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akapennypincher
06-08-2011, 17:24
What would you choose?

Any Caliber! What Caliber?

Any Manufacturer, Must be Production,:upeyes: NOT A CUSTOM SMITH!:crying:

For Carry or Range Use, not a Safe Queen!:upeyes:

Money to spend is limited to $3,000.00 on everything including Grips, and up Grade from Manufacturer.:upeyes:

glock2740
06-08-2011, 17:30
$3000 is an awful lot for a "production" gun. If we are saying that guns from companies like Wilson, Nighthawk, Baer, etc. are considered semi-custom, then it would either be a TRP if I went 1911 or an XD45 if I went plastic. Although, if one gun is all, then a G19 makes alot of sense too. :dunno:Pretty tough decision. Because a 4" GP100 makes ALOT of sense too. Damnit. I hate questions like these. :rofl:

Fedor
06-08-2011, 17:37
Define "Production"

camelotkid
06-08-2011, 17:38
Les Baer SRP

Ruggles
06-08-2011, 17:43
Depending on definition of Production / Custom Shop :)

Wilson CQB in .45ACP, grey over black, gold dot front sight, wooden grips, no magwell, single sided safety :)

Kimber TLE with some wood grips and a GI recoil set up, solid trigger, replace plastic MSH and some replacement mags.

Hokie1911
06-08-2011, 17:46
Yeah, you would need to define "production". Most production 1911s wouldn't come close to that pricetag. You are squarely in semi-custom territory with that pricerange.

faawrenchbndr
06-08-2011, 17:56
I'd be happy with the cheap pos Colt Delta Elite I just got if,
There could be only one!

Hokie1911
06-08-2011, 18:05
Realistic production - DW VBOB
< $3k production - WC Professional Lightweight .38 Super bobtail

http://www.wilsoncombat.com/wallpapers/professional-lw-1-800.jpg

BigLaw
06-08-2011, 18:37
I'm with hokie on the realistic production. The Dan Wesson models are hard to beat. I've got a CBOB and love it, but if I could have only one I'd have to get a VBOB. I like the upgraded parts and bead blast finish.

glock2740
06-08-2011, 18:50
OK. If Wilson is allowed, them I'd take a TE Pro bobtail. :cool: And if that breaks the $3000 limit, then make it a Wilson flush crowned Pro with a bobtail. :cool:

HexHead
06-08-2011, 19:08
This Nighthawk Custom Talon II Bobtail of mine....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v343/scat999999/misc/DSC_0021-1.jpg

Quack
06-08-2011, 19:12
one of these three. they are production guns that bought were bought off the rack.

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1178436339_xibVq-L.jpg

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1178448504_LuqC8-L.jpg

http://photosbydon.smugmug.com/photos/1004742889_CeZRP-L-1.jpg

bac1023
06-08-2011, 19:13
:headscratch:

At $3000, you're talking about semi-custom guns, not production.

By the way, I never understood people who change their tone completely depending on the sub-forum they're posting in. Its weak.



That said, the best production 1911s available now, in my opinion, are as follows in no particular order.


Dan Wesson Valor

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_0007_2.jpg





DoubleStar DSC

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_0008.jpg





Springfield TRP

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/074.jpg





Ithaca 1911A1

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/022-5.jpg





Kimber Super Match II

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/002-6.jpg

DAT85
06-08-2011, 19:14
Les Baer SRP


This,or a TRS and a bunch of ammo.

DAT85

Hokie1911
06-08-2011, 19:21
Maybe I'd choose something like this. :dunno:

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/KC009.jpg

iLift45's
06-08-2011, 19:29
Springfield Armory TRP Operator in 45acp!! Awesome.

craig19
06-08-2011, 19:30
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w111/craig0513/Guns/59343.jpg




This, then when my wife gets out of line I can ho slap her.

38 Super Fan
06-08-2011, 19:33
Semi custom under $3000 I like the TGO1, actual production level 1911, the DW Valor.

Fedor
06-08-2011, 19:33
Maybe I'd choose something like this. :dunno:

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/KC009.jpg


Is that the one you were talking about selling? :shame:

Quack
06-08-2011, 19:36
Semi custom under $3000 I like the TGO1, actual production level 1911, the DW Valor.

nothing "semi-custom" about the TGO-1, it comes only 1 way ;)

38 Super Fan
06-08-2011, 19:39
nothing "semi-custom" about the TGO-1, it comes only 1 way ;)
I never really thought about it that way. :)

Hokie1911
06-08-2011, 19:41
Is that the one you were talking about selling? :shame:

Yup. :thumbsup:

Rimcrew
06-08-2011, 19:42
Baer CC 1.5"er, and several cases of ammo...

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o298/kellyfletcher1970/Les%20Baer/Custom%20Carry%20LB280092/IMG_2294.jpg

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o298/kellyfletcher1970/Les%20Baer/Custom%20Carry%20LB280092/IMG_2247.jpg

CitizenOfDreams
06-08-2011, 19:51
I don't own any 1911s yet (don't look at me, it's GlockTalk after all), but the one to buy for me would be a service model.

I have posted this a while ago...

