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If you had $1000 set aside for a 1911 what would you pic?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Chris Derrick, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Chris Derrick

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    New gun, I have it down to 4 so far some are little over. Dan Wesson, Kinber super carry custom, Colt combat Commander, Springfield TRP.

    What do you all say? I am trying to make my mind up and don't want to go ove $1000. It will be for play, home defense, and play range time etc... Thanks CD
     
  2. Nickpisp

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    The Colt. The Kimber and the TRP are both around $1250, I'm pretty sure a DW will be way over a grand too.
     


  3. 69 Mach One

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    I love my Kimber CDP II Pro but it is in my .45 acp carry rotation. For what you are looking for I would go with a full size 5" barrell. I think the Dan Wesson would slightly edge out the Springfirld TRP IMHO. But if you ever considered it for carry, Kimber Super Carry Custom hands down.
     
  4. bac1023

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    STI Trojan over any of those for $1000.

    The TRP is over $1000.
     
  5. skipsan

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    I agree that the Springfield Range Officer should be given a look. At $800 max (some have found theirs for more than $100 less), it really is a good value. In my hands, it will outshoot my TRP but that may be a coincidence as the R.O. and TRP are allegedly built to the same accuracy standards.
     
  6. samuse

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    I'd get a Springfield Mil-Spec and set aside the extra money for some mags and a good reliability tune.
     
  7. ThreadKiller

    ThreadKiller Socialism Sucks

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  8. Mayhem like Me

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    Not a chance
    Colt rail gun.. Or a MP operator. Can't drink The STI cool aid yet those guns are not forged crappy sights for a carry gun and finish is like you did it with a marker.
     
  9. Hokie1911

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    He said for "play, HD, and range". No mention of carrying it.
     
  10. You're going to have to add a few more hundo to get those on your list. Sticking to your $1K budget, then get a SA Range Officer and a rear solid rear sight to replace the factory adjustable sight. And you'll have money left for ammo.
     
  11. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    Not a chance
    Excuse me for being practical.

    From what I have seen the STI is overpriced buy a range officer..great value with the money saved get better internals and have them fitted for less than the price of the STI.
     
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  13. Nickpisp

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    I disagree. :rofl:
     
  14. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

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    Not a chance
    I Just purchased a loaded and a range officer,can't say the RO is fitted any tighter than teh loaded I have both parkedthe RO was cheaper the loaded has night sights and an AMBI saftey I alreday changed out the guide rod for a GI unit.

    they shoot identical very tight groups both are NM ..fitted in the US they are doing very good work now.. I have converted back two years ago I had a string of bad luck with a TRP and a few others.. SA full sized guns are GTG.