Gear: M1911 Colt 45


M1911 Colt 45

Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: $675.00
Average Rating:
(38 Votes)

M1911 Colt 45 MK IV Series 80 Government Model

Member Reviews

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    SassyJo, Fri, 21 Mar 2008 18:17:38 UTC.
    1st review

    This is my favorite gun. I sleep with it every night.

    Technically, the M1911 is a recoil operated, locked breech semi-auto pistol. It has a single action trigger with a frame mounted safety that locks the hammer and the slide. The hammer could be locked either in cocked or in lowered position, allowing the gun to be carried in "cocked and locked" state, with safety on, hammer cocked and round chambered. Additional automated safety is incorporated into the rear of the grip and locks the action when the gun is not held in the hand properly.

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    aaa111, Thu, 27 Mar 2008 23:15:39 UTC.

    one fine 1911. colt never has made any junk

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    Lopezjp1, Fri, 28 Mar 2008 17:03:09 UTC.

    I grew up shooting my uncle's Colt that he carried throughout WWII. I carry a Combat Elite as my uniform duty gun and a Colt Defender since I was in the drug task force and now in detectives. I didn't see the details when I went to review this product, but I love my Colt's.

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    JIMROC, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 19:29:09 UTC.

    great shooter, on my list to purchase

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    keeneagle, Wed, 09 Apr 2008 23:40:02 UTC.

    Carried this when I was in the AF (many-many-many years ago). Great weapon.

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    KSP494, Thu, 10 Apr 2008 00:40:17 UTC.

    would carry two if they let me, don't change a thing on it it's perfect.

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    Irreverent300, Tue, 15 Apr 2008 15:52:00 UTC.

    Finest piece of art evere made!!!!!

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    FC291mag, Thu, 17 Apr 2008 02:39:43 UTC.

    Grew up admiring this pistol, and admired it even more when i fired it. One of the best ever made.

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    wolfghost35m, Fri, 25 Apr 2008 20:49:41 UTC.

    Greatest weapon ever made....

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    Anonymous, Mon, 28 Apr 2008 22:23:13 UTC.

    One of the best guns in history!

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    justcoha, Mon, 12 May 2008 14:17:08 UTC.

    I love my 1911 for personal use. Yes it is big, and it makes a very clear sound when racked. Easy and simple to use, lots of power.

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    Wolvarine, Sun, 18 May 2008 15:58:06 UTC.

    This a top quality firearm one of Colt's best...

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    wmhutchison, Sun, 18 May 2008 23:26:20 UTC.

    From full size Government down to Defender, I shot 'em factory to tricked out. When a design can last for 100 years without major changes you can't argue that. When it ain't broke, don"t fix it.

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    jonboy304, Wed, 21 May 2008 10:37:40 UTC.

    nice gun

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    XR4Evr, Thu, 22 May 2008 05:06:18 UTC.

    There are many like it these days. Make no mistake; COLT is the #1 orginal which all others follow. Enough said.

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    JD_Wellin, Thu, 22 May 2008 14:34:47 UTC.

    I love this weapon, I used to carry COLT .45 model 1991A1 series 80. Granted it is only a single action weapon. Now i carry a Springfield .45 1911A1 model set up with a laser and rail-lite.

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    headbrer, Sun, 25 May 2008 06:00:23 UTC.

    Best all around handgun. Great stopping power. Does very well in adverse conditions.

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    Bubba223, Sun, 29 Jun 2008 10:23:16 UTC.

    Just one good piece of iron. Great ergonomics. Currently have the Gov't, Commander, and Officer's. All three perform great. For those looking to get one, I would, however, suggest the "enhanced - radiused" undercut beneath the trigger guard which makes it sit nice in your hand, and a Wilson or Smith & Alexander slide stop (I've seen a few of the "stock" Colt ones break).

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    OldSeadog, Sun, 24 Aug 2008 08:58:36 UTC.

    My first love as a pistol! ive carried one in the Navy & I have owned my own. truly a classic firearm. and if you run out of ammo you can beat the crap out of the other guy with it!

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    obkahn, Mon, 25 Aug 2008 01:53:58 UTC.

    Nothing beats a good 1911 Colt. Carried in service before changing over to the 92F. Own a couple and shoot them several times a month. Cheap ammo can be a problem feeding and any bullet not rounded can sometimes cause feed problems.

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    noeman5, Thu, 11 Sep 2008 06:24:18 UTC.

