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Posted: 9/30/2005 2:03:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 6:57:14 PM EDT by DocGun]
1. Under $1000: The Kimber 25th Anniversary Custom. This 1911 can be had for less than $800 if you check Gunbroker.com and Auctionarms.com If a railed 5" 1911 is needed my vote goes to the Kimber Warrior at around $1000.

2. Around $1500: The ADCO/RRA 1911 or the Yost-Bonitz 1* Enhanced built on a SA

3. Less than $2000: Yost-Bonitz 1* Elite built on a SA ($1895 + shipping). This has got to be the single most underpriced custom 1911 that is readily available.

ETA: At the suggestion of SGB that I include a 1911 that costs less than $500: SA Mil-Spec
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:46:28 PM EDT
I've got #1 and awaiting #3 in a S70 Colt.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:36:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By f2:
I've got #1 and awaiting #3 in a S70 Colt.



Lucky you!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:17:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 6:19:26 PM EDT by SilverState]
For $1K, I think the STI Trojan is hard to beat:



For $1500, a used Wilson Combat CQB is a good value:



For $2K, Ed Brown makes a quality 1911:



As for the under $500 category, agreed, SA is the way to go.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 6:20:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SilverState:
For $1K, I think the STI Trojan is hard to beat:

sincitypitbulls.freeservers.com/STI1911wVZGators.JPG

For $1500, a used Wilson Combat CQB is a good value:

sincitypitbulls.freeservers.com/Wilson_Combat_CQB_Side.JPG

For $2K, Ed Brown makes a quality 1911:

sincitypitbulls.freeservers.com/Kobra_L.JPG



How does a $1950 Wilson CQB rate? I do not see many of the $1500 variety.

PS. not being a smart a$$, honestly wondering how it rates.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 8:44:04 PM EDT
Docgun, you might want to check your pricing on the Yo-Bo 1* Elite, they quote $2,295. You might hit that price point if you provide your own and get a deal on the base gun.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 4:29:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 4:35:05 AM EDT by DocGun]

Originally Posted By gigmike:
Docgun, you might want to check your pricing on the Yo-Bo 1* Elite, they quote $2,295. You might hit that price point if you provide your own and get a deal on the base gun.



The $2,295 price is using a Colt that they supply. Using a SA that they supply the price is $1,895. Package price is $1,495, on a customer supplied pistol.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 12:52:02 PM EDT
Given the under $1000 bracket, I'd place these two ahead of the Kimber Anniversary, IMHO.

1. Colt 70 series
2. Colt NRM


R
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 1:00:13 PM EDT
Les Baer TRS is a good deal too.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 2:17:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/1/2005 10:05:34 PM EDT by SIG_220]
That's a real nice collection .
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 11:47:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Carb850:

How does a $1950 Wilson CQB rate? I do not see many of the $1500 variety.

PS. not being a smart a$$, honestly wondering how it rates.



If you want to know what my honest opinion is, I would buy a new Wilson Combat CQB if I could not find a used one for around $1500. However, since people do sell used ones for around $1500, I bought one for about $1400 used. That is why I recommended buying a used one for that price.

I think the Ed Brown has a better finish than Wilson Combat, but I shoot more accurate with the Wilson Combat. Both are a good value at around $2K new. However, you don't see many used Ed Browns for under $1800, and for that price, you might as well buy a new one for a couple hundred more.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 2:01:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SilverState:
For $1K, I think the STI Trojan is hard to beat:

sincitypitbulls.freeservers.com/STI1911wVZGators.JPG

For $1500, a used Wilson Combat CQB is a good value:

sincitypitbulls.freeservers.com/Wilson_Combat_CQB_Side.JPG

For $2K, Ed Brown makes a quality 1911:

sincitypitbulls.freeservers.com/Kobra_L.JPG

As for the under $500 category, agreed, SA is the way to go.




