Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

Help me chose a 1911

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by mrblond, Jun 22, 2015.

  1. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,946
    Likes Received:
    1,779
    yeah yeah yeah, I know. Opinions are like bubblegum holes when it comes to the 1911 but I am really haveing a hard time choosing. At first I was just going to pick up a Colt Government and call it good. Then I started getting that itch. The one you get after holding a fine 1911 like a Wilson, Or a Ed Brown.
    I have a budget of around 4k which is in range for most except for the fully custom pistols. Right now I am leaning to a Guncrafter GWNN. Now I have not held one but I have heard Wilson people say they are better then a Wilson so that says a lot.
     
    lfromsalem likes this.
  2. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,828
    Likes Received:
    6,266
    You only get one lifetime so buy what you want. After a full life of shooting I feel the high dollar guns can be better if they use the right parts but it takes a real name to hold its value. Wilson has a good name and no mim parts, I would probably buy one if I thought I had a need for one.
     
  3. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    12,905
    Likes Received:
    19,517
    I'm good with whatever 1911 you pick out to give to me. :D
     
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2015
  4. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,946
    Likes Received:
    1,779
    :s0005:
     
    Stomper likes this.
  5. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,828
    Likes Received:
    6,266
    I just can't bring myself to spend that much money on a gun that shoots no straighter than a good Series 70 colt or Comercial colt. I tend to figure what the value of something is and some guns just don't add up. $4000 for a 1911 that isn't even engraved is way too much in my mind. How we value things in our own minds kinda tells you a lot about what you will buy.

    Are you going to shoot it or just safe it?
     
    jbett98 likes this.
  6. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,946
    Likes Received:
    1,779
    shoot.. and thats what is keeping me from pulling the trigger.. what can I buy for that 4k.. 2 colts and 4k rounds or more. Two Dan Wesson Valors + 1k rounds.. ect ect.
     
  7. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,828
    Likes Received:
    6,266
    High dollar gun should look like one of a kind to me. Nice engraving that the next guy is going to pay for and it should shoot dead straight. I bought guns in the past that shoot dead straight and didn't cost that much money, just don't get where the extra value comes from in a near stock gun.
     
  8. BlindedByScience

    BlindedByScience Vancouver WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    414
    Likes Received:
    431
    I'm counting my pennies for a Wilson CQB Tactical LE and plan on shooting the crap out of it. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.....:cool:
     
  9. mrblond

    mrblond Salem OR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,946
    Likes Received:
    1,779
    See, I don't like the " BBQ guns " they look like something a drug dealer would have. I want the finest fitting with the finest parts that will shoot the wings off a fly at 50 yards.
    Honestly.. If the right 1914ish warhorse comes up with providence that its been to war and back. thats what I will buy.
     
    orygun likes this.
  10. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,914
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    Stomper likes this.
  11. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

    Messages:
    12,905
    Likes Received:
    19,517
    Awesome kit Solv3nt! I've always preferred the straight cut slide serrations and USGI-ish configuration.
     
  12. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,828
    Likes Received:
    6,266
    They don't have to be fancy...

    20150622_211457.jpg
     
    Kid@Heart likes this.
  13. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,914
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    I wanted the blue finish, but Wilson hadn't started their in-house bluing until after I had placed the order, and I didn't find out about it until she had already gone in for finishing.
     
  14. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,828
    Likes Received:
    6,266
    What ammo did they use to get that tight group.
     
  15. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,914
    Likes Received:
    1,298
    I'm not sure, but I was shooting a golf ball about about 10-15 yards, and I was hitting 1 in 3 or so offhand with cheap target ammo.
     
  16. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    6,828
    Likes Received:
    6,266
    It's just the old man in me but I like good guns that look good. Lots of good guns out there but most are made of plastic and you can't dress them up. It's like driving a car that is just a work car when you want something custom.
     
  17. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    952
    Likes Received:
    899
    Les Baer. You can find nice gently used (basically broken in) for $1750 or go new for 500+ more and a years wait
     
    GRUNDEL and mjbskwim like this.
  18. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,392
    Likes Received:
    7,613
    You have the right name in your signature.I had a TacPac 1911 and it was very accurate and ran great. Wasn't blue so never fell in love with it but a great shooter.Took it out to 159 yards and kept the group MOCD (minute of car door,lol) But close in was GTG
    My first choice for a regular guy's 1911 would most definitely be the Springfield Range Officer or Loaded.More than accurate enough and usually cost less than a Kimber with ,what I feel,is as good or better quality.My new one is a TRP I'll pick up at the end of the month. I'm hoping for the same accuracy of the loaded and RO I sold to my friend to move hear.
    I was called communist for not having a 1911,BTW
    The remington and Rugers are nice guns ,but I believe they are priced for their quality at the $600 range.
    For that price any Filipino 1911 is a great bargain
     
  19. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,392
    Likes Received:
    7,613
    Had to put this in this thread to not poo on the custom Colt thread.
    I can ,DID shoot my Springfield RO with some wilson springs,only like that with standard ball ammo
    $750+ shipping and transfer
    No i don't have targets but I do have witnesses,including the guy who bought it from me
     
  20. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    952
    Likes Received:
    899
    I have a Colt Gold Cup as well as my Les Baer. The Gold Cup has had all sorts of trigger work, All the MIM parts have been replaced with Cylinder & Slide tool steel parts and it recently came back from Colt with a new match grade barrel and bushing & the VIS re-cut. I shoot it every bit as good as my LB and I don't feel guilty putting rounds through it!
    I want to say that CDNN recently had the SS TRP for $1249 - screaming deal because I believe it doesn't have MIM parts. Although I might know where there is a mint condition Les Baer Thunder Ranch Special.......