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    Hello everyone,

    I am looking for a 1911 with a budget of up to $2,000. I have been doing a lot of reading, I really like the Kimber 1911's, I have shot one before and it was a great feel for me but I have been reading reviews and people have a lot of problems with them and their customer service is not the greatest. I have also been reading about the Springfield TRP which I have never shot but I have read reviews and everyone seems to like it. If anyone could give me some advice that would be great!

    Thank you in advanced.

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    I saw a TRP on GB used for around $700.00. If my memory serves me correctly.

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    With a $2000 budget I would say 1) Les Baer
    2) Dan Wesson
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    I have a Kimber and never had any problem with it at all. I know several others who have them and I haven't heard of any of them having problems with theirs either. I don't know about their customer service as I never used them.

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    I have my grandfathers 1943 issue 1911 he brought home from the war.

    never felt the need for another.
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    If I had two grand for a new 1911, I'd go with TRP & spend the rest on ammo to feed it.

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    Yep - I wouldn't spend 2 grand on one. Maybe up to 7-800 then spend the rest in ammo.

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    The Law of Diminishing Marginal Returns applies. Many manufacturers are building top quality guns for a third to half your budget, and what you gain in accuracy, reliability, fit and finish for two grand is literally negligible. You will have a brag piece to show to your friends, who will nod approvingly, but silently chuckle over your being taken. And to make matters worse, there's always the risk that one of them might outshoot you with a 'lesser' brand. Yeah, the 'lesser' brands are that good.
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    Companies that offer 1911 pistols in your price range.

    Springfield, Inc. with its TRP series.

    Dan Wesson [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Ed Brown [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] (most exceed your $ limit)

    Nighthawk Custom [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] (as above)

    Les Baer Custom [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] (as above)

    Wilson Combat [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] (as above)

    S&W "E" Series [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    STI [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    Guncrafter Industries [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]

    There are many, many more.

    Now, my belief, as to Kimber (and Colt). They make fine pistols. They charge too much for what they deliver. They seem to think the 'name' is worth a considerable amount of money.

    I believe Dan Wesson offers the 'best' out-of-the-box pistol for the money.

    Rarely, Brown, Baer and Wilson pistols can be found priced reasonably on the used market.
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    I have a Dan Wesson Heritage which is their entry level gun and it is superb. Price is about $1200. I also have a RIA and it is a very good gun for less than half the DW. I like both of them.

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