This is a discussion on What 1911 45 ACP to buy? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 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 ...
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.
When I leave the home port:
S&W 642 Airweight, Ruger SP 101, Colt Detective Spec., CZ RAMI, Kahr PM9, Kahr CW40, S&W Model 10-7, Glock 30, 19, and 26, Browning Hi Power, CZ82, Colt Commander, Dan Wesson PM7, Ruger LCP
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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
im thinking about one...
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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?
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
I like them ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
My WI. CCW Permit Statistics
Applied & Hand delivered to DOJ: 11/01/2011
Check # 4548 Cleared: .............. 11/07/2011
Permit #39 received via USPS: .... 11/02/2011
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?
I have a SIG, a Springfield, and a Colt. Out of those, I'd recommend a Springfield or Colt.
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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