1911's

This is a discussion on 1911's within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I love my two Kimbers...both CDP's...an Ultra and a Compact. I trust them both...smooth shooters. I do see a Wilson or Brown in my future...maybe ...

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 31 to 45 of 50

Thread: 1911's

  1. #31
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    44,673
    I love my two Kimbers...both CDP's...an Ultra and a Compact.
    I trust them both...smooth shooters.

    I do see a Wilson or Brown in my future...maybe both...
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #32
    JD
    JD is offline
    Administrator
    Array JD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Central Iowa
    Posts
    19,235
    There is no "best", some are better than others, but there is no one 1911 to be king of them all.

    I would say that generally the top tier guns are better as a whole than the lower two tiers, the top tier being your Baers, Wilsons, NHCs, Fusions, etc.

    Personally, I find the Baers to be the most bang for the buck out of the top tier guns as they cost slightly less than the Wilsons, NHCs, and Browns.

    Another option that is picking up steam is Fusion Firearms.

    For more of my thoughts on "Which 1911" check out the following.


    So you want to buy a 1911(Part 1)

    So you want to buy a 1911(Part 2)

    So you want to buy a 1911(Part 3)


    So you want to buy a 1911(Part 4)


    The above links are just my thoughts on the matter, nothing more and definitely not gospel, make an informed decision, and don't discount what others consider snobbery or just bad luck.

  4. #33
    Member Array Squidrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    East Coast
    Posts
    32
    Why ask the question if you already have the answer??? After 20,000 rounds through Kimbers Colts and Smith---The Colt and Smith are the least likely to fail and most likely to fire. Some Kimbers are temperamental and require a few trips home to shoot right.

  5. #34
    Member Array heylin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    New Zealand
    Posts
    394
    For trigger pull: The Smith is the lightest and smoothest. Then the Kimber, Wesson and Daly. 2nd Through 3rd are all very close.
    Try a Para Ordnance LDA trigger for a light smooth trigger :). Just my 2 cents, my first and current 1911 is a 18-9 LDA Ltd.

    What I like

    - Nice finish (3 tone, stainless, black and silver coating)
    - Good target sights
    - Ramped barrel
    - Power extractor for better shell extraction
    - comes with 3 stainless mags
    - 18+1 capacity
    - LDA Trigger, long, but so smooth and light

    --------------------------------------------------------------
    Evil prevails when good men stand by and do nothing
    --------------------------------------------------------------

  6. #35
    Senior Member Array SCfromNY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    1,044
    For high end I would go with a Les Baer and then an Ed Brown.

    Mid priced, Springfield Armory Loaded or Kimber TL

    Bottom end a Springfield G.I. or Para has just released a G.I. type for $600 list.

    If I could find one a Rock River Tactical would be my favorite about $1400 + (Not a Rock Island)
    Registration: A prelude to Confiscation and Anarchy.

  7. #36
    Senior Member Array mocarryguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Heaven
    Posts
    578
    Lets see:
    Three Dan Wessons.
    One Colt Combat Commander XSE.
    Five Kimbers.
    Two Springers.
    One S&W.
    One Para Limited.
    One Sig Sauer.
    One Ed Brown Kobra Carry. Of course, this one is the Cadillac of the group.
    I like em all. Wessons are great buys, and the Kimbers are nice firearms.
    To each their own. I have owned, shot and enjoyed most manufacturers of the 1911. Opinions vary, but in the end, your dime man..Luck.
    I know, I know, you are smarter than me..just ask you..

