View Full Version : best 1911 "out of the box"?

04-23-2011, 9:46 AM
I recently bought a Kimber Custom II TLE/RL but was wondering who makes the best 1911s out of the box? I know of speingfield TRPs and Wilson Combat but what else is there?

04-23-2011, 9:48 AM
I heard sig 1911 was good out of box

04-23-2011, 9:53 AM
I heard sig 1911 was good out of box

Waiting for the GSR vs. TTT battle.

04-23-2011, 9:53 AM
Also heard sig was really good out out of the box. Got an XO last week still waitng the 10 days.

04-23-2011, 9:54 AM
It really depends on how much you want to spend... There is a bunch of different tiers in pricing out there... The Dan Wesson PM-7's are a REALLY good buy for a out of the box decent priced 1911...

04-23-2011, 9:54 AM
Les B's are awesome!

04-23-2011, 9:59 AM
Kimber TLE/RLII best out of the box.

04-23-2011, 10:06 AM
Springfield 1911 TRP :devil2:

04-23-2011, 10:14 AM
My Kimber stainless II was awesome right out the box. Of course I made some mods to make it better; VZ G10 grips, 10-8 grip screw, ambi safety and steel msh w/ magwell.

S dot
04-23-2011, 10:16 AM
hey tacdriver what round is that in your signature?

04-23-2011, 10:36 AM
I have a sig sauer 1911 xo and it is a tack driver, nice features included and it will shoot any commercial ammo I feed it. I will be selling it though because it absolutely hates swc that I reload so it has to go. If you don't intend on using swc then it is a great gun.

04-23-2011, 10:38 AM
hey tacdriver what round is that in your signature?

ive seen the vid of that pic its 7.62x39

04-23-2011, 10:39 AM
Springfield MC Operator?

04-23-2011, 10:41 AM
+1 for MC Operator .... Shoots like a dream!!

04-23-2011, 10:42 AM
out of the box for the price. My SW1911 @ $649 + fees. 2yrs ago at Wild Sports :D

Steve's Scar
04-23-2011, 10:43 AM
Colt government special combat hands down

04-23-2011, 1:30 PM
I don't have a lot to go by because have not fired a ton of different 1911's, but the standard SS SW1911 I bought 3 years ago has not had one hiccup in 3,000 rounds of all sorts of FMJ and HP (all 230 gr) and easily the most accurate handgun I own including all my 9mm's. Absolutely love it. I am sure the higher end Les Bauer's etc are amazing, but for a good price, I have loved my SW1911. Although the 1911 purists will rag on it for having an external extractor, I love this handgun more than any other I own, even the ones that cost me twice as much.

04-23-2011, 1:31 PM

Andy Taylor
04-23-2011, 1:36 PM
U.S.G.I. M1911-A1
Nothing else needed.

04-23-2011, 1:45 PM
Besides Wilson Combat, there is Cylinder and Slide, Springfield Armory Professional, Les Baer, Nighthawk, Ed Brown and I probably missed one or two semi custom 1911s. These are all hand fitted semi custom pistols, but not full customs. I included them, because you included Wilson Combat. If you're thinking factory level 1911s, my opinion is Springfield TRP. Colt still makes a great production 1911 as well and the Smith and Wesson E series is getting a lot of good reviews from Hilton Yam.

04-23-2011, 1:49 PM
I had a Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special that was flawless out of the box, but it was almost too tight.

I had a Dan Wesson CBOB that hands down, was my best ever pistol out of the box.

04-23-2011, 1:56 PM

Cyc Wid It
04-23-2011, 3:43 PM
Les Baer.

04-23-2011, 3:58 PM
Out the box, I'd have to say the best would be Wilson Combat.

04-23-2011, 4:04 PM
My favorite gun is a Baer but Baer's aren't the best gun out the box, they don't truly shine until they've been shot a bit. Mine came into its own between 3-5k down the pipe.

04-23-2011, 4:13 PM

Good place to start if you're looking for a quality 1911 out of the box.

As far as kimber's quality (or lack therof), I'd recommend reading the following.

04-23-2011, 4:14 PM
My favorite personal gun is a heavily modified colt 70's series with a bunch of work done. My next favorite shooter is my Dan Wesson PM7. The last one that I don't shoot is an Ithaca 1943 model. Its a safe queen and only been shot once.

04-23-2011, 7:08 PM
A Kimber TLE/RL II should be high up on the list when you factor in price too. A great gun.

04-23-2011, 7:59 PM
My favorite gun is a Baer but Baer's aren't the best gun out the box, they don't truly shine until they've been shot a bit. Mine came into its own between 3-5k down the pipe.


My Baer P2 is still tight (feels like brand new) after 4k, runs flawlessly now. It had a little hiccup in its first 200 rounds. I figure Baers are always going to be out of the box tight, and feel brand new.

04-23-2011, 8:25 PM
In my not so humble opinion (based on four high-end .45's in the safe), I believe Baer's Thunder Ranch Special is the best "right out of the box" 1911 you can get. Sure, it may take a while to break in, but as it gets better with use, so will you.

04-23-2011, 8:27 PM
Dan Wesson - Best out of the box for quality and price.

04-24-2011, 2:09 AM
For a budget. I would say a sig 1911. But "out of the box" you can get a $3000 1911. That is not really a good comparison to a $1000 1911.

You need to narrow it down.

04-24-2011, 3:35 AM
For the price? Dan Wesson.

If you want bells and whistles... Les Baer or SA Pro.