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Old 01-28-2021, 08:50 AM   #51
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I said I didnít want a cheap 1911, but I should have thrown out a price range. After looking at the WC and DW , wow they are nice and proud of it. My price range is 1200-1500 .

Iím on the hunt, I think itís going to be hard with all this BS going on.

Thanks for the replyís guys.
In that price range, my recommendation is a Dan Wesson. They are the closest to semi custom quality than any other production gun. If you bide your time, you may be able to find a used Baer in that price range.

There was a Wilson Combat listed on here a few weeks ago for $1400, but it sold pretty quick.

I donít currently have one, but I really donít think youíll be disappointed with a Dan Wesson.
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Old 01-28-2021, 09:18 AM   #52
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check out S&W e-series, they are in the 1000-1400 range.

ive had one for 11 years.
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Old 01-28-2021, 09:27 AM   #53
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In that price range i'd get a Springfield TRP, a Springfield Vickers Masterclass, or a used DW.
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Old 01-28-2021, 09:46 AM   #54
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Here is another option, he does excellent work on revolvers and levers. I don't have one of his 1911's but have considered one due to quality of his work on the guns he has done for me.
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Old 01-28-2021, 10:08 AM   #55
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Dan Wesson hard to beat for the price point. I have one, itís still custom made like some of the higher end ones. Kimber was the way to go until they started pass production. Youíll know the difference when you pick up a mass production 1911 and a custom. No rattle everything fits and shoots crisp. Itís hard to describe just shoots like a pistol should.
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Old 01-28-2021, 10:51 AM   #56
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Springfield has been my favorite. Right price point for a good gun.

I have way more $$ in my Springfield that its worth but I "built it" lots of new 1911's come with what I added to mine.

But she's all me and shoots like a dream.
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Old 01-28-2021, 12:27 PM   #57
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Interesting on the mags. I've probably got 50-60 1911 mags in 7 and 8 round varieties with a cornucopia of butt plates and I've not had an issue with any of them in any of 1911s. When I go to the range, I just grab a small handful of whatever's on top of the pile and go with it. That said, I like the checkmates and the wilsons for fit and finish.
Surprised me, bottom broke off 2 fairly new Colt magazines. 1 during a match the other during practice. The Chip McCormicks I bought at the same time 25 years ago are still running strong. The Kimber 10mm was a little more interesting. Bought 5 factory magazines and none will reliable feed, I have read after awhile they break in and work. Any other brand works fine in that gun. Same 5 mags work fine in another Kimber. For carry I switched to Wilson in the 45acp and Cobra in the 10mm and life is good.
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Old 01-29-2021, 03:40 PM   #58
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I'll chime in on the STI/Staccato debate. (my apologies to the OP. Feel free to pm me if I can answer any questions for you). The simple answers to the questions are this.....We changed the name primarily because STI is what the CDC decided to refer infectious diseases to infections. In a world of internet searching that caries a heavy weight the name change was necessary. We also needed to change direction from competition towards defensive. We had saturated the competition market and business was stagnant as a result. Our executive staff also recognized the 700x increase in market size for defensive and LEO sales. We have done a huge amount of work with LEO and have lots of Swat teams, US marshals, Texas Rangers etc using our guns now. That makes us all proud. We are currently something like 55% veteran employees. Lastly we as a company decided that we would focus significant energy in improving our quality. I say this with all my conviction.....Staccato built guns are way better than we ever did as STI. That's all part of the change over. Defensive/LEO guns have to run. With that we also increased our customer service staff to continue to provide the best customer service as possible. We also backed off on the lifetime warranty. Fixing 20year old competition guns that are way past putting out to pasture and have been modified from original conditions isnt something we will continue to do...for free. We still work on them, but it is no longer done with a blind eye to what was done to the guns. Anyone with an issue can contact me or our customer service. You will be pleased you did. Ive been with STI/Staccato for almost 23 years now and we are improving each and every day.
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Old 01-29-2021, 08:06 PM   #59
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I'll chime in on the STI/Staccato debate. (my apologies to the OP. Feel free to pm me if I can answer any questions for you). The simple answers to the questions are this.....We changed the name primarily because STI is what the CDC decided to refer infectious diseases to infections. In a world of internet searching that caries a heavy weight the name change was necessary. We also needed to change direction from competition towards defensive. We had saturated the competition market and business was stagnant as a result. Our executive staff also recognized the 700x increase in market size for defensive and LEO sales. We have done a huge amount of work with LEO and have lots of Swat teams, US marshals, Texas Rangers etc using our guns now. That makes us all proud. We are currently something like 55% veteran employees. Lastly we as a company decided that we would focus significant energy in improving our quality. I say this with all my conviction.....Staccato built guns are way better than we ever did as STI. That's all part of the change over. Defensive/LEO guns have to run. With that we also increased our customer service staff to continue to provide the best customer service as possible. We also backed off on the lifetime warranty. Fixing 20year old competition guns that are way past putting out to pasture and have been modified from original conditions isnt something we will continue to do...for free. We still work on them, but it is no longer done with a blind eye to what was done to the guns. Anyone with an issue can contact me or our customer service. You will be pleased you did. Ive been with STI/Staccato for almost 23 years now and we are improving each and every day.
Thanks for the info!!

I think the change kinda caught a lot of folks in the competitive shooting community by surprise (at least it did me) especially after the news came out that dawson was going to be working with STI.

But can yall reintroduce the Trubor? I need a open gun that isn't $5000
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Old 01-29-2021, 08:20 PM   #60
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They're not cheap, but check out MG Arms...www.mgarmsinc.com.

Kerry O'Day is an artist. Made in Houston, TX.

His 1911 is called the Wraithe. Its the lightest 1911 I've held.
this i will stand by 100% when you step in you are home.
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Old 01-29-2021, 08:56 PM   #61
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Thanks for the info!!

I think the change kinda caught a lot of folks in the competitive shooting community by surprise (at least it did me) especially after the news came out that dawson was going to be working with STI.

But can yall reintroduce the Trubor? I need a open gun that isn't $5000
Dawson is still involved. I actually work for him in a continuous improvement role. He and I identify problems and bottlenecks and hammer them out then move to the next one. Heís a wealth of knowledge for guns and lean manufacturing. We are having fun making corrections. Love the challenge. I have an open gun (DVC) Iíd be willing to part with. Iíll barter. Chris.
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