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Old October 26, 2012, 11:01 AM   #26
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I assume it's an expensive cigar and we're all supposed to be impressed with your fine taste in smoking materials and/or it's price? Since you have nothing left once the cigar is gone, as far as I'm concerned, it's about as impressive as taking a $100 bill, rolling it up, and burning it. A novelty act for sure...
Indeed, it's a spectacularly efficient waste of $$$ to smoke cigars. But even if you're into a $400 an-hour dominatrix, I wouldn’t look down on you, as your preferences are your own business.

It’s great that you like custom guns, taking your lunch to work, not drinking or smoking (I got your share covered on those) but they’re not everyone’s cup-of-tea. I don’t expect anyone to like what I like just because I like it.
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Old October 27, 2012, 01:36 AM   #27
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I do get a little snobbish around people that show up with a Taurus or Hi-Point and think there gun is awesome and feel free to let me know. LOL

Then I show them just a few of my truly (to me) awesome gun's including my new modified $1500 ($600+$900) Glock.
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Old October 27, 2012, 07:05 AM   #28
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New Orleans whorehouses are not cheap
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Old October 27, 2012, 03:45 PM   #29
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Planning a trip to the Crescent City, will I have to sell my half dozen Korth revolvers and my Perazzi's & Krieghoff's to get into one of them houses for the weekend? Just wonderin' ?
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Old October 27, 2012, 07:51 PM   #30
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I handled a PT1911 and a Remmy enhanced 1911 today. The Taurus felt gritty, the frame looked like it was chiseled out of an old car rim, and the fit and finish was abysmal. The Remmy looked brick solid and the slide was smooth.

Both were about 750.

You don't need to spend a lot to get good quality, but cheap isn't always good.
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Old November 6, 2012, 11:56 AM   #31
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A Springfield 1911 is not high end. A Les Baer 1911 is high end.
I feel the top 1911s from Springfield are slightly better than any Baer.

Its certainly close though.
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Old November 6, 2012, 01:38 PM   #32
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Taurus stands behind a pretty good warranty for the life of the gun... I think that says a lot about a company.

I own a Taurus Tracker .17 HMR 6.5" barrel.

I like it a lot, I wish more companies made revolvers chambered in .17 HMR. The ribber grips that came on it needed to be replaced, Burris fastfire III is on it.

Its a lot of fun to shoot and feels very solid. The little rounds it shoots have a tremendous amount of punch for what they are.
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Old November 9, 2012, 04:02 AM   #33
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I've been shooting for 52 years and the only gun that has broken on me was my STI Ranger II. It's a $1200 gun and the barrel link broke. My RIA match and two Taurus PT 1911s worked flawlessly. Just because something cost a lot doesn't ALWAYS mean it's better. There are some real high value guns for bargain prices if you look for them.
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Old November 9, 2012, 11:03 AM   #34
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I approached this thread with extreme trepidation when I came across your post thinking that I was going to be quite annoyed (which given my extreme melancholy since Tuesday evening, I simply did not need).

However, I was pleasantly surprised by its content and enjoyed reading the post--Kudos my friend .

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Old November 9, 2012, 08:30 PM   #35
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RIA 1911s - the 'Two Buck Chuck' of the 1911 world.
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