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RMTactical
03-12-2011, 01:03
What would you choose?

duncan
03-12-2011, 01:20
Find an older Springfield Armory 1911, love them. One from before the "loaded"models came back.

MD357
03-12-2011, 01:20
Carry? Range? BBQ?

tx787
03-12-2011, 01:22
Desert Eagle 1911G

RMTactical
03-12-2011, 01:36
Carry? Range? BBQ?

I was just asking what YOU would get to help give me ideas... but since you asked...

I want something nice for Carry but haven't ruled out a 5" model. I am kind of thinking about a used Colt Combat Commander, if I can find one. The only drawback to that IMO is the sights are too low profile for my liking on the older ones.

I want something that is a good deal.

I want a standard grip safety, no ambi safety, flat MSH, hopefully decent sights, in 45ACP. I may have to change something out, I realize...

Would prefer SS or Blued if possible, but that isn't a deal breaker.

Maybe something like this.

http://www.coltsmfg.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=TOjON7RjEEs%3d&tabid=123&mid=553

What do they go for? I could go up to $1000 but I would prefer to have some money left over... :)

RMTactical
03-12-2011, 01:49
http://www.davidsonsinc.com/dealers/prod_images/o4091u.jpg

Maybe this is what I am looking for, $900.

TSAX
03-12-2011, 02:34
Pay $100 to $150 more for a Kimber or Sig 1911. If budget constraints then pay about $400 for a Rock Island and get some aftermarket stuff like Chip Power 10's, Wilson parts, ammo and a picture of an expensive 1911 that I can tape on the side to make it look cooler :supergrin:

duncan
03-12-2011, 02:59
TSA has a good point there. Good affordable gun

R0CKETMAN
03-12-2011, 05:25
What would you choose?

I wouldn't. I'd save more money.



I was just asking what YOU would get to help give me ideas... but since you asked...

I want something nice for Carry but haven't ruled out a 5" model. I am kind of thinking about a used Colt Combat Commander, if I can find one. The only drawback to that IMO is the sights are too low profile for my liking on the older ones.

I want something that is a good deal.

I want a standard grip safety, no ambi safety, flat MSH, hopefully decent sights, in 45ACP. I may have to change something out, I realize...

Would prefer SS or Blued if possible, but that isn't a deal breaker.

Maybe something like this.

http://www.coltsmfg.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=TOjON7RjEEs%3d&tabid=123&mid=553

What do they go for? I could go up to $1000 but I would prefer to have some money left over... :)

Now this is a useful post. How about a SS CCC and have new sights installed. Maybe some 10-8's or Warrens? If you get a blued pistol, I'd do the " unthinkable" and have it ion bonded.

The Colt is going to hold value well.

bac1023
03-12-2011, 05:31
What would you choose?

Desert Eagle or STI Spartan

tjpet
03-12-2011, 07:00
STI Spartan without a doubt.

TXGlock21Man
03-12-2011, 07:11
Saw a Springfield Loaded with night sights nib at the last gun show for $693 plus ttl. STI Spartan for $669 and a Springfield GI Commander for $553. All were nice in their own way, but would've gone the SA Loaded for $700.

PawDog
03-12-2011, 07:43
I picked up the new Desert Eagle 1911 C last weekend at a local gun show for around $680.00, out the door. I haven't ranged it yet, but plan to this weekend. 4.33" barrel, makes it a little easier to conceal, but not by much.

It was only about $60.00 less than the Kimber Super Carry, blued, with the 4" barrel, but after comparing both side by side, the DE appeared better made, fit and finish anyway.

Hokie1911
03-12-2011, 08:24
I picked up the new Desert Eagle 1911 C last weekend at a local gun show for around $680.00, out the door. I haven't ranged it yet, but plan to this weekend. 4.33" barrel, makes it a little easier to conceal, but not by much.

It was only about $60.00 less than the Kimber Super Carry, blued, with the 4" barrel, but after comparing both side by side, the DE appeared better made, fit and finish anyway.

Where are you seeing a Kimber Super Carry for $750ish? Those are generally $1,200-1,300. You mean Pro Carry 2?

PawDog
03-12-2011, 09:00
Where are you seeing a Kimber Super Carry for $750ish? Those are generally $1,200-1,300. You mean Pro Carry 2?

