GUN 1911 Owners v. need halp

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Admitted, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Admitted

    Admitted I shouldn't be on OT right now.

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    7,516
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lawl School
    I'm pretty sure I will be trading in my Detonics Combat Master and putting it toward either...

    1) Dan Wesson Classic Bobtail <- needs a trigger job
    2) STI Ranger II
    3) Used Les Baer
    All are 4.25.
    This will be a carry weapon.
    I fingered an Ed Brown and absolutely loved it, but it was also $2,300. Anyone shot or dry fired all or some? I'm looking for comparisons. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. AB13

    AB13 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Messages:
    3,668
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    I'd lean towards the LB depending on condition, who it was bought from and round count.

    Ideal scenario would be a LB with minor holster wear, no signs of "self gunsmithing", well fitted parts, shot around 2000-3000 rounds for about $1000-1200 with a few mags and a holster.
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2008
  3. el capitan

    el capitan New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2006
    Messages:
    3,833
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    cleveland ohio

    tragic boating accident?
     
  4. phrozenlikwid

    phrozenlikwid New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    5,709
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NKY
    RhaceM3 buy your gun?
     
  5. sp00n155

    sp00n155 You underestimate the insignificance of my penis OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2006
    Messages:
    10,313
    Likes Received:
    127
    Location:
    Huntsville, AL

    fail.
     
  6. AB13

    AB13 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Messages:
    3,668
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    wait, back up, wut?

    sold the LB?
     
  7. Keesh

    Keesh New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2003
    Messages:
    15,333
    Likes Received:
    0
    whaaaaat?
     
  8. phrozenlikwid

    phrozenlikwid New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    5,709
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NKY
    My god man!

    You sold a perfectly good, high end 1911, for a Glock?? This does not compute. Did Yar drug you and whisper sweet nothings in your ear?
     
  9. phrozenlikwid

    phrozenlikwid New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2007
    Messages:
    5,709
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NKY

    I'm just giving you shit of course. Whatever you are happy with.

    Anything not happy with in regards to the LB, or was it just the Glocks were a better fit for you?
     
  10. AB13

    AB13 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Messages:
    3,668
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    I told you it was a safe queen, ha ha fuckin with you. :mamoru:

    how much did you get for it?
     
  11. GarandBobcat

    GarandBobcat New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2007
    Messages:
    1,640
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Merced Co., CA
    +1 to the "how much" question. I wish I could have afforded it...

    Or Saxman's P225
     
  12. wickedgun

    wickedgun New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    0
    i have a STI Ranger II, great gun, cant go wrong. I personally if had the choice would go with STI over anything. but of course im biased. lol. (got mine in 9mm for $975 cash)

    i used to own a DW CBOB, the slide to frame fit, overall fitting in generally is very very tight, bbl bushing requires a wrench to take off or else you'll damage your fingernails. i cut myself with rear serrations. overall build and quality is awesome, had issues with rear sights being loose but at times its expected. i actually had a pair, 1 in 10mm and 1 in .45acp..

    the few LB's i've shot that have come in and out of the range, i have nothing bad to say about them, i've just never owned em.
     
  13. AB13

    AB13 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Messages:
    3,668
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Depends on how you spring your gun. I run an 11lb spring in my Governments with a FLGR and shok buff and I can take the bushing off with my thumb.

    If you are needing a wrench, your likly running an 18.5 + lb spring, too heavy for my handloads.
     
  14. wickedgun

    wickedgun New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    0
    no, depressing the plunger is easy, but the bbl bushing fit to the slide is what i mean, its a pretty freaking tight fit. even with the slide disassembled.
     
  15. hsmith

    hsmith OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2002
    Messages:
    124,557
    Likes Received:
    638
    Location:
    Your mother.
    You silly faggot
     
  16. wickedgun

    wickedgun New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    0
    if you consider going full size, dan wesson valor is nice, although i cant find a distributor that has one in stock. i guess the only making 2000 wasnt a rumor.
     
  17. AB13

    AB13 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2006
    Messages:
    3,668
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Ahh, gotcha. That's a good thing. I add a little oil which helps a little.
     
  18. Admitted

    Admitted I shouldn't be on OT right now.

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    7,516
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lawl School
    3 questions if you don't mind.

    Why are you biased? Why did you sell the DWs? Would you ever buy a LB or is STI pretty freakin' good to get better than?
     
  19. wickedgun

    wickedgun New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    0
    no matter the maker, every 1911 is different and will operate differently. im just partial to STI since i own a few myself. i would put both LB and STI in the same category as far as quality. comes down to personal preference.

    i sold the CBOBs because i made bad financial decisions at that time. lol :hs:
     
  20. Admitted

    Admitted I shouldn't be on OT right now.

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    7,516
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lawl School
    So someone gives you a choice of the 3 firearms, and you are not allowed to sell it, which one do you pick?
     
  21. wickedgun

    wickedgun New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    0
    sti... they are more affordable IMO and out the box, theres not much improvements that can be done. when i had a 2011 frame fitted to my ranger II slide, i didnt have the trigger worked on, didnt feel it needed any improvements.
     
  22. Admitted

    Admitted I shouldn't be on OT right now.

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    7,516
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lawl School
    That STI V.I.P. looks scrumptious in 9mm or .45.... daddy like
     
  23. Admitted

    Admitted I shouldn't be on OT right now.

    Joined:
    Dec 11, 2006
    Messages:
    7,516
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Lawl School
    I need to find a range with an STI and a Baer for rent.
     
  24. wickedgun

    wickedgun New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    0
    VIP is nice. shoots well for a smallER gun.
     
  25. wickedgun

    wickedgun New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2008
    Messages:
    413
    Likes Received:
    0
    not that im pickin fun or anything but the few LB owners that i've ran into have the same attitude. its almost as bad as a XD owner.
     

Share This Page