View Poll Results: What's the best 1911 or 1911 style Pistol

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  • Taurus 1911SS

    11 21.15%
  • Colt M1911

    10 19.23%
  • Sig Sauer 1911 Elite

    1 1.92%
  • CZ

    2 3.85%
  • Wilson Combat X-Tac

    5 9.62%
  • Para Ordinance 1911

    4 7.69%
  • Kimber

    4 7.69%
  • Auto Ordnance

    0 0%
  • S&W

    2 3.85%
  • Remington

    0 0%
  • Dan Wesson

    2 3.85%
  • Rock Island

    3 5.77%
  • Norinco

    0 0%
  • Springfeild

    6 11.54%
  • Baer

    2 3.85%
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    Re: Best 1911 style pistol

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenWolf70
    Here you go again. That five more categories. Full size 1911, Mid size 1911 and Compact/Micro 1911 then you have internal and external extractors.
    I'm a purist only full sized 1911's here! Why mess with Art!
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    Re: Best 1911 style pistol

    OK, updates made. I didn't remove anything because there were already votes for them. I went with the Sig because of all the 1911's i've had the pleasure of holding, the sig just felt and looked awesome. The problem is the price, as it was well over 1K.
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    Re: Best 1911 style pistol

    I had to go with S&W on this one. I have a SW1911SC commander that has been absolutely trouble-free for over 40k rounds. I haven't even had to fiddle with the sights. I have had to replace the recoil and main springs, but that is just basic maintenance. My PT1911B in .38 Super is a very, very close second. I've had to drift the rear sight and replace the grips (for fit). Taurus 1911s are excellent weapons, but there are two features that I'm not too keen on; the ambi safety and the checkering on the bottom of the trigger guard. That being said there is no better value for an out-of-box non custom 1911 than the Taurus offerings, yes some of them need a little tweaking but that is the nature of 1911s.
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    Re: Best 1911 style pistol

    I don't count the Sig or the S&W as real 1911's since they depart from John Browning's design by having external extractors.
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    Re: Best 1911 style pistol

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenWolf70
    I don't count the Sig or the S&W as real 1911's since they depart from John Browning's design by having external extractors.
    You're killing me, I like a Sig. LOL!! I like the Colt a lot. I figure as a purist, that would be your first choice.
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    Re: Best 1911 style pistol


    Mine is an old Series 70 from about 1984. Wouldn't trade it. It's actually a gun I'm happy with. I'm too bony to carry it for SD, (and with apologies to Colonel Cooper, I don't/won't carry a SA cokec and locked.) So it's always been a range or house gun. Whenever something has needed replacing, I try to buy factory or issue stuff.

    (I put a Wilson Ejector in it once. Took it right out again. threw the brass so far I couldn't recover it.)

    For me, it's the same as one I carried in the military, and I'm happy with it. The trigger pull would probably not please most shooters, but after 25+ years, I KNOW where it breaks and don't want to mess with it.




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    Re: Best 1911 style pistol

    I voted dan wesson from the list but i personally like the Nighthawk about as well as anything that i have handled or shot!
    of course thats a lot, lot, lot of money!
    The Dan Wesson bobtail is really impressive as well.
    now of course i haven;'t shot a lot of the 1911 cutoms thats out there!
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    Re: Best 1911 style pistol

    I voted for the Taurus1911SS, although I don't like stainless.
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    Re: Best 1911 style pistol

    I went with the Taurus SS. The "best" does me no good, if I can't afford it.

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    Re: Best 1911 style pistol

    I just had my Taurus mistaken for a Kimber, again.... All be it at a distance until you get close enough to read "Taurus" on the side.
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    "If we waited for Washington to tell us when to plant, we should soon want bread." Thomas Jefferson


 

 
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