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need some 1911 help ASAP

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by destinydog, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. destinydog

    destinydog

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    right now i got two options both are $800.00 let me know your thoughts or something nicer in the same range.

    Springfield PX9149LP 1911 NIB


    or

    Springfield lwt champ operator 1911 used
    hogue grip
    tlr 2 laser/light
    5 total mags
    original grips
    some signs of use, overall pretty good condition.
     
  2. bac1023

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    I wouldn't buy either of those, to be honest.
     

  3. destinydog

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    ok. why? any recomendations?
     
  4. brisk21

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    Whats up with these model numbers? Why cant people just put the name of the model? I have no idea what a px9149lp is.
     
  5. destinydog

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    sorry, my fault

    SPG PX9149LP CHAMP LWT
     
  6. Alcoy

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  7. destinydog

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    what does tagged mean?
     
  8. woodrowNC

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    i've heard nothing but good about the colt xse lightweight commander. if i can ever get over vomiting when i see fcs, i'm gonna get one. msrp is 973 which would put you in your ballpark.
     
  9. tango44

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    Sti spartan $690 and spend the rest in mags and ammo!
     
  10. 1006

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    Well, if you are sure that you want to go LWT, then it becomes a matter of to rail or not to rail.

    How do you plan to use it?

    If the used one is in good shape and you want the rail .....

    Personally, I would never use the rail, and it adds some bulk to an otherwise clean carrying gun. So, I would look for a good deal on a non-railed gun.
     
  11. handyman

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    Click on the FAQ then go to General Forum Usage it will explain it.
     
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  12. 1006

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    and you call yourself "handyman"? You might consider "DoItYourself" as a name. I was curious as well, thanks for the direction.
     
  13. RonS

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    I have a LW champion. Nice thing is that it is reasonably light and compact.

    It has a ramped barrel with no barrel bushing and a unique recoil spring/guide rod system. I don't care for either of those things now that I have lived with them for a while.

    If I wanted to spend $800 on a LW 1911 that size I would buy a Colt LW Commander.

    All the extras on the one might make it worth your while if you want that particular configuration, only you can decide that.
     
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