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Old 01-10-2010, 17:57   #126
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Old 01-10-2010, 18:02   #127
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Been looking at that group myself.

This was at the dealers 2 days ago:

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Pretty impressive fit & function!!!!
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Old 01-10-2010, 19:29   #128
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Old 01-10-2010, 20:31   #129
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Dan Wesson CCO if you're not stuck on the budget too much.
They can be had for $1295.

CBOB would be good also.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:22   #130
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I would like a longer barrel but i love short barrel guns for some reason. and i am not locked in to that price range. i can do a little more or less doesn't really matter.

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what size barrel are you looking for. I know some people believe in only 1 size 1911, but I spent 6 hours at 4 different gun shops this past week looking at 1911s. I looked at sig, springfield, s&w, kimber, wilson, sti, taurus, colt, and a couple of knockoffs. Each one felt a little better or worse in my hand. You should definately try some on. My determining factors were which one fit and which one would hold its value. Kimber came out on top after 6 hours. The wilson was nice, but the price tag made my eyes water.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:47   #131
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:02   #132
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If you have the means and patience I would save up another $800.00 and get a Les Baer TRS, this is a pistol that you will keep forever and love every minute of it, that is if you do not mind the 5 inch barrel I really see no difference in concealing it and my commanders, but to meet your list I would go with the Dan Wesson CBOB if you can find one
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:37   #133
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A merging of common threads this is.
No it is not. It is essentially the killing of my thread, by attaching it to a different thread.

My specs were:
-- $850
-- No modifications EVER to the gun, meaning I'm not customizing later
-- Government size
-- Want it to run reliable, no jams

Anyway.

I've found out the Springfield has a key lock. Guess that takes it off my list. Seems a silly thing to add to a gun, and I don't want to endorse that idea.

Any other guns out there that don't have the key lock, but are $850 or less?

Maybe I'll look more closely at the Colt. Looks like the 1991 could be had in my price range. Does it have a key lock? But I kinda like the look of the arched grip. Maybe the 70 series that has it is close enough in price.
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:28   #134
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If you are going to replace the mainspring housing on a Mil Spec with a flat one, it really doesn't matter if it has the ILS lock, that is not a reason to overlook Springfield.
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:33   #135
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If you are going to replace the mainspring housing on a Mil Spec with a flat one, it really doesn't matter if it has the ILS lock, that is not a reason to overlook Springfield.
But I'm not going to make any modifications.

I never modified any of my guns, other than adding scopes or filing a plastic sight a little wider or sanding a rough edge.
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:37   #136
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Still it is not a good reason to overlook Springfield, I would rather have a series 70 1911 with a ILS lock than a series 80 with a firing pin lock, the ILS is an easy swap and really doesn't affect the gun.
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Old 01-11-2010, 12:13   #137
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I have a Loaded Springfield and enjoy it besides a couple issues with finish and tritium vial shooting out. The ILS mainspring lock doesn't get in the way. I used it once just to see what it did and haven't used it since... Can't find both keys either, not looking too hard. I'm still saving for a Smith and Alexander one, but can't justify the $$$. Keep toying with the idea of making my Loaded into a TRP someday...
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Old 01-11-2010, 13:49   #138
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CBOB FTW... best sub 1000 1911 I have seen
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Old 01-11-2010, 22:10   #139
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Have to go with Taurus!!!

PT1911 Stainless, $630 shipped.
Lots of extras included in basic package, added the Pachmyers myself.
Replaced the ambi-safety with an STI left hand safety.
So far, not a hiccup in 1000 rds.
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Old 01-11-2010, 22:24   #140
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PT1911 Stainless, $630 shipped.
Lots of extras included in basic package, added the Pachmyers myself.
Replaced the ambi-safety with an STI left hand safety.
So far, not a hiccup in 1000 rds.

In awnser to your signature, he would roll over in his grave if he saw what Taurus was doing to his design
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Old 01-12-2010, 19:48   #141
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I don't know man, I just can't get into taurus'. I'm sure there quality has come a long way but I jes kant do it kaptan!
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Old 01-12-2010, 19:54   #142
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My Springfield GI has been fine, and my Taurus has been fine for a while now. Sure they aren't custom pieces, but both shoot straight and I trust either one for my CCW gun every day.
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:14   #143
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Today I picked up professionally tuned Norinco 1911.
Slightly changed from the original configuration (Pachmayr grips, Wolff recoil spring and new grip safety).
I paid $500 with shipping and taxes.
No MIM parts, forged steel, no frills...that's what I like.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:31   #144
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Old 01-15-2010, 11:16   #145
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I would opt for the pre-CZ Dan Wesson Pointman or a lightly used Springfield Trophy Match. Both have been extremely reliable and accurate and feed the 185 gr. LSWC reloads.
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Old 01-16-2010, 00:12   #146
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Dewd,ya got a great pistol right there.If you decide ta build a custom that is a great way ta start.'08.
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Old 01-16-2010, 02:36   #147
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Old 01-16-2010, 06:36   #148
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Don't overlook a Para Ordnance GI Expert. Comes in Blued or Stainless steel. No frills, no FCS. I own the blued version.
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Old 01-18-2010, 13:55   #149
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Well, I don't know what the best 1911 for under $850 is, but I can say...

I just bought a Taurus PT 1911 ALR
http://www.taurususa.com/product-det...crumbseries=19

$799 for a package including 4 8-round mags and a kydex paddle holster designed to fit the rail. This an aluminum rail gun. 5" barrel. 33oz. The price won't seem like a great deal to most of you, but you have to consider it was bought within NYS and includes the extra mags and the holster.

I'll write up a range review in a couple weeks. But for now, the thing that most attracted me to it was how it felt in my hand. I loved the checkering front and back of the grip, and on the grip panels. I loved the beavertail, and how the 3 dot sights just ligned up nicely when I pointed the gun. I also loved the light trigger pull. I also love the overall reduced weight, and increased balance of the gun.

I decided to not worry much about the ILS. I've read that the Taurus hammer (where the lock is) can be replaced. I don't plan on replacing it, but nice to know it can be (based on what I've read, since I don't have any first hand knowledge about it).

I wasn't looking for a rail, but as soon as it was in my hand, and I liked how the gun felt, I started thinking of what I could put on that rail. And instantly figured, hey, let's get the rail

As far as brand name (Taurus). Man, I read up one side and down the other side of the internet. All brands, every single one of them (Colt, Kimber, Springfield, etc), has people posting their bad experiences with lemons. Seems it is just a crap shoot. So figured I take my chances, like you do with any gun, as far as quality and reliability.
I wasn't specifically
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Old 01-18-2010, 16:44   #150
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Buy a Colt or Norinco, all the rest is MIM or cast P.I. junk.
Here's my Norchinko.



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