There is nothing like a Colt.
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There is nothing like a Colt.
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Check out one of these,Rock Island 1911`s. Great weapons and less than $500 each. No issues!.
Does anyone have any experiences with the American Classics 1911s? They are made in the Philippines. I am going to check out RIA but will have to change sights, trigger, and tune either the RIA or American Classic 1911. I am partial to the commander size 1911 for concealed carry and general shooting.
Colt......maybe pick up a Defender or Commander.
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I really wanted a Ruger SR1911 as I was on a budget. I ordered one in July and was still waiting in December. I got impatient and purchased a Legacy Citadel Nickel plated in January. Lifetime guarantee for $600. Combat hammer, skelotinized trigger, rosewood grips, 2 mags, ambidextrious safety and all the high dollar things without the high dollar price. Brought if home completely stripped it down to the frame. Put a $30 Wilson Combat spring kit in it and it shoots like a dream. 500 rounds so far with NO ISSUES. You can spend the high dollar for a Colt or Kimber but why...?? More money does not equate to a better gun. Just my humble opinion.
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For me it would be a Colt or the Dan Wesson, would lean to the Dan Wesson, seems to be a better quality product.
Overall, it's a solid gun from a solid manufacturer. It breaks down for cleaning very easily and it's a fairly compact 4" barrel semi-auto. Of course the fact that it can pop off 14+1 .40 rounds is nice too!
I'm in the market for a full-sized 1911 as well.
Went to a gun show today and tried some out. I like the Colts and Para-USAs.
I didn't like where Kimber put the mag release on the model I tried. I mistakenly released the magazine unintendedly! Is this a Kimber thing, or the model or just my hands?
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I carry and highly recommend the Kimber Ultra CDP, 3" easy carry and flat as any 1911 would be. Price is up there in the $900-$1000 range (not cheap!!) but well made and reliable. Some inexpensive Armscor (Made in Phillipines) are not pretty (read 1911 basic) but at about $400.00 are known by me personally due to the many that I have sold and have heard nothing but good customer comments about, could be a good choice as long as you make sure you shoot at least 100 rounds of your carry ammo before trusting it (should be done with EVERY carry gun anyway!!) (everyone knows that right?)
Ruger SR1911 would be a great choice. Colt and Kimber are great choices too, but the ruger is about 670.00 new.
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I have owned Springer, Kimber, Para, Dan Wesson and Colt. In my view, nothing beats a Colt 1911 except maybe a SIG 220.
I like Dan Wesson and Springfield. Kimbers are good if you are willing to shoot only roundnose or have the patience to fix the FTF with JHP. I have only had a highly accurized 1948 Colt so a fair comparison is not possible. After 3 trips to make it function as it should with JHP my Kimber Raptor is great. You should no forget the S&W 1911 "E" series. Mine shoots very accurate, reliable with all ammo, and is the lightweight Commander sized with a round butt.
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