GUN How are these 1911 prices

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  1. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    these are prices from a local shop


    colt gold cup just like this $995 + tax
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    taurus pt1911 $649 + tax
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    stainless version $609 + tax
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  2. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    I wouldn't pay that much for a Taurus, I'd spend a couple of extra bucks and get a Springfield.
     
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    Dsking85 New Member

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    P07r0457 New Member

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    wow garbage is expensive, these days.
     
  5. Cannondale

    Cannondale OT Supporter

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    Spend about $500 and get a stainless Sprigfield G.I.
     
  6. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    i dont want stainless


    would the springfield make a good carry?
     
  7. cantankerously

    cantankerously Active Member

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    We sell the PT1911 for $550.
     
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    KNYTE I'm Not Kidding.

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    Spend $430 and get a standard Springfield GI and then Duracoat it whatever color you want.
     
  9. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    why would i want to spray paint my gun?
     
  10. AB13

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    I wouldn't recommend any of those for either range duty, and certainly not for carry.

    If your on a budget, best 1911 going for under $800 is an STI Spartan, they run $595 and is light years ahead of the Taurus.

    www.stiguns.com

    For a Carry 1911, I'd recommend the Dan Wesson Bobtail in 10mm.

    http://www.cz-usa.com/product_detail.php?id=66
     
  11. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    what about the sti spartan as a carry?
     
  12. AB13

    AB13 New Member

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    Sure, if size and weight is not an issue for you and with sufficient time behind the trigger (as with ANY gun). I'd trust my life with one before any of those you listed above. The DW is a commander size pistol and is built for carry.
     
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    taurus = crap in my book :o
     
  14. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    where online can the spartan be purchased for the best price?

    what do you think about springfields?
     
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    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    IPSC snob....

    I'd carry any of those 1911's and count on them to protect my life if they proved reliable.
     
  16. AB13

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    that's the beauty of the interwebs, you get all sorts of perceptions. That's my view, and it's far from perfect. YMMV

    Personally, with as many advancements with modern day combat pistols like Glock, M&P and XD's, there are far better choices. Weight, size and capacity and the ability to hold up to every day wear, a plastic pistol is the way to go if you want a CCW auto. But I'm not one to divert someone who's asking about a particular pistol.

    I have $1000 to $2500 1911's and 2011's, and for every day carry I pack a $300 .38 special jframe. When I really want the warm fuzzies I go with my pure stock Glock 17.
     
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    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    A guy who works the counter at a local (large) gun shop/range, claims he's sold 12 of the STI Spartans, and all 12 have been returned by customers due to problems.

    I told him I'd heard from a reliable source (you) that they were excellent starter 1911's, to which he say's that's not the case.

    Online Reviews look good on them as well. Did they just have a bad run of Spartans? or is he just being a typical gun counter commando? (I've HEARD he's fairly knowledgable, so I was surprised to hear this from him).
     
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    Did you miss this thread?

    http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=3822849

    Strikes me as a much better buy than either of those two. The Taurus is way high, and questionable quality. Prancing horses never did give me a boner, and adjustable target sites (as well as all the sharp edges, and the steel frame) are the opposite of what you want for a carry gun. That gun also is a lightweight model, and has night sights, which is certainly not a concession for carry purposes. Hash out a deal with the seller, and send the gun to a 'smith for a tune up. You will have less money in it than the Gold Cup, and have a gun that SHOULD outperform it on many levels.

    Not that a 5" 1911 strikes me as being a joy to carry anyways, fwiw
     
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    That's the first I've ever heard of that. That's a fairly vague claim without knowing who and why they returned it.

    The ones I've seen in action and have shot are rock solid. My buddy has an absurd amount of rounds through his and shoots it in competition with success.

    Then again I've also been told from "our" local over the counter gun seller that "Glocks are on their way out, I've had over 50 Glocks just this month returned with multiple problems".

    I personally can't account for every thing I hear, all I can account for is what I actually see with my own two. We'd be in all sorts of trouble if we got our info from salespeople (cars, guns, homes)
     
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    I highly doubt that. Even if someone doesn't care for Glocks I don't think anyone can make such an outrageous claim.

    Taurus is widely regarded as crap, yet I think you'd be hard-pressed to find "over 50 returned just this month" of taurus product, let alone any other brand.

    I have heard nothing but the best of experiences regarding STi 1911/2011 handguns. They are still man made machines, and the opportunity for malfunction will always be present -- but when it comes to a quality 1911/2011, STi is up there with the best of 'em.
     
  21. I think it was his point that you shouldn't take those kind of claims too seriously.
     
  22. phrozenlikwid

    phrozenlikwid New Member

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    Ha... I get the same thing. I transferred a Glock into a new FFL local to me, and the owner begins a rant in front of the customers about how he USUALLY doesn't even allow Glocks into the store. Apparently, unbeknownst to me, Glocks are "time bombs" waiting to go off and shoot whenever someone gets near. Something about the "firing pin" getting clogged with dirt and causing random discharges. He then of course, claimed that he was able to fix them... at the dirt cheap price of $200 (how could you put a value on your life!?).

    I told him that I'd imagine that Glocks converted to a "firing pin" assembly a la shade tree 'smithing would probably be prone to failure, and that its a good thing that the vast number of people issued/owning Glocks haven't went that route.
     
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    I assume you're making a joke about hammer-fired vs. striker fired? In both cases, the pin that hits the primer is still the firing pin assembly.
     
  24. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    You've never carried one I see. They conceal surprisingly well.
     

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