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Old 10-21-2011, 06:54 AM   #21
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I didn't intend to get people so worked up here, but I have to say the knowledge and humorous friendly banter is why I joined FirearmsTalk.com.

I guess I should clarify, I'm just trying to get the best quality bang for my buck on a 1911 straight out of the box where I don't have to do anything to it. I've fired a Sig, Kimber, 3" Springfield, and a Dan Wesson at the range closest to my house. The Kimber is a rental and the others were fellow shooters who wanted to trade a mag of my USP Tac for a mag through their 1911, so I feel very comfortable with the Kimber since I have shot it more. However, that does not mean it is the best, in fact after reading several of the 1911 posts I'm more confused because of the manufacturer buffet of 1911s.

So for 1911 in the range of $1k (<$1300) where do I turn? Again I want to stress my sincere thanks to all of you who are taking the time to help me out.
One that I was actually surprised with (because I hate this company) was the Taurus 1911-ALR. Now I personally wouldn't buy one, but if you're looking for a cheap 1911 that shoots decent, I'd say that might do the trick for you. But like I said earlier, you know my standpoint on 1911's. I'd have to take out a second mortgage and call up my evening birdie friends.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:06 AM   #22
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Also take a look at the Sig 1911 and the Remington R1 1911.

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You might also look into Rock River Arms. My uncles got 2 springfield A2s and i like them alot, they just aint a colt if you are wanting cheap but effective you might look into regents, llamas, and stars if you can find them. The regents are finiky bout some kinds of ammo though.

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Also as cane would tell you and i have to agree, glocks are only good for making leggos mon ami just joken. In all honesty a glock is like any other gun- depends on a persons tastes. Me personally i dont like any gun that comes apart in my hands the first time i rapid fire 3 rounds through the dang thing.

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Default No Tauras or Rock River for me

I am with USMC_Richey, I am not a fan of Tauras, and for some reason Rock River's name just doesn't inspire confidence.

So I think I have narrowed the field down, with all your help, to Kimber, Springfield, Wilson, Colt, Nighthawk (only if I win the lottery), and possibly Sig or Remington. I have read more recommendations for Kimber, Springfield, and Wilson than I have for any other 1911 in these forums. Correct me if I am wrong, but Colt's quality and reliability has declined since the 1991 series and it is possible that Kimbers with a Roman Numeral II behind it my have similar issues.

I'm also realizing I may have to raise my price range a bit because I would rather wait and purchase a USA made 1911 I really want instead of settling for one that is almost there for a little less.

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I am with USMC_Richey, I am not a fan of Tauras, and for some reason Rock River's name just doesn't inspire confidence.

So I think I have narrowed the field down, with all your help, to Kimber, Springfield, Wilson, Colt, Nighthawk (only if I win the lottery), and possibly Sig or Remington. I have read more recommendations for Kimber, Springfield, and Wilson than I have for any other 1911 in these forums. Correct me if I am wrong, but Colt's quality and reliability has declined since the 1991 series and it is possible that Kimbers with a Roman Numeral II behind it my have similar issues.

I'm also realizing I may have to raise my price range a bit because I would rather wait and purchase a USA made 1911 I really want instead of settling for one that is almost there for a little less.
I don't think that's the case. I think other companies have just risen up. Firearms manufacturing used to be a really expensive thing, and it's easier now a days with our technology. Colt's guns are still great, it's just that there are a lot of companies that make even better ones (and this is just personal preference, some people would die for the colt name and for good reason).
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Ya colt did have some issues but my newer colts are amazingly accurate. As in 16 rounds in a ragged whole the size of a baseball at 20 yards. That accuracy is also alot of practice and natural talent though. Mainly practice, with some mods to the guns. Things like trigger work and better sights.

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What kind do yall think this one is??

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Looks like either a kimber or a springfield

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That is a beautiful 1911, the grips are awesome. I like the HK blade as well. What is it?

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