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    My most accurate semi auto hanggun I own is my Kimber Super Ultra Carry. I also have a Springfield 1911 I like a lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Markd51 View Post
    I am probably correct that most who buy such very expensive pistols "graduate" to such a level, that they've had the rest, and now they want the best.
    I'd say so. Bear in mind, most of the benefits gained from using one of these 'higher priced' pistols are rarely noticed by the casual shooter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Popeye View Post
    I'd say so. Bear in mind, most of the benefits gained from using one of these 'higher priced' pistols are rarely noticed by the casual shooter.
    I couldn't agree more. I bought a Wilson in a total impulse sale when I had a large business transaction close and rewarded myself with a gift. I shot it a lot for the first 3 months I had it and hardly ever shoot it now. The handguns I shoot most often are my FNX .40, XD Subcompact .40, GP 100 and Kimber Super Ultra Carry + which is my main carry gun. Other than the Kimber the others named were all $400-$600. The $3,000+ Wilson is usually only taken out when someone else wants to try it out.

    In my opinion, the GP100 is the most fun to shoot but I have always been a revolver guy.
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    Most reasonably priced, mainstream handguns are capable of delivering higher degrees of accuracy than their owners can bring to the game.
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    I have an RIA and a Dan Wesson Heritage. While the fit and finish of the DW is head and shoulders above the RIA at my skill level there is no difference in accuracy. The DW sure is pretty though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevejet View Post
    Most reasonably priced, mainstream handguns are capable of delivering higher degrees of accuracy than their owners can bring to the game.
    I noticed that when I used the CC Instructor's Kimber .45 last weekend to qualify at the range. It was a dual colored Pistol, and am vague as to what it was? Didn't even get a straight answer from it's owner, the owner of the shop as to what it exactly was? And of course I never fired that gun, or any other Kimbers in my life.

    But, except for one measly shot, I was one holing the target at 3 and 7 yards with ease. probably could've kept all shots on the paper with the pistol behind my back and guessing from the hip, and that ain't no exaggeration either.

    One shot went about 2" wide off the bull, and I think that was because I started laughing while shooting when the instructor yelled to everyone else "He's one-holing the target folks!". LOL

    And who knows, that Kimber might've had 6,000 rounds put through it, or more? But it shot sweet IMO, and could foresee backing up to 20 yards, and still shooting some really nice groups with more acclimation, and use of it. I liked it a lot.

    Hence, my consideration of perhaps a Kimber, the Gold Match, or a similar quality pistol, the Colt Gold Cup Match as two that I'm currently on the fence about.

    I surely don't wish to spend $3K to $5K on a pistol, I'd like coming away with a nice pistol, reliable, shoots well, one that I'm happy with all around, and is also a good purchase for my dollars spent. Fit and finish pleasing, accuracy, as good as I can muster on a good day. And a pistol I'm proud to own, that I have no regrets of purchasing, and will keep for many years.

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    Several months ago, I stopped at the LGS to check out the Carolina Arms Group's 1911 "Trenton" that I heard about. It has been two or three years since I handled a 1911 'that nice'. Besides looking pretty, you could feel the quality in the Trenton. I know that doesn't make much sense, but the trigger was super smooth and super crisp with a 3# pull and absolute zero creep. The slide pulled back just as smooth and comfortable, with the same amount of even force from beginning to end. The fit and finish was perfect. It was like going from driving a Chevy Chevette all your life, to suddenly finding yourself behind the wheel of a Ferrari 458. The Trenton zoomed to the top of my bucket list. Like many of us here, I can't justify spending $3000-$5000 on a 1911, but if I ever hit the lottery, I'd buy a dozen of them.

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    I've drooled over the Les Baer's for years, I used to make deliveries to his shop and got to see all of the models. Unfortunately, they are a bit out of my price range. I've been strongly considering the Springfield TRP. They are a local company and I CC an XD. Anyone have a strong opinion on these?

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    I love my Sig, never had a malfunction with it of any kind and it seems the more i shoot it the better it feels

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoozeMaker View Post
    I've been strongly considering the Springfield TRP. They are a local company and I CC an XD. Anyone have a strong opinion on these?
    Springfield's TRP line of 1911 pistols are Springfield's best 1911s. I have yet to see one of these pistols that failed to perform as advertised. They are very good pistols and well worth the money spent.
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