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Old 11-06-2008, 12:04 AM   #31
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Best 1911 for the money? The Wilson $2500 and up. I just got the S&W 1911DK and took it to the range. After a box of shells a friend ask to shoot it, then another. I was really surprised the reactions of everyone. It might end up being a favorite.

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Best 1911 for the money? The Wilson $2500 and up. I just got the S&W 1911DK and took it to the range. After a box of shells a friend ask to shoot it, then another. I was really surprised the reactions of everyone. It might end up being a favorite.
My $700 Kimber feels a lot like the $2500 dollar Wilsons that I've had a chance to shoot. The Wilson trigger is just a tad smoother but it didn't function any nicer. There comes a point of diminishing returns and the high end tuner guns are on the other side of what most people benefit from.
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Best 1911 for the money? The Wilson $2500 and up. I just got the S&W 1911DK and took it to the range. After a box of shells a friend ask to shoot it, then another. I was really surprised the reactions of everyone. It might end up being a favorite.
I kind of have to agree with Matt. $2500 isn't the best 1911 for the money. You are getting a very well made gun for $2500, but most people don't make that kind of money to consider it "for the money".

Doug Koenig is an awesome shooter. Putting his name on a pistol doesn't mean YOU are going to be a great shooter though. $1400 for a S & W, Doug Koenig "consulted, advised, over-viewed, contributed" or not, is A LOT of money for a production gun.

It's a hell of a nice piece, don't get me wrong, but for Bang for the Buck, I think there are other options out there for the TS to consider that have been mentioned above...
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I have a Springfield 1911-A1 (GI .45 stainless). It is an automatic jamming machine. I'm trying to decide whether or not to pour a bunch of money into it (I already bought Wilson combat mags) or accept defeat and trade it in for something else.

I have also already had the trigger worked on by a gunsmith because the pull was too heavy. He found that a particular part (sorry, I don't recall which off the top of my head), had been badly, incorrectly modified at the factory. Basically, they did some sort of test before shipping, had a blind monkey apply the part to a grinding wheel, then put it back together and shipped it off as new.

Springfield orders great plastic guns from Croatia (I had an XD for a while and it was a pleasure to shoot), but my personal experience with their Brazilian 1911 has left me cold.

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I'll probably get crap for this, but it is amazing how this 33, now 34 post thread has the most "1911 Forum" views with over 84,000. The next highest is "Let's see some 1911's". It has 788 posts, yet it falls shy of 60,000 views.

Its interesting to see the opinions from 3.5-4 years ago. Every one somewhat having a consensus that Kimbers and Taurus 1911 were the best for the money. If we were to poll now, I think it would be RIA for low end entry level production; Springfield and maybe Remington GI specs for the mid range, and Colt for the high end (900-1200) house productions.

Before the jokes start, I will say it is a little necro to pull up a 3.5 year old thread.

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I'll probably get crap for this, but it is amazing how this 33, now 34 post thread has the most "1911 Forum" views with over 84,000. The next highest is "Let's see some 1911's". It has 788 posts, yet it falls shy of 60,000 views.

Its interesting to see the opinions from 3.5-4 years ago. Every one somewhat having a consensus that Kimbers and Taurus 1911 were the best for the money. If we were to poll now, I think it would be RIA for low end entry level production; Springfield and maybe Remington GI specs for the mid range, and Colt for the high end (900-1200) house productions.

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I sure agree with that-
But now I ask------WHY pull it back from the dead
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I just found it amazing this is the most view thread with only 33 posts. The next most had over 750 more posts, yet still had 25,000 less views. Plus it was interesting to see what the overall opinions were 4 years ago.

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The Taurus PT1911. Comes with nice things. I think even a Wilson combat mag.

Or if you want a better name. The Springfield MilSpec

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The Taurus PT1911. Comes with nice things. I think even a Wilson combat mag.

Or if you want a better name. The Springfield MilSpec
I'll wait on Canes graphic
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