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Dream 1911 '45

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by mparms, Feb 8, 2009.

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  1. mparms

    mparms Member

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    Howdy- I have been building 1911 '45 acp's for a couple o' years now and have been curious... What's your dream 1911 i.e.: frame, trigger, hammer, firing pin, extractor, trigger group, capacity, sights, etc. and what would you expect to pay???;)
     
  2. MICHAEL T

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    Easy a ED BROWN Kroba Carry for me perfect out of the box.
     
  3. Thingster

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    m1911-A1 with mother of pearl grips- in pimp chrome. mmmmm :D
     
  4. benderx4

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    Ed Brown Custom Classic SS
    Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special (HC)
    SA TRP PRO

    Someday ...............
     
  5. Prion

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    The SA TRP Standard I have on layaway. I dream about it everyday. Months away though, sighhhhh....... I've just spent too much the last couple of months.
     
  6. benderx4

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    It will make it that much more special when you finally get it! Which model did you get?

    P.S. Just picked up my first AR - Colt LEO Model 6920 - haven't shot it yet - any pointers? (It's been over 25 years since I shot my last .223 - a M-16 in boot camp)
     
  7. Prion

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    I put away the TRP SS Standard. It will be my first 1911 and my first .45. Just love the clean look of the satin stainless finish with black grips. Plus I don't need another all black gun!
     
  8. Jason_G

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    Either a Clark Custom "Hardballer" build, or a Rogers Precision build.

    Jason
     
  9. JZ06

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    I own it!

    Special Combat Government in Hard Chrome by Colt!
     
  10. Hanafuda

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    I don't currently own a 1911 but I've thought enough about it. I think I'd want something that is worthy of some real pride in ownership, but not so precious that I wouldn't be willing to put a hundred rounds through it every Saturday. I'll take a Colt 70 Series reissue in blue, please. Compared to purchasing a Brown or Baer, that'll also leave some serious do-re-mi in my pocket.
     
  11. kamagong

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    I already have a couple of nice semi-customs so I want my next 1911 to be special. I hope to have a full-on custom built and this is what I'd want in it.

    Caspian frame and slide with custom serial number, no front cocking serrations
    solid Greider aluminum trigger
    Kart barrel
    Novak Next sight
    gold bead front sight
    Ed Brown grip safety
    French borders
    polished flats with matte rounds
    rounded butt/MSH
    checkered frontstrap and MSH
    carry bevel
    finished in Ionbond DLC so it'll have a tough, but gorgeous blue-like appearance
    I'd leave the choice of the rest of the parts to the smith
    and most importantly I'd like it to be built by John Harrison

    I'd hope to be able to get this done for $3000-3500.
     
  12. nero45acp

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    Something similar to a 30's Vintage Colt National Match. I'd be willing to pay up to $1500.

    no skeletonized trigger or hammer
    no high ride beaver tail grip safety
    no rail
    no front grip stippling or checkering
    no ambidextrous safety
    no MIM
    no fiber optic front sight
    no plastic/polymer
    no sharp edges (I want to shoot it, not shave with it)

    Yes high quality forged steel
    Yes short trigger and arched MSH
    Yes high polished bluing
    Yes high quality adjustable rear sight
    Yes a high quality and tuned extractor
    Yes a wide spur hammer
    Yes checked wood grips


    nero
     
  13. jdc1244

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    A wise and intelligent choice for a first 1911 – refreshingly well done.
     
  14. markallen

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    My dream 1911........
    Wilson Combat CQB Compact, in Satin Stainless Steel. With a Mil Sec grip safety. Don't, and never did like the extended beavertail grip safety.
     
  15. viking72

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    Any serial # will do.
    Later,
    Doug
     
  16. JBinMontana

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    I would love to do a "Dream 1911 Layaway" but most places that I have gone to want it paid off in 90 days.
     
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