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The unnatural desire for a 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Spen84107, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Spen84107

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    For maybe 10 years, I've had this building, intense desire to own a 1911. The cost of them ALWAYS pushes me away. Yet.. the addiction remains... and I have this curse. I can't buy something unless it's in within reasonable range of the "top shelf". (That goes for everything from guns to electronics to the type of gas I buy for my car.). So that leaves me in the 100+ range for 1911's. The thought of spending 1000+ on a pistol seems ridiculous to me...I can't reason myself into it... but I can't stop looking at 1911's. Everytime I see one in a movie, everytime I see one at the gun shops, I go shopping. And everytime, I talk myself out of dropping over a grand on one.

    How did YOU reason your purchase of a 1000.00 pistol purchase? Or was it more of a leap of faith type of thing?

    :dunno:
     
  2. bac1023

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    Honestly, $1000 is still the low end of the 1911 spectrum.

    That said, a Dan Wesson or STI Trojan are great 1911s at just over $1000.
     


  3. its a cheap life insurance
     
  4. bac1023

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    :rofl:
     
  5. Quack

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    bac1023 peer pressured me into it :rofl:
     
  6. bac1023

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    ...and the rest is history. :tongueout:
     
  7. ronin.45

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    It's not an unnatural desire. It's something that happens to all shooters eventually. Like puberty, it just means you are growing up.
     
  8. Quack

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    after you buy your 1st one over $1000 it get's easier.
    then the first +$2000 is hard to justify, but then the next are easier to buy.
     
  9. Quack

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    and now i'm looking at having one built :rofl:
     
  10. bac1023

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    :goodpost:
     
  11. brisk21

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    Well, you know you will never be satisfied until you get one so you may as well just do it. You also may as well get the one you really want, regardless of price and dont look back. Spending a few thousand on a nice 1911 isnt crazy. Well, that is if you only do it once or twice. My only other advice is that you shouldn't compermise, because if you do you will just find yourself on www.gunbroker.com drueling over the gun you really want and should have bought.
     
  12. dp509

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    Originally Posted by Quack
    i listened to bac1023 :rofl:

    Me too :supergrin:

    He talked me into this.................

    [​IMG]

    I am waiting on a duty holster for work
    It is arriving two weeks early :supergrin:

    I should have it by Friday :dancingbanana:

    I chose this over a Kimber Tactial Custom II HD.

    FYI: I have owned two Kimbers, both were flawless.

    I had to sell them to pay bills.......But, look what I have now .......
     
  13. ronin.45

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    That is one hell of a duty set-up.
     
  14. Cobra64

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    :rofl:
     
  15. bambikilr

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    especially since you hear so much about having to polish this & get a new this & that & modify this, so it's reliable for EDC...they're awsome, had a colt along time ago...yep my dumb butt sold it...but the expense is high
     
  16. MD357

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    FWIW, there is no such thing as an "unnatural desire" for a 1911. :whistling::supergrin:
     
  17. Goldendog Redux

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    Nice package. I hope the 47Ds function in your TRP. They sure do not in mine.

    MF
     
  18. bac1023

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    :agree:
     
  19. PlasticGuy

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    Think about this: Most of us own several different combat handguns. Realistically, most of us only carry one at a time. What purpose do the rest serve? I'd rather have one or two wonderfully built 1911's than a basket full of Glocks or Sigs. If I'm only going to have one with me in the event I need to bet my life on it, I want it to be a really good one.