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Posted: 1/21/2011 2:35:40 PM EDT
Title pretty much tells the story.

Stainless would be nice but not a gotta have.
Full size is preferred
Reliability over glitz


Really looking hard at the Springfield TRP

What say the hive?
Link Posted: 1/21/2011 2:39:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2011 2:41:01 PM EDT by youngAR]
DW Valor. Meets all the criteria plus they shoot very well. You can find em in many forums for around that price.

Link Posted: 1/21/2011 2:46:35 PM EDT
Sig P229sct

Oh, we are looking at 1911's, and a full size.

A springfield TRP

Or a

Wilson of some sort, I've alway liked the wilsons but have never shot one

I carry a Kimber Pro Carry. I think it's a first gen. I got it new in '98 or 99? Beautiful, amazing shooter an comfortable.
Link Posted: 1/21/2011 3:03:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2011 3:08:11 PM EDT by sumkrnboy]
Heckler & Koch HK45... extremely reliable. 1911... Springfield TRP reliable right out of the box.
Link Posted: 1/21/2011 3:10:53 PM EDT
If I had $1200 to spend on a Carry piece........


I would add $1200 to it and buy a Springfield Pro.

I have a TRP already so I say go with the TRP!!!!


You will love the TRP if you go with it.

That is until you a get a closer look at the SA Pro,
Link Posted: 1/21/2011 3:14:32 PM EDT
Coonan 357 Magnum....

Very accurate and very nice shooter.



Link Posted: 1/21/2011 4:56:49 PM EDT
For me it would be the Sigarms P220 SAO.
Link Posted: 1/21/2011 5:07:08 PM EDT
a new plain colt government then a trip to colt gunsmith for sights/ reliability package/ trigger job all this comes in around 1200 ish
Link Posted: 1/21/2011 5:29:01 PM EDT
save for a les bear.
Link Posted: 1/21/2011 5:53:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2011 8:11:57 AM EDT by Winn]

Purchase either a G19 or an M&P 9mm or .45

Also buy a half dozen (or more) new mags

Buy some more ammo

And invest in another training class ...

~ $1200.00


Yes, I know it's not a 1911 ... but that's what I would do.


ETA: If I were absolutely set on spending $1200.00 on another 1911, I'd be looking around to see how much it would cost to pick up a new 5" Springfield Custom Carry model ...

Link Posted: 1/21/2011 6:14:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By youngAR:
DW Valor. Meets all the criteria plus they shoot very well. You can find em in many forums for around that price.



That is what I finally decided on and so glad I did.
Link Posted: 1/21/2011 10:39:18 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/21/2011 11:53:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/21/2011 11:55:01 PM EDT by Combat_Diver]
+1 on the Coonan. I owned two in the past and they were 100% realible. Used to carry them openly in Kentucky during the 90s, cocked and locked. Nothing like a .357 125 JHP at 1500fps, have 8+1 on tap and being able to hit accurately at 100meters.

Coonan

CD
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 12:12:58 AM EDT
Used Les Baer.
While the TRP is good, it's no semi-custom.
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 12:35:22 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2011 12:48:32 AM EDT by Rotors-R-Cool]
2 S&W M&P9's. One with a right hand ejection port and the other with a left hand ejection port.

Holsters not included.

Link Posted: 1/22/2011 1:07:36 AM EDT
Two Glock 19s.
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 1:27:25 AM EDT
http://www.stiguns.com/guns/VIP/VIP.php


Personally I would get the all-black model, but you said stainless so here it is.
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 5:00:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2011 7:12:33 AM EDT by BB]
Custom Colt in 9x23 Winchester or a Delta Elite, if I wanted to carry a 1911. Personally I'd carry a Glock 30SF and spend the rest on something else (hey, thats what I did!).
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 5:27:41 AM EDT
Glock 19, quality belt, holster, magazine pouch, 6 extra magazines, 1000 rounds of ammo.
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 5:31:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Winn:
Purchase either a G19 or an M&P 9mm or .45

Also buy a half dozen (or more) new mags

Buy some more ammo

And invest in another training class ...

