1911 under 1500

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  1. Jdb5324

    Jdb5324 Active Member

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    Dec 23, 2018
    Am looking for a 1911 chambered in either 28 super or 9mm under 1500
    Would prefer wood grips but not needed can be changed
    Also sights will be changed to straight eights
    Open to any suggestions as long as you have a why you choose it
     
  2. BradE

    BradE Active Member

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    Jun 19, 2018
    Stainless Wesson Valor. It’s the highest quality in the $1500 price bracket.
     
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  3. azngotskills

    azngotskills Well-Known Member

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    Sep 6, 2012
    Looks like perfect fit for a Dan Wesson or used Les Baer if it were up to me
     
  4. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    That 28 super is a slow old round, now 38 super, that's cool ;)

    Your choice is easy, super easy Dan Wesson :)
     
  5. LPRoad

    LPRoad Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 16, 2015
    I like my Dan Wesson PM38, it has been reliable and accurate. I purchased it from one of our Forum sponsors, Baltimore Best Pawn. With the grips and Wilson magwell it came to right around $1500. Not sure about swapping the sights though.

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  6. Jdb5324

    Jdb5324 Active Member

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    Dec 23, 2018
    Is there really any difference that are not cosmetic or sights though between Dan Wesson models?
     
  7. stlgecko

    stlgecko Gecko Lives Matter

    May 24, 2014
    They are all made with the same time, attention and quality parts.
     
  8. dakota1911

    dakota1911 Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    Really decide if you want 9mm, often called 9mm Luger or 9x19 or 38 Super which is 9x23SR. I would ask if you reload. If you do no reload then 9mm Luger might be a better option assuming you want to shoot it.
     
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  9. Jdb5324

    Jdb5324 Active Member

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    Dec 23, 2018
    9mm probably but 38 super sounds sweet lol
     
  10. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    DW would be my choice for a 9mm in your price range choose a model they are all the same quality.
     
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  11. Jdb5324

    Jdb5324 Active Member

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    Dec 23, 2018
    But what makes dw better then top level color kimber or Springfield..even sigs
     
  12. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    The fitting is much better, sights, and all the parts used to build as well as the finish are better and the trigger will be much better then either as well. DW uses no cast or MIM parts all parts are made of tool steel or from forging which is a much better way and costly way to make small parts. Kimber Springfield And Sig are basically 100% Mim or Cast small parts.
     
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  13. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    A Dan Wesson is closer to comparing to an Ed Brown then it is to a Kimber, Colt or production Springfield not counting custom shop models from Springfield. They just aren’t on the same level DW is just the better made gun.
     
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  14. Rooster0311

    Rooster0311 Guest

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    Dec 27, 2018
    I just purchased my first 1911. Buds gun shop had the Valkyrie which I was looking for, $1280. They come with straight 8 night sights. Don’t know if they still have some or not.
     
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  15. Rooster0311

    Rooster0311 Guest

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    Dec 27, 2018
    Non Blem model I might add.
     
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  16. AlchemyCustomWeaponry

    AlchemyCustomWeaponry Crabby Old Gunsmith

    Nov 4, 2011
    There's no such thing as traditional hand "fitting" in a DW. All of the parts fit extremely well because they are machined to do just that. There's a big misconception out there that a lot of these guns have hand fitting involved. (a misconception fueled by advertising and marketing) Very few do. Man hours and hand fitting cost extra money. With modern CNC equipment, hand fitting is something that is simply not required any longer. If you hold tolerances, things fit perfectly as is. Could you hand fit stuff more closely? Of course you can, but that takes lots of time, and time is money.
     
  17. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
    :smurggrin::smurggrin::smurggrin::smurggrin:
     
  18. Jdb5324

    Jdb5324 Active Member

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    Dec 23, 2018
    If dw is as good as y'all say then why does Springfield colt sig and kimber make guns at that price point?
     
  19. WWB

    WWB Administrator Staff Member Admin Moderator Supporting Addict

    Apr 11, 2015
    Name recognition.. Advertising, brand loyalty. Just because price is equal doesn’t make them equal.
     
  20. Jdb5324

    Jdb5324 Active Member

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    Dec 23, 2018
    True and talo/lipsey editions
     

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