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Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by sprice, Jan 4, 2009.

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What is the best first 1911?

  1. colt xse stainless

    5 vote(s)
    9.6%
  2. colt series 70 stainless

    13 vote(s)
    25.0%
  3. kimber stainless

    8 vote(s)
    15.4%
  4. stainless other

    28 vote(s)
    53.8%
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  1. sprice

    sprice Member

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    I want a 1911, dan wesson pointman 7, springfield armorys full size stainless loaded or a colt series 70 (the 70 will have different sights and a beavertail when im done with it); all are stainless. What are the pro's and con's of these guns? I really want the pony though, but if there is another good 1911 that looks like this tell me about it (needs to be stainless). The man at the cabelas counter recomended Taurus and i almost pissed my pants: he said they were JUST AS GOOD and had a BETTER trigger. Make it around the same price or lower too. Grips, sights, and mainspring housings dont matter to me- i'm just gonna replace them.
     
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  2. 1911shooter

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    i would go for a Sig 1911 or thr new Smiths.
     
  3. Jason_G

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    You have pm.

    Jason
     
  4. vector248

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    The Taurus's seem like a good buy. I would also recomend the SIG 1911, i have shot several and like them. But if you feel you must have a Colt, get a Gold Cup. I would also look serously at the Springfield "loaded" and "TRP" models as well. On the lower end of the price range the GI Springfield is a good 1911, and i hear lots of good things about the Rock Island Armory 1911's, both of those should be in the sub $500 range. The others are all in the roughly $800 and up range.
     
  5. wky46

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    Get the Colt.
    For one, if you buy another brand you'll forever be wishing you had a Colt (I wish my 1911 was a Colt)
    I'm sure the resale value of a Colt is better than any especially the 70 series.
    Colts quality is as good as anyones and better than most.
    The 1911 is a uniquely American design and a Colt is 100% American made.
    Expensive sure. What well built American made piece of hardware isn't?

    ..........

    Phil
     
  6. f4t9r

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    70 series Colt would be a great choice.
     
  7. rduckwor

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    SIG 5" SS 1911. Best 1911 under $1K.
     
  8. scubie02

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    personally I hate the Colt duckbill grip safety on the xse's, though some like it fine. I'd just go for the Colt 1991 if I were looking for a stainless. Springer's are good too. The Tauri are probably fine, but I'd personally go Colt, SA or smith probably. The Sig's seemed to have alot of problems to start, but one would think they'd have the bugs worked out by now.
     
  9. CrankyOldGuy

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    1911s, I've owned several, and I love them. I've only kept one.
    It's a Colt.
    My son will get it when I'm gone...anyone else will have to pry it, empty, out of my cold, dead hands.
     
  10. 1911shooter

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    The only reason to buy a Colt is to buy a name. i own 31 1911's and only one is a colt when i bought it it was a dissapointment from the start. and yes its a series 70.
     
  11. j1979

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    Dan Wesson PM7
     
  12. jdc1244

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    I have a Colt S 70 and can highly recommend it.
     
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    Colt 1991 or Springfield MilSpec.
     
  14. firinginfenton

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    I have a Taurus PT1911 w/10k thru it and it's still running fine. BUT
    To "do it over", I'd buy an STI.
    http://www.stiguns.com/
     
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    +1 on Dan Wesson PM7

    Best 1911 value on the market!
     
  16. S&Wfan

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    There's something about a real Colt 1911. Go ahead and get your pony! That's what I did in the early '90s . . . getting a (then new) Colt Combat Elite, a gorgeous two-tone, top-line version designed for competition shooters and defense. I shot a lot of matches with the CE, as well as thousands of rounds of practice ammo.

    Alas, after tens of thousands of rounds, the then customized and tricked out Colt was shot pretty loose and I traded it for a new Kimber.

    Everyone needs a Pony sometime!;) Best of all, the new Colts seem to be good running guns. Back when I got into it, a Colt generally needed to go to a good gunsmith to make it shoot. As a matter of fact . . . today the new 1911s by many makers are reliable and accurate . . . right out of the box. It is a good time for 1911s!

    T.
     
  17. bpl

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    I'd have to disagree with 1911shooter and say get the Colt! Colt uses the highest quality parts of any production manufacturer (very little MIM parts) and is American made!! I have two Colts and a Kimber. One of my Colts is an XSE in stainless and its a great gun. Only issue is the rear sight came loose (windage) after 250-300 rounds, which is the only "issue" I am aware of with the XSE series. Solution is simple...loctite and retighten screw. My buddy has an XSE as well, has used in in many advanced handgun courses and its good to go!

    Talk to a custom 1911 gunsmith and ask what they recommend for a base model for a custom job. I bet they recommend Colt!
     
  18. Mainsail

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  19. Robocop

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    If money if no object, go with the Colt. If you have decent, but not unlimited funds, then go with a Kimber. If you are poor like me, go with the Taurus. They are a damn good buy for the buck.
     
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    Fusion or Dan Wesson
     
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    If money is no object.... Wilson. You can buy a colt cheaper than many Kimber models. Unless you go full custom, you can't beat a Wilson, or Brown.
     
  22. CoRoMo

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    I've read too many bad dang reviews about Colts lately. Kimber too. I think they both make good stuff, but I'll buy a Springfield.
     
  23. Meadows117

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    Springfield Mil-Spec Stainless
     
  24. firinginfenton

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    Springfield all the way you will not be disappointed next would be STI
     
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