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I could come up with 24 companies that make the 1911 off the top of my head. I wanted to do a poll, but the max was 12, so heres the list.
Colt
Rock River
Rock Island
Kimber
Springfield
S&W
Star
STI
Unertl Ordanance
Dan Wesson
Wilson
Sig
Ed Brown
Les Baer
Ted yost
Para
Liama
Detonics
Charles Daly
Griffon
Caspain
Clark
Norinco
High Standard

Whats your Favorite??
Mine is Colt, gotta love that prancing Pony :image035:
 

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For me it's equal.....Kimber for CC.........Colt for competition. Love em both. Oh hell,I'll go ahead and say it. I LOVE ALL 1911's. Hey Bruce,this was a trick question wasen't it ??????? -------
 

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Colt all the way!!!
 

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Bruce,

Are Yost-Bonitz and Jim Clark making guns now?
If you mean production guns, Colt, if you mean custom and semi-custom, Hilton Yam.
 

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I'm not qaulified to answer because I've only owned two handguns:
an Ithaca which was nice enough until the sights fell off...THREE TIMES
(and I was told I was destroying a collectable gun by shooting it)

I traded that in for my Kimber - I prefer the Kimber because it works,
but the Kimber has no sense of history.
 

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OD said:
Bruce,

Are Yost-Bonitz and Jim Clark making guns now?
If you mean production guns, Colt, if you mean custom and semi-custom, Hilton Yam.
Ted is still doing custom 1911's, not sure bout Jim
I just ment favorite as in if you could have any one.
 

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Springfield 1911-A1 for now..:hand5:
 

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OK, I thought maybe you meant they were building their own guns like Brown, Wilson, Baer etc.
If I could have one built, it would be by Yam, even over L.A. Vickers.
 

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Well, since I just bought a Kimber Pro Carry II, I better vote Kimber!
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Okay, I only have experience with one, the Kimber. I like it very much.

I have two guns, one a .45, the other a 9mm Largo that is made to look like a 1911 with the exception of the grip safety: Star Model Super and a Ballister Molina.

I am on the lookout for a Colt Sistema. I know that many Colt fans call it a basterdized Colt, but hey, it's a "Colt" that I can afford.

As for Colt..... well, they have gotten just too danged expensive. The one that I've been looking at, used, is $900. I just can't afford one (okay, so now everyone knows that I am poor). The Springfields are within my price range. I think that Colts are basically name driven for the most part but then again, that may just be a comment driven by the inability to afford one but I've heard just as good reports from lower end 1911's like the Kimber and the Springfields.

And with that, I will also comment two things: 1) Double stacked 1911's are an abomination, 2) 1911's with rail systems just don't look right.

As I change my attire to the flame suit, I await others opinions on the subject :biggrin:

Wayne
 

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Colt...like some others I can't spend the really BIG money on the Super Duper Ed Brown type Colts & still stay married. :biggrin2:

To me...absolutely nothing wrong with a nice factory Colt made by Colt.
 

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Colt for me. No one else makes a basic 1911 that I can afford, and I like the history.
 

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Wayne said:
I think that Colts are basically name driven for the most part
When you buy a Colt I will guarentee you that you won't be disapointed. When I was still green I also thought that you just payed for the name, the I shelled out the $$ and bought a XSE Commander, all I can say is that gun will be buried with me when its my time. Your not just paying for the name, your paying for a made in the USA quality firearm.
I also agree the double stacks, and the ones with rails have no appeal to me either.
 

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Bruces45 said:
I could come up with 24 companies that make the 1911 off the top of my head. I wanted to do a poll, but the max was 12, so heres the list.
Colt
Whoa! Stop right there...:image035:

I've owned or still own 5 different Colt 1911's. The only one I didn't love with all my heart was the Colt Defender...and I still liked it a lot :yup:
 

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Favorite one I own-Kimber
Favorite one I want - Wilson Combat-Tactical Super Grade (maybe next year, I'm trying)
 

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I like my SA, would own a Colt , but don't like their sales policies. (AR sales specifically)
 
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