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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by OVERTHEHILLGUY, Feb 3, 2010.
Why should I spend +$2,000+ on a 1911 when Colt's makes a great 1911 for half that price?
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.
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.
For me paying the extra money for a semi-custom was mostly about the quality of parts and the extra handfitting.
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?
There a ton of 1911's that are great shooters and reliable as hell, for way under $2000.
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
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.
Most Colts are good 1911s, but they're production guns, not semi custom models.
Thanks for the BAC-up on this one.
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.
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.
Using bullet points, what would you say is the big difference between production and custom models (I'm just interested in your answer).
- Fit and finish
- Parts quality, as in no metal injection moldings
- Overall feel
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. BUT, I LOVE MY GLOCK 19!!
If you want to be a 1911 snob, do it right.
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.
If you aren't going to listen to anybody, why ask?