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This is a discussion on 1911's within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Ok I have plenty of full size 1911's and I am in the market for a new Carry size 3-4.25. I want something higher end. ...

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    Ok I have plenty of full size 1911's and I am in the market for a new Carry size 3-4.25. I want something higher end. Need some suggestions I don't mind Kimbers but don't want another one. Colts are awesome and I love them but they are usually kinda plain jane and I am looking for something with the rounded butt. The S&W E series looks interesting but I don't have a single S&W 1911 so I really can't judge them right now I am thinking Les Baer, Wilson, and maybe Dan Wesson but if the smith is nice it would be a front runner because it has the looks and a nice $$$$. NightHawk's are a little out of the price range for this project. Just looking for some input.
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    I'd be sure to consider Ed Brown too...

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    Quote Originally Posted by kaboomkaboom View Post
    I'd be sure to consider Ed Brown too...
    Ah yes I did forget them. they are definatley going to be considered.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaboomkaboom View Post
    I'd be sure to consider Ed Brown too...
    Definitely check out the Ed Brown Kobra Carry if it fits your budget.

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    +1 on the Kobra Karry. I was drooling over one in stainless at the LGS yesterday. I don't currently have the $2,400 plus tax to give one a good home, but it is a sweet looking weapon - commander sized too.
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    If you want something similar to the Kobra Karry, but for about $500 less, you may want to take a look at the Dan Wesson V-Bob or Guardian

    edit: just saw in your OP that you were considering the Wesson. This years lineup brought with it many mim parts being replaced with forged. They are very well built, by all accounts.

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    Dan Wesson V-Bob might be what you're looking for.

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    Does the V-bob warrent the extra $700 over the S&W??? don't know anyone that has shot both to compare.
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    I can't speak for the S&W, but if the VBOB shoots half as well as the CBOB, it is well worth the money.

    I purchased a CBOB last fall, immediately put 400 rounds through it without a glitch. It's the most accurate gun I have ever owned.
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    You might take a look at the STI Escort. If I was going to replace my UCII with something that would definately be on the short list.
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    Why'd ya have to go an' tell me Smith is doing a bob tail light weight! I was actually satisfied with my 1911 collection for a few weeks. Now I gotta save more penneys!

    I have a couple k through my SW1911, the stainless railed model. I just went over 1000 rounds between detailed break down/cleaning. around 980+/- it failed to go into battery. It was hanging on the disconnector. A drop of Eezox on the disconnector pin and all was good. Finished the session(another 20-30 rounds) and went home for a detailed strip clean and lube. Up to then I had only run a bore snake and oiled the rails after each range trip. I'd have to give the SW1911 a thumbs up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xader View Post
    If you want something similar to the Kobra Karry, but for about $500 less, you may want to take a look at the Dan Wesson V-Bob or Guardian

    edit: just saw in your OP that you were considering the Wesson. This years lineup brought with it many mim parts being replaced with forged. They are very well built, by all accounts.
    +1 on a Wesson I'm a huge fan. Have a Patriot and the Guardian is next. Liked the E-series but it's too new. Just in case. Another option is the new Springfield EMP in 45.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LoadedPipes View Post
    Dan Wesson V-Bob might be what you're looking for.
    Agreed.


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    I have a S&W full size 1911 & love it. Would like to get an "E Series" in the near future and to me it's a pleasure to the eye.
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