The original M1911:

http://home.citizenofdreams.com/gt/wolf.jpg



The modern day 1911:

http://home.citizenofdreams.com/gt/chihuahua.jpg

midliferally
06-08-2011, 20:02
Springer TRP or DW Valor, and ammo. Easy answer for me. If you must spend more cash, Springer Pro or Nighthawk Falcon or Talon. My .02

bac1023
06-08-2011, 20:12
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w111/craig0513/Guns/59343.jpg






:rofl:

bac1023
06-08-2011, 20:18
Forget all the production/semi-custom talk. If you want to know the best 1911 at $3000, my choice is the Springfield TGO1.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/008-5.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/010s.jpg





I think the RRA Limited Match is at least as good as the TGO1, but sadly, its no longer available. :crying:


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_0002_1-3.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_0003_1-2.jpg

bikewriter
06-08-2011, 20:19
A 5" 45acp backed by a lifetime warranty and great customer service.

.45 Combat
06-08-2011, 20:34
Make mine a Colt 1911 with novak sights, and a polished feed ramp.

limbkiller
06-08-2011, 20:35
[QUOTE=craig19;17467176]http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w111/craig0513/Guns/59343.jpg


A friend of mine has the black version of that. Said he needed one "gangsta bling gun". Shocked me.
Dan Wesson Valor would be my choise

grizzly04
06-08-2011, 20:40
Kimber desert warrior. Thats one sexy gun.

Quack
06-08-2011, 20:45
Kimber desert warrior. Thats one sexy gun.

http://tyranno.saur.us/cache/2005/November/28/orry9wt_32968.jpg

Ive owned Kimber and Taurus 1911s. They both have parts that are like a time bomb. Namely the internal extracter.Ill stick with my Glocks

bac1023
06-08-2011, 20:46
http://tyranno.saur.us/cache/2005/November/28/orry9wt_32968.jpg

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

Hokie1911
06-08-2011, 20:46
:shakehead:

rahrah12
06-08-2011, 21:11
The gun I have on order...Kobra Carry - stainless steel, flush crown, naked slide, 10-8 sights...

Quack
06-08-2011, 21:13
The gun I have on order...Kobra Carry - stainless steel, flush crown, naked slide, 10-8 sights...

not a "Production" gun since you have these options ;)

Ruggles
06-08-2011, 21:16
Trying to pick just one 1911 is like trying to pick which of my wife's boobs I like best. I want them both dammit!!!!!

Hokie1911
06-08-2011, 21:18
not a "Production" gun since you have these options ;)

When did Ed start stocking your flat trigger? :whistling:

grizzly04
06-08-2011, 21:21
http://tyranno.saur.us/cache/2005/November/28/orry9wt_32968.jpg
yeah i own 1911s but I trust my life to Glock ..l.

Quack
06-08-2011, 21:23
When did Ed start stocking your flat trigger? :whistling:

I installed it. can you remove the rollmarks or crown the barrel at home? :tongueout:

Hokie1911
06-08-2011, 21:25
I installed it. can you remove the rollmarks or crown the barrel at home? :tongueout:

No, but Chuck can remove them in his home. :rofl:

BuckyP
06-08-2011, 21:26
No idea, so many to choose from. The TGO looks really cool. Not into Bomar sights anymore, even though they were the only thing I considered back in the day. Maybe a Professional. But heck, I shot neither so :dunno::dunno::dunno:

knedrgr
06-08-2011, 21:29
Any one of these in no particular order:

Wilson Tactical Supergrade Professional
Ed Brown Special Forces
Baer Monolith
Springfield TGO-1
Guncrafter Industry No Name

Quack
06-08-2011, 21:30
Any one of these in no particular order:

Wilson Tactical Supergrade Professional
Ed Brown Special Forces
Baer Monolith
Springfield TGO-1
Guncrafter Industry No Name

more than $3k

SDGlock23
06-08-2011, 21:32
Dan Wesson Valor/VBOB for sure, second place CBOB. I love my DW's!

glock2740
06-08-2011, 21:38
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w111/craig0513/Guns/59343.jpg
.
:wow: Man, that thing is beautiful! I'm gonna send my new RRA off to TCS (Taurus Custom Shop) and have that exact thing done to it.











































:rofl:

knedrgr
06-08-2011, 21:38
Any one of these in no particular order:

Wilson Tactical Supergrade Professional
Ed Brown Special Forces
Baer Monolith
Springfield TGO-1
Guncrafter Industry No Name

more than $3k

Yup. Would be selling my other guns to get that Wilson. The rule didn't say I couldn't add money by selling my other guns... :tongueout:

bikewriter
06-08-2011, 22:44
Oooh, the Monolith is nice. Probably my favorite Baer. Reminds me of my TRP Tactical full rail with bull barrel....but meaner!

Any one of these in no particular order:

Wilson Tactical Supergrade Professional
Ed Brown Special Forces
Baer Monolith
Springfield TGO-1
Guncrafter Industry No Name

MD357
06-08-2011, 22:49
http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=216937&d=1307323440

Cerebrus
06-08-2011, 23:01
http://i299.photobucket.com/albums/mm320/cerebrus2099/car.jpg

CMG
06-08-2011, 23:45
From personal experience:

On the low side, Springfield's TRP

On the higher side, Ed Brown's Kobra.

