would love to know where to get a BEC for 5,500. His builds are about double that... anyone has one for $5,500 let me know.....
I have yet to own an EB and I believe you are correct in your assessment. EB's reputation for stainless is a thing of legend and I believe the "curmudgeon" label affixed to him personally is a reason for the secondary market keeping prices down, though that has nothing to do with the quality of the guns or that he revolutionized the 1911 parts industry. I have never met Mr. Brown and have no opinion on his demeanor, but the reputation he had/has for being "nice" and what his kids did with the company were a bad combo.Yeah I agree with the poll. Its hard to argue with what you get from Alchemy for the price point. And DW as well the the dollar spent they are nice. I think one that gets overlooked is EB 1911s. You can find them like new or new for just over 2k on GB and other places. For some reason the resell value on them isn't super high. But if you can find one for a little over 2k you are getting one hell of a nice gun for that price.
Wisdom, to be sure. I owned nearly twenty 1911's before I spent more than the price of a Kimber TLE, which was about $1,100. When I bought my first DW I was nervous, but it opened the floodgates. My first "big" 1911 purchase was a Wilson CQB and I got a screaming deal for $2,400. I never looked back. I still buy DW's and SA's, but I have also moved into full customs and am constantly looking for my next "dream gun".You got to realize the ones with expensive 1911s are older who started just bbn like you. With trades selling we got into more expensive 1911s
Well when I reached out to Lou at the end of 2019, he said his starting price was $5,800. So I mistyped there.would love to know where to get a BEC for 5,500. His builds are about double that... anyone has one for $5,500 let me know.....