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    • Springfield

      349 22.90%
    • Kimber

      392 25.72%
    • Colt

      297 19.49%
    • Smith and Wesson

      90 5.91%
    • Para

      79 5.18%
    • Other (If so, please list)

      317 20.80%
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      I own and use a Rock Island Armory 1911. Its been absolutly perfect.No FTF or FTE with any ammo I've used so far. Best part is the price of $340 NIB out the door.

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      RJM713 beat me to it....I thought I would be the first to sing the praises of the humble RIA. I, too, got mine for under $350 and it's a tack driver! I bought it in part because I wanted to try my hand at gunsmithing. I changed out the grip safety, trigger, sights and hammer. Not because I had to -- but because I wanted to.

      Here are some "before and after" photos of my Rock:





      I plan on using it for some USPSA 1911 Single Stack competition in the near future (when I find the spare time!)

      Jim

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      Those Rock RIver Armory guns can be had at a good price. It's just that everyone once in a while I read about one that is so out of spec that it can't even be fixed, nor can new parts be added. That's what has always kept me from jumping onto that wagon...

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      I prefer springfields. I'm not gonna say the kimber or any of the rest are'nt good guns. Heres the reason I like springers.

      1911's are not supposed to have firing pin blocks. If your too in competent to keep it cocked and locked safely you should'nt have one.

      Along time ago John Browning invented the perfect pistol. It only needed a few changes to get us to where we are today. Springfield Armory stays pretty close to that design. If I were going to buy a Kimber it would be the warrior. They biult it for the marines, and the marines told them to "keep your hands off of it". No firing block or series II crap on this one.

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      What Riot Earp said!

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      Kimber

      I must say I am very pleased with my CDP II in pro carry and full size but also have a full size stainless II that is bobtailed and a TLE that eats anything you put in it that are very near and dear.



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      Looks like those grips are ready to strike at you! :-D

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      Baers are my favorites. Hard fit, Kart barrels, excellent triggers, extremely accurate and reliable and they actually cost less than other brands of comparable quality.

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      ~ Springfield Armory is my choice ... for reasons that have already been said...

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      My favorite is 1911 .45's by S&W. The Stainless steel one has over 2500rds through it without a hiccup. The PD scandium has about 700rds through with only one stove pipe, when I frist got it. I load my own, and I run evey thing but the kitchen sink through them.



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      1 favorite ouch

      Colt 38Super LW Commander
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      In 45ACP - Colt 1991A1
      Last edited by Clyde; 08-28-2006 at 07:57 AM.

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      Talking Springfield

      I just purchased a Springfield Champion, PX9142L. Springfield suggests using 7 round mag and a 10 may work. So, any experience with 10 round mag in a champion? The frame is the same size as the full size only smaller slide and barrel.
      Levin

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      IMO, the best value right now is the Smith & Wesson.

      Good quality for the money.

      When I have the money, I'm going to get an Ed Brown Executive Carry stainless. It's a Commander-sized gun with the Ed brown Bobtail.
      Last edited by waterburybob; 08-28-2006 at 09:18 PM.

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      My 1911 is going to be one of those new Kahr M1911A1's. American made and military sepcs without being marked up in price.

      The Iraqi Donald Zilkha, enemy to the Second Amendment and owner of Colt has forced me into boycotting all Colt products.
      Last edited by Revolver; 08-28-2006 at 07:50 PM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by waterburybob View Post
      IMO, the best value right now is the Smith & Wesson.

      Good quality for the money.

      When I have the money, I'm going to get amn Ed Brown Executive Carry stainless. It's a Commander-sized gun with the Ed brown Bobtail.
      Unfortunately, I don't see many S&W's in my area - if they have them, it's just the 4" black scandium and the Standard stainless model. Look at the S&W catalog - they manke tons of models now. No one here carries any other models - even at the Houston gunshows...

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      Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
      Unfortunately, I don't see many S&W's in my area - if they have them, it's just the 4" black scandium and the Standard stainless model. Look at the S&W catalog - they manke tons of models now. No one here carries any other models - even at the Houston gunshows...
      That's surprising to me - they're all over the place up here.

      Maybe that's because we're only about 50 miles from the factory in Springfield MA, though.

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      My vote was for Springfield!

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      To list a "preference" it has to be assumed that whomever responds has tried them all.

      I "prefer" the Colt cause that's the only one I've ever owned and fired.

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      No mater what brand you shoot or prefer. They all have one thing in common, they were all birthed from the original. The Colt. Immitation is the sincerist form of flattery.

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      I have my 1 and "only" COLT Officer's s.s. and Springfield Armory Champion.I'd love a full size .45 down the road.Like to try and build my own someday??? 1911a1's are like chevy 350 motors what can you not do to them? Randall

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