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Pjj342 01-12-2011 02:26 AM

CHEAP .45s
I have recently been looking into the future and thinking about a cheaper 45 acp. Ive been looking around and have been surprised with my findings. Rock Island Armory 1911 45 $400-500, Interstate arms 1911 45 $350-450, American classic by metro arms 1911 45 $400-500, and Taurus 24/7 OSS 45 $325 (WOW). Any insight on any of these guns. Ive heard not much good about polymer framed taurus's. Im really interested in the 24/7 though. I just wonder how good these guns are.

Shihan 01-12-2011 02:37 AM

If you are looking for an inexpensive .45 you can find a Ruger P90 for about $275.

If you are looking for a good inexpensive 1911 .45, I don't think you could go wrong with a Rock Island.

canebrake 01-12-2011 02:44 AM

willfully armed 01-12-2011 03:48 AM

Nothing wrong with that 24/7.

Better than a Sigma or Ruger P series anyday

nate 01-12-2011 04:26 AM

I had a Thompson Auto-Ordinace 1911 that was a pretty good shooter other than the front sight flying out of it cause they didnt peen it over.

remington7mm 01-12-2011 04:39 AM

i just got a m&p 45 acp for 515 shipped from buds.

sweeper22 01-12-2011 05:39 AM

While I've never owned a Taurus, most of what I've heard about the 24/7 lineup has been really positive. If they're reliable, it's tough to beat that price.

I went with the XD myself. Picked up a used XD45 service with four mags, the full XD kit, and a Supertuck for $460...all in barely used condition.

NGIB 01-12-2011 07:03 AM


Originally Posted by willfully armed (Post 420666)
Nothing wrong with that 24/7.

Better than a Sigma or Ruger P series anyday

I've owned all three. The Sigma & Ruger P89 were rock solid reliable. The bought new Taurus 24/7 Pro failed in the first week and it took Taurus 13 weeks to repair it. I sold it at a loss. These are facts not opinions...

willfully armed 01-12-2011 07:37 AM


Originally Posted by NGIB (Post 420766)
These are facts not opinions...

Then your experience has been different than mine.

danf_fl 01-12-2011 07:43 AM

Three 1911's and one other on comparo. Are you looking at caliber or platform? Of those 1911's offered, I would rather go with the Rock Island. The Phillipines has (had) two 1911 manufacturers, and RIA gets the nod better than the other.

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