View Poll Results: Which 1911 brand do you prefer?

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  • Springfield

    323 22.92%
  • Kimber

    378 26.83%
  • Colt

    265 18.81%
  • Smith and Wesson

    86 6.10%
  • Para

    75 5.32%
  • Other (If so, please list)

    282 20.01%
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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
    OK OK, I confess.
    I was at one of the local gun shops and saw an Ed Brown Jeff Cooper commemorative model. When I picked it up, the chain link checkering, grip safety, and overall balance felt like it had been custom fitted to my hand. Only problem was that it was combat sight instead of target sight. So I asked how hard it would be to get the chain link with target. The reply was that it don't come that way - the Special Forces had the chain link, the executive target slide was cut for the Bo-mar sights. So they kinda frankensteined the slide to the frame and added fiberoptic front (because of light conditions at the indoor range that I shoot at most often), I have this bizarred 1911 that I will second Charlton Heston's sentiments on.

    It's gorgeous, it hasn't burped on anything that I've fed it, it practically leaps into my hand when I reach for it. It eats the center out of pretty much anything downrange as long as I've had enough sleep the night before. My wife says that it counts as my next 10 birthday presents. It's a once in a lifetime thing, I'll never do anything like this again. But I'm really really glad that I did.
    So let us see it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joeshwa24 View Post
    If youíre looking for the $500 to $700 range: Springfield
    If youíre looking for the $700 to $1200 range: Kimber
    If youíre looking for $1200 to well I guess Iím single again range: Wilson Combat

    I personaly am a Kimber guy... I have never shot one that wasnt awesome. I really like both of mine.
    If you can find a Wilson for 1200 let me know. I'll take 2.

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    it has to be made in germany if you want the best quality. thats why they cost more but they still sell the same amount as the cowboy made ones

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    I just don't understand why Springfield is getting the votes it is.
    Guess that is because this is a forum and not a real scientific poll.

    Springfield sold 5,679 45s in 2006
    Kimber sold 57,851 45s in 2006

    ATF data is not in for 2007 YET

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    Quote Originally Posted by hideit View Post
    I just don't understand why Springfield is getting the votes it is.
    Guess that is because this is a forum and not a real scientific poll.

    Springfield sold 5,679 45s in 2006
    Kimber sold 57,851 45s in 2006

    ATF data is not in for 2007 YET
    What's wrong with a Springfield? I guess that's why you see more Kimbers used in shops then Springers
    People just hold on to the Springers..lol

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    Anyone got anything to say about a sig?? My local shop has one and I am thinking of jumping on it. I think they are asking 800 for it and it is stainless that is all I know I will find out more details maybe tommorrow.

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    I went and looked at the gun again... It is a Sig revolution Compact c3 in duo tone with two mags any advice or recomendations??

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    #1. Dan Wesson for fit and finish. A dream to carry and shoot.

    #2. Springfield, just excellent fair priced 1911's

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    1 Para and 1 Taurus are my choices so far.

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    Les Baer Custom Premier 2. 1.5 inch group at 50 yards guarantee


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    I like my Dan Wesson CBOB. Extremely good lockup, slide to frame fit, and it uses all Ed Brown parts and wolff springs throughout. No MIM.


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    I just refound thia site after playing on several others for a bit. As of now my favorite is a toss up between my Springer 45 Longslide and my Springer 9x23 rebuilt by John Harrison. I may change my opinion early in 2009 as I should take delivery of a Fusion Bobtailed Commander in January. If its as good a shooter as advertised I will be a very happy boy. Looks Damn good if I do say so!

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    i like colt

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    I've had some good Colts. Still got one though I'm thinking about selling/trading it. It spends way too much time in my safe and I don't like guns that do that in my collection. I've not had a Colt yet though that I didn't like.

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    ok, so i know this is a movie...yea. well at one point in the movie Wanted Morgan Freeman refers to the pistol that the character Wesley Gibson is holding as a "Imanishi 17" ? so never hearing the brand i tried looking it up...nothing has anyone ever heard of this before? i mean i understand this is a movie but why the made up name? i havent even been able to locate a gun that looks similar to this either. any answers anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by slater12 View Post
    ... any answers anyone?
    It's TV. The land of Hollywood and Mall Ninja's.

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    Les Baer properly broken in. Oooh la la

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    Out of:

    4 Kimbers
    4 Paras
    2 Colts
    1 Springfield
    1 Llama It was a test type thing and it was a total waste of money...
    1 Les Baer
    1 Wilson

    I'd have to go with Springfield or Les Baer with preference going to Springfield due to lack of "Break in" and lower price point.

    The last 1911 I bought was a Les Baer TRS that was set up exactly how I wanted it, up until that point I was about to but a SA TRP.

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    i like the Springfield

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    I am satisfied with my one colt. It has eaten about 4500 rounds without a hitch. I did put in a high ride wilson combat grip safety.
    I think if I had it to over again, I'd get the base stainless model and have it customized to my liking. I don't like the holster-eating front slide serrations.


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    Springfield definetly the best metal being built currently

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    Kimber

    I have both Springfield and Kimber. I use the Spring for targets and my Kimber Tactical Ultra II for carry - both quality handguns -

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    My Kimber Ultra Carry II is my number one carry pistol.

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    The Ed Browns are at the top of the tier, period. Followed closely by Les baer. The older pre-redundant safety Kimbers were great guns for the money, but the quality has since slipped some what. The other brands are somewhere in the middle, and good value for the dollar. The present day Colts . . . . . .I won't even go there.

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    Maybe I am biased. I have never shot any other 1911 but my Kimber. It shoots great. I have shot many other handguns, and it tops all of them.

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