Discussion in 'The 1911 Forum' started by 76Highboy, May 28, 2012.

  1. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
  2. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    The only real dilemma is between the SA and the Ruger. the other 2 are overpriced. But all are great 1911s

  3. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Ya, I'de really like the Colt, but the price!!! I will be able to afford it shortly, but it's letting the cash go.
  4. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
  5. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    Nice. all youd need is a T shirt that says EXECUTIONER on it.
  6. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    Funny, but what do you think of Gary Reeder. Is it worth it?
  7. hogger129

    hogger129 Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2009

    Colts are nice, but I look at them more like a collector gun that I'd be afraid to carry and ruin. The reason I avoid Kimber is their customer service. Ruger is really nice from what I hear, but I haven't seen them around my area.

    I own a Springfield, so maybe I'm just biased. Great customer service and they make a pretty good 1911 without that firing pin block BS in it. It's just that the factory mainspring is too heavy along with a heavy firing pin spring = trigger is a turd. Or at least mine WAS.

    Have you also considered a Smith & Wesson 1911? Or a Rock Island Armory 1911?
    Last edited: May 28, 2012
  8. 1LoneWolf75

    1LoneWolf75 Active Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    Farson WY
    The Remington R1is gettin good reviews, and is less than some Kimber and Colt can't remember how compared price wise to the Ruger, Springfield, or the S&W. Me myself I'd go fer the R1 just cuz I like Remington guns.
  9. H-D

    H-D Active Member

    Jun 20, 2011
    The Range Officer would get my vote
  10. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    For me money would be the main issue, but I still want a Colt. IMHO, all the rest are coppies of the original!
  11. ka64

    ka64 Well-Known Member

    I carry a Colt everyday, wouldn't trust my life on anything else.
  12. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I have 4 colts and I have a couple of Philippine 1911s that will shoot with them side by side all day long. I like my colts but they are over rated in my opinion. I have held the ruger and they are ok but there are better guns for the money. I would just go with whatever fits your wallet and your fancy at the time.
  13. CCHolderinMaine

    CCHolderinMaine Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Steep Falls, Maine
    I've been thinking about the Ruger. If I could actually find one for sale, I'd probably already own it. A good buddy has the Springfield, a really nice gun to be sure.
  14. Old Guy

    Old Guy Member

    Mar 19, 2009
    I own a Springfield and love it. I have had to use their customer service for a safety operational issue. I would probably go with the Ruger. I have not shot one but I like the feel of the ones that I have tried at a gun store.
  15. PanhandlePop

    PanhandlePop Member

    May 27, 2011
    Value for the $$, I really like the STI Spartan (actually I like all the STI line-up). As to your 4, I like Colt just because (call me a snob, I guess).
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