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RMTactical
06-09-2010, 22:50
Anyone have a good comparison pic?

Thanks!

ArmoryDoc
06-10-2010, 00:07
Not the best pics but you get the idea...

http://www.kscch.com/KimberColt.jpg
http://www.kscch.com/KimberColt1.jpg

bac1023
06-10-2010, 03:37
I'll have to take a couple pics.

RMTactical
06-12-2010, 19:26
Thanks for the pics, I think my next 1911 will be a 4".

Officer's Match
06-12-2010, 19:31
Thanks for the pics, I think my next 1911 will be a 4".

Might I suggest a Wilson. I think they build the best 4 inchers out there.

ArmoryDoc
06-12-2010, 22:26
Thanks for the pics, I think my next 1911 will be a 4".

Keep us posted on your new acquisition. :wavey:

RMTactical
06-12-2010, 22:28
Keep us posted on your new acquisition. :wavey:

Sure will, but it might be a little while. I just bought a couple of guns. :)

ArmoryDoc
06-12-2010, 22:33
Kewl ! Well, heck then, let's see them !

RMTactical
06-12-2010, 22:45
Kewl ! Well, heck then, let's see them !

Just bought the SA Milspec as well as a CZ 452 Scout (should make for some fun times with my 6 year old son, and eventually for my 2 year old son as well).

I'll give them a couple years before I let them shoot the 1911's or Glocks. :supergrin:

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u87/RMTactical/IMG_6684.jpg

http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u87/RMTactical/IMG_6694.jpg

Hokie1911
06-12-2010, 23:39
Just bought the SA Milspec as well as a CZ 452 Scout (should make for some fun times with my 6 year old son, and eventually for my 2 year old son as well).

I'll give them a couple years before I let them shoot the 1911's or Glocks. :supergrin:



You can adopt me in the meantime. Low maintenance 38 year old. :supergrin:

ArmoryDoc
06-13-2010, 00:35
LOL. Me too hokie. Very nice RM. The CZ and Springfield should make you smile many times over and the kids will have a ball. :wavey:

pistolwrench
06-13-2010, 00:56
A 4" 1911 is truly compromised on several fronts vs a 4 1/4" pistol (Colt Commander).
The recoil spring system is first. The accelerated cyclic rate is second.

Yes, there are a few recent and good fixes. The telescoping Seecamp double spring as found in recent Springers and the Glock flat wire springs as used by a few of the top smiths are semi-fixes.
And of course a small radius firing pin stop can help.

My opinion......a 1/4" is not worth it.

The 4 1/4" pistols will always see a greater margin of reliabilty.

RMTactical
06-13-2010, 03:09
A 4" 1911 is truly compromised on several fronts vs a 4 1/4" pistol (Colt Commander).
The recoil spring system is first. The accelerated cyclic rate is second.

Yes, there are a few recent and good fixes. The telescoping Seecamp double spring as found in recent Springers and the Glock flat wire springs as used by a few of the top smiths are semi-fixes.
And of course a small radius firing pin stop can help.

My opinion......a 1/4" is not worth it.

The 4 1/4" pistols will always see a greater margin of reliabilty.

I appreciate the advice. So, is this the concensus among most 1911 owners, that 4.25" is really the minimum length for optimal reliability?

If so, I might see a Colt Combat Commander in my future...

ArmoryDoc
06-13-2010, 09:27
My Colt Combat Commander 4.25", Kimber Pro Crimson Carry 4" and Colt Officers Model ACP 3.5" all feed great. My Kimber Ultra Carry 3" had troubles but this was mag related, not slide length.

http://www.kscch.com/Colt_Commander.jpg
http://www.kscch.com/KimberPro.jpg
http://www.kscch.com/Colt_Officers.jpg
http://www.kscch.com/KimberUltra.jpg