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Beautiful 1911's

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by .cheese., Mar 5, 2007.

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  1. .cheese.

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    I'm starting my quest for my first 1911. All my guns are military-style so far, so I think it's time for a change. What I really want is something elegant. So far I'm thinking maybe S&W Performance Center, but I don't know.

    Anyways, rather than get into all that stuff (that's more for the autoloaders forum) - I just would love it if you guys could post photos of some really beautiful and elegant looking 1911's. Like nickel-plated with elegant wood-grips, or something. I don't know. Whatever you think is the most beautiful 1911 you've ever seen.

    Doesn't matter if you own it or not. Post it. :)
     
  2. cbsbyte

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    I don't own a 1911, but I know several people who own Smith 1911s, and all of them are happy with the pistols. Some traditionalist don't like them since they are based on a Model 80, with a exterior extractor. But they do function very well out of the box, and are useally very accurate. The only issue is that some Smith 1911s will need a trigger job. It all depends on who fit the trigger at the factory since some are better than other. For instance a friends base model has a great 4.5lb factory trigger while anothers more expensive Doug Koing 1911 has a gritty 7 lb trigger. Performance Center pistol are useally much better fit than factory models and should not need extra work.
     
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    Oh boy! I think I could make my post count soar with all the pics I could post. But here is one of my favorites. It's on Stan Chen's website.

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  5. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

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    I own a new Smith & Wesson basic stainless model 1911 (108282), that
    has a wonderful trigger right straight from the box. Also, I own a Les Baer
    Thunder Ranch Special 1911 that has an excellent trigger. But then again,
    so does my Springfield Armory 1911's. Perhaps, the worst trigger of the
    bunch belongs to the 3" Kimber Stainless Ultra Carry II~! :scrutiny: ;)
     
  6. AJD

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    Here's a few I have found on the web in the past I liked.
     

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  7. Rembrandt

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    Stainless and Blued from the Colt Custom Shop....
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  8. Mr White

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    Blatant pitch for a guy who makes some really bad a$$ 1911 grips...

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  9. Texas Colt

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    Here's one of my favorites out of all my 1911s... a stainless Colt Commander XSE with Ajax rosewood grips.
     

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    These are mine...a Colts XSE & a DW CBOB

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    I wish I could find chromed slides w/o all the writing on it. Just seems to "over-emphasize" the writing vs blued/blacked.
     
  13. GarandOwner

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    Don't have a picture, but I would love one Nickel plated with White pearl or white ivory grips.
     
  14. silversport

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    wish I could take nice photos but here are mine...
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    Colt Super .38 from the 1930's...SiGARMS GSR Revolution STX done over by my friend Teddy Jacobson and Larry Davidson Horned Lizard stocks...Kimber Custom II also done over by Teddy with a Tripp Research Hard Chrome finish and Larry Davidson's Warthog stocks...

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    Colt's 1911 WWI repro is my current favorite pistol. To hold and shoot one is to realize that Browning got it right the first time around...

    I'll have to take some new photos, I only have shots from when mine was new. I got it back in the summer of 2004, and I still have as much pride of ownership as when I unpacked it. What a gun.
     
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    here's one
    black stainless Springer with some work done to it.

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  17. Sniper X

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    A few of mine
     

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    all the pictures of gorgeous 1911s to your heart's content.

    Edit: Thanks Mandirigma
     
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    Link no workie.
     
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    I hate that site Black Majik, all those pretty guns and none of them are mine :cool:




    EDIT: up two posts :)
     
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    I don't know anything about guns, but it seems the top tier 1911 companies are not being represented. From what I've seen Wilson Combat, Nighthawk Custom, Les Baer, and Ed Brown are the cream of the crop, but I don't even own a gun yet so I shouldn't be talking. If anyone knows more about these companies than me, please chime in.
     
  22. mattw

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    You named some great pistol makers but they are pretty pricey!

    Here is my submission:

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    (FWIW the words "nickle-plated" and "elegant" are never two that I use in the same sentence.)
     
  23. mattw

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    If you really want to see some nice pistols, look at Chuck Rogers's work.

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  24. varoadking

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    Pity that you have such a limited vocabulary...

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  25. mattw

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    Just an opinion... nickle-plated handguns around here usually belong to people like 2Pac and Biggie...

    Is it really a limit on my vocabulary since I apparently use the words properly to show that I know what I don't like?

    Remember what Patton said about pearl-handled pistols? Same thing goes for nickle.
     
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