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Old 11-30-2011, 05:05 PM   #11
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I just purchased a Hi-Point .45 as an experiment and all I can say is don't knock it till you try it. That thing shoots like a dream had 2 FTF's in the first 100 rds but that was a mag issue(last round in the mag). That thing is accurate as hell.

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I just purchased a Hi-Point .45 as an experiment and all I can say is don't knock it till you try it. That thing shoots like a dream had 2 FTF's in the first 100 rds but that was a mag issue(last round in the mag). That thing is accurate as hell.
There are oh so many reasons I wouldn't try a hi-point. I'm sure the guns operate fine and dandy, but its not for me. I've got the funds to do better and I fully intend to do so.
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You asked for recommendations, I answered. If you don't like it, just say no thanks and move on, or say nothing, no need to get critical.
I guess you have a point, but i'm still surprised, given the amount I indicated, that you'd do so as you did. I guess thanks for the thought, but I long ago ruled that brand out as an option.
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Oh I understand fully but I was amazed at how well that gun shoots.

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You could get into a 1911 Rock Island Armory for under $500. I did over the weekend.

Could look at the Springfield xd or the Smith & Wesson M&P.
Also, similarly, made in the philipines is American Classic, making the same piece, basically. But these are hard to find here, especially the chrome 45.
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A good 45 for under $500?

You can find a multitude of polymers. Most of them are quite reliable, but to be perfectly honest I'd be more concerned about the reliability of a new Taurus than I would a used gun. Most Taurii are just fine, but their sketchy track record is also undeniable.

EAA makes some really solid 45s for under $500, as does Bersa. And then there's entry level 1911s. The Para GI Expert for example, can be found for $500-650:

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My two cents: a sig. It's hard to go wrong with a sig and I see plenty of them for $500 and below. Reliable, accurate, and look super shexy.

As Sweeper said, some of the entry level 1911's would be a good bet as well. Always hard to go wrong with a 1911. The Rock Island 1911's are a good bet, I was a little skeptical about the quality considering most credible 1911's are +$800 but I was pretty impressed when I shot my buddies. His was like $520 and looked like this one:

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Yup, I'm near certain that I'm going with an entry level 1911 like Rock Island or Metro Arms.

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Definite no on the S&W, but that Rock Island looks amazing. I'm very interested. Tired of compacts, have two, a well priced, good old fashioned 1911 is just what the doctor ordered. Great suggestion man, thanks.
I recomend the RIA 1911 (Tactical is great) but sounds like the 1911GI would suit you perfect

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Colt,Rock Island, High Standard, Springfield, Remmington, they all have parts you can interchange and easy to get and cheaper than a S&W or Sig.
I sell a lot of HighPoints and when they bring them back and want to trade they get pissed when they find out that they are worth very little.
The people that own Taurus's like them, but I've never wanted one, I would rather spend a little extra and get a Beretta.
You ask for opinions and these are from someone who has shot them all.
I respect everyone's opinion and if you don't agree with mine tell me about it. I'm betcha I've heard a helluva lot worse. Trying different guns are what makes shooting fun. Now go shoot something.

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