Best Buy

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by SirIsaacNewton, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. SirIsaacNewton

    SirIsaacNewton New Member

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    What does everyone believe is the best semi-auto for its respected price?
     
  2. JPBeck

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  3. Dillinger

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    +1 on a 1911.

    Taurus has a couple of models that are really well made for the money.

    For my money, right now, no one is turning out a better overall product than Kimber for the features versus cash outlay.

    JD
     
  4. ScottG

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    Used? Makarov. No need to look further.... :D
     
  5. user4

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    I'd pit my SIG P220 against any 1911 any day of the week.
     
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  6. Dillinger

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    Deal. If your Sig can beat my Nighthawk, JP will buy you a new Sig....:p

    JD
     
  7. JPBeck

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    Sure I'd buy you a used Kel Tec--- lol should only be what... 5 bucks. :D


    I agree Sigs are nice-- I've been carrying mine for 6 years (P228)-- however, they are not a 1911. :)
    Close but no cigar.
     
  8. user4

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    Woohoo!

    Thanks JP!

    ...wait... a $5 Kel Tec???! That doesn't sound like confidence to me ;)
     
  9. JPBeck

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    What too much? ;)
     
  10. BigO01

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    Define "Beat" LOL

    If it means pure accuracy say from a Ransom Rest and reliability with factory ammo I wouldn't hold your breath on getting that new Sig Ineffable .

    If JD's NightHawk is anything like the Pachmayr , Yost and Clark 1911's I've fired you can wait till the sun goes Supernova till it will jam/fail and they were all guaranteed to group 1 1/2-2 inches at 50 yards NOT 25 .

    With a custom 1911 you're getting a whole bunch more than a name for the $2,500+ price .


    If there was ever a God like handgun John Moses Browning designed it and it wasn't the High Power . Zeus wouldn't have been throwing lightening bolts if JMB had been born in ancient Greece it would have been 230 grain 45 caliber bullets from a 1911 !!
     
  11. JPBeck

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    Agreed---

    I have a Terry Tussey 1911 that wouldn't jam if it was caked in mud.
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    But we are talking stock here right? A $800 SA Loaded model or Kimber Custom would serve this guy well. I have two loaded models and either one has produced a failure:
    My parkerized has 3200 rounds through it.
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    The lightweight has 1000
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    (not a lot but it's only 2 months old). Very happy with them, I thought for sure I'd be sending my first one to Tussey, but it's tight, lock up is strong, the fit and finish is good, and it prints well. Most importantly it goes bang when I pull the trigger.

    However, if you have the money and are patient---- a custom build is freak'en great! If you don't have the patience...
    Two words:
    Wilson Combat
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    My favorite gun in my safe... Breathtakingly great accuracy, fit and finish, tight as heck-- just a bad arse pistol!
     
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  12. JPBeck

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    If you don't have $800 look into a PT1911. I paid $550 for mine and it's as good as a SA loaded (IMHO) but you don't get night sight's, or the famous customer service that SA is known for.

    Check it out-- it's under-rated if you ask me. Never had a problem with mine.
    http://www.gunblast.com/Taurus-PT1911.htm
     
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  13. Dillinger

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    Okay ^ That's one impressive and bad ass collection. +1 on that. :cool:

    And +1 on the Taurus. It's often overlooked because they tried to literally kill their name in the market for so long, but with the changes they made since 2000, they are turning out some quality "kit" ( oh yes, I said it ) that would be a fine addition to any budget arsenal.

    JD
     
  14. JPBeck

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    KIT cracks me every time you mention that! :D

    I forgot to post pistol porn... "come on you know you likes the pictures!" :p
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    You get:
    checkered front strap--
    extended ambidextrous safety
    Heinie sights
    comp trigger
    high beavertail
    ejection port lowered/ flared
    beveled mag well
    front serrations
    polished feedramp/ polished barrel throat

    On top of all that it groups well (after 200 round break in)! My friends used to snicker at me-- they'd ask why I would bring it out to a Three Gun Comp and leave my Wilson in the safe. I told them to see their faces when they got spanked by a Taurus. Well I didn't exactly spank them, but they don't snicker anymore either. It's a GREAT BUY and if they were still available in Commiefornia, I'd buy another one in duo-tone.


    $550 Again, GREAT VALUE for a good pistol!:cool:
     
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  15. cpttango30

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    Did I hear Gun Pron?

    Well I guess I will have to get in on it too.

    Kimber and the Springer Loaded are good guns the springer GI model is also a very good buy. I laid out $750 for my Kimber Custom II in 2003. I bought mine from California. So it was the Custom II when many other states still had the the older model. If you are going to go with the Kimber I would take and buy 3 to 4 wilson combat 8rd mags. The stock Kimber mags SUCK AZZ.

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  16. Dillinger

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    ^ This could turn into a whole new thread by itself... LOL

    Okay, I will post some pistol pron in the morning when I am more awake and can pose them just like you like it... LOL

    JD