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Morris vs. Phillips...

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by RMA, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. RMA

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    I was all about ready to purchase a RP's full custom from a private seller until GJ posted up the MM pistol on GB. Both are in the same price range so now I am on the fence as to who you guys perfer as a more reputable builder. Keep in mind that the RP's pistol is a full custom & not affiliated with the Supergrade's from WC. And I do believe he only made like 15 or so since the start of his full custom shop. Any opinions out there are appreciated...
     
  2. GJ1981

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    Ron Phillips vs Mark Morris, eh.

    Like I told you, if the price of the MM stays under $4K, ideally around $3500, I would buy it with no hesitation.

    The way I see it:

    I think the MM is nicer all around, it has a better checkering job, sights, it is on a 70 Series Colt, and obviously costs more if you bought one directly.

    I don't like the "clean-up" mark on the Phillips checkering, but that's me. It's a little odd how the build uses the same frame as NH and the checkering looks identical, yet you told me he checkers them himself :dunno:


    You do realize you should show pictures of the Phillips 1911 in question and not use abbreviations at first since not everyone may know who RP is supposed to mean :tongueout:
     


  3. carguy2244

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  4. RMA

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    I actualy chose the Phillips custom over the MM. I found out from the seller on GB that the MM has a 3lb trigger pull which is a little too light to my liking so the pistol is yours then. Lol.
     
  5. djackson

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    that MM is beautiful, I would be all over it if I didnt have a bunch of other projects going on
     
  6. glock2740

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    Where's the links to these babies? :dunno: I'm partial to Ron Phillips. Morris does build one hell of a pistol too, but Ron is a local boy. :cool:
     
  7. carguy2244

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    Yes the Phillips is the best way to go.
     
  8. up1911fan

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    Morris by a mile, IMO there not even in the same league.
     
  9. bac1023

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    I'm partial to MM myself, but both are great.
     
  10. Comedian

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    What would make a Morris pistol better than a Wilson?
     
  11. GJ1981

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    Better is a very subjective term. Both pistols should be very reliable, durable, accurate, and use top quality parts.

    The difference between them, where some find one better, is the Morris is hard to come by since he's the only builder whereas Wilson is a shop. The detail on the Morris will be better than the Wilson as well as the resale value of a "name" custom would surpass a production style pistol like Wilson.
     
  12. bac1023

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    You're talking a full custom by one builder vs a semi custom shop. Its all about attention to detail.
     
  13. MD357

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  14. RMA

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    Should be receiving the Phillip's pistol on Friday. Looking foward to finally receiving it...deal has been in the works for several weeks now.
     
  15. bac1023

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    Congrats! :cool:
     
  16. GJ1981

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    I pity you FOO!!

    Looks like someone might get the Morris at a great price, no other bids yet and only a few hours to go. I'll be curious if I am right on the selling price ($3400-3800 tops) or if I misread the market and it goes for more.
     
  17. bac1023

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    Nice deal