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Old 01-10-2010, 13:56   #121
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I just bought a Kimber Pro TLE yesterday. Workmanship seems to be very good. I won't get a chance to shoot it till next weekend though.
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Old 01-10-2010, 14:20   #122
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Kimber Stainless Pro Carry II w/night sights.
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Old 01-10-2010, 15:32   #123
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I bought a Kimber Pro Carry II in stainless recently and really like it. Nice shooter. It only had 500-600 rounds through it.
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Old 01-10-2010, 17:18   #124
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another vote for Dan Wesson CBOB - mine was $989 shipped

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Old 01-10-2010, 18:42   #125
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I can't imagine one would want to give too much thought to other than a CBOB, in this case.
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Old 01-10-2010, 18:57   #126
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Old 01-10-2010, 19:02   #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, 20:29   #128
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Old 01-10-2010, 21:31   #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, 09:22   #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, 09:47   #131
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Old 01-11-2010, 10:02   #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, 11:37   #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, 12:28   #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, 12:33   #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, 12:37   #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, 13:13   #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, 14:49   #138
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CBOB FTW... best sub 1000 1911 I have seen
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Old 01-11-2010, 23:10   #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, 23:24   #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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