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best 1911 value by price range

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by moeman, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. moeman

    moeman

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    All of BAC's 1911 posts got me thinking...

    What best 1911 value by price range:

    A. < $600
    B. $601-1000
    C. $1001- 1400
    d. $1401 - $2000
    E. $2001+

    Please be realistic on prices--use prices that are commonly available not some one-off special deal.

    BTW: I don't have a horse in the race since I only have a Springfiled loaded and a almost a 1911 Llama.
     
  2. moeman

    moeman

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    BTW: I sure wasn't thinking that one needed to fill out each catagory... bet only a few of use know what the top-tier priced guns are really like...
     

  3. Glock-it-to-me

    Glock-it-to-me Catching liars

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    In the early 90's I paid $450 for my 99% condition stainless steel Springfield Champion. It's a definite winner in the price issue.
     
  4. ronin.45

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    A. STI Spartan

    B. SA Stainless Loaded

    C. SA TRP

    D. Ed Brown Special Forces

    E. This one is open since you didn't put a cap on it. Gotta go Full Custom from one of the best(Pistol Dynamics, Yost, Pistolwrench, etc.)
     
  5. Cole125

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    Just my opinion here :supergrin:

     
  6. UniversalBrow06

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    I'll take my best stab at it... not the best guess I'm sure:

    A. RIA
    B. Colt series 70
    C. Maybe Dan Wesson or SA TRP (If you can find it with the right price tag)
    D. Armadillo Arms (made of mostly Caspian parts)
    E. Maybe - Infinity (SVI)? Or maybe Pistol Dynamics

    Although I will admit, I'm sure Bac knows better.
     
  7. J.R. Bob Dobbs

    J.R. Bob Dobbs Nerd

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    A) RIA or Used Colt
    B-E) Why bother
     
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  9. bac1023

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  10. RedsoxFan4Lyfe

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    I would say...

    $600 and under RIA without doubt.
    I dont see a Kimber listed there at all.

    All the Kimber pistols I have handled put the Colts and Springfields to shame in fit and finish. I am not a Kimber guy, Im a Colt guy, but to be honest the Kimbers seem like better built, better fitted guns for the most part.
     
  11. SeeJohnLikeSig&Glock

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    A. < $600 = RIA
    B. $601-1000 = Kimber TLE 2
    C. $1001- 1400 = TRP
    d. $1401 - $2000 = Dont know
    E. $2001+ = Dont know

    I'll defer d and e to those with more experience than I to compare and contrast these models. The ones I have shot in these prices have all been pretty nice, but I dont think I know what would make one a good VALUE over the other.
     
  12. CajunBass

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    I've only ones I've ever owned or even fired were Colts and they both cost less than $600.00.

    Of course I got them a long time ago, but they were less than $600.00 and they work just fine.

    The rest I have no knowledge about.
     
  13. UniversalBrow06

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    Interesting. I've always felt that Colts are just a bit better all the way around than Kimbers. Then again, for some reason I am more accurate with my Kimber than with my Colt.
     
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    What?.... no Taurus? lol :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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  16. fearnutsnotguns

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    If we are only talking .45 then

    <600 Iduno
    600>1000 Kimber or Colt post 2005
    1000-2000 Les Baer or Wilson Combat

    Since I don't have a Les Baer or a Wilson Combat but have fondled & shot both, I can say they are for the well endowed.

    Peasants like me prefer a good Kimber or a late model Colt like my Gold Cup Match SS with a 5'' barrel. <about 1000

    And my Kimber Ultra Eclipse II in a 3 inch version SS frame and slide. Sweet!

    As far as other calibers that I have and are interesting on my value scale:
    STI Trojan .40 cal 1911 in blued upper and lower. Smooth and accurate, about 900 beans.

    Also a Kimber 1911 all SS in 9 mm. About 1100 rare and hard to find. Again, it's not your gran pappy's 45. But it's 1911 in feel and weight.

    Regards,
    and happy hunting.

    Fearnuts
     
  17. Descendant

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    A. Used Norinco

    B. Colt Series 70

    C. Dan Wesson CBOB or CCO depending on availability.

    D. Wilson Combat

    E. Used Norinco + a new Gibson Les Paul Custom or a Vintage 1956 Fender Stratocaster. (Judging by your avatar :supergrin:)
     
  18. moeman

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    you are a fine judge of character...

    I would spend $3000 for a stellar guitar and can't think of any gun I want bad enough for that kind of money...
     
  19. gjk5

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    Just my opinion from my experience, I am by no means an expert:

    A: Springfield MilSpec (for new, you can find a good used gun in this range too)
    B: CBOB or Pointman 7
    C: Valor
    D: Wilson or Baer
    E: don't know
     
  20. RedTape

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    A) Rock Island/Spartan
    B) SA/Kimber/Colt
    C) SA TRP
    D) Lots of good ones: Ed Brown, Wilson, Les Baer, etc.
    E) I have no experience with these...unfortunately.