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Commander size under 2k

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by DeepBlue, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. DeepBlue

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    I want one to carry occasionally and enjoy at the range.
    Which would you get if you could spend up to $2,000.00?
     

  2. DeepBlue

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    Looks great... can one be had for under 2k?
     
  3. polizei1

    polizei1 It WAS Quack

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    Now I could be wrong, but I THINK brand new ones from George (www.migunslingers.com) can be had for ~$2,300 or so. If it were me, I would get an Ed Brown. Well worth it IMO, especially if you're going to spend that much anyway, what's another $2-300? I'm sure others will chime in here.
     
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  4. Hokie1911

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  5. Hokie1911

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    Close to $2k. I had a few extras on my build. If you're going to spend $2k, get EXACTLY what you want.
     
  6. Paul all thing needs is some black grips to complete to package. I second the Brown.
     
  7. Hokie1911

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    Still trying to figure out what grips I want for it, but they will be black for sure.
     
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  8. airflyer

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    Ed Brown good choice 2100.00
    Guncrafter no name comander 2495.00
    These are a little more but I would check prices might be able to get for less
     
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  10. beemerphile

    beemerphile CLM

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    I got my Kobra Carry like new for just under $2K. I also got a Nighthawk Talon II in the same condition for about the same price. For surprising quality, look up a used Rock River (not Rock Island) 1911. They aren't in production any more, but mine shoots as good as any 1911 I have.
     
  11. youngAR

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    VBOB. DW is really making some nice 1911's and the Valor is their flagship gun.
     
  12. Hokie1911

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    The VBOB is a hell of a nice gun for $1,400. Was playing with one yesterday.
     
  13. asiparks

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    ^This ^

    I was toying with one at a funshow this weekend and it was smooth and silky and crisp in all the appropriate places....I like the feel of the checkering, which I only bring up as I was also looking at a gently used Kobra carry that was $1800, which I was sure I wanted, but, once in my hand, the scales weren't doing anything for me...

    Aesthetics aside, I wonder how much extra fitting goes into an off the shelf Brown over an off the shelf VBOB as they're both relatively low volume pieces....
     
  14. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    for $1400 it's a SS Vbob, if he want's a Duty Treatment (black) Vbob, it'll be $1800-$1900.
    for that price, i'd bring ramen noodles for lunch for 2 weeks to make up the difference and buy a Kobra Carry.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Enters the Executive Carry. This would be the 1911, if I were to get an Ed Brown. I actually like the scales on the FS and MSH, just not a fan of it on the slide. Maybe it's because they're done vertically.

    Me too...
     
  16. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    you also have to realize, not only on how it's fit, but the parts.
    Brown makes most of their parts, while a majority of the DW parts are sourced.

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    just one example. look at the magwell and how the MSH is fit.
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  17. IANative

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    I like Baers. Concept VII, Concept VIII, Custom Carry Comanche would all fit your requirements.
     
  18. asiparks

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    sourced from Brown, Greider, EGW, Wolff etc....basically all top shelf parts, so that's no bad thing. I believe that the fire control group is all tool steel, the frame and slide are likely forged Remsport, which is fine....
    Yours looks like an 09 model Quack, with champion sights and without the higher undercut trigger guard, and higher checkered frontstrap...

    Certainly not knocking Brown quality, just curious from a purely objective POV. I expected to feel tingly magic when i handled the Kobra... but didn't:crying:

    If I could find an Exec carry for $1800 i would pounce on it no questions asked....

    I would get the stainless VBOB over the black VBOB and have it Atranided (melonited)for $150...
     
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