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AR 15 or Ed Brown 1911

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by CTGunner, Dec 28, 2012.

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AR or Ed Brown

Poll closed Jan 27, 2013.
  1. AR 15

    26 vote(s)
    33.8%
  2. Ed Brown 1911

    51 vote(s)
    66.2%
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  1. CTGunner

    CTGunner Member

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    If you had 3k to burn on one firearm would you spend it on an AR in anticipation of a ban or on a new Ed Brown 1911? Assume the AR is of Colt or higher quality but that you are paying a premium for the current AR shortage. Assume you are paying MSRP for the Brown.
     
  2. walnut1704

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    I'd go for the 1911. If the ban is enacted as making AR's Title II firearms as they are proposing, I wouldn't want the hassle of registering it. If it's not enacted, prices will crash.
     
  3. BP44

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    I would go for the Brown, that said I have a few black guns already and I'm sure that influences me decision a bit.
     
  4. MrTwigg

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    Hard to beat a quality 1911.
     
  5. xXxplosive

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    I'd go for the rifle first and buy it now so if anything it will be grandfathered......preferrably.....Colt Match Target.
     
  6. Blondie

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    I think it depends. Do you have any other ARs or other 1911s? Are you looking for something to just buy, or are you trying to fill a need? For example, if you want a defensive tool, are you more confortable with rifles vs. handguns?

    I vote Ed Brown because I don't like overpaying for anything and ARs are really really overpriced right now.
     
  7. CTGunner

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    I don't have an AR and really don't have an overwhelming desire to shoot one extensively. With that said I would like to own one and the idea of never being able to get one is bothersome. But when I look at the price tag I realize that for the same money I could have something of very high quality like a Brown. I don't "need" either as need was covered a while back. I do already own some 1911s of excellent quality.

    I do think that when inflation hits that hard assets will hold their value better than many other investments. Not to say this is an investment but it is something I like to keep in mind.
     
  8. meanmrmustard

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    1911. Maybe not the EB. I'd like a Dan Wesson, but that's me.
     
  9. Hapworth

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    Go for the Ed Brown. His 1911s -- which are superb -- have commanded their price for some time.

    The AR-15 panic while likely subside.

    The 1911 holds its value. The AR drops fast.

    Check back tomorrow for changes in predictions based on changes in the weather... ;)
     
  10. bannockburn

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    I would go with the Ed Brown M1911. Sure to hold its value and more practical (at least for me), in terms of everyday use.
     
  11. sig228

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    If you are willing to spend 3k on a AR-15 panic buy you are contributing to the hysteria.

    Shame on you.

    Ed Brown, btw.
     
  12. CTGunner

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    I earned the money and I can spend it however I want. Reserve the shame on you comments for your children.
     
  13. Luv 2 Shoot

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    At first I said Ed Brown. Then I though about it... and still say Ed Brown.
     
  14. smalls

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    I'd buy both. Used.

    :neener:
     
  15. nathan

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    AR s are overpriced at rip off prices. Dont fall on the panic you will lose big time. Get a 1911 , it will be mroe useful for self defense at home. A .45 ACP JHP used in close quarters is comforting to say the least.
     
  16. willroute

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    I love the 1911. I do not have an Ed Brown. I have a Wilson, Colt and Springfield, but the Ed Brown is on my list one day. 1911 is like the Ar15 when it comes to swapping parts- always have tons around and interchangeable. (well....used to have Ar15 parts around..not anymore!)
     
  17. hso

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    You're already too far behind the curve on the AR at this point and would pay $1,000 more than it was worth a month ago so I'd go for the pistol.
     
  18. texasgun

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    for $3k you can easily get the new Wilson X-tac which is a GREAT 1911. I absolutely love mine ... straight shooter out of the box. ~1,500rds thru it and not a single FTF/FTE. perfect gun. extremely well made.
     
  19. threefeathers

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    If you don't have an AR then do that. After all, don't you want to be a Feinstein criminal with most of the rest of us?
     
  20. gp911

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    Ed Brown. I like ARs but paying 3 large for one that cost $1500 a month ago is a waste of money to me, and a poor bet since a new ban isn't assured yet.
     
  21. CTGunner

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    Happy to report that I already have an x-tac and also have no failures to report either. I love Wilson's functionality but there is something about the cobra carry that draws me in, like a moth to a flame :)
     
  22. chalk_2

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    I'd go with the AR. I'm pretty sure that 1911's aren't on the chopping block, and you could buy one any time you want.
     
  23. OARNGESI

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    i would go with the 1911
     
  24. Chevelle SS

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    How about a Wilson 1911 instead?
     
  25. Warp

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    Wait a little (or medium) while and use that $3k to buy a Colt AR (or BCM, DD, Noveske, etc)and a Dan Wesson 1911, after the hysteria dies down. Plus some mags and ammo.

    Might be months before you can do that, though.
     
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