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Olympus
May 31, 2011, 12:29 PM
I love these kind of threads so I thought I would make my own. I have $1400 to spend on a new gun. Please help me spend it on something. Right now I've been eyeing the Sig STX and Platinum Elite 1911s, but I'm open to suggestions. No 9mm though.


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JoeMal
May 31, 2011, 12:47 PM
I have a Springfield Loaded 1911 in stainless for sale. Would even have plenty of leftovers for ammo

Olympus
May 31, 2011, 01:01 PM
Thanks for the suggestion. Extra funds for ammo will not be needed. I have plenty to last me for a long, long time. I would like to use pretty much the whole amount on the gun. May make some room for a couple more mags, but it's not completely necessary.


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JoeMal
May 31, 2011, 01:11 PM
Hell if you wanted to give me 1400 for it I'd take it ;)

Br
May 31, 2011, 01:24 PM
You're just $!50 or so away from some NIB Les Baer pricings I've seen. Might be worth a stretch?

Or, just at your budget, how about a Sig Sauer P226 X-Five (http://www.topgunsupply.com/sig-sauer-p226-x-five-allround-9mm-adjustable-sights-da-sa.html)?

Not sure what you're looking for, just throwing out ideas. You could probably find a really nice NIB/LNIB HK P7M8 if you look around enough.

Olympus
May 31, 2011, 01:29 PM
I'd really like to stay in the 1911 arena. Will check out the Baer though. Thanks!


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bdb benzino
May 31, 2011, 04:22 PM
If it were me, I be all over that new "bobtailed" E series scandium S&W 1911.

Olympus
May 31, 2011, 04:34 PM
That thought did cross my mind, but I don't like all the "lawyer-talk" on the frames. I like my frames to be as plain as possible. Really like the CBOB 10mm, but those are tough to find also.


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Remllez
May 31, 2011, 05:10 PM
May be a Dan Wesson in your future?

Olympus
May 31, 2011, 05:36 PM
May be a Dan Wesson in your future?

That would be nice. I like the black VBOBs, but they are outta my price range. I like the CBOBs, but would prefer the 10mm and those are hard to find. So I don't know if a DW like what I like will be possible.


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JustinJ
May 31, 2011, 06:29 PM
Two words. Heckler Koch.

Olympus
May 31, 2011, 06:45 PM
Two words. Heckler Koch.

I appreciate the suggestion, but H&Ks just aren't my thing. Too big and bulky and not comfortable for me to shoot.


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JustinJ
May 31, 2011, 06:52 PM
Have you looked at the P30? Admittedly it's less than you want to spend (and i'm not sure how that is a bad thing :P) but it is anything but bulky and can be customized with adjutable side and back straps from elf to ogre hands.

harmon rabb
May 31, 2011, 07:08 PM
Toss in a bit more cash and get the dan wesson or baer of your choice.

ichiban
May 31, 2011, 07:10 PM
If it were my money...
For a range/HD gun - Springfield TRP, Dan Wesson Heritage, S&W "E" series.
For CCW/HD gun - Dan Wesson VBOB or Guardian, S&W "E" series bobtail.
Preferably stainless steel. YMMV.

Old krow
May 31, 2011, 07:16 PM
Looked at anything from STI yet?

Olympus
May 31, 2011, 09:58 PM
I did check out the STIs. Not really sure if there is any one model that speaks to me.

Smaug
May 31, 2011, 11:05 PM
How about a Colt?

The Special Combat Government looks nice to me, if you like some combat bells & whistles:
http://www.coltsmfg.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=fyCZtAyknDI%3d&tabid=130&mid=575


Colt Series 70s are what, $800? You could get one of those and have Colt or someone else do just what you want to it:
http://www.coltsmfg.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=9DdaLtXLmc8%3d&tabid=122&mid=549


If it's target shooting you're after, the Gold Cup is always a classic:
http://www.coltsmfg.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=AxgoEFptHpU%3d&tabid=129&mid=569


My favorite, I think, is the plain Anniversary model. A couple of little things printed on the slide to remind us it is as special year for 1911s, but not overdone, as other marques are prone to do:
http://www.coltsmfg.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=1NQrE-PlwWo%3d&tabid=150&mid=595


Lastly, you mentioned you like the idea of a 10mm. I don't think you could go wrong with a Delta Elite:
http://www.coltsmfg.com/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=TXaasQHiszc%3d&tabid=125&mid=555

BillH
May 31, 2011, 11:15 PM
Go here:
http://www.collectorsfirearms.com/index.html

For this:

Custom & High-Performance 1911's

Caspian 1911 .45 ACP caliber pistol. Vic Tibbets Custom Combat .45 pistol built on Caspian frame with Colt N.M. slide. Has black Armor Tuff Coating, Wilson barrel, Heinie sights and Crimson Trace laser. A world class combat pistol in excellent condition. $3,250.00 Item# PR15008 Request Info


http://www.collectorsfirearms.com/admin/product_details.php?itemID=35189

Magoo
May 31, 2011, 11:38 PM
I'll second the thought to look at Baers. Most of 'em seem to be well loved, so buying used is likely safe. I couldn't/shouldn't have bought mine NIB.

You might already have, but maybe consider spending less on the initial purchase and using the balance to send it in for some tuning/customization.

I can't wait to see what you get and the pics start rolling in. This is going to be a 1911 with more furniture than the Biltmore Estate :p.

Apocalypse-Now
June 1, 2011, 03:16 AM
for the love of that is holy, don't spend $1,400 on a sig 1911 :eek:

get yourself a springfield TRP :)

Olympus
June 1, 2011, 10:10 AM
for the love of that is holy, don't spend $1,400 on a sig 1911 :eek:

get yourself a springfield TRP :)

I wouldn't spend the whole amount on one. I'm only looking at the STX and the Platinum Elite and I'm seeing both of them for $900 to $1000.

I looked for Baers on GB and didn't find anything in my price range that really caught my eye.




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dcarch
June 2, 2011, 12:16 PM
I really liked the STI Duty One I got a chance to look over a wile back. You might want to check out one of those. Baers are really good too, though. keep us posted!

Olympus
June 2, 2011, 12:30 PM
Got a deal in the works right now, but I don't want to jinx it yet.


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Smithiac
June 2, 2011, 03:39 PM
Let us know how it goes and what you get

dondavis3
June 2, 2011, 04:47 PM
I'd suggest a

Sig P220 Stainless Elite in .45

http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx67/dondavis3/Guns/SigSauerP22045cal.jpg

Or a Sig P226 X5 Stainless Elite in .40 cal

http://i742.photobucket.com/albums/xx67/dondavis3/Guns/SigP226X5Stainless2-1.jpg

Both are in your price range and are wonderful guns.

Good luck in your search.

:cool:

Capt. Ct.
June 2, 2011, 08:25 PM
Isn't a Dan Wesson just a little above your price range? Might be worthwhile to save a little more.Then again I've always liked the Sig 220.

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