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Gonna be 45 this year, so I gotta buy a .45!

It won't be a carry-gun, just something to go to the gun range with, maybe take hunting with me.

I like traditional... I drive a '76 Dodge Power Wagon, and am replacing it with a '61 Chevy factory 4x4 that I'm going to start this winter. I hunt deer with an iron-sight .30-30, and rabbits with a single-shot .410.

Everything I own and use, is an anvil. Simple, basic, reliable, tough.

So I'm looking at the Colt, Government Model or Commander, "base-model," and the Remington R1, same versions. Basic, stripped-down models that got the job done for 80 years, two world wars, Korea and Viet Nam.

Of the two (Colt and Remington), what are the pros and cons of the guns? Manufactured parts (stamped vs. machined), fit, finish, feel, reliability.

-Brad
 

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I own a Colt Govt. and it is the way to go. Stone reliable. Nice traditional sharp/crisp edges. All metal throughout. Won't jam. Colt created the 1911. Many have copied. Get the Govt. The Remington is a softened copy.
 

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I have the Combat Commander in stainless-it is a great gun, reliable (as pointed out above), and it feels right in my hand-
 

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1911s aren't really my thing but I've heard good stuff about the commander.
 

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Gonna be 45 this year, so I gotta buy a .45!


Of the two (Colt and Remington), what are the pros and cons of the guns? Manufactured parts (stamped vs. machined), fit, finish, feel, reliability.

-Brad

I have a Rem R-1 and a couple other 1911's. The R-1 has a great trigger and shoots well. My first 1911 was a used Smith and Wesson that had several 1,000 rounds through it. For the price they are pretty good guns.. mine is damn accurate with the stock barrel

25 yards off a rest:

 

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For what you are looking at, the Springfield mil spec would be a better option (imo of course, but all 3 should function perfect and make you a happy shooter).
 

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Gonna be 45 this year, so I gotta buy a .45!

It won't be a carry-gun, just something to go to the gun range with, maybe take hunting with me.

I like traditional... I drive a '76 Dodge Power Wagon, and am replacing it with a '61 Chevy factory 4x4 that I'm going to start this winter. I hunt deer with an iron-sight .30-30, and rabbits with a single-shot .410.

Everything I own and use, is an anvil. Simple, basic, reliable, tough.

So I'm looking at the Colt, Government Model or Commander, "base-model," and the Remington R1, same versions. Basic, stripped-down models that got the job done for 80 years, two world wars, Korea and Viet Nam.

Of the two (Colt and Remington), what are the pros and cons of the guns? Manufactured parts (stamped vs. machined), fit, finish, feel, reliability.

-Brad
Brad, look at the Springfield models too. I'm a SA fan, as you know, but they do a nice, basic .45 too.
 

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Brad, look at the Springfield models too. I'm a SA fan, as you know, but they do a nice, basic .45 too.
I'm not a springfield fan, but they make solid 1911's, both entry level and one of the best all around bang for the bucks available (TRP). :p
 

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I'm not a springfield fan, but they make solid 1911's, both entry level and one of the best all around bang for the bucks available (TRP). :p
About 20 years ago you could buy a .45 in a bag (EVERY PART!)from SA. We'd spend about 3 hours polishing and assembly and have a hell of a nice shooting .45 for under 150.00!
 

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COLT.

This is my COLT Commander. Model 04691.



Just a basic no frills gun. Cost me $720.00 OTD in 2006. It's a quality piece, totally reliable and shoots like a house on fire.
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What is the cheapest reliable 1911, .45 out there?

A bag of parts for $150 and several hours, GREAT!!

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I just bought a Dan Wesson. I wasn't too impressed after shooting it. The older Colts are much better. The newer Colts are not. I think an older colt is the way to go.

I have more faith in my glock 17 than every handgun I've shot. No matter what I do it will not malfunction. I have a 50rd drum and it spits them out as fast as you can move your finger.
 
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