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Old 11-01-2012, 07:36 AM
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Great Post! Thanks for the great info. A must read.
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:31 AM
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all very good points and will help me when I decide to go my local gun store. I wish my dept let us use the 1911... we are stuck with issued Glocks. I am not a fan of DA pistols for duty carry! I used a Browning Hi Power for the 14 years I spent in the military. I think a SA pistol is much safer, that extra split second it would take a grub to try and pull the trigger could save you life.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:32 PM
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Nice.... Wish I could have read this 10 years ago...
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:22 PM
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Nice post but a couple questions.
-What are some of the manufacturers that have forged barrels, slides and frames?
- What are some of the 1911s that use minimal mim parts?

Just trying to save some research time
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:39 AM
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Thanks for the info!
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:32 AM
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pawn shop offers cheap 1911!

Yeah..its really informative. We too come across many 1911 buyers at our store...They are surely gonna appreciate these tips! Thanks
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Old 11-30-2012, 03:57 PM
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No cast frames? So NO Smith and Wesson 1911 Sc (scandium alloy frame)?

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:23 AM
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Don't get all caught up in the glitzy adds and the name game. I've had a Colt Combat Commander since the 70's. Good gun, replaced the sights and but a better grip safety on it. But still not a favorite. Then couldn't pass up a great buy on a Remington R1 when they first came out. Several thousand rounds later, no problems, good shooting gun and looks like what a 1911 was designed to look. My favorite though is a Sig Nitron 1911. Wow, thing shoots great, comfortable, but strays from the conventional 1911. I don't think you can do much better at any price, and this one was about $820. I have a couple of friends with the Taurus 1911 and they shoot a bunch and no problems. I have seen high dollar guns quit on the range and in classes much more frequently than the ones I have mentioned.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:47 AM
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Follow these guidelines and you will save $$$ in the long run -
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Old 12-11-2012, 07:50 AM
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This is great. Good job.

I would add good sights as an addendum. When I first started in law enforcement there were still a lot of 1911s in use on patrol. Some of them were pretty much mil-spec. The one thing that frustrated people with these guns was the sights. Good sights make a huge difference.

Also, for the first time 1911 buyer, please read this: http://www.gungab.info/00006.html#19113
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:12 PM
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Thank you sir, put that one in my archive file along with another on what to look for when purchasing a used revolver. Nice to have that information at ones fingertips if/when asked it allows the ability to provide concise, meaningful information from a reliable and referenced source.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:36 AM
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Good advice, I'll remember this for next 1911. Just picked a new TRP up two days ago but already want another. Thanks again
I bought the TRP in stainless, but now inward another! Lol

This is good info. When I bought my TRP, I chose it out of the canines based on fitment in my hand, finish, and the overall feel, compared to about 30 other 1911s I had a choice from. The $1700 price tag was a bit to swollen at first but after a year of owning this gun (first 1911 for me) I have no regrets.
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Old 12-13-2012, 04:08 PM
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DSK I completely agree with some of the other posts. This should be required reading for all new members like myself. It "would have saved me a lot of money" on my first 1911. It's really, really good. Thanks
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:41 PM
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Thanks for taking the time and effort to offer up your insight and experience for all to peruse.
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Old 12-30-2012, 04:49 PM
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Great info thank god i asked around before i bought mine. Its the later two lol.
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:14 PM
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Thank you, thank you, thank you. Fortunately I heeded all you advice on my first purchase yesterday. I bought a sig sauer and I'm hoping its decent
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:51 PM
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Great check list for us first timers. Thanks! So based on this list, which first time 1911 .45 would you recommend? Sig, Springfield, or kimber?
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Old 01-02-2013, 04:52 PM
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Thank you, thank you, thank you. Fortunately I heeded all you advice on my first purchase yesterday. I bought a sig sauer and I'm hoping its decent
I was looking at three of those earlier this week might get one
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Old 01-03-2013, 05:34 PM
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Great list! I have done a lot of reading about troubles with 1911s, and most of them stem from unreliable magazines. Still saving my money for a Kimber, I bought 6 Wilson Combat Elite Tactical Magaazines. About a month and a half later I was finally able to buy a Kimber Custom TLE II just in time for Christmas 2012. It was used, but just broken in, and has a Smith and Alexander mag well on it. I really like that addition, as it gives me a little extra grip room and allows the 8 round mag and base pad to be flush with the butt of the pistol. No feeding problems whatever. Great magazines for a great pistol!
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:26 PM
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Excellent info. Haven't shot my trophy match yet, was wondering if I should clean first. Now I know. Thanks
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:44 AM
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I would add, don't buy one online until you have handled that same make and model, if you can rent the one you want at a range, do it.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:36 PM
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Thanks for the good advice.
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Old 01-15-2013, 03:31 PM
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Good post! Wish it would have been up years ago. It sums it up well, when I had to search all over the place just to get the same info subject to millions of biased opinions. I will pass it on to a friend who is shopping right now.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:10 PM
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I don't like the 2nd one. It scares me and why do we need it anyway. Let's ban it.

Sorry, I had to do it.

Great, straight forward advise. It is so easy to get caught up in the bells and whistles. Back to the basics advise is always good.
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Old 01-22-2013, 08:50 AM
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This has been Extremely helpful!!!


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