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 !!
I have a Terry Tussey 1911 that wouldn't jam if it was caked in mud.
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.
The lightweight has 1000
(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...
My favorite gun in my safe... Breathtakingly great accuracy, fit and finish, tight as heck-- just a bad arse pistol!
Okay ^ That's one impressive and bad *** collection. +1 on that.
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.
I forgot to post pistol porn... "come on you know you likes the pictures!"
checkered front strap--
extended ambidextrous safety
ejection port lowered/ flared
beveled mag well
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.
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.