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    I haven't owned a 1911 in any of the makes listed in the OP. I have owned 3 Citadel 1911's - two of which now belong to my brother. The other one has been my EDC since I started carrying.

    When I do get another 1911, it'll be a Colt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man* View Post
    Im a little different , in that I love the sharp edges on the slide and corners of the grip.

    Because if you have to use it as a strike weapon, those edges will really help peel back a scalp:)

    I think of it as a multi tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tstone View Post
    I haven't owned a 1911 in any of the makes listed in the OP. I have owned 3 Citadel 1911's - two of which now belong to my brother. The other one has been my EDC since I started carrying.

    When I do get another 1911, it'll be a Colt.
    It had better be a Super.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottync View Post
    Ruger, Dan Wesson, Les Baer, Springfield, Ed Brown, Kimber, Colt, Smith & Wesson, or other... who in general gets your business? Why?
    I've had a lot of 1911s and Colt has gotten the majority of my new 1911 business, though I have bought new 1911s from Baer, Brown, Springfield, S&W, Para Ordnance, and Remington/Turnbull. I have also bought many used Colts and Springfields, plus used Baer, Brown, AMT, ODI, Norinco, and others. If you're looking for a 1911 the used market is loaded with great buys.

    I prefer Colts over most others because they're the original and they're still building them to the original dimensions. Some of you may not be aware that all the different manufacturer's 1911s vary slightly in weight, dimensions, and balance and, to me, a Colt feels best in my hand. That said, I also like the feel of my Baers, even though the grip frame dimensions are a little different than Colt's.

    I know a lot of people swear by higher end manufacturers like Wilson, Nighthawk, and others, but I feel that the law of diminishing returns hits around $2500 on "semi-custom" 1911s. If the gun is going to cost me more than that I'd rather have a Colt customized to be the gun I want. I like custom 1911s and have owned several customs built by name 'smiths and have commissioned a few builds of my own. If you're a 1911 aficionado you owe it to yourself to have one built to meet your wants/needs, or at least buy one already built that is set up the way you want. There are 10 1911s in my safe at the moment - six are custom Colts, two are Les Baers, one is an early Ed Brown Special Forces, and one is a custom Norinco. There's also a custom Tripp 2011 race gun and a stock Springfield EMP4, they're 1911s in spirit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-man* View Post
    Im a little different , in that I love the sharp edges on the slide and corners of the grip.

    Because if you have to use it as a strike weapon, those edges will really help peel back a scalp:)

    I think of it as a multi tool.
    That's a new one. I have seen what a remington rand 1911a1 trigger-guard to the front teeth of a man does. Long time ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PPS1980 View Post
    Any maker of 1911s other than Springfield. Never forget what they did to small LGSís and citizens in Illinois! Never.
    I feel the same about S&W. No Hillary hole guns for me. Ever.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WC145 View Post
    I've had a lot of 1911s and Colt has gotten the majority of my new 1911 business, though I have bought new 1911s from Baer, Brown, Springfield, S&W, Para Ordnance, and Remington/Turnbull. I have also bought many used Colts and Springfields, plus used Baer, Brown, AMT, ODI, Norinco, and others. If you're looking for a 1911 the used market is loaded with great buys.

    I prefer Colts over most others because they're the original and they're still building them to the original dimensions. Some of you may not be aware that all the different manufacturer's 1911s vary slightly in weight, dimensions, and balance and, to me, a Colt feels best in my hand. That said, I also like the feel of my Baers, even though the grip frame dimensions are a little different than Colt's.

    I know a lot of people swear by higher end manufacturers like Wilson, Nighthawk, and others, but I feel that the law of diminishing returns hits around $2500 on "semi-custom" 1911s. If the gun is going to cost me more than that I'd rather have a Colt customized to be the gun I want. I like custom 1911s and have owned several customs built by name 'smiths and have commissioned a few builds of my own. If you're a 1911 aficionado you owe it to yourself to have one built to meet your wants/needs, or at least buy one already built that is set up the way you want. There are 10 1911s in my safe at the moment - six are custom Colts, two are Les Baers, one is an early Ed Brown Special Forces, and one is a custom Norinco. There's also a custom Tripp 2011 race gun and a stock Springfield EMP4, they're 1911s in spirit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWOUSCG View Post
    Personally I don't like the looks of the external extractor.
    This. An external extractor on a 1911 is like wood grain paneling on a Corvette.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny53 View Post
    I also owed a RIA 1911, no frills on that one but a very good solid gun
    I have one as well and have no issues with it at all. And saved tons of money not buying one of the other ones mentioned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    It had better be a Super.

    Good to see you posting again, Maney.

    Oh, it'll definitely be a Super.

    And thank you, Pancho! It's good to be back in the gun-friendly neighborhood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OD* View Post
    Nope, take one apart sometime. I've had two.
    I've had my Pro Series apart one or two times. What are you seeing that is not to like? Mine is 8 yr old and has been flawless for many thousands of rounds.
    Nice looking and great shooting gun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringerXD View Post
    This. An external extractor on a 1911 is like wood grain paneling on a Corvette.
    Meh, My uncle's 75 Stingray had wood grain dash. I love that car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SatCong View Post
    That's a new one. I have seen what a remington rand 1911a1 trigger-guard to the front teeth of a man does. Long time ago.
    Gives "flying ashtray" a new meaning for sure.
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    Only had a Colt & a Kimber.
    Wish I had my Colt back.
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