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Best 1911 for the money?

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by LarryD1130, Jan 22, 2011.

  1. LarryD1130

    LarryD1130

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    I want to get a 1911 really bad but I can't justify spending $3,000 on a gun right now. I really like those Ed Brown's. Anyways, what is a more afford option that looks and performs well? My spending limit is $1,500 tops.
     

  2. bac1023

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    One of the entry level Les Baers for sure.
     
  3. samuse

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    yup...
     
  4. R0CKETMAN

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    Yep, even if it's slightly pre-loved
     
  5. 96hog

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    Les Baer Premier II
    Best 1911 platform out there for the money.
    I bought mine used for $1250.
    The previous owner only ran lead 2oogr SWC thru it
    which is also my preference.
    Put a Dawson Presion fiber optic front sight on.
    This gun will make you a better shooter.
    I had my doubts but after owning one I'm a loyal fan of LB.
     
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  6. cdunn

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    Smith & Wesson
     
  7. youngAR

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    Definitely Les Baer. Or look very closely at the DW Valor.
     
  8. asiparks

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    If you want a Brown, scour Gunbroker and elite deal seeker for a gently used one for $1600-$1750.
     
  9. 38 Super Fan

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    As mentioned, take a look at one of Baer's entry models. I picked up my Premier II NIB for $1500, and it's at least one step above anything else you'll find in that price range, great value.
     
  10. WideAwake

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    As mentioned Dan Wesson.
     
  11. Chocobo

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    Les Baer or Ed Brown.
     
  12. BlayGlock

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    Les Baer...

    Notice a theme here?
     
  13. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    Best gun for the money IMO, is the Guncrafter No Name, but in the price range that you're looking in, I gotta throw another vote Les Baer's way.
     
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    A used Baer or TRP or STI Lawman
     
  15. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    I can't believe I forgot about the TRP. Great gun for the money.
     
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    Having owned both a Baer and Dan Wesson, for the money the DW is the better deal IMO
     
  17. bac1023

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    They used to be one of the best deals.

    If anything, I think they're now closer to being overpriced than they are to being the best for the money. They're pricing themselves too close to some better competition, in my opinion.
     
  18. gconan

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    Les Baer Premier 2!