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Comparison pics 4.25" vs 4" model?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by RMTactical, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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  4. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    Thanks for the pics, I think my next 1911 will be a 4".
     
  5. Officer's Match

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    Might I suggest a Wilson. I think they build the best 4 inchers out there.
     
  6. ArmoryDoc

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    Keep us posted on your new acquisition. :wavey:
     
  7. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    Sure will, but it might be a little while. I just bought a couple of guns. :)
     
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  9. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    Just bought the SA Milspec as well as a CZ 452 Scout (should make for some fun times with my 6 year old son, and eventually for my 2 year old son as well).

    I'll give them a couple years before I let them shoot the 1911's or Glocks. :supergrin:

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  10. Hokie1911

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    You can adopt me in the meantime. Low maintenance 38 year old. :supergrin:
     
  11. ArmoryDoc

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    LOL. Me too hokie. Very nice RM. The CZ and Springfield should make you smile many times over and the kids will have a ball. :wavey:
     
  12. pistolwrench

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    A 4" 1911 is truly compromised on several fronts vs a 4 1/4" pistol (Colt Commander).
    The recoil spring system is first. The accelerated cyclic rate is second.

    Yes, there are a few recent and good fixes. The telescoping Seecamp double spring as found in recent Springers and the Glock flat wire springs as used by a few of the top smiths are semi-fixes.
    And of course a small radius firing pin stop can help.

    My opinion......a 1/4" is not worth it.

    The 4 1/4" pistols will always see a greater margin of reliabilty.
     
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  13. RMTactical

    RMTactical www.AR15pro.net CLM

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    I appreciate the advice. So, is this the concensus among most 1911 owners, that 4.25" is really the minimum length for optimal reliability?

    If so, I might see a Colt Combat Commander in my future...
     
  14. ArmoryDoc

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    My Colt Combat Commander 4.25", Kimber Pro Crimson Carry 4" and Colt Officers Model ACP 3.5" all feed great. My Kimber Ultra Carry 3" had troubles but this was mag related, not slide length.

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