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    Default Need suggestions for a full size 1911.

    Hello all this will be my first 1911. Currently open carry a Glock 22 but its a little fat/wide at least for me. Very familiar with the 1911 platform what I am not familiar with is the quality difference between manufacturers. I have 1200 for the purchase and searching for a full size model in 45. Mainly seeking high quality fit and finish. I don't care about fancy engraving or anything like that just well made reliable firearm. Currently looking at sig and kimber. Any suggestions or info comparing manufacturers will be appreciated.
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    Sig, Kimber, Ruger, Smith, Colt, Wilson Combat. Pick one.
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    The Springfield "Mil Spec" closely equals the Colt Government Model 1911 except it has several "functional" features that enhance it and its performance, like titanium firing pin (safety against discharge if dropped), "high-hand grip" (heightened and reduced radius between grip front strap and trigger guard), lowered ejection port, original arched mainspring housing, taller fixed military profile sights, Match barrel and bushing, original spur hammer and two 7-round magazines. The Mil Spec is, in my opinion, the most bang for the buck (around $800 retail)1911 that is almost "stock configured" as a full size 1911 .45 ACP. I had a chance in 2007 to buy one in .38 Super chambering and like a fool, hesitated and lost that chance.

    I have a Colt Government Model Mark IV/80 Series .45 (purchased new in 1983) and if it were lost or stolen, the Springfield Mil Spec would be its replacement.
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    I agree with Stevejet. Springfield does a good job with 1911's for a decent price. RIA is another company for 1911's; they make a good serviceable 1911, but Springfield quality is superior.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevejet View Post
    The Springfield "Mil Spec" closely equals the Colt Government Model 1911 except it has several "functional" features that enhance it and its performance, like titanium firing pin (safety against discharge if dropped), "high-hand grip" (heightened and reduced radius between grip front strap and trigger guard), lowered ejection port, original arched mainspring housing, taller fixed military profile sights, Match barrel and bushing, original spur hammer and two 7-round magazines. The Mil Spec is, in my opinion, the most bang for the buck (around $800 retail)1911 that is almost "stock configured" as a full size 1911 .45 ACP. I had a chance in 2007 to buy one in .38 Super chambering and like a fool, hesitated and lost that chance.

    I have a Colt Government Model Mark IV/80 Series .45 (purchased new in 1983) and if it were lost or stolen, the Springfield Mil Spec would be its replacement.
    Thanks for a detailed response exactly the kind of info I was hoping for. Will certainly look into the springfields.
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    I had this Tac ops Sig, it was fun to shoot but rarely used it, just wasn't my thing I guess. All metal very aggressive grip If you run out of ammo you can kill the bad guy by throwing it in his face lol. Came with 4 mags, I'd recommend it to anyone but it's a bit expensive


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    Were I planning on purchasing a new 1911 pistol today and had around $2k to spend, I believe I'd, first, look at Nighthawk Custom offerings.
    Next, I'd look at Wilson Combat.
    Then I'd look at Springfield Armory Custom Shop pistols
    Believe it or not, CZ USA offers a fine 1911 line (Dan Wesson) and may be the best under $2k option..
    Les Baer pistols are definitely an option.
    I'd consider Ed Brown but his pistols need extensive breaking in.
    SIG-Sauer makes a very good 1911 but I dislike its looks.
    Kimber is in the running but they continue to have 'finish problems' (rust).
    I believe Colt charges too much for their name.

    If you're interested, I can speak more to these brands.
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    I'm not a Kimber fan. I believe the best value for your money in a 1911 right now is a Dan Wesson. A Nighthawk would be great but I haven't seen one for less than $3K in a while.

    Lots of deals here...I searched Dan Wesson 1911....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    Were I planning on purchasing a new 1911 pistol today and had around $2k to spend, I believe I'd, first, look at Nighthawk Custom offerings.
    Next, I'd look at Wilson Combat.
    Then I'd look at Springfield Armory Custom Shop pistols
    Believe it or not, CZ USA offers a fine 1911 line (Dan Wesson) and may be the best under $2k option..
    Les Baer pistols are definitely an option.
    I'd consider Ed Brown but his pistols need extensive breaking in.
    SIG-Sauer makes a very good 1911 but I dislike its looks.
    Kimber is in the running but they continue to have 'finish problems' (rust).
    I believe Colt charges too much for their name.

    If you're interested, I can speak more to these brands.
    Nice signature and thanks for the response. I honestly thought Dan Wesson's were more expensive. I checked a used one out before at a local shop and it was by far the nicest gun I've ever held. I racked the slide and it felt like it was on bearings. Really everything about the gun was smooooth. Do you have any experience with the A2's? My local shop has them for 1300 new.

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    Another vote for the Springfield Mil Spec I've had one for years It is in my avatar pic. Ive since done some modifications to mine, It no longer wears the rubber wraparound Pachmeyer grips but has double diamond walnut grips. I swapped out the arched MSH for a flat one, swapped out the military style grip safety for a upswapt beavertail style and replaced the mil style hammer with a skeletonized hammer. The pistol functioned just fine before I made the changes. The mods were more a matter of personal prefference.
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