Thank you for idea. But I still have to add checkering (unknown wait time), blackening will take sometime too. At the end I’ll spend 60-70% price of the gun. And it won’t hold value like 1500$ gun.Ruger made a Night Commander. Not sure if its still in production. They do still make their SR commander but its stainless. No problem there just have it blackened by the process you prefer. And add an arched msh and you're done.
I just bought this, will shoot it later today. But I am very pleased with a LWC I don't have to send out for assorted work. Checkering is 25 LPI. I bought it to replace my Range Officer Champion and I really like the Bobtail.Thank you for idea. But I still have to add checkering (unknown wait time), blackening will take sometime too. At the end I’ll spend 60-70% price of the gun. And it won’t hold value like 1500$ gun.
realistically starting with your original post?Do to my own wish/want what 1911 I need. I cage myself to choose from only couple models that available on market. Is it time to do sacrifice or get what’s available? if I do sacrifice they what
Look in to 9mm option
What would you get for under 2k?
Remingtons have the series 80 style firing pin block IIRC.These would be my choices in the order of preference:
- Increasing the budget by 50% and shopping around for a used Nighthawk or Guncrafter
- Dan Wesson Valor commander
- Dan Wesson A2 commander sent to a gunsmith for checkering
- Remington 1911 R1 Carry Commander 45 LASERGRIPS NEW - Semi Auto Pistols at GunBroker.com : 910126543 (don’t know if the frame is forged)
I never owned a Remington 1911 but it does seem to check most of your boxes and should make for a fine first 1911.