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Old 05-21-2016, 01:56 PM
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As someone looking at purchasing his first 1911 THANK YOU for this post.
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Old 06-12-2016, 01:45 AM
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Just curious about the forged component recommendation. Who currently manufactures a 1911 with forged frame and slide.?? Taurus is the only one I know currently making 1911's with a forged frame. The Pilipino manufacture whose name escapes me at the moment. Claims a forged frame 1911 is on the drawing board and in the near future. Please let me reiterate. I'm curious if there are some out there I'm not aware. I do not wish to start a forged vs investment cast debate.


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Old 07-14-2016, 05:40 PM
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There's a lot to be said for buying a used 1911, in fact any used firearm. But I guess that is a whole other post.....
DSK, great post!
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Old 07-14-2016, 09:04 PM
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As someone looking at purchasing his first 1911 THANK YOU for this post.
I'd like to say Thanks as well. Been on the outside looking in for a while, did a lot of research and bought a Dan Wesson Guardian 9MM. I don't have it yet due to the massive amount of red tape here in The People's Republic of New York Love the forum, glad I joined. There is an incredible amount of info available here.
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Old 10-30-2016, 12:09 PM
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To make it better what brands to ovide and witch is bets
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Old 11-03-2016, 07:35 AM
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I wish I had joined this Forum and Read this post 10 years ago when I got myself back involved with 1911's. My previous association was the Marine Corps as a Force Recon and MP. I would have never bought that Llama 45. That was my first lesson in learning the meaning of Caveat Emptor. Good guns ain't cheap and cheap guns ain't good. Thanks for the post and thread, great knowledge for the anyone considering a 1911 purchase.
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Old 11-06-2016, 09:34 AM
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I wish I had joined this Forum and Read this post 10 years ago when I got myself back involved with 1911's. My previous association was the Marine Corps as a Force Recon and MP. I would have never bought that Llama 45. That was my first lesson in learning the meaning of Caveat Emptor. Good guns ain't cheap and cheap guns ain't good. Thanks for the post and thread, great knowledge for the anyone considering a 1911 purchase.
what is wrong with the llama? I heard about them but never shot one? are they jamomatic?
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Old 11-28-2016, 06:11 PM
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great info thanks. What brand of 1911 do you think is one the best? Best meaning quality and features.
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Old 12-14-2016, 04:25 AM
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Seriously?

Man go buy a Rock Island GI model and move forward with your life!
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Old 12-19-2016, 06:04 PM
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First pistol I ever owned was a full size Llama MAX-I/45. Not a bad gun, decently accurate, lousy finish, and not a true 1911 clone. Standard 1911 mags don't fit quite right. They lock in, but they're angled a little different, so they don't feed correctly. I carried mine for probably 5 years, and got tired of it rusting.

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Old 12-19-2016, 06:07 PM
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I currently own a SAM Scout, and it's a good shooter. ATI is made by SAM, so I can definitely say they're a decent pistol that won't break the bank. Rock Island and Metro Arms are also good.

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Old 12-24-2016, 01:35 AM
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great info thanks. What brand of 1911 do you think is one the best? Best meaning quality and features.
Go to the Rock Island, Armscor website.
Choose your poison!
http://armscor.com/
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Old 01-08-2017, 08:32 AM
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So I remember reading this post over 4 years ago when the bug to buy my 1st gun, a 1911 was activated. This past week I finally purchased my 1911. Got a WC Tactical Carry Professional. My list of could be's was very large early on but after the 1st year researching I had narrowed it down considerable. Went to the range yesterday, shot 18 mags through her with no issues. I'm a very proud 1911 owner and thank you to the collective group for this post.
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Old 01-15-2017, 03:52 AM
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I hate to be the mutual admiration society party crasher, but basically ALL 1911 handguns feel basically the same! So all this yap about "make sure it feels right"...is pure BS. One can buy ANY, CHEAP, 1911, and install whatever trigger, hammer, grip safety they desire and have a "high-end" feel gun!

A 1911 is a 1911...thumb safeties, grip safeties, slide releases, grip panels, and all that aside.

The ONE "rule" of buying "your first" 1911 is: DON'T GET SUCKED INTO PAYING A SMALL FORTUNE!"
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Old 01-15-2017, 11:26 AM
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Kilibreaux, I believe the "Feels right " refers to the over tightness/slop,and the tactile difference of the grips.
My 1911 is a Rock Island in 9 mm, and I going for the Rock Island 10 mm shortly, I like the feel and I like the price, and I like the service from Rock Island.
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Old 02-01-2017, 10:35 AM
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Kilibreaux, I believe the "Feels right " refers to the over tightness/slop,and the tactile difference of the grips.
My 1911 is a Rock Island in 9 mm, and I going for the Rock Island 10 mm shortly, I like the feel and I like the price, and I like the service from Rock Island.
I both do and don't want this to be me.
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