HotRoderX
06-08-2011, 23:46
I would want a Kobra Carry just something really nice about them guns

drc767
06-09-2011, 00:29
Realistic production - DW VBOB
< $3k production - WC Professional Lightweight .38 Super bobtail

http://www.wilsoncombat.com/wallpapers/professional-lw-1-800.jpg

Nope....I take it a step above.... :)

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/Pistols/EliteProfessional/IMG_3344.jpg

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/Pistols/EliteProfessional/IMG_3335.jpg

Nakanokalronin
06-09-2011, 00:57
My DW Valor plus my grips/screws and the rest on ammo.

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/4061/dwvalor.jpg

Heck, for $3000 i might be able to get 2. :cool:

bac1023
06-09-2011, 04:29
http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=216937&d=1307323440

:rofl:

Hokie1911
06-09-2011, 07:52
Nope....I take it a step above.... :)

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/drc767/IMG_3344.jpg

That's under $3k for the rest of us mere mortals?

KillStick
06-09-2011, 09:24
Any full size Baer

limbkiller
06-09-2011, 10:25
At jet guns now.




http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee457/limbkiller/Colt_O1980CM.jpg

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
06-09-2011, 11:21
I'd probably get a Springfield Professional.

BuckyP
06-09-2011, 11:34
I'd probably get a Springfield Professional.

Nah, you'd probably get a Steel I. :tongueout:

Well, it's 1911-like. :embarassed:

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 13:31
Baer CC 1.5"er, and several cases of ammo...

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o298/kellyfletcher1970/Les%20Baer/Custom%20Carry%20LB280092/IMG_2294.jpg

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o298/kellyfletcher1970/Les%20Baer/Custom%20Carry%20LB280092/IMG_2247.jpg

Holy crap, Rimcrew. That Baer is nice!

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 13:35
Springer TRP or DW Valor, and ammo. Easy answer for me. If you must spend more cash, Springer Pro or Nighthawk Falcon or Talon. My .02


Good advice. I have both.


Here's my Springer:
http://dogbreedsinfo.org/images/English_Springer_Spaniel_Puppy.jpg






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

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 13:38
I would want a Kobra Carry just something really nice about them guns

Hokie will sell you his for $1,999.00 plus $400.00 S&H. It's a steal!

He'll even throw in a bar of soap.

limbkiller
06-09-2011, 13:38
Baer CC 1.5"er, and several cases of ammo...

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o298/kellyfletcher1970/Les%20Baer/Custom%20Carry%20LB280092/IMG_2294.jpg

http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o298/kellyfletcher1970/Les%20Baer/Custom%20Carry%20LB280092/IMG_2247.jpg

Where are the powder burns? :rofl:






Just kidding nice shooting at any range.

Hokie1911
06-09-2011, 13:49
Hokie will sell you his for $1,999.00 plus $400.00 S&H. It's a steal!

He'll even throw in a bar of soap.

Only $100 shipping....and 2 bars of a soap of your choice. :thumbsup:

Shipwreck-The-Sequel
06-09-2011, 14:46
Nah, you'd probably get a Steel I. :tongueout:

Well, it's 1911-like. :embarassed:

Haha, actually, I'd want a Billinenium over a Steel I. I don't care for the vertec grip. But, no rubber grips for either (because of the frame safety). If there was, I'd already own a Billenium :rofl:

okie
06-09-2011, 14:50
Good advice. I have both.


Here's my Springer:
http://dogbreedsinfo.org/images/English_Springer_Spaniel_Puppy.jpg






And the Valor:
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Valor/P1020045-PICASSA.jpg
That's a beautiful dawg my friend:hearts:

okie
06-09-2011, 14:51
I would probably get the Ed Brown Special Forces:thumbsup:

engineer151515
06-09-2011, 15:00
(Some) of the ones I have owned

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/6244/1911p1.jpg



The one I kept. Scandium framed S&W

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/4927/sw1911pd2.jpg

rahrah12
06-09-2011, 15:28
not a "Production" gun since you have these options ;)

touche

MoNsTeR
06-09-2011, 16:35
After owning a number of custom guns, I can't think of any production-grade 1911s particularly worth owning. $3000 easily buys a custom gun so why bother with a Baer, Wilson, etc.?

Hokie1911
06-09-2011, 16:37
After owning a number of custom guns, I can't think of any production-grade 1911s particularly worth owning. $3000 easily buys a custom gun so why bother with a Baer, Wilson, etc.?

Huh? :headscratch:

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 16:47
After owning a number of custom guns, I can't think of any production-grade 1911s particularly worth owning. $3000 easily buys a custom gun so why bother with a Baer, Wilson, etc.?

Ummm... have you ever shot, handled, or seen a Baer, Brown, or Wilson 1911?

glock2740
06-09-2011, 16:51
After owning a number of custom guns, I can't think of any production-grade 1911s particularly worth owning. $3000 easily buys a custom gun so why bother with a Baer, Wilson, etc.?
So Baer, Wilson, etc. are production guns? I was under the assumption that they were semi-customs. :dunno: And what "custom" guns are you easily getting for $3000?

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 16:51
I would probably get the Ed Brown Special Forces:thumbsup:

That's one of my favorites too.

http://www.themarksman.net/item_photos/large/ed_brown_special_forces_carry_blued_1930.jpg

It needs a solid trigger though.

glock2740
06-09-2011, 16:53
That's one of my favorites too.

http://www.themarksman.net/item_photos/large/ed_brown_special_forces_carry_blued_1930.jpg

It needs a solid trigger though.
No it doesn't. :cool:

Hokie1911
06-09-2011, 16:54
Ummm... have you ever shot, handled, or seen a Baer, Brown, or Wilson 1911?

