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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    Best 1911 style pistol

    I've seen lots of polls on what's the best, well, how about narrowing it down. Of the 1911 style pistols, what do you think is the most functional and high quality. Price is not your objective. This is a "I won the lottery" scenario, and you can afford any model you want. I just named a few specific models where I could, but the manufacturer is the key here. If I missed a manufacturer, and you want it added, just post it up.
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    Sig Sauer SP2340
    Taurus PT 145
    Rossi 357
    Taurus PT 709SS
    Marlin XL7 w/ Nikon 3-9X50
    Mossberg 500A
    ISSC M22
    NEF Pardner 12GA Pump

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    Re: Best 1911 style pistol

    The short answer is none of those, unless you qualify your question to best production 1911. The "best" 1911 based on an "I won the lottery" scenario would be a full up custom 1911 by one of the top 1911 gunsmiths. Of the list you have the Wilson would come the closest, but you have so many competing custom houses (like STi, NightHawk, GunCrafters, Chip McCormick, Ed Brown, etc.) left out as to make the list invalid. Maybe you should break your list into three classes, Production, Custom House, and Named Single Gunsmith Customs. But the best 1911 would be a named single gunsmith custom 1911 made to my specs and made my way, at least for me and that's the great thing about 1911s.   
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    Re: Best 1911 style pistol

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenWolf70
    The short answer is none of those, unless you qualify your question to best production 1911. The "best" 1911 based on an "I won the lottery" scenario would be a full up custom 1911 by one of the top 1911 gunsmiths. Of the list you have the Wilson would come the closest, but you have so many competing custom houses (like STi, NightHawk, GunCrafters, Chip McCormick, Ed Brown, etc.) left out as to make the list invalid. Maybe you should break your list into three classes, Production, Custom House, and Named Single Gunsmith Customs. But the best 1911 would be a named single gunsmith custom 1911 made to my specs and made my way, at least for me and that's the great thing about 1911s.
    OK, lets go with Production only. Who do I need to take off the list, and who should be added? I'm no 1911 gooruu, i'm just curious. Believe it or not, i've never even shot a 1911, but i've always wanted one. Give me a definitive edit base, and i'll make the changes.
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    Taurus PT 145
    Rossi 357
    Taurus PT 709SS
    Marlin XL7 w/ Nikon 3-9X50
    Mossberg 500A
    ISSC M22
    NEF Pardner 12GA Pump

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    Re: Best 1911 style pistol

    For me personally it would be the Wilson Close Quarters Combat.

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    Re: Best 1911 style pistol

    Yes, Wilson is a custom house. Add Kimber, Auto Ordnance, S&W, Remington, SA, Dan Wesson, Rock Island (and there is another Philipino maker whose name escapes me), NORINCO, and probably a few others I have missed. Seems like just about everyone produces a 1911 lately.
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    Re: Best 1911 style pistol

    i dont have much trigger time with 1911's but i was really taken with a taurus 1911 i fondled at a gun show.. para ordanance makes a good 1911.. but the taurus is relatively cheap as far as 1911's go, was smooth as butter and had a lot of nice bell's and whistles.

    ya when i get around to getting a 1911 it's gonna be a stainless taurus, no doubt.
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    Re: Best 1911 style pistol

    I like any of the Kimber commanders in .45.

    I'm not crazy about any of the 5 inch 1911's. Just don't like the looks or balance. Just me.
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    Re: Best 1911 style pistol

    I was torn between the Taurus, though not the SS, never been into shiny guns, and the Colt. Just since it was the colts which fought for over 80 years (if you include those brought out for the first gulf war) and still fights across the globe.... Sure its not the highly tuned models but to me that doesn't matter its a piece or art! I will definitely add a colt to my collection, ( I will inherit one but would prefer the parents to stay around a bit longer, they are alright )
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    Re: Best 1911 style pistol

    Taurus 1911SS...just because it is a Taurus.

    Hey, why try to improve on "perfection"?





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    Re: Best 1911 style pistol

    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.
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