Kimber and Colt would be my choices.
This is a discussion on What 1911 45 ACP to buy? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; 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 ...
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?
Last edited by jeb; January 11th, 2012 at 08:45 PM.
Kimber and Colt would be my choices.
Colt would be my first choice, Kimer second, all depends on what you want to spend, I have two colts, and one RIA, and the RIA for the price has been excellant...
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Take a look at the Ruger SR1911. Hard to find, but they are a great value.
Colt or Springfield
I am skeptical of Kimbers.
If ya got a money tree, then there are other options
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Take a look at a Dan Wesson C Bob. You will not be disappointed.
I also have a soft spot(on my head) for the Para Warthawg. Double stack .45acp in a compact frame.
I have owned a Springfield 1911 for years and have had great luck. High Quality IMHO.
sig sauer all the way! The carry version is awesome
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I have a Springfield 1911-A1. I love it. I need to change the rear sight from the previous owner's preference, but other than that, it's been perfect. Only one FTE, but that was because of the reload.
Other than that, I was going to get a RIA because of the better pricing and good reviews.
If there was any real choice in the matter... COLT COLT COLT COLT COLT!
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Springfield 1911 from the custom shop. Way better than the Kimber. My last Gun Fighting Class had one guy with two Kimbers that would not shoot and he was going the next day to trade in and buy Glocks. I have Glocks and Springfield guns and both run very fine.
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First off, welcome to the forum.
Is a $1000 gun going to be better than a $500 gun for defensive purposes? As long as the gun is operating properly, NO. As to brands, in the price range your looking at, I'd look very hard at the Springfield Loaded Champion. As someone else mentioned, the Dan Wesson C-BOB is a great gun, but it is out of the price range your looking in, unless you can find a used one. The C-BOB was discontinued in 2010, replaced by the V-BOB and runs between $1500-1700.
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