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Best 1911 ...$2000 ????

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by MastiffMan, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. MastiffMan

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    Best 1911 priced from $1500 to $ 2000 ???
    Accurate at 25 yards
    Reliable
    45 acp
    carry or Target shooting..
    I have or had a bunch of 1911's and am racking my brain thinking of what I might want to get...
    Thanks for any input !!!!! I bet Baers come up a few times in this list :supergrin:
    I had 2 SRP's with the 1 1/2" ...MH 1 1/2"... P2 1 1/2" and a UM 1 1/2" .. I know all about Baers.. but I spent after upgrades much more than $1500 - $2000..
     
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  2. bac1023

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    Probably a Baer PII with the 1.5" option, though I think that may put it over $2K.
     


  3. Officer's Match

    Officer's Match S.R.D. v

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    My first thought as well.
     
  4. a_tack

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    Taurus PT1911........











































    :tongueout: Im just kidding... please dont hurt me.....:rofl:
     
  5. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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  6. PlasticGuy

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    Got one, and love it. Mine cost around $1800, but that was a few years ago and they have gone up a bit.

    The Thunder Ranch or a non-1.5" PII should still be under $2000 and I don't think you lose much (if anything).
     
  7. BFIBri

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    I would go with a Dan Wesson Valor... great 1911 IMO
     
  8. zdragon23c

    zdragon23c s&w&me

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    like BAC says Baer PII of course...
    bought this in May....zero issue...extremely accurate.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    I would get a new Colt and have 1200 worth of Smithing done to it...
     
  10. ambluemax

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    Baer TRS or DW Valor if we are trying not to break the $2000 mark
     
  11. PlasticGuy

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    New in the box for less than two grand? Good luck.
     
  12. GJ1981

    GJ1981 Pitying Fools

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    I had a quote from a excellent online dealer for a SF right at $2000 shipped ...so it's possible.

    I'm not sure how much the Custom Carry from SA's Custom Shop is but that would be an excellent choice. It should be close to the $2000 limit.
     
  13. beretta-neo

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    No, it can be done. COntact George at Gunslingers - He handles orders for tons of people on the 1911 forums for Springers, Browns, Nighthawks and others. I ordered my Custom Springfield thru him.

    The downside is he does not take credit cards. But, he does give discounts under MSRP. You can get a Brown for $2k or a little less new.
     
  14. MADBMW

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    The Springfeild Armory Custom Carry, built by the custom shop. Roughly 1780 for the gun built by te custom shop (long wait though).

    Pic of mine;
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  15. willis68

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    Get a TRS, you shot my old one and liked it, George can get you one for $1800.00 I just ordered a new one from him :cool:
     
  16. Jim in MI

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    Flip a coin.

    $2000 will buy (or build) a great gun, doesn't matter whose name is on it.

    The Baer Premier II has adjustable sights. I bought a PII used off a friend and had Novacks put on it.
     
  17. TattooedGlock

    TattooedGlock NRA LIFE MEMBER

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    Save your money and get a Kimber. I've owned several high ends, Wilson, Brown, Nighthawk and each one gave me issues of one kind or another. Kimbers may have some issues from time to time too; but you pay half and get the same performance. The gun is only as good as the shooter anyhow.
     
  18. zdragon23c

    zdragon23c s&w&me

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    +1 for Kimber...shoots just as good, the rest of the money($1000)could be spent on ammo.
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