What was your First/Favorite 1911?

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  • LHB1

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    1) First 1911 was a commercial Colt in .38 Super. Paid $50 for it in 1959. Later traded it for a Ruger .357 Mag revolver.

    2) Most memorable 1911 was a commercial Colt in .45 ACP accurized by Al Dinan with a BoMar Low Profile rib on it. Used it in Bullseye competition during late '60s and early '70s. Stupidly sold it when I quit competing. BAD DECISION!!!!!!!!!

    3) Favorite 1911 is my Wilson Classic .45 ACP with stainless frame, black ArmorTuff slide, S&A magwell, adjustable sights, and Esmeralda grips.
     

    Texas1911

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    Kimber Custom II, it was a good pistol, looked pretty sharp with some Wilson goodies on it.

    Depending on how the next few months go, I'll be buying an STI.
     

    LHB1

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    Alan,
    Thought you were going to have surgery today and be out for several days. Are you SuperMan or did the surgery get postponed?
     

    brainiac

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    First one was my Kimber Custom TLE II in 2002(?). I have two other 1911's in addition to the Kimber now, but the TLE is still my favorite after thousands of rounds through it. The most accurate and best-shooting pistol I have ever owned in 35+ years of shooting.
     

    Army 1911

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    My first 1911 was given to my by my dad and granddad. It was the 1911 that granddad carried in WWI, Dad carried in WWII and I in Vietnam. I was 11 when it was given to me.
     

    chevydeerhunter

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    The first one I qualified with in the Army. They were getting rid of them and I asked the armorer if he could just "lose" one. Man I hated returning that one!
     

    LHB1

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    My first 1911 was given to my by my dad and granddad. It was the 1911 that granddad carried in WWI, Dad carried in WWII and I in Vietnam. I was 11 when it was given to me.

    Glad all of you came back safely. Wish that no one else would ever have to carry it in combat.
     

    tex45acp

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    That's a family treasure for sure.

    Post a picture of it :)

    Amen Brother!!

    My first was my dads old Colt from WW2. When you shook it it sounded like a Mexican Maraca. It shot enything you could load in the mag.

    I have had a dozen since then and my favoirite is my Wilson Combat Professional. The Professional is a 4" gun and mine is stainless. It is my primary carry weapon.

    tex45acp
     

    Pappy

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    NightHawk

    I handled my son's Colt 1911.

    I liked the feel and the way it handled.

    And I went out and bought a NightHawk.

    I liked it so much, I bought three more.....:D:D:D:D
     

    htxred

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    my first 1911 was a para ordnance ssp i bought from gander mountain, it was used.

    my favorite 1911 would have to be my twin dan wesson cbobs (10mm and .45acp)

    but all have been sold. i like what i have now.
     

    fm2

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    I have a Kimber from when they were in OR, that was my first 1911.
     

    Bullseye Shooter

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    Colt Series 70 Gold Cup that I bought "used" for $200 in 1976. The guy had put less than a box of shells through it. Of course, he had already thrown away the box and papers. :(

    I still have it. I've replaced the rear sight pin twice and just replaced the Eliason rear sight with a new one. Things do wear out.
     
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