Gun Gurus (and Goddesses) and those who think they are…..
So I think that, before the next election, I will buy a new stainless 1911.
(yes, I know GLOCKs and M&P are better, Don’t care.) I like the 1911 platform, the manual of arms is what I trained to, I find ’em pretty reliable, I like a thumb safety and a grip safety. Don’t want a trigger safety I am Old School. I like ’em and that is what I am gonna buy….
Get off my lawn.
Anyway, I am looking for suggestions. More or less true 1911A-1 (I have a Para that I really like which, with the exception of the Power Extractor is a 1911A-1…but they are out of business and Remington isn’t keeping parts in stock for the warranty, so it will likely become a safe queen or a nightstand gun….
Gotta be stainless. I am one of those people whose sweat eats blued steel (and, to a lesser extent, parkerized and nitrided) without constant care. Constant. Care. There isn’t a gun protection product out there that will last more than a range session.
God’s Own Caliber, of course.
I don’t want an Ed Brown or anything like that (well, I do, but I can’t justify that kind of scratch….and they don’t seem to run reliably and I don’t need that kind of accuracy…minute of dirtbag will do just fine. If I can shoot 4″ at 25 yards, that will do. This is a pistol, not a sniping rifle) Decent sights are needed of course…I will likely be carrying it sometimes.
So, Suggestions? Brands to stay away from? Horror stories or attaboys?
ETA: Gonna have to say that Kimber doesn’t fit the bill either, sadly. Big bucks, the ones I have encountered weren’t much better than the other 1911’s out there (but $1400 instead of $550 or $650)…Kimber trades on their name these days, rather than their quality. Have owned 2 and both got returned to the shop because they weren’t tuned right out of the box and Kimber wasn’t terribly interested in fixing them quickly….. and I am not a fan of the Schwartz safety. And it really isn’t a 1911-A1…close, but not quite there.
ETA 2: No, a GLOCK trigger isn’t faster than a 1911. (maybe for someone who shoots for a living, but few non-professional shooters with GLOCK’s can beat me or anyone I shoot with that carries a 1911)….The safety is a part of the draw and doesn’t slow anyone with a bit of training down. (A reply to an email where my reply bounced)