Suggestions for Nicer 1911

Discussion in 'General 1911 talk' started by HotRoderX, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Member

    Aug 18, 2011
    I decided I wanted to lose some weight and to help keep me motivated I would try and get a higher end 1911. I started looking but am falling short on what to look at that's in my budget around 1-1.5k. I figured at that price range I can look for something with all the features I want.

    Single Side safety
    Snake scales
    Bob Tail

    I wanna take a look at officer and full size 1911's

    in 45 and 9mm the purpose of this gun is SD/Carry/Range

    I like the valor V-Bob but still wanna know what else is out there.
  2. drcfirearms

    drcfirearms Forum Sponsor

    Aug 16, 2011
    Dan Wesson Guardian will fill the bill.....but it will not have the snake scales.

  3. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011
    This came up in another thread and the guy went for a STI I believe, but I don't see a bobtail. S&W an/or SIG are options as well. I would go with a SS VBOB and never look back. Ron
  4. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Under $1.5k, the VBOB is hard to beat. If you want 9mm, get the Guardian. If you aren't deadset on the bobtail, also check out the CCO. All 3 are excellent EDC choices. :thumb:
  5. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    I second that motion. :thumb:
  6. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    That would be you best choice. Then you can send it to Dave Helton for a Snake Scale job... He does great work!

  7. SkDmRkLcY

    SkDmRkLcY Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Can he do the scales on a Aluminum frame?

    For what you are looking at I would do a Guardian 9mm. I may pick one up sooner than later at this point.
  8. Hokie

    Hokie Active Member

    Aug 17, 2011
    Dave must be REALLY good if he can do scales over the checkering on the Guardian's FS. :whistle:
  9. Glock2740

    Glock2740 1911 addict Staff Member Moderator

    Aug 16, 2011
    This is what the problem would be. The Guardian is already checkered and isn't thick enough to remove the checkering then add the scales. But, you could buy an aluminum framed gun with a smooth frontstrap and have it scaled as well as bobtailed. :thumb:
  10. Trent

    Trent Site Founder Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    AH! Yeah, I didn't even think of that. :doh:
  11. Quack

    Quack it's mmm, mmm good... Staff Member Admin

    Aug 15, 2011
    hate to say it, but a Kimber Pro Carry 9mm, then send it out for work IF you must have all the thing's listed.

    If you can compromise, then the DaWG, which is available in 9mm and .45CP

    If it has to be a steel frame, then a DWValor .45ACP in SS.

    Then there's a STI Ranger II (9mm & .45ACP), and get work done, though it has scallops.

    BTW, snake scales is usually has the lest grip compared to scallops and checkering.
  12. bac1023

    bac1023 1911 Collector Moderator

    Aug 15, 2011
    I think the V-Bob is your best bet.
  13. knedrgr

    knedrgr Low capacity, low tech...

    Aug 15, 2011
    V-BOB here too.
  14. deadite

    deadite #15 to Register! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011
    I'd love to get a V Bob.

  15. Bender

    Bender Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Aug 15, 2011
    I hate to repeat what others have said, but,...........VBOB

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