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Best 1911 for the money?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by LarryD1130, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. LarryD1130

    LarryD1130

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    I want to get a 1911 really bad but I can't justify spending $3,000 on a gun right now. I really like those Ed Brown's. Anyways, what is a more afford option that looks and performs well? My spending limit is $1,500 tops.
     

  2. bac1023

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    One of the entry level Les Baers for sure.
     
  3. samuse

    samuse

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    yup...
     
  4. R0CKETMAN

    R0CKETMAN NRA MEMBER

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    Yep, even if it's slightly pre-loved
     
  5. 96hog

    96hog

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    Les Baer Premier II
    Best 1911 platform out there for the money.
    I bought mine used for $1250.
    The previous owner only ran lead 2oogr SWC thru it
    which is also my preference.
    Put a Dawson Presion fiber optic front sight on.
    This gun will make you a better shooter.
    I had my doubts but after owning one I'm a loyal fan of LB.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  6. youngAR

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    Definitely Les Baer. Or look very closely at the DW Valor.
     
  7. asiparks

    asiparks

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    If you want a Brown, scour Gunbroker and elite deal seeker for a gently used one for $1600-$1750.
     
  8. 38 Super Fan

    38 Super Fan

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    As mentioned, take a look at one of Baer's entry models. I picked up my Premier II NIB for $1500, and it's at least one step above anything else you'll find in that price range, great value.
     
  9. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Best gun for the money IMO, is the Guncrafter No Name, but in the price range that you're looking in, I gotta throw another vote Les Baer's way.
     
  10. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I can't believe I forgot about the TRP. Great gun for the money.
     
  11. Having owned both a Baer and Dan Wesson, for the money the DW is the better deal IMO
     
  12. bac1023

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    They used to be one of the best deals.

    If anything, I think they're now closer to being overpriced than they are to being the best for the money. They're pricing themselves too close to some better competition, in my opinion.