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I have had my eye on a couple of 1911's and im very interested in the Dan Wesson. I like the feel, the look, and the accuacy. It brings a lot to the table. Anyone else have any oppinions I can consider?
 
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If you don't know what you're looking at and why then you're over your head on a 1911.

I like the Springfield for all sorts of reasons. I don't like Kimbers for a lot of the same reasons.

Wilson Combat are hot.

But "best for the money" is not the paradigm you want to bring to a 1911 purchase.

"What's a decent gun, and I don't care what it costs?" That's what you want to consider.
 
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Slam Fire said:
If you don't know what you're looking at and why then you're over your head on a 1911.

I like the Springfield for all sorts of reasons. I don't like Kimbers for a lot of the same reasons.

Wilson Combat are hot.

But "best for the money" is not the paradigm you want to bring to a 1911 purchase.

"What's a decent gun, and I don't care what it costs?" That's what you want to consider.
1911s are not a gun to skimp on. The third-tier 1911s seldom run well.

In second-tier guns, I like the S&W. I agree with Slam Fire about Springfield over Kimber. I wouldn't even consider a Kimber.

In first-tier guns, I'd probably have a custom gun built by Ted Yost rather than buying a Wilson, Baer, or similar. Cost would be close.
 
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I also reccomend Springfield. You get a lot of gun for your money at SA. A base model GI springfield can b had for about 500 and will give you years of great service. Of course you upgrade from there, but if its a first gun I would stick with the plain 1911 Gi model.
 

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fatdogmgk said:
I also reccomend Springfield. You get a lot of gun for your money at SA. A base model GI springfield can b had for about 500 and will give you years of great service. Of course you upgrade from there, but if its a first gun I would stick with the plain 1911 Gi model.
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I would rather have a Kimber than a Springfield. The springfiels I've had were loose fitting and jammed all the time. The machine work on the Springers looks as if it were done with a hammer and chisel. At least it did in the 2 that I had.

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I like the Springfields. I also have a Taurus PT1911, Rock Island Armory GI, & a High Standard 1911. If I can save enough money, I would like to have a Nighthawk 1911 5" model something. The lower priced 1911's in my collection are good shooters & I'm glad I own them.
 

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I have my M1911 A1 from many many years ago and do not shoot it for personal reasons. I am looking at the Springfield Mil-Spec 1911. Test fired it and thought it would be a nice replacement firearm for the M1911.
 
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my 1911 sti spartan should be here wednsday or thursday. so expect a full range report. im gonna run it threw a ipsc match. shooting singlestack division.
 
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When you say the best for the value I can take that two ways.
There are a lot of 1911's cheaper than the Kimber- but in MYHO it's the finest and best made on the market. Everything fits to a T, the finish, grips & trigger are first class. My FFL has one of the largest and best stocked gun store in the SE, he's a master gunsmith with 38 years experience- his choice hands down is the Kimber. Once I got one I knew why.
 
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kimbers are great guns. i really want a warrior. i went with the sti cause its 600 and ITS AN STI
 
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my only problem with them is the same one i have with the springer mil spec. the front sight is not dovetailed in.
 

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Gunny the Gun said:
Rock Island, hands down.
Funny you mention RI, Gunny. I've sold a couple of them and those customers RAVE about them. Now, to be sure, they're not as purdy or slick as some of the others mentioned, but they shoot like original GI Colt Autos and, when we took them to the range with every dad-blamed kind of leftover, oddball, old - new - dirty - clean - ammo that was lying around...they went BOOM and not CLICK EVERY SINGLE TIME.

Not much of status symbol, but one hellova reliable and reasonably priced sidearm...IMHO!
 
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Gunny the Gun said:
Rock Island, hands down.
Funny you mention RI, Gunny. I've sold a couple of them and those customers RAVE about them. Now, to be sure, they're not as purdy or slick as some of the others mentioned
Not much of status symbol, but one hellova reliable and reasonably priced sidearm...IMHO!
Thats why I wanted one ;)
I wanted a 1911 that I could rough up a bit, something that I dont feel bad about taking to the range and dirtying up abit, something that is reliable and at a low cost. I had heard all they hype about them, and now I belive. I am damn happy with my purchase, I have a RI compact on the way :cool:
 
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