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Old 02-02-2012, 19:44   #1
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What M1911 do I get???

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?
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Old 02-02-2012, 20:09   #2
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TRP? Maybe a used Valor?
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Old 02-02-2012, 20:25   #3
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Old 02-02-2012, 21:07   #4
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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.
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Old 02-02-2012, 22:32   #5
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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.
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Old 02-02-2012, 22:36   #6
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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.
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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
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you just dont want to have to get those fcs filed off again
Huh? Mine came like that. Don't they all?

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Old 02-02-2012, 23:30   #9
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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.
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Old 02-03-2012, 01:39   #10
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Maybe one that won't split barrels when you limp-wrist..
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Maybe one that won't split barrels when you limp-wrist..
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.
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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.
I feel the Trojan is the best $1000 1911 on the market.
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Old 02-03-2012, 20:25   #14
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Sig Sauer Scorpion is in that range. Handled one today, really nice.
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Sig Sauer Scorpion is in that range. Handled one today, really nice.
OP wanted an internal extractor.
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OP wanted an internal extractor.
Ahh, well that Scorpion was one sweet .45. Oh well.
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you just dont want to have to get those fcs filed off again
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............

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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............
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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............
awesome post.
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Old 02-03-2012, 21:51   #20
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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.
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