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Another "What Should I Buy?"

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by MtBaldy, May 22, 2012.

  1. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    thread for your entertainment and my edification

    I've owned Glocks for 20 years, up to as many as 4 and at the moment only 2. I'm turning 60 soon and am thinking of buying myself my first ever 1911. Here are my requirements at this stage of the process: <$1,500.00, stainless slide, barrel, and frame, .45 ACP (to me that's the whole point of a 1911), some type of wood grips, 5" barrel, tritium sights.

    Pretty much everything is flexible except the $1,500 dollar limit. This will be basically a toy so $3,000.00 on a custom whizbang is not something I'm willing to do. I want a quality, reliable, accurate, good looking, .45 ACP 1911 platform pistol for not a whole lot of money (not much to ask, I know). I do like stainless guns for ease of maintenance. So, this is doable right? I've been looking online and think something from Springfield Armory or Kimber might do the trick. Once I have recommendations I'm going to try and find one locally because I really want to see and hold it first before I buy. Locally means anywhere between Ft. Pierce, FL and Ft. Lauderdale, FL. So, thanks for any input and any ideas what I'm looking for?
     
  2. 20South

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    TRP and don't look back.
     

  3. FLIPPER 348

    FLIPPER 348 Bigfoot enthusiast enthusiast

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    what a sad 20 years

    get the Ruger and pocket the other $800
     
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  4. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Yeah, they look nice and are on my short list.
     
  5. FLSlim

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    For the money (and change for ammo), the STI Trojan is a nice package, but blued unless you pay extra for hard chrome. The question may be whether you can find one in shop in your area. I've never shot one, but the Ruger should be decent. Of course, there's nothing wrong with getting a Colt.
     
  6. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Since that it's going to be a toy, then why not a Colt?

    Colt Government Model in stainless steel for probably around high $800. Another $200 for tritium sight. Spend the rest on ammo and magazines.
     
  7. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Well, if I REALLY, REALLY like it, and I've shot some $3,000 1911s I really liked, I may carry it some but you make a good point. I'm early in the process right now so may decide to go that route.
     
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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    If you'd have an inkling at all about spending a total of $3000 on an M1911, then might as well start saving up and get one right from the beginning. I think that a) you save more money by purchasing The One from the start, and b) you'd get quality component all the way through.

    I like Colt and all, but I wouldn't spend a lot of money sending the gun to Brown or Rogers to have the frame and slide fitted (among other things). Might as well get a Brown or Wilson that already came with the slide & frame made to much more exacting dimensions. Same thing with a Springfield.
     
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    to me you are running out of time for a custom job :rofl:
     
  10. Clusterfrack

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    ^^^ read that link ^^^
     
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    The Valor is nice too. It would be a very close second for me - but the Springer Customer Service would put it over the edge for me.
     
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    TRPs are overpriced at that range, get a Wesson or save for a Baer. If it's really just a toy, then a number of sub $1k 1911s will work. STI, Ruger, Sig, Colt.
     
  14. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Thanks for the replies. I took a trip to the LGS just to see what they had and to see some in person. I really had no intention of buying today but...... They had this in the case marked at $1649.99, after some haggling they agreed to sell it for $1550. My buddy, always quick to spend my money, said, "Dude, you've GOT to buy that!" Well, it felt good, and it looks good, and I know they go out the door fast so:

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    I know the price could have been better but I got to walk out the door with it. I'm happy and I can't wait to shoot it. Oh, in case you can't tell from the pic, it's a stainless Springfield Armory TRP.
     
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    Oh man, GOOD choice.
     
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    Very nice! Welcome to the 1911 club. Now put some rounds down range and let us know how you like it!
     
  17. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    A hundred bucks off the asking price ain't bad.
     
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    TN.Frank Liberty or Death

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    Nice looking 1911. Only thing that might make it look better is a set of VZ grips. :supergrin: Just glad you were able to stay with a 45acp. Congrats.:cool:
     
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    Congrats on a great pistol. You will be very happy.
     
  20. MtBaldy

    MtBaldy Obie Wan, RIP

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    Thanks all. I'll report back after a trip to the range, maybe this weekend.