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BAC1023 can you help me out?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by sirgarreth, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. sirgarreth

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    From what I have read and seen, I think you know a bit about 1911's. I am looking to CCW a 1911. I like the two tone look. I was looking into the S&W 1911ES. Officer frame with commander slide, but you knew that. Can you direct me towards the best value and best gun I can get in the $1K range? Should I look used? New?
    I have Kimber Pro Carrly SLE, but it gets heavy after a while so an alloy frame would be nice. Already have a Milt Sparks VMII on order for a 4" 1911, but i can always call and change. Also like the Kimber Ultra CDP's.
     
  2. rsxr22

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    no where near as knowledgeable as BAC, but my humble opinions in a $1000 range would be the STI Guardian for the duo-tone look and the Ranger II and SA LWT Champion for standard black 1911's. I like the Ranger a little bit better than the Springer, mainly because the Ranger has FSC.
     


  3. samuse

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    There's a nice series 1 Kimber Pro-Carry in the classifieds right now.
     
  4. I have a sig RCS. a couple of hundred rounds, and 2.5 years and I still carry it more than anything else.
     
  5. bac1023

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    I'm not big on 1911s with small frames. They just don't appeal to me much for whatever reason.

    How about a Kimber Pro CDP, since you want an aluminum frame?

    That's what I use for a carry gun. I believe they sell in the $1100 range. Mine has never had an issue.

    This pic was taken when it was basically new.


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  6. CaptCave

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    The ES is a 4.25"

    Buds has a used one right now
     
  7. Shortimer

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    I agree 100%
     
  8. sirgarreth

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    S&W 1911ES runs about $850 and the Kimber CDP Pro or CDP Compact will run about $1000, but then I saw a Kimber Super Carry Pro. Beautiful gun. Gun shop I go to says they will sell for $1300 out the door. Just a tad over my price range, but what the heck. But then a Dan Wesson is only about $100 more. Man, why do things have to be this hard to decide on!!!!!!
     
  9. MD357

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    Don't change that Milt Sparks VM2 order or you'll regret it. :supergrin: They make a 1911 disappear.
     
  10. jrs93accord

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    I will have to agree with Brian. Since you are already familiar with the Kimber, the PRO CDP is the way to go.
     
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2010
  11. Hokie1911

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    I'd go with the CDP or the Ranger2.

    ...I saw a NIB CBOB on gunsamerica for $939 a few days ago. It was gone like 10 min later. :rofl:
     
  12. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    also look at teh STI Guardian.

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  13. rsxr22

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    Quack,
    Im pretty sure a STI 1911 with a flat trigger would look pretty sexy. Think you need to add one to the stable.
     
  14. Shipwreck-The-Sequel

    Shipwreck-The-Sequel Beretta 92 Nut!

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    I don't like KInber's aluminum guns - as they don't use a ramped barrel.

    I had bad luck with an aluminum framed Kimber many years ago.

    Their newest carry gun with the slightly curved MSH looked interesting - but still no ramped barrel.

    Springfield uses a ramped barrel in their aluminum champion model.
     
  15. sirgarreth

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    ok, finally made up my mind and ordered myself a Smith and Wesson 1911ES. Officer frame with commander slide. The weight is inly around 26 ounces which is my biggest thing. Can't find too much info on that particular gun, but what i have found is supposed to be really good. Now the wait.
     
  16. Oaklands

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    It's hard to go wrong with a S&W. You get one hell of warranty as well. Every smith I own, whether semi or wheel is solid and a great shooter.