Why own Brown or a Wilson when you can own "custom". Duh.

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/Screenshot2011-04-23at115549PM.png

okie
06-09-2011, 16:54
That's one of my favorites too.

http://www.themarksman.net/item_photos/large/ed_brown_special_forces_carry_blued_1930.jpg

It needs a solid trigger though.

That's real purdy my friend:thumbsup:

GJ1981
06-09-2011, 16:59
$3000 for ONE 1911, my goodness, I could buy another HK P30 and a HK 45, and have money left over for ammo. :rofl:

I firmly believe a Baer TRS covers everything needed in a working pistol. I hate the term "semi-custom" but believe $3k is the point where you're paying for fluff more than function, in the same price range you can touch select "custom" builds. Trust, I know from firsthand experience.

And what "custom" guns are you easily getting for $3000?

You could get a Novak build under $3000 depending on the base pistol. http://www.novaksights.com/customguns/1911/classiccustom.html

Same goes for a Harrison Custom. http://www.harrisoncustom.com/Package.aspx?pid=20 or http://www.harrisoncustom.com/Package.aspx?pid=30

limbkiller
06-09-2011, 17:00
That's one of my favorites too.

http://www.themarksman.net/item_photos/large/ed_brown_special_forces_carry_blued_1930.jpg

It needs a solid trigger though.

Good Lord thats a beautiful gun and I love the trigger.

thecableguy
06-09-2011, 17:01
Man they are coming out of the woodwork here lately.:dunno: WC-EB-LB production guns????WTF

H&K .45 AUTO
06-09-2011, 17:01
I dunno for sure what particular model I would choose. I do know that it would likely be a Commander size, it would definately be in .45 ACP, and it would be a Colt.

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 17:02
No it doesn't. :cool:

Well, at least I don't go so far as to say that it needed a Quack Phlatt trigger. :rofl:

thecableguy
06-09-2011, 17:02
Same goes for a Harrison Custom. http://www.harrisoncustom.com/Package.aspx?pid=20 or http://www.harrisoncustom.com/Package.aspx?pid=30
http://www.harrisoncustom.com/Media/Packages/CustomCarry/customcarry1.jpg

This gives me a woody.

Hokie1911
06-09-2011, 17:05
http://www.harrisoncustom.com/Media/Packages/CustomCarry/customcarry1.jpg

This gives me a woody.

...and JH's 4 year backlog makes my wood go bye-bye.

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 17:06
http://www.harrisoncustom.com/Media/Packages/CustomCarry/customcarry1.jpg

This gives me a woody.

Nice trigger. :rofl:

j/k


Yeah, definitely chubby material.

thecableguy
06-09-2011, 17:06
...and JH's 4 year backlog makes my wood go bye-bye.

If it performs as good as it looks I think the wait would be worth it.

glock2740
06-09-2011, 17:07
Why own Brown or a Wilson when you can own "custom". Duh.

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/Screenshot2011-04-23at115549PM.png
Is that one of those $3000 full house custom's?:whistling:


:rofl:

glock2740
06-09-2011, 17:07
Well, at least I don't go so far as to say that it needed a Quack Phlatt trigger. :rofl:
True. :rofl:

Hokie1911
06-09-2011, 17:09
If it performs as good as it looks I think the wait would be worth it.

Trust me, I love JH's stuff, but screw a 4 year wait. I'd take a boring, plain ol' Wilson or Brown and be just as happy.

thecableguy
06-09-2011, 17:10
Is that one of those $3000 full house custom's?:whistling:


:rofl:

That's one of the full customs by Charles and Wonder
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTJFkzCmuk0LTbG5u9pgEpjDLv0voKPwjTuSw3dUOVv4-LsXs_D&t=1


:rofl::rofl:

thecableguy
06-09-2011, 17:11
Trust me, I love JH's stuff, but screw a 4 year wait. I'd take a boring, plain ol' Wilson or Brown and be just as happy.

Ah duh you did.:tongueout:

GJ1981
06-09-2011, 17:11
That's one of the full customs by SACS


That was just mean and uncalled for, someone might cry over that one.

Nakanokalronin
06-09-2011, 17:13
Why own Brown or a Wilson when you can own "custom". Duh.

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/Screenshot2011-04-23at115549PM.png

:shocked: Wow. First time seeing that monstrosity.

Hokie1911
06-09-2011, 17:14
Ah duh you did.:tongueout:

If you laid a new Wilson/Brown on a table and a Harrison Colt Commander, I'd choose the JH. I just wouldn't wait 4 years for one.

Hokie1911
06-09-2011, 17:16
That was just mean and uncalled for, someone might cry over that one.

:rofl:

:shocked: Wow. First time seeing that monstrosity.

If you think that's bad, you should see the sweet stipple job on it. :ack:

Jason D
06-09-2011, 17:18
I already have it, and it only cost me a buck.
That would be my Colt Gold Cup my Dad gave me.

Any other 1911 is expendable.

thecableguy
06-09-2011, 17:19
That was just mean and uncalled for, someone might cry over that one.
http://cache.ohinternet.com/images/2/24/I_see_what_you_did_there_super.jpg
:animlol:

thecableguy
06-09-2011, 17:20
I already have it, and it only cost me a buck.
That would be my Colt Gold Cup my Dad gave me.