+1 on that. I love my stainless KC by Ed Brown. But I love just as much my CQB. I think I paid around $1900 for the CQB and $2400 for the KC. I will not ever be getting rid of either of them and love them both equally. I really couldn't choose one over the other.

Those are my only 1911s... but, really, who would need any others after you have those two?
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 10:26:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/2/2005 10:27:56 PM EDT by SilverState]

Originally Posted By WilsonCQB1911:
Those are my only 1911s... but, really, who would need any others after you have those two?



You wouldn't NEED another, but you might WANT a little more variety. For example, carrying a scandium-framed 1911 for the weight advantage, or having an internal extractor Eclipse just for the novelty of it, or maybe having a 1911 with a rail.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 10:33:27 PM EDT
You left out the Colt XSE
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 10:38:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Les Baer TRS is a good deal too.




Nice gun at a nice price, but too damn tight for my tastes.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 10:40:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Les Baer TRS is a good deal too.




Nice gun at a nice price, but too damn tight for my tastes.



Theres a fix for that.....30,000 rounds

I know what you're saying though.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 6:30:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Trumpet:
Given the under $1000 bracket, I'd place these two ahead of the Kimber Anniversary, IMHO.

1. Colt 70 series
2. Colt NRM



I'd add Colt NRM series 80 as well.

Wilson's CQB was a decent deal before it came within speaking distance of two Grover Clevelands.

I would pick one up on the used market, they go for about $1500-1600 and aren't too bad of a deal if you can stand paint on your gun and forward-mounted cheese graters on the slide.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 2:34:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ken_mays:
I'd add Colt NRM series 80 as well.

Wilson's CQB was a decent deal before it came within speaking distance of two Grover Clevelands.

I would pick one up on the used market, they go for about $1500-1600 and aren't too bad of a deal if you can stand paint on your gun and forward-mounted cheese graters on the slide.


You are quoting the Master Dealer price for a new CQB.
Link Posted: 10/3/2005 7:13:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By f2:

Originally Posted By ken_mays:
I'd add Colt NRM series 80 as well.

Wilson's CQB was a decent deal before it came within speaking distance of two Grover Clevelands.

I would pick one up on the used market, they go for about $1500-1600 and aren't too bad of a deal if you can stand paint on your gun and forward-mounted cheese graters on the slide.


You are quoting the Master Dealer price for a new CQB.



Hmm, my dealer has them in the case for $1900 something. I figured Wilson had just jacked up their prices.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 4:40:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Trumpet:
Given the under $1000 bracket, I'd place these two ahead of the Kimber Anniversary, IMHO.

1. Colt 70 series
2. Colt NRM


R



No way in hell.
Link Posted: 10/5/2005 8:37:18 PM EDT
Take my post for whats it's worth. I love , buy and shoot 1911s. I still stand by my original choices.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 1:35:27 AM EDT
You forgot Llama.

Link Posted: 10/6/2005 2:43:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By Trumpet:
Given the under $1000 bracket, I'd place these two ahead of the Kimber Anniversary, IMHO.

1. Colt 70 series
2. Colt NRM


R



No way in hell.



That's your opinion.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 3:54:05 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Trumpet:

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By Trumpet:
Given the under $1000 bracket, I'd place these two ahead of the Kimber Anniversary, IMHO.

1. Colt 70 series
2. Colt NRM


R



No way in hell.



That's your opinion.




Both the Colt Series 70 and the Colt NRM are both fine guns. Every once in awhile a gun "slips through the cracks". At around $750 OTD the Kimber 25th Anniversary Custom is hard to beat. I have shot a few and have owned one and at their price point they are an excellent deal.
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 4:20:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DocGun:

Originally Posted By Trumpet:

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By Trumpet:
Given the under $1000 bracket, I'd place these two ahead of the Kimber Anniversary, IMHO.

1. Colt 70 series
2. Colt NRM


R



No way in hell.



That's your opinion.




Both the Colt Series 70 and the Colt NRM are both fine guns. Every once in awhile a gun "slips through the cracks". At around $750 OTD the Kimber 25th Anniversary Custom is hard to beat. I have shot a few and have owned one and at their price point they are an excellent deal.



