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Old 05-07-2012, 10:42 PM
J4454 J4454 is offline
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Want a range gun




I want a new range gun. I have a loaded champion and an older colt but want something just to have fun with at the range. Here's my wish list.

Magwell
Two-tone
Front & back strap checkering
Maybe even an undercut trigger
Around or under $1300
Would prefer a non-custom build

The sig sayer stx seems to be the closest thing but wanted to hear other options I should consider.

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Old 05-08-2012, 05:43 AM
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Go with the sig if it has what you want. They're good guns and priced well. They also have good parts in them.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:11 AM
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It's a little outside your budget, but I was in a similar pickle where I wanted a gun purely for punching paper not too long ago.

I ended up with a Les Baer Heavyweight Monolith w/1.5" guarantee and adjustable sights. It's not a carry gun, just a really accurate refined paper puncher.

Just a thought.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:01 AM
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Actually the les wasn't as much as I expected. I searched around and found one near my price range. It's not exactly what I was looking for but seems like a great gun.
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:15 AM
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As I was reading down your list, I was thinking - that sounds like my STX. Then I saw you came to the same conclusion. It's a great value - don't think you could possibly go wrong with one.

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Old 05-08-2012, 10:04 AM
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Actually the les wasn't as much as I expected. I searched around and found one near my price range. It's not exactly what I was looking for but seems like a great gun.
An alternative to the Les Baer Mono is a Premier II. Can be ordered in 2 tone and is hands down one of the most accurate guns you'll ever handle. Baer guns can be found for very reasonable prices on the used market.
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:24 AM
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As I was reading down your list, I was thinking - that sounds like my STX. Then I saw you came to the same conclusion. It's a great value - don't think you could possibly go wrong with one.

What trigger is on yours? And what mods have you done?
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Old 05-08-2012, 11:37 AM
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What trigger is on yours? And what mods have you done?
All stock - no mods. From what I can tell, they all ship with the skeletonized trigger now. I've put 300-400 rounds through it so far and it has been 100%. More accurate than I am.
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Old 05-08-2012, 01:49 PM
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Strictly range, try something from STI. I've been wanting one for a while.
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:02 PM
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Range, carry or duty; a Baer is the best bang for the buck once you get beyond the Colt price range; hands down.

Good gun huntin',

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