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Okay: so in 2011 I'm going to buy a good 1911. Which one?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 1KPerDay, Jan 3, 2010.

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  1. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Member

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    I figure it's as good a reason as any. I'm going to start saving now. My requirements are:

    1. blued or black frame and slide, full size.
    2. no forward serrations.
    3. .45 ACP
    4. Reliable.
    5. Accurate.
    6. no sharp "step" on top of slide. Either smooth/round or milled/serrated.

    I like Colt just because of the name and the history, and it seems a Colt 1911 should be a Colt. :D
     
  2. JTQ

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    Series 70 Reproduction.
     
  3. xx7grant7x

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    I imagine in 2011 there will be a plethora of special 100 year editions. Seems a commemorative to commemorate your purchase would be appropriate. never mind the too collectible to shoot crowd. I'm sure someone will be making a commemorative firearm that would suit your requirements.
     
  4. Strahley

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    Rock Island Armory meets all of your requirements, and can be had for about $400 :)
     
  5. searcher451

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    If you really want one, why not go with your instisncts and get yourself a COlt? It's the real deal and doggone tough to top, IMO. That's not to knock the knock-offs of this model; a great many of them are quite good. But nothing bets the real thing. Put another way, which one would you like to see in your hands 50 years from now?
     
  6. wilkersk

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    Or, how about a 2011 in 2011:

    Here's one that meets your 6 requirements

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  7. deputy tom

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    Colt was the first in 1911 and I'd get a Colt in 2011.YMMV.tom.:D
     
  8. Walkalong

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    At 1Kperday, I would buy an Ed Brown. :D
     
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    My Series 80 Colt was a lot of bargain and quality for the price. It's not a $2,000 hot rod but it's accurate, smooth, comfortable and dependably. I've been overly happy with it.
     
  10. jfh

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    Some months ago--six, perhaps--Gun Test Magazine reviewed four of the nominal $2500.00 1911s. Look up that article; it ought to be online by now, I would think.

    FWIW, like Walkalong, I would look awfully hard at Ed Brown's product.

    Jim H.
     
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    Just remember - while Colt manufactured the original 1911, John Browning designed the 1911. Other than the name, Colt doesn't offer nearly as much in a 1911 as a number of other manufacturers, and quite frankly while there are diehard Colt fans many 1911 shooters consider them to be somewhat of a low-end gun.

    My personal recommendation would be an Ed Brown Special Forces..............not surprisingly my carry gun is an Ed Brown Special Forces. I guess I am a little biased in my opinion, but I have over 7k rounds through it without a malfunction. Good enough for me.
     
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  12. Ala Dan

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    "NO Front Slide Serrations"- this is a tough one, and will be hard too find~! :eek:

    Getting past that, I prefer the tightness of the Baer's; and personally
    chose The Thunder Ranch Special 1911. It comes standard with the
    Trijicon night sights, excellent trigger pull; and tight as Dicks Hat Band.
    After a 200 round break-in period, these things are known for their
    reliability; as well as their superb accuracy~! ;) :D
     
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    Dan Wesson Valor. No front serrations. Very nice!
     
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    Nighthawk offers it as an option. You can even request no markings on the slide.
     
  15. wilkersk

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    Here's the bottom line on that, from a follow up article in the May '09 issue:

    I like the Wilson CQB also. If mom ever lets me spend that much at once, I will probably get a Wilson.

    As far as the 4th pistol in that May article, here's what they had to say:

    However, as with anything anyone says or writes anywhere these days, I also found THIS on the same GOOGLE search:

     
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    Someone will come out with a "100 Years" special edition that will have all the bells and whistles. Save and wait.
     
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    I'm looking forward to the special editions that come out. I'll be saving some money for that one.
     
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    Thanks guys... lots to think about. I've been ogling the ed browns for a while.
    I should add that I don't like squared-off trigger guards on 1911s either.
     
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    Colt for the 100 year .They will have a special model
     
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    source?
     
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    STI would be my vote
     
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    if you dont mind commanders an STI Ranger 2
     
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    I like the Les Baer line myself.

    Particularly the Thunder Ranch Commanche.
     
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