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My question is whose 1911?

There are numerous makers out there who have duplicated the external shell and improved upon the original design and metallurgy...Kimber, Les Baer, Ed Brown, Remington, Ruger, STI, S&W, Para Ordnance, BUL and the list goes on.

Which version, single or double stack?

It was said that when John Moses realized his errors, primarily due to military interference, on the 1911 he almost created (as he died beforehand) the FN P35!

I'd go with a T/C or other single shot pistol as being the most reliable followed by a D/A revolver before any semi auto.

I have a number of S/A and D/A revolvers that have more then 15,000 rds a couple over 18,000 through them without any timing issues and I shoot stout but not overloaded defensive .41 mag loads in them. But the majority are factory levels or just slightly below for practice.

Do you realize how long it takes a non-competition shooter to shoot 15,000 rounds from a revolver?

Excluding the 10mm, what semi auto comes close to power of the .41 or .44 Rem Mag, 44 Spec, .45 LC or .454 Casull, any of the Linebaugh or Gary Reeder cartridge creations?
By 10mm do you mean .40 long.. Lulz

10mm is an incredible round. Super 38 is very underrated as well.
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I'm gonna go against the grain here and even though I love 1911's...I think the ultimate survival handgun would be a revolver.

A single action Ruger convertible in .357/.38 Spec/9mm to be specific. These revolvers are built like tanks and can handle any factory load in the caliber specified...and deadly accurate to boot. A revolver is not picky as to bullet shape, construction or quantity of powder...from mild to wild the things work.

And as a bonus...for reloaders...you keep all your fired brass. The .357/.38 Spec can take game from rabbits to deer or hogs. The reloader can choose quality jacketed bullets during good times...or cast his/her own from wheel weights or other suitable lead when money or supplies are tight. I have bullet molds starting at 105 grains...going to 170 grains.

And for defense...the .357 magnum will work. Load 125 grain jacketed soft or hollow points at 1200-1400 FPS for good stops on 2 legged vermin. Or...cast a good, heavy Keith style semi-wadcutter. Heavy, hard cast semi-wadcutters penetrate like nothing else. Granted...a revolver doesn't hold 15 plus rounds...but very few Ruger single action revolvers ever jam or malfunction. They are excellent firearms.
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enjoying the information my next handgun will be a 1911
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