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Old August 19th, 2012, 01:57 PM   #1
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Most rugged 1911?

What make and model would be considered the most rugged, field-ready 1911? Other than the WW1/2 issued 1911's obviously. I'm wanting something reliable, decently accurate, and something that can handle dirt, dust, etc and keep working.

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Old August 19th, 2012, 01:59 PM   #2
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MEUSOC. Designed specifically for the Marine Corps Force Recon/ Special Operations Marines. I gues the closest that comes out there is a Springfield MC Operator. I'm sure there are others but I figure this is made for combat.

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Remington is manufacturing a milspec 1911 that holds up really well.

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Old August 19th, 2012, 02:11 PM   #4
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Remington is manufacturing a milspec 1911 that holds up really well.
Is that the R1?

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Old August 19th, 2012, 02:28 PM   #5
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I have a Springfield Milspec that is pretty good.

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Is that the R1?
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Old August 19th, 2012, 03:12 PM   #7
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My money is on the original 1911's. got a shooting buddy that has a Remington Rand, sounds like a bowl of loose parts when you shake it, but boy does it shoot! He's 78 years old & I damn sure don't want to be what he's shooting at.

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I have an original 1918 made 1911 that runs like a raped ape. But the one I built is just as rugged. All USGI parts on an Essex frame, about 300 rds so far without a single hitch and I've been feeding it everything from 185gr wad cutters thru 230 gr ball.

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Old August 19th, 2012, 03:19 PM   #9
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I have a used Norinco 1911 A1 I picked up 3 years ago at a gun show.....one of my favorite guns. I have a real WW2 Colt my Father carried in Europe and a Rock Island...both great guns, but the Norinco is what I throw in the bag when I head to the range. Good trigger (good enough), better accuracy than you would expect and it's all forged/milled steel that will take abuse for years. The finish isn't custom, but I keep it clean and rust free. See if you can find one...you will like it. (Mine has laser grips for nightstand duty in the house).

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The closets current reproduction to original GI specs that I know of would be the Springfield armory frames and slides made by IMBEL. They are made on USGI presses that were given to them. After that I don’t know. I have a GI Springfield made by IMBEL and have had no problems with her, granted I have not poured sand or dirt in her to see how she reacts.

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wouldn't you want a stainless one?

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wouldn't you want a stainless one?
Why would you want a stainless over a parkerized one?

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The closets current reproduction to original GI specs that I know of would be the Springfield armory frames and slides made by IMBEL. They are made on USGI presses that were given to them. After that I donít know. I have a GI Springfield made by IMBEL and have had no problems with her, granted I have not poured sand or dirt in her to see how she reacts.
I was under the impression that the RIAs were the most true to GI spec being that there are no deviations from the first production models other than the steel used. If I'm wrong, I'm wrong.

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I have a used Norinco 1911 A1 I picked up 3 years ago at a gun show.....one of my favorite guns. I have a real WW2 Colt my Father carried in Europe and a Rock Island...both great guns, but the Norinco is what I throw in the bag when I head to the range. Good trigger (good enough), better accuracy than you would expect and it's all forged/milled steel that will take abuse for years. The finish isn't custom, but I keep it clean and rust free. See if you can find one...you will like it. (Mine has laser grips for nightstand duty in the house).
I'm a big Norinco fan as well. Asked my Smith to trick it out, talked me out of it. Said it needs nothing. It's never malfunctioned on me, ever. I always defer to him, an Engineer, Master Smith, Machinist. Say's Norinco did a great job copying the original, down to the metalurgy. Any lightly used one around $400 is a good buy IMHO. While I wait for my Ruger the Gunwriters are slobbering all over

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So far I like my Norinco M1A. But the SKS is another story. Maybe I'll keep my eyes peeled for a 1911 norinco cause lord knows I can't afford a nice USGI one or a colt for that matter. lol

My friend has a Para GI Expert.....I like it shooting it. But the 1911 guys don't seem keen on them.

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