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bikewriter
03-24-2011, 21:56
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=221621415

38 Super Fan
03-24-2011, 22:33
It will be interesting to watch, you're probably right.

R0CKETMAN
03-25-2011, 04:04
Wow, never get tired of looking at them. $2925

RMA
03-25-2011, 04:43
I was thinking the same thing but my prediction was a lil under $3k. It should have the Nowlin barrel judging by the date on the certificate.

TSAX
03-25-2011, 04:56
The guy selling that did take some really good photos.





:50cal:

up1911fan
03-25-2011, 09:55
It will break $3k for sure.

rfe959
03-25-2011, 10:04
It will go for more than $3k, for sure.

Texas Bulldog
03-25-2011, 12:40
How come?

What am i missing here that is making this a $3000 handgun?

if all you guys are saying it, im sure its worth it.... but what is the rare/special part of this 1911?

Foxtrotx1
03-25-2011, 12:48
Texas,

The gun is built to exact specs that Springfield uses to build the FBI HRT and SWAT Pistols. It's a TRP on steroids. The only difference between this gun and the FBI issue weapon is the serial number prefix. I believe the accuracy requirements are 1 inch at 25 yards.

Texas Bulldog
03-25-2011, 13:08
Texas,

The gun is built to exact specs that Springfield uses to build the FBI HRT and SWAT Pistols. It's a TRP on steroids. The only difference between this gun and the FBI issue weapon is the serial number prefix. I believe the accuracy requirements are 1 inch at 25 yards.

Thanks! That helps shed some light on it.

Beautiful 1911 thats for sure

38 Super Fan
03-25-2011, 13:09
How come?

What am i missing here that is making this a $3000 handgun?

if all you guys are saying it, im sure its worth it.... but what is the rare/special part of this 1911?
I think it's mostly the FBI hype that's making it a $3000+ gun. That, and the relatively small number and 1+ year wait time to order one. They're great guns I'm sure, but the prices they're commanding lately are pretty crazy. A used one just went for $3125 about a month ago. :shocked: I'd love to own one, but there's no way I'd pay that kind of money for it.

GJ1981
03-25-2011, 13:45
I think it's mostly the FBI hype that's making it a $3000+ gun.

Exactly, to some the Pro is the end-all of 1911's. When I was waiting on mine used Pro's were in the $1800-2000 range. Now, the prices are crazy, but people are still buying.

Maybe I'll post mine up for sale...

asiparks
03-28-2011, 10:32
Exactly, to some the Pro is the end-all of 1911's. When I was waiting on mine used Pro's were in the $1800-2000 range. Now, the prices are crazy, but people are still buying.

Maybe I'll post mine up for sale...

Agreed.
I love my Pro, it's one of my favorites, but for three large, I'd be doing something custom with Fusion.



Well, .....something custom

knedrgr
03-28-2011, 11:08
...but for three large, I'd be doing something custom with Fusion.



Well, .....something custom

:rofl: It'll be a grab bag 1911...you don't know what you'll get until the gun shows up at your FFL's door. He'll throw in some FCS cause you had ordered that FSC.

R0CKETMAN
03-28-2011, 14:49
Name one current production 1911 in .45 which has increased in value besides the SA Pro.

GJ1981
03-28-2011, 15:05
Name one current production 1911 in .45 which has increased in value besides the SA Pro.

How has the Pro increased in value as a whole? All these auctions show is some people can't wait, not that Pro's are worth more to the vast majority. 10-8 and M4Carbine are the best places for realistic pricing, the last Pro on M4 sold a little over month ago for $2K.

I remember when Pro's were selling used in the $1800-2000 range consistently.

Maybe I'm missing your point. Again, all it shows is some people can't wait. Same reason I sold a VM-II for $250.

Nickpisp
03-28-2011, 15:07
Name one current production 1911 in .45 which has increased in value besides the SA Pro.


Almost any Colt.

R0CKETMAN
03-28-2011, 16:54
How has the Pro increased in value as a whole? All these auctions show is some people can't wait, not that Pro's are worth more to the vast majority. 10-8 and M4Carbine are the best places for realistic pricing, the last Pro on M4 sold a little over month ago for $2K.

I remember when Pro's were selling used in the $1800-2000 range consistently.

Maybe I'm missing your point. Again, all it shows is some people can't wait. Same reason I sold a VM-II for $250.

