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Which 1911 to buy?

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    Puffer Fish with some spikes dukeofbluz's Avatar


     

    Which 1911 to buy?

    Well I purchased a Springfield XDm thanks to you guys, now how about advice on a 1911?

    I prefer stainless, Kimber, Smith and Wesson, Springfield or others?

    Let the advice fly!

    Thank you,
    Duke

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    Puffer Fish with some spikes LLave's Avatar


     

    Re: Which 1911 to buy?

    I myself would go after a Kimber.

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    Evolving Lead Puffer Fish cw_mi's Avatar


     

    Re: Which 1911 to buy?

    It all depends on what you want. A heirloom , a carry piece , something custom..etc ? There are so many options out there it is quite overwhelming. Check out 1911forums.com and spend some time researching.

    I'm pretty new to the 1911 thing and use mine strictly for range time, heirloom guns. My first was a Colt Delta Elite that has had some custom work done to it. Currently my smith is building up a Fusion longslide and I've got a Caspian damascus slide /Ti frame on order for my next one, all in 10mm.

    For out of the box performace I'd probably go with :
    Les Bear
    Springfield Loaded
    Dan Wesson

    But I'm sure there are many more out there.

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    Disillusioned Freethinker AStateJB's Avatar


     

    Re: Which 1911 to buy?

    How much do you want to spend...?
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    Puffer Fish with some spikes dukeofbluz's Avatar


     

    Re: Which 1911 to buy?

    Quite overwhelming is an UNDERSTATEMENT!
    My question was like asking, which cigar I would like.
    I have looked at so many 1911's in the past 4 days and read everything I could find, my mind is spinning.
    After looking at over 100, 1911's I kept coming back to a used custom built officers model, built on a Caspian frame and slide.
    This gun is sweet! i'll be picking it up Saturday!

    yes I spent more then I wanted lol

    Thank you,
    Duke

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    Evolving Lead Puffer Fish cw_mi's Avatar


     

    Re: Which 1911 to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by dukeofbluz View Post
    Quite overwhelming is an UNDERSTATEMENT!
    My question was like asking, which cigar I would like.
    I have looked at so many 1911's in the past 4 days and read everything I could find, my mind is spinning.
    After looking at over 100, 1911's I kept coming back to a used custom built officers model, built on a Caspian frame and slide.
    This gun is sweet! i'll be picking it up Saturday!

    yes I spent more then I wanted lol

    Thank you,
    Duke
    Please post some pictures when you get them and a range report after you've sent some lead downrange. I think you did awesome with a custom Caspian. Some of the best customs out there are based off of a Caspian frame and slide.

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    Alpha Puffer Fish nikonnut's Avatar


     

    Re: Which 1911 to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by cw_mi View Post
    It all depends on what you want. A heirloom , a carry piece , something custom..etc ? There are so many options out there it is quite overwhelming. Check out 1911forums .com and spend some time researching.

    I'm pretty new to the 1911 thing and use mine strictly for range time, heirloom guns. My first was a Colt Delta Elite that has had some custom work done to it. Currently my smith is building up a Fusion longslide and I've got a Caspian damascus slide /Ti frame on order for my next one, all in 10mm.

    For out of the box performace I'd probably go with :
    Les Bear
    Springfield Loaded
    Dan Wesson

    But I'm sure there are many more out there.
    Love the Deltas! My dad was a HUGE 10mm fan and when the Delta Elites came out he grabbed a first edition (#0011) and I have is stored away safely like the heirloom it is. OP, I see you already picked your poison (very nice BTW!) but as a 1911 junkie I'll throw my hat in the ring for anything from Wilson Combat. My CQB government model is a heirloom carry gun if that's possible!

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    Sons of Apathy Hermit's Avatar


     

    Re: Which 1911 to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by cw_mi View Post
    It all depends on what you want. A heirloom , a carry piece , something custom..etc ? There are so many options out there it is quite overwhelming. Check out 1911forums.com and spend some time researching.
    That makes a big difference. What would you buy if you were simply
    looking for the best functional tool and not necessarily a work of art?
    I might buy a $400 pipe when a corn cob would work just fine.
    What 1911 would you buy if ugly didn't matter?
    THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH!

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    Evolving Lead Puffer Fish cw_mi's Avatar


     

    Re: Which 1911 to buy?

    Quote Originally Posted by nikonnut View Post
    Love the Deltas! My dad was a HUGE 10mm fan and when the Delta Elites came out he grabbed a first edition (#0011) and I have is stored away safely like the heirloom it is. OP, I see you already picked your poison (very nice BTW!) but as a 1911 junkie I'll throw my hat in the ring for anything from Wilson Combat. My CQB government model is a heirloom carry gun if that's possible!
    That's awesome a Delta with that low a serial number. That is cool you carry your 1911 , but I just can't bring myself to do it. That is what the plastic guns are for.. LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by Hermit View Post
    That makes a big difference. What would you buy if you were simply
    looking for the best functional tool and not necessarily a work of art?
    I might buy a $400 pipe when a corn cob would work just fine.
    What 1911 would you buy if ugly didn't matter?
    Myself personally, I'd probably go with a Springfield TRP or Mil-Spec. Sadly they don't offer Springers (unless it's and old Linkless) in 10mm so I'd probably go with a Dan Wesson/CZ

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    Puffer Fish with some spikes dukeofbluz's Avatar


     

    Re: Which 1911 to buy?

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    Last edited by dukeofbluz; 12-17-2011 at 09:32 PM.

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    Disillusioned Freethinker AStateJB's Avatar


     

    Re: Which 1911 to buy?

    Very nice looking pistol you got there!
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    Leading Puffer Fish usrower321's Avatar


     

    Re: Which 1911 to buy?

    Gorgeous pistol. Looks brand new!

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    Galatians 2:20 bwhite220's Avatar


     

    Re: Which 1911 to buy?

    Well done putting it on a God of Fire box. Great purchase man! Congrats!
    I may be foolish but at least I do it with enthusiasim!

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    Evolving Lead Puffer Fish cw_mi's Avatar


     

    Re: Which 1911 to buy?

    Great pictures , stunning gun ! Enjoy.

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    Bottom Feeder Flynhir's Avatar


     

    Re: Which 1911 to buy?

    Just picked up a Kimber Ultra Carry II with Crimson Trace grips now that WI is CC!

    LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! nice quality, great gun

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