Any other 1911 is expendable.

Doesn't get any better than that. :thumbsup:

glock2740
06-09-2011, 17:22
$3000 for ONE 1911, my goodness, I could buy another HK P30 and a HK 45, and have money left over for ammo. :rofl:

I firmly believe a Baer TRS covers everything needed in a working pistol. I hate the term "semi-custom" but believe $3k is the point where you're paying for fluff more than function, in the same price range you can touch select "custom" builds. Trust, I know from firsthand experience.



You could get a Novak build under $3000 depending on the base pistol. http://www.novaksights.com/customguns/1911/classiccustom.html

Same goes for a Harrison Custom. http://www.harrisoncustom.com/Package.aspx?pid=20 or http://www.harrisoncustom.com/Package.aspx?pid=30
Good point, but a true "custom", IMO, is a brand new slide and frame and all new parts. I agree, that you can have an already existing gun customized, and, as you said, depending on the price of the base gun, get a customized 1911 for $3000+/-. If having customized work done to your gun qualifies it as a "custom" 1911, then I got a bunch of custom 1911's. :cool: Do these count? :)


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/213.jpg



http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Guns029.jpg



http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/TargetIIswithVZgrips001.jpg

joecoastie
06-09-2011, 17:22
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w111/craig0513/Guns/59343.jpg




This, then when my wife gets out of line I can ho slap her.

Its gonna take more than that to get your balls washed around here......

Hokie1911
06-09-2011, 17:24
Its gonna take more than that to get your balls washed around here......

Yeah, it needs the fake mother of pearl grips. :supergrin:

GJ1981
06-09-2011, 17:43
Good point, but a true "custom", IMO, is a brand new slide and frame and all new parts. I agree, that you can have an already existing gun customized, and, as you said, depending on the price of the base gun, get a customized 1911 for $3000+/-. If having customized work done to your gun qualifies it as a "custom" 1911, then I got a bunch of custom 1911's. :cool: Do these count? :)




In that case, you could get a Caspian S/F kit and still make budget for the two I mentioned. A Wilson or Remsport kit might be possible too, though I'm not 100% up to date on their pricing. But I have to say, is a PW build not a custom since he usually uses a SA? Heirloom usually sticks to a Colt. The builds from these two seem to keep the slide and older frame, obliviously all the other parts are replaced, which is expected.

I used to get into the "custom" vs "semi-custom" ideology but I don't worry about it anymore. One person thinks having the say in the options/parts is custom, another thinks having just one person do the work is, and then there's a whole other way of thinking. To me, custom means it's built right and looks the part. My thinking on customs is harder to explain and much more opinionated than the rest.

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 17:57
...and JH's 4 year backlog makes my wood go bye-bye.


http://www.buyviagrapillsonline.com/images/viagra_pill.jpg

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 17:57
Its gonna take more than that to get your balls washed around here......

That'll get ya castrated!

Officer's Match
06-09-2011, 18:00
Les Baer SRP

This, in hard chrome, 1.5" group, no FCS, naked slide, 20lpi FS, SS safety, 40lpi slide butt, 2 piece blended magwell, and serrated slide top if it can fit under 3K.

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 18:02
Yeah, it needs the fake mother of pearl grips. :supergrin:

I was going to put ivory w/ Colt medallions on my Colt WWI 1918 until I found out the ivory cost more than some 1911s. :faint:

Guess I'll stick with double diamonds.

Officer's Match
06-09-2011, 18:04
Forget all the production/semi-custom talk. If you want to know the best 1911 at $3000, my choice is the Springfield TGO1.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/008-5.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/010s.jpg




I'd agree completely with this if SA did a better job of undercutting the triggerguard, as I place a fairly big priority on that.

Hokie1911
06-09-2011, 18:05
I was going to put ivory w/ Colt medallions on my Colt WWI 1918 until I found out the ivory cost more than some 1911s. :faint:

Guess I'll stick with double diamonds.

Have Sarge make you up a little somethin somethin.

BuckyP
06-09-2011, 18:06
I'd agree completely with this if SA did a better job of undercutting the triggerguard, as I place a fairly big priority on that.

+1. I didn't even think about that when thinking Springfield. I agree, definitely like the undercut trigger guard.

Ruggles
06-09-2011, 18:17
I was going to put ivory w/ Colt medallions on my Colt WWI 1918 until I found out the ivory cost more than some 1911s. :faint:

Guess I'll stick with double diamonds.

I went with ancient mammoth ivory for my grips, way more affordable :) it is also kinda neat to have 10,000 year old grips :supergrin: I think I paid right at $200 for them.

glock2740
06-09-2011, 18:22
In that case, you could get a Caspian S/F kit and still make budget for the two I mentioned. A Wilson or Remsport kit might be possible too, though I'm not 100% up to date on their pricing. But I have to say, is a PW build not a custom since he usually uses a SA? Heirloom usually sticks to a Colt. The builds from these two seem to keep the slide and older frame, obliviously all the other parts are replaced, which is expected.

