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Old 01-15-2021, 12:40 PM
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Default Given the option, what grade would you select?

Hi all,

Sent in my R2 paperwork, so the long wait begins.

Just was curious what you would select, if given the option of any of the three grades? Is Field always the way to go if money isn't an issue?

Edit: Pictures of the FG I received.

Barrel is "F" marked
W.B inspector mark
I believe Colt VP stamped.
6 digit on the frame


https://i.imgur.com/D89YLdg.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/sZrJoz1.jpg

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Old 01-15-2021, 12:53 PM
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Depends what YOU want. If you want one probably reparked and looking like it’s sort of new, then get the top grade. If you want the “been there” look then get one of the others.

Lots pf pics posted here on the CMP Forum to give you a better idea of what each grade may generally get you.
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Old 01-15-2021, 01:48 PM
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Very nice! I love it.
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Old 01-15-2021, 02:43 PM
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If you're going to be a bear, be a grizzly! Go all the way for a service grade. My wife and I are well please with our service grades.
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Old 01-15-2021, 03:42 PM
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Field.
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Old 01-15-2021, 04:26 PM
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There is no wrong answer. I know guys who were disappointed or underwhelmed by their service grades. I am really happy with my Field Grade and so are others here.

Sure if you want to play the odds choose Service. CMP 1911 Customer Service told me that the difference usually comes down to finish wear. U are gonna be happy with field or service. Some like rack to save $200 and they are willing to take a chance on worn finish or other issues and quite a few get lucky as well with what they get.
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Old 01-15-2021, 04:44 PM
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Service grade, if it will be the only one I'll get a chance to buy I'm going as high a grade as offered.
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Old 01-15-2021, 05:31 PM
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Field or maybe even rack? I'd like one that hasn't been reparked. Hoping for an original/worn finish matching frame and slide. Singer of course
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Old 01-15-2021, 07:24 PM
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Field grade for the "been there" look, Service grade for an almost like new look. I have a SG and I love it . My son has a FG but I love it more. Is that possible?
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Old 01-15-2021, 07:56 PM
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I had faced this same dilemma.. In my heart and mind I was always leaning towards field grade..
She told me it was luck of the draw out of the graded box...
I'm extremely happy with my field grade!


http://imgur.com/gallery/rJcdQb3

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