After fighting it, I'm going back to 1911s. For the last few months I've been searching for something commander sized. It seems while I was busy buying other stuff the prices on good old Colt Commanders went crazy. So crazy it's actually cheaper to buy a new Sig or Smith than a decent Colt. Now I understand that prices have gone up recently but I'm seeing upwards of $800. for very worn Series 80 Commanders. I'm talking road rash worn. My first question..... is this just in my area or are the prices really that high ?
So do I keep holding out for a great deal on a Colt or just buy a commander sized Sig, Smith or STI ? I've listed a few local prices.
S&W Gunsite NIB- 975.00 The dealer has had this for about a year. I'd say his price will drop a hair.
Sig 1911 Carry NIB- 915.00 Tried to find a CPO but no luck.
STI Ranger II NIB- 999.00
I would rather buy used but i'm not having much luck finding a deal. Does anyone remember an online gun dealer that specialized in Colts ? He always seemed to photograph them with Rolex watches. I saw his website but seem to have lost it over time.
As usual feel free to chime in with your opinion or recent 1911 4.25 purchases and prices.