Gun Show this weekend....hmm...what to buy?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by lonyaeger, Aug 25, 2009.

  1. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Big show coming up in Fort Worth this weekend. I have about $1,500 to spend. I already own three 1911s:

    Nighthawk T3
    Kimber Tactical Custom II
    Kimber Grand Raptor II

    I think I need another 1911. What would you buy if you were me?
     
  2. spikedmike

    spikedmike New Member

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    my suggestion

    Seeing that you've got 3 Nice modern 1911's I would suggest checking out some milsurp 1911's.. Be sure to do some online homework for familierzation on these WWI & WWII beautys if you decide to go this route.
     

  3. 1911 Fan

    1911 Fan New Member

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    Something in the way of Colt would certainly round out your collection.
     
  4. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    All your current 1911s have all the bells & whistles, maybe something more mil-spec would be fun. I just picked up a Springer Mil-Spec and I like it a lot. My Colt Commander is also in this same category...
     
  5. Sarge43

    Sarge43 New Member

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    A Dan Wesson CBOB. Everybody should have one of those. :)
    Sarge
     
  6. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Thanks, NGIB, I agree and I think I'll take your advice. I'll be sure to look at Dan Wesson also.
     
  7. NGIB

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    At one time all of my 1911s had beavertails and magwells and all sorts of goodies - never had one with a rail though. My Commander (and Mil-Spec) are elegant in a GI sort of way - everything you need in a good 1911 and nothing you don't...
     
  8. lonyaeger

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    I agree with that. Think I'll go with a Government frame in Mil-Spec since I already have a Commander frame in the T3 and don't see the need for more than one in that size, just my own personal feeling.
     
  9. katdadee

    katdadee New Member

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    Hey lonyaeger,
    Buy tons and tons and tons of ammo. :p
     
  10. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Good point, although things seem to be loosening up in that area lately.
     
  11. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    I just paid $500 for my like new Springer mil-spec so with the budget you mentioned you'll have lots left over for ammo...
     
  12. canebrake

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    old1911.jpg

    ^ Colt M1911 as issued

    ww1.jpg

    ^ Colt M1911

    Colt70l.jpg

    ^ Colt Series 70
     
  13. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    It's quite possible that Cane is a Colt fan. Really hard to tell though due to the inherent subtlety of his posts...
     
  14. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    Dan Wesson CBOB!!

    :cool:
     
  15. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Colt Special Combat?
     
  16. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    I love 'em! If I can find an older in good shape....it shall be mine.
     
  17. Caliche

    Caliche New Member

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    Where in Ft. Worth? I might drag myself out there if it is going to be a good one. The last show at Dallas Market Hall was a pretty big disappointment.
     
  18. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Will Rogers on Saturday and Sunday. I've never been, but it's supposed to be a good one. Only happens there twice a year.
     
  19. hawkman1

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    I say get another of the previously listed so that you can get a double shoulder harness and have matching 1911's, one for each hand. :D
     
  20. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Another good idea. Thanks, guys.