Featured Most for your money 1911?

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by BBP, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. mcEDCx9

    mcEDCx9 Active Member

    Apr 29, 2020
    Great pistol. All tool steel parts makes it a leg up on the competition.
  2. zipper046

    zipper046 Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2013
    hmm...well, i’ll agree and say DW because i own & carry an original CCO that flat out runs and is accurate!

    however...i’ll also agree with @frankiestoys about the STI Trojan. I have a used one bought from @Ethanol Red a few years back now...it’s an earlier one where STI hand fit all the parts...evident in that the slide, frame, barrel, etc are all marked with a number so all the parts stayed together through the build (back then, they would try various slides & frames to find a good fit, then keep them together).

    i run the Trojan hard in USPSA Limited-10 and Single Stack...internals were great and got a nice trigger pull with stoning the parts with my trigger jigs and polishing...she is VERY accurate with tight lock up...target below is off a (shaky) rest at 15 yards with Sellier & Bellot 230gr factory ammo when i was sighting her in with a new FO front sight


  3. SF180A

    SF180A Active Member

    Jun 29, 2019
    Most for your money 1911?
    A very subjective question left to your opinion. In my humble opinion, if you are into 1911's at some point there should be something with a Colt roll mark in your collection that you found for a reasonable price to you. I do agree with BBP on a Dan Wesson, however my DW is a 9mm Guardian that I paid $900 for. I do own several Colts, Nighthawks, Sig and Caspian 1911's that I also think are the "most for your money 1911". At the end of the day enjoy what you have, and for me the ability to pass these fine 1911's on to family.
  4. Jameeson

    Jameeson Well-Known Member

    Jul 26, 2015
    IMO -
    Best value - Springfield operator
    Most for your money - Dan Wesson Valor/Specialist
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  5. dav2no1

    dav2no1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2016
    I recently bought my daughter a Les Baer concept 5. She has recently got interested in 1911s and I had a little extra money at the time.
    I always liked Baer, always thought it was cool he drag raced(my buddy and I did for years too)but never got one in my collection. After seeing the fit and finish compared to my Valor...I wasnt impressed. But at the end of the day, it does do what they claim it to.
  6. 1911fanatic

    1911fanatic Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2011
    I should be picking up my Dan Wesson A2 tomorrow. So I’m in the DW camp for most bang for the buck.
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  7. Old Rooster

    Old Rooster Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2020
    switchback, point we’ll made. I realize that I don’t have 1911s with the same level of finish and accessories as many of you, however, I have an O model, a TALO lwt Commander, an O model that was tricked out at SACS, and an older Loaded that has been properly tuned (the only part being changed is the thumb safety as a matter of preference). The bone stock O model is perhaps my favorite. It’s an excellent pistol in every respect. Big Bang for the buck and I won’t have it modified in any way. I like your line of thought.
  8. switchback

    switchback Well-Known Member

    Jun 2, 2014
    Old Rooster it sure sounds to me like you have good taste and plenty of fine 1911s. I like the KISS mindset alot on my pistols these days. I've been down the semi=custom and even full custom road. Those are all sold, I can't hump a steel gov't model all day anymore. So my govt models and commanders have good triggers, sights I can see and are reliable. I don't need more.
  9. WNCRob

    WNCRob Member

    Oct 30, 2018
    Performance in competition...my vote goes to the Springfield Armory RO Elite line which is just about competition-ready...just some fine tuning. Dollar-for-dollar a great value for the competitive shooter. On the other hand if your emphasis is on perfection in assembly and the intellectual appreciation of the weapon, then other factors come into play. This thread and forum seems to appeal to collectors, not shooters, particularly competitive shooters. And that is fine, I guess. Its a question of priorities.
  10. SR19114ME

    SR19114ME New Member

    May 10, 2020
    SR 1911. The most underestimated pistol. Mine is over 2k rounds of factory FMJ and HSTs. Pay only $700 with taxes. Amazing soft shooter and no malfunctions at all!
    Luv this gun made 100% in USA...
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  11. GA 1911

    GA 1911 Colt 1911 Government Supporting Addict

    Feb 6, 2016
    I am a Colt 1911 guy. ColtGCTa.jpg


    I trust them and can work on them.

    I 100% agree that many other manufacturers also have great 1911's. I would like to test one at my range.
  12. Dawg Biscuit

    Dawg Biscuit Member

    Sep 12, 2020
    I agree; wish I hadn’t given mine to my son...kinda.
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  13. Old Rooster

    Old Rooster Well-Known Member

    May 17, 2020
    Yeh, so am I. To put it in more technical terms, i just like ‘em.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2020
  14. *Double Diamond Colt*

    *Double Diamond Colt* Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2020
    Im with you out of the 50 1911s I have 40 of them are Colt . A handful of guns made in the Philippines that are mostly used as dedicated work truck guns and a handful of semi customs or customs .
    I have really tried and can certainly appreciate the quality and craftsmanship of other manufactures but if it dosent have a Horse on it I am just not overly attracted . Give me Deep blue ,Wood stocks and Vintage roll marks with a horse on it and Im a happy guy .

    I have bought 3 of the new series 70 O-models in the last few months along with an original WW1 made in 1918 .
    I paid $769 for the O Model in 45 Cal and believe that's very good bang for the buck all things considered . Imagine what you could do to it with $2300 . I would bet It could be handsomely checkered , Blued , and re-barreled with a bushing that goes in with a wrench . You would probably even have enough left over for a burger fries and a coke .

    Best of all it would ALWAYS be a COLT
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