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View Poll Results: Which is the highest value 1911?
SR1911 21 27.63%
Kimber 5 6.58%
Springfield 5 6.58%
Les Baer 5 6.58%
Ed Brown 8 10.53%
Wilson Combat 7 9.21%
Para 2 2.63%
Colt 14 18.42%
Nighthawk 5 6.58%
RIA 4 5.26%
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Old July 18th, 2013, 11:09 AM   #16
 
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I had to go with the Ruger. While I don't have one, it is hard to argue price vs quality. You simply get a lot of quality gun for the money. The RIA's are cheaper, but they are just not in the same League of quality.



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For me it was a tie with Wilson Combat and Les Baer, with my vote going to Les Baer. Although they cost significantly more that a Ruger(which is a great value). They are essentialy your dream 1911 right out of the box. No tweaking necessary. BTW. I would love to own any of the hand built 1911's on the list.

PS. I too was surprised that STI wasn't on the list.
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I had to go with the Ruger. While I don't have one, it is hard to argue price vs quality. You simply get a lot of quality gun for the money. The RIA's are cheaper, but they are just not in the same League of quality.
I agree.
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Old July 18th, 2013, 11:52 AM   #19
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I voted Colt. I would like to try a Ruger but I haven't seen any here.
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I voted Colt. I would like to try a Ruger but I haven't seen any here.
Sorry, you won't see any in CA because Ruger didn't submit it to CA testing.
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Springfield Professional. It is NOT a regular, factory Springfield. They are on par with Wilson and Nighthawk.

I has. 9mm 1911 from them before. 12 month wait, and $3k.

I'd love a Professional model, though
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RIA. Not necessarily the one I would choose, but I have one, and think it is an outstanding value.
Yup, what he ^ said! I have many Rocks and they all shoot as good or better than any of the above. I do love my Ed Brown but always end up thinking of how many other sidearms I could have purchased with that $5500.00!
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I'll take the free Colt.
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When you ask for the "Highest Value" I think of Retail Price, and Resale Price or "Blue Book Value" NOT a question of Quality or comfort". Thus, Ruger makes a fine 1911 that deserves the compliments it has received, but it is far from the Highest Value Dollar-Wise in the inventory of the 1911 world.

I would guess that some of the WW I issue Colts, with documented history attached to the gun would be among the highest value of all. Of the others, several stand above the 'middle-class group' and identifing the single top $ value of production guns is tough. Either a Les Bauer, Colt Gold Cup Target Elite, S&W 1911-Lew Horton (not on the list, but a high value 1911),

But I will stay with my Military WW I issue for bringing in the bucks when I sell it (if I ever do)
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I voted for the Nighthawk even though my 1911 is a Springfield Compact GI(commander). My wife has a Kimber custom, I have shot all kinds of 1911 style pistols and IMO the Nighthawk I got the chance to toy around with was the best feeling 1911 I have ever put in my hands! Although I guess they are a pricy pistol but I think you certainly get what you pay for!
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No offense, but it's kinda of a silly question. I think with 1911's the cost is conducive to the quality of the firearm. So I would pick the most expensive one if money wasn't an issue. The only one I have and the only one I want is the SR 1911. Variety is the spice of life.
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I went with the SR1911. It's on the cheap end as 1911's go, but it comes with a lot of features of higher priced 1911's. It's a quality, well made pistol and I've had zero problems with mine.

I own 3 others, which all cost more, but it doesn't feel outclassed when I shoot them together.
Pretty much the same for me.
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When you ask for the "Highest Value" I think of Retail Price, and Resale Price or "Blue Book Value" NOT a question of Quality or comfort". Thus, Ruger makes a fine 1911 that deserves the compliments it has received, but it is far from the Highest Value Dollar-Wise in the inventory of the 1911 world.

I would guess that some of the WW I issue Colts, with documented history attached to the gun would be among the highest value of all. Of the others, several stand above the 'middle-class group' and identifing the single top $ value of production guns is tough. Either a Les Bauer, Colt Gold Cup Target Elite, S&W 1911-Lew Horton (not on the list, but a high value 1911),

But I will stay with my Military WW I issue for bringing in the bucks when I sell it (if I ever do)
I think any of the WWII 1911's would bring in the bucks too.

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Well, I would own an SR1911 if they could be had in the Democrat Republic of California (DPRK; also known as North Correa).

Since the Ruger is not available, I own two Colt 1911s and two Dan Wesson 1911s. They are all terrific but the Dan Wessons are awfully hard to beat.

Any functioning 1911 is a great gun to own and shoot. Even my old World War II vintage 1911 sidearm when I was in the Army was a good pistol. A little loose, but what the hell, it went bang every time and hit the target on occasion. I qualified sharpshooter with it.
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