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What M1911 do I get???

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Andrewsky, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Andrewsky

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    I want night sights, reliability, and durability. It must have a 5" barrel and use an internal extractor. Price range: less than $1,500. What do you recommend?
     
  2. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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  3. bac1023

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    Take a look at the guide in my signature. :)
     
  4. Tallahassee

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    Those are both good suggestions. If you can save a little more you're not that far from a Les Baer.
     
  5. 20South

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    like BAC said, take a look at the guide. I went TRP, and you will likely get a lot of die hard TRP vs. Valor responses. There are plenty of seemingly good options in this price range besides the two "heavy weights". if i were doing it over again, i would also look long and hard at both the Doublestar and the Ithaca. The Trojan from STI is a player too. You can always play the "For a few dollars more" game too. TRP to Baer, Baer to Brown, Brown to Guncrafter, Guncrafter to Wilson, etc etc. Good luck and post pics.
     
  6. glock2740

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    I'm a huge TRP fan, but in that price range, I'd start with a Valor, if I had it to do all over again.
     
  7. 20South

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    you just dont want to have to get those fcs filed off again:rofl:
     
  8. glock2740

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    Huh? :whistling: Mine came like that. Don't they all? :dunno:

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    :)
     
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  9. smokin762

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    Thank you for the review of the STI Trojan.

    I just found STI’s site last weekend when I was curious who currently makes a .38 Super in a 1911. What really got my attention about the Trojan was the part where STI states this model has a ramped barrel. I think I would like this feature and the price is not that bad either.

    It looks like the STI Trojan in .38 Super is next on my list of future purchases.:supergrin:
     
  10. TxGlock9

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    Maybe one that won't split barrels when you limp-wrist.. :rofl:
     
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  11. Andrewsky

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    The OP of that thread is a known limp-wrister. jk.

    On Saturday I will be doing a little 1911 shopping. I will hold a few different ones.
     
  12. brisk21

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  13. bac1023

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    I feel the Trojan is the best $1000 1911 on the market.
     
  14. vettely

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    Sig Sauer Scorpion is in that range. Handled one today, really nice.
     
  15. 20South

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    OP wanted an internal extractor.
     
  16. vettely

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    Ahh, well that Scorpion was one sweet .45. Oh well.
     
  17. Ruggles

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    FCS = the Devils work!

    I have been married for 20 years, I have the hand and wrist strength to grip a slide and then cycle it repeatedly if needed without FCS............:supergrin:
     
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  18. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  19. 20South

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    awesome post.:rofl:
     
  20. Andrewsky

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    I held an SAI Loaded and Mil Spec today. I like the M1911 but not those SAI's. They were not fitted or machined very well I thought.