Where are you finding 'em for $750?


R
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 5:33:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 5:35:31 PM EDT by DocGun]

Originally Posted By Trumpet:

Originally Posted By DocGun:

Originally Posted By Trumpet:

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By Trumpet:
Given the under $1000 bracket, I'd place these two ahead of the Kimber Anniversary, IMHO.

1. Colt 70 series
2. Colt NRM


R



No way in hell.



That's your opinion.




Both the Colt Series 70 and the Colt NRM are both fine guns. Every once in awhile a gun "slips through the cracks". At around $750 OTD the Kimber 25th Anniversary Custom is hard to beat. I have shot a few and have owned one and at their price point they are an excellent deal.



Where are you finding 'em for $750?



Check Gunbroker.com and Auctionarms.com The last time I checked the price range before shipping and FFL transfer fee was $710 - $730. I still believe that in this price range this particular 1911 is a "sleeper". When it came out the retail price was just under $1000
Link Posted: 10/6/2005 6:09:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/6/2005 6:12:38 PM EDT by m499]
Not the cheapest but definitely worth every penny, SA Pro Rail...



Link Posted: 10/8/2005 3:45:01 PM EDT
How about "over the weekend" additional feedback in regards to my original post. Thank you!
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 9:45:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DocGun:
At around $750 OTD the Kimber 25th Anniversary Custom is hard to beat. I have shot a few and have owned one and at their price point they are an excellent deal.



Personally, I would take a SA PX9109L over a Kimber 25th any day of the week. The SA comes with many upgrades over the Kimber and is cheaper. Plus it is easy to find the SA, any dealer can get one.

Just off the top of my head:
(1.) Real Novak low mount night sights, not the cheapo plain black Kimber sights.
(2.) Ambi safety
(3.) Real beavertial grip safety.

My local dealer has PX9109L's available for $630.
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 11:24:13 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/11/2005 11:24:56 AM EDT by DocGun]

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By DocGun:
At around $750 OTD the Kimber 25th Anniversary Custom is hard to beat. I have shot a few and have owned one and at their price point they are an excellent deal.



Personally, I would take a SA PX9109L over a Kimber 25th any day of the week. The SA comes with many upgrades over the Kimber and is cheaper. Plus it is easy to find the SA, any dealer can get one.

Just off the top of my head:
(1.) Real Novak low mount night sights, not the cheapo plain black Kimber sights.
(2.) Ambi safety
(3.) Real beavertial grip safety.

My local dealer has PX9109L's available for $630.



Very good choice, I hadn't thought of that (still like the 25th Anniversary though).
Link Posted: 10/11/2005 11:34:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Va_Dinger:

Originally Posted By DocGun:
At around $750 OTD the Kimber 25th Anniversary Custom is hard to beat. I have shot a few and have owned one and at their price point they are an excellent deal.



Personally, I would take a SA PX9109L over a Kimber 25th any day of the week. The SA comes with many upgrades over the Kimber and is cheaper. Plus it is easy to find the SA, any dealer can get one.

Just off the top of my head:
(1.) Real Novak low mount night sights, not the cheapo plain black Kimber sights.
(2.) Ambi safety
(3.) Real beavertial grip safety.

My local dealer has PX9109L's available for $630.



Wow. Now that you mention it that's a pretty good deal.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 9:04:44 AM EDT
less than 2000. My Nighthawk enforcer.
Link Posted: 10/12/2005 9:21:05 AM EDT
instead of The Kimber 25th Anniversary Custom for the under 1K category I'd go with the SA MC Operator. You just can't get a better gun for under 1K IMHO..... Of course I am a little biased!

Link Posted: 10/12/2005 1:25:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By m499:
Not the cheapest but definitely worth every penny, SA Pro Rail...

img.photobucket.com/albums/v461/m499/ProGunner2.jpg




Wow, that is one sweet Pro.
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