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Old 11-28-2019, 11:14 AM   #1
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I realize that people will have some strong opinions on this and I know there have been similar questions in the past but opinions are always changing. I am looking to buy a New 1911 with a budget of 1000 or less and want a full size .45. This will not be a carry gun for me. I have roughly narrowed it to a Springfield, Ruger, Remington or Kimber. I am heavily leaning toward a Kimber but would like to hear from those that may have owned some of these. Thanks for the advice. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Old 11-28-2019, 12:10 PM   #2
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Only 1911 I own out of your list is the Springfield. It’s a Springfield Loaded 45. It has been excellent and one of my favorites. My next 45 will be the FN 45 Tactical. Good luck with your selection.
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Old 11-28-2019, 12:13 PM   #3
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You canít go wrong with a Kimber
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If you're going full size, then you may also consider a Para Ordinance double stack , I have both the Kimber and the Para-14, both have been excellent with thousands of rounds through them and zero ftf's
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Kimber and Remington have probably the worst QC in the industry.
Springfield is ran by leftwing sellouts. (Regardless of that the TRP is a nice piece)
Ruger is ok, and would be my choice. The SR1911 is a nice handgun. One of the few I regret selling.

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Old 11-28-2019, 02:14 PM   #6
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I purchased a Sig Scorpion .45. I have to say it is one of the top outta the box Iíve ever owned.
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The issues with Kimber QC are new news to me but will do some research on that one. Thanks everyone for the feedback.
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Google kimber jamomatic.
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I love the 45, I have other calibers but the 45 and 357 are my favorites. I have had two of the four you list, the Springfield I wish I still had, I now carry a Sig and Para, both of which I really like, if I was to only have one [not going to happen] it would be the Sig, but truth be told you dont need to spend a lot of money for a good 45. The best 45 I ever had was a old Colt GI slide matted to a Federal Ordinance frame with who knows what innards I could find to fill it, it shot like a house on fire and rattled like a tin can with a pebble in it, till the frame cracked.
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Had a Kimber for years. No jams, no problems. Some people hate em', some don't. I don't give a shit. All I know is I can shoot mine well enough to get it done. Shoot well enough and you don't need 15 rounds.
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