Mil Spec dithering

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by LPRoad, Mar 20, 2019.

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  1. LPRoad

    LPRoad Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 16, 2015
    I had a minor issue with my 1963 commercial Colt during last week's Wild Bunch match. It was an easy fix, but not something I could address at the range.

    I got to thinking I would like to have a back up 1911 for just such an event. I shoot traditional so it means no front strap treatment, no extended controls, no beavertail grip safeties, etc.

    I have considered Colt, SA, Remington, and various Philippine made offerings.

    I'd be interested to hear what my fellow addicts prefer in the way of simple 1911s or maybe more importantly, which to avoid.
     
  2. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
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  3. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    I'd look at the Colt Series 70 repros, real nice guns, reasonably priced.
     
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  4. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 10, 2017
    A colt 1991 is great quality for you right now as a backup. It has somewhat easier to see sights then a series 70 repro if that is an issue. It is just a bullet proof basic gun.
     
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  5. LPRoad

    LPRoad Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 16, 2015
    That's nice, I had no idea that NHC offered such a thing. Might have trouble selling my wife on the idea:)
     
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  6. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    The S70 repros have decent sights, same as the 1991s without the dots.
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  7. gun_fan111

    gun_fan111 Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2014
    It was a special run, although of course they may be willing to build a similar gun as a custom order. I am sure custom order will cost a lot more though... Maybe that is the right angle for that conversation - the $2,000 savings over custom order
     
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  8. Yoemen66

    Yoemen66 Well-Known Member

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    Aug 10, 2017
    Have they changed the series 70? I had one a few years back and it had a smaller rear site similar to the original models. That was one of the upgrades of the 1991 was it had a more visible rear sight.
     
  9. LPRoad

    LPRoad Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 16, 2015
    The new series 70 reproduction has higher profile sights than the original series 70. The first thing I did to my '63 was have Harrison repro sights installed.
     
  10. WC145

    WC145 Every day is Saturday and every night's a party!

    Jan 1, 2013
    Mine is 3 or 4 years old, one of the most recent iteration of S70 repros. Not sure what what offered before.
     
  11. Nick Rice

    Nick Rice Well-Known Member

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    Feb 2, 2017
    I've had good luck with my new 70 series Gold Cup. I like to call it a 71 series. Dan Wesson is nice too.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
     
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  12. Greg45acp

    Greg45acp Double Secret Banned Supporting Addict

    Oct 31, 2016
    My Series 70 repro shot very well.

    Now I’m taking a belt sander and a blowtorch to it :D
     
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  13. cgff

    cgff Well-Known Member

    Aug 24, 2015
    Options colt, Springfield, or a Dan Wesson A2 the DW does have a BTGS & dove tail sights
     
  14. WhoIsJohnGalt?

    WhoIsJohnGalt? We Are! Supporting Addict

    Feb 20, 2018
    I enjoy this SA Mil-Spec, adorned a’la “Longmire” haha.

    The changes made to the gun have been relatively few:

    Challis grip screw bushings
    Long-reach Harrison Custom trigger
    Stag grips from Lone Star Custom Grips



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