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    You can't go wrong with the original.

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    Springfield loaded about 750-8 bones Colts are nice but don't have all the stuff i want out of the box usually .. not that i don't have a colt

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    Take a look at the Dan Wesson models, they are sweet.


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    The only brands I will currently consider are Colt, SIG, and Dan Wesson, in that order. Personally I feel these three give you a lot for your money. My Colt has run perfectly through over 700 rounds. SIG has exceptional build quality and uses no MIM parts, which is a big deal for me. Dan Wesson also does not use MIM and has many desirable features, such as the bobtail and night sights. I dislike Kimber for the reasons previously stated; the external extractor fiasco and overabundance of MIM parts. Springfield builds a good gun, but also uses too much MIM and doesn't build a true Commander. Their design has a 4" bull barrel. I see no need to deviate from a design which has worked well for nearly a century. S&W has a great thing with their Scandium framed Commander, but then they screw it up with a giant cutout in the barrel hood to function as a "loaded chamber indicator" (the damn thing is always loaded why the need for an indicator?) and the Swartz safety system. Were they to build a Commander without the gadgets I would be all over it. Alas it's not meant to be. Anyway, hopefully that gives you a bit more food for thought. Good luck!
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    Colt has the "Prancing Pony" stamped on back left corner of the slide, just above the thumb safety.
    Not since 1918, Jack.


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    Colt would be my first choice also, but I freely admit to some bias.
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    I can tell you what NOT to buy....

    I owned a Para-Ord PXT 1911 pistol about a year and a half ago. Hands down the most accurate gun I ever owned plus recoil was at minimum due to the weight of the pistol. It was also an attractive looking firearm. However reassembling the gun after field stripping it for cleaning was like pulling teeth....I would fight with the thing to get it back together. One day at the range I was pointing the gun downrange at the target and I fired a shot while the safety was still engaged! This scared the crap out of me...especially since at the range I usually had this gun in a OWB holster condition-one (round in chamber, hammer back, safty engaged). I brought the pistol to the shop at which I had bought it and they sent it to para to be repaired. Although service was swift and cost me the bubble I traded it the day it came back for a Glock.

    I would love to own another 1911 down the line, probably a Kimber, but personally I will never buy another Para product.

    Any similar experiences?
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    I have a Kimber CDP,and a Para LTC both are nice pistols that have not gave any problems. The CDP will cost more than the $1000.00 you want to spend, and the LTC cost $860.00

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    Quote Originally Posted by OD
    Not since 1918, Jack.
    Some Colt models still do. My XSE has the pony there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruces45
    Some Colt models still do. My XSE has the pony there.
    Whew, thanks Bruce. Thought I was losing it there for a minute! I am, but that's beside the point. I would've sworn my old MKIV Series 80 Enhanced had the pony, guess anything's possible though.
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    Jack, Bruce, my apologies fellas I had forgotten the Enhanced series & limited production guns and was only thinking of the standard Gubmints.
    "The pistol, learn it well, carry it always ..." ~ Jeff Cooper

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    I enjoy my Para LTC. Alloy frame. Paid about $650. No problems after intital break in of 100 rounds or so.

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    For carry, take a serious look at the S&W. I know they aren't perfect, but the Scandium frames are light and will stand up to as much use as a steel frame. They also have nice trigger pulls and all their deviations from the standard actually work (external extractore and Schmitt grip safety).

    According to Sig's website, they are coming out with a carry sized GSR (I have the full size Revolution), but I don't think it will have an alloy frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OD
    Jack, Bruce, my apologies fellas I had forgotten the Enhanced series & limited production guns and was only thinking of the standard Gubmints.

    No problem, my last Colt was an Old rollmark SS 1991 - I never noticed the pony was missing. Learn sumthin' new everyday.
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    Thank s Jack.

    I don't know why they left the pony off the ORMs, wish they had them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD
    Jack, Bruce, my apologies fellas I had forgotten the Enhanced series & limited production guns and was only thinking of the standard Gubmints.
    Oh boy, we are never going to let you live this one down OD This is going to be for you what the S&S is for Chris
    Well, maybe if you go and say 250 hail JMB's, detail strip and reassemble everyone of your 1911's and show them the love they deserve.

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