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Question for the experts

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by thecableguy, Dec 7, 2010.

  1. Ok reading post by DRC767 and Glock2740 and a conversation with Paul earlier has me thinking about the Springfield Custom Shop. I love the stuff that you guys show off here from Springfield but how do they compare to the other semi-customs? Are they in the same price range? Why pick Springfield against EB,WC, etc? Is it just like buying a Baer over a Wilson type thing? Just personal choice? Don't get me wrong I would love to have a Pro or Mini Pro one day. These are just some questions that were going through my head.
     
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  2. bac1023

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    In my opinion, they're as good or better than all four major semi custom shops (Baer, Brown, Nighthawk, and Wilson).


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  3. I love that one of yours. Truly a work of art.....But what makes it better than this? WC Supergrade
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    Or this
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    Again not knocking SA. Just wondering and wanting to see the different answers.
     
  4. Quack

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    Tight as a Baer, finished like a Brown, less than a Nighthawk or Wilson.
     
  5. Quack

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    a basic Custom Carry starts at ~$1700
    the TGO-1 is the top of the catalog line at ~$3000 MSRP
     
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  6. GJ1981

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    Base price for a Custom Carry is around $1800
     
  7. Quack

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    this is what the basic CC looks like (minus the grips)

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  8. Hokie1911

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    What's the wait time for a Custom Carry build?
     
  9. Quack

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    BTW, you can order one through George ;)
     
  10. Quack

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    Custom Shop guns are probably over 12months. You have to remember that they build a bunch (40+) of Professionals a month as well as guns sent in to the Custom Shop for work.
     
  11. :rofl: Don't start Don. :rofl:
    I am already going crazy about this one if they would actually build it again.
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  12. Quack

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    they will build it, you just gotta call/email them.

    someone on TOS talked to Dave Williams and Dave said that he can build one for them. on local shop had one earlier this year and i went back a few days later to buy it and it was gone. THis same shop also had Custom Shop XD's on hand which are pretty nice too.

    this is what the shop had, except the one they had used Novak sights.
    http://www.tactical-life.com/online/combat-handguns/custom-carry-combat/

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  13. Quack

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    if it makes you feel better, i just sent an email to the CUstom Shop on my build :supergrin:
     
  14. Hokie1911

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    Your 9mm?

    What's the specs?
     
  15. Quack

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    none for you :tongueout:
    basically a 9mm Professional
     
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  16. Hokie1911

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    Sounds about right. :thumbsup:
     
  17. Quack

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    that would be Manny's build
     
  18. Hokie1911

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    Oh yes! Blinged awesomeness galore. :rofl:

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  19. :wow: I am calling George right now. I must have it.:rofl:
    At least I can hold it in one hand and these in the other.
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    while cursing at Don in spanish for talking me into buying it.