If you had $3,000 - how exotic would you go?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by h0wb0y, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. h0wb0y

    h0wb0y New Member

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    I just recieved a decent bonus from my employer and my first priority is a new 1911. I have owned several - all very practical - such as the Rock Island I own and love now... But, now I want the 1911 of my dreams to add to my collection... I want an EXTREMELY modified looking (extended barrel with compensator, custom millwork, etc. - I love the look of porting but have never shot a 1911 with reduced recoil)- yet EXTREMELY accurate firearm... I do not have much experience in high-end pistols and I am having trouble finding something that suits my tastes...

    What would you choose to do with a $3,000 (or maybe a little more) budget? And what directions could you send me in for an top-notch performer, yet jaw dropping mantelpiece I can pass down through generations...

    Thanks to all...
     

  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Plus a BIG one on Nighthawk Customs. I own three and every one of them is a tack driver.

    I took my GRP through Valhalla's training center, where they use frangible ammo that I had never fired through the weapon before. The weapon performed flawlessly - so much so that the trainer was impressed and asked who made the weapon.

    The weapon out shoots everything I have put it against and I know for a fact it is more accurate than I can shoot it.

    Nighthawk has outstanding customer service - and all their parts they use are hand fitted. It's an outstanding product and I am 100% plus pleased with all three of my Nighthawk 1911's.

    As for pricing - contact George from Michigan Gunslingers.

    george@migunslingers.com

    He ALWAYS has the best prices, as he is a master dealer, and he usually has a few in the pipeline already coming his way, so you might not have to wait too long.

    JD
     
  3. h0wb0y

    h0wb0y New Member

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    Nighthawk

    Wow guys - nighthawk has just skyrocketed to just about the top of my list just from looking a little at that site...

    I am curious to find out more about this "Every Damascus slide is unique.
    No two look alike." thing... I couldn't seem to find anything about it on the nighthawk site...

    The masters edition is really pushing my buttons...
    NH-Masters - Masters Edition - Custom Guns - - Detail

    I almost like the Kimber Eclipse series better though...
    Kimber - Continuing The Legacy

    and lastly so far - the BAER 1911 ULTIMATE MASTER COMBAT PISTOL COMPENSATED seems great - but only after some refinishing/milling...
    Les Baer Special Purpose Competition Pistols

    More suggestions? And opinions/experiences/trash talk with my top choices right now?
     
  4. matt g

    matt g New Member

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    Nighthawk Customs.
     
  5. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    A new Sig GSR ( Granite State Rail 1911) - and still have $1500 left for ammo! The review of the GSR when it came out back in 2005? claimed 1" groups at 25 yds.
     
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  6. Gojubrian

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    Beat me to it. I refuse to settle for a lower end 1911 like taurus, RI, etc..I'll wait for the NightHawk if I have to wait 10yrs!!
     
  7. GLI45

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    Can't go wrong with Nighthawk. At that level you have several excellent options. In addition to Nighthawk you can also look at Les Baer, Wilson Combat, Brazos Custom Gunworks, and STI's new custom option called the Infiite.
     
  8. SGT-MILLER

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    I'm too practical for spending alot of money on just one weapon.

    I would buy a Kimber Tactical II for about 1,100 dollars. I would use an additional 400 dollars for extra magazines and any other accessories (holsters, etc...).

    I would use the remaining 1,500 dollars this way:

    1. Purchase a Ruger P345 (with some extra mags)

    2. Purchase a Mossberg 12 Gauge (every .45 needs a 12 gauge to go with it)

    3. Purchase a Ruger 22/45 for target practicing when the regular .45 ammo gets too expensive.

    4. Use the rest of the money on ammo.
     
  9. Dgunsmith

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    Without a doubt....Les Baer Custom. Best prices from Pro Load Distributors

    They have them IN-STOCK and great prices !
     
  10. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    I think in this range you can go with Les Bear, Wilson Combat, Night Hawk, or even a fully custom built just as you say 1911 from many different 1911 smiths.

    Check out 1911Forum - Powered by vBulletin they will be glad to spend your money on a $3000 1911.
     
  11. dunerunner

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    Remington USR .308

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    $2800

    Burris Extreme Tactical 6X-24X 50mm Optics

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    Probably close to $2800

    Looks like I went Congressional on that $3000 budget!!! :D
    I know it's not a 1911 cause I already have what I want in ....OK if I have to

    Wilson Combat "Stealth" ~$3400 depending on configuration

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  12. canebrake

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    Nighthawk Predator III $2,925.00

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  13. MrFrogg

    MrFrogg New Member

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    nighthawk with DAMASCUS SLIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)
     
  14. canebrake

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    OR,

    Heirloom Precision, Signature Grade Hi-Power Conversion $2895 on your base gun. (Ted Yost)

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  15. Bighead

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    Cane, that is an absolutely beautiful Hi-Power....man-o-man!

    Is anyone familiar with a 1911 Custom that reduces the front of the slide to give it that Hi-Power look. I know I saw one in a magazine a few years ago, but haven't been able to track it down.
     
  16. rzrbck

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    I have the privilege of having a good friend of mine as a pistol smith at Wilson Combat. I can personally say that the amount of time dedicated to make each pistol perform flawlessly is hard to imagine and well worth the price. I don't think that you could go wrong by spending your hard earned cash on pistol from them. I might be a little partial though!
     
  17. Southern6er

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    Dan Wesson Commander Bobtail and a Dan Wesson PM-9.

    OR

    Ed Brown (one of the Carry line - Special Forces or Executive Carry)
     
  18. bobbyb13

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