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Old April 26, 2021, 11:11 AM   #51
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Funny! It's like magic, isn't it?

Normally followed by a chorus of my gun is better than your gun, my gun is better than yours my guns is better ...

Every time the subject of a 1911 .45 ACP comes up it becomes the same thing. Keep in mind the thread starter's budget is $1,000 or less. There are plenty of nice 1911 guns above the price point. The question is what is a nice 1911 below the price point?

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Old April 26, 2021, 01:32 PM   #52
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Funny! It's like magic, isn't it?

Normally followed by a chorus of my gun is better than your gun, my gun is better than yours my guns is better ...

Every time the subject of a 1911 .45 ACP comes up it becomes the same thing. Keep in mind the thread starter's budget is $1,000 or less. There are plenty of nice 1911 guns above the price point. The question is what is a nice 1911 below the price point?

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I already answered the question. I'll repeat my answer for your convenience; the best option is a Colt Government Model. Any other questions? Price?
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Old April 26, 2021, 03:26 PM   #53
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Thank you and I would have to agree. They will not go wrong with a Colt Government Model.



All series 70 including several Gold Cup versions.

They can likely find a Colt Government Model 1911 under their price point. Once they are in stock again. Then too there is no shortage of those who will disagree with both our opinions. I toss out several choices and let the buyer decide.

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Old April 26, 2021, 05:07 PM   #54
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Bingo!

I'm sure in the next few posts; someone will ask me how many Morris Custom Pistols I've had to fix.
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Old April 28, 2021, 10:12 PM   #55
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Hi all,
Some years back we had a similar such thread. One of the popular recommendations then was the Dan Wesson Heritage, which was about $1200. These days the Heritage in its newest SKU seems to be $1500. I’m not saying it’s not worth that, but that’s far enough away from $1000 that to me it’s out of the running.

I am not sure what’s the recommendation these days. I had a friend ask me and I honestly don’t know. I’ve owned a Colt, Springfield Armory, Smith and Wesson, and then a Wilson Combat. All of them had issues that needed tweaking. Is Colt still the standard with CZ now in charge (I almost think that would be an improvement)?

As a note, I’m talking a standard 5” government model.

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I own about a dozen 1911s. Many of them are Clark S70s.

Whilst I have not shot the Clarks extensively, my Kimber "Classic Gold Match" in blue is about the most accurate 45 ACP I can remember shooting.

I'm not saying the Kimber is better than the half dozen Clarks I own. I'm saying I've shot the Kimber lots and it is a superbly accurate handgun.

And, I bought a five pack of Rem "1911 Carry" handguns. Four of the five had excellent slide to frame fit. The last felt like a Series 70.

I've only shot two of them, and they do quite well. Not more than a hundert rounds between them.
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Old April 28, 2021, 10:27 PM   #56
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I own about a dozen 1911s. Many of them are Clark S70s.
Clark? I'm a 1911 guy and I am not familiar with a 1911 maker named Clark. Never saw such a company at the SHOT Show.

If you are referring to Clark Custom Guns in Louisiana, they aren't a manufacturer, they're a custom shop. If you have a "Clark" 1911, it's a pistol made by some manufacturer (likely Colt) and then customized and fine tuned by Clark. It's completely unfair to compare a gun like that against out-of-the-box, factory-made firearms.

I own a few Colts, and have owned others in the past. Springfield Armory sells a decent pistol but I would still choose a Colt over a Springfield at the same price point.
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I had a second year productin Kimber that someone wanted worse than I did. I regret selling it. Great gun. I have bought two other Kimbers since and have been disappointed both times. I know lots of folks love them but mine were not accurate and the fit and finish was not good. My Ruger and Springfield 1911s performance is much better.
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I am a big fan of Springfield at that price point. I spend another $30 and get rid of their two piece guide rod.
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