  8. #37
    New Member Array redhart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    east coast
    Posts
    10

    BBQ carry gun


  9. #38
    Senior Member Array Fast Cloud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Gulfstream
    Posts
    603
    I'd love to carry a Colt New Agent or a Defender...They fit my hand way to well for me to still not own one.
    "Any rationally thinking person is armed" ---Hinds Co. constable John Lewis

    NRA member

  10. #39
    Member Array NativH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    263
    My Kimber Tactical Ultra II has never had a misfire, stovepipe, or blockage of any kind. It is the only pistol other than my Glocks that I can say that about and it made me a lover of 1911's. I'd love to have a nicer (aka more expensive) 1911 but right now the Kimber will have to do. What a shame.
    SE Texas Patriot Guard Rider, NRA Patron, TSRA Life Member

  11. #40
    Member Array alfack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    Marysville, Washington
    Posts
    320
    It mostly doesn't matter which one you buy. You can add any feature that you like to any one of them, as long as they are within standard 1911 specs.

    I have seen cheap $200 Norincos that were customized to the hilt and were great shooters.

    I personally have the Colt XSE Combat Commander and like it. But I liked the full sized 1911A1 that was assigned to me while I was in the Army, too.

    Some of them are too over-priced IMO. Take the Mark Morris customs, for example. $10,000 for a 1911? Give me a freaking break. I guess I like function over form.

  12. #41
    Member Array richardsr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Dallas, Texas
    Posts
    18
    Choosing is the hard part. I have a Sprinfield Loaded and never had any problem until last weekend and the guide rod end (fits under the barrel near the link) broke and I have contacted Springfield and they want me to ship it back (on their dime ) to fix. I really don't think this is a normal issue and it was just a fluke
    My carry gun is a Kimber UC II. Had issue with the magazine not letting the bullet nose go up the ramp causing a jam. Switched to Wilson mags and it will eat everything I feed it. So get the one for carry or one for target...tought decision...too bad I don't have that problem

  13. #42
    VIP Member Array cmdrdredd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    South Florida
    Posts
    2,037
    Quote Originally Posted by redrick View Post
    Dan Wesson Commander Bobtail.
    I have one of those and love it thoroughly.

    No MIM (it actually uses all Ed Brown parts now), good fit and finish. Good customer service should you need it. Comes standard with night sights too which is always a plus for me. About $930 NIB.

    No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
    -Thomas Jefferson

    Laws are restrictive but sometimes necessary to maintain a civil society. Rights are nonrestrictive but are always necessary to maintain a free society.

  14. #43
    Senior Member Array Devone6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    South of North, North of South
    Posts
    654
    I like Colts alot, but think the nod goes to Kimber, out of the box.

  15. #44
    Member Array drs1457's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    SC & ATL
    Posts
    353
    I have always heard (or read) that the 1911 trigger is the best there is. Not having fired a 1911, could someone describe what is so good about the trigger? Thanks in advance.
    NRA, IDPA, GSSF & GSSA member
    Certified Glock Armorer

  16. #45
    Member Array satchmod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    56
    Quote Originally Posted by drs1457 View Post
    I have always heard (or read) that the 1911 trigger is the best there is. Not having fired a 1911, could someone describe what is so good about the trigger? Thanks in advance.
    It's like a warm summer's eve or a freshly fallen snow. Or the first time you got l...well, you get the idea.

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Need some ideas from 1911 guys on a non-1911
    By cuban11182 in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: February 3rd, 2013, 08:10 PM
  2. 1911 Centennial Anniversary Edition (100 years of the 1911)
    By C hawk Glock in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 58
    Last Post: December 19th, 2010, 08:50 AM
  3. Looking for 1911
    By CCWINNC in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: March 27th, 2008, 06:20 PM
  4. For 1911 owners-Kimber 1911 Pro Carry II?
    By Ron in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 44
    Last Post: February 5th, 2008, 04:36 PM

Search tags for this page

1911 triggers

,
charles daly 1911 compact
,

colt 1911 custom grips

,

colt centennial 1911 in god we trust

,

custom film charles daly 1911

,
dan wesson 1911 scout
,

dan wesson pte-s

,
ed bayer cobra carry 1911
,
most sought after colt 1911
,
most sought after colt model 1911
,
sig sauer 1911 gsr 1650
,
smith and wesson 1911 afghanistan
Click on a term to search for related topics.