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Old 01-19-2010, 21:36   #21
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I'd pick the Colt OR the Colt!
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Old 01-20-2010, 00:17   #22
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The latest Colts are an improved product over some from the past. I recently opted for an XSE model, and I have been quite impressed with the fit (no slide slop, no barrel hood movement) and with a nicely fit genuine beaver-tail grip safety to boot.

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Old 01-21-2010, 17:29   #23
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I have two Colts. They always go bang. I would stay away from the Kimber External Extractor. Because, they are hard to sell.
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Old 01-21-2010, 19:09   #24
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, and if it's not a Colt it a clone
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Or an improvement.
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Old 01-21-2010, 21:43   #25
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After an extensive, flawless range session a couple of years ago, on my hip as I type with no hiccups.

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Colt currently uses 3 MIM parts.

MIM
sear
disconnector
mag catch

CAST
Thumb safety
grip safety

FORGED
slide
receiver
barrel
slide stop

MACHINED from bar stock
hammer
all pins
bbl link
bbl bushing
trigger finger piece
ejector
firing pin
firing pin stop
extractor
plunger tube
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Old 01-21-2010, 22:11   #26
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I agree

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having owned all of the above mentioned pistols, for my money, i'd go with the kimber. The loaded springer would be my second choice. The ee got a bum rap. Yeah, there were a few problems, all easily operator corrected. The internal extractor in 1911s require frequent tuning as well. I own them with both ie and ee. Not a nickel's worth of difference in performance, (in my experience). Strange that all the other pistol platforms are ok with the ee, but not the 1911. Hmmm. Something wrong with that logic.
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at last, i have owned kimbers with ee, never had a problem....pay attention to the above post....SOLD 2 KIMBERS WTH EE NO PROBLEM, NO LOSS OF BUCKS.
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Old 01-21-2010, 23:28   #27
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After an extensive, flawless range session a couple of years ago, on my hip as I type with no hiccups.



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Thanks for that info. I've got the XSE in blue and love it. I don't know how many rounds I've put through it but it's a lot, and same story. Absolutely flawless in function. I want to get a compact now. I'd like to get a commander but I really want a 4" gun.
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Old 01-21-2010, 23:31   #28
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This post I think shoud be made a sticky. I think there are lot Colt freaks out there that want to know what's made of what in their guns.
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Old 01-22-2010, 01:11   #29
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Itīs like picking the woman with big knockers. Itīs just the right thing to do.


Buy the Colt.

It's a better pistol than the Springfield and a much better pistol than the Kimber. The Colt is tough, reliable and accurate. I'm still shooting a 1911 that my grandfather brought back from World War II. The Colt will retain it's value better than the other two guns as well. Only the uninformed buy an external extractor Kimber.

Also, if you ever want to build up a custom pistol the Colt is a better base platform. The XSE already has a frame that has a trigger guard undercut for a high grip, an ambi-safety and front cocking serrations.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:39   #30
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The loaded comes with hundreds of dollars of mods over a base 1911. It's great, but if going to build all the way, it's cheaper overall to start with a base gun. Look at what you intend to do. Depending upon your needs or wants, it might be better to procure a Loaded, or better to get a base 1911 and start from there.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:01   #31
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I'd take the Colt. They are good guns. 1911 Forums
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