1911 - suggestions please!!!

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  1. redstar

    redstar Live to shoot

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    So I am in the market for a 1911. I have been saving few a few months, and recently sold a 2002 Winchester 70 Supergrade LNIB and my Rock Island 1911. I want a good 1911 that will last a lifetime, and the RI did not fit that bill.
    I have information on Les Baer's and Ed Brown's, and like the feel and durability. Does anybody out there have comments, either good or bad on either, or should I go a different route. I want something I can dependably put 3-5000 rounds through before an over haul.:dunno:
     
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    Heard nothing but good things coming out of Springfield Armory's custom shop.
     

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    You should be able to put 3-5000 rounds through just about any new 1911 without an overhaul.

    As far as Baer and Brown are concerned, they are two of the best builders on the market.

    Any idea what features are you looking for?
     
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    Incredible guns.
     
  5. redstar

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    I really like heavy guns, so I would lean toward stainless steel frame and slide. Other than that I want another classic 1911 without a rail, and some good low mount Novac night sights. I am a big fan of the ambi safety, and need the classic 5 inch barrel.
    I will check out springfield custom tonight.
     
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    Personally, I feel Springfield Custom is at least as good as Baer and Brown.
     
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    Springfield Custom Shop if you want i gun built to your specs/part requirements.
    Between the Brown and Baer. If you want a better looking gun (IMO) get the Brown.

    and don't listen to bac1023 if you value your bank account :rofl:
     
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    I have one 1911, and I'd buy it again in a heartbeat - a Colt Series 80.
     
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    I love my Les Baer Premier II. It is truly a bargain for less than $2000. However, a little more money gets you a little nicer finish with an Ed Brown 1911. It wasn't worth it to me at the time, but it might be now that my income is a bit higher.

    Springfield Custom makes an excellent 1911. My only complaint is that I don't care for their more squared off frontstrap. That's just a personal issue though, and certianly not a statement about the quality of the 1911's. I do like my Operator, so it's obviously not a deal breaker for me with their production level guns. I start to get picky when I pay $2000 for a handgun though.
     
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    I have a les baer custom carry, the thing is awesome! I threw on some vz operator grips and changed the rear sight to a plain black and the thing rocks....i spent 2k on it but well worth it!!!
     
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    I have a standard SA milspec......

    It will last a lifetime, and is much cheaper than those you are looking at.

    I understand you "want", so I'll figure you have already narrowed down your search to Baer, Brown....and 1911's similar to those.

    hog

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    What is your honest to goodness real price range? Even nice entry level 1911's (I do not consider RIA a true entry level 1911, although it's not a bad gun) should fit your bill no problem. If you want to spend $1,000 get a STI, Fusion, Kimber, or SA. If you want to spend $5,000 have SVI build a complete custom gun for you from the ground up. Or you could go Les Baer. Or you could go EB. Or Pistol Dynamics. It all depends on price range. I'm sure there's a guy out there somewhere right now building 1911's for $15,000.
     
  13. redstar

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    Thanks for the input guys. I was trying to stay away from listing a price range by listing what I sold, but top line will probably be $2600. I should be able to find something cherry there.