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JMiller
02-12-2010, 18:30
I have a kimber Pro Carry II. It is my first 1911 I have had it for about 6 months now. I have been hearing that the series II's were sub par? I was a die hard Glock guy before I got this gun now I can't hardly stand to shoot my old favorite anymore the G21 SF. I also have a G30 and a G27. The feel of the 1911 is so much more to my liking than the double stacks. So anyway I want another one. My question is which one? I have around $1200 to spend. I am not looking for a carry gun ( I already have one) I want a full size one. I am thinking I might want to start competing. Can you guys turn me towards any sites selling ready to go quality 1911's in my price range?

I don't want to start any fights with anyone who loves their Glock. I used to love mine I understand.

bubbaskyjacker
02-12-2010, 18:43
Dan Wesson, TRP , used Baer

john58
02-12-2010, 18:56
I bought a SS TRP for my first 1911, I love it. The only thing I would change on it would be the front strap 20lpi is a little rough. I smoothed mine down just a bit.

Quack
02-12-2010, 19:04
what they said. TRP, DW or used Baer.
there's a Wilson Combat Classic for $1800 at a shop i was at yesterday.

RH45
02-12-2010, 19:32
Every once in a while, you can run across a nice, Les Baer, Premier II, for about that price, otherwise, I'd go with an STI Trojan.

bubbaskyjacker
02-12-2010, 19:59
http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g300/lbanduci/IMAG0124.jpg


Dan Wesson pointman 7

bac1023
02-12-2010, 21:45
Try a Dan Wesson Valor or Springfield TRP.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_2214.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1679.jpg

ronin.45
02-12-2010, 22:14
[quote=bac1023;14746039]Try a Dan Wesson Valor or Springfield TRP.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_2214.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_1679.jpg[/quote
These would be my suggestions also. I think several of each are in the firearms listings as I type.

JMiller
02-12-2010, 22:15
Wow, those are fantastic guns. I really like the Valor. Does anyone know where is the best place to buy one. Any online places to buy used? Does Dan Wesson have a web site? I couldn't seem to find one.

124JHP
02-12-2010, 22:23
For $1200 you can DW Heritage. I don't have one but I do have two CBOBs and I love them. Regardless of which 1911 you get, make sure you get an original series 70. I am not saying it for anyother reason but for reliability. A gun needs to be simple, a 1911 on it's original design is simple. Just remember the following, you get what you pay for! Go cheap, you will get cheap, not saying that you should go and spend more than $1500 in a 1911, $1200 will get you a very nice gun.

tiger1384
02-12-2010, 22:27
I got a "loaded" Springfield 45 in ss that is a beauty and a real tack driver.

JMiller
02-12-2010, 22:37
Would you say this is a good pick up?
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=9515278&cat=185&lpid=1

brisk21
02-12-2010, 23:01
TRP. The best $1300 I spent on something that didn't run on gas!

Rinspeed
02-12-2010, 23:03
Would you say this is a good pick up?
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=9515278&cat=185&lpid=1




New they're close to $1500 in some areas so I would a grand is a pretty good deal.

Cobra64
02-12-2010, 23:55
Dan Wesson Valor Cbob was my choice.


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Left14.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/P1020045.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Right06.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Grip03.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Logo02.jpg




.

bubbaskyjacker
02-13-2010, 00:14
im in ut too! I SAW THAT TRP. IF I DID NOT JUST GET MY DW I PROBABLY WOULD HAVE GOT THAT ONE

bac1023
02-13-2010, 04:52
Wow, those are fantastic guns. I really like the Valor. Does anyone know where is the best place to buy one. Any online places to buy used? Does Dan Wesson have a web site? I couldn't seem to find one.

http://cz-usa.com/products/by-brand/dan-wesson/

mi-fordson
02-13-2010, 07:58
I have a Kimber target match limited edition and love it (only 1000 made) they come up on gun broker quit often for the 1100-1200 range and no series II safety great shooter too.

john58
02-13-2010, 08:18
Thats a good price for a decent TRP. I paid $1199 for a brand new one & that was a great price. I was at Jim's guns yesterday & they had a NIB TRP for $1565. So I think a grand is a price I would pay for that gun.

Rimcrew
02-13-2010, 11:14
I have to throw in my two cents for the Valor. It is one excellent shooting, and looking, 1911.

