I have quite a few 1911s and "1911 style" guns, they all seem to be reliable (I'm not saying every make is reliable, just that I seem to have lucked out). I did have a Taurus 1911 when they first came out - of the 5 guns owned by people I knew, mine was the only one that did not break. Then again I only shot it a little. I traded it off while it was still OK.Well - I know that there are both reliable and not so reliable 1911’s, and those descriptions probably can be found with most make / models, but I would really like to hear what y’all think. Price and accouterments are not to be considered, just plain old reliability.
Thanks - kw
A bad mag is easily diagnosable as is bad ammo, so I wouldn’t consider either as a reliability issue. If you pour water in your car’s gas tank making it run crappy, do you consider your car unreliable?!?I believe 4......
Good point. And if you come across a bad mag....is the gun no longer reliable?
Actually no. I can run down a list of people including LE that had a lot of problems with Kimbers. Worst of all was the company's attitude about problems. Couldn't possibly be their fault.My Kimber has been reliable since it came out of the box. I think with most manufacturers you will find someone who has had problems, but Kimber actually has a good rep.