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Andrewsky
02-02-2012, 18:44
I want night sights, reliability, and durability. It must have a 5" barrel and use an internal extractor. Price range: less than $1,500. What do you recommend?

NeverMore1701
02-02-2012, 19:09
TRP? Maybe a used Valor?

bac1023
02-02-2012, 19:25
Take a look at the guide in my signature. :)

Tallahassee
02-02-2012, 20:07
TRP? Maybe a used Valor?

Those are both good suggestions. If you can save a little more you're not that far from a Les Baer.

20South
02-02-2012, 21:32
like BAC said, take a look at the guide. I went TRP, and you will likely get a lot of die hard TRP vs. Valor responses. There are plenty of seemingly good options in this price range besides the two "heavy weights". if i were doing it over again, i would also look long and hard at both the Doublestar and the Ithaca. The Trojan from STI is a player too. You can always play the "For a few dollars more" game too. TRP to Baer, Baer to Brown, Brown to Guncrafter, Guncrafter to Wilson, etc etc. Good luck and post pics.

glock2740
02-02-2012, 21:36
I want night sights, reliability, and durability. It must have a 5" barrel and use an internal extractor. Price range: less than $1,500. What do you recommend?
I'm a huge TRP fan, but in that price range, I'd start with a Valor, if I had it to do all over again.

20South
02-02-2012, 21:37
I'm a huge TRP fan, but in that price range, I'd start with a Valor, if I had it to do all over again.

you just dont want to have to get those fcs filed off again:rofl:

glock2740
02-02-2012, 21:50
you just dont want to have to get those fcs filed off again:rofl:
Huh? :whistling: Mine came like that. Don't they all? :dunno:

http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/Guns028.jpg


:)

smokin762
02-02-2012, 22:30
Take a look at the guide in my signature. :)


Thank you for the review of the STI Trojan.

I just found STIís site last weekend when I was curious who currently makes a .38 Super in a 1911. What really got my attention about the Trojan was the part where STI states this model has a ramped barrel. I think I would like this feature and the price is not that bad either.

It looks like the STI Trojan in .38 Super is next on my list of future purchases.:supergrin:

TxGlock9
02-03-2012, 00:39
Maybe one that won't split barrels when you limp-wrist.. :rofl:

Andrewsky
02-03-2012, 07:01
Maybe one that won't split barrels when you limp-wrist.. :rofl:

The OP of that thread is a known limp-wrister. jk.

On Saturday I will be doing a little 1911 shopping. I will hold a few different ones.

brisk21
02-03-2012, 07:39
Get one of these and don't look back!!

http://i542.photobucket.com/albums/gg428/benrisk21/2011-02-03_14-01-01_960.jpg

bac1023
02-03-2012, 18:50
Thank you for the review of the STI Trojan.

I just found STIís site last weekend when I was curious who currently makes a .38 Super in a 1911. What really got my attention about the Trojan was the part where STI states this model has a ramped barrel. I think I would like this feature and the price is not that bad either.

It looks like the STI Trojan in .38 Super is next on my list of future purchases.:supergrin:

I feel the Trojan is the best $1000 1911 on the market.

vettely
02-03-2012, 19:25
Sig Sauer Scorpion is in that range. Handled one today, really nice.

20South
02-03-2012, 19:33
Sig Sauer Scorpion is in that range. Handled one today, really nice.

OP wanted an internal extractor.

vettely
02-03-2012, 19:36
OP wanted an internal extractor.
Ahh, well that Scorpion was one sweet .45. Oh well.

Ruggles
02-03-2012, 19:40
you just dont want to have to get those fcs filed off again:rofl:

FCS = the Devils work!

I have been married for 20 years, I have the hand and wrist strength to grip a slide and then cycle it repeatedly if needed without FCS............:supergrin:

NeverMore1701
02-03-2012, 19:42
FCS = the Devils work!

I have been married for 20 years, I have the hand and wrist strength to grip a slide and then cycle it repeatedly if needed without FCS............:supergrin:

:rofl::rofl::rofl:

20South
02-03-2012, 20:48
FCS = the Devils work!

I have been married for 20 years, I have the hand and wrist strength to grip a slide and then cycle it repeatedly if needed without FCS............:supergrin:

awesome post.:rofl:

Andrewsky
02-03-2012, 20:51
I held an SAI Loaded and Mil Spec today. I like the M1911 but not those SAI's. They were not fitted or machined very well I thought.

NeverMore1701
02-03-2012, 21:26
I held an SAI Loaded and Mil Spec today. I like the M1911 but not those SAI's. They were not fitted or machined very well I thought.

They're not exactly SA's cream of the crop.

Andrewsky
02-03-2012, 21:28
They're not exactly SA's cream of the crop.

