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This is a discussion on 1911 within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Looking through different threads it seems that many, maybe most, either have a 1911 and love it or have it high on their wish list. ...

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    Looking through different threads it seems that many, maybe most, either have a 1911 and love it or have it high on their wish list. So my question is what is a good choice for me as I want a 1911 that is stainless with nice looks that doesn't have all kinds of added stuff that detracts from the elegant beauty of the gun. I want to buy just one and I want it to satisfy my eyes as well as my shooting needs. Yea, I know, I'm not going to marry the darn thing, but since I will only be able to get the wife to accept one 1911 in my collection I want it to be something I will love to look at years from now not just when it is brand new. I think you all know what I mean. So please make your suggestions if you will. Again I want it to be stainless and not with a bunch of add on stuff. I will probably want some nice handles in a wood base but that would be it I think. So, if you don't mind give me your suggestions and pics or links if you have them.

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    What kind of budget are we discussing? You know, sky's the limit on 1911's.
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    I agree, no way to go wrong on a Colt short of a lemon. The Ruger 1911 has been getting very good reviews as well, if you want to spend a bit less than you would on the Colt. The other good maker I have experience with is Springfield. I still think Colt beats them all though.

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    It sounds like you just want to look at it, but if you do intend to use it understand that it's single-action only. That hasn't changed since 1911.

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    Low/Mid range in price:

    Colt Series 70 Reproduction
    Ruger SR1911
    Springfield MilSpec

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRunner71 View Post
    What kind of budget are we discussing? You know, sky's the limit on 1911's.
    True. I would spend what I need to to get one that ensures I will continue to be satified with the purchase. So I can't say no budget, but I think it matters less than getting what I want.
    Thanks for your reply.

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    Dan Wesson Valor if you go with a production 1911. For a bit more you can get into the semi-custom market and Les Baers are a good starting point there..
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    Another thing is what do you want it for? Conceal or open carry? Maybe home defense? Maybe just to take to the range? That may help with suggestions too.
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    I guess the first question should be, what are you looking to spend?

    If you looking for a 1911 along the "Classic" lines, the Colt Series 70 Reproduction might interest you. No added safety if that bothers you, no big beavertail, no gas pedal sized thumb safety, and it is offered in stainless steel.

    Colt Series 70

    Springfield still offers their "Mil-Spec" model in stainless also, considerably less money, but more cast and MIM parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldrwizr View Post
    It sounds like you just want to look at it, but if you do intend to use it understand that it's single-action only. That hasn't changed since 1911.
    LOL, no I want to shoot it just like I do all my guns. I am not a novice gun owner and I know it's a single action. Just looking for the experience and informed decision others have made to their satifaction. But I admit, I expected this type of reply.

    Thanks for your input!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Low/Mid range in price:

    Colt Series 70 Reproduction
    Ruger SR1911
    Springfield MilSpec
    That would be my suggestion also, all good values and will not break the bank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JD View Post
    Low/Mid range in price:

    Colt Series 70 Reproduction
    Ruger SR1911
    Springfield MilSpec
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    Quote Originally Posted by peckman28 View Post
    I agree, no way to go wrong on a Colt short of a lemon. The Ruger 1911 has been getting very good reviews as well, if you want to spend a bit less than you would on the Colt. The other good maker I have experience with is Springfield. I still think Colt beats them all though.
    Thank you Peckman. I think this is in line with what I have read elsewhere. Colt does seem to have a lot of satified 1911 owners. Thank you Sir.

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