View Full Version : Pick My 1911!

September 7, 2005, 07:54 PM
Its gonna be stock, its gonna be shot, both fit my hand well, money no object, which one and why?


Eric Larsen
September 7, 2005, 08:14 PM
The 70 series.......JUST BECAUSE! :D :D

Shoot well.

September 7, 2005, 08:15 PM
Go for the GI look, be it of WWII or WWI. More "classy".

September 7, 2005, 08:23 PM
Repro? Ewwwwww.....
Money's no object? Then get the original and leave me in your will. :D

September 7, 2005, 09:19 PM
Then go spend a bunch of money on whatever-have-you-type options.

In the meantime, you have two things traditional 1911's don't.
--14 rounds of 45 ACP (in a grip size equivalent to a traditional 1911), and
--a sweet LDA trigger

I know this goes against the grain of 1911 thinking, but hey...you asked. If the LDA trigger is not your cup of tea, they make 'em in conventional SA 1911 trigger too. One hell of a package, either way.

September 7, 2005, 09:48 PM
I bought a 50s Colt Gov't 45....cost PLENTY... but you only live once and when you croak..no wealth goes with you anyway...my opinion

September 7, 2005, 09:59 PM
If you were going to customize it, I would say 70-series, but since you are going stock go WW1 Repro for the cool roll marks.

September 7, 2005, 10:02 PM
I second the Para.Shoot a Tac-Four,you'll never go back... :D

September 7, 2005, 10:40 PM
Sorry Para Lovers the choices are above, I dont think very highly of paras anyway..if I want DA MIM machine Ill buy a sig 220 :)

Colt only!


September 7, 2005, 10:46 PM

It doesn't get much purtier than a nicely blued Colt Commander with wood grips (unless you've got some real ivory laying around somewhere).

There's something about the looks of that gun, with it's trim looking barrel, spur hammer and that train-tunnel at the business end!

September 7, 2005, 11:03 PM
Colt Government model XSE or an older carbon steel Colt Combat Commander.

The XSE 1911's are the best 1911's to come out of Colt's factory in 30 years, so say the experts. That's some high praise.

The Combat Commander is a beautiful firearm - the proportions and lines are just about perfect.

September 7, 2005, 11:04 PM
Well... if money's really no object...

get 'em both!

So there...

September 8, 2005, 12:58 AM
I voted for the WWI, because it's what I would want for myself (actually, I want both of the above choices). Completely aside from WWI nostalgia, I think the original frame has a classy look to it. Also, many people have guns that are hot salt blued, but there aren't too many sporting Carbonia Blue at the range.

September 8, 2005, 01:18 AM
i own SA 1911 with powder coat immatation mother of pearl grips had a friend hand fit it. it is better than any kimber 7'' barrel with compensater.
but is has it's downs loud heavy and only 7 rnd mag

September 8, 2005, 01:21 AM
i used to own an argentina 1911 blues walnut grips and no grip safety linman hole it looked more down to earth

September 8, 2005, 03:16 AM
the 1911 of my youth, but I'd want a Combat Commander.

September 8, 2005, 08:13 AM
Its gonna be stock
Where's the skeptical smiley? We need a "how long before it gets all ninjafied" poll.

On an almost serious, curiosity getting the better of me note, what's the difference in the two options? I thought the WWI had the model 70 fire control group, so the only diff I can see offhand is flat mainspring housing and lanyard thingus. (?)

September 8, 2005, 10:42 AM
Different bluing, trigger, safety, hammer


September 8, 2005, 10:57 AM
For stock and for fun, get the WWI. Awesome looking hammer. All the neat old stuff. You freeze your butt off most of the year anyway. Get the one that's pretty to look at when it's too cold to go outside. :D

September 8, 2005, 11:04 AM
Kimber 25th anniv

Mine is just about perfect

September 8, 2005, 11:43 AM
You didn't specify whether stainless was an option. A stainless pistol might have an advantage in some weather conditions, making the S70 the only contender.

Other than personal preference and type of steel, the only significant difference is in sights, which could be a big deal for a pistol that will be a shooter.

BTW, could a decision on your personal purchase possibly lead to a group-buy opportunity? ;)

September 8, 2005, 12:38 PM
Those diffs are hard to see in those itty bitty pics on the Colt site. The eyes must be the first thing to go.

If it's blue vs park, or polished blue vs matt, let me know which is which and I'll go vote for the blue-er polisher-er one.

There's a zen thing about wiping down a fine old arm with an oily rag. Manganese phosphate just takes all the fun out of that ritual.

Did you finish rechambering your BHP to accept depleted uranium .45ACP?

September 8, 2005, 05:40 PM
WWI repro.


September 8, 2005, 05:48 PM
R.I.A. or norinco both dirt cheap and very reliable and accurate.the three best things a pistol can be.

September 8, 2005, 06:14 PM
R.I.A. or norinco both dirt cheap and very reliable and accurate.the three best things a pistol can be.

Please dont pollute a Colt thread with talk of RIAs and Norincos, I just ate too :)


September 8, 2005, 06:33 PM
For a bone stock gun..

Get the Repro!

And then tell us how it shoots :D

A Colt Repro or S70 would the only 1911 I'll own.. everyone needs one 1911, even the non-lovers :cool:

September 8, 2005, 06:59 PM
WWI repro.......

doesnt it have a series 70 system?

September 8, 2005, 07:07 PM
WW I--- looks retro.


Lt. G
September 8, 2005, 11:57 PM
Gotta love those WW1 Repros. I love the 2, I bought from you about a year ago.

But alas, I traded one for a NIB WW2 Repro,(which is great for my Colt collection), but I have always regretted it. (you wouldn't have a couple stashed would you, WA????)
Respect, Lt. G

September 9, 2005, 02:50 AM
Stashed? of course :)


September 9, 2005, 04:40 AM
I cast my vote for the 70 - life's too short to spend it with an inferior trigger..

September 9, 2005, 09:30 AM
Hell, eat peanut butter and jelly for a coupla months and buy both, pard! :D