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Help me decide....

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by dezelle, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. dezelle

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    First 1911 purchaser here. I've narrowed my choices down to two and thought I would consult the experts here before making a purchase:

    Budget: $1100

    1. STI Trojan
    2. Dan Wesson RZ-Heritage

    Now, I'm not a huge fan of FCS (would rather keep it looking more classy) but am partial to SS/Hard Chrome. OTD the DW is only going to run me $60 more than the STI Trojan while having the SS finish and no FCS which is why I was even considering it. However, I am not willing to pass up the better firearm strictly for aesthetic reasons. I realize also that later on down the road I can send my Trojan back to have it hard chromed if I choose. I am open to other manufacturers if you can recommend one I may have overlooked that is perhaps better than the two listed. At this point I think I'm settled on the Trojan but wanted to get some second opinions first. So, what do you think?
     
  2. bac1023

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    I like the Trojan better.
     

  3. BlayGlock

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    I vote Trojan as well.
     
  4. Tactical black

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    I would take the Trojan over the Heritage every STI I've ever seen have been top notch.
     
  5. Wade-19

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    I vote Heritage. FCS are fugly !
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  6. Cochese

    Cochese Most mackinest CLM

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    TRP Stainless!
     
  7. samuse

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    STI builds guns to run. I see more of them at matches than any other 1911.

    But they are ugly. Very ugly...
     
  8. bac1023

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    Not all of them. :supergrin:


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  9. bac1023

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    That's a far cry from your standard Heritage.
     
  10. Wade-19

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    OK, here's a before
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    Still looks better than MOST STI offerings
     
  11. Johan Beer

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  12. bac1023

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    No doubt. :)

    Looks aren't the Trojan's strong point, but I've seen worse.


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  13. Quack

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  14. bac1023

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  15. Hokie1911

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    Neither. Save your money and get a Glock21SF. 1911s are over-priced fossils.
























    J/K. I'm a big fan of DW, but I'd get the Trojan. :supergrin:
     
  16. RightYouAreKen

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    To be fair, you're showing the side of the slide that doesn't have a giant condom ad on the side :tongueout:

    I don't think they look bad, but too bad you can't pay an extra, say, $50, to have the rollmarks left off the thing.

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  17. Hokie1911

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    Just make sure you are always on the far left stall at the range. :supergrin:
     
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  18. DW Herritage FTW.

    personally, the Trojan is FUGLY; adjustable rear sight, huge FCS
     
  19. Wade-19

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    ^ This
     
  20. bac1023

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    :rofl::rofl: