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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by OVERTHEHILLGUY, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Why should I spend +$2,000+ on a 1911 when Colt's makes a great 1911 for half that price?
     
  2. ronin.45

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    Because Colt doesn't make a great 1911.

    There are many good production 1911's but you need to go semi-custom or full custom to get a great one.
     


  3. Brass Nazi

    Brass Nazi NO BRASS FOR U!

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    :chatter:

    Nope, There are many good shooting 1911s that are not a custom. They may not be as refined but some can shoot as good or better than a full custom.
     
  4. Rinspeed

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    For me paying the extra money for a semi-custom was mostly about the quality of parts and the extra handfitting.
     
  5. AZ Husker

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    I shot a Colt for many years. Several years ago, I had the opportunity to play with and fire an Ed Brown. That's all it took. The fine workmanship and superior parts fitting makes it obvious. I still have that Colt, but it spent some time at Chuck Roger's shop bringing it up to custom standards. Guess it's something you have to experience.

    Of course, I could ask the OP why you'd spend $1000 on a Colt when you can buy a Taurus for half that?
     
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  6. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    There a ton of 1911's that are great shooters and reliable as hell, for way under $2000.
     
  7. Steel Head

    Steel Head Tactical Cat

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    For the same reason I put an $8000 motor,$2500 tranny,$1500 in disk brakes, and on and on in a 46 year old car that cost 3000 new

    LOVE:tongueout:
     
  8. Shortimer

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    If you can afford one and are willing to pay $2000.00 or more for a 1911 thats great. People have a fondness for fine craftsmanship, quality & name brand status. I have a $450.00 RIA & a $1000.00 Sig C3 & both are very reliable. The Rock shoots as accurate but is just meat & potatoes. The Sig is much nicer & looks a hell of a lot better. In the end a paper target at 25 yds can't tell the difference. More power to the guys that have the custom 1911s. If I had the extra coin I'd go for one to.
     
  9. bac1023

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    LOL!

    Most Colts are good 1911s, but they're production guns, not semi custom models.

    Big difference.
     
  10. ronin.45

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    Thanks for the BAC-up on this one.:supergrin:
     
  11. drc767

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    Colt is not even the best of the entry level production 1911's for the money, in my opinion. I would take a Springfield over a Colt any day of the week. That being said, as previously stated, comparing a Colt to a $2.000+ semi custom is not even a realistic comparison.
     
  12. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    :duel:
     
  13. R*E

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    I need to quit lurking these boards before I go out to see what's the fuss with these $2,000 semicustom guns. I might end up wanting one and buying one.
     
  14. MacG22

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    Using bullet points, what would you say is the big difference between production and custom models (I'm just interested in your answer).
     
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  15. bac1023

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    :agree:
     
  16. bac1023

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    - Fit and finish
    - Trigger
    - Accuracy
    - Parts quality, as in no metal injection moldings
    - Longivity
    - Overall feel

    etc
     
  17. Please define what you consider high quality parts and fine craftsmanship are. Ford vs Lexus, right?

    Taurus vs. Colts for half the price??....please check current price.

    Up front----I am a Colts snob. The next 1911 I purchase WILL be a colts.:cool: :wow:BUT, I LOVE MY GLOCK 19!!:wow::wow:
     
  18. bac1023

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    If you want to be a 1911 snob, do it right. :tongueout:
     
  19. Please tell me why you feel as you do.

    What makes a Springfield better then a Colts?

    custom guns vs production guns.........

    Lexus vs Ford. they both get you from point A to point B.

    Send me all the Colts you don't want.
     
  20. bac1023

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    Good Lord :faint:

    If you aren't going to listen to anybody, why ask?