~ $1200.00


Yes, I know it's not a 1911 ... but that's what I would do.





This ^ plus night sights, light, holster, etc......................
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 6:20:19 AM EDT
HK 45C
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 6:55:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 7:11:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2011 7:11:50 AM EDT by ElrodCod]
I'd buy a Glock 19 and $700 worth of ammo.
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 8:05:31 AM EDT
Hi Power or S&W M&P 9. Save the rest of the cash for a nice holster, magazines, and plenty of ammo with which to practice.
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 8:26:25 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2011 8:34:56 AM EDT by ken_mays]
What would *I* buy?

I'd hunt around for a used Baer Concept VI. If I couldn't find one used, I'd save up until I could afford a new one.

If Baer were off the table, I would be looking hard at one of the stainless Colts, preferably one with the S&A beavertail and Novaks already on.

If Colt were off the table, I'd think about a STI Lawman if I wanted .45, or a STI Sentry if I wanted a 9 or .40.

If STI were off the table, Dan Wesson would be my next choice.

If Dan Wesson weren't an option, I would be looking at SIGs or S&Ws.

If someone put a gun to my head and told me to buy a Springfield or Kimber or die horribly, I would buy a SA Milspec or a Kimber Custom II and do all the upgrades myself.
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 8:50:09 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Redbone:
Glock 19, quality belt, holster, magazine pouch, 6 extra magazines, 1000 rounds of ammo.


This, with a light.

Link Posted: 1/22/2011 8:51:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2011 8:52:25 AM EDT by pulpsmack]
Colt DE with $250 going to a basic reliability package, including purchase/tuning of 1 Tripp 9 rd mag, & 2 Tripp 10 rd reload mags. Next paycheck goes to upgraded sights. Next one goes to a fitted ambi and a flat checkered MSH with magwell assembly (Wilson detachable chute). Other than more tuned mags and leather, that covers all bases in a "budget" off-the-shelf CCW.
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 9:04:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/22/2011 9:05:31 AM EDT by Cliffyy]
I would get with a Delta Elite if it were my $$. Get it, tweak it, buy some ammo. Nothing says have a nice day like 10mm

Edit: Lol ^^
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 9:24:17 AM EDT
Colt Commander
Dan Wesson CBOB
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 10:57:55 AM EDT
Colt Defender. Spend the rest on ammunition and practice.

or

Walther PPS. Accurate and dependable, very flat and comfortable for carry.

Link Posted: 1/22/2011 10:59:13 AM EDT
A Glock 19 and a bunch of ammo
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 11:27:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 11:41:14 AM EDT
TRP good instincts
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 11:57:58 AM EDT
A used Les Baer TRS.

Two G19's, an X300, and some magazines.
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 12:33:00 PM EDT
Anything by HK.
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 1:04:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
Anything by HK.


Agreed.

I'd specifically like to suggest an HK 45 or HK 45C or P30/P30 L in 9mm.
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 3:16:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Coltman77:
Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
Anything by HK.


Agreed.

I'd specifically like to suggest an HK 45 or HK 45C or P30/P30 L in 9mm.


+1

Picked up a USP9c and within a month ended up with:
USP9
HK45c
P30

The P30 is now my primary CCW and the HK45c is something else. I have two 1911's and did a comparison between the .45s. I am dead on accurate with the HK45c and not so much with the 1911. The 1911's are a Loaded SS Springfield and a Colt 80's series. Got a dang HK bug but damn the shot placement and quality have truly impressed me.
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 3:16:42 PM EDT
Colt New Agent or Springfield Armory EMP
Link Posted: 1/22/2011 3:41:06 PM EDT
SIG P239 w/NS & SRT and CT grip. Enough $ left over for 1k rounds of 124gr Nato 9mm for break-in and practice.
Link Posted: 1/23/2011 6:23:31 PM EDT
Sig 1911 Tac ops. Can't be beat for the price and features. Have two hundred left over for nice holster and some ammo.
Link Posted: 1/23/2011 6:56:12 PM EDT
I know we're all gear heads here, but really –– a quality $500-700 duty-type weapon, belt, holster, ammo, and training will get you much closer to being "ready" than the hottest 1911 out there.

