Colt 1911 suggestions Yep I am in the market!

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    Colt 1911 suggestions Yep I am in the market!

    I have been saving up my lunch money lost a few pounds and have some cash for a new Colt 1911. I am looking for your suggestions as to what model, new or used. I don't want a rail, thinking 5" not sure about other options. It will not be my EDC, I would carry it at times I have several 1911 holsters. It would get plenty of range time. Pictures or links would be great!
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    The Ruger SR1911 is on my "to get" list. Read some reviews on it. Best bang for the buck as far as 1911s go I think.
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    I would say the Colt Commander but it is not a 5". I have a Kimber 4" that I really like.

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    You can never go wrong with a Colt 1991. Original, gains value, accurate and reliable.
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    Colt 1911

    I bought this as a carry piece. It fills that role very well. As you want a 5" model it is slightly different but still just as awesome. Glockman has a nice looking blued one, and OD probably has 20 of em.

    My Pony. I love this gun. I carry it often and it shoots like a dream.
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    I had an issue when I first bought it that was fine tuned and it has seen 500+ trouble free JHP rounds since. For some reason it would fire the first round, but then act as if the safety was engaged. I would pull back on the cocked hammer, and it would then fire next time the trigger was pulled. A very single shot style of shooting. Polished the sear spring and has been flawless since.

    Good luck! You WILL NOT regret a Colt 1911!
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    Quote Originally Posted by glockman10mm View Post
    You can never go wrong with a Colt 1991. Original, gains value, accurate and reliable.
    1991 is that the new model?
    Last edited by BigJon10125; April 15th, 2013 at 01:16 PM. Reason: Thought it was a typo...never doubt you again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon10125 View Post
    1991 is that the new model?
    Updated with the series 80 firing pin block.

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    I would look for a good used Series 70. To me, and I have the both with and without the FPB, the 70 trigger is a bit nicer than the 80.
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    I like my Colt Combat Commnder XSE . Very well made and shoots great. Good luck with your search.
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    Check out the XSE. I'm debating between the blued gov't length and a SW1911.

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    I was just looking at the colt models currently available, and based on their website I was unable to tell if any of their full size guns have checkering on the front grip? I don't have checkering on the front of my Kimber Ultra carry, and thats the one thing I wish I would have spent a little extra on. Does colt make any with checkering? You can't go wrong with any model, I just wish they made one with checkering and a bobtail.
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    A 70-Series Lightweight Commander would be my choice if hunting for a SD/carry gun.

    A Gold Cup National Match might be my choice, of looking for a range/fun gun.

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    Kimber.jpg

    I new I could post this image if I tried hard enough. Here is my Kimber Pro Carry II 4"..

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon10125 View Post
    1991 is that the new model?
    Not exactly new - It's been out since, uh, about 1991.
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