePennant Well-Known Member

    I'll probably be buying a 1911 soon. And, the only one I'm considering is a Colt.

    If you are going to have only one 1911, then it should be a Colt. IMHO.
  20. JRWhit

    JRWhit Well-Known Member

    Never mind I was mistaken on your post and thought you wanted a carry piece. Whatever you get, post pics.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2013

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