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Best of the mid-priced carry 1911's

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by Starbelly, Mar 11, 2010.

  1. Starbelly

    Starbelly

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    Well, I am suffering from some serious sellers remorse after letting my TRP go. Live and Learn. However, since I am giving my fiance my G19 to carry and I need a replacement I will be looking at commander sized 1911's. Actually, a G23 has been the frontrunner for a carry piece, but I was thinking that if I was going to go up in caliber anyway, might as well get a carry 1911 in .45 and kill two birds with one stone (or bullet) I have been using the search function and there is so much material on this subject, I was hoping to narrow it down a little. Only requirements are under 1200 and ambi/convertable to ambi safety (I'm a south paw) Thanks guys!
     
  2. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    Dan Wesson CBob if you can find one.
    DW VBob is a little more than your price criteria.
    STI Ranger II
    Kimber CDP
     

  3. faawrenchbndr

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    Yep,.....CBOB would be my first pick.
    Would be a toss of between the STI and Kimber.
     
  4. Starbelly

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    Thanks. I have been looking at CBobs but they sell almost instantly and I imagine it will only get worse. I was looking at Kobra Carry's too, but I would rather spend half that on the gun and put the extra cash towards ammo. I felt the TRP was a little too long to carry and was uncomfortable when seated. Right now I'm kinda wishing I had never owned a 1911, then the Glock would feel just fine. Unfortunately, I have, and there is really no going back is there?
     
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    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    I always wanted a Kobra Carry since the first time a saw one.
    I JUST got one this year! Love it! I have owned six 1911's before this one.
    Wish I could have kept them all, but had to sell them to upgrade.

    A CBOB is a sweet deal for the money!
     
  6. Officer's Match

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    I haven't recommended one these in a while, but for a mod-$ working commander, a guy could do a lot worse than the S&W line. I'm not the biggest fan of external extractors, but I guess those smith's are great runners and backed by first notch CS. And scandium alloy is an option if it suits ya'.
     
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    nope. i tried polymers again, but not going to happen.
    there really isn't anything like a 1911.
     
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    i thought all Commander size S&W's were Scandium?
     
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    No there isn't I tried to fight and now I'm right back to square one. :faint:

    The polymer has it's uses but there's nothing like a 1911. Lucky for me my wife likes the 1911's more than the Glocks too. :supergrin:
     
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    I have a DW CBOB, but I got it before the price hike. Now in this price range I like the SA Champion and S&W already mentioned
     
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    Really? I'm not familiar with the whole line, but that is not a good move for Smith IMHO. Gotta' have a steel commander in the lineup (why do these manufacturer's make these decisions without consulting us?).
     
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    yep, just looked at the catalog again.
     
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    Colt XSE and Springer Champion.
     
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    Although I own a beautiful, two-tone, Kobra Carry, and I like how the bob-tail makes it disappear under a shirt, I don't carry it because I prefer either my OLD Kimber, Pro-Carry, or, Pro Elite because with the aluminum frames, they are lighter.
     
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    The Kimber CDP Pro, Tactical Pro, Raptor Pro(stainless of course:supergrin:) and the new Stainless TLE Pro would all fill the bill quite nicely. All come with night sights and front strap checkering, ambi safties and the Tactical even comes with a magwell. All can be found for under $1200. I recently bought a NIB Stainless Pro Raptor for $1100+tax! I thought that was a hell of a deal. My CDP Pro was $60 something more than that over a year ago. The Pro Carry line can be had for even cheaper, but has a smooth front strap. My Stainless PCII with night sights was $875 when I bought it a couple of years ago, and the last ones I've seen weren't much higher.
     
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    too bad for your wallet though:rofl:
     
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    Better than having to ask permission to get something. :supergrin:
     
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    I checked out a SA Lightweight Champion Operator at the store. It's cheaper, well less expensive, than the Kimber Pro CDP. They both feel good in my hand, and I have shot the rental LW operator and I liked it. Thoughts?
     
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    Not sure if you have to have a true Commander size, but if you don't mind the officers frame, the DW CCO is tough to beat. Accurate as can be, and light to carry.

    While they are as tough to find as the CBOB's, they can be found used for around $1200, occasionally. You have to be Johnny-on-the-spot though as they don't hang around long...