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Posted: 1/16/2006 6:06:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/18/2006 7:27:29 PM EDT by RSF45]
My birthday is a couple months away, and what better way to treat myself than get a "high line" 1911.
I'm thinking an entry level model, 5", for occassional shooting and possible carry.
To you guys that own them, which did you buy/recommend and why?
Thanks


UPDATE:
Just picked it up tonight from my favorite funshop.
Used but never fired!
Gonna take it out tomorrow night to break it in, range report to follow.



Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:15:35 PM EDT
Have you considered a true custom gun?
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:23:34 PM EDT
Yes I have. my friend was selling an SV, which got me thinking about high-end 1911's.
His SV was a limited IPSC gun & it was a tack driver. Unfortunatly I don't have the money right now and had to pass.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:30:12 PM EDT
yobo 1*
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:33:11 PM EDT
I'd go with a true custom.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 6:49:05 PM EDT
No spot for the SA Professional?
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:04:23 PM EDT
I voted "other". The guns listed, though viable, don't fit my 1911 profile.

damian@adcofirearms.com
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:06:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Beltfedleadhead:
No spot for the SA Professional?



Are they worth 2grand?
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 7:08:27 PM EDT
Of your choices listed, I'd go with the Ed Brown. I think the best buy around is still the Rock River Arms though. If the Basic Carry meets your requirements you'd still have $400-$500 for ammo and leather.
Link Posted: 1/16/2006 8:50:52 PM EDT
Brown


Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:34:53 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:45:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 1:48:23 AM EDT by AROKIE]

Originally Posted By netwt12:
yobo 1*



+1 i will some day own or have yost do me a *1 gun


yost *1 enhanced for 1445.00


yost *1 elite package for 2295.00
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 4:35:24 AM EDT
+1 on something from Yost
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 4:49:53 AM EDT
D&L Sports
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 6:01:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FreeAmerican:
+1 on something from Yost



4th vote for YoBo
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 6:10:02 AM EDT
Which of you Yost voters own them?
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 6:17:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By in_burrito:
Which of you Yost voters own them?



I don't...yet (currently gathering funds to send YB my 1991A1 for the 1* treatment).

Why? Almost universally reccomended by folks who say "If you can't afford one of Hilton Yam's guns...".
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 7:09:56 AM EDT






Link Posted: 1/17/2006 7:41:19 AM EDT
Full custom....









Rodgers/Rogers Creation
I can't find the link right now....

Sean
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:32:37 AM EDT
If you want an off the shelf gun, the Nighthawk is a hell of a gun. For about the same money, you really can go full custom. First, find somebody with a C&R FFL who has an account at Midway and Brownells. Then, decide exactly which parts you want. Get the slide stop, extractor, barrel, mainspring housing and everything else that exactly meets your idea of the "perfect" 1911. Then, order a Caspian slide and frame and have it shipped to your FFL. Again, decide what your "perfect" configuration is with repsect to slide serrations, front strap treatment, sight cuts (getting them from Caspian means a cheaper to have it built), bevels and the rest. With this pile of parts, you can have a competent 'smith build the gun and it shouldn't cost you more than $600 in labor since all the major stuff is done.

You'll be into the parts somewhere between $1200 and $1500 if you're getting top shelf parts.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:35:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/17/2006 9:36:30 AM EDT by Shades6721]

Originally Posted By in_burrito:
Which of you Yost voters own them?




My Delta Elite is there right now for a full-house job hevery slowly hinking.gif...
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:45:34 AM EDT
How did that guy train his 1911 to stand up in the grass?
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:56:33 AM EDT
If I had the cash I would get a Larry Vickers Colt
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:09:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FMD:

Originally Posted By in_burrito:
Which of you Yost voters own them?



I don't...yet (currently gathering funds to send YB my 1991A1 for the 1* treatment).

Why? Almost universally reccomended by folks who say "If you can't afford one of Hilton Yam's guns...".



Why buy one of "Hilton Yam's" guns when you can have other's machine work without the "7 year" wait and the ego?

1*... I've shot one and handled one... they seem well worth the money to me. I'm now looking for a good Colt to send to the Yost-Bonitz shop for a 1* Elite package.

in_burrito - Why do you always seem to come out of the woodwork whenever the Yost shop is mentnioned? Just curious.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:17:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By OneOfThosePeople:
in_burrito - Why do you always seem to come out of the woodwork whenever the Yost shop is mentnioned? Just curious.


All I did in this thread is ask how many of the people advocating Yost have one or have handled one.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 10:30:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By in_burrito:

Originally Posted By OneOfThosePeople:
in_burrito - Why do you always seem to come out of the woodwork whenever the Yost shop is mentnioned? Just curious.


All I did in this thread is ask how many of the people advocating Yost have one or have handled one.



Yes your are correct and I didn't mean to offend or start anything. I just have noticed in the past that you seem to have some sort of problem with the Yost products that is never really explained . I was more or less wondering if this was going to be another one of those threads.

Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:11:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:40:13 PM EDT
I've been thinking about selling off a kidney to pay some bills and grab up a Rock River Basic Limited Match.

