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Old 12-03-2009, 11:34 PM   #11
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so where do I go to look for options for the 1911? where can I find average pricing?

please be gentle on this (Im a car guy first) is there a place to "Build your own" online to see the cost, like you can with new cars online?

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what is your budget....just let it be known that 1911's are not the cheapest guns but nothing compares to them, you will not be disappointed in the money you spend
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Old 12-03-2009, 11:35 PM   #12
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Could you be a little more vague?

You might want to go to a good range that rents pistols, try a few, and then you might be able to start narrowing your preferences down. I don't know of anything like the "build-a-car" you were talking about that could help you do the same with firearms.
a build a bear workshop for pistols would be nice
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Old 12-04-2009, 01:43 AM   #13
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what is your budget....just let it be known that 1911's are not the cheapest guns but nothing compares to them, you will not be disappointed in the money you spend
Im not sure what my budget is, Im in the "looking" stage, trying to narrow down my view

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I would recommend a Kimber or Springfield Armory 1911. I happen to own both brands. I know you said you wanted a steel frame but if you're open to other options such as tinker-toys (polymer/plastic) that are really reliable, durable, and have a very manageable recoile then check out the Springfield XD45 (service, compact, or tactical). Either way you go, you can't go wrong.

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I agree with what kusterlexd said, I also own a Kimber and and XD. Both are great weapons that are easy to point and shoot. I would trust my life to either. If you're still in the looking stage check out Ebang, the Gun Auction Search Engine . It's a search engine that searches all of the gun auction sites like gunbroker, auction arms, ect....Should give you an idea of the going rate. Just remember if you buy online you'll have to ship it and pay for the transfer at a local gun shop. I've seen the transfer range from $20 to $50.

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I handled a 45 ACP Colt Commander and a Springfield Armory 1911 ss 45 ACP a couple of days ago and all I can say is that I have a bit of buyers remorse for not owning both over my XDm 40 and Cougar 40. The only thing that makes me feel any better is that I can still get my hands on 40 S&W ammo more regularly than I see 45 ACP on the shelf. I guess it's just that I'm an old fart but I happen to like steel/stainless steel the best and even though I know poly framed pistols have proven themselves I still have a bit of a problem of wrapping my mind around plastic and heavy duty machinery (like 1911's are). All this said, you really ought to shoot as many weapons available as you can otherwise you may end up with "Buyers Remorse" from buying something that really doesn't fit you.

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