Despite still being in the depths of the Quest for Master Class for Stock Service Pistol and Enhanced Service Pistol, we do have another division coming up to get Master Class in come September. That’s Custom Defensive Pistol, and it’s time to decide what we shoot it with.
To be honest, I’m thinking about doing it with “budget 1911s”. Again, the goal of this is to shoot the thing with guns people actually buy, shoot and carry – not $1500 custom 1911s, right now I’m thinking about the following guns for it:
- RIA Tactical: about $450
- Taurus PT1911: $500-$650 depending
- STI Spartan: $650
- ParaUSA GI Expert ESP: $620 on Gunbroker
Again, none of these are what you think of when you think “High end 1911s”, and that’s kind of the point. These are run of the mill guns that people buy and carry because the 1911 is still the most shootable centerfire handgun platform in the world, and people want that but don’t want to pay $1500 for it.
So think, debate, and vote in the poll to pick my handgun for the Quest for Master Class – Custom Defensive Pistol starting in Septemberish.