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Looking for EDC 1911...

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by YFZsandrider, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. YFZsandrider

    YFZsandrider Tacoma, Wa Member

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    I am looking for an EDC 1911. I have a few qualifications...

    must be .45ACP, Must have an alloy frame, must be 3.5" or less.

    I don't have any particular preference in brand, although I am a big Dan Wessson fan(I have a couple), they just don't make a model with the features I like.

    Something small, like a Springfield EMP, would be nice.... but like i said, must be .45

    I'd like to stay around $1K

    Bring on the suggestions!!
     
  2. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Sounds like you are describing the Colt Defender. :)

    If not that a Kimber Ultra Carry.
     
  3. Partsproduction

    Partsproduction Tillamook Oregon Active Member

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  4. Partsproduction

    Partsproduction Tillamook Oregon Active Member

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    OOPs, missed the 3.5" or less barrel. Sorry.
     
  5. YFZsandrider

    YFZsandrider Tacoma, Wa Member

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    You missed the .45 part also;)
     
  6. jakk586

    jakk586 Astoria, Or Active Member

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    chase Wilsonville, OR Active Member

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  8. YFZsandrider

    YFZsandrider Tacoma, Wa Member

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    Nice suggestions, guys. That S&W really has my eye. I shot a friend's S&W Custom Shop 649? I believe... anyway it was a compact little 1911 variant, and boy was it cool! I would carry one of those if they weren't 1500 bucks.

    I was trying to stay away from Kimber, but they do make a few models with the features I like.

    What do you think of this Kimber? I'm not a fan of CT grips, but I could definitely sell them and bring down the purchase price of the gun. How does this differ from the Ultra CDP II?

    http://www.kimberamerica.com/products/pistols/ultracarry/ultra_carry_II/
     
  9. Partsproduction

    Partsproduction Tillamook Oregon Active Member

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    I own a Kimber. It's extremely accurate, beautiful, and was expensive. Since learning that they have more MIM than most others I won't buy another one.
    That said, none of the parts have broken. Somewhere I've read though that the sear and hammer are MIM, now that's a real no no, as the sear hooks and hammer notch are under a lot of pressure and abuse. It's said that they won't hold up as long on the critical edges. I don't know.
     
  10. jakk586

    jakk586 Astoria, Or Active Member

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    Perhaps it was a 945PC. Those Performance Center guns are some of the finest anywhere. That Smith 1911 lists for 1200, but should retail for right at a grand.
     
  11. YFZsandrider

    YFZsandrider Tacoma, Wa Member

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    Yea, it was a 945... dunno how I got that mixed up

    Here's the gun-