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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by ctfireman, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. ctfireman

    ctfireman

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    I've been preparing to take the higher end 1911 plunge. To keep it simple....if you can have only one $3000-$3500 1911 what would it be? What is the end all be all of workmanship in that category? If it's something that takes a while to order i'm ok with that.
     
  2. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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  3. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

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    :rofl:Good choice on the gun though.
     
  4. GJ1981

    GJ1981 Pitying Fools

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    I'd keep it simple and go here - John Harrison

    Great customs can be had in the 3K range.

    I don't think there is an end all in this price range, or any range, it's all about what your expectations are.
     
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  5. rsxr22

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    If you would be interested in a RRA in about 99%, i can keep an eye out for you at the gun show this weekend. The last show i was at the guy had a WC, KC, and RRA all 3 were in AMAZING condition, he might never have shot them. Im sure it didnt sell though, most people probably didnt even know what they were looking at.
     
  6. ctfireman

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    That brown sure is pretty!
     
  7. Quack

    Quack Rent this space

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    yep, thinking of what nut to sell to buy it.
     
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    I agree if I was told I could only have one 1911 and it had to be in that price range I would go custom there's a lot of choices in that range.

    I'm still planning to send one of my Colt's off to Mars Armament for a custom build and that will cost just under $2300.00 for the build and the gun cost about $860.00 so I will have about $3150.00 in when it's all said and done.

    I had a few set backs which has kept me from getting this done but hopefully soon I can send it in. :cool:
     
  9. PlasticGuy

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    Personally, I'd draw up a list of size/materials/features that you want on your 1911. Then figure out what sights/controls/finishes you like. When you get your ideal 1911 completely blueprinted, start looking for a smith who can make it happen. You may have to order all the parts yourself and send them to a smith, or the smith may want to handle that for you.

    I went that route on my last 1911 and couldn't be happier because it is exactly the way I want it.
     
  10. BlayGlock

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    Go look at SVI. You can customize the gun down to the serial number.
     
  11. Jager1

    Jager1 UtilitarianSect Lifetime Member

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    A Nighthawk GRP would be nice.
     
  12. rsxr22

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    a SVI would be pretty sweet!!!
     
  13. Cerebrus

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    I am thinkin for that kinda cheese.. I would go SVI as well
     
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    If you keep it simple, you should be able to snag an Infinity for $3500. My build cost more than that a few years back and would be even higher today. However, if you stay away from the AET barrel and Infinicoat finish, it will save you a few bucks.

    They are stellar 1911s, to say the least, and are certainly a step up from the models available from Brown, Wilson, Baer, or Nighthawk. Plus, its completely custom, not semi-custom. You design EXACTLY what you want. Options are nearly endless, hence the name. :supergrin:

    They're cool in every way. :cool:


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    I dig the blinged out gold barrel. It's like grillz for your 1911. :supergrin:

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    Or a Wilson Combat CQB, Hunter.

    Where did you serve in the 6th Cav (Air Combat), Camp Eagle or Camp Humphreys?