and i would have to go with smith&wesson :cool:
and i would have to go with smith&wesson :cool:
anyone have an opinion of the rock island armory 'twin pines' 1911? i was at a gun shop tonight that had one for $340.
Looks like it Para ord. for me since how after all thats what I just picked up today at the gunshow :smt023
In Mass you can not buy a new Colt,Kimber or Springfield.:smt086
I love my Rock Island 1911 Tactical. It has been flawless right out of the box plus I only paid $425. Their customer service is #1. Ivan, the US rep, hangs out on the forums over at m1911.org and will take care of any issues you have. Unfortunately, more people are starting to find out about them so their prices are increasing :smt076 :mrgreen:
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Springfield gets my vote....and here's why.
I have owned Colt, Kimber, Dan Wesson, and STI. I have since sold ALL of the above EXCEPT a .38 Super Colt Combat Commander that my father owned, and a slicked up Officer's ACP in .45ACP that my father gave me as a backup gun when I was still a LEO.
I now go with Springfield Armory exclusively.
The smartest money I have EVER spent on a 1911 was two years ago when I bought my first SPRINGFIELD ARMORY LOADED 5". It outshot the Kimber I had been carrying, and was more reliable than the STI I also owned.
I was absolutely won over to the Springer.
My next 1911 is going to be a Springfield Armory Micro Compact...as soon as it gets into my local shop.
If I like the Micro Compact as much as my beloved Glock 30 as a carry piece, I may even start carrying a 1911 again.
Sean was this your quote ... or 2400's?
"Wow, that was fun...are we calling my wife or YOUR wife to bail us out?"
:smt082 :smt082 :smt082
Right out of the box I'ed have to vote for Kimber. Here's why. Until the prices went crazy you could pick one up for what a Taurus costs now. I have never found any fault or isues with mine. I have one or more 1911's except Wilson:STI or othe high end Guns. My Kimbers,Springfield,Taurus, and Colts, are all 100% reliable. The Kimber Target I own will shoot under 2" at 50yards off the bench. The others 2-3" at 25 yards.
I voted S&W but I also have a Springfield. I have had at times ,Paras,Colts,Coonan Arms,Kimber,Randall,AMT Hardballer. I love them all I just can't seem to keep any of them very long.:smt068
I like the only one I ever shot, the Sig Revolution XO.
Yep, this should have been multiple choice.
I like pretty much all of 'em. But if I was to go shopping right now, I'd probably check out the Colts first.
That said, my every day carry is a series 1 Kimber and it's been a good one.
I'm a 1911 guy first and foremost with one rather important caviat, that they work. After 2 Springfield Ultra Compacts, 1 Pro and 1 very nice stainless mil spec that failed to feed and eject from the start I am done with Springfield. Many have had good experiences but mine have been a disappointment. For those of us who are not savy gun smiths and do not relish sending our handguns across country to have work done dependability from the start means a lot. Kimber has also had it's issues but I have a pre series compact stainless aluminum that is working well for me as well as a full size custom classic stainless series II that never hicupped. From what I've owned I'll vote Kimber but admit that I am starting to think the Colt guys are on to some thing with the everything else is a compromise perspective. My next full size will be sporting a horsey unless I can trade a kidney in towards a Wilson. :mrgreen: YMMV
if you can find one go with the remington rand mine has never hickuped and it is 64 years old i changed some parts for looks but original barrel is still there and still shoots tight groups :buttkick:
My first one is a Charles Daly EFS, 2nd one is a Springfield mil-spec SS.:smt023
Having owned Kimber, Para, and Springfield I must say that the Kimber is my favorite. In all fairness though the Springfield was one of their lesser models that is now discontinued. I carried a CZ 75B when I got my CCL. I chose that gun because of it's high capacity. Having a need for a shorter pistol I then bought the Springfield. It was a compact .45 with a double stacked mag. In my hands it was wildly inaccurate (mostly because of my woefull pistol skills at the time ). I believe the Kimber Stainless Ultra Carry II was my next pistol. I was a bit wary of going to a 7 round mag from a 16, but from the first round (which was dead center of mass 3" high) I've never thought twice about using it as my primary CCW. I have a para 14 that does nicely too. It is far too large to carry concealed on a regular basis.
what charlie, said riot earp said.....
I have owned a Colt, Kimber, Taurus and Springfield 1911. I currently have a Para P14. Its hard to beat 15 rounds of 45acp in a 1911 style pistol. Ought to be against the law.Well I guess it is in some places. I am drifting now.
John Moses Brownings designed Colt model 1911 and all that followed with the Colt name are great. My next pistol will be the Colt O1070XSE, it feels good and I hope it's a great shooter.
I often wish old John Browning himself started making 1911 clones after he left Colt. Now that would have been a pistol!
Kimber baby, YEAH!
My vote is for this beauty. Les Baer slide & frame, Wilson Combat match barrel and parts, Dlask trigger, Grips by Carbon Creation. Built and tuned by TT Custom.