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Thread: Observations from bringing the 1911 out, for the 1st time, in a long time

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    Quote Originally Posted by militarymoron View Post
    I was shopping for another 1911 back in 2005 when I also heeded Hilton's recommendation and bought a Kimber Warrior which I put desert tan Simonich Gunner grips on. The only thing I wished it had was a checkered front strap like the newer model (hence the skateboard tape). I think Hilton didn't recommend it later on and wrote about issues with it. I haven't had any issues with mine.
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    I've had a few, now, and never had an issue with any of them that I shot. The last one I bought I never shot before I flipped it, and the guy I sold it to had the problems that Yam documented.
    " For Augustus, and after him Tiberius, more interested in establishing and increasing their own power than in promoting the public good, began to disarm the Roman people (in order to make them more passive under their tyranny)[.] "
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    Would like to see Colt make an alloy frame, full feed ramp, nitride slide Commander.

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    Have multiple 1911s. Less than 20. Perhaps a high of a few more 4-5 years ago. Had a new one that wouldn't extract properly. That was due to a recoil spring of all things. Had one that shot around corners due to a bent front sight. Other than that, they all run fine. Don't know if I have a favorite. Sure have a warm and fuzzy for my old Norinco though. By far the nicest is my Valor. IMO, my Colt was way overpriced but that's what it was bring then when I wanted one. I trust them all.

    Had a couple of P220s decades ago when I worked. Really liked them. Had a Glock 19 shortly after the plant opened in Georgia. Believe it was a Gen 2 and the only firearm I wish I hadn't sold.

    When I carry, I always carry a 1911; mostly an Officer-sized. If I venture out to where I anticipate potential distance (for a sustained time), I take a 5". I call it "Luby's" carry.

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    [QUOTE= ....... If I could only have one pistol, it would be a 1911.[/QUOTE]

    I am fast approaching this same conclusion.

    Somewhere along the lines I crossed over the "less is more" threshold, and have been acutely focused on quality over quantity. I have already culled the long gun heard down to fit this criteria, the handguns will be, more than likely, the next step.

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    For me, there is nothing else like a 1911. There are 1911's, and then everything else. The BHP is a close second, and I also love a nice wheel gun. Due to my usual everyday routine I don't carry 1911's as much as I would like, but they will always be my favorite.

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