Cry Havoc and let Slip the Dogs of War

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    Before dropping a huge chunk on the more expensive 1911s, play with a lower-priced Springfield.

    It'll tell you if you like the gun well enough to spend the big $$$. If you do, great. If you don't, well, you won't lose $300 or more reselling it like you will on the big boys.

    I'm happy with my generic, first run Mil-spec GI. It's always worked, doesn't particularly dent brass (I have a photo comparing the "damage" to a regular one and it's something you'd get out in the resizing step anyway), and is enough of a representative sample I don't see selling it or moving up in the world.
    Driver carries less than $45 worth of remorse.

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    Truthfully rfurtkamp, although I am impressed you can get the higher end guns at a more reasonable price than I expected, I am still thinking one of my initial choices constitutes the best "value".

    "Value" is subjective and completely dependent upon what you're looking for.

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    "Value" is subjective and completely dependent upon what you're looking for.
    ""Value" is subjective and completely dependent upon what you're looking for, at the price one is prepared to pay.". I know, I am being pedantic

    Only added that Euc because yeah I agree and admit I have paid over the odds a coupla times at least - because ''want'' far exceeded ''need'' - and I still do not really look back and feel bad.

    What puts prices on things anyways - it is usually what the market will stand. I usually ''shop around'' but sometimes it's too much hassle for $10 or $20!!

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    I am still thinking one of my initial choices constitutes the best "value".
    I think you're probably right - in that you want to experience the gun, and something close to the stripped down 'GI' experience than a multi-k race gun.
    Driver carries less than $45 worth of remorse.

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    For once I will have to agree with rfurtkamp. I think you should go with the SA GI PW9151L, you get a no frills 1911, the same our boys used in WWII. There is one NIB at the gun shop in town here for $405, so they are decently priced.
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    I'm curious Bruces... since I plan to get the .45 ACP XD at some point next year, and I will at some point get a single 1911, and I don't own a Glock and probably never will, does that put me on the Light side of the force?

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    Any plastic that goes near a Gun that isnt a Credit Card Puts you on the Darkside Euc your all ready there with the XD40

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    I thought the dark side was the good side??

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    You won't lose money on a Colt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OD
    You won't lose money on a Colt.
    Well, he will if he has to pay $300+ over retail in order to buy one in his area. Euc, I had no idea Colts were so expensive in Texas. My store has a hard time moving them here in PA. If the Colts are selling that high, then you're absolutely right, they aren't worth it. Go with the Springfield.
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    if he has to pay $300+ over retail
    If, it's a straight Government Model.
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    Hi euclidean,

    I just happened to see your post for the first time. Where else do we see a combination of Shakespear and JM Browning? You post fell trippingly from your pen.
    I hope by now you have made your choice and and are letting slip 230 grainers down range.
    I'll keep an eye out for your posts from now on.

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