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How much is too much for a 1911?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by railfancwb, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Or maybe the real question is when spending for functionality ends and spending on beauty begins. Or how much better at its real purpose is a $5,000 1911 than a $500 one.
     
  2. glock_19guy1983

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    Handle a wilson supergrade and your question will be answered.
     


  3. bac1023

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    There's a world of difference between a $500 1911 and one costing ten times as much. Its parts quality and parts fitting.

    Check out the link in my signature.
     
  4. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Or you could buy a $500 1911 then watch some videos and read a few books and make it as good or better than a $5000 1911 yourself...:whistling:
     
  5. glock_19guy1983

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    yeah right! you stand just as much chance of learning to be a navy seal in a week. $5k 1911s are built by guys that have YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. You arent going to get that with a few books and youtube videos. Go to 1911forum and ask Wilsoncombatrep how much experience the guys that build super grades have.
     
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  6. MD357

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    Lighten up francis.....

    Two things here..... notice the smiley.... then look up the word facetious.

    To the OP yes you notice a difference. Does it matter to you? Depends on what you actually use it for and what tax bracket you're in.
     
  7. bac1023

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    :rofl:

    I think we scared Frank off a couple months back, but he sure was entertaining.

    :animlol:
     
  8. bac1023

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    Uh, he was kidding...
     
  9. glock_19guy1983

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    guess I must have missed that. sarcasm doesnt always translate well online.:rofl:
     
  10. bac1023

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    Yeah, Frank had an ATI. ;)
     
  11. MajorD

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    huge difference between say a 500-600 RIA or SA and my 1500 les baer. I DO feel the increments of improvement or quality get smaller as you go along- as in big differnece between 5-600 and 1500 much less between 1500 and 4 grand
     
  12. there is no such thing as too much 1911. people's wallet size varies.
     
  13. Quack

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    too much is what one would pay for a Cabot 1911.
    Cabot (IMO) is not worth the asking price and hype they have on their website. The samples that they had at SHOT were crap.

    Now the guns built by the LTW guys are well worth the money as they are well built.
     
  14. okie

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    I may go to hell for this, but the Cabot Jones 1911 is a butt ugly gun:puking:
     
  15. Quack

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    There is nothing appealing about the Cabot's

    Sent from my ADR6425LVW using Tapatalk 2
     
  16. bac1023

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    :agree:
     
  17. broncobuddha1

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    I agree. I'd say for those that can't afford a Wilson, Nighthawk or Ed Brown, a Dan Wesson or Les Baer would be the way to go.
     
  18. faawrenchbndr

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    Think of a $10k Kia vs a $80k Mercedes............
     
  19. FireForged

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    I am not a gun snob or a brand snob.. I like 1911's just fine but I am not in love with them and dont consider them GOdz of the gun world. That being said.. I have owned several 1911's that worked perfectly well anywhere from $400 Rock Island to a $500 Springfield to a $750 Colt.

    I guess to me... anything more than $999 (out the door) is rifle country and I wont spend more than that on any pistol.