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Old 01-16-2019, 10:15 PM
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Colt, or Sig.
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Old 01-17-2019, 6:43 AM
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I’ve owned just about all the production 1911s, currently I have 3 Kimbers, 2 Colts, 2 Springfields, 2 Browns and a Wilson.

All the production guns have their pros and cons, none of them are perfect. Colts can be rattle traps, Springfields have more sharp edges then a coffee can full of razors and Kimbers often suffer from too tight and short chambers(the real cause of all thoughts FTF, not your magazine). Sigs have a funky slide, makes finding holsters difficult. DW’s are over rated, seen some crappy ones. But still a good choice.

Moral of the story, no matter what you get you can have problems or issues with it. Buy the one you like, but learn how to work on them. How to adjust that extractor, how to finish ream your barrel(so you’ll finally stop blaming your magazines). Replace low quality parts with better ones, production 1911s are the Harley’s of the handgun world. When you get a good one and know how to make it even better, it’s a whole lot of fun and will serve you well. If none of that sounds like fun or it’s worth it to you buy a Glock.
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Old 01-17-2019, 8:43 AM
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Iíve owned just about all the production 1911s, currently I have 3 Kimbers, 2 Colts, 2 Springfields, 2 Browns and a Wilson.

All the production guns have their pros and cons, none of them are perfect. Colts can be rattle traps, Springfields have more sharp edges then a coffee can full of razors and Kimbers often suffer from too tight and short chambers(the real cause of all thoughts FTF, not your magazine). Sigs have a funky slide, makes finding holsters difficult. DWís are over rated, seen some crappy ones. But still a good choice.

Moral of the story, no matter what you get you can have problems or issues with it. Buy the one you like, but learn how to work on them. How to adjust that extractor, how to finish ream your barrel(so youíll finally stop blaming your magazines). Replace low quality parts with better ones, production 1911s are the Harleyís of the handgun world. When you get a good one and know how to make it even better, itís a whole lot of fun and will serve you well. If none of that sounds like fun or itís worth it to you buy a Glock.
Man!! Havent you been paying attention to the interwebz??!! Making it better is the number one reason they have issues. You should never try to improve a gun designed and assembled to meet a price or point. Catastrophe will surely ensue.
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Old 01-17-2019, 1:33 PM
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Wilson CQB was probably the finest of all the 1911’s I’ve shot
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Old 01-17-2019, 6:42 PM
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Thank you! I love that gun, I've had it for several years now and seen many thousands of rounds.



When it is time for you to buy one, I highly recommend getting an older one with the Nowlin barrel. Not only do you get the better barrel, the finish is much nicer too.


Perhaps my only complaint against the Pro is the lack of an undercut trigger guard. The Les Baer comes standard that way. Itís a very slight difference in feel, but a good difference nonetheless.


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