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Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by BBP, Apr 21, 2015.
Great pistol. All tool steel parts makes it a leg up on the competition.
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
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.
Best value - Springfield operator
Most for your money - Dan Wesson Valor/Specialist
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.
I should be picking up my Dan Wesson A2 tomorrow. So I’m in the DW camp for most bang for the buck.
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.
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.
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.
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...
I am a Colt 1911 guy.
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.
I agree; wish I hadn’t given mine to my son...kinda.
Yeh, so am I. To put it in more technical terms, i just like ‘em.
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