I used to get into the "custom" vs "semi-custom" ideology but I don't worry about it anymore. One person thinks having the say in the options/parts is custom, another thinks having just one person do the work is, and then there's a whole other way of thinking. To me, custom means it's built right and looks the part. My thinking on customs is harder to explain and much more opinionated than the rest.
I agree for the most part on the custom/semi-custom debates. Where do you draw the line?:dunno: My main agreement is that once you close in on the +/-$3000 mark, you're getting as much as I see worthy, but going much over that and you can start to pay for alot of fluff.

bac1023
06-09-2011, 18:25
Why own Brown or a Wilson when you can own "custom". Duh.

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/Screenshot2011-04-23at115549PM.png

:rofl:

bac1023
06-09-2011, 18:27
I'd agree completely with this if SA did a better job of undercutting the triggerguard, as I place a fairly big priority on that.

That's the one drawback to the TGO.

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 18:28
Have Sarge make you up a little somethin somethin.


http://l.thumbs.canstockphoto.com/canstock2656715.jpg

GJ1981
06-09-2011, 18:29
I agree for the most part on the custom/semi-custom debates. Where do you draw the line?:dunno: My main agreement is that once you close in on the +/-$3000 mark, you're getting as much as I see worthy, but going much over that and you can start to pay for alot of fluff.

I have a hard time seeing the line sometimes. I think it was a post by Bob Rodgers that mentioned some common issues he saw on even the "semi-custom" 1911's. I'd have to do a little searching but the attention given to select areas is what makes a "custom" a custom, IMO.

The more I think about it, $2500 or so is the point where I see diminishing returns in my 1911's. I paid over $3000 for my current SA CC, and honestly, I should have kept it simple but I was thinking about "wants" over necessities when spec'ing it out.

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 18:31
I went with ancient mammoth ivory for my grips, way more affordable :) it is also kinda neat to have 10,000 year old grips :supergrin: I think I paid right at $200 for them.

Ruggles, could you post a pic?

(thinking...) Mammoth grips on a Baer Monolith might be diff'rent. :)

akapennypincher
06-09-2011, 18:37
Why own Brown or a Wilson when you can own "custom". Duh.

http://i880.photobucket.com/albums/ac6/HokiePS7/Screenshot2011-04-23at115549PM.png



One Problem with Customization is RESALE, as Many People who are in the BUYERS SEAT when yu are tring to sell do not appreciate the value of custom work.

They do not recognize the VALUE of Custom Work, and Custom Parts to them it is say JUST A COLT GOVERNMENT SERIES 80. They recognized the value of say a Ed Brown as they have a gauge as to it value.

joecoastie
06-09-2011, 18:38
Yeah, it needs the fake mother of pearl grips. :supergrin:

That'll get ya castrated!

:rofl:

Glockdude1
06-09-2011, 18:43
Les Baer SRP.

:cool:

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 18:56
One Problem with Customization is RESALE, as Many People who are in the BUYERS SEAT when yu are tring to sell do not appreciate the value of custom work.

They do not recognize the VALUE of Custom Work, and Custom Parts to them it is say JUST A COLT GOVERNMENT SERIES 80. They recognized the value of say a Ed Brown as they have a gauge as to it value.

Most likely those who buy custom guns aren't looking at resale issues. A few years ago when my wife and I built our custom home, we dumped $50k into landscaping. We'll never get that back if we sell the place.

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 18:57
Les Baer SRP.

:cool:

Yup... Brian's favorite Baer. :)

Quack
06-09-2011, 19:26
That's one of my favorites too.

http://www.themarksman.net/item_photos/large/ed_brown_special_forces_carry_blued_1930.jpg

It needs a solid trigger though.



yep, needs a solid trigger

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_2232.jpg

bac1023
06-09-2011, 19:37
Yup... Brian's favorite Baer. :)

Sure is :)

Ruggles
06-09-2011, 19:57
Ruggles, could you post a pic?

(thinking...) Mammoth grips on a Baer Monolith might be diff'rent. :)

Sure enough, see next post :)

http://danchinnock.com/1911-ivory-grips.htm

He has others as well, he cut mine from a smooth white piece of tusks
He had just received when I emailed him. We exchanged a few emails before I ordered, a great guy to deal with. I like the fact that they are standard width grips, unlike the stag grips I ordered which were way to thick.

Ruggles
06-09-2011, 20:18
Sorry for the quick pics :)

http://i51.tinypic.com/15p34sm.jpg

http://i55.tinypic.com/5pq1a9.jpg

http://i53.tinypic.com/2exvy2t.jpg

http://i52.tinypic.com/2ngai4h.jpg

http://i54.tinypic.com/2r5rdwi.jpg


Best estimates are the tusk were 10-12 thousand years old. Fit and finish is very good, they are not very "tactical" as in super grippy but they do feel oh so nice in the hand

bac1023
06-09-2011, 20:20
Very nice Ruggles.

Ruggles
06-09-2011, 20:26
Very nice Ruggles.

Thanks :)

I do carry the gun. either with the Brown grips it came with (which are great grips BTW) or the mammoth. I guess if they can last 10,000 year me carrying them is not gonna hurt em :supergrin: They were $238 with S&H.

Actually one of the question I asked before buying them was their durability, they age a little but are sturdy enough to carry.

Set GG229 listed on his site (which are sold already) would looks sweet on a nice SS Brown EE :supergrin:

Officer's Match
06-09-2011, 20:32
That's the one drawback to the TGO.

Yeah, one of two - the other being that I don't have one. :crying:

Hokie1911
06-09-2011, 20:35
Yeah, one of two - the other being that I don't have one. :crying:

Man, I hate when that happens. :steamed:

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 20:37
Sure enough, see next post :)

http://danchinnock.com/1911-ivory-grips.htm

He has others as well, he cut mine from a smooth white piece of tusks
He had just received when I emailed him. We exchanged a few emails before I ordered, a great guy to deal with. I like the fact that they are standard width grips, unlike the stag grips I ordered which were way to thick.

:wow:

Thanks Ruggles! I bookmarked his site and will see what he has to offer when my Colt is finished.

bac1023
06-09-2011, 20:38
Yeah, one of two - the other being that I don't have one. :crying:

I think you would like it either way, Shannon.

Ruggles
06-09-2011, 20:38
:wow:

Thanks Ruggles! I bookmarked his site and will see what he has to offer when my Colt is finished.

:wavey:

A Colt 1911 with ivory just sounds damn sexy :supergrin:

bac1023
06-09-2011, 20:38
:wow:

Thanks Ruggles! I bookmarked his site and will see what he has to offer when my Colt is finished.

Very cool, Mark :cool:

Mr. Gekko
06-09-2011, 20:51
Ruggles, those grips look great!

Ruggles
06-09-2011, 20:56
Ruggles, those grips look great!

Thanks :wavey:

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 21:12
Sorry for the quick pics :)


http://i55.tinypic.com/5pq1a9.jpg



Best estimates are the tusk were 10-12 thousand years old. Fit and finish is very good, they are not very "tactical" as in super grippy but they do feel oh so nice in the hand

I hadn't seen this page in my last post. I see what you mean about the "grain." As for texture, the Colt will not be a carry either and will not see more than maybe 1k rounds a year.

Here's the base gun that will be getting action work only. All externals will be stock except the grips. I don't know if white grips are period-correct on a 1918 vintage 1911, but I like clean, tailored aesthetics.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Colt%201911%20WWI%201918/P1030438-PICASSA.jpg





http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Colt%201911%20WWI%201918/P1040675-PICASSA.jpg




http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Colt%201911%20WWI%201918/REAR20-PICASSA.jpg




http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Colt%201911%20WWI%201918/TRIGGER-RIGHT-PICASSA.jpg

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 21:13
Ruggles, those grips look great!

They are stunning!

Hokie1911
06-09-2011, 21:18
They are stunning!

Yeah, they are. Looks great, Ruggles. :thumbsup:

Ruggles
06-09-2011, 21:18
"They are stunning!"

"Yeah, they are. Looks great, Ruggles."


Thanks. :wavey:

You know what would be sweet? Some 1911 grips craved from some T-Rex bones. :supergrin: That would be awesome. Who would even care what they looked like, I mean they are freaking T-Rex bones.....on a 1911....that just screams

http://i52.tinypic.com/2zplc88.jpg


(that would be He-Man for you youngsters)

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 21:22
Very cool, Mark :cool:

Thanks Brian. :)

You know me though; I like a simple, tailored look with few visual "interruptions" that interfere with core aesthetics of a 1911. That's why I love the CBOB, KC and the VBOB.

Ruggles
06-09-2011, 21:24
I hadn't seen this page in my last post. I see what you mean about the "grain." As for texture, the Colt will not be a carry either and will not see more than maybe 1k rounds a year.

Here's the base gun that will be getting action work only. All externals will be stock except the grips. I don't know if white grips are period-correct on a 1918 vintage 1911, but I like clean, tailored aesthetics.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Colt%201911%20WWI%201918/P1030438-PICASSA.jpg





http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Colt%201911%20WWI%201918/P1040675-PICASSA.jpg




http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Colt%201911%20WWI%201918/REAR20-PICASSA.jpg




http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Colt%201911%20WWI%201918/TRIGGER-RIGHT-PICASSA.jpg

I would say that gun would look great with some white ivory grips, it would offset the darkness of the gun IMO. Looks great with classic wood grips as well. Just don't go all tactical and put any VZs on it :tongueout:

38 Super Fan
06-09-2011, 22:06
I'd agree completely with this if SA did a better job of undercutting the triggerguard, as I place a fairly big priority on that.

I think you would like it either way, Shannon.

I agree with Brian, although I also much prefer an undercut TG, the TGO1 is superb regardless. :cool:

Cobra64
06-09-2011, 22:07
I would say that gun would look great with some white ivory grips, it would offset the darkness of the gun IMO. Looks great with classic wood grips as well. Just don't go all tactical and put any VZs on it :tongueout:

No VZs or punishers on this girl.

bac1023
06-10-2011, 04:18
You know me though; I like a simple, tailored look with few visual "interruptions" that interfere with core aesthetics of a 1911. That's why I love the CBOB, KC and the VBOB.

No doubt :)

Officer's Match
06-10-2011, 05:18
I think you would like it either way, Shannon.

No doubt, as I still haven't kicked this (non-undercut) girl outta' the sack for eating crackers.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e131/sly250r/Springfield/IMG_0251.jpg

jens5
06-10-2011, 06:25
Les Baer Concept lll. Finest 1911 I've ever owned.

akapennypincher
06-10-2011, 10:11
If I was well off (http://www.edbrown.com/champion.htm), becasue I am not, and a COLT FAN (http://www.coltsmfg.com/Catalog/ColtPistols/ColtSpecialCombatGovernment.aspx). Because I am a SouthPaw, both with ambidextrous thumb safety. Saw the colt at the NRA convention, and all I could do was drool.

