I currently only own 3, all .45 acp. A Colt Combat Commander, Kimber Ultra CDP II, and an Armscorp Tactical. I'm seriously looking at a Colt Government Model Serives 80 in 9mm.I was just curious what everyone out there thought of 1911's, who owns them, I'm wanting to purchase my first 1911 and I'm not really sure what I want to go for but I'm leaning towards a taurus in stainless. Any thoughts?
Yeah, thats the one I have been looking at possibly getting as well.I have a Rock Island Armory (Armscor) and for the price it is awesome, got mine new out the door for $435, and it is a tack driver. In the right hands it can (stock mind you) outshoot 1911s that cost 2-3 times as much (that aren't stock). It is the most authentic new 1911 you with find, it is made just like the ones back in the early 1900s, any 1911 parts will work in it.
I would have to agree, for the money, and what you get. Nothing can beat this gun. I've owned three 1911s before. One Llama Mini-max (junk, but only paid $100 for it) which I gave to my brother as a present when he got is CCW. And two Paras. One 6in "hawg" as a shooter, and another was the P-16. Which the good people at Jarvis(I think it was Jarvis) made me a 10mm barrel for and served as my carry gun before I gave up carrying. Both went to trade towards other guns, and are long gone.Rock Island Armory
Alot of good information on here, boy I picked a good topic to bring up huh? I love the POW taurus 1911 btw, I'm in the chained eagles of ohio and they are a motorcycle club that does alot of work for vets and POW/MIA particularly Vietnam and Korea so that gun really stuck out to me. I wish I had time to do more work with them but I'm a truck driver so my time is pretty limited. But I totally agree, it seems there is a preception that 1911's are very dated but to me if something is a good design that can stand the test of time, it doesn't make it any less affective then it was 100 years ago, I've had the chance to spend some range time with a springfield GI 1911, nothing fancy, but it shot GREAT and just fit me really well. This thing was a wore out range gun that I'm sure has been used and abused and it just shot great and fit me real well. NOW granted to Wolverine I haven't had a chance to spend some quality time with a G21 so I might have to do that... I might come away falling in love with Glock... but I know that historically John Browning is known as over all the best gun designer ever and I think the 1911 just proves that.The 1911....my favorite subject.
I feel that you cannot get a better handgun design out there. The fact that the 1911 has been in active service for around 100 years in the military, LE, and civilian sheepdog arenas say volumes for the quality and design of the weapon. It is one of the most natural pointing semi-autos out there. I recommend you go out and try one to see for yourself. The 1911 is uncomfortable to a few out there (i.e. Silicon Wolverine), but that is usually the exception, not the rule.
The Taurus line of 1911s are great quality, and are very solid shooters. You will not be disappointed in the least.
They are well worth it.I've read a lot about the 1911s and I'm getting very interested in acquiring one.