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Help me choose my pride & joy!

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ctfireman, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. ctfireman

    ctfireman

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    I've been preparing to take the higher end 1911 plunge. To keep it simple....if you can have only one $3000-$3500 1911 what would it be? What is the end all be all of workmanship in that category? If it's something that takes a while to order i'm ok with that.
     
  2. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    :rofl:Good choice on the gun though.
     
  4. GJ1981

    GJ1981 Pitying Fools

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    I'd keep it simple and go here - John Harrison

    Great customs can be had in the 3K range.

    I don't think there is an end all in this price range, or any range, it's all about what your expectations are.
     
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  5. rsxr22

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    If you would be interested in a RRA in about 99%, i can keep an eye out for you at the gun show this weekend. The last show i was at the guy had a WC, KC, and RRA all 3 were in AMAZING condition, he might never have shot them. Im sure it didnt sell though, most people probably didnt even know what they were looking at.
     
  6. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    yep, thinking of what nut to sell to buy it.
     
  7. Tactical black

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    I agree if I was told I could only have one 1911 and it had to be in that price range I would go custom there's a lot of choices in that range.

    I'm still planning to send one of my Colt's off to Mars Armament for a custom build and that will cost just under $2300.00 for the build and the gun cost about $860.00 so I will have about $3150.00 in when it's all said and done.

    I had a few set backs which has kept me from getting this done but hopefully soon I can send it in. :cool:
     
  8. PlasticGuy

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    Personally, I'd draw up a list of size/materials/features that you want on your 1911. Then figure out what sights/controls/finishes you like. When you get your ideal 1911 completely blueprinted, start looking for a smith who can make it happen. You may have to order all the parts yourself and send them to a smith, or the smith may want to handle that for you.

    I went that route on my last 1911 and couldn't be happier because it is exactly the way I want it.
     
  9. BlayGlock

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    Go look at SVI. You can customize the gun down to the serial number.
     
  10. Jager1

    Jager1 UtilitarianSect Lifetime Member

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  11. Cerebrus

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    I am thinkin for that kinda cheese.. I would go SVI as well
     
  12. bac1023

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    If you keep it simple, you should be able to snag an Infinity for $3500. My build cost more than that a few years back and would be even higher today. However, if you stay away from the AET barrel and Infinicoat finish, it will save you a few bucks.

    They are stellar 1911s, to say the least, and are certainly a step up from the models available from Brown, Wilson, Baer, or Nighthawk. Plus, its completely custom, not semi-custom. You design EXACTLY what you want. Options are nearly endless, hence the name. :supergrin:

    They're cool in every way. :cool:


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  13. Hokie1911

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    I dig the blinged out gold barrel. It's like grillz for your 1911. :supergrin:

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  14. GVFlyer

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    Somewhere in the air.
    Or a Wilson Combat CQB, Hunter.

    Where did you serve in the 6th Cav (Air Combat), Camp Eagle or Camp Humphreys?