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What 1911 45 ACP to buy?

This is a discussion on What 1911 45 ACP to buy? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by claude clay im thinking Cold Defender. Yep, nice little pistol, and Colt has been at it the longest....

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    Quote Originally Posted by claude clay View Post
    im thinking Cold Defender.
    Yep, nice little pistol, and Colt has been at it the longest.
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    American made, only three MIM parts, and a rampant pony; Colt.

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    Jeb, For what it's worth I started looking at another 1911 model .45 ACP and was set on a DA/SA. I narrowed it down to Sig Sauer, Kimber and Para Ordnance. After a week and a half and putting together a little extra cash I pulled the trigger on the Sig Sauer P220 Carry Elite .45 ACP. It was $1,000.00, a bit more than I wanted to spend but it shoots like a dream and fits perfectly with my Crossbreed Holster. You can run 9 in the pistol if you want to; 8 in the mag and 1 in the chamber. It has a 3.9" barrel and it will shoot excellent groups at 25 yards. A bit expensive................. but well worth it. Hope this helped.

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    Whichever 1911 you decide on, be aware that you will lust after another, and another.... My problem is that the next one is always at a higher price point. This addiction runs deep.

    If you have your eye set on one that is just above your limit, save a little while longer and get the one you really want.

    Also, read and learn about the 1911. It's truly a fascinating design and a joy to detail strip and inspect. Don't let it intimidate you. There is a TON of information online about these pistols. Do your due diligence on warranties, customer service and customer reviews. One major company offers a one year warranty while others offer lifetime warranties. For some this is a major factor.

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    id get a Colt for the money
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    Kimber, without a doubt. I have been super impressed with mine. I have the Pro Elite. It is a 4" 1911 and i can carry it without a problem. You can also find some good deals on used Kimbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew03 View Post
    American made, only three MIM parts, and a rampant pony; Colt.
    Colt is currently using 4 MIM parts, sear, disconnector, magazine catch and magazine catch lock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Colt is currently using 4 MIM parts, sear, disconnector, magazine catch and magazine catch lock.
    How many does Kimber use?
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    I have several 1911's that is my EDC, right now I think the best deal going is the Ruger SR1911. I love mine sweet shooter and you can pick one up for between $625 and $700, if you can find one. I am luvn mine.

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    This one. Kimber Ultra Raptor.


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    Now thats a pretty gun. Do you carry this often?

    Quote Originally Posted by wormy View Post
    This one. Kimber Ultra Raptor.


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    I love Ruger handguns. According to a previous comment, Ruger will be coming out with a smaller verision. I would love to find out more information on when it will be released. Any one know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeb View Post
    I love Ruger handguns. According to a previous comment, Ruger will be coming out with a smaller verision. I would love to find out more information on when it will be released. Any one know?
    I dont think there has been anything from Ruger suggesting a compact SR1911, its mostly been rumor. I saw this over at the Ruger forum:

    RugerForum.com :: View topic - Any word on a compact SR1911 yet?
    Glock 22, 27 Gen 4
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    Ruger Blackhawk Bisley 45 Colt
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