Ed Brown and Springfield Professional are of higher quality thansilverfox2 said:If price was not a problem, I'd say either Wilson Combat CQB or Les Baer.
If the intended use is Self Defense, I don't think there is anyJim V said:Like AZ Husker said, the one that ain't in my gun safe. But, in truth, the best 1911 for me or Tracy or you might not be the best 1911 for somebody else. And sometimes the "best" 1911 is the one you have at hand when things get noisy, confusing and more than a little exciting, even if it isn't the one you might consider "best" at other times.
And the original question brings up the second question, "for what?" The best 1911 for bullseye shooting may not be the best one for IPSC or IDPA or pins.
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