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B_RAD
01-10-2012, 20:19
I'm looking at getting "the only 1911 I'll ever need". I already have 4 others(2 colts, Kimber TLEII, Dan Wesson PM3-B) but I want one that should in theory last forever and hold up to tens of thousands of ronunds + . Under 3K. I know there's some extremely knowledgeable 1911 aficionados here. So, please humor me with any suggestions.

Also, I don't really think this will be my last one......

Thanks,


B_RAD

jaklcrow
01-10-2012, 20:20
Ed Brown SF

Fire_Medic
01-10-2012, 20:38
http://www.1911addicts.com/showthread.php?511-Buyer-s-guide-for-all-you-1911-addicts...

20South
01-10-2012, 21:41
I guess I would have to say Wilson. There are tons of high round count Wilson's out there, the company is well established and isn't going anywhere (I don't believe), and has great CS in the event you would ever need something.

glock2740
01-10-2012, 21:46
Wilson or Guncrafter. Can't go wrong either way.

glock2740
01-10-2012, 21:49
I'm looking at getting "the only 1911 I'll ever need". I already have 4 others(2 colts, Kimber TLEII, Dan Wesson PM3-B) but I want one that should in theory last forever and hold up to tens of thousands of ronunds + . Under 3K. I know there's some extremely knowledgeable 1911 aficionados here. So, please humor me with any suggestions.

Also, I don't really think this will be my last one......

Thanks,


B_RAD
Your best bet would be to go with a Guncrafter. Especially if your goal is to keep it under 3K.

20South
01-10-2012, 22:12
Your best bet would be to go with a Guncrafter. Especially if your goal is to keep it under 3K.

I missed the 3k piece. With Wilson's price increases, he would be in the used market now. GCI would be my second choice, but I don't know of many/if any high round count Guncrafters out there. I would guess Carguys probably would have 4-5k rounds through his now if he kept up his initial pace. Would be interested to see where he is at and if he has had any issues.

Quack
01-11-2012, 04:41
Springfield Professional or TGO-1

R0CKETMAN
01-11-2012, 05:04
SA Pro
Wilson CQB
BAER SRP

bac1023
01-11-2012, 07:11
Any of the semi-customs should do, with emphasis given to Wilson, Baer, Guncrafter, and Springfield.

rickrope
01-11-2012, 07:11
http://www.migunowners.org/forum/showthread.php?t=161012

$2400 for a new CQB no idea if he'll ship though.

bac1023
01-11-2012, 07:15
SA Pro
Wilson CQB
BAER SRP

A great list for sure :)

I'd add the Guncrafter No Name.

bikewriter
01-11-2012, 08:32
I'd put more weight in a no-questions asked lifetime warranty. Beside Springfield (and STI?) which other company has one?

M&P Shooter
01-11-2012, 08:47
You"ll never stop, seriously you never will:wavey:

bac1023
01-11-2012, 08:56
You"ll never stop, seriously you never will:wavey:

:rofl:

Glock_en_speil
01-11-2012, 09:16
For just under 3K you can get a Wilson X-Tac or CQB although you wouldn't be able to add many, if any options as they would put you over budget. I personally prefer to buy guns new but there are plenty of folks who have purchased used and been very happy.

PlasticGuy
01-12-2012, 08:43
My vote goes to the Les Baer SRP. A $3k budget should allow for the 1.5" option and maybe a couple special order touches (different trigger, grips, etc.) if you so choose. It would be impossible to beat the accuracy or reliability in that price range.

knedrgr
01-12-2012, 09:12
Les Baer Heavyweight Monolight in 9mm.

R0CKETMAN
01-12-2012, 10:17
Les Baer Heavyweight Monolight in 9mm.

I do know where a RRA Limited Match 9mm is:tongueout:

bikewriter
01-12-2012, 11:30
I was looking at the LB HM 45 the other day. My super heavy CZ SP01 Shadow with full rail makes shooting 9 like an airsoft. Bet the Monolight 9mm does the same or moreso!
Les Baer Heavyweight Monolight in 9mm.

B_RAD
01-12-2012, 14:47
My vote goes to the Les Baer SRP. A $3k budget should allow for the 1.5" option and maybe a couple special order touches (different trigger, grips, etc.) if you so choose. It would be impossible to beat the accuracy or reliability in that price range.

I'm debating between this and a CQB. I've found somone selling one with several upgrades(i.e. reverse crown/flush cut, flush slide stop, ball cuts, no FCS, and naked slide.) for $2860. It's been on order before the price increase. The main reason I'm wanting Wilson over Baer is I know Wilson CS is A+ and I live 2 hrs down the road so if I need anything I should be able to dive it up there.

PlasticGuy
01-12-2012, 15:53
I'm debating between this and a CQB. I've found somone selling one with several upgrades(i.e. reverse crown/flush cut, flush slide stop, ball cuts, no FCS, and naked slide.) for $2860. It's been on order before the price increase. The main reason I'm wanting Wilson over Baer is I know Wilson CS is A+ and I live 2 hrs down the road so if I need anything I should be able to dive it up there.

