Best 1911 for $1,000 to $1,500

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    Best 1911 for $1,000 to $1,500

    Which one of these pistols would you choose; Kimber Pro Carry 2, Para Black Ops, Colt Commander, Springfield TRP.

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    ...Colt for sure...

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    From your list. I would go with the colt....

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    On that list, I'd probably stick with Colt.

    Though, in the $1K+ range, I'd consider STI as well.
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    I'm going to also mention an STI and not just because I'm from Texas. But from your list id say the TRP, then colt, Kimber, and para last.

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    neither. Dan Wesson (from experience), STI or used Les Baer (both from other's accounts).

    Of those listed, the TRP
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    hands down....TRP
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    I agree on the TRP by a long shot, but that is based on my personal experience with the fit, finish and functionality.

    Just recently added the TRP-SS back into my collection and its my favorite handgun to shoot.


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    I have a full-rail TRP Operator and I just got a Kimber Pro CDP yesterday. I put about 200 rounds through the Kimber today and I really like it but it isn't the TRP.

    However, you are comparing 4" and 5" guns and the what you plan to do with this gun should be a major factor in your decision making. If you intend to CC this gun, I would go with the Colt or Kimber. If you want a gun primarily for the range and home defense, I would go with the TRP.

    Although I may offend some people for saying this, I do not think Para is in the same class as Springfield, Colt and Kimber. They may work fine but I definitely wouldn't spend $1,000+ on one.
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    +1 for Colt
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    I would vote the Kimber or Colt. I am partial to Kimber's and will freely admit that. That said, for the price range I would look at Dan Wesson. There is a Valor and CCO on gunbroker right now that both fall in that price range, and are definitely worth it.
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    The Colt or the TRP.
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    Colt.
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    My votes on KIMBER, or the COLT, Both fine guns.

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    Of the guns listed, Colt Commander. You might also want to look at the Dan Wesson Guardian.
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