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Old 11-17-2011, 05:39 AM   #31
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What model Dan Wesson is that? Guardian perhaps? I want a DW next!
C-BOB in 10mm. Picked it up on gunbroker for $850.00. The seller had a couple that were marked "blemished", but I still have not found the blemish.
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AXXE, no offence taken. Just the simple fact that I want it for what I want it for is enough for me. I do agree with you, however, I work too many hours to be able to shoot as frequently as I would like to. Therefore, when I do go, I first make sure I keep practice with my primary and/or BUG. Then I make sure to get some time in with which ever it is that I will be using for hunt (for instance, right before deer season, I had to get "re-familiar"with my deer hunting rifle). After the priority is out of the way, I tend to, most times, be out of either time or money. Or both. Ammo isn't food, and these days food is harder and harder to come by. Saving for something like this "PERFECT 1911" isn't something that comes easily either. This is going to be a long, long, long ride. I have to take care of the family first. I am not against shooting it, but realistically, I know it won't be real often. I haven't shot my old "hand-me-down" 30-30 in over a year now. Just a simple ol' rifle, all sorts of battle scars all over it and I c an't even get the chance to break it out. SKS is sitting in there begging for some attention for a year or so now too. "My First", single shot 410. My sentimentally favorite, hell, 6-9 months. For a good while, I was shooting 1-4 times per week. Not these days. I appreciate your concerns of a perfectly good firearm going to waste, but this one won't. It's not bragging rights (well, actually, I guess it is), it's simply the fact that I'll have my dream gun. Within doing so, I will then have to feel that all mighty sense of accomplishment.

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I am new to this site/forum and have enjoyed reading all your posts. I look forward to contributing to the talks. Here is my .02 on this topic. My dream 1911 is a Wilson combat Bill Wilson carry. I love the way it looks, and let's ace it, it is a Wilson. I just bought a Les Baer concept VIII on Monday and shoot it for the first time tonight. Absolutely love it. That gun will out shoot me any day. I bought this one cause it is a commander size frame, a custom hand built 1911, and you can't beat the price of a Baer.

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dodge, it actually makes more sense now. from the first post on this it sounded like you were some guy wanting a high dollar custom pistol to show off. i understand the lack of time and money to shoot as much as we would like. this is my suggestion then for you, either build or have built a total one off custom 1911 from one of the better builders and shoot it as much as possible. custom engraving, custom grips, match barrel combat type sights, custom finishing, ec. ect. you get the idea, one that is exactly what is made exclusively for you.

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Thank you all for your input. After reading your opinions and checking with a few specialists and hobbyists, I believe i may just pick up a really nice one and have some mods done to it as I see more of what I want. I looked at Kimber's pro covert. what can you tell me about it? I think that fits my personality pretty well.

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Thank you all for your input. After reading your opinions and checking with a few specialists and hobbyists, I believe i may just pick up a really nice one and have some mods done to it as I see more of what I want. I looked at Kimber's pro covert. what can you tell me about it? I think that fits my personality pretty well.
Since you said the is a long, long (etc.) project, why don't you start by buying ammunition in the chosen caliber when you can afford it? Buy 1-2 boxes when you have the money available and just store them until you get the gun. They don't go bad, and when you get the gun, you'll have ammunition available to use the gun whenever you have the time.

As to the Kimber - they either seem to work really well or are problematic. Getting them fixed by Kimber seems to be a hit or miss experience as well. If I were you, I'd look at something like a Springfield or Colt at the low end.

Originally, you said that you wanted to spend $2K to $6K - that puts you anywhere from a Dan Wesson to a Wilson. I have Dan Wessons, Les Baers, Springfields, and Wilsons. All of the guns have been shot in excess of 1,000 rounds, and in the case of the Wessons over 3,000 in the last year.

All have run flawlessy, and have never needed the attention of the manufacturer - which is exactly how guns should work.

Under ~$2k, the Dan Wessons and the Colt Special Combat. At ~$2K gun I'd look at Baers or something like an Ed Brown Special Forces or stepping up a little, one of the Kobra series. In the ~$3k the Wilson CQB or CQB Elite. After that you're in the fairly high end and would have to make a choice between a true custom from a gunsmith or a high-end semicustom like a Brown Custom Classic or Wilson Super Grade.

The only problem I can see, is depending upon how long you foresee this going on - you may never save enough to get to your goal unless your savings rate exceeds the price increases by the manufacturers.

You might want to put a finite time period on this with a dollar amount at the end so that you can realistically project the savings rate you'll need to get to your goal.

Start shopping the gun auction websites and every so often you can run across a really nice gun at a great price if you have the money available.
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buckhorn, those were some really good points you brought up and very well said. also some very good objective suggestions. nicely said!

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Thank you all! You are making me feel more comfortable with what I want to do. This is the kind of help I'm looking for.

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Thank you all! You are making me feel more comfortable with what I want to do. This is the kind of help I'm looking for.
okay which one did you decide on?
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