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Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by TxGlock9, Jul 9, 2012.

  1. TxGlock9

    TxGlock9

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    I gotta admit right now I'm jumping around from one brand to another trying to figure out which semi-custom/production 1911 I should go with. I've been looking at the Sti Lawman, few Dan Wessons, and Springfield TRP.

    If you had $1500 to spend give or take couple hundred bucks what 1911 would you buy?

    1. 4-5inch
    2. 45acp
    3. no rail/or half rail like trp
    4. no stainless

    This will be my EDC and I don't have a problem carrying a 5inch barrel.
     

  2. Lior

    Lior GUNS=FREEDOM

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    Magnum Research Desert Eagle 1911 is an option.
     
  3. Beanie-Bean

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    STI has some nice ones...take a look at their 2011 double stack lineup. It may be a little big to carry on the bike, though.
     
  4. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I'd buy me a Colt Government Model for around $850 and spend the rest on ammo, mags and good leathers.
     
  5. countrygun

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    Springfield has some nice options and some of them would leave accessory money in your pocket. With any quality 1911 the most important things are good holsters, good spare mags and lots of ammo.
     
  6. byf43

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    Sounds good, just swap out Government Model for Combat Commander, and call it a day.

    :thumbsup:
     
  7. fnfalman

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    I can live with that. Though I think that currently the Combat Commander or Lightweight Commander are in the XSE series and they go for around $950.
     
  8. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    Double tap.

    Sorry!
     
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  9. byf43

    byf43 NRA Life Member

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    I could live with that.
    $100.00 is what. . . . . 3 boxes of ammo?? :dunno:

    In Virginia, a friend has been getting .45 acp Federal HST for $29.00/50 rounds, for me.
     
  10. nathanours

    nathanours Texan

    I bought a Springfield Mil-spec and had it customized to the way I wanted it. That way it had everything I wanted (btgs, match trigger + trigger job, extended thumb safety, light weight hammer, match sear, and polished internals) without the things I didn't want (front cocking serrations, billboard slide lettering, etc.) The total cost was around $1300 for the gun and the work. It is a US made version also. I have 4k rounds through it since the work and it has been completely flawless. Not a single jam or FTE/FTF with all different sorts of ammo.

    Click the pics for a larger size.

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    I had a custom horsehide with shark leather trim holster made by Kelley gun leather that I have been very happy with.

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  11. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    It may be US-assembled, but not US made. All the major components come from IMBEL.

    Not that it matters if country of origin is not an issue with the prospective owner.

    I'd rather have an IMBEL before a Ruger, SW or Remington.
     
  12. nathanours

    nathanours Texan

    Thanks for correcting me, your right as usual! :wavey:
     
  13. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    I was wrong in the other thread just right now.:supergrin:
     
  14. TxGlock9

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    They do. Between the trp and valor though i can pick it up for the same price. The trp i want is the operator version for 1680 total. The valor blk version 1730 total. As much as I like Sti aesthetically they arent as pleasing to me.
     
  15. Beanie-Bean

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    The TRP is nice. Good luck with your decision, man.
     
  16. glockin-45

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    Having at one time owned a Les Baer premier11, SA mil-spec, DW CCO. I'm now happy with my new SA TRP AK.:cool:
     
  17. PlasticGuy

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    I can't believe nobody has suggested the Les Baer Premier II yet. I've owned several semi-custom and custom 1911's. None have given me as much performance for the money as my Premier II, and it is at the top end of your price range.
     
  18. bac1023

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