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    If you could own any 1911 what would it be?

    If money was no object I would get either a Ed Brown or a Wilson Combat pistols.

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    I buy guns to use and want reliability so wouldn't buy a 1911.

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    TOF and I agree again! It's a trend this month!

    I generally consider 1911s to be fun range toys. As such, it wouldn't really matter to me much which one I had, as long as it had nice sights and a good trigger.
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    I Have two S&W's that have never failed to fire or eject a empty case. Both guns are on a 400rd to 500rd diet a month and are doing just fine. The wife just bought a Kimber and so far so good after a few hundred rounds. I may be getting a Kimber Raptor off a friend who says he might sell it so we will see. The modern ones are a lot more dependable than the older ones were.

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    All guns have their strong and weak points.

    1911 require more maintenance than most semi-autos. 1911s are therefore not recommended for novice owners.

    But in a recent state of tune, with proper (non-MIM) components, there is no reason why a broken in 1911 of modern manufacture would not reliably perform the 3 shots that are typically fired in self defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    TOF and I agree again! It's a trend this month!
    It's amazing Mike, I'm so agreeable I even ordered another Galco Summer Comfort holster for my M&P this month.

    Sorry for the momentary now back to your regularly scheduled channel.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TOF View Post
    It's amazing Mike, I'm so agreeable...
    Are you feeling okay?

    Seriously, one of my guys mentioned that you'd ordered. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    Are you feeling okay?

    Seriously, one of my guys mentioned that you'd ordered. Thank you.
    Since you ask I have been running a bit of fever lately.

    If the M&P holster fits and feels as good as the one for my GP100 the thanks need to come from me. You still don't have them in black but I had to have one anyway. That just means I will have to get one more later on.

    Thanks and enjoy whatever you do.



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    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.

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    Cool

    I love my Kimber Ultra CDPII but I have had a few problems with it( FTE/FTF's) and just do not have the confidence to carry it all the time. I stick with my Sig P250.

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    I'm ordering a Nighthawk in Dec. I've looked at RRA,Les Baer, Fusion and Nighthawk. I really like the Les Baer Monolith, but I've spent hours combing thru years of posts on the two main 1911 forums. I've decided to go with Nighthawk, as their customer service is awesome, and I really like the look of their product.

    I plan to get a hard chromed talon 1 in 9mm, with a ambi safety, aluma grips and a beveled barrel/bushing. This will be my only 1911 at this price point, so I plan to get everything I want.

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    Frankly I think the 1911 design is timeless and simple which is good....the simple part. All guns have malfunctions eventually of one sort or another. My Para has had only one and that was the first pull of the trigger with a failure to fire. Otherwise it has never missed a beat. I like the one I have very much and it is my daily carry.

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    If I could have any 1911 I would want a first production 1911 from 1911 or maybe 1912.

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    The ED Browns are nice - but the rear and top of the slide aren't checkered.seratted, and there is no magwell unless U can Ed Brown and pay extra for one special. Plus - U have to do that think with the locktight on the rearsight yourself. For $2200, I wish they had those extras...

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    I would have to go with a Taurus. You get all the same features on a standard gun that you have to pay extra for on others and for half the price of the other without the added features. Why waste money? Just buy another gun!

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    I'd say I'd have to have the first 1911 I bought and still have. It's an old Springfield. It has yet to not work perfectly. It have never jammed or F2F in any way. It has thousands or rounds through it and groups really well. I hear a lot about 1911's not working right for people..I haven't had that problem with any of mine except for a Rock Island I had some years ago. It didn't feed right on the first mag. It done fine after that though.

    I think a lot of problems people have with them is from getting high end target models that are really tight as to tolerances then want to carry them as their "daily driver". A target gun is not meant for that so I can see where people might have troubles there. I mean..Look at a Glock. Those things are far from tight like say a high end Kimber. A Glock will cycle almost perfectly; because there's someplace for the dirt to go.

    My Daily carry is a Para LTC. Not the tightest out of the box but like with most all my 1911's I like to hand fit parts like the slide to frame fit, bushing. And I'll polish the feed ramp. I don't want them too tight because as you gain accuracy you can lose reliability. I would think a 3-4 inch group at 25 yards should be fine for any carry pistol. Save those really tight grouping guns for the range

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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.
    serious question - isn't STI's top of their line as good at these two?

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    Taurus PT1911

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    I know there are Taurus fans, but don't buy into that Taurus ad. Trust me - their 1911 DOES NOT compare to a $2000 1911. Don't even think it does. Also, Taurus quality doesn't compare to other comparable brands in many of their (Taurus's) guns. And, I have seen probably a dozen horror stories concerning their customer service in the past 12-15 months. They are all almost carbon copies of each other in the way Taurus treated them. Even if Taurus had the best gun in the world, I wouldn't buy one after reading the way they treated some of these people.

    For a cheap 1911 - go buy a Springer Mil Spec, if money is an issue.

    But as this thread was about money NOT being an object - I'm sorry, but thinking about a Taurus is just a waste of time.

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    Right on the money Shipwreck !!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    I know there are Taurus fans, but don't buy into that Taurus ad. Trust me - their 1911 DOES NOT compare to a $2000 1911. Don't even think it does.
    I know the ad you're talking about. It's the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen. It is a $500 gun in every way - that's the reason it doesn't cost $2000. A decent low-end 1911 it is; a custom 1911 it is not.

    For the OP, I'd go with Les Baer or Ed Brown for what little I know of either. Still, I'm not sure I see the logic in sinking so much money in a single 1911 - unless it's a historic piece or something. But, different strokes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    I know there are Taurus fans, but don't buy into that Taurus ad. Trust me - their 1911 DOES NOT compare to a $2000 1911. Don't even think it does. Also, Taurus quality doesn't compare to other comparable brands in many of their (Taurus's) guns. And, I have seen probably a dozen horror stories concerning their customer service in the past 12-15 months. They are all almost carbon copies of each other in the way Taurus treated them. Even if Taurus had the best gun in the world, I wouldn't buy one after reading the way they treated some of these people.

    For a cheap 1911 - go buy a Springer Mil Spec, if money is an issue.

    But as this thread was about money NOT being an object - I'm sorry, but thinking about a Taurus is just a waste of time.
    I had one and loved it. I spent 20 bucks on a egw bushing and fit it myself. One hole groups at 15 yards but opened up more than I liked at 25 yrds. I would have kept it but needed the cash when I traded up to a Les Baer. And I would trust my life to LB

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    springfield armory loaded target model in stainless with black serration inlays and black rubber grips. just because it is the best looking 1911 I have ever seen.

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    I would have to say a Springfield Bureau Model. More realistically, I would like a TRP. I currently own a Colt Officer's Model.

    I have to defend Taurus a little. I have two, a M44 and a OSS 45 SOCOM pistol. Both have been very good pistols and have had no problems so far.

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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.
    Nice choices. I've got a couple of each.

    My favorites are the flagship models, The Wilson Classic Super Grade and Ed Brown Classic Custom.

    http://www.wilsoncombat.com/p_supergrade.asp

    http://edbrown.com/htmlos.cgi/00273....78574514884166




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