GUN Need recomendations for a 1911

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  1. Chris51080

    Chris51080 I like pie

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    After shooting a variety of handguns, I decided that the 1911 fits me the best. The only prolbem is that there are so many manufacturers and types of 1911's on the market. I am very much leaning towards a Kimber, but open to suggestions. If anybody has pros/cons, and some other recomendations, that would be great.
     
  2. Brian Fantana

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    Kimber. They are dead sexy and own ass shooting.
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Springfield Loaded is a good choice
     
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    SS109 3100 FPS OT Supporter

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    Springfield & Kimber are good. If you are on a budget and can find one, a Norinco is another great choice.
     
  5. I'd also recommend a Kimber. Is this for carry, the range or home defense?
     
  6. GunShow

    GunShow You had best unfuck yourself

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    Springfield TRP >*

    or Ed Brown Kobra if you have a lot of cash and need the very best.
     
  7. Chris51080

    Chris51080 I like pie

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    Range and home defense.
     
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    Vermincelli Banned

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    Kimber or Springfield are probably your best choices without going gonzo and paying 2 grand for a nametag. I am partial to the Springfield Loaded myself if I had to buy one off the shelf and ready to go.
     
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    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    kimber gold match ten II thats what I want
     
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    ryanbum Its the one that says Bad Mother Fucker on it

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    Holy shit....more pics of girl in AV. Who is she? She's hotter than my Kimber Custom Target after 1000 rounds.
     
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    If you search http://www.1911forum.com and the 1911 forum at http://www.glocktalk.com you'll find a lot of praise for Kimbers & just as much criticism - enough to possibly give you pause about a Kimber purchase. They have had numerous quality problems across the product lines, things like chronic failure-to-feed, failure-to-eject, mis-fit grips, cosmetic issues, and front sights falling off with frequency.

    IMNSHO, the best choices for a beginner 1911 shooter are a Colt 1991A1 (about 650 dollars) or a Springfield Armory M1911A1 (about 450 dollars.) If you choose the Springfield, find one with an "NM" prefix in the serial number - they won't have any Brazil markings on them.

    I own both of these, along with a Colt Gold Cup. 1911's are my favorite pistols, and I have had absolutely zero problems with any of them after thousands and thousands of rounds.
     
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    I have the colt 1991 and no complaints here.
     
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    oakie my ninja.

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    Sig 1911GSR if you have the clams.
     
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    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    bleck not for 1200.
     
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    what's a good base gun for mods?
     
  16. Painkiller

    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    how much money do you want to spend?
     
  17. DRM600

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    a reasonable amount. i don't think i'd like to molest a nice kimber or anything.

    what about a basic springfield like a ww2 or a gi? maybe even a loaded. there are basic kimber models right?
     
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    PUREVIL More Money Than Brains Croo

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    Some chick I found on the net at a bikini contest... thats the only pic I found of her and yes shes SUPA Fine.... but I got warned today thats its NWS? I dont think so shes covered. But whatever so now I'm running AV less until I get home. LOL

    Heres the fullsize pic.... I guess its "*NWS*" but not to me its not.

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    That has nothing to do with the topic, OR WEAPONS. asshat.
     
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    I started mine off the Springfield GI45. Next one I do I will go from scratch and buy the frame and slide and build from ground up. A loaded already comes with goodies though. Another good base would be a Springfield Mil Spec.

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    your right stupid hence the offtopic and he asked. :rofl:
     
  22. Chris51080

    Chris51080 I like pie

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    Ill keep it under 800. I figure that if I can get it for less than that, its just more money for ammo.

    I have heard many people who have nothing but praise for the Kimbers, then I have heard others who complain that the ejector is bad, and that the series II triggers get screwed up.

    Do the Springfields have these issues? My most important consideration is that it will fire every time.
     
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    Otsego Hive Wait, what? We're being swapped?

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    I'd put kimber at the top of the list followed by colt. I'm not partial to the springfield 1911's, but they're a good 3rd choice. Either way, Kimber is the way to go if you can afford it
     
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    Otsego Hive Wait, what? We're being swapped?

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    We have a few Kimber's in my family and have never had a problem. Only thing is, my brother's was stiff as hell until we broke it in fully. I don't like the fact that springfield is manufactured in Korea (at least the one's i've seen and held had this written on the gun). A Kimber is the highest quality 1911 out there that will also fit one's budget.
     
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    Chris51080 I like pie

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    Are there any 'must have' options on a 1911? I am thinking either a Custom II or Stainless II from Kimber would suit me just fine. However, if any options really help the reliability, it would be good to know.

    The Tactical line also appears to have some good specs. I do like the Titrium sights.
     

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