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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by dp509, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. dp509

    dp509

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    Hi, looking to liquidate some guns and purchase a 1911 for a duty gun.

    Requirements:

    Govt Model 5".
    Night Sights
    Ambi Safety
    Front Strap Checkering
    Any other good suggestions :dunno:
    Magwell, maybe

    Note: I am a lefty :tongueout:

    I will not have the money for a Wilson or a Les Baer after selling what I am going to sell. :crying:
     
  2. bac1023

    bac1023

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    Springfield TRP


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  3. dp509

    dp509

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    I have been thinking about either the TRP or a Kimber Tactial Custom II, aluminum frame.

    I do not see any thing else out there..............Suggestions :dunno:

    Which one would you get?

    What is a good price for each and specifically where ?

    Thanks :wavey:
     
  4. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    TRP.

    new or pre-owned?

    if you look around you could find a nice Bear. for a little more than a new TRP.
     
  5. BubbaShoots

    BubbaShoots

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    My TRP has been absolutely perfect for 2500 rounds...Not one failure of any kind and very accurate.
     
  6. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    question for the OP...are MIM parts a concern for you?
     
  7. dp509

    dp509

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    I know that Kimber has MIM, but does Springfield?

    Does Springfield have a lock?

    I found a new Kimber Tactial Custom II for $1,040 shipped.

    I do not know what the TRP goes for?

    There is a gun show this weekend in Birmingham, Al.

    I plan to go and see if I can trade for one of the two.

    Would really like to be able to handle both at the same time and then decide.

    Any other options :dunno:
     
  8. Durangler

    Durangler

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    What about a DW Valor. It doesn't have the ambi safety but you could add one and have a really nice 1911.
     
  9. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    yes, the TRP has MIM.
    IIRC, Hammer, sear, disconnector, slide stop, thumb safety, magazine release, firing pin stop, MSH, plunger tube, grip safety and i think extractor, ejector.

    the TRP has a ILS lock in the MSH (easily changed)
    the Kimber has the additional Swartz (series 80) firing pin block

    TRP's are about $1400 (Les Baer concept II ~$1690)

    STI Lawman is another option (close to what you want need night sights & ambi)
    http://shootersconnectionstore.com/STI-Lawman-In-Stock-P988.aspx
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2010
  10. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    In my shop
    STI Law
    Springer Loaded ( Not checkered)
    Springer TRP
    Kimber TLE

    Springer Loaded is the cheapest at around the high 800's. They all have MIM. I wouldn't worry about the Springfield MIM. The Springfield loaded will have the Lawyer Lock main spring housing. That is a easy do it yourself 25 dollar fix, I'd spend $50 and get a Smith and Alexander magwell main spring housing.