    I've carried a government model 1911 since the 70's, it has never let me down. I even took that "old" gun through 3 classes at Gunsite without a problem. My son says many of his fellow soldiers wish they were carrying them in Iraq, instead of the Berretas they've been issued. For reliability and sheer knock-down power, this is one tough SOB to beat.

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    CamoPhreak63, Thu, 11 Sep 2008 18:25:50 UTC.

    It needs ambi-safety and maybe a matte-black finish, but still KICKS-ASS!
    This is the greatest primary weapon you can use.
    Keep the Glock stuff off of my duty belt!!

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    fieldop4s, Thu, 11 Sep 2008 22:50:42 UTC.

    Every 1911 Colt make is great. No slack in the slide, everythings tight. Great triggers and I love shooting them! I have a Colt National Match made in 1966, shoots like it's brand new. I frequently carry it and love the way it feels.

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    LtRusty, Fri, 12 Sep 2008 06:47:29 UTC.

    Number 1!!! If there is 1 semi-auto that you can bet your life on this is it. Indestructable, accurate, will not let you down. This is the handgun that all others wish they were and try to be.

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    HenryT516, Sat, 04 Oct 2008 03:53:21 UTC.

    The 1911 Colt .45 ACP is the greatest pistol ever developed. Simple, durable, less than 25 working parts for easy breakdown, repair and cleaning. Tremendous knock down power. Versitle with limited slide & extrator change to acquire 5 diferent calibers. Offered in 4 sizes if you include the NCO Model. Over a 100 years of proven service. Many clain it only has 7 rounds (plus one in the chamber in cocked & locked position). My theory as as marksman / sniper, if you put the round into your intended target the first time you only need 1. Slim mags also allows multiple carry for additional ammo. I carried one for almost 30 years and felt comfortable & protected at all times.

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    Geo60, Fri, 31 Oct 2008 15:05:17 UTC.

    Many years ago while serving in the Army, I carried this hand gun. It is dependable and accurate, depending on who is shooting it. Just look at it's history to see what we have accomplished with this firearm since 1911. Suggest you check out this site for more history and background.

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    GovMonster, Mon, 03 Nov 2008 22:58:14 UTC.

    There's a reason the M1911 was the primary sidearm of the U.S. Military for over 75 years. Reliable, durable and knock-down power. "If it's not broke don't fix it." Never understood the step down (in my opinion) to the Beretta 9mm.

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    ami2old, Thu, 06 Nov 2008 22:23:18 UTC.

    Mine is a WW ll Vintage given to me by a great Uncle I can't say it's my favorite that would be the 400 nitro however the 45 Military spec colt is one fine handgun.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 29 Jan 2009 09:08:00 UTC.

    If it was good enough for Sgt. Alvin C. York, then it is good enough for me!

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    CStepich, Sun, 01 Mar 2009 18:21:09 UTC.

    I think this is a tried and true firearm. It's a little heavy but has great accuracy.

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    windrider3210, Thu, 12 Mar 2009 15:16:58 UTC.

    After my glock blew apart the 3rd time I got a colt, I have carried this weapon on and off duty for 9 years, it is reliable and accurate. I highly recommend it.

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    Girten224, Wed, 25 Mar 2009 01:24:00 UTC.

    I love the Colt 1911 it's a great weapon

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    arrowhead1_23, Wed, 08 Apr 2009 18:33:46 UTC.

    M1911's is and always will be the best pistol for a real man.

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    SgtSmitty, Thu, 23 Apr 2009 16:29:35 UTC.

    How much do I love and believe in this weapon? WELL, my user name on an e-mail account is rcsmith45... does that tell you anything? My agency currently issues Glocks. I carry 2 of them on me, enough said. A 1911 is like a bare bones pickup truck; you can make do with something else, just not as effectively! Someone once asked an officer carrying a 1911 .45 why he carried such a large round. His reply was a classic; "because they don't make a .46"

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    Boomervet, Sat, 02 Jan 2010 03:36:36 UTC.

    I carried a US M1911 for most of my military career. I don't know how many thousands of rounds I fired over a 20 year period. At my last command I was a courier. At that time we were transitioning from the .45 to the 9mm. The younger guys took the 9mm, us old farts tried to get one of the few .45 left.

    I built one some years back and sold it. I regret selling that baby. I currently have several handguns including a Springfield Armory .45. Wonderful weapon.

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    Jeffrod, Wed, 29 Sep 2010 04:43:24 UTC.

    A good carry gun. Slim profile, high stopping power and very safe to keep in the holster.

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    chnge_it, Mon, 17 Jan 2011 05:06:28 UTC.

    Very balanced all round weapon the original mil. issue power and accuracy. Nice recoil.

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