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Old 01-10-2012, 20:19   #1
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Looking for my last 1911 I'll ever buy.

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......

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Old 01-10-2012, 20:20   #2
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Old 01-10-2012, 20:38   #3
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Old 01-10-2012, 21:41   #4
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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.
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Old 01-10-2012, 21:46   #5
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Wilson or Guncrafter. Can't go wrong either way.
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Old 01-10-2012, 21:49   #6
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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......

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Your best bet would be to go with a Guncrafter. Especially if your goal is to keep it under 3K.
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Old 01-10-2012, 22:12   #7
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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.
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:41   #8
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:04   #9
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:11   #10
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Any of the semi-customs should do, with emphasis given to Wilson, Baer, Guncrafter, and Springfield.
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Old 01-11-2012, 07:11   #11
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$2400 for a new CQB no idea if he'll ship though.
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A great list for sure

I'd add the Guncrafter No Name.
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:32   #13
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I'd put more weight in a no-questions asked lifetime warranty. Beside Springfield (and STI?) which other company has one?
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:47   #14
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Old 01-11-2012, 08:56   #15
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:16   #16
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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.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:43   #17
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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.
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Les Baer Heavyweight Monolight in 9mm.
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Les Baer Heavyweight Monolight in 9mm.
I do know where a RRA Limited Match 9mm is
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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!
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Old 01-12-2012, 14:47   #21
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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.
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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.
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Old 01-12-2012, 17:23   #23
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Wilson or Nighthawk with Ion bond finish.. that should outlast you.
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Old 01-12-2012, 17:29   #24
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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.


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Old 01-12-2012, 20:21   #25
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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.
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