current choice for a 1000-1500 1911 option?

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  1. jstephens202

    jstephens202

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    I've had a stainless TRP for about a year now. It has become my duty and everyday carry gun, all my others are in the safe and come out to play only every once in a while. I read somewhere once that TRP stands for "The Right Pistol". For me that is true....accuracy is there if I do my part, haven't found anything it won't feed yet, it just gives me a lot of confidence when I carry it...which is everyday!
     
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  2. Johnnyvegas

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    My Smith & Wesson PC1911, paid right in the middle of your budget, runs awesome, accurate, best trigger pull of any of my 1911s.
     

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  3. Indy_Tim

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    My favorites in this price range are Dan Wessons. The Heritage is a good, solid 1911 choice that comes with black rubber grips to use while you decide what permanent grips you want for it. I have a pair of A2s (full size and commander) that are fantastic USGI style pistols for the $1200 that each set me back. For carry, a CCO is hard to beat too and falls nicely in the price range.

    I have 3 Colts and while all were under the price range that you were looking for, the 2 new ones have both needed a bit of work to bring them up to an acceptable level. I only paid $646 for my full size O1992 9mm Colt, so I can't complain too much about the sloppy fit, loose slide and plastic parts. My Delta Elite cost me $900 new and there is no place on a $900 gun for a plastic MSH. That one needed a bunch of work to make it what I wanted but it's among my favorites now.
     
  4. Roccaas

    Roccaas I wish I DID know now what I DIDN'T know then!

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    Caliber?

    If 9x19, the SA EMP4 CCC is in your budget.
     
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  5. sdsnet

    sdsnet NRA Member CLM

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  7. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    i would say TRP is a good choice in my opinion.
     
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  8. refugeepj

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    looked at the TRP in 10mm and am still drooling.
    would not rule out that option.

    under $1,OOO, by almost half, got me a NIB RUGER 1911CMD.
    shoots as well as my KIMBER that i got on sale for well over a grand.
     
  9. Green Dragoon

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    TRP. I won't buy another Dan Wesson.
     
  10. rainman33

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    I'm going to say a SA RO Elite Operator. Has a rail in case you ever decide to add a light - at least it's an option. And, it will save you a little money.
    I'd say stay with 45 on anything. 9mm is a fine round, but doesn't give me confidence in a 1911 - from magazine to breach is a hell of a climb for the small diameter of 9mm.
     
  11. Bradley T

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    I still want an EMP 4. I wish I'd bought a Colt Competition instead of the '91......but not really.......but the Competition model.........but the 1991.......Ah, maybe I'll get a Competition, or hey wait a minute, Remington Carry! Or........
     
  12. Diesel McBadass

    Diesel McBadass Tactically Epic

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    Got a trp. Ran 150 rounds through. Ran flawlessly. Loving the gun. The checkering reminds you you are shooting though lol
     
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    I went with the Springfield Loaded too. Very happy with it...great 1911 !
     
  14. GlockFan7

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    What was your issue with DW?
     
  15. Green Dragoon

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    I had/have two; a Heritage and an A2. In spite of following all the, over the top break-in rules, the Heritage had galling issues. IMHO, DW doesn't have it down when it comes to making a stainless 1911 that tight. The A2 has more excessive peening issues than I've ever seen on a 1911.
     
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    Interesting. Yes, stainless can be an issue and even some of the higher dollar makers go a little on the loose side with stainless. Thanks for info.
     
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    yeah...I should have listened to my gut having lived through the 1980's with stainless AMT's and Randalls. Even when I bought the Heritage I asked the gun store owner "are you sure DW can make a stainless 1911??". He assured me, "they've got it down'. Fail. Should have listened to my own experience.
     
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  18. 'Ol Grandad

    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    IF (notice the big if?) I were to ever spend that much on a 1911, it would be either a Springfield TRP or one of their other offerings depending on my "needs". I'm not a big fan of 1911s and have no intention of carrying(using) or collecting them but if I decided I was gonna buy ONE gun and it was gonna be a 1911, it would be a Springfield.
     
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    I don't generally care for 1911s with an external extractor, but I have to admit that's a sharp looking pistol that's tempted me many times.
     
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  20. quantico

    quantico 1911 lover Millennium Member

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    TRP tactical response pistol... but i prefer ed brown and les baer and dan wesson. i own all of those and they all perform well.
     
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