The gun shop I was at didn't have anything between the SAI Loaded and one new Wilson CQB.

cole
02-04-2012, 22:40
I want night sights, reliability, and durability. It must have a 5" barrel and use an internal extractor. Price range: less than $1,500. What do you recommend?

IMO, find a way to get $200-$400 more for a Les Baer. Otherwise: The time has come to add a 1911 to the collection! Welcome your thoughts. (http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1399211)

Mayhem like Me
02-05-2012, 09:32
IMO, find a way to get $200-$400 more for a Les Baer. Otherwise: The time has come to add a 1911 to the collection! Welcome your thoughts. (http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1399211)

I don't recommend Baers to first time 1911 owners
*IF * they happen to need customer service it has soured one of my friends on the platform when he received a LB brand of pep talk on why it was not his guns fault..

The gun had a bad plunger tube that broke at the staking point, nobodys fault, but a new owner should not have to feel guilty about sending a new gun back when it is in fact broke.

Andrewsky
02-05-2012, 09:40
I am still thinking about this. My motivations for getting an M1911 are that I want the good trigger, grip ergonomics, and long-term durability. Also the most powerful handgun I have right now is a 9x19mm, so a .45ACP with a 5" barrel would be welcome. Do you think these are the right reasons to buy one?

Ruggles
02-05-2012, 09:51
I don't recommend Baers to first time 1911 owners
*IF * they happen to need customer service it has soured one of my friends on the platform when he received a LB brand of pep talk on why it was not his guns fault..

The gun had a bad plunger tube that broke at the staking point, nobodys fault, but a new owner should not have to feel guilty about sending a new gun back when it is in fact broke.

Yeah I do not think Les ever considers his guns might be at fault :rofl:

cole
02-05-2012, 11:42
I don't recommend Baers to first time 1911 owners
*IF * they happen to need customer service it has soured one of my friends on the platform when he received a LB brand of pep talk on why it was not his guns fault..

The gun had a bad plunger tube that broke at the staking point, nobodys fault, but a new owner should not have to feel guilty about sending a new gun back when it is in fact broke.

OP stated a $1500 price point. IMO, I think first-time 1911 buyers should get a quality, value $400-$450 1911 import like ATI so they can decide if they like the platform. Regardless, if you are going to drop $1500 on a 1911 I think the Les Baer is the better option at/near this price point... if only to retain resale value.

Mayhem like Me
02-06-2012, 12:28
OP stated a $1500 price point. IMO, I think first-time 1911 buyers should get a quality, value $400-$450 1911 import like ATI so they can decide if they like the platform. Regardless, if you are going to drop $1500 on a 1911 I think the Les Baer is the better option at/near this price point... if only to retain resale value.

I would much rather see them get a SA Range officer or TRP , if he needs customer service he will get help not a condecending attitude for being a new owner.

fnfalman
02-06-2012, 13:54
I want night sights, reliability, and durability. It must have a 5" barrel and use an internal extractor. Price range: less than $1,500. What do you recommend?

$800 on a Colt Government Model Series 80 in .38 Super and maybe a couple of hundred bucks on your choice of night sights.

Dwe
02-06-2012, 18:15
Get a used Les Baer if you can find one.
Got this Les Baer Premier II with ADJ NS at a LGS for $1500 a few years back. Had 120 rounds thru it.
http://i704.photobucket.com/albums/ww43/DWE_04/3d6332dd.jpg

brisk21
02-06-2012, 21:01
$800 on a Colt Government Model Series 80 in .38 Super and maybe a couple of hundred bucks on your choice of night sights.


Yeah if you wanna pay an extra $250 for a product name and an unecessary firing pin safety. Get a Springfield Armory Mil-Spec. Oh, and don't get a .38 super. Get a .45. The ammo is the same price but .45 is MUCH easier to find and more common.

Ruggles
02-06-2012, 21:38
Yeah if you wanna pay an extra $250 for a product name and an unecessary firing pin safety. Get a Springfield Armory Mil-Spec. Oh, and don't get a .38 super. Get a .45. The ammo is the same price but .45 is MUCH easier to find and more common.

Hey now .38 Super is the caliber of Thor! :tongueout:

Honestly it is "harder" to find in person but if you buy ammo over the internet it is very easy to find and price wise in line with .45ACP. And .38 Super is oh so sweet in a 1911. :supergrin:

brisk21
02-06-2012, 21:44
Hey now .38 Super is the caliber of Thor! :tongueout:

Honestly it is "harder" to find in person but if you buy ammo over the internet it is very easy to find and price wise in line with .45ACP. And .38 Super is oh so sweet in a 1911. :supergrin:


True. It is an awsome cartridge. I just think someone who doesn't know what to get shouldn't get a .38 super. They should stick with more common calibers. I guess if you only buy ammo online it doesn't really matter though. Its just nice to be able to go to wal mart or a random gun store and pick up some ammo easily.