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Old 01-15-2012, 22:06   #1
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1911 With Superb Reliability.

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!
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Old 01-15-2012, 22:09   #2
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Old 01-15-2012, 22:36   #4
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Old 01-15-2012, 22:45   #5
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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.
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Old 01-15-2012, 23:38   #6
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:44   #7
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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!
Plenty are reliable. Do you have more specific criteria / questions?
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:06   #8
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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.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:28   #9
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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.
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:34   #10
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:41   #11
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Another vote here for the Springfield Operator. (*But a good going-over by Cylinder & Slide never hurt anybody!)

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Old 01-16-2012, 07:56   #12
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Old 01-16-2012, 07:58   #13
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in my very limited experience...a COLT combat commander.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:06   #14
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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.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:21   #15
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For those of you who posted a brand you own, would you mind posting the round count and malf count?
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:38   #16
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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.
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Old 01-16-2012, 08:59   #17
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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.
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Old 01-16-2012, 09:38   #18
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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.
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It started out as a Parkerized Springfield 1911A1 .45 If I only had a extra $3,395.00.

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Old 01-16-2012, 14:48   #21
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Old 01-16-2012, 14:55   #22
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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.
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Old 01-16-2012, 17:05   #23
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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.
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It started out as a Parkerized Springfield 1911A1 .45 If I only had a extra $3,395.00.

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