1911 Centennial Anniversary Edition (100 years of the 1911)

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    1911 Centennial Anniversary Edition (100 years of the 1911)

    So we are vast approaching 2011 which many of you know is the 100th birthday of John Moses Browning's 1911 handgun. Many 1911 manufacturers are coming out with special editions for the celebration. I was curious if anyone has one of these models on order, or was planning on getting one. So far it seems like Colt and Kimber are the only ones, but I am sure there will be more. Which one you guys like better? I have my own opinion, but don't was to sway the poll!

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    http://www.coltsmfg.com/Portals/0/pa...escription.pdf

    Colt other editions
    http://www.coltsmfg.com/Portals/0/panels/Colt-100.pdf

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    http://www.kimberamerica.com/products/centennial/
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    Even though it is one of a kind I will have to go with the Colt, fantastic engraving and inlay work.
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    Colt all the way/
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    So I know I posted about the 1911, but in doing a little research on the Colt website, that 175th anniversary single action is SWEET!

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    May I have both Colt pistols? hehe

    175th Anniversary Edition
    http://www.coltsmfg.com/Portals/0/panels/Colt-175th.pdf
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    Colt! I gotta get me one of these!
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    Strictly for collector value, I would opt for Colt... not for any alleged superior quality.
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    Kimbers' looks like it should be carried by a pimp.
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    Without a doubt, the Colt. I think the Kimber is butt ugly.

    But more importantly, Colt is where it began, so it is only apropos that the quintessential centennial pistol should be made by them.





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    It sounds stupid, but just having a pair of those 100 year gold medallion grips would be kind of cool.
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    They are both works of art, but the one that Colt is donating to the NRA auction is possibly what all collectible guns aspire to be. That'd be a one time shooter I think... born to be a safe queen.
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    I voted for the Colt, I think it looks a lot better.

    I plan on adding a Pony 1911 to my gunsafe next year, although it will be much more plain Jane than that.
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    The Colt looks more like the original. The Kimber is nice looking, but I'm not a huge fan of the beavertail and the type of adjustable sights on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Colt.
    Myself, and everyone else on the forum, are completely shocked.
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    Hands down...the Colt.
    But I'm sure Kimber will sell its share of commemoratives too... (or are they limiting it to 250?)
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