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Old 08-30-2008, 06:41 PM   #11
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Agreed---

I have a Terry Tussey 1911 that wouldn't jam if it was caked in mud.


But we are talking stock here right? A $800 SA Loaded model or Kimber Custom would serve this guy well. I have two loaded models and either one has produced a failure:
My parkerized has 3200 rounds through it.

The lightweight has 1000

(not a lot but it's only 2 months old). Very happy with them, I thought for sure I'd be sending my first one to Tussey, but it's tight, lock up is strong, the fit and finish is good, and it prints well. Most importantly it goes bang when I pull the trigger.

However, if you have the money and are patient---- a custom build is freak'en great! If you don't have the patience...
Two words:
Wilson Combat

My favorite gun in my safe... Breathtakingly great accuracy, fit and finish, tight as heck-- just a bad arse pistol!

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Old 08-30-2008, 07:04 PM   #12
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If you don't have $800 look into a PT1911. I paid $550 for mine and it's as good as a SA loaded (IMHO) but you don't get night sight's, or the famous customer service that SA is known for.

Check it out-- it's under-rated if you ask me. Never had a problem with mine.
http://www.gunblast.com/Taurus-PT1911.htm

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Old 08-30-2008, 08:13 PM   #13
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Okay ^ That's one impressive and bad ass collection. +1 on that.

And +1 on the Taurus. It's often overlooked because they tried to literally kill their name in the market for so long, but with the changes they made since 2000, they are turning out some quality "kit" ( oh yes, I said it ) that would be a fine addition to any budget arsenal.

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Old 08-30-2008, 09:14 PM   #14
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KIT cracks me every time you mention that!

I forgot to post pistol porn... "come on you know you likes the pictures!"

You get:
checkered front strap--
extended ambidextrous safety
Heinie sights
comp trigger
high beavertail
ejection port lowered/ flared
beveled mag well
front serrations
polished feedramp/ polished barrel throat

On top of all that it groups well (after 200 round break in)! My friends used to snicker at me-- they'd ask why I would bring it out to a Three Gun Comp and leave my Wilson in the safe. I told them to see their faces when they got spanked by a Taurus. Well I didn't exactly spank them, but they don't snicker anymore either. It's a GREAT BUY and if they were still available in Commiefornia, I'd buy another one in duo-tone.


$550 Again, GREAT VALUE for a good pistol!
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:26 AM   #15
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Did I hear Gun Pron?

Well I guess I will have to get in on it too.

Kimber and the Springer Loaded are good guns the springer GI model is also a very good buy. I laid out $750 for my Kimber Custom II in 2003. I bought mine from California. So it was the Custom II when many other states still had the the older model. If you are going to go with the Kimber I would take and buy 3 to 4 wilson combat 8rd mags. The stock Kimber mags SUCK AZZ.





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^ This could turn into a whole new thread by itself... LOL

Okay, I will post some pistol pron in the morning when I am more awake and can pose them just like you like it... LOL

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