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After wandering around, asking people hundreds of questions, my first handgun will be a Colt 1991A1.

I've decided against getting a custom or semi-custom for now, cause I want to get used to shooting a standard 1911 handgun. I may even modify it to try different things. Anyway, it's a start. HOWEVER, the next 1911 I'm eye-balling is the Dawson Tactical model.

Anyway, I didn't want to get a Kimber or Springfield because of all the problems I've seen with those guns on this forum and others. The Colt seems to be a solid gun, and I've been to two ranges that have had thousands of rounds put through their Series 80 rollmarked stainless 1991A1s. It should work well for my purposes then.

I'd like to thank everyone on this forum for helping me and answering my questions as well. As soon as I get the damn gun after finals are over with next week, I'll post a pic and give a range report.

Thanks,

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I also am going to get a new 1991 but, a blue one I think. Hopfully I can get it in January after all this holiday stuff dies down. One nice thing is I get double time on Christmas. Its just been a long time(two years) since I bought a new Colt. And congrats on your 1991 thermao. We look forward to hearing how yours shoots straight and feeds everything you put in.
 

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What can I say - I'll forever respect your intelligence, taste, and good judgment!

It's really hard on me, being away from my M1991A1. It's in Texas, and I'm in Maryland. Oh, well, that's another story. Do yourself a favor and put at least a box or two through it unmodified; you may find (like I did) that you won't want to change a thing. I don't get hammer bite and the sight of beavertails, skeletal triggers & hammers, extended/ambi safeties, forward cocking serrations, etc. make me physically ill. But if you're all about customizing, it's a great platform to start with! Accurate, reliable, tight, and damn, it's good looking!

You'll also have a Colt, nothing more needs to be said. Oh yeah, you can read the range report I posted on mine if you're interested.
 

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I doubt I will change the 1991A1. I've shot 100 rounds through an older "Series 80" roll marked model, and it shot great. I think the rubber grips were a little bit too small for my hands, but other than that I thought it was a good gun.

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Nice choice!

Anyway, I didn't want to get a Kimber or Springfield because of all the problems I've seen with those guns on this forum and others.
keep in mind that the sqeaky wheels get greased.. you hear more about the problems then you do the flawless pistols. SA and Kimber sell a LOT of pistols. Sure when one goes bad it is discussed in detail. They are expensive pistols, and it is not good when they go bad.

but take Llama.. when a llama breaks nobody says much.. it's a $300 pistol, you expect it.

I would say there are far more flawless Kimbers, SA, and other makes than there are bad ones. People just don't make random posts saying "UPDATE ON MY KIMBER!! it is stillw orking just fine!"

 

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That may be true RobertWink, but when I see slides cracking on new guns or guns leaving the factory completely non-functional, I have to question their quality control. It should be inexcusable for a 1911 and especially for the price one would pay to get one over a Glock or USP to begin with. These aren't mass produced cars.

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People just don't make random posts saying "UPDATE ON MY KIMBER!! it is still working just fine!"
OK, I'll take you up on that:

2 months and 2 boxes of ammo later, my Springfield Mil-Spec is working great!


Actually, my decision to choose between the Colt 1991A1 and the Mil-Spec almost came down to a coin toss. Eventually, I decided to go with the Mil-Spec because, in my opinion, it's closer to a 1911A1 from the 1940's, which is what I was really looking for. Plus, none of the dealers I talked to could guarantee that I'd get a 1991 with the new rollmarks.

However, my next 1911 purchase will definitely be a Colt 1991, no question about it. I've heard nothing but great things about the latest models, and those new rollmarks are just gorgeous!

[This message has been edited by GI-45 (edited 12-06-2001).]
 

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The local range has a rental Kimber that has fired in excess of one hundred thousand rounds. The finish is all gone on it now but it has held up perfectly, MIM parts and all. They're also working on a Springfield Loaded that has gone tens of thousands of rounds without problems.

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