From your choices though, I'd have to toss a coin to decide between a Nighthawk and a Kobra.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 12:46:17 PM EDT
I'd get the Wilson Combat CQB.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:02:55 PM EDT
Well...Seeing as I just bought both an Ed Brown Kobra Carry and a Nighthawk GRP Recon...I'd say one of those . Haven't shot either yet...but they both feel real good in the hand !
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:29:54 PM EDT
Another vote for FULL custom..


or a RRA...
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 3:56:52 PM EDT
I like my CQB, but for the money, you'd be hard pressed to beat the Yost 1* package. I've decided after I find an S70 Colt that it is going straight to Yobo. Now, to find the Colt!
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 5:44:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By in_burrito:
Which of you Yost voters own them?





Link Posted: 1/17/2006 5:50:04 PM EDT

I voted for the Ed Brown Kobra. What I really mean is the Ed Brown Kobra Carry.

There is just something uber-cool about the bobtail .

Link Posted: 1/17/2006 5:53:43 PM EDT
Gary Reeder makes a 1* also. Looks nice .
$995.00 on your 1911.


http://www.reedercustomguns.com/
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 5:55:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hooks:
Gary Reeder makes a 1* also. Looks nice .
$995.00 on your 1911.


http://www.reedercustomguns.com/



Ummm.... I'll stick with Ted.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 5:59:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

Originally Posted By hooks:
Gary Reeder makes a 1* also. Looks nice .
$995.00 on your 1911.
http://www.reedercustomguns.com/


Ummm.... I'll stick with Ted.


Given the choice between the two, I'd tend to agree.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 6:11:21 PM EDT
If I was buying a limited-production (high-end) 1911 I would take a look at this:

www.edbrown.com/cgi-bin/htmlos.cgi/002415.1.964558975418034859

They are new from Ed Brown. I already own a Cobra, which is an excellent firearm.

You also can't go wrong with the CQB. I don't know the others.

Custom guns are great, but the wait is very long. I'm currently into the 5th year of waiting for mine.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 6:31:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AlanD:
If I was buying a limited-production (high-end) 1911 I would take a look at this:
www.edbrown.com/cgi-bin/htmlos.cgi/002415.1.964558975418034859
They are new from Ed Brown. I already own a Cobra, which is an excellent firearm.


Very interesting. I'd like to get a chance to finger that "chain link" checkering before buying though. Why is it everyone seems to think they need to invent the next great checkering pattern?
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:14:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AlanD:
Custom guns are great, but the wait is very long. I'm currently into the 5th year of waiting for mine.





And I thought 8 months was bad!

Whose list? Heinie?
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:16:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FMD:

Originally Posted By in_burrito:
Which of you Yost voters own them?



I don't...yet (currently gathering funds to send YB my 1991A1 for the 1* treatment).

Why? Almost universally reccomended by folks who say "If you can't afford one of Hilton Yam's guns...".



Why would you buy a Hilton Yam gun? Nothing wrong with them, by all accounts, and one serves as my avatar pic. But if I want Chuck Rogers or Richard Heinie machine work, I will call.....Chuck Rogers or Richard Heinie.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 9:47:55 PM EDT
Of the choices listed in your poll, they are all worth the money.

Custom and semi-custom 1911s are all about making YOU happy. Find one that fits exactly what you want, and don't settle for anything less. You will end up getting exactly what you want eventually anyway, may as well not take any detours along the way.

There will be someone who has a bone to pick with every shop out there. Whose name's on the gun isn't as important as the features and performance YOU want.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 4:13:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Why would you buy a Hilton Yam gun? Nothing wrong with them, by all accounts, and one serves as my avatar pic. But if I want Chuck Rogers or Richard Heinie machine work, I will call.....Chuck Rogers or Richard Heinie.



You'd probably have to ask the folks who reccomend his guns (I didn't).
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 4:30:35 AM EDT
If you have the dollars and can afford the wait, Ted Yost will build you one heck of a nice pistol (yes I have owned one). Other than that, you can't go wrong with a Brown, Wilson, Baer, etc.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 11:50:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/19/2006 12:24:10 PM EDT by DocGun]
I have two 1* Elites built on SA G.I.s and will be taking possession of a "Full House" Series 80 Colt after the Shot Show:

My soon to be Yost Colt

For comparison to what Ted Yost and Co. build, I have:
1 John Jardine Valtro
2 Wilson CQBs
3 Wilson Protectors
1 RRA Elite Commando
2 ADCO/RRAs
1 Original Series 70 G prefix Colt customized by Roger at STI (my 1st 1911)
1 "modified" Kimber Warrior

Have handled, inspected and shot Ed Brown Kobra and Les Baer TRS among others.

Don't let anyone tell you that Yost and Co. doesn't build a great 1911. IMHO the best deals going in a 1911 are the 1* Enhanced and 1* Elite. The only thing I might have done differently on my two 1* Elites was to have a Kart instead of the two piece SA G.I. but in truth that is more want than need.
Link Posted: 1/18/2006 1:52:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FMD:

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:
Why would you buy a Hilton Yam gun? Nothing wrong with them, by all accounts, and one serves as my avatar pic. But if I want Chuck Rogers or Richard Heinie machine work, I will call.....Chuck Rogers or Richard Heinie.



You'd probably have to ask the folks who reccomend his guns (I didn't).



Twas a rhetorical question. I have never seen a Yam blaster in person, nor have I ever spoken with a Yam custom owner, but I do hear a lot from people who wished that they had one.
Link Posted: 1/23/2006 4:08:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Beltfedleadhead:
No spot for the SA Professional?




Originally Posted By TheTracker:
Are they worth 2grand?



Absoultely! I have owned every custom out there and the professional is my all-time favorite

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v297/chongus/mytrppro.jpg
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