Glock 19, XS big dots, a handful of mags, some 147gr GDHP, a supertuck, and range time, preferably with an instructor. That's the direction I'd go. If you have money left over, get a used J-frame, a Nemesis, and some 135gr +P SB GDHP for backup and when your fullsize carrygun just can't go along.

If Glock doesn't work for you, look at the S&W M&P or the FNX9.
Link Posted: 1/23/2011 7:32:12 PM EDT
I'd pay to give my LW Commander a good going over.
Re-anodize the frame. Old school rust bluing on the slide. Replace all the insides.
New barrel and bushing. Soften the edges.

Or

A Colt Combat Commander or a Colt 1991A1 Commander. Then send it out to get worked over.
Link Posted: 1/23/2011 7:58:10 PM EDT
Many people have complained of H&K's customer service. If you have a problem the first thing they ask is are you LEO or .mil, if not go to the end of the line.
For $1200 I would look for a used Ed Brown or a newer WIlson Combat. My pal has a Ed Brown and I am amazed at how nice it is.
Link Posted: 1/23/2011 9:37:14 PM EDT
Scrounge an HK P7 for $600. Nickle plate and Nill grips with plenty left over...


For brand new,I stopped rotating out my own HK,G19 and P239 for a Walther PPS. It's ugly but the damn thing just carries NICE and it's been dead reliable.Those are the only real concerns I have for a carry gun,I mean it's CONCEALED,I don't care if nobody else likes the way it looks!
Link Posted: 1/23/2011 10:05:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2011 10:48:26 AM EDT by Seiran]
Glock 19, SureFire X300, 8 extra magazines, Tru-Glo TFO's, 500 rounds of Federal 147gr HST, 1200 rounds of Federal 115gr FMJ, RCS Holster and mag pouch, Ares belt. Whatever was left would go to training classes.
Link Posted: 1/24/2011 12:27:39 AM EDT
As soon as I read the OP's post, I immediately decided on a pair of G19s as the answer.

It is not surprising so many thought the same way.

The G19 is extremely hard to beat for a number of reasons.

For me:

A pair of G19s with night sights
Milt Sparks leather
The remaining $$ in ammo

G19s:

Link Posted: 1/24/2011 9:14:01 AM EDT
HK45 or a good 1911....and the TRP is a pretty good one.
Link Posted: 1/24/2011 9:15:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/24/2011 9:28:16 AM EDT by headless1916]
I would buy THREE excellently reliable and good condition S&W 5906's along with ~20 mags and some ammo or maybe a couple 5906's and a 3913..or a 4006, a 3913 and a 5906. Still less than 1200$.

Fuck spending 1200$ on one handgun. Total waste of money. And yes, i've shot guns that cost that much and more. Don't drink the cool-aid. You can get a whole hell of a lot more for your money than 1 gun without sacrificing reliability or comfort.
Link Posted: 1/24/2011 9:20:24 AM EDT
Might also look at the STI Spartan. Lots of goodies for a good price, and well made from all accounts.
Link Posted: 1/24/2011 10:24:05 AM EDT
I would probably buy either a Glock 26 or a Ruger SR9c with a bunch of mags and ammo. I already have a Glock 19....
Link Posted: 1/24/2011 11:44:53 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Winn:

Purchase either a G19 or an M&P 9mm or .45

Also buy a half dozen (or more) new mags

Buy some more ammo

And invest in another training class ...

~ $1200.00


Yes, I know it's not a 1911 ... but that's what I would do.



This is how I would spend my $$. If I was set on a 1911, TRP would be the one. Great pistol!
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