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Old 08-20-2013, 10:12 PM   #21
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Old 08-20-2013, 10:26 PM   #25
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Old 08-21-2013, 06:15 AM   #26
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So i'm looking to buy my first 1911. My price range is about 1500 a little less if I can. I'm planning on putting 100-200 rounds a week though it. I have been looking at the Springfield TRP, but im not sure that would be the best option for me. Thanks in advance for any help!
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I'm also a fan of the Wilson Combat Spec Ops but that's going to be a fair bit more expensive and I'm still not sure I would actually take on over a TRP Operator. For my money the TRP is the best 1911 on the market. Sure you can spend more but you would be hard pressed to find a better 1911. Ignore anyone who says anything with the word 'Kimber' in it. Take all the rest of the advice given with a grain of salt.
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based on your price range there are many guns that will fit the bill for you... my only concern is the amount of range time your planning on puttin it through... thats 5-10k a year... at that many rounds a year out of a pistol i would buy as high end as possible... pistols (vice revolvers) are subject to mechanical faliure quicker in my experience... also i would look for a model with lots of aftermarket support... your going to find the guns downfalls... all production guns have them and your also going to be replacing parts... you dont want to continually be putting shitty factory parts in
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:08 AM   #29
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based on your price range there are many guns that will fit the bill for you... my only concern is the amount of range time your planning on puttin it through... thats 5-10k a year... at that many rounds a year out of a pistol i would buy as high end as possible... pistols (vice revolvers) are subject to mechanical faliure quicker in my experience... also i would look for a model with lots of aftermarket support... your going to find the guns downfalls... all production guns have them and your also going to be replacing parts... you dont want to continually be putting shitty factory parts in
None of this applies to 1911s..
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Help me choose a 1911

Colt is the way to go. But that is also the only one I have ever shot. I don't own one but my father has a pair. He used to teach master classes for the pd. It's by far his favorite of the 1911 model.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:20 AM   #32
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I mean really? 1911s have more aftermarket support than any other handgun. Factory parts are rarely used to repair worn out factory parts, and "factory parts" is misleading to begin with since a lot of manufacturers use aftermarket small parts to begin with.

Frame and slide is the only concern. Everything else is meant to last and to be easily replaced when it gets worn out. If not, that's why you shop for a long term manufacturer with lifetime warranty (Springfield) and a service dept. that does the job right with proper turnaround.
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I've seen more people have problems with kimbers than with any other brand of 1911s
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:22 AM   #34
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Also FWIW I have shot 20k a year in each of my 1911s and the only breakage was Kimber. Whether they were $600 or well over $2000, no problems whatsoever, Kimber aside.
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I've seen more people have problems with kimbers than with any other brand of 1911s
Kimber is popular. Has nothing to do with anything.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:28 AM   #36
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Kimber is popular. Has nothing to do with anything.
I mentioned that because I'm sure op would rather not buy a brand that's known to have issues
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:31 AM   #37
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I mentioned that because you have no facts supporting your comments and they are incorrect assumptions.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:36 AM   #38
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Also I suggest for a first 1911, stay with a full size Govt model.

If you are looking at the TRP, that is an excellent gun. I love my Springfield's!
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I mentioned that because you have no facts supporting your comments and they are incorrect assumptions.
My facts are experiences of friends who have owned and still own kimbers.
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Exactly. How should I explain talking out of your ass so it makes more sense to you?
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