What was your First/Favorite 1911?

LHB1

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Mar 4, 2008
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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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May 29, 2017
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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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Mar 4, 2008
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Houston
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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Mar 7, 2008
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Parker County
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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Feb 23, 2008
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San Antonio
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!
 

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