My point is that their popularity is increasing. We'll call that demand. As you are aware the supply has not. The msrp has increased which in and of itself is not rare. So, you paid say $2500 for a new pro in the last two - three years. You could easily sell it for more than that now in the same condition.

Almost any Colt.

This is completely false, but I'll play. Please provide your top five.

GJ1981
03-28-2011, 17:09
My point is that their popularity is increasing.



That's debatable to me. Just because as few have sold recently for high dollar isn't any different from the past. If there were a large amount of newer orders, then I'd agree.



You could easily sell it for more than that now in the same condition.

I'll find out soon enough, hopefully you're right.

bikewriter
03-28-2011, 18:27
I know the shooter who purchased that $2000 Pro listed on M4; he found it on another forum. And in keeping with the theme of patience vs price that Pro is now with another shooter who offered almost $900 more just two weeks later.

A shooter in town has a gently used TGO1. He was offered $3500 for it last month. Declined without hesitation. Hopeful buyer said the wait is the most painful aspect, more so than the financial beating.

How has the Pro increased in value as a whole? All these auctions show is some people can't wait, not that Pro's are worth more to the vast majority. 10-8 and M4Carbine are the best places for realistic pricing, the last Pro on M4 sold a little over month ago for $2K.

I remember when Pro's were selling used in the $1800-2000 range consistently.

Maybe I'm missing your point. Again, all it shows is some people can't wait. Same reason I sold a VM-II for $250.

bac1023
03-28-2011, 19:17
Name one current production 1911 in .45 which has increased in value besides the SA Pro.

I'm not sure they increased in value as much as the price was hiked.

38 Super Fan
03-28-2011, 21:01
I know the shooter who purchased that $2000 Pro listed on M4; he found it on another forum. And in keeping with the theme of patience vs price that Pro is now with another shooter who offered almost $900 more just two weeks later.

A shooter in town has a gently used TGO1. He was offered $3500 for it last month. Declined without hesitation. Hopeful buyer said the wait is the most painful aspect, more so than the financial beating.

I love my TGO1, but I don't know if I could pass up $3500 for it. :wow:

bac1023
03-28-2011, 21:07
I love my TGO1, but I don't know if I could pass up $3500 for it. :wow:

Yeah, that's a nice price. :)

bikewriter
03-28-2011, 21:51
I truly believe the TGO1 owner passed on the $3500 because he's both a firearms collector and a GB watcher, and saw a few Pros go for close to $3000. I've only seen him in local shooting circles but friends of friends tell me he's pretty knowledgeable about some things and figured if the relatively "mass produced" Professional fetched 3k then his less-than-175 produced TGO1 should bring a lot more. In a way I see his point.

bikewriter
03-28-2011, 21:54
It's at 2826. We may get 3000 tomorrow folks!

38 Super Fan
03-28-2011, 23:46
I truly believe the TGO1 owner passed on the $3500 because he's both a firearms collector and a GB watcher, and saw a few Pros go for close to $3000. I've only seen him in local shooting circles but friends of friends tell me he's pretty knowledgeable about some things and figured if the relatively "mass produced" Professional fetched 3k then his less-than-175 produced TGO1 should bring a lot more. In a way I see his point.
The TGO1 is considerably more rare, but it dosen't seem to draw nearly as much attention as the Pro. IIRC, a NIB TGO1 was listed on GB a few months ago at $3000, and it got re-listed several times.

R0CKETMAN
03-29-2011, 03:45
I know the shooter who purchased that $2000 Pro listed on M4; he found it on another forum. And in keeping with the theme of patience vs price that Pro is now with another shooter who offered almost $900 more just two weeks later.

A shooter in town has a gently used TGO1. He was offered $3500 for it last month. Declined without hesitation. Hopeful buyer said the wait is the most painful aspect, more so than the financial beating.

The TGO would be another example of what I'm talking about, but not quite in as much demand.



I'm not sure they increased in value as much as the price was hiked.

I'm not so sure that's the contributing factor. Take Wilson for example. They've had a huge price increase. If you purchased a CQB elite for say $3,100 today, you couldn't go easily sell it for 20% more tomorrow.

A Pro you could.

Edit: Wonder what the prices would do if SA ceased production of the Professional?

R0CKETMAN
03-30-2011, 08:42
$2,882 with 1 day 6 hrs left

RMA
03-31-2011, 14:53
2,982 ! Not bad.