I'm not anti Wilson. That said, I have owned two and shot a few more, and their fit and finish is nothing special until you shell out for a Supergrade. The parts quality is exceptional, but they don't look or feel different enough from my series one Kimbers for me to be able to justify the price. I sold both of mine.

I have owned four Les Baer 1911's, and still own three. The level of fit and finish is something you simply can't find for less money. It translates into better accuracy and longer life. Several thousand rounds through my Premier II has only made it smoother, and not a bit looser or less accurate. I have no doubt that it will outlive me, and I'm only in my mid thirties.

glockarmor
01-12-2012, 17:23
Wilson or Nighthawk with Ion bond finish.. that should outlast you.

faawrenchbndr
01-12-2012, 17:29
Get a custom built. Below is my Bob Miller Custom, a Springfield GI was the base.
This one, while it was supposed to be my last, is everything I want in a 1911.


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/MillerCustomSpringerGI.jpg

majette
01-12-2012, 20:21
springfield pro or les baer trs if you want a sd or working gun. if you are looking for a safe queen or a range princess i got nothing.

FLIPPER 348
01-12-2012, 20:36
The Ruger will suit your needs.

BigDeeeeeeee
01-12-2012, 20:42
Guncrafter No Name:whistling:

Rally Vincent
01-12-2012, 20:56
+1 for custom build. I'd go with a Colt as a base and go from there.

B_RAD
01-12-2012, 21:29
Got the cash. Trying to find an online dealer. Don't want to pay sales tax.

Haven't decided yet between CQB, SRP 1.5, Special Forces.

The Nighthawk Talon looks like it's got a little more aesthetics like rear of slide checkering, top of slide serations, mag well. I want all of these but am a little uneasy about Nighthawk. Don't know why? I want the best CS just case I ever need it. And I want the best accuracy possible! Doesn't matter if I can't shoot to it's potential. I want the gun to shoot!

.45 Combat
01-13-2012, 00:03
Get a custom built. Below is my Bob Miller Custom, a Springfield GI was the base.
This one, while it was supposed to be my last, is everything I want in a 1911.


http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c341/faawrenchbndr/MillerCustomSpringerGI.jpg

I agree with you, even though i do think Les Baer 1911's are a great value.

sawgrass
01-13-2012, 21:58
I didn't read the thread. I say that every time too!:rofl::rofl::rofl:

jt-glock
01-14-2012, 19:19
I have a Wilson Tactical Elite, CQB Elite w/bull barrel, Stealth, a Les Baer SRP w/1.5", and a Nighthawk Talon (9mm). I don't have a Guncrafter yet (it's ordered), but if $3,000 is your absolute ceiling, the SRP wins. Dollar for dollar, it's pretty hard to beat. I absolutely LOVE my Wilson's, but, being 100% objective, the SRP is perhaps the best "deal".
My two cents only.

B_RAD
01-14-2012, 19:36
I have a Wilson Tactical Elite, CQB Elite w/bull barrel, Stealth, a Les Baer SRP w/1.5", and a Nighthawk Talon (9mm). I don't have a Guncrafter yet (it's ordered), but if $3,000 is your absolute ceiling, the SRP wins. Dollar for dollar, it's pretty hard to beat. I absolutely LOVE my Wilson's, but, being 100% objective, the SRP is perhaps the best "deal".
My two cents only.

Thanks for your thoughts. How do you like the SRP's finish? I've been told it's "awful" or that it looks like a "16 year old painted it with spray paint". Two different people (dealers) have told me something like that. I won't say who.

jt-glock
01-14-2012, 19:58
My SRP finish is good. I am very picky and appreciate nice things and am more than happy with its finish. Did these dealers have alterior motives?

carguy2244
01-14-2012, 21:21
For $3000 I got a No Name, with enough money left to load 3500 rounds of hardball, that have shot 100%. This is a very well made weapon, and it gets smoother each trip to the range. I'm up to 4400 rounds now. Still perfect.

bac1023
01-14-2012, 21:39
Thanks for your thoughts. How do you like the SRP's finish? I've been told it's "awful" or that it looks like a "16 year old painted it with spray paint". Two different people (dealers) have told me something like that. I won't say who.

:dunno:

My SRP has a great hard chrome finish.

B_RAD
01-14-2012, 21:40
Did these dealers have alterior motives?


I doubt it. They have very good reps on this forum and others.

B_RAD
01-14-2012, 21:47
:dunno:

My SRP has a great hard chrome finish.

I've read your write up about 10 times over the last couple days. The finish in question is the DuPont coating. I love the hard chrome but I may carry so I'm thinking something not so shiny. I know if I do my part it should never be seen but....

B_RAD
01-14-2012, 21:51
For $3000 I got a No Name, with enough money left to load 3500 rounds of hardball, that have shot 100%. This is a very well made weapon, and it gets smoother each trip to the range. I'm up to 4400 rounds now. Still perfect.

I'm stuck between the No Name $2400, an Ed Brown Molon Labe for $2450 or a Les Baer TRS 1.5 for $2050. I think I've decided against a Wilson CQB for $2700.

dakrat
01-15-2012, 06:38
springfield pro or les baer trs if you want a sd or working gun. If you are looking for a safe queen or a range princess i got nothing.

+1 .