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Looking for a commander?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by KML, Aug 21, 2012.


  1. KML

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    Iam looking for the best steel frame commander for under $900.What brands should I look at.
     

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  2. fasteddie565

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    I own numerous Kimbers, my Pro TLE II is the best one of the group. You can get it blued (Well, Kimpro) or in stainless and with a rail, if you so prefer (Mine has the rail)
     

  3. Mayhem like Me

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    Look at the Colt Commander and the STI Ranger...
     
  4. rjinaz85308

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    Ranger would a good choice bit I think $1k minimum new


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  5. glock2740

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    For the money, I'd go with the Kimber Pro TLE. All of the features most are looking for and they are great guns as well.
     
  6. Lethaltxn

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    Nobody's gonna recommend a Springfield?


    ETA: just noticed he wanted all steel.
     
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  7. recon0317

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    Mine is a 3", but I love my Springfield Lightweight Operator Micro Compact 45.

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  8. Veedubklown

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    What kind of velocities you getting with those pezz?
     
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  9. 257 roberts

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    STI Ranger hands down!!!!!
     
  10. glock2740

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    This is an all steel Springfield...:whistling:

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    Picked it up today. :)
     
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  11. Lethaltxn

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    Very nice! But below $900?
     
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    I picked up this for 950 out the door:
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  13. glock2740

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    Thanks. It was $1200. That's pretty close to $900... :whistling:

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  14. Lethaltxn

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    Haha! I guess so. :rofl:
     
  15. Bren

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    {Personally, I'd go for one of these - forged steel slide and frame. All I want from a 1911 is a base for my gun - I don't expect, or even want, some commercial product with a cool name and somebody else's idea of the right modifications.

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    For $900, I can refinish it, put on the sights, safety, grip safety, grips, trigger, etc. that I want and have money left over.
     
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  16. Roering

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    How do you like your Sig?
     
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  17. faawrenchbndr

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    A Sig is not a 1911.........but it's close.
     
  18. ProCarryNAustin

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    Bump the limit $100. Another vote for STI's Ranger.
     
  19. KML

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    I am going look around for the STI Ranger,I thought they were over 1200.If I can get it for $1000 I will but that really is as high as I can go.
     
  20. ca survivor

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    Nice, it's that a C-3 ? LW frame ?
    Edit: never mind I see the RCS now.
     
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