Whats your Favorite 1911

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    Well, I own a Sig, but I fell in love with 1911's while shooting a rental Kimber CDP at a CCW class. I've shot a Les Baer, which is very nice, but I'd like a lighter trigger than they normally are sold with. I've never shot the higher end guns, just fondled a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OD
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    Have you ever gotten around to taking any pics of the Rem-Rand? Would love to see it.
    I'll try to get around to it as soon as I heal up from this gawdawful FLU bug.
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    Well I'm fortunate here.

    I have a Rock River Custom complete with custom serial number.

    I have a Wilson/STI Tactical Elite.

    I have a matched pair of Les Baer Thunder Ranch Specials.

    I love each and every one for it's specialness (is that a word?)

    If I were to buy another or recommend one to someone, it would be to buy the Thunder Ranch Special with a request for a 3 3/4 to 4# trigger. I ordered mine hard chromed with ambi safeties and mag wells. For under $2000 you can't get a better gun and IMO is every bit as good as the two $3000 guns from Wilson and Rock River.

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    Dont own one, but my buddy loves his Springfield Mil Spec. So I vote for it.
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    Springfield forme.

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    I would love to have a Kimber or two or three. I would love to have a couple of Colts, and I would love to have a WWII 1911 made by one of the wartime contractors like the Singer Sewing Machine company!

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    I would love to have a WWII 1911 made by one of the wartime contractors like the Singer Sewing Machine company!
    You can (well, a WII would be a M1911A1), it will only set you back $27,500.00 for one with some wear;

    All original and correct except does not have Singer manufactured grips, magazine, or barrel. Gun has 80% of original finish. No rust or pitting.
    Or 40K for a near mint Singer.

    http://www.model1911a1.com/Guns-For-Sale.htm
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    Exclamation Ahhh good ol' BETSY!

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc Holliday
    I would love to have a Kimber or two or three. I would love to have a couple of Colts, and I would love to have a WWII 1911 made by one of the wartime contractors like the Singer Sewing Machine company!
    The very first 1911 I ever owned I still have although she's a safe queen. A Remington Rand 1911 made in 1943 from my research. She'd already been heavily customized when I got her as I entered active duty at Fort Lewis WA. Got her at an off post gunshop for exactly $425. She's the only gun to which I have ever attached a "name." Betsy from the John Wayne movie "Big Jake." That was a tactical decision, believe it or not. When I got married I used to train my wife for the hostage scenario. In the even either one of us got caught out of condition yellow at the front door and were taken by a BG and forced inside, we were to call out as code: HONEY! I'm home with COMPANY! Get BETSY and come say hello! This was the signal to the other party that hostilities were underway, to get their weapon, acquire the target and shoot. Hopefully the BG will think the captive is scared silly and referring to a child. It also meant it was the hostages responsibility to get to the floor by any means necessary, so as to provide a clear field of fire. We played it out several times with finger guns. That was years ago.

    About six months ago, I got home early and yelled that I was home, however the wife didn't hear my voice. She did however hear the door close. Good girl and well trained, she had BETSY locked and loaded slicing the pie in a very tactical manner until she confirmed the friendly (ME). Was I upset to be confronted by the loaded weapon? Heck NO! I was rejoicing that she remembered her training so well! She's a KEEPER after 18 years.
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    Another lucky member, and one that would have a hard time giving up any of my 1911's.

    Kimber: Gold Combat and a Pro Carry HD ll.

    Colt: Combat Commander and two 70 re-issues.

    Brown: EX Carry.

    Wilson: CQB, CQB/RL, Protector, Professional.

    One of the Colts was redone by Yost~Bonitz, the enhanced 1* with a few other goodies. If push came to shove, thats the one I'd keep.

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    I only have one because I think every collection should have one.
    My is a loaded hi cap springfield.I use it at the range mostly to
    heavy to carry all the time but a nice pistol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OD
    You can (well, a WII would be a M1911A1), it will only set you back $27,500.00 for one with some wear;


    Or 40K for a near mint Singer.

    http://www.model1911a1.com/Guns-For-Sale.htm
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