1911 owners come on in

Discussion in 'Centerfire Pistols & Revolvers' started by shooter, Oct 11, 2006.

  1. shooter

    shooter New Member

    Sep 10, 2006
    was reading over at the sig forum the thread "What is the worst pistol you ever owned?"

    a couple stuck in my head..one was the Kimbers...i dont know much about them except i shot one at the range..no prbs that remember..they look nice thats for sure and the price isnt too bad..but lots of people complained about them

    next was the paro ord ..there again they look like great guns, i like the hi cap 45 mags, which is a major plus..but there again i saw them pop up about every page with a complaint.

    also a few complaints..very few that is was the springfields

    these actually are my choices for a 1911..and i found it dissappointing that all 3 got some bad press...with the springfield being the one with the fewest complaints ..para second and kimber having the most complaints

  2. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    I don't know who is complaining over there, but Kimbers and Springfields are highly regarded over here. Just sift through this forum and see. I do not own a Kimber, but I do have a Springfield V10 and love it, never had a problem.

    I do not like Para's because I have small hands and the Para is too wide for me.

    Good luck, but you can't go wrong with what I wrote.


  3. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 9, 2001
    Here at TFF
    Maybe the guys bashing the Kimbers and Springfields just can't handle a 1911. :confused: This pic is of my Kimber Custom Target 1911 in .45 acp. The target is a 3" dot and was shot at a distance of 50 yards. Twenty rounds fired and all hit the target. I've owned Springfields that will do almost as good with a little work. Para's need alot of work to be accurate pistols but will hold a good group afterward.

    Let 'um bash away. I have never personally seen a Sig do better.

    A few of us know better. :D

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  4. shooter

    shooter New Member

    Sep 10, 2006
    i think the kimber that got the worst rap was the TLE ?
    and i saw someting about the external extractor getting bad reviews..but when they had it fixed and put in a internal extractor..prb solved

    BIGBOOMER New Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    The Great Northwest
    I have a couple of Para-Ords in 45 ACP and I like them just fine. Both of mine are single-stacks.
    Best regards, BIGBOOMER
  6. azsigman

    azsigman New Member

    Dec 2, 2004
    Flagstaff, Arizona
    I, too, have seen the complaints about Kimber. I have a Pro Carry ll that I love. Any gun will seem to have people that hate them but the number of proponents far outnumber them.
  7. ironsight65

    ironsight65 New Member

    Apr 15, 2003
    I have a Kimber TLE II. Never had a problem. Great gun
    as far as I'm concerned.
  8. I really like the Springfields but I am partial to Springfields. So my .02 don't count
  9. LurpyGeek

    LurpyGeek Active Member

    Nov 30, 2005
    I don't know if "a few complaints" for each of them would qualify any for the title of "the worst pistol you've ever owned."

    Also, what are the specific complaints? One person might complain that a grip is too big, another too small. Someone might say that one is too heavy... All of these are opinions depending on peoples preferences. A firearm with repeated FTF or FTE would be a valid complaint.
  10. stetson

    stetson New Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    I have a loaded hi cap Springfield 1911 that I really like to shoot.It's been very dependable with no issues.I will change the sights at some point though
    because Ifind them small compare to other pistols.My hands are large enough
    to accomindate the wide grip for double stacked magazine.
  11. Shooter...that's like going to a Dumocrap web site and

    wondering why there bad mouthing Republicans........:D :D :D
  12. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    I know several Kimber and Springfield owners, and all of 'em like their guns.

    I've shot both Kimbers & Springfields, and both shoot just fine.

    If you like 1911's, know how to shoot them, and are comfortable with the recoil, then either a Kimber or Springfield will be fine for you.
  13. berto64

    berto64 Active Member

    Worst pistol I ever owned was a (gasp) 1911. A older Llama 1911. Wouldn't ramp consistantly, stovepiped frequently, and an all-around pain in the a$$!

    The guy that has it now thinks it's the Cat's Meow. Good for him.
  14. Just a guess.....:)

    But I think I know what yer problem is/was.........:eek:

    Lama, Llama, Llama, Llama ding dong.....;)

    Or was that "rama llama ding dong" ?......:D :D :D....I can never remember....:D
  15. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Well-Known Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Como se llama? El junko. :D
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