You're right....it was the Pro Carry II. Dealer at the show had it for $709.00, before taxes.

FLSlim
03-12-2011, 09:08
STI Spartan without a doubt.

+1, gets my vote too. About $630.

MD357
03-12-2011, 09:17
I was just asking what YOU would get to help give me ideas... but since you asked...

I want something nice for Carry but haven't ruled out a 5" model. I am kind of thinking about a used Colt Combat Commander, if I can find one. The only drawback to that IMO is the sights are too low profile for my liking on the older ones.

I want something that is a good deal.

I want a standard grip safety, no ambi safety, flat MSH, hopefully decent sights, in 45ACP. I may have to change something out, I realize...

Would prefer SS or Blued if possible, but that isn't a deal breaker.

Maybe something like this.

http://www.coltsmfg.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=TOjON7RjEEs%3d&tabid=123&mid=553

What do they go for? I could go up to $1000 but I would prefer to have some money left over... :)


That's along the lines of something I'd go with. Springfield or Colt would get my votes.

glock2740
03-12-2011, 09:37
http://www.davidsonsinc.com/dealers/prod_images/o4091u.jpg

Maybe this is what I am looking for, $900.
That with some new sights would be pretty sweet. Personally, I'd put a silver 3 hole trigger and an EB BTGS on it too. :cool:

MajorD
03-12-2011, 09:43
700? should easily with a little searching be able to find a base model colt -I'd pick a Colt long before the foreign made(ria armscor citadel springfield) or those domestic brands with spotty QC records (para,kimber) Of the foreign made guns both ria and springfield do have good reps for function

bikewriter
03-12-2011, 10:03
STI Spartan for $628 delivered to your FFL.

JoshuaC
03-12-2011, 11:19
Desert Eagle 1911G. Still want to get one someday.

dreis454
03-12-2011, 11:38
Desert Eagle or STI Spartan

^^this^^

Officer's Match
03-12-2011, 11:45
Range Officer.

TSAX
03-12-2011, 12:00
STI Spartan for $628 delivered to your FFL.


Thats a good price, link please :wavey:

knedrgr
03-12-2011, 12:03
Saw a Springfield Loaded with night sights nib at the last gun show for $693 plus ttl. STI Spartan for $669 and a Springfield GI Commander for $553. All were nice in their own way, but would've gone the SA Loaded for $700.

Loaded comes with ambi TS. So that's another $100 for smithwork and traditional TS.

Range Officer fits the bill for a nice package.

Glockdude1
03-12-2011, 12:03
Find an older Springfield Armory 1911, love them. One from before the "loaded"models came back.

:agree:

Hokie1911
03-12-2011, 12:20
This...

http://www.tactical1911.net/wp-content/uploads/Springfield-Armory-Range-Officer-1911-4.jpg

lawdog734
03-12-2011, 12:24
This...

http://www.tactical1911.net/wp-content/uploads/Springfield-Armory-Range-Officer-1911-4.jpg

I have been really looking at this one lately

knedrgr
03-12-2011, 14:42
I have been really looking at this one lately

you'll be going from 20LPI FSC to none. I'll be damn slippery.

Hokie1911
03-12-2011, 14:43
More like 15lpi on his NN.

G27RR
03-12-2011, 14:50
My RO actually isn't as slippery as you would think.

knedrgr
03-12-2011, 14:52
yeah, the parkerized seems to give a fine abrasion for grip.

Officer's Match
03-12-2011, 15:01
I still think it would be a great base gun for a build.

knedrgr
03-12-2011, 15:02
More like 15lpi on his NN.

that's right. Forgot it IS that RIDICULOUS!

Nickpisp
03-12-2011, 15:14
I have been really looking at this one lately



They're good shooters, you won't be disappointed.

bac1023
03-12-2011, 19:18
Desert Eagle 1911G. Still want to get one someday.

The DE 1911 is a great sub-$700 option.

I love mine.

RMTactical
03-12-2011, 21:21
The DE 1911 is a great sub-$700 option.

I love mine.

You come here, talk all about your 1911 and have the audacity to not post a picture... I am disappointed... :rofl: