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Advice wanted on bushingless 45.

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by tracer, Apr 17, 2003.

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  1. tracer

    tracer Member

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    I am looking at 1911's and wanted input on which to buy.I want a mid length (4 "or 5" ?) with a bull barrel .Any suggestions? I prefer Springfield or Kimber but am looking for advice.
    Thanks

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  2. critter

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    I have a Kimber compact stainless which has the bushingless, 'bull' or at least bulbous barrel. It is my primary carry piece. Great accuracy, 100% reliable, easy to carry/conceal and plenty of power to do the required job. I live the thing.
     
  3. Stonecove

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    I've got a Eclipse Pro (4"0) and love it too, however I have a harder time shooting the 4" accurately. I even rented a 5" to see if it was the gun, and came to the conclusion that 1" does make a difference. (I heard that in another context once Hum...)
     
  4. blades67

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    Get the Kimber. How's that for some advice?:D
     
  5. shaynster

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    I have the perfect gun for you! A Kimber Pro CDP.

    This gun has not been fired and is in perfect condition! It comes with all the papers that come with it and 2 mags. I've had it for a couple months and am selling it to help pay for something else. I'm asking $800 + S/H. If you have any questions you can email me. Thanks!
     
  6. Sven

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    What is the disadvantage of a bushing? Reliability?
     
  7. boing

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    Less parts is more better.

    In the real world, bushing vs. no-bushing is probably a draw. There are a lot of other things that are going to go wrong before you need to worry about the bushing giving you trouble. 90-year track record, blah, blah, blah.
     
  8. XLMiguel

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    Critter's comments reflect my experience with the Kimber Compact . My Ultra Carry has also proven to be similarly reliable and accurate. Good luck.
     
  9. jsalcedo

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    Charles Daly CMS stainless with a bull barrel.

    Its my favorite .45 so far. Accurate, reliable, tough and $350
     
  10. boing

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    I forgot to answer the question. My Series I Kimber Compact runs fine now, and is my primary carry gun, but it needed a new magazine, a new slide stop (broken), and extractor adjustment to get there. :rolleyes:
     
  11. bountyhunter

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    Look at STI guns. IMO, they are clearly the best value in a 1911. For a couple of hundre more than SA, you get a gun as well fitted as a Wilson. They also use first rate parts so you don't have to gut the insides and replace them all. Dawson Precision deals STI as I recall.

    If you only want a .45, Valtro is a very good gun as well.
     
  12. Traithe

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    I absolutly love my Kimber CDP Pro. It is the best shooting pistol I've ever owned.
     
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