I have been contemplating the purchase of a 1911 for some time now. After reading some of Tangle's posts on the 1911, I started to question the relevance of buying only a top tier type. I have owned many, and have had a love hate relationship with them for years. But, they keep calling my name.
The truth of the matter is, I know very little about the gun.
My expertise, per se is very limited to the things I have personally done. If you want to talk about killing animals with what bullet, revolvers, lever guns , reloading, 10mm, ect I have a pretty good working knowledge to draw from.
In these things I have dedicated extreme parts of my life to study and experimenting to the point of fanatical behavior.
As for the 1911 and AR platform, even though I have been well schooled in shooting them, I never really got into the nuts and bolts of them. I guess what I'm saying is that I never became that interested in learning anything beyond field stripping and maintenance.
So, here's what I need help with. I looked at an Auto Ord 1911 today. It was a WW2 model and 100th anv addition. Everything is just the way I like it. Plain and simple. It has the older style sights, of which are ok, but I prefer the larger ones of the 3 dot variety, butthey will do. The price is about 530$. Auto Ord is now owned by Kahr and has been for sometime.
The reason it appeals to me is because Auto Ord actually made them for the Army back during the war. It's made in America, and appears to be well made. Also, the price is more in line with my current Budget.
The Colt on the other hand, is about 300$ more, and has the higher sights.
Does anyone know how good the Auto Ord is? Is it worth the money? Anything I need to know about?
If it's not the Auto Ord, it will be a Colt. No offense, but I have ruled out ATI, Springfield, and others. Any help would be appriciated, as I need to get educated on 1911s beyond just shooting them.