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    If he's serious about shooting...and looking for a high priced utilitarian 1911, how about a Springfield Professional?
    He could always 'juice-up' the visual appeal of it too.
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    Wilson, Les Baer, Ed Brown, Nighthawk or have one custom built. My vote is custom. You get only what you want / need and it will function plus be one of a kind.
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    If he really wants the best, tell him to go custom.

    But before he does that, tell him to get a Springfield Mil-Spec or Remington R1 and figure out what he does and doesn't like on a 1911.
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    I agree with some of you. if I had a blank check for a new handgun, it would for sure be an Ed Brown, without any hesitation. One day I will have one, maybe for my 50th birthday (in 8 years).

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunker View Post
    He has no other guns for self defense other than his shotgun which resides in his gun safe at all times. He has children and does not feel safe with it out, for good reason. I did however tell him about those small biometric safes that can be installed in his closet so he could have a handgun ready quickly if needed. bunker
    In light of all of the horrific details that came out in recent months about the fate of Dr. William Petit's family, I'm surprised that he is not more conscious about protecting his home and family.

    A fancy over and under shotgun and a deluxe 1911 locked up inside a safe will not be of any use.

    I would bet a thousand dollars that Dr. Petit now has a gun available in his home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AZDaven View Post
    I agree with some of you. if I had a blank check for a new handgun, it would for sure be an Ed Brown, without any hesitation. One day I will have one, maybe for my 50th birthday (in 8 years).
    I might be able to afford a Volkmann by the time I'm 50 (in 28 years.)

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    Wilson Combat is the best 1911 and one of the most expensive, I own a RIA 5" fs 1911 its a good cheap 1911(all i can afford right now) i would love to own a Wilson Combat 1911 in the future- it will be the last gun i need to own!
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    Does he want one to show....



    Or one to go.....

    He wont go wrong with an Eddy Brown....Many of the 1911s advertise..."Ed Brown parts"....so why not just get one with all the parts.
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    i would love to own a Wilson Combat 1911 in the future- it will be the last gun i need to own!
    I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've said that....mostly to the wife.
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    Ed Brown Special Forces

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    No budget....?

    Ok..........

    Purchase a nice Pre 80's Colt and send it to Jason Burton / Heirloom Precision for a make over.........can't do better than that.

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    Buy a Colt, especially now, this year. 100th anniversary and all, and you won't go wrong with a Colt.

    Though I do like the idea of buying a cheapie and then just having it re-worked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigmacque View Post
    Buy a Colt, especially now, this year. 100th anniversary and all, and you won't go wrong with a Colt.
    I agree.

    If one wanted only one 1911, and a safe-queen to boot, this is the year.

    Get a Colt centennial model.

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    I would get a Dan Wesson Bobtail , after bobtailing my RIA I really love the grip. Nothing wrong with the 1911 for self defense either. May be different type handguns out there newer in design , but it still doesn't mean they are better or more effective.


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    Rigrat, who did the bobtail on your RIA? Also, can you tell me a little about the might sights on yours? I'm currently shopping for a set/someon to put them on for me.
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