You'll find 3 hole triggers about anywhere that sells 1911 parts. (all of them may or may not have to be fitted)I spent a while looking at some options. I do have a couple wants concerning how the gun should look. I haven't gone in search of how easy it would be to get a gun and change what I didn't like about it.
With that said, I have to admit I work on all my own guns. I am not a gunsmith and since I'm not I don't alter triggers or the corresponding mechanisms. But I am not afraid to disassemble a complicated firearm. I take my CZ82 down to pieces (32 of them actually) and never had any problems getting it back together and working correctly. However, I do a lot of research beforehand and if I think it's simply too complicated I won't. If special tools are required and they are not easily available or just too expensive, again, I won't.
Be that as it may, I narrowed my likes down to various manufacturers of the Commander model. 4.25" barrel, drilled trigger, and night sites. The problem I'm finding is the trigger on some of the ones I really like is solid. I've begun to see that there are some good guns at much less money than I was willing to spend. And that a drilled trigger seems to appear on guns of nearly the same model with a much higher price. If that extra money gains more than just a drilled trigger then it's likely worth the extra cash, if not, the trigger isn't worth it, so getting an aftermarket trigger (which I haven't checked into to see if it's even possible) would be the way to go.
Lots more searching to be done on those subjects.
Similar to my experience.Of the dozen + 1911s I've had, I've had the most trouble with Kimber with a total of four guns being problematic and requiring everything short of exorcism.
The only sub $2k guns I'd be looking at, especially in 9mm would be Dan Wesson and STI.
And even then I'd toss the mags and buy all Wilsons.
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Here ya go.2K is really out of the question. Sub 1k or slightly more is doable, but less is always better in my book. I'm well aware that I'll get what I pay for. Except here in Iowa, where I generally get much less than I pay for.
Same here.I payed roughly 800 a piece for the Colts after tax because I bought them lightly used. I purchased the Springfield Defender series Gov model for 505 out da door.
So for 2100 bucks I have 3 very functional working class guns to choose from as I desire, and a back up for a back up if something breaks, and has to be fixed in one.....I believe in this protocol wholeheartedly.
Since July, I have spent about 1400.00 bucks in ammo, which is about 4000 rounds of ammo, not counting handloads that I have ran thru them....I have done a hell of a lot practice, sweat time, and bloody palms from blood blisters where I kept pinching my hands when being overzealous with slamming the reload home, in an attempt to totally become as good as I can with these guns.
My advice is to pick something, get a back up to it, and then spend money on ammo and training time. There are a lot of good quality guns out there, and you don’t need to spend big money to get decent quality for the level the average person will do with it.
I hope to Hell I have the opportunity to run any of these guns hard enough, and often enough to break something.
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Yep. And if you buy it at a place where they have an indoor range, like Buds here in Lexington, Since it’s used, they will let you shoot it for a few bucks, and if you like it, those few bucks go towards the purchase. If ya don’t, they keep the money. You can’t go wrong there!Same here.
I don't have to have a "NEW" gun. "NEW TO ME" works just as well. The two hundred I saved buying the Colt Comp Series with two boxes of ammo through it paid for a thousand rounds of ammo.
Don't get caught up in the mindset that "PRE-OWNED GUNS ARE JUNK", they're usually not. There are some very good deals to be had, if you are patient and keep your eyes open.
Dang, I wish there was anyplace like that around here.Yep. And if you buy it at a place where they have an indoor range, like Buds here in Lexington, Since it’s used, they will let you shoot it for a few bucks, and if you like it, those few bucks go towards the purchase. If ya don’t, they keep the money. You can’t go wrong there!
Buds will do that on a used gun? Man, I only live about an hour and half from Buds in Seviereville, TN. Had no idea they offered that!Yep. And if you buy it at a place where they have an indoor range, like Buds here in Lexington, Since it’s used, they will let you shoot it for a few bucks, and if you like it, those few bucks go towards the purchase. If ya don’t, they keep the money. You can’t go wrong there!
I don’t think it’s something they advertise, and it may not be a common practice, but I am a long time customer before Buds was a thing.Buds will do that on a used gun? Man, I only live about an hour and half from Buds in Seviereville, TN. Had no idea they offered that!
It's yours! It's NICE! I've been by their shop before but didn't have time to wander in. Vinton is about an hour m/l from me. I'm north of Waverly.Here ya go.
These guys are in Vinton.
Better get it before I do!
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Interesting post as I am considering a Springfield Professional 1911 .45 ACP.I am a long-time 1911 guy, but I don't consider myself any expert. A guy I know is, though. He works at my LGS, is a gunsmith and a lifelong 1911 aficionado. He owns several now and has owned many of them in the past, including the high-end custom brands. We worked the VCDL booth at a gunshow recently and talked about it. His opinion we unequivocal. He said the best 1911s for the money right now are the Springfields, to the point that if he were buying a new 1911 that's what he would buy, even if he could afford a more expensive gun.