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Carolina Drifter
10-31-2010, 12:47
This has probably been done before but I would like honest opinions.

If you could pick one 1911 and money was no object what would it be??

Herb Twoleaf
10-31-2010, 13:34
Member Phantom465 (http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv14/TI-6143/misc/IMG_2327Small.jpg) has his granddad's WWII Ithaca (http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv14/TI-6143/misc/IMG_2324Small.jpg), and deadite inherited a WWI Colt (http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/DSCN0454.jpg). Those'd be it for me - nice gun, piece of history, sentimental value - but some things $$$ can't buy.

samuse
10-31-2010, 14:14
(in the works) A Les Baer Hardball gun:

No rollmarks

vertical rear serrations

10-8 NM rear sight

gold bead front

Colt thumb safety

short trigger

serrated frontstrap

(also in the works) A Springfield Custom built exactly like a Mil-Spec but with a 10-8NM rear and gold bead front.

I love the looks of a basic 1911 and the fitting of the semi-customs, so I'm having two of 'em built to my specs.

The Baer was ordered as a NM Hardballer with no sight cuts, serrations, checkering or rollmarks. It finally came in, so when I get back home I'm going to send it off to be completed.

The Springfield is being built by their Custon Shop. (still not sure why I ordered it)

polizei1
10-31-2010, 14:15
I would have to say Browning's original 1911, in the 1890's? Of course is this even possible, no...but that wasn't the question. :whistling:

Quack
10-31-2010, 14:19
THIS!!! :animlol:

http://hammerbackguns.com/images/1191109PG1.jpg

Carolina Drifter
10-31-2010, 14:53
THIS!!! :animlol:

http://hammerbackguns.com/images/1191109PG1.jpg

Sorry but I hate gold on a gun.

PlasticGuy
10-31-2010, 14:59
Ted Yost Signature built on a nice Colt. I dreamed about something like this for years, and just got mine last summer. It was worth the wait...

Aiden
10-31-2010, 15:01
Sorry but I hate gold on a gun.

That's the only thing you don't like about that gun? :D

FM12
10-31-2010, 15:03
I have a Smith and wesson 1911 SKU 108284, with everything I need. not sure another 2000 spent would be any better for me, so I'm happy right now. BUT, you pay your money and take your choice. Find your holy grail and try to be satisfied. The smith does it for me. All the bells and whistles and Gold Cup accurate, all I need.

deadite
10-31-2010, 15:15
Member Phantom465 (http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv14/TI-6143/misc/IMG_2327Small.jpg) has his granddad's WWII Ithaca (http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv14/TI-6143/misc/IMG_2324Small.jpg), and deadite inherited a WWI Colt (http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/guns%20with%20new%20camera/DSCN0454.jpg). Those'd be it for me - nice gun, piece of history, sentimental value - but some things $$$ can't buy.

That's nice of you to say, Herb. :)

deadite

Herb Twoleaf
10-31-2010, 15:34
This can be bought, but even if money's no object I might be hesitant to shoot it:

http://www.ammoland.com/2009/10/30/colt-model-1910-pistol/

Carolina Drifter
10-31-2010, 15:40
That's the only thing you don't like about that gun? :D

No but it's the worst.

Cerebrus
10-31-2010, 15:43
Due to my somewhat limited knowledge of 1911's I am still liking the Guncrafter No-name... of course seeing as that is what I am saving for currently could have something to do with it..

Carolina Drifter
10-31-2010, 15:53
Due to my somewhat limited knowledge of 1911's I am still liking the Guncrafter No-name... of course seeing as that is what I am saving for currently could have something to do with it..

Yes sir Buddy. :wavey:

gconan
10-31-2010, 16:01
My dream gun is 6" Les Baer, with 38super/9mm barrels. Chromed of course, w/1 1/2" guarantee. A 10/8 rear sight also.

Also perhaps an Infinity Model.

alaskacop556
10-31-2010, 16:38
Defiantely an SVI model...you get a ton of options to truely customize your handgun, especially since you may end up spending 4K for one depending on options. You may find a lot more expensive models out there but I am assuming you want a high quality shooter and not a safe queen.

Jason D
10-31-2010, 17:36
I already have it.
A Colt Gold Cup.

All other mean very little to me, and that included the high dollar customs.

38 Super Fan
10-31-2010, 17:40
I'd like to have an original Singer, but I'd settle for a Volkmann. :wavey:

bac1023
10-31-2010, 17:41
I'm happy with my Customs from Infinity, Morris, EGW, Liebenberg, and Yost. I can't imagine having a 1911 better than these.

