High-End 1911s

Discussion in 'Springfield Armory M1911' started by SWThomas, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. SWThomas

    SWThomas The Gunny

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    Any of you guys have any high-end 1911s? What I classify as high-end is anything over $2K. Examples would be SA TGO1, SA Professional, Ed Brown, Wilson Combat, Nighthawk Custom, Les Baer,... or pretty much anything with a Springfield Armory Custom Shop logo engraved into the slide....etc...

    If you have them, show them off! If not, let's discuss what your thoughts are on 1911s that cost this much.
     
  2. Teddybear

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    This is as high end as I've went. Wilson Combat, Ed Brown, or any of the other high end 1911's won't do anything this TRP wont do.

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  3. wooze_1911

    wooze_1911 New Member

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    I just bought the same gun (the TRP) and I really like it. but I have came to realize that the cost of these guns quickly becomes a point of diminishing return. let's be honest it's a pistol and the practical effectiveness of a handgun is limited because of its size. no matter how much money you spend it is only going to be pistol. now I understand the emotional aspect and to argue that a les baer is that much better than a springfield mc to me really isn't the case. it is nicer I will totally agree. but not any more effective. I'm glad I got the TRP and plan to use it for a uspsa gun. it really was a perfect fit for what it's intended purpose is. but more of my friends I would suggest a loaded model or a mc operator. stepping up to a les baer which I thought about considering its only a couple 100 more I just didn't see the value practically speaking. I have one really high end gun. it's a rifle but for me is too expensive. because of its value I would never think of dragging it in the woods and take it hunting. I guess it comes down to buying the best gun you can afford. but also the best gun you can afford to get banged up as well. Better make sure you can afford ammo for it too. it would be a shame to buy the great gun but have to wait a week until your next pay check to shoot it.
     
  4. mgardner

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    I've noticed the same thing. The money you spend over about $1500.00 on a 1911 usually just gives you bragging rights or a work of art you're afraid to get scratched or dirty.
     
  5. Olaf

    Olaf Tee Arrrrr Pee

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    That's a nice TRP man. I agree with you that they are pretty great 1911s. I have a TRP Operator, myself. I love it. It's the favorite of my pistols.
    While it is as "high end" as I will probably go for many years on a pistol, I do think that you can spend more and get a gun that is of higher quality and performance. It might not be day and night difference, but I have shot some 1911's that were definitely more pricey than the TRP, and as much as I love the heck out of my TRP, I have to admit they shot better. Tighter groups, easier to handle, smooth as silk. I'm no great competitor in marksmanship, but you don't have to be world class to be able to tell a difference in some guns. Do you always "get what you pay for" and will a pricier gun always be worth it for the improvements it may or may not have over a more affordable one? No.... but in some cases yes.
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  6. mgardner

    mgardner New Member

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    Race guns are another world. They start at about $3000.00 and go up. :eek:
     
  7. Olaf

    Olaf Tee Arrrrr Pee

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    Yeah, they are expensive, but it's still technically a 1911 :D
     
  8. Glocku

    Glocku No warning shots here...

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    This is my 1911 I sent off to SACS. Totally had the gun worked over inside and out. It's not considered a high price 1911 but I still have 2k sunk into her. I've shot a number of higher end 1911's and they do shoot better, but I wanted a combat gun that I wouldn't feel to bad on scratching,abusing,etc. Either way you get what you pay for. I just wanted a LW version of Springfield's Pro and I sent it off to them to do that..
     

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  10. SWThomas

    SWThomas The Gunny

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    Looks like they did a great job!
     
  11. RCWing246

    RCWing246 New Member

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    Since I'm relatively new to owning my guns but even newer to owning my first 1911, I have to ask. When looking for SACS online what am I looking for? I really want to customize my 1911 but not sure on where to start or what to even do to it to make it more my own.
     
  12. flechero

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    Here is the link to the Custom Shop PDF price/service sheet. http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...HtTpc24u_HV6xuQ&bvm=bv.56146854,d.dmg&cad=rja
    If the link doesn't work, Google "springfield custom shop prices" and it's the first one

    My suggestion would be to shoot it for a while to start to know what you would want to change/fix. If you are new to 1911's then you owe it to yourself to shoot it stock a bit. Your LW Champ is already a well upgraded gun... with mine, I will eventually cut and recess the slide stop pin, put a wilson BP ambi safety (I'm a southpaw) dimple the slidestop, bobtail and go to slim grips. I may cut & crown the barrel and may reshape the frame to remove much of the rail (leaving only 1 slot) And if it makes the permanent carry rotation, send it to Robar for full refinish (inside and out)

    Hope that helps!
     
  13. RCWing246

    RCWing246 New Member

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    Well so far I've shot about 180 rounds through it. I know it's not much but I have to say it shot great and I had a blast shooting it. I know I want to put a long slide release on it already since it's a little short for my hand. I was also thinking of putting a drop-in maxi-well. Beyond that I'm still learning the gun and the lingo. How many rounds do you suggest that I should put through it before I decide or look into what I want to change on it? I'm sure everything you said that you want to do to your 1911 (i.e. "I will eventually cut and recess the slide stop pin, put a Wilson BP ambi safety (I'm a southpaw) dimple the slide stop, bobtail and go to slim grips. I may cut & crown the barrel and may reshape the frame to remove much of the rail (leaving only 1 slot) And if it makes the permanent carry rotation, send it to Robar for full refinish (inside and out)"), I'll need to do my research on the pistol more so I know what your talking about, lol. I know I still have a lot to learn. Granted I know the fundamentals of shooting with having been in the Army for over 15 years now. But of course all I've every really had time shooting on is my M16A2 and M9 Barreta.
     
  14. SWThomas

    SWThomas The Gunny

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    WOW! That's a pretty sweet pistol Carlozz! Care to give us the mod list?
     
  15. WestCentralSafety

    WestCentralSafety New Member

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    Mr Thomas, your sigline is amazing. Rogers does it again!
     
  16. J-Will

    J-Will bang bang

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    Shes purdy....
     
  17. Blackhawk83

    Blackhawk83 New Member

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    Have owned the Wilson Combat CQB and Nighthawks Talon II but cant really say these are any more special than my SA super tuned 1911.
     
  18. phideaux

    phideaux Member Supporter

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    Does it count if I only got $2k in a pair?

    My Sig UC 1911 and my SA RO.

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