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    How about the Smith?

    I purchased a Smith a couple of months ago. My first 1911. I've run about 500 rounds of white box Winchester thru it so far without a hitch. I wouldn't know the difference between an ED Brown or a Wilson or any others cause I haven't had the opportunity to shoot one. Hope to some day. I like the gun. I've had to concentrate on my trigger squeeze a little more than my 229 or 686, but now I seem to be on at 15 yards, which I usually shoot at. I've been told the trigger is crisp and the safety seems to click well according to my friend who is the range master at our range. Any other comments on this gun. I might be in the market for another 1911 if I can find a deal on one. Maybe a Wilson or a Les Bear if there is that much of a difference against my Smith.

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    Les Baer Commanche, heavy barrel, then my mission in life would be complete.

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    IF I could have any 45 and $$$ were no object, it would be a "Jan Libourel Special". It's a super contoured 45 that shoots like a dream. Take off the target sights and instal trijicon night sights. Check it out:

    http://www.acecustom45s.com/libourel.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by extreme45 View Post
    IF I could have any 45 and $$$ were no object, it would be a "Jan Libourel Special". It's a super contoured 45 that shoots like a dream.
    Nice . . . what sort of accuracy do they say the pistol will deliver?

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    In the right hands it can shoot a 1" group @ 25 yards. It doesn't get much better than that.

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    For a do all piece I would be happy with the Wilson KZ series full or compact size. 1 each KZ Full size and compact in 45 and 1 KZ in 9mm and I'd probably be done aquiring pistols and looking towards long guns. But 4 grand in one slug I'd also be divorced so it's not likely to happen. Guy can dream though.

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    Kimber Custom Crimson Carry II

    Right now I am waiting on my Kimber Custom Crimson Carry II. Or I should say its waiting on me. I will pick it up when I go on my Mid-tour leave from Iraq.

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    I'm waiting on my dream 1911 right now - Springfield Custom Shop is making it - a Springfield Custom Shop FULL rail operator. It will be like a Pro, except with the full rail. Also, it will be completely matte hard chromed, and in 9mm. Also, getting white ringed Novaks (instead of the night sights Springfield usually uses) and the rear of the slide will be serrated. also, it will have a bull barrel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dedicatedsoldier View Post
    Right now I am waiting on my Kimber Custom Crimson Carry II. Or I should say its waiting on me. I will pick it up when I go on my Mid-tour leave from Iraq.
    I think you'll like it


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    If cost was no object, I'd like a Ed Brown Kobra Carry full size. A friend has one and I shoot that gun so well, its not even fair. For a "budget gun" I really like the Kimber Gold Combat model.

    But back to reality. All of these comments about how the 1911 is not reliable or needs a bunch of special attention is not true. My most recent 1911 is the SA GI champ and it is totally reliable out of the box. I didn't clean it, oil it or anything special. I took the mag that it came with and put the gun to works, no problems. My main 1911 is a SA Black Stainless Target, I've shot 1000's through that gun with no malfunctions. I bought it used, had a trigger job done by preference, not necesssity. I shoot the crap out of that gun. Before that was a Kimber Tactical Custom. I put a couple thousand through that gun before I sold it to fund a AR purchase, No trouble. Before that I had a SA Officers model that wouldn't run too good, sent it back to SA, they fixed it up, it worked when it came back but I sold it. That was a long time and many guns ago, I wish I had that one back now. My next purchase will probably be a Kimber TLE or a Dan Wesson Bobtail. I would expect good service from either one of them.


    I don't generally clean my guns too often because I shoot them every week. A dirty 1911 has never malfunctioned for me but a dirty Glock gives me trouble.

    I've seen many 1911's jam over the years but there is usually a good reason. And I've seen many other brands have trouble as well, and they usually require a trip back to the factory.

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    A Les Baer Monolith for me ty

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    Nighthawk Custom Masters Edition

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ptarmigan View Post
    I am with TOF and Mike. I would much rather spend my money on something else than a 1911. In my opnion it is an outdated design.
    That was not the question. If you hate 1911's why bother to post in a 1911 thread?

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    I bought a Baer and had John Harrison make it my dream gun. Then I bought a Dan Wesson Valor for my beater.


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    I got mine



    And this is how they currently look with the grips I have on them:




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    Nice! Love that Pro model!

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    Beautiful guns guys!!

    Quote Originally Posted by oak1971 View Post
    Then I bought a Dan Wesson Valor for my beater.
    Wish I had guns nice enough to call a Valor my beater.

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    Any 1911 at any price? Probably a custom built John Harrison.

    I'm currently waiting for my Fusion Commander Bobtail Elite to be completed......about 6 more weeks.

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    I think I'd have to take a Military marked WWI era Colt 1911.

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    A Wilson Combat

    A brand new Wilson CQB as an upgrade to my current collection of 1. A Colt Gold Cup Trophy in Stainless which will, much to my chagrin, be making a return voyage to Colt for repair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    I buy guns to use and want reliability so wouldn't buy a 1911.
    That's just ridiculous!! I use 1911's and they are utterly reliable. Probably the most time tested battle tested gun ever!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XDGirl View Post
    If money was no object I would get either a Ed Brown or a Wilson Combat pistols.
    I own two Wilsons. Fantastic guns! Expensive but worth every cent. They are finely tuned and very accurate yet super tough. Never fail. I trust my life with them.

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    nickle plated with ivory grips
    combat hammer with beaver tail
    with a rail for laser and light combo

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    If I were to choose any 1911 today I would pick up a custom STI. I have never shot any 1911 that I liked more than STI. My favorite that I have been able to shoot was a Trojan 9mm that was worked over pretty nicely. That girl was so crisp and quick, and shoots groupings like a dream. I don't know how it gets any better than that.

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    Definately..................a Nighthawk.
    The .45 cal. awarded by our military to the #1 US Marine Sniper Team.
    Now that's a pistol.

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