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    Question what 1911 ?

    i want to buy the best 1911 45 target pistol i can for up to $1200. any suggestions? and its not very important to me...but it would be nice if it was left hand friendly

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawboss View Post
    i want to buy the best 1911 45 target pistol i can for up to $1200. any suggestions?
    propably an '08 or '09 Dan Wesson PM 7... can be had for around a grand.

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    I second the Dan Wesson PM7 0r PM9

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    Yea... they're kinda cool!


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    Quote Originally Posted by strawboss View Post
    i want to buy the best 1911 45 target pistol i can for up to $1200. any suggestions? and its not very important to me...but it would be nice if it was left hand friendly
    For $1200 you can buy a NIB 1911 Kimber Pro Crimson Carry II .45 AUTO including the CT laser grips. I bought one in Oct and haven't had one issue. It's a beauty and functions great, what more could you want?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VietVet68 View Post
    ...It's a beauty and functions great, what more could you want?
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    A nicer trigger.

    The OP mentioned he wanted a target use gun... CT grips, although very cool, have an intended purpose as a self defense aid.

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    what do you guys think of the sig 1911 target stainless?

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    to be honest ive got a shotgun and 2 pistols ready for home protection. i dont have alot of money and im a tight ass. im useing my tax return on this and will prob. have the gun till i die..........so i want to do it right the first time around.

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    I've heard not so great reviews of Sig 1911s... having said that... with every manufacturer you will find those who say, "Hey, I've got one, and its been great!"

    I will restate my opinion by saying, in the $1000- $1200 range the best you will find in a 1911 in both quality of manufacture, fit and finish, and its ability to hold value will be a Dan Wesson, period. I hate to sound like a gun snob about it, but there really is no other 1911 manufacturer that offers a product of the same level, for the same price.

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    ok thank you

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    I'm another fan of Dan Wesson, will probably be getting my first sometime this year but I don't think I've ever heard anyone complain for that matter.

    Sig has a spotty history on their 1911 line, most of that was early on and due to a bad batch of either slides or frames, I don't remember which, but I've held of on getting on due to the lack luster reviews.

    A Springfield Trophy Match is another good possibility, they are a little easier to find than a Dan Wesson, are left hand friendly out of the box and is generally a great gun for the money.

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    Take a look at the models available from STI. They make some spectacular target shooters and their quality is top notch. http://www.stiguns.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by YFZsandrider View Post
    A nicer trigger.

    The OP mentioned he wanted a target use gun... CT grips, although very cool, have an intended purpose as a self defense aid.
    Crimson Trace markets their product primarily as a training tool in addition to self defense. BTW, what's your issue with the trigger?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VietVet68 View Post
    Crimson Trace markets their product primarily as a training tool in addition to self defense. BTW, what's your issue with the trigger?
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    I have a gun with CT grips on it... and I really like them. They do work quite well as a training tool, but I think for a gun that will never see carry duty, they will not help you shoot any more accurately with it.

    As for the trigger... have you every fired any 1911s with a lighter, crisper trigger than a Kimber? If you have, then you'd know what I mean. I'm not bashing Kimber, but the one I have has quite a firm, gritty trigger compared to some of the nicer 1911s I have shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by strawboss View Post
    i want to buy the best 1911 45 target pistol i can for up to $1200. any suggestions? and its not very important to me...but it would be nice if it was left hand friendly
    Kimber Target II ( std black finish) for a LOT less than $1200 and then spend the difference tuning it or having it tuned to YOUR personal tasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YFZsandrider View Post
    I have a gun with CT grips on it... and I really like them. They do work quite well as a training tool, but I think for a gun that will never see carry duty, they will not help you shoot any more accurately with it.

    As for the trigger... have you every fired any 1911s with a lighter, crisper trigger than a Kimber? If you have, then you'd know what I mean. I'm not bashing Kimber, but the one I have has quite a firm, gritty trigger compared to some of the nicer 1911s I have shot.
    The 1st 1911 I fired was a Les Baer and that felt pretty good but, since I'm just a casual user at the target range I probably don't have the feel for a big difference between 1911's. I try to go to the range once a week.
    The first thing I did regarding the trigger on my Kimber was have the guy in the gun shop swap out the factory trigger for a 3.5lb and I think it meets my standards well enough. I did the same for my Glock 19.
    Jack

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    I would look at the R.I.A. match pistol, or the R.I.A. 6'' long slide.

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