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.
Guns are eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeevil !......:o)
I sold all of mine !
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)
The ultimate 1911 for concealed carry is the Springfield Armory Ultra-Compact V-10. There is no substitute for this firearm since no other company offers a ported barrel at this price.
The ultimate 1911 in a full sized government model is the one I just finished shooting this morning. It’s a Taurus stainless 1911. It has every feature anyone can desire for around 600 dollars. The only downside is the cheap plastic grips which was probably intentional. I already put in my order for a new set from here:
Thanks for the advice about IDPA. I don’t remember seeing Chas Daly at the gun shows. I will look for them.
Obviously...you don’t have enough guns if they didn’t sink that canoe before you flipped.
Jeez, not this **** again!
See what happens when you make love in a canoe? You’re F-ing close to water!
The ultimate 1911 would be a complete, from the ground up, custom build. If you want the absolute best I suggest you contact one of the absolute best 1911 smiths. A few that come to mind are Ted Yost of Heirloom Precision, Stan Chen of Legacy Custom, CT Brian, Ned Christiansen, John Harrison, and Chuck Rogers.
Go over the the Louder Than Words forums to see examples of their work.
Isn’t this the 3rd time you’ve posted this?
If you don’t want or cant afford a full custom gun I would suggest going with a semi-custom from Les Baer, Ed Brown, Nighthawk Custom, or Wilson Combat.
These are all 70 series guns and don’t have any unnecessary safety devices (anti-litigation devices) that modern Colt 80 series and Kimber series II have that screw up the trigger pull.
Additionally, unlike some Colts and Kimbers, all of these guns will run right out of the box. Not that Colt and Kimber donâ run, but it’s certainly more hit or miss.
They cost a little more than a new Colt, Kimber, or SA but they are worth it. You get what you pay for.
What guns? I don’t have any guns. Evil things, they will jump up and shoot somebody.
Or blow up ...............
Yep, after considerable exhudation, they engage in spontanious combustion, and self-dissasemble right there on the hard stand.
But only in large calibers.
I have to agree with Kimber.
I conceal carry a howitzer. By necessity I must wear really loose clothing.
It's the best 1911 I've ever fired...including the expensive ones!
I love mine. It didn’t fail yesterday and it was so accurate even with my loads. I thought I would have had to break it in but it just kept running and running.
The plastic grips just have to go. My new grips should be here in about two weeks. I want to post pictures of it when the grips are installed.
The other thing is I want to cut back the grip safety a little more. I started to take a higher hold and I was having trouble keeping the safety off. It shouldn’t be that touchy.
When I first received it, it was shooting about 18 inches at 60 yards away. I sent it back to the factory and they gave me a shorter rear sight. The thing is dead on now.
My son's Ed Brown. Those grips are from the same maker as the ones I orders. They are custom grips to your specs.
The great thing about this pistol is the point of impact doesn't seem to change from my son's ammo to factory to my reloads. Remarkable.
Yes, but none of those manufacturers offer a ported barrel. No muzzle flip.
My Springfield Armory Champion with a set of bone grips made be me. They aren't that pretty but I like the thickness which can't be had from most makers. Monkey Grips will make a "Chunky" style up to .300" thick.
Compact. Lightweight. Reliable.
Huabitze caliber is not measured by bore size - it is the ratio of the bore to the barrell length.
So you must wear REALLY loose clothing.
I had to qualify with one that had over a 2’ group at 15 yards. It needed a rebuild.
I also had to shuffle when I walked...
LOL! Call a doctor, if that lasts more than four hours...
At least the third time that I’ve seen. Phishing for something?
1911’s need a new recoil spring after 10,000 rounds.
I also needed to send six Wilson magazines back because they were worn out. Three had to be replaced and the other three needed new followers and springs.
He sounds like some kid who had no idea about firearms so he doesn’t know how to ask or what to ask.
Not a problem. We all started somewhere.
WWCKD (What Would Capt. Kirk Do?)
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