Others customs can rival, but these are five of the best in the world, as far as I'm concerned. I love each one.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/006-10.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_3853.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/021.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/026.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_3872.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_3678.jpg

INJoker
10-31-2010, 17:46
A Vickers full custom build.

bac1023
10-31-2010, 17:47
I'd like to have an original Singer, but I'd settle for a Volkmann. :wavey:


Volkmann builds a nice 1911, but certainly not at the level of the others I posted.

That's my opinion, anyway. :)


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1877.jpg

deadite
10-31-2010, 18:13
My dream gun is 6" Les Baer, with 38super/9mm barrels. Chromed of course, w/1 1/2" guarantee.

+1, almost exactly. :)

deadite

MD357
10-31-2010, 20:30
Just about any of the Louder Than Words builds would do for me. Peferably one that Yost, Rogers, CT Brian, and Christiansen had all worked on.

38 Super Fan
10-31-2010, 20:34
Volkmann builds a nice 1911, but certainly not at the level of the others I posted.

That's my opinion, anyway. :)


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1877.jpg
Thanks for the info Bac, that's really good to know. Having never handled a custom 1911, I'm a little clueless. I said Volkmann because I've been looking at their signature series lately, which may aesthetically be my favorite custom. I still can't decide on what custom manufacturer I like best, but I would like to own one someday. :cool:<!-- attachments -->

knedrgr
10-31-2010, 21:08
I would call up BS at Fusion and have him build me a nice EDC piece.
and then I woke up.

lawdog734
10-31-2010, 21:08
A series 70 colt totally reworked by Garthwaite. There was an article with one in it in one of my gun magazines. I've wanted one ever since.

bac1023
11-01-2010, 04:29
Thanks for the info Bac, that's really good to know. Having never handled a custom 1911, I'm a little clueless. I said Volkmann because I've been looking at their signature series lately, which may aesthetically be my favorite custom. I still can't decide on what custom manufacturer I like best, but I would like to own one someday. :cool:<!-- attachments -->

I don't even consider tham custom guns, to be honest. They're built one at a time, but are very much like a semi-custom product line, as in Ed Brown.

That's where I classify Volkmann. Luke used to work for Ed Brown, actually.

38 Super Fan
11-01-2010, 10:05
I don't even consider tham custom guns, to be honest. They're built one at a time, but are very much like a semi-custom product line, as in Ed Brown.

That's where I classify Volkmann. Luke used to work for Ed Brown, actually.
Once again, great stuff to know bac.

bac1023
11-01-2010, 17:56
Once again, great stuff to know bac.

Mind you, its just my opinion.

YMMV :)

Rinspeed
11-01-2010, 18:41
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y29/Rinspeed/IMG_0765.jpg

Carolina Drifter
11-01-2010, 19:20
[QUOTE=bac1023;16228209]I'm happy with my Customs from Infinity, Morris, EGW, Liebenberg, and Yost. I can't imagine having a 1911 better than these.

Others customs can rival, but these are five of the best in the world, as far as I'm concerned. I love each one.


WOW just ****ing WOW!!! Excuse my French.

EricandSuebee
11-01-2010, 19:41
I'd like an original WWII Colt 1911, as my two grandpa's fought in that war would be nice to own something they may have used to defend themselves with.

TonyT
11-06-2010, 08:20
I am a huge fan of the Dan Wesson line. I own several pre-CZ DW Pointmans in 9mm, 40 S&W and 45 ACP and the current DW PM-9 in 9mm. Super frame/slide fit, great factpory trigger, full length rib on slide, chechered front strap, and undercut frame for a bit over $1000. In a blued gun the STI Trojan is also excellent value.

Agent6-3/8
11-06-2010, 08:33
A custom by Chuck Rogers built on a Series 70 Colt reporduction. :cool:

craig19
11-07-2010, 07:00
THIS!!! :animlol:

http://hammerbackguns.com/images/1191109PG1.jpg

:rofl::rofl::rofl: Quack, you crack me up.

brisk21
11-07-2010, 07:11
Maybe a Wilson Combat Tactical Supergrade.

bac1023
11-07-2010, 07:17
Maybe a Wilson Combat Tactical Supergrade.

