Skip to comments.ultimate 1911 handgun(please serious and experieced shooters respond only)
Posted on 07/26/2008 9:45:42 AM PDT by zeeshan
please the experienced and very serious shooters may add to the list of ultimate handguns in 1911 out of there knowledge and experience.(it would be more help full that if you recommend one gun onlyalong with its manufacturers name and specific model repectively).
slightly compact models will be more appreciated(for concealed carry but without in any way compromising accuracy and durability). thanks zeeshan
respond to what? did you ask a question? is this a vanity? am I talking to myself? One wonders...
Obviously it all depends on price, but assuming that we are talking about something within the range of normal, I would say look at the Kimber’s. I have a Kimber Custom Target that is just fantastic. They also have a number of non-full sized 1911’s that a number of people I know have, and all are great.
Yep Kimber 45 pro-carry love it its the best shooting gun I’ve ever shot.
From your other posts I seem to gather that you are a bit shy of a Glock. I have never had the problems you describe and I am Right hand-Left eye shooter as well. Have you tried a Glock in .45?
That would be a Kimber Ultra Carry
The military 1911 have been known to shoot 250,000 rounds without a problem. That is hard to beat.
Why don’t you go to a gun thread for this assistance? Are you quizzing us to see how many of us know anything about guns?
The semi-auto's are sexy but when your life is on the line, you can't risk having one of their protruding angles snag your clothing...even for a fraction of a second. Secondly, a semi-auto has a lot more moving parts than a revolver, unless you will be taking your carry piece to the range every week, you have to remember to let the magazine springs "relax" or, deal with the prospect of a malfunction at the worst possible moment.
When you need a concealed handgun to function at any time you need it, strongly consider an enclosed hammer revolver.
Glock 29. You can just pretend it’s a .45 and still kick a 1911’s ass.
You’ve got fine taste. I like that very much, but if funds are not a problem I’d pick up one of the Custom Family Ultra II’s.
Sorry but you asked an ignorant question but want expert answers. You need to assess what it will be used for, how it will be carried, number of rounds, size vs hands size, grip, sights... It’s NOT just about what is the best gun. Go to a range, learn to shoot, try many different styles, pick one, problem solved...
The recommendations for Glock and Kimber are great places to look. My son, who was in Marine Presidential Security forces, chose a Glock 36. He thinks that passions run higher for and against on Glocks than a lot of other pistols. Springfield Armory has an XD model that has had good reviews. Generally you want a single stack magazine. Unless your hands are large, you dont get a proper grip. As one responder mentioned, extended magazines are a problem also. His recommendation of checking out S&W revolvers is good also.
When I got my permit the instructor said to fire 3,000 rounds before you are really competent. I would append that by saying you need two or three times as many dry fires as you practice at the range.
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Hope yer well Patton !........Stay safe !
I am fine, but all my guns fell out of the canoe, last time I flipped it.
“When I got my permit the instructor said to fire 3,000 rounds before you are really competent. I would append that by saying you need two or three times as many dry fires as you practice at the range.”
Sound advice. I’ve been shooting for over 40 years, and with my kids for the past 20 plus years. There is absolutely NO substitute for solid skills practice and PRACTICAL simulations. I encourage folks to find a local IDPA group and get involved in their shoots. The scenario shooting model is excellent for developing skills that more closely approximate real life situations than you will ever get when just occupying a shooting lane at your local range.
As far the choice for a .45 cal semi... I really like the Chas Daly that I carry. It’s cheap enough that you don’t fret over every potential ding, and yet the classic 1911A1 construction gives you a great platform for add-ons and custom work, if you choose. I did a basic trigger job on this one, fitted a new barrel bushing, added a stronger extractor, and replaced the factory grips with hard rubber grips (Pachmyrs I had laying around). It’s been completely reliable for well over 7,000 rounds. Fits like a well worn glove.
The Kimbers and Springfields and the custom guns out there are very nice. However, for affordable reliability, I’ll take the Chas Daly.
Canoe retrieve em ?:o)
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