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Old September 11, 2023, 08:00 AM   #151
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It reminds me of the time that I was ready to splurge on an upper class pistol, say $3500 at the time. A brand I thought of good quality and styled only a bit florid was getting into 2011s so I sent them an inquiry. They sent back a picture of one of these overstyled mishmashes of seemingly random grooves and holes and I said no, thanks anyhow.
I shopped around and ended up with a pre-Staccato STI. It suits my shooting style and looks good with never a French fried border in sight.

Looking at the catalog today, I see that first outfit has toned down their styling some. But they have also raised their prices a good bit. Sorry, guys.
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Old September 11, 2023, 10:09 AM   #152
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I think picking a 1911 boils down to what you want it for in the first place and your feelings (yuck).
Heirloom? Carry? Pride-of-ownership? Pure range use? Investment/safe queen?

Personally I view 1911's as heirloom/range guns and at today's ammo prices I ask myself "Is the gun being shot fun enough and accurate enough to be worthy of running so much $$ through it?"

With that in mind I tend to buy Dan Wesson 45's and 10mm's for their balance of quality, price, fit/finish and how they shoot. I'm ok with spending $$ to feed them, and I feel good about cleaning and admiring them later, and I'll feel good about handing them down when the time comes.
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Old September 11, 2023, 07:02 PM   #153
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Personally I view 1911's as heirloom/range guns and at today's ammo prices I ask myself "Is the gun being shot fun enough and accurate enough to be worthy of running so much $$ through it?"
I run homemade stuff in mine with home cast SWC's along with some steel cased stuff when I don't feel like chasing brass.
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Old September 12, 2023, 01:44 PM   #154
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Wow the OP certainly got a discussion going here but it looks we haven’t seen him since the first page. Wonder what he decided….
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Old September 12, 2023, 01:50 PM   #155
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1911 45 auto

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Wow the OP certainly got a discussion going here but it looks we haven’t seen him since the first page. Wonder what he decided….

Abandon hope all ye who enter here.

Hopefully some of this was useful for them.
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Old September 12, 2023, 04:41 PM   #156
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It never fails. Somebody asks
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what brand should I get,
and everything remotely related will be recommended, leaving him not much better off than when he started.
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Old September 17, 2023, 05:10 PM   #157
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and everything remotely related will be recommended, leaving him not much better off than when he started.
Maybe. Or the OP just zero's in and gathers more info on the track he was already on.

Either way, forums would be pretty boring if only perfectly tuned comments were posted.
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