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    • Springfield

      347 22.87%
    • Kimber

      391 25.77%
    • Colt

      296 19.51%
    • Smith and Wesson

      90 5.93%
    • Para

      79 5.21%
    • Other (If so, please list)

      314 20.70%
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    1. #81
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      Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
      That's a sweet looking Nighthawk
      hello shipwreck,

      are you going to get that personal nhc? i saw your postings in various forums spelling out the specific features you would want on your nhc. hope you get one soon. regards and take care.

      By the way, CASPIAN makes an arched, checkered or smooth MSH if you want one.
      Last edited by reflection01; 11-26-2006 at 07:46 PM.

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      ongoing...

      I carry a SS Springfield mil-spec though the only original parts are the frame,slide,barrel,trigger and safety. I like it cause it's low maintenance and reliable. I prize my Blue Colt srs. 70 reissue. sise by side, it's a finer weapon. not as thick as the Springfield, it is a superior product period. That doesn't mean it's anymore reliable then my Springer, just finer. Funny thing is, After modifying the SA to get up to par, I've probably got more money in it then the Colt!

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      For all day carry, I like mly Colt Officer's ACP Lightweight.

      For Bullseye shooting, I like a Caspian/Springfield gun I've had for several years.

      For house protection, I like my Taurus PT1911 backing up the Mossberg 500.

      My "barbeque gun" is a Colt Gold Cup modified by Cylinder & Slide.

      Tigerseye

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      COLT! Enough Said!

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      I voted Colt. Never a malfunction right out of box. No so called break in period. Have yet to experience a malfunction with my Colts. Same for the two I gave to my two oldest grand sons. I do have a new unfired Colt so knock on wood. My Les Baer PII had some return to batter issues but only had to finger push slide forward. Typical of LB. Merry Christmas to all, Smokeless

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      Prefer the SA's myself. Been carrying an SA gov model [ milspec ] since 82 thats got over 35K through it.

      Presently carry an SA milspec Champion LW most of the time in the cooler weather. When it warms up considerably here in the desert, I revert to the G17 or G26.

      Brownie
      Last edited by azqkr; 12-25-2006 at 10:34 PM.

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      Thumbs up Favorite 1911 brand

      Back in the 1960's as a young Police officer I read a lot by Jeff Cooper and purchased a well worn 1911a Colt WW2 veteran for the price of $35. The dealer also had a National Match Kit (Slide complete with adjustable sights and National Match barrel) for the price of $35 also. I bought it also. The NM barrel fit the stock Gun and the combo was quite good. I did some target shooting with the adjustable sighted slide but the sharp sights usually cleared my holsters with leather fuzz on the front sight so I used the stock sighted slide for duty. I did a lot of shooting with it and was quite comfortable patroling our small town. Unfortunately some town folks commented about my cocked and locked .45 to the Chief and he strongly suggested that I use a .38 revolver. We struck a deal and I carried my model 58 S&W in .41 Mag. which looked conventional enough for the Chief.

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      To me there is nothing like a Colt.
      I agree with Magnum - It needs that little horse on the side for best balance!

      These are my Colt's Series 70 45 ACP Government Models. Top one made in late 1970 and bottom one (repro) I just bought new in August. The only mods they have are the Gunsite Low Mount Thumb Safety models, extra strength firing pin springs, flat MSH replace the arched ones, and, on the original - King's Hardballer sights replaced the original tiny ones and the collet bushing has been replaced with a solid one.



      I can't honestly say neither has NEVER malfunctioned but, only very rarely and, most of the time, it was not the fault of the pistol - usually magazines.


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      Having only been a 1911 owner since 1500 EST today, and having gone directly to the range with my new Kimber....I would have to vote Kimber. What a great gun!

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      Quote Originally Posted by tjq View Post
      Having only been a 1911 owner since 1500 EST today, and having gone directly to the range with my new Kimber....I would have to vote Kimber. What a great gun!
      Congrat pic please

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      For IPSC competition, most shooters opt for the SV or STI wide body 1911s.
      In limited division, you can use 140 mm mags that hold up to 20 rds of .40 S&W ammo. Of course, the drawback is that these guns are expensive usually costing $1,500 to $3,000 (or more for open guns with compensatgors and scopes) but one must pay for his/her hobbies if it really trips your trigger, so to speak.

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      Quote Originally Posted by reflection01 View Post
      hello shipwreck,

      are you going to get that personal nhc? i saw your postings in various forums spelling out the specific features you would want on your nhc. hope you get one soon. regards and take care.

      By the way, CASPIAN makes an arched, checkered or smooth MSH if you want one.


      Sorry, I didn't notice this until now...

      I ended up buying a PS90 w/ the money instead. I thought about it a lot, but chose that...

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      I have had a lot of 1911 and the Kimber has been my best gun ,I do like the Colts (older ones ) and the Nighthawks,STI and Ed Browns do make me think more about getting one .

      here is my Procarry



      Doc

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      I kinda like my Wilson. Kinda pricey but good.

      Mike

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      Interesting to see the results and Para Ordinance's place in the poll....

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      I went with the COLT for the simlpe reason it's in Stainless Steel and looks PURDY. My S.A. keeps on ticking but it's like a Chevy 350 engine and needs tweeking to make me happy. Love to get full sized Rock Island kit and make my own the way I'd like it. Hands down the 1911 is the only way to go! Sorry Shipwreck,you can do so much with this gun just like the 350 Chevy.

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      Wink Smith & Wesson 1911s

      I voted for Smith & Wesson 1911s:

      - Own Several
      - All work and are accurate
      - Smith & Wesson Service/Support is the best (if you need it - which I haven't)



      James

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      Thumbs up

      very nice hardware !!! ...........

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      Very nice pistols there Extremist. Looking good.

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      man those are some nice guns

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