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    Quote Originally Posted by Panther67 View Post
    I'm thinking of the Ruger SR 1911. I have the P 345 and it has been awesome, but now I want my first 1911 and it seems like it would be a good investment.
    I have always heard great things about Ruger's customer service. I however have been fortunate enough to never have to use it. I venture to say the 1911 will be a great pistol. And if something did go wrong I would be comfortable in fact knowing how Ruger treats their customers. I have yet to hear anything bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoxtrotSniper View Post
    okay so guys that you for the feedback. I've actually looked them over and it's come down to Kimber and either a Loaded or TRP springfield. So now what do you guys prefer in Kimber based on reliability, feel, and cost because there's a lot of choices in there. Thank you!
    Kimber- 1 year warranty. That's really my only problem with them. In the price range they are playing in, that seems a bit too short. Anecdotal stories about iffy customer service are not as rare as I would like. They do make some nice looking pistols though.
    Springfield Armory- Lifetime warranty. I have a Trophy match (the TRP's very un-tactical cousin.) It's well made, accurate and reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brevard13 View Post
    I have always heard great things about Ruger's customer service. I however have been fortunate enough to never have to use it. I venture to say the 1911 will be a great pistol. And if something did go wrong I would be comfortable in fact knowing how Ruger treats their customers. I have yet to hear anything bad.
    I have never had any problems whatsoever with my SP 101 357 mag or with the p345-solid firearms and American made-which is why I am dying to get the sr 1911!

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    Think I'll take a ride up to Hoffmans in CT soon to look at the SR 1911, lol, the wife would love that -ha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panther67 View Post
    I have never had any problems whatsoever with my SP 101 357 mag or with the p345-solid firearms and American made-which is why I am dying to get the sr 1911!
    Don't misinterpret my post. I am a huge Ruger fan. I do mean huge. It is a tie between Ruger and S&W in my book. I will say Ruger might edge out in overall guns I have found I like from Ruger as compared to Smith and Wesson. but with Ruger and S&W you will more than likely not see many other guns in my collection.

    After my taxes come back I am getting a Ruger P95 from my uncle, a Ruger mini 14 and Ruger 10/22 from my cousin. Few months down the road I think I am going to start looking into the S&W M&P15 as I have been wanting a AR-15 for awhile.

    I meant overall 1911s compared to glocks, glocks are much like an ak-47.

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    No misinterpretation at all here- I agree with you completely! -Ever handle the GP 100 357 mag?-thung is built like a tank! take care

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    I had one. Fun to shoot. I don't care for them as far as self defense guns just for the simple fact of ammo capacity and the reloading of the gun. On the upside I do like the fact that if you needed to cram the revolver into someone's stomach and pull the trigger you don't have to worry about a revolver coming out of battery.

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    That price leaves an open field.For a little more you could have a Baer.Within your range my first choice would be a Colt Combat Elite or upper end SA,maybe a Wesson but I have no experience with them.Don't waste your time with Kimber,they're priced with and above Colt and they have one of the highest failure rates of the major players.For some reason they can't set up an extractor because that's usually the first problem most have,but that's only the most common problem.

    If a 1911 isn't definate and a great 1911 style will work,You can't beat an HK USP or HK45.I have a USP Tactical that's wicked.All the negative you hear is mainly jealous BS.They don't cost too much,a 1911 is the same price.Standard models could use trigger work but there are a few variations that a mechanically inclined person can do.They are litterally drop in and we're still less than most put into a 1911.Now you're done,don't need a reliability job,sights,tighter bushing,yada yada.It runs out of the box for a long time and the springs last 5+ times longer than a 1911.Glocks,XDs and M&Ps are for those that will settle for less.They're good guns,just not in the league with HK or FN.

    I'm a 1911 diehard but I figured I'd throw that in,my HK could almost replace one.

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    FoxtrotSniper, my choice would be a Les Baer PremierII. It is in your price range and it is in the same league as the big boys like Wilson, Nighthawk, and a coupla others, but for a lot less money. With a Baer, you are good to go right out of the box (after a short break-in, of course) for recreation or defense.

    My next choice would be a Colt 1911. They are the original 1911, are put together nicely, and hold their value well. I do think for a defensive gun that a reliability package from a good gunsmith is in order, to bring it up to spec. But after that, no worries. Good luck.

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    I have a Para-Ord P14-45 Limited. I just recently acquired a Ruger SR 1911. Those are the only two 1911's that I have.

    If you can wait until the Ruger buying frenzy dies down, get one of the Ruger 1911's. It's a great gun, excellent fit / finish, and it shoots as well, if not better, than it looks.

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    The "finicky" 1911's started when every tom dick and harry making them started playing with the tolerances.
    Using someones word here earlier the 1911GI was "rolling in the mud" all thru WWII and did just fine because the tolerances given to them by the original manufacturers were the "correct ones" and not the fancy smancy tolerances the "custom" gun builders decided they needed

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