Super Grades are outstanding. I have the Classic model. :cool:

http://www.wilsoncombat.com/p_supergrade.htm


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1732.jpg

Quack
11-07-2010, 07:33
Super Grades are outstandingu. I have the Classic model. :cool:

http://www.wilsoncombat.com/p_supergrade.htm


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1732.jpg

Too bad it has FCS :tongueout:

bac1023
11-07-2010, 07:47
Too bad it has FCS :tongueout:

:rofl:

Quack
11-07-2010, 07:52
Since I got nothing to do today, I should drive over and pee on your doorstep. How far is the drive from RI? :rofl:

bac1023
11-07-2010, 09:28
Since I got nothing to do today, I should drive over and pee on your doorstep. How far is the drive from RI? :rofl:

Probably 6 hours. :supergrin:

bac1023
11-07-2010, 09:37
What are you doing up there anyway? :dunno:

cdunn
11-07-2010, 10:24
I think I would like to have a Cerberus tact. Black ,just to shake things up a bit.
http://www.p3llc.com/Pistols/BLACK/tabid/109/Default.aspx

Quack
11-07-2010, 11:16
hells yeah!!!

nekkid slide though.

http://www.p3llc.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=qb9O7%2fbWX0w%3d&tabid=109

Quack
11-07-2010, 11:16
What are you doing up there anyway? :dunno:

teaching a class.

bac1023
11-07-2010, 11:30
teaching a class.

Very cool :cool:

Quack
11-07-2010, 11:34
Very cool :cool:

yep, because it snowed back in Ohio already :rofl:

bac1023
11-07-2010, 12:21
yep, because it snowed back in Ohio already :rofl:

None of that here yet thank God.

I'm not ready for that nonsense yet. :shakehead:

cdunn
11-07-2010, 12:50
hells yeah!!!

nekkid slide though.

http://www.p3llc.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=qb9O7%2fbWX0w%3d&tabid=109

allready has a flat trigger.:supergrin:
bac1023 should get one and tell us about it.

GVFlyer
11-07-2010, 12:53
I'd like to have the 1911's my progenitors carried in World War I and World War II or even the M1911 I carried before being force-issued a M9.

I have the Colt Pocket Model of 1849 that my great-great-great-grandfather carried at Appomattox.

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/GVFlyer/xm813/GrandDaddysGun.jpg?t=1289155233

My family has fought in all of our Nation's major conflicts since we came to America from England in 1788 - it's a family tradition. My brother took commitment one step further than I did, when he was a company commander, he married an Air Force (female) lieutenant (not a significant distinction, because I think all USAF officers probably wear panties).

It would have been nice if each generation had kept the gun that their man had taken to war.

glock2740
11-07-2010, 13:30
Due to my somewhat limited knowledge of 1911's I am still liking the Guncrafter No-name... of course seeing as that is what I am saving for currently could have something to do with it..
You won't be mad about getting one. I can tell you that for sure. :thumbsup:

ronin.45
11-07-2010, 14:33
I would say a full custom from Rogers Precision. He does some little touches I find very sexy.

SIGShooter
11-07-2010, 18:15
Les Baer Thunder Ranch.

It's what I have now and it's what I will always have. I like it. It's simple and it works.

craig19
11-07-2010, 18:40
It would have been nice if each generation had kept the gun that their man had taken to war.


I agree, tell the Army I'd like my M4 back that I had in Iraq, so I can pass it on to one of my kids someday. :supergrin:

Quack
11-08-2010, 06:23
i want one of these
Ed Brown 9mm ET
hmmm, what can i sell to fund this one ;)
http://www.topgunsupply.com/images/D/IMGP2677.JPG

brisk21
11-08-2010, 08:42
Super Grades are outstanding. I have the Classic model. :cool:

http://www.wilsoncombat.com/p_supergrade.htm


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1732.jpg


Very nice!! Id like an all black one with stainless barrel and bushing.

ArmoryDoc
11-08-2010, 10:31
In a heartbeat I would order another Dan Wesson CCO. The most accurate 1911 I have ever shot and absolutely beautiful. Tool steel innards and a tank-tough finish. I may have a second one soon. :cool:

Johan Beer
11-08-2010, 12:59
Full house custom from CT Brian, without a doubt.

bac1023
11-08-2010, 17:43
Full house custom from CT Brian, without a doubt.

A very nice choice. :)

RebelRooster
11-09-2010, 06:29
This can be bought, but even if money's no object I might be hesitant to shoot it:

http://www.ammoland.com/2009/10/30/colt-model-1910-pistol/

Thanks for the post, wasn't aware of this prototype. A nice historical look at the development of the 1911.