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Re: What's your favorite 1911 brand?
« Reply #40 on: March 05, 2016, 07:55:18 PM »
My 3 favs....




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Re: What's your favorite 1911 brand?
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2016, 09:09:22 AM »
Love my Ruger Commander 1911
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What's your favorite 1911 brand?
« Reply #42 on: June 04, 2016, 04:24:30 PM »
Right now, I'm lov'n on my new  Colt. 200 rounds FMJ and 6 HP without a hiccup. She's approved for carry.

Why ?6? JHP?  I had exactly 15 rounds of the solid copper hollowpoints - that's a 6 round test and 8+1 on the hip.

I'm waiting on 50 Federal 230 HST and 50 Speer Gold Dots for the carry backup mags.

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Re: What's your favorite 1911 brand?
« Reply #43 on: June 04, 2016, 05:36:10 PM »
GT distributors has a pretty good price on 230 Gr +p HSTs. Just received 3 boxes that were on back order.
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Re: What's your favorite 1911 brand?
« Reply #44 on: October 28, 2016, 01:32:01 AM »
Oddly enough.  The best 1911  I ever had that ran good, had a decent trigger, and  exceptional accuracy, was a Remington R1.  All haddta fix was locktite the rear sight. 

I sold it to a buddy who absolutely loved it.

Several others, who shall remain nameless, ( prices irrelevent ) were problem children with FTF's, FTE's  and mediocre accuracy.

So guess who the (1) vote for Remington was.  :wave1:

I am NOT a big 1911 guy, but I would like to try a Dan Wesson and a CZ  1911, and see where they are at.

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« Reply #45 on: October 28, 2016, 06:26:07 AM »
Well, CZ does own Dan Wesson. But I have read that CZ stopped making their own brand of 1911s. So, they were not around very long.

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« Reply #46 on: October 28, 2016, 05:49:08 PM »
Well, CZ does own Dan Wesson. But I have read that CZ stopped making their own brand of 1911s. So, they were not around very long.

CZ Custom is still advertising custom shop 1911's.  I would go that route or a Dan Wesson if buying another 1911.

I would probably also go to CZC for a 97 BD.   You gotta figure, once you buy a bone stock pistol, replace the sights, buy the springs, do the trigger, grips,  etc, etc, A  CZ Custom or DW  really aint that much more.  And a PRO did it.  I cant speak for DW, but  the CZC  action & trigger  jobs are so slick, they may be too slick for a some people if that makes any sense.
 They almost feel like a hair trigger, which I just love.  :rocknroll2:
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Re: What's your favorite 1911 brand?
« Reply #47 on: January 10, 2018, 05:25:07 AM »
Springfield Armory for me! since i have owned more of them in the 1911 platform than other brands over the years.

i didn't see the MetroArms/American Classic line listed. another great and under-appreciated brand of 1911's on the market. i have owned three of them in various configurations and have been very pleased with them. well made and functioning 1911's that are very decently priced.
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Re: What's your favorite 1911 brand?
« Reply #48 on: January 10, 2018, 09:11:20 AM »
Roger's Precision, Heirloom, Greg Derr, Bunker Arms, Harrison Design, Pachmayer,  Chambers, many other custom smiths.

Depends on what I want it for.
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Re: What's your favorite 1911 brand?
« Reply #49 on: January 10, 2018, 12:25:37 PM »
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since this thread has been revived perhaps some folks might like to see what's being offered thru Gunslingers - a good site to make wishes come true (I've bought 3 (maybe 4, I'm old !) from them) :

http://www.migunslingers.com/
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Re: What's your favorite 1911 brand?
« Reply #50 on: January 10, 2018, 01:30:19 PM »
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since this thread has been revived perhaps some folks might like to see what's being offered thru Gunslingers - a good site to make wishes come true (I've bought 3 (maybe 4, I'm old !) from them) :

http://www.migunslingers.com/

I dealt with him 1 time. I had a Springer Customshop gun I ordered thru him. $3k gun, back around 2008 or so. It came in with an "idiot scratch" already on it. Springfield claimed it didn't ship that way, and that maybe someone at his shop took it apart. He claimed he did not. Springfield refinished the hard chrome frame - but then the frame didn't exactly match the slide's hard chrome after that....

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Re: What's your favorite 1911 brand?
« Reply #51 on: January 10, 2018, 01:32:45 PM »
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hmmmmm - I've had nothing but good luck there 
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Re: What's your favorite 1911 brand?
« Reply #52 on: January 10, 2018, 01:36:10 PM »
Well, I don't know who was at fault. But, somebody was....

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Re: What's your favorite 1911 brand?
« Reply #53 on: January 10, 2018, 03:13:16 PM »
Well, I don't know who was at fault. But, somebody was....

well - too bad that something like that happened - Gunslingers shudda made good on that deal - period
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Re: What's your favorite 1911 brand?
« Reply #54 on: April 22, 2018, 05:26:02 AM »
Best trigger in the sub-$800 category and lots of standard features for $400 street price. 

I spent an extra $50 on putting some of the GI stuff back on in favor of standard tacticool full length guide rod (can't one hand rack and I need the capped plug with cross-hatch for looks) and ambi-safety (too large and clunky, snags).

Y'all may not like inexpensive guns but I do if they work.  Cheap?  No....inexpensive.



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Re: What's your favorite 1911 brand?
« Reply #55 on: April 22, 2018, 05:56:10 AM »
Nothing wrong with cheap ..... I mean, inexpensive, if it shoots well. :)