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Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by gjk5, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    I am thinking of upgrading to a better 5" 1911, (don't have room in my budget or safe for a bac style 1911 fetish)


    Currently have:

    Kimber Ultra w/CT's(I like it and carry it and has been very reliable, no bashing please)

    CBOB, love it, sometimes carry it

    SW1911, the standard stainless "billboard", never carry it, mostly a nightstand gun but like it

    have also owned: PT1911, total POS, and an RIA Officer, reliable but heavy as a brick for a "small" gun

    I would like a better but not too pricey 5" that also might be better suited to IDPA.

    So far thinking TRP or Valor, would like to stay in that $1,100-$1,300 range (obviously a great gun for less is a consideration though)

    TRP seems very well suited to competition but have also been very happy with my other DW.
     
  2. rsxr22

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    Both the TRP and Valor are great options. I would also include the STI Trojan in there at the $1k range. Also the Lawman from STI, should be included in the decision with the TRP and Valor too! STI really makes a super quality firearm and offers great CS. Very similar to how good SA's is.
     

  3. knedrgr

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    Some hard decisions there; Valor, TRP and Lawman. I guess that would be the order for me.
     
  4. rsxr22

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    The problem i run into with the Valor is everytime i have thought about purchasing one of them, I soon after said why would i get the Valor if for only a little more I could get a Baer or nice used semi-custom. TRP and Lawman are priced in a way that definitely puts them in a lower category
     
  5. bac1023

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    I feel the Valor is a bit too expensive these days for what they are. They were a value before.

    Go with an STI Trojan or Springfield TRP.
     
  6. EricandSuebee

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    I'm still new in the 1911 type guns but I would if I were given the choice(s) of the ones you listed I would lean towards the TRP after handling all 3 models at my local dealer.
     
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    also consider SA Loaded target. great for IDPA

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  8. rsxr22

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    The loaded is beautiful, but i cant stand SA doesnt offer FSC until you get into the TM
     
  9. MD357

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    STI Trojan hands down.... IMO.
     
  10. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    Thanks for the input folks. I will update this question on Monday as well with prices added, I think what I can get a given model for comes in to play as well. I think I could get the biggest "bargain" on the TRP.

    I will get prices on the TRP, Valor and hopefully Lawman and Trojan from my dealer (never seen STI in stock other than 2011's).
     
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    Yeah, for that purpose, I'd probably pick the Trojan over the TRP.
     
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
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    We agree on this. I've handled the TRP and Valor. I'll take the TRP given the price the Valor has swelled to.
     
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    Spiffums I.C.P.

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    Get the watermelon trojans chicks dig em. :wow:
     
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    I had a Springer .40 that I played with in IDPA, and USPSA and bought a Trojan .40 as a "back up" gun. I liked the Trojan so much that I sold the Springer and bought another Trojan. With the undercut trigger guard, the Trojans fit MY hands better, and are a lot more accurate than any of the Springers I've shot.
     
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    If your going to get a STI, just go through Brazo's, Dawson, or Oak Hill Ent. They all have great prices
     
  19. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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    Got some numbers on some of them today:

    STI Trojan: $940
    STI Ranger III: $1050 (I know it's a commander, but looked nice)
    TRP: $1240
    DW: all he had was the CBOB in stock new (holy crap! I only paid $950ish for mine, now @ $1250!) he is going to check on price on a Valor for me (I think he said Pointman 7 was about $1020?)


    I did dig around in the back room and found a very nice PM9 with beveled magwell and 5 mags for $950, very gently used in box with all papers and a CBOB 10MM in same condition for $870. Should have never gone in there.......


    Considering all of the posts for a Trojan in this thread I think that is the way I am leaning after seeing prices.
     
  20. rsxr22

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    Dang, Where you finding a Trojan for $940 from? The best price ive ever seen is $999?