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Old 10-11-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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Looks like I need another 1911. I've had a gap in my collection for a while now. The gap I need to fill is for a full size "looker" that still shoots good. My old Taurus gets abused and isn't much to look at. The main reason I need a gun is because I finished up an amazing set of grips last night that I want to keep for myself. I just have to find a gun that they will go with. I'm thinking they look best on a blued or black frame/gun, but open to opinions. I think my budget would be about $1100 though I'm a long way from there. What would everyone recommend?

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Colt...... :d

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But which one? I'm thinking blued and their blued Gold Cup is kind of an old school look. Don't know if the grips would match the style.

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How about a project gun that you then send off to someplace like Robar and get a custom coating?

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Gold Cup National Match is a nice one.

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How about a project gun that you then send off to someplace like Robar and get a custom coating?
I don't know. Done a lot of project guns. Thinking maybe a bone stock gun, minus the grips would be a good idea. Should be getting my FFL in a couple weeks so I like the idea of being able to resell or trade for something different. People in my area are skidding of project or customized guns, no matter who you tell them did the work.
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I don't know. Done a lot of project guns. Thinking maybe a bone stock gun, minus the grips would be a good idea. Should be getting my FFL in a couple weeks so I like the idea of being able to resell or trade for something different. People in my area are skidding of project or customized guns, no matter who you tell them did the work.
Careful with that. Once you have your FFL you have to keep a personal purchase for a year before you can move it.
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Yeah, I knew that. For current production guns, i usually keep them a while and then get ready for something different. Won't be a problem to keep a personal gun more than a year. Thanks for the advice though.

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National Match would be nice.

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I agree. Very nice gun, and a classic. Deep blue finish, spur hammer, and GI grip safety. I think the grips would look out of character on that gun though. I see that style going more with some figured walnut or dark cocobolo. I'm not sure the two-tone orange and blonde would go well.

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