What 1911 45 ACP to buy?

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    As you already know you get 10,000 different responses when you ask something like this. Although you don't want a full size 1911 I have a rare ruger sr1911 and its awesome. Its quality to me and waaayyy cheaper than some of this other stuff. Rumour says they are making a carry version as well. Keep your eyes open.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmy40 View Post
    Take a look at a Dan Wesson C Bob. You will not be disappointed.
    The Dan Wesson 1911's including the CBOB's are just outstanding. Semi-custom quality and features and backed by CZ. Great handguns.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeb View Post
    I do not want a full size 1911 for obvious reasons, too large for cc.
    I would look at the company that has been making small 1911s the longest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmy40 View Post
    Take a look at a Dan Wesson C Bob. You will not be disappointed.
    He will be when he finds out that the cheapest used one he can find after months of searching is about $200 over his budget limit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    I would look at the company that has been making small 1911s the longest.
    im thinking Cold Defender. mine literally was as advertised 1.5" accurate at 25 yards. i carried it for a decade or so till arthritis made it hurtful to fire.
    so i switched to a Sig p239/40 1st gen

    if recoil troubles you also, perhaps the new Sig 1911 3.3" at $889 and 4 ounces heavier
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    Quote Originally Posted by zacii View Post
    Colt or Springfield

    I am skeptical of Kimbers.

    If ya got a money tree, then there are other options
    I'm new with 1911's and I'm also looking to buy my first. I'm thinking hard about a Kimber Stainless Pro TLE II (Kimber America | Stainless Pro TLE II) or a Springfield Loaded Champion Stainless Steel (Springfield Armory), or even the Springfield Loaded Ultra Compact Stainless Steel (Springfield Armory).

    Why do you recommend against Kimber? What models of Colt and Springfield would you recommend?

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    Colt or Sig Sauer.

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    Colt, Kimber, or Springfield. I would be confident in purchasing any of these.

    As a side note for anyone who has seen my previous posts on FTE issues with the used Kimber Ultra Eclipse that I bought. I replaced the extractor and have had no
    failures since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeb View Post
    I have researched, looked and handled many different 1911 models. I have not fired a 1911 since my Army National Guard days. I do not want a full size 1911 for obvious reasons, too large for cc. I have looked at foreign and domestic models. I would like to spend between $500 to $1,000. Is a $1,000 1911 compact better than $500 for carry weapon/home defense?
    I would get a Colt XSE Commander of a 1991.
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    I am leery of Kimber because of their bad customer service reputations. Anyone can get a lemon, but which company will go the extra mile to make it right?

    I'm no expert on 1911s, just an aficionado. If you want real good info on 1911s, just look up JD's blog here on DC.com.

    I like Springfield's Milspec and Loaded.

    For the Colt's, I like the 1991 series, or the XSE.

    Beware, my opinion is just that, an opinion. And mine isn't as well informed, or experienced, as many others' on this site.
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    Welcome to the forum from Tennessee. I carry the Kimber Ultra Covert II and love it. Google one and check out the cool digital camo.
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    I like my Smith and Wesson 1911 PD with 5" barrel in scandium. I think it's been discontinued and I know it is not a typical 1911 but it is accurate and easily carried. I don't see much written about them. Is it because they aren't well thought of since Smith is not known as a 1911 maker?

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    I have a SIG, a Springfield, and a Colt. Out of those, I'd recommend a Springfield or Colt.

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    I just bought a Springfield this past weekend. I never owned nor shot a 1911 prior. I LOVE IT!!!! Get a Colt or Springfield. You will not regret it.
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