MD357
06-10-2011, 11:09
If I was well off (http://www.edbrown.com/champion.htm), becasue I am not, and a COLT FAN (http://www.coltsmfg.com/Catalog/ColtPistols/ColtSpecialCombatGovernment.aspx). Because I am a SouthPaw, both with ambidextrous thumb safety. Saw the colt at the NRA convention, and all I could do was drool.


See, I knew you were just in the closet all this time.

Nakanokalronin
06-10-2011, 14:37
"They are stunning!"

"Yeah, they are. Looks great, Ruggles."


Thanks. :wavey:

You know what would be sweet? Some 1911 grips craved from some T-Rex bones. :supergrin: That would be awesome. Who would even care what they looked like, I mean they are freaking T-Rex bones.....on a 1911....that just screams

http://i52.tinypic.com/2zplc88.jpg


(that would be He-Man for you youngsters)

Nothing like having fabulous secret powers....http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/images/smilies/tongue%20out.gif

Would you hold aloft your magic 1911, point it at the sky and say "By the power of Texas.....I HAVE THE POWEEEERRRRRRR!" :scared:

Ruggles
06-10-2011, 17:04
Nothing like having fabulous secret powers....http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/images/smilies/tongue%20out.gif

Would hold aloft your magic 1911, point it at the sky and say "By the power of Texas.....I HAVE THE POWEEEERRRRRRR!" :scared:

:rofl:

If I could I would! Ride a big tiger, have a hot girlfriend who wields a big sword, what is not to like? I might lose the loin cloth though......

Nakanokalronin
06-10-2011, 17:44
:rofl:

If I could I would! Ride a big tiger, have a hot girlfriend who wields a big sword, what is not to like? I might lose the loin cloth though......

and when your normal everyday Ruggles the pink shirt and purple spandex would also need to go as well.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__3lUsL_Ex4k/S9oxpOmxLbI/AAAAAAAAAWo/5NcPFihdWg8/s1600/AdamHeMan.jpg

Quack
06-10-2011, 17:47
http://community.us.playstation.com/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/2-30859506-2306/HeManSheRa.jpg

Ruggles
06-10-2011, 17:52
and when your normal everyday Ruggles the pink shirt and purple spandex would also need to go as well.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/__3lUsL_Ex4k/S9oxpOmxLbI/AAAAAAAAAWo/5NcPFihdWg8/s1600/AdamHeMan.jpg

Damn 1980s fashion! And to think I use to wear parachute pants and think I was pretty cool doing so :rofl:

Ruggles
06-10-2011, 17:52
http://community.us.playstation.com/servlet/JiveServlet/showImage/2-30859506-2306/HeManSheRa.jpg

See she is hot :tongueout:

craig19
06-10-2011, 17:56
See she is hot :tongueout:


Probably has a blue waffle.

HAIL CAESAR
06-10-2011, 18:16
Realistic production - DW VBOB
< $3k production - WC Professional Lightweight .38 Super bobtail

http://www.wilsoncombat.com/wallpapers/professional-lw-1-800.jpg

Funny you post that, cause that is my exact idea of perfection. If not that then the DW CCO and the WC Compact in Super.

bac1023
06-10-2011, 18:27
See she is hot :tongueout:

Probably has a blue waffle.

:rofl:

bac1023
06-10-2011, 18:30
Les Baer Concept lll. Finest 1911 I've ever owned.

I have a Concept V that I like quite a bit as well.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/069.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/072.jpg

Nakanokalronin
06-10-2011, 18:33
See she is hot :tongueout:

Uhhh, you do know She-Ra is He-Man's twin sister right? :whistling:

bac1023
06-10-2011, 18:35
If I was well off (http://www.edbrown.com/champion.htm), becasue I am not, and a COLT FAN (http://www.coltsmfg.com/Catalog/ColtPistols/ColtSpecialCombatGovernment.aspx). Because I am a SouthPaw, both with ambidextrous thumb safety. Saw the colt at the NRA convention, and all I could do was drool.


Its Colt's top model these days.


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/046.jpg

http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/036.jpg

Ruggles
06-10-2011, 18:37
Uhhh, you do know She-Ra is He-Man's twin sister right? :whistling:

I am in Texas, I can just drive next door to Lousiana where that is acceptable :tongueout:

bac1023
06-10-2011, 20:52
I am in Texas, I can just drive next door to Lousiana where that is acceptable :tongueout:

Very true :animlol:

MannyA
06-11-2011, 12:55
springfield TRP

woodrowNC
06-12-2011, 05:08
cool thread. I've seen pics i've never seen before. 10,000 yr old 1911 grips. wow.
i do wish the blingy taurus pic could somehow magically disappear from the internet, though. i have truly seen it enough. lol

pistolman1974
06-12-2011, 09:51
"They are stunning!"

"Yeah, they are. Looks great, Ruggles."


Thanks. :wavey:

You know what would be sweet? Some 1911 grips craved from some T-Rex bones. :supergrin: That would be awesome. Who would even care what they looked like, I mean they are freaking T-Rex bones.....on a 1911....that just screams

http://i52.tinypic.com/2zplc88.jpg


(that would be He-Man for you youngsters)




:rofl::rofl: