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Foxtrotx1
01-15-2012, 22:06
If you could only have one 1911 that needed to keep on ticking no matter what, which would it be? I'm curious to see which you regard as the most rugged and dependable.

I look forward to the answers! :cool:

jaklcrow
01-15-2012, 22:09
Ed Brown Special Forces

MD357
01-15-2012, 22:20
Taurus.

thug23
01-15-2012, 22:36
Les Baer...:tongueout:

AA#5
01-15-2012, 22:45
I went through a Colt Combat Commander, S&W & Kimber Gold Match. None were 100%.

I bought a Wilson CQB & it's never malfunctioned in 5,900 rounds.

Must be the hand fitting.....or the price. :supergrin:

Foxtrotx1
01-15-2012, 23:38
Taurus.

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:Oh thats good.

R0CKETMAN
01-16-2012, 03:44
If you could only have one 1911 that needed to keep on ticking no matter what, which would it be? I'm curious to see which you regard as the most rugged and dependable.

I look forward to the answers! :cool:

Plenty are reliable. Do you have more specific criteria / questions?

Jim S.
01-16-2012, 07:06
I tend to like the basic Mil-Specs.
May not be pretty and they may not drill 8 rounds into the same hole but they do tend to be reliable under conditions that normally would be "difficult" for a gun that has tight tolerances and such.
Don't get me wrong here since I do not keep my guns stock out of the box very often.
I like to put high quality parts in my guns but I do like to keep them still as basic Mil-Specs. Just with better parts.

plouffedaddy
01-16-2012, 07:28
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l178/tiffani33/Guns/IMAG0725.jpg

TRP---0 failures with any ammo so far. Once the round count gets around 2k, I'll say it's on par with my Glocks. Not there yet, but looks promising.

Glockdude1
01-16-2012, 07:34
http://i50.tinypic.com/148m6wl.jpg

Springfield Operator.

:thumbsup:

Ghost Tracker
01-16-2012, 07:41
Another vote here for the Springfield Operator. (*But a good going-over by Cylinder & Slide never hurt anybody!)

okie
01-16-2012, 07:56
My Range Officer:thumbsup:

dreis454
01-16-2012, 07:58
in my very limited experience...a COLT combat commander.

dakrat
01-16-2012, 08:06
any 1911 could malfunction regardless of who makes it. with that being said, I would pick the ones built with quality parts. because malfunction and parts breakage is a life stoppage.

I vote for Les Baer.

isis07734
01-16-2012, 08:21
For those of you who posted a brand you own, would you mind posting the round count and malf count?
Thanks.

Rally Vincent
01-16-2012, 08:38
Got a Colt series 70 that is stock and has fired over 4k with zero problems. Don't carry it though. Have never had a problem with Colts. Period. Well, older ones at least.

FLSlim
01-16-2012, 08:59
I have Colts and STIs. Both brands have been utterly reliable. IMO, most decent 1911s will be reliable with quality ammo and if they are properly maintained.

cole
01-16-2012, 09:38
I tend to like the basic Mil-Specs. May not be pretty and they may not drill 8 rounds into the same hole but they do tend to be reliable under conditions that normally would be "difficult" for a gun that has tight tolerances and such. Don't get me wrong here since I do not keep my guns stock out of the box very often. I like to put high quality parts in my guns but I do like to keep them still as basic Mil-Specs. Just with better parts.

I agree with this. Keep it simple.

glock2740
01-16-2012, 11:16
Trident.

Description: http://www.cylinder-slide.com/Trident%20Information-1.htm

Pics: http://www.cylinder-slide.com/trident.shtml

Glockdude1
01-16-2012, 11:38
Trident.

Description: http://www.cylinder-slide.com/Trident%20Information-1.htm

Pics: http://www.cylinder-slide.com/trident.shtml

:thumbsup:

It started out as a Parkerized Springfield 1911A1 .45 If I only had a extra $3,395.00.

:crying:

ca survivor
01-16-2012, 14:48
Taurus.
:rofl::rofl::rofl:

1smoothredneck
01-16-2012, 14:55
My Colt LW Commander. Its been tuned and tweaked till it's 100% reliable with my preferred 185 grain silvertips and 230 grain hydra shoks. I trust it now 'cause it's proven itself to me for hundreds and hundreds of flawless rounds.
When I got it, the stock gun wouldn't even reliably feed hardball.
I don't trust ANY 1911 with my life till it has earned it and then some. I'd never buy a 1911 and put a hundred rounds or so through it and consider it good to go with JHP. Not like Glocks,XD's, S&W M&P, Sigs, HK, etc.

CaptJim
01-16-2012, 17:05
1. A pre series 80 Combat Commander from early 80's I believe. After replacing the extractor, recoil and fp springs never a prob. Not sure of rounds, probably 500.

2. Springfield 1911-A1 loaded. This is a single stack limited gun I have shot in matches for at least 2000 rounds without issue.

3. A kimber pre series II Custom that never failed. Not sure of round count, but I also used this in matches.

plasticslap
01-16-2012, 17:10
http://i50.tinypic.com/148m6wl.jpg

Springfield Operator.

:thumbsup:

So jealous.:wow: I love the look of guns that have not been babied. Good work.

glock2740
01-16-2012, 18:33
:thumbsup:

It started out as a Parkerized Springfield 1911A1 .45 If I only had a extra $3,395.00.

:crying:
It is kinda pricey. I'd still like to have one though. :cool:

Glockdude1
01-16-2012, 18:42
It is kinda pricey. I'd still like to have one though. :cool:

They have a "cheaper" version: http://www.cylinder-slide.com/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=T078

($2650)

:supergrin:

carguy2244
01-16-2012, 18:55
My Guncrafter.

glock2740
01-16-2012, 19:36
They have a "cheaper" version: http://www.cylinder-slide.com/index.php?app=ccp0&ns=prodshow&ref=T078

($2650)

:supergrin:
The main thing that the Trident has going for it is the Fail Zero finish. :dunno:Plus, at that price, I'd take a Guncrafter any day of the week and 8 times on Sunday. :)

MajorD
01-18-2012, 07:04
I have had pretty good luck with all my 1911's (nearly all colts) with one old ww 1 era 1911 that even fed hollow points and lead wadcutters!
but off all my 1911's my les baer premier II (in spite of the fact it has the 1.5 inch package) will run with any kind of ammo I throw in it- even with some old beater mags that have cracked feed lips and ammo that won't fit in my go no go guage-I paid around a grand for it used 10 years ago. I'd do it again in a heart beat.

brisk21
01-18-2012, 07:52
My TRP has been perfect after the first few hundred rounds. It has proven as reliable as any firearm I own. I would not hesitate to carry it for duty/defense.

RetailNinja
01-18-2012, 12:10
My Thunder Ranch Special

Batesmotel
01-18-2012, 14:07
My Thunder Ranch Special

This!

Mine looks like crap. Tons of holster and range wear. Totally reliable.

Love Les Baer.

bac1023
01-18-2012, 14:42
Taurus.

:animlol:

forddave
01-18-2012, 16:48
ruger sr1911- after the first 2 or 3 mags.( no, i didnt clean it first,pick it up and went straight to the range. i know,i know) it hasnt skipped a beat in about 1400 rounds.

humphreys19
01-18-2012, 22:37
My '74 Seres 70 ( after replacing all the parts that some kitchen table mechanic had "improved" ) has settled in to being 100% reliable- Knock on wood. It feeds everything I give it, and shoots pretty good, too.

Tom

thug23
01-19-2012, 01:02
I wanted to go with Les Baer or Ed Brown but settled on S&W and I'm very very happy & completly satisfied with its performance. She's a beauty.

PlasticGuy
01-19-2012, 01:49
I have several reliable 1911's. It's not as rare as many would have you believe.

My most proven 1911 is a series one Kimber Custom Stainless. I have taken four instructor certification classes with it, shot competition with it, and practiced with and carried it for 9 years. In all that time, I have had one malfunction. It was a failure to return to battery when filthy and hot at the end of a long day at the police academy. One malfunction in 9 years of hard use is pretty good.

NeverMore1701
01-19-2012, 02:07
Para for sure!

Tank44
01-19-2012, 10:59
My SA range Officer has been perfect.

dakrat
01-19-2012, 17:28
the votes are in!

1st place - Taurus
2nd place - Para

NeverMore1701
01-19-2012, 17:54
the votes are in!

1st place - Taurus
2nd place - Para

:rofl::rofl:

glockarmor
01-20-2012, 03:16
Gen I Kimber or a Wilson if you can afford it.

Magus
01-20-2012, 15:56
My Range Officer:thumbsup:

Same here. Thing just works.

majette
01-20-2012, 20:13
springfield mc operator, trp, pro
les baer trs

clancy
01-21-2012, 08:37
My Gold Cup has been 100% reliable with over 2000 rounds through it, as long as I use Colt magazines. Any other brand, it stove pipes.

My Remington-Rand functions flawlessly with FMJ. I have put maybe 500 rounds through it. Hollow points, not so good.

My Taurus PT1911, which I just sold to by a Glock 27, had only 2 malfunctions in over 3000 rounds, both of those attributed to limp wristing when my 10 year old son was firing it.

I have shot a friend's Springfield GI, maybe 200 rounds, with no issues, and he says he has about 1500 rounds with no issues.

I had the opportunity to fire friend's Remington R-1 and another friend's Ruger. Let's just say I would seriously reconsider buying either.

I have alos fired a Sig 1911. It is on my just have to have list.

I have spoken enough about my experiece with Kimber, so I won't rehash that.

tjpet
01-21-2012, 11:11
I have had pretty good luck with all my 1911's (nearly all colts) with one old ww 1 era 1911 that even fed hollow points and lead wadcutters!
but off all my 1911's my les baer premier II (in spite of the fact it has the 1.5 inch package) will run with any kind of ammo I throw in it- even with some old beater mags that have cracked feed lips and ammo that won't fit in my go no go guage-I paid around a grand for it used 10 years ago. I'd do it again in a heart beat.


Yeah, my LB P2 (3" standard) has never failed with over 75,000 rounds of all types through it. It's my go-to piece for everything.

However, for all the Taurus bashers, I've got an early one that's had 35,000+ rounds down the pipe and she just keeps chugging along. Damn accurate, too.

silversport
01-22-2012, 06:04
My Taurus PT1911AL has worked well being just a bit picky on magazines (runs well with Taurus' own mags though...)...

Look into whatever pistol you like and send it out to a trusted Gun Smith or Trigger Specialist...good luck with your choice.

Bill

craig19
01-22-2012, 07:39
My SA GI has been 100%, had it a year and half or so. I have no idea on round count, probably no more than 500 rounds. It has fed everything I put into it, factory ammo, reloads, whatever. I don't think I have shot any hollow points out of it, but some of the reloads may have been.

Zombie Steve
01-22-2012, 10:34
I never kept track of the round count on the TRP until I started reloading. Since I started reloading, I can tell you I've used 16,000 large pistol primers, but a smaller portion of those have gone to .45 Colt and .44 mag... so maybe 12,000 or 13,000 between the two guns? I'd guess the split goes 65/35 TRP/Brown because I've had the TRP longer and use it in gun games (bigger controls and magwell). Like I said, I shot the TRP before I started reloading, and I bought the Brown used, so who knows. I replace the springs from time to time and they both run just like they're supposed to.


:thumbsup:

Screaming .357G
01-22-2012, 22:50
Got a lot of love for my Les Baer TRS. Thing just runs no matter what.

Foxtrotx1
01-22-2012, 23:20
Ooh the TRS looks nice. Wish it didn't have forward serrations though.

Screaming .357G
01-23-2012, 01:44
Ooh the TRS looks nice. Wish it didn't have forward serrations though.

What forward serrations??? You can get a TRS without them on special order ;) http://i678.photobucket.com/albums/vv149/BobbySchulz/TRS5.jpg

GOOFA
01-23-2012, 03:31
this is my choice:rofl:

Neocon
01-23-2012, 19:57
My Kimber Custom II is 100% stock and has never had a hiccup. Maybe a couple thousand rounds down the pipe.