Help me spend some money

Help me spend some money

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    Good Afternoon all. I am writing on this forum to try to gather some help or insight with my next handgun purchase. For starters this will be my second handgun. I currently own an SA XD .40 Sub Compact.

    I would like my next purchase to also be a carry gun but by no means does it need to be a Sub Compact or even a compact for that matter.

    I am torn between the new breed of semi's and the 1911 style. Here is my short list. If anyone has any input please let me know. Also, fwiw I am looking for something that is fine out of the box but also can be customized as time goes. I don't want something I have to work on right away. For example on my XDSC I plan to do a trigger job and have night sights installed, but don't need to do it right away for it to serve its purpose.

    The shortlist

    Springfield XDM .40
    Dan Wesson Commander Classic Bobtail
    Sig revolution GSR
    Sig P226 Elite
    Kimber Pro Carry
    Kimber Tactical Custom II
    Taurus 1911 SS

    I would like to stay under $1200, well under as some of the options suggest.

    Thanks in advance for any feedback. Oh, and yes I have searched and read a lot... I am looking for fresh information and alternative views.
    SPRINGFIELD XDSC .40
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    I can give a big thumbs-up to the Kimber Pro Carry II. I've had mine and carried it since 2002. I competed with it in IDPA this past year. It's a fine pistol. While it's occasionally finicky with lead semi-wadcutters, it's extremely reliable with FMJ and Rem Golden Sabres. This past year, I've also started carrying XD9 Service and Subcompacts. My choice is mostly with what I'm wearing. While I'm a 1911 fan from bulls-eye experience, I actually shoot the XD better in IDPA.
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    For a 1911, $1200 will get you a Dan Wesson CBOB, a great holster and a bunch of ammo. The CBOB is a lot of 1911 for the money. I am regretting selling mine. If you can spend a little more, checkout Fusion Firearms:
    http://www.fusionfirearms.com/

    I believe Bob Serva was one of the original Dan Wesson guys until CZ took over.
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    Decisions, decisions!! I have a Sig 1911, the RCS, great gun. If all were side by side and I had to decide I think the DW Bobtail would be my first choice, followed by the Sig 1911.

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    Those Dan Wesson 1911's are getting a lot of attention. I think they may be the next huge selling 1911. Seems like a good time to buy one!
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    I know it's a bit above your price limit, but I held, fondled, and drooled on one of these the other day. If I were in the market for a high-dollar 1911, this one would be at the top of my list.

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    SIG Revolution GSR in my opinion. That alone will probably eat up most of your $1200 budget, but if I had the budget you did, that's what I would get. Then of course, if I had an extra $1200 burning a hole, a new set of tires for the truck comes first, and then maybe I'd have enough left for a PT1911. In any case, it's lucky I have a lot of 45acp ammo cause I wouldn't have much left over after all of that.

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    [QUOTE=Wasabi;977878]For a 1911, $1200 will get you a Dan Wesson CBOB, a great holster and a bunch of ammo. The CBOB is a lot of 1911 for the money. I am regretting selling mine. If you can spend a little more, checkout Fusion Firearms:
    Fusion Firearms

    Ditto on this
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    You might as well add in the S&W 1911. The rail model set me back $869 and I love it. Shoots well and never a malfunction. A Plus is that it is an American made gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasabi View Post
    For a 1911, $1200 will get you a Dan Wesson CBOB, a great holster and a bunch of ammo. The CBOB is a lot of 1911 for the money. I am regretting selling mine. If you can spend a little more, checkout Fusion Firearms:
    Fusion Firearms

    I believe Bob Serva was one of the original Dan Wesson guys until CZ took over.
    Wow.

    I'm impressed with fusion firearms.

    I have to get one.

    I was thinking about a Kimber, but now I'm not so sure.

    Maybe I'll have to get one of each.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
    Wow.

    I'm impressed with fusion firearms.

    I have to get one.

    I was thinking about a Kimber, but now I'm not so sure.

    Maybe I'll have to get one of each.
    Yeah, I've been drooling over the Scout XL 10mm ($1400) or PRO-Series ELITE Custom 10mm ($1400) myself. Problem is that over the next two months, I'm staring at a new Seecamp .380 (already ordered 12/07), a Glock G29SF (gotta have it), a Saiga 12 (if I can find a good deal) and very possibly a CZ 75B. Needless to say, I'll be too broke to get a new Fusion 1911 (or replace my CBOB) any day soon.

    Why can't I have them all???

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    Where is a couple of M&Ps for your list?

    If you gotta spend it all on one gun, go for the Dan Wesson...I would anyway.
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