There are a couple used ones for sale right now, and you should be able to pick one up for around $1200, if you are patient. It will be well worth the wait.

Don-wayne
02-13-2010, 12:10
DW Valor or an STI Trojan. I havent seen a new TRP that cheep in awhile. The Trojan is an excellent choice and you can get them for under a grand if you look around.

JMiller
02-13-2010, 12:37
Thanks for all the input. All of the choices recommended here look real nice.

JMiller
02-13-2010, 12:47
What do you guys think of this one.
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=9674231&lpid=&cat=185

Rimcrew
02-13-2010, 12:54
That is an excellent weapon, at a good price. You should call ASAP, or it may be gone!!

Rinspeed
02-13-2010, 12:55
What do you guys think of this one.
http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218&ad=9674231&lpid=&cat=185





I think the Pointman uses a cast frame instead of the forged that's on the Valor. There's an ANIB Valor at AR15.com for $1250, I'm surprised it's still available seeing how hard they are to find.



http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=88&t=738327

bubbaskyjacker
02-13-2010, 13:23
dan wesson pointman major on ksl for $700. get it before i do!!!

Cobra64
02-13-2010, 13:33
dan wesson pointman major on ksl for $700. get it before i do!!!

What is a "ksl?" Is that a TV, or a radio station?

I looked here: http://www.ksl.com/ but didn't see a reference.

JMiller
02-13-2010, 13:36
KSL is a radio and Tv station. Their classifieds are a great asset to Utah. I am on my way to see Dan Wesson right now. thanks for the help guys.

Rimcrew
02-13-2010, 14:06
KSL is a radio and Tv station. Their classifieds are a great asset to Utah. I am on my way to see Dan Wesson right now. thanks for the help guys.


WHOOHOOO - Good man. Let us know what you think!!

bubbaskyjacker
02-13-2010, 17:02
i think he bought it, its not on the site anymore , you owe me one!!!!

JMiller
02-13-2010, 18:55
I did buy it. I have been running around all day. Pics come later. This guy didn't even bother to clean it. I won't post pics of a dirty gun.

hatidua
02-13-2010, 19:07
Springer TRP

bac1023
02-13-2010, 19:14
I think the Pointman uses a cast frame instead of the forged that's on the Valor. There's an ANIB Valor at AR15.com for $1250, I'm surprised it's still available seeing how hard they are to find.



http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=88&t=738327

The Pointman is cast.

Cobra64
02-13-2010, 20:28
The Pointman is cast.

But the Valor is forged with dignity, grace, and ....valor. :supergrin:


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Left14.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/P1020045.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Right06.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/Grip03.jpg



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JMiller
02-13-2010, 21:22
The Valor is a very nice looking and I'm sure great functioning gun. But I had the chance to get the Pointman for $700 used and dirty of course. I have finished cleaning this gun. It was one of the dirtiest guns I have ever cleaned. I always clean mine after I use them and before they go into the safe. I just don't understand not cleaning them, oh well. :upeyes: I must say I do like this one so far, I plan on getting to the range and running a few hundred rounds though her just to see how good it feels. http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd80/millhouse75/DW2.jpg
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd80/millhouse75/DW1.jpg

Rimcrew
02-13-2010, 21:30
CONGRATULATIONS!! You got a heck of a buy there. The early DW 1911's are starting to develop a little following, and usually sell quickly when they become available.

Other than being dirty, was it in as good a condition as the seller said?

Can't wait to hear how she shoots, and see pics of holes in targets...

Cobra64
02-13-2010, 21:49
The early DW 1911's are starting to develop a little following, and usually sell quickly when they become available.

Actually, some Dan Wesson models' demand have exceeded supply for two years.

bubbaskyjacker
02-13-2010, 22:08
now we are going to have to go shooting , when i get some ammo :(

JMiller
02-13-2010, 23:31
now we are going to have to go shooting , when i get some ammo :(

You got it. Where in Utah are you?

bubbaskyjacker
02-14-2010, 02:34
sandy

bac1023
02-14-2010, 05:41
But the Valor is forged with dignity, grace, and ....valor. :supergrin:



Sure is :thumbsup:

den888
02-14-2010, 11:23
I am a big Colt fan, so a Colt Gold Cup, in my book...