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Looking to buy a 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by GlockLassie, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. Hi everyone got my heart set on a nice 1911, really like the Kimber pro Carry II, S&W pro series. Are these good choices or can you recommend others? I am a small female.


    GL :wavey:
  2. I like your choice in the Kimber. I would pick a colt over a s&w though. Honestly my personal favorite is the newer line of 1911s that sig has. My Sig 1911 is my absolute favorite gun to shoot. I looked at a few Kimbers, but never bought one. Have you tried any of them yet to see if you like the way they shoot?

  3. KK40384


    Jun 19, 2009
  4. if you are just starting out, I would highly recommend Springfield Armory for your 1911. they have a great customer service and will take care of you if you have problems with your 1911. good luck
  5. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    GL, what is your price range exactly?
  6. sawgrass


    Feb 21, 2009
    GL, be sure and read ^^^^^ Buyer's Guide.
    Look at the pics. Notice the differences like external extractors and front cocking serrations. The lines of the gun became very important to me with time. I ended up buying and selling different 1911's as my taste evolved. I'm female with small hands and 1911's have become my favorite pistol.
  7. matt_lowry123


    Nov 23, 2008
    owensboro KY
    What are you planning on doing with it? I'd take a look at colt and dan wesson. They both make commander size 1911's that are nice. Springfield makes good guns too.
  8. crazymoose

    crazymoose Nonentity

    Feb 9, 2005
    I don't know what the availability or pricing is like in Spain, so I'm going on price and availability as they are here in the U.S.

    But in the Kimber/ S&W price range, the STI Trojan and Dan Wesson Heritage are excellent guns, and, I believe, better values than the Kimber and S&W. Your choices are not bad guns at all, but it is possible to get more value for your money.
  9. I plan on shooting it :tongueout:

    Just kidding, I´m going to be using it for recreational use, and for the range with friends or alone after a stressful day at work.
  10. SpringerTGO


    Jul 30, 2011
    +1 on Springfield.
    Besides awesome customer service they have a great custom shop and can upgrade your 1911 if you decide to make "improvements" down the road.
  11. cciman


    Jan 19, 2009
    SW Ohio
    This question is analogous to asking who is the best looking actress to date in Hollywood.

    Or what's the best motor oil brand?

    Or which toilet paper works best?

    There are whole forums with detailed analyses of this topic.
  12. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    The question is what's available for you in Spain?
  13. matt_lowry123


    Nov 23, 2008
    owensboro KY
    Yeah no kidding!! What brands can you get there?
  14. Short Cut

    Short Cut PatrioticMember CLM

    Apr 28, 2002
    Above ground
    For a first 1911 that is going to be primarily a range or even HD gun I'd go with a full size steel framed 1911. At the lower end I'd go with a Kimber for a consistently well made 1911 with good accuracy and trigger. Moving up to a Springfield TRP price level I'd go with a TRP over a same priced Kimber. I'm not thrilled with the S&W offerings EXCEPT for their Performance Center models which are excellent.
  15. Any brand we want, remember there are lots of gun owners here.

    Colt, S&W, Glock are really popular as far as handguns go.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2013
  16. matt_lowry123


    Nov 23, 2008
    owensboro KY
    I really don't think you can go wrong with any of the brand names out there. If I did it over again, I wouldn't waste my money on any with a 3" barrel. I think you'll be fine with any commander or government size 1911. I have pretty soft hands, and can't really stand 20 LPI on the front strap. I'm a big fan of 25 and 30
  17. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    Nov 24, 2005
    Colt always holds their value better than most.
    Not a fan of the Kimber alloy frames.