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Production vs. Semi-Custom 1911s
In my last post, I discussed why a 1911 might be called a production model or a semi-custom model. I’d like to take that further and point out the things you are likely to get in a semi-custom that you won’t in a production model.
Production, Semi-Custom, and Custom 1911s
The makers of 1911s all fall into three general groups - production, semi-custom, and custom. What is it that differentiates the groups and why should you care? The most significant and obvious difference is the cost.
Is the 1911 Reliable? Yes, Just Not Out of the Box
A common complaint about the 1911 is that is is an outdated and unreliable pistol. I have not found that to be true in a general sense, but it can be true in more narrow situations.
Deep, Indulgent, Complete, Elegant, and Emotive
Guy Kawasaki describes a great product as being “deep, indulgent, complete, elegant, and emotive.” I think the 1911 platform is a great product and I think his definition applies.