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Old 05-29-2010, 05:12 AM   #1
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I've decided that my next purchase is to be a 1911, but i'm not sure which one to get, and what has more bang for the buck. It's going to be a carry, a plinker a home defense and a safe queen as well. Now I plan on setting about 1500 aside for this buy. I will have to budget about 75 bucks a paycheck till I reach this goal. So who has thought's for a good one in that price range that will fit my needs? If you reply thank you for playing along and entertaining my habit. I also thank you for the input.

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Fifteen hundred bucks will buy you a pretty darn nice 1911 and give you some good choices. Do your homework and narrow your selections down a bit. Then, let us know what you're thinking and we can help you better.

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For that much I would get a Dan Wesson.

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You might take a close look at the Springfield Loaded and have a little $ left over for ammo and/or a holster.

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And goju is right about Dan Wesson, but the one I would want, the Valor, is outside of your budget....and mine!

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I agree with possibly buying a good qualiy at a lower price and maybe get some ammo or some work done. For instance, you can get a Springer Loaded for less than $900, but to make it carry ready you might want to have the rear sight changed. Mine came with a adjustable rear sight which might get caught up on clothing or such. Maybe have the rear of the grip bobbed, that kind of stuff.

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What is the 11 gear system on the springfield? I'm thinking of going to a medium or even a compact model. Only because if I do carry it I don't want to look like I have a growth on my side lol

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You might take a close look at the Springfield Loaded and have a little $ left over for ammo and/or a holster.

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And goju is right about Dan Wesson, but the one I would want, the Valor, is outside of your budget....and mine!
I had a few Valor's show up unexpected. I mentioned that they were gone within an hour. Some moron on another forum was trying to tell me, Yup, I seen one just the other day for around $1,300. I thought, You were probably looking at a Bobtail. I know what my cost is it is over $1,500 and I don't expect to see any more coming my way this year.
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The problem in your question is that most replies will be of someone's favorite, a kindof sharing the misery. Size of the gun will depend upon your size (I carry a full size, 5" S&W, concealed). I hear very good things about Smith's PD model, 4.25" bbl - and no, I do not own one. While Springfield does have a good rep, I do not like the idea of a two piece barrel. If you have the time before making a purchase, start picking up gun magazines and read what the hacks have to say.

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The problem in your question is that most replies will be of someone's favorite, a kindof sharing the misery. Size of the gun will depend upon your size (I carry a full size, 5" S&W, concealed). I hear very good things about Smith's PD model, 4.25" bbl - and no, I do not own one. While Springfield does have a good rep, I do not like the idea of a two piece barrel. If you have the time before making a purchase, start picking up gun magazines and read what the hacks have to say.
Good advice, but what 2 piece barrel? I know not of what you speak in regards to the Springfield.

Radio, maybe an officer's model Colt. Maybe a compact Kimber? Lots of models from which to choose. Had I the money when I got my Springer, I would have leaned toward a Colt Ghost Talo...just ask Dzscubie.
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Two-piece barrel thread.

http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/two-piece-barrels-26805/#post280736

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