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$800-$900 budget 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by TxGlock9, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. TxGlock9

    TxGlock9

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    I was looking into the S&W 1911 PD and the S/A Range Officer. I wish they still made the dan wesson cbob's. Recommendations?
     
  2. Hokie1911

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    Usage? Range? Carry?
     

  3. FLSlim

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    TX, how can you pass up looking at STIs from the Lone Star State?
     
  4. G27RR

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    Out of those two, Range Officer. Also look at the STI Trojan.
     
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    yep...look at the trojan for sure. leaves you some room for ammo/accessories and is on par or arguably better than the RO.
     
  6. bikewriter

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    With adjustable rear sights: STI spartan at $628 delivered or STI trojan for $999 delivered.

    Range Officer is nice but the STI options fit my needs better (read: budget). Although the RO comes with 2 or 3 mags. The STI only 1. But the RO will need an ILS removal and rebuild kit (about $12) and new springs.

    Get an STI.
     
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  7. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    At the OP's budget I say Trojan all the way.... though I'm very pleased with my Spartan in 9mm.
     
  8. TxGlock9

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    Only reason I didn't consider Sti is bc I don't know too much about them.
    all the above
     
  9. TxGlock9

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    tell me more about this ILS and rebuild kit.. why is it needed?
     
  10. Hokie1911

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    STI Ranger 2 (if you want 4.25") or STI Trojan (if you want 5"). Both the same price. If you're going to carry, I'd say the Ranger 2. :thumbsup:
     
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    It's personal preference. Most just hear it's a "bad" thing so they just jump on the trian of no ILS. This is SA's own gun lock, which is part of the MSH. just a stronger mainspring than the standard 19lbs spring.
     
  12. bac1023

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    The Trojan costs a bit more than $800-$900 though.
     
  13. TxGlock9

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    I have my choices down to the Kimber Pro carry II, S&W1911PD, and Colt Commander. I just don't like the Sti's.
     
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    The Trojan is better than any of those others you mentioned, it just costs more.
     
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    what about the range II? I want shorter barrel.
     
  16. Hokie1911

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    That's money well spent. :thumbsup:

    G27RR has one in .45 and 9mm and speaks very highly of both.
     
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    That's a nice gun as well.
     
  18. TSAX

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    The SW 1911 PD '5 w/rail is one of my favorite 1911's.



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  19. G27RR

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    Very nice pistols, nothing else that size under $1K is anywhere close in my opinion.
     
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    You should be happy with either Springer RO or STI Trojan or Ranger.