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  1. 1911 in 2011 - Best choice to commerate 100 years?

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    I admit I don't know much about pistols. This being the 100th anniversary year of the 1911, I'd like to get one...to keep for good. I do want to shoot it but it's primarily a nostalgia kind of thing. I want one of good quality...and manufactured in the USA. I don't think I'd spend more than...
  2. M9 vs. 1911

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    The title says it all lets hear it guys!
  3. Best 1911??????

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    Lookin at gettin a 1911 and i know theres alot of companies making them.For the money which is best and how many diffrent manufacturers are making them?????
  4. 1911 or M9?

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    I like both the 1911 .45 ACP and Beretta M9 but which one is truly better for self defense and why? Thanks!
  5. Need Help to Identify a Colt 1911A1

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    I've mentioned my 1911 Colt .45 online several times and I've referred to it as a "Franken-45" that I had thought my Dad had put together out of parts. Although it most certainly has been modified somewhat, I now believe that the slide and frame belong to the same gun, and are not random parts...
  6. 1911's too many to choose from!

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    I’m looking to purchase a 1911 and have been looking at all of the following models. With so many to choose from can anyone offer some advice in narrowing my search down to the best model to get? Springfield TRP, Springfield Loaded, Kimber Tactical Custom II, Kimber Custom TLE II, Kimber Royal...
  7. 1911 failure questions

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    I'm shooting a Colt Gold Cup Series 80. I bought it new, and had it tuned by a professional. I have about 1,000 rounds through it. At the range this morning, I was doing some close range speed shooting at the FBI Q target. The failure was the first I've seen, and I hope someone out there can...
  8. 1911 conversion kits and slide interchangeability

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    I'm feeling kind of ignorant, but that's nothing new :D Will the slide/spring/barrel of a commander model fit on a full size frame? -Taking Cover Thanks EMC2
  9. Colt Gold Cup main spring questions

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    My uncle has a model 1911 .45ACP Colt Gold Cup pistol. He says it came with 2 springs from the factory, one for hard-ball full deal ammo and one for lighter target loads. He has lost the lighter of the two springs from the factory and needs to know what the spring is rated at so he can order a...
  10. Springfield XD .45 Vs. Colt 1911

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    I've finally picked what caliber I want. Im going .45! I should have known from the very start. Seeing as I love to shoot the "man stopper." But now of course, Im faced with the issue of what gun to purchase. I've pretty much narrowed my top choices to the Springfield XD or a Colt 1911. I've...
  11. A 1911 style pistol for the shooting range

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    Hey Every one, I am going to the Gun Show at Ft Worth this saturday and was wondering if you guys could give me some advice. I have shot the Para and the S&W before and I like them both. I am looking for a 1911 chambered in the .45 ACP and have the following guns in mind: 1. Para Ordnance P14...
  12. 1911 which Colt or Clone?

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    I have to buy a model 1911 in 45ACP( Yep I'm forced to buy a 1911 stylepistol Poor Me Right). The choices are many. So many it makes it hard to choose. I have seen and heard many tales of frustration and a lack of confidence on some of the clones. 2 catagories are the ones who have marketed...
  13. 1911 ? Who Makes The Best One ?

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    Always Want To Own A 1911. It Seams Like Every Gun Manufacture Is Making One These Days. It’s Hard To Decide What I Should Get. If That Wasn’t Bad Enough They Have Many Different Modules To Choose From. I Like To Get A Full Size 1911. No Compact Or Subcompact. Must Be Accurate With Easy Trigger...
  14. Help guide a 1911 Newbie

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    I am interested in acquiring my first 1911 style handgun. I currently own a SIG P228 and a Springield XD-9 and am happy with both guns. I was very interested in the new SIG GSR 1911 style gun. It retails for $1077 and seems to be constructed of quality components. Has anyone seen/handled one of...
  15. Colt 1911 Dissasembly Question---Mainspring Housing Removal.

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    I would like to replace the arched mainspring housing on my old pre-war A1 military colt with a flat 1911-style (WWI) mainspring housing with lanyard loop. My question is, can this be done by just removing the mainspring housing unit via removing the mainspring housing pin? (and then...
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