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Which major manufacturer will likely be next to make a 1911?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jeff-10, Jun 28, 2004.

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Who will be the next 1911 manufacturer?

  1. Taurus

    36 vote(s)
    53.7%
  2. H&K

    22 vote(s)
    32.8%
  3. Ruger

    9 vote(s)
    13.4%
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  1. jeff-10

    jeff-10 Member

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    Which major manufacturer will likely be next to make a 1911?
     
  2. Josey

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    Rumour is, Taurus has a few Colt clones in R&D now. The Colt SAA, Lightning rifle and possibly a Series 80 style 1911. Taurus has been bad about announcements and then delays though.
     
  3. albanian

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    I vote Taurus. Nobody makes cheap copies of good guns like Taurus. I am surprised they haven't done it already. I am surprised that every handgun company hasn't already made a 1911 clone considering that they have to be about the cheapest gun to make since there is no R&D and no royalities to be paid.
     
  4. jeff-10

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    I kind of wish Taurus would make one. They are known for making firearms in non-mainstream calibers, so a 10mm Taurus would be in the realm of possibility..
     
  5. cracked butt

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    Or a 1911 in .22 hornet.:D
     
  6. WhoKnowsWho

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    I thought there was an announcement about HK doing one... hmm, might have been a dream then.

    Taurus would be the expected choice though, but I voted HK due to my "dream waves".
     
  7. MAClarkWA

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    I for one would not mind seeing a 10mm Taurus 1911 clone.....
     
  8. AirPower

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    1911 is actually pretty pricey to make. even though there's no R&D and royalty/patent left on it, the gun was designed back in the days of non CNC machinery. You can't really do an investment cash on such a slim slide/frame, so basically mfg have to mill the slide and the frame, which are very costly compared to polymer/alum/cast operations.
     
  9. Josey

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    IIRC, Ruger does make the cast Caspian 1911 frame. It wouldn't be a long stretch for Ruger to produce a 1911. I don't see it though.
     
  10. The_Antibubba

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    Holding out

    I'm waiting for the $89.95 Jennings 1911-pot metal never looked so impressive!

    :neener:
     
  11. dbshabo

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    Ronco!! And if you call within the next 30 min. you'll also receive free of charge a Ronco cleaning kit!
     
  12. Zach S

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    Wasn't a dream, I recall that as well, although I dont recall it being confirmed or denied by HK. Just kinda forgot about it untill now.

    I'm surprised Taurus isnt making one.
     
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    My vote would go for CZ. Before Sig came out with the 1911 a gun rag had a rumor of sig and CZ in the making of 1911s. Sig came out with the 1911 a couple months later. i am still waiting on CZ's 1911.

    clipse
     
  14. Dorrin79

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    Taurus seems reasonable.

    1911 not really HK's style...

    And Ruger, as far as I know, has always designed their own guns. It would surprise me if they started making a 1911 clone.
     
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    I give up - Daisy?
     
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    Glock.;)
     
  17. Zach S

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    Isn't the Mini-14 a scaled down semi-auto version of the M14?
     
  18. Dorrin79

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    Zach -

    I've heard that, but I'm not sure how true it is.

    I understand the Security/Speed/Service Six revolvers were very similar to K-frame S&W's... although I believe the internals are different.
     
  19. Smoke

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    Interesting concept. If Glock produced a 1911, how could I keep saying all Glocks are junk?

    I'm sure I'll find a way.

    Smoke


    :D :D
     
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    Yeah because its impossible to make a 1911 that is junk... Think Llamas or auto-ords.
     
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    Those are some funny a** pictures :what:
     
  23. CentralTexas

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    Damn!

    I was hoping Lorcin or Jennings!:D
    CT
     
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    I'd love an HK 1911.
     
  25. dsk

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    Hey, how about a COLT 1911?




    Naaaaaaaa.....




    I vote Taurus, because their buddies in the IMBEL factory could easily make a bunch of guns for Taurus to slap their name on.
     
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