What's THE 1911 that I should buy/own/get?

Discussion in 'Beginner's Corner' started by knedrgr, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    Welcome to the forum! We're glad that you're here.

    Lets face it, it won't be your last 1911 that you'll own. But to help you with your decision, on your first 1911, before posting the question at hand, here are a few things to think about. You don't need to have an answer for all of these questions, but it can help to narrow down the selections.

    1) what's my budget?
    2) what will I mainly be using this gun for: range toy, home defense, carry, car/truck gun?
    3) if for carry, what's my build? Can I easily conceal a 5" barrel and a full frame? Do I want to?
    4) curve or flat trigger? ;)
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2011
  2. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    You mean, what the 1911's I need? :)

  3. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    What's the best 1911 for $1,000? ROFL
  4. dnuggett

    dnuggett Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
  5. KillStick

    KillStick Lovin Life

    Aug 17, 2011
    Save your money and get the Taurus, it will beat a Wilson,Baer,Brown, etc.... Hands down out to a thousand yards and is tighter than a murse zipper.
  6. djackson

    djackson Member

    Aug 18, 2011
    ^ lol. Leave his man purse out of this
  7. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011
    What-U talkin-bout willis???
  8. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    They are a bunch of haters. I posted a pic of our family trip to Disney at TOS and I had a LowePro camera slingbag on. These clowns seem to think that equates to a man-purse. Been a running joke ever since. Hardy har har.

    Last edited: Aug 19, 2011
  9. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

    Aug 18, 2011
    Paul and his murse. Classic!
  10. foxtrotx1

    foxtrotx1 New Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Can we post bacs guide from GT here?
  11. bac1023

    bac1023 1911 Collector Moderator

    Aug 15, 2011
    Its coming soon enough. :)
  12. ajstrider

    ajstrider Active Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    It doesn't matter what is in the bag, it is still a man purse...
  13. Hatter

    Hatter Makes **** Move

    Aug 23, 2011
    I disagree, I use backpacks for school to carry my books. I have a range bag to carry my guns and ammo. That's a camera bag to carry a camera and equipment.

    When you choose to carry a bag because you don't want things in your pocket such as your keys, wallet, or lipstick, then you're a damn fruit. Wallets go in pockets. Guns go in holsters. Cameras... debatable.
  14. CanIhaveGasCash

    CanIhaveGasCash Member

    Sep 11, 2011
    Cameras are meant to go around the collar of your hawaiian shirt whilst on vacation. :grin:
  15. deadite

    deadite #15 to Register! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    Don't tell anyone, but I hear through the grapevine that deadite wears a murse, too.


  16. Legion489

    Legion489 Member

    Oct 28, 2011
    OK, since no one wants to talk about it, here goes:

    Short version first:

    Kimber - crap
    Shooters Arms (Century-Phillipino) - excellent
    Taurus stainless - wonderful
    Colt - usually good to VG
    Springfield Armory - great

    Long version:

    Buy a Springfield Armory for customizing/carry/fun or Taurus for a carry/fun. Avoid Kimber (as I was told by a world class smith AFTER I bought a Kimber and found out why). The Shooters Arms beat the crap out of the Kimber as far as trigger pull and out of the box usefulness/useableness and is a solid gun that works 100% for a good price. Colt is good, but you are paying too much for the name.
  17. deadite

    deadite #15 to Register! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    Not so sure about he Taurus...also, Kimbers get a bad rap, I think. I had one and it was a good 1911. Don't forget about Dan Wesson. :)

  18. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Listed Kimber as "crap" and Taurus as "wonderful"? That's debatable.
  19. Mythree

    Mythree Banned Supporting Addict

    Oct 9, 2011
    Other way around I would argue. Kimber these days is marginal, Taurus I wouldn't buy, and will not recommend to anyone even with a small budget. My advice rather than a Taurus is save some more $$$ and rethink your purchase
  20. DAT85

    DAT85 BIG OL' BALD HAID ! Supporting Addict

    Aug 26, 2011
    Saving for good things is underrated.

    I would rather have even a Remington R1 over a Kimber or a Taurus any day.But,saving up for a Colt or something right around a Grand is worth the effort.


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