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Old 01-20-2009, 16:46   #1
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a "which 1911 should i buy" thread

seeing that this is a common type of thread, why not make a condensed thread with different (NIB) price points.

here's a few off the top of my head...


Less than $750:
Rock Island Armory (RIA)
STI Spartan
Springfield Armory (SA) Mil-spec, G.I.
Remington 1911-R1
Citadel
America Classic
Desert Eagle



$750 - $1000:
SA Loaded
SA Champion Operator
STI Trojan
STI Ranger II
STI Guardian
Kimber Custom II
S&W





$1000 - $1500:
SA TRP
SA Trophy Match
SA EMP
SA MC Operator
Dan Wesson Valor
Dan Wesson Guardian
STI Duty One
STI Sentry
STI Rangemaster

$1500 - $2000
STI Edge
STI Premier
Springfield Custom Shop Custom Carry
Les Baer



over $2000
Ed Brown
Wilson Combat
Springfield Custom Shop
Rock River Arms

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Old 01-20-2009, 18:36   #2
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I was going to post a bunch of stuff and do a thread like this complete with pics and descriptions.

I've been saying that for a month or two. I started some drafts, but having continued.

I'll do it once I have my next two 1911s that I have on order. It should be this spring.

I the meantime, I can add a few to your list.
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Old 01-20-2009, 18:44   #3
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After bac gets the Two 1911's he is waiting for there will be more, don't let him fool you.

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Old 01-20-2009, 18:47   #4
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After bac gets the Two 1911's he is waiting for there will be more, don't let him fool you.

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Of course, but not this year. I want a custom from Gemini, but I won't be ordering it for a while and even then, its a year wait to get it.

Actually, I will be buying a Norinco later this year, I suppose.

The two on order are an SV Infinity and a Liebenberg Signature from Pistol Dynamics.
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Colt Series '70 reissue

Colt 1991A1 NRM. Both are excellent for as is or a base for customization.
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I hear the Gemini is really really sweet.

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I was going to post a bunch of stuff and do a thread like this complete with pics and descriptions.

I've been saying that for a month or two.
bac- I have been saving my money waiting for your post. I'm getting anxious to buy more. Don't wait until your Pistol Dynamics arrives because then you will spend too much time fondling it and will never get the post done. Maybe just post a quickie recap or an outline to fill-in later?
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bac- I have been saving my money waiting for your post. I'm getting anxious to buy more. Don't wait until your Pistol Dynamics arrives because then you will spend too much time fondling it and will never get the post done. Maybe just post a quickie recap or an outline to fill-in later?
what's your price range?
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what's your price range?
I have about $3,000 to spend and I don't know if I should buy one gun at that price or two guns for that total. I own a SA TRP Oper 1/2 rail and a Colt New Agent - love them both. I sold a Wilson CQB Compact SS because it kept going back with problems. Not sour on Wilson, just that gun. Open to suggestions.
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I was going to post a bunch of stuff and do a thread like this complete with pics and descriptions.

I've been saying that for a month or two. I started some drafts, but having continued.

I'll do it once I have my next two 1911s that I have on order. It should be this spring.
Well, I posted this a year and a half ago and still haven't done it. I'll get it done this year.
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Well, I posted this a year and a half ago and still haven't done it. I'll get it done this year.
I remember that. The categories were more finely delineated, which, in the case of the above several Kimber posts, would put Kimber in several of each categories.

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Old 07-27-2010, 22:44   #12
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My favorites are the Wilsons and Nighthawks.
Good choices
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seeing that this is a common type of thread, why not make a condensed thread with different (NIB) price points.

here's a few off the top of my head...


Less than $750:
Rock Island Armory (RIA)
STI Spartan
Springfield Armory (SA) Mil-spec, G.I.
Firestorm DLX
Charles Daly EFS
Thompson Custom 1911


$750 - $1000:
(SA) Loaded
STI Trojan
Dan Wesson (DW) CBOB, PM7
Kimber Custom II
S&W SW1911
Colt Gold Cup Trophy




$1000 - $1500:
SA TRP
SA EMP
Dan Wesson Valor
Colt Special Combat Government



$1500 - $2000
Baer Concept series
Baer TRS
Kimber Super Match
STI Legacy
S&W PC1911



over $2000

A bunch of stuff, but you need more catagories. There's a big difference between a $2K semi custom and a $4K+ Custom
Here's a few added.
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Quack;12114367]seeing that this is a common type of thread, why not make a condensed thread with different (NIB) price points. here's a few off the top of my head...
Less than $750:

$750 - $1000:
Dan Wesson (DW) CBOB
Kimber Royal

$1000 - $1500:
Dan Wesson Valor
Kimber Gold Combat II (Previous, not current production)
Kimber Aegis (New model with Commander hammer)
Kimber Tactical HD (New model)
Wilson Combat KZ45

$1500 - $2000 (Much closer to 2 grand)
Wilson Combat CQB (Base model)
Ed Brown Special Forces

over $2000
Ed Brown Special Forces Bobtail
Ed Brown Kobra Bobtail
Springfield Professional
The rest of the Wilson Combat models

Note: NIB prices are usually lower than MSRP
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As you can see in smith's post there are a ton of kimbers in each price range because they make so many darned variations on basically the same base. This is a good thing, I'm just saying the buyer needs to be aware that in such a list he may not see all the kimbers he may want to to consider.

And kimbers are so similar in performance and quality, if you're going to list one, there no reason to exclude any other, because there aren't good kimbers vs bad ones, as far as "which one is the best deal", there are simply different options and configurations.

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And kimbers are so similar in performance and quality, if you're going to list one, there no reason to exclude any other, because there aren't good kimbers vs bad ones, as far as "which one is the best deal", there are simply different options and configurations.
Umm, I don't agree.

There is a huge difference in the top of the line Kimber and the entry level Kimber. I've got both.

One is three times the price of the other, and its more than just cosmetics.
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Umm, I don't agree.

There is a huge difference in the top of the line Kimber and the entry level Kimber. I've got both.

One is three times the price of the other, and its more than just cosmetics.
I have 2 Kimbers both are excellant carry guns, one is a 4in pro cdp 11, the other is a 3 in stainless ultra carry, very comfy, both are tackdrivers,the most accurate guns i have ever owned especially thr 4 in, mild recoil, on both. I still carry a glock 357sig a lot, cause i like the round, but for everyday carry the 2 aluminum frame Kimbers are hard to beat....
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Umm, I don't agree.

There is a huge difference in the top of the line Kimber and the entry level Kimber. I've got both.

One is three times the price of the other, and its more than just cosmetics.
I have 2 Kimbers both are excellant carry guns, one is a 4in pro cdp 11, the other is a 3 in stainless ultra carry, very comfy, both are tackdrivers, i still carry a glock 357sig a lot, cause i like the round, but for everyday carry the 2 aluminum frame Kimbers are hard to beat....
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