Hello, I need some advice on 1911's, I foolishly traded my favorite and only 1911 a few years ago ( Les baer custom carry), I am totally regretting that decision and I am now looking at getting a new 1911.
Back when I bought my les baer I got it new for like $2100 or $2200 4-5 years ago. I am now looking and if you can find them in stock they are like $2600, I am thinking that if I am going to spend that much I might as well save a little longer and get something a step above and get a guncrafter no name or a NHC GRP.
I am looking for something in a black duty finish something like this below
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I know the NHC grp does not look like this but to me the GRP still looks good and am willing to with that as well.
seems like guncrafter is what I am looking for, I am looking for a shooter I want something I can shoot the ever living crap out of, looking for a work horse not a safe queen. I want to take classes with it and I want to carry it eventually. it be nice if I could eventually get 2 of the same thing.
however I also have a desire to really learn how to work on 1911's not looking to start a businesses or get a job with it but I want to be able to work on my own 1911's to learn them inside and out. I did a little work on my les baer (cleaning and did a extractor all by myself) but I am paranoid about doing that on a guncrafter I do not want to ruin it and need to send it back to them.
I was thinking of going with a DW valor and buying a Tisas to work on as I learn. or go with two middle ground 1911's like 2 colt competitions or 2 Springfield garrisons shoot one and the other learn to take it all apart and replace parts etc etc. This way no matter what I have a working 1911. issue with that is I have already been spoiled by a les baer.
I held wilson's newer "lower budget" 1911 the ACP and HATED the front checkering so that one is out.