1911... Best brand? - Page 2
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns > 1911 Forum > 1911... Best brand?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-15-2012, 07:23 AM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sputnik1988's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The Bluegrass state
Posts: 2,877
Liked 712 Times on 463 Posts
Likes Given: 1949

Default

The Colt 1991 is a 1911, I've seen them brand new for $600

Look at them, Rock Island Armory, Springfield or Auto Ordnance if you want a G.I. style. If you want something a little more updated, look at Springfield, Kimber or Colt.

These are by no means the only good choices as most 1911s are about as good as the next.

__________________
Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid. - John Wayne

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
sputnik1988 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 07:25 AM   #12
Feedback Score: 3 reviews
 
okdonk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Las Vegas,Nevada
Posts: 2,771
Liked 235 Times on 203 Posts
Likes Given: 66

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JMAtactical

I have smiths and i have glocks and even a bond arms snake charmer which is sick but my carry weapon and range weapon should imo be the same. I am tired of my glock but still love it. Its like the wife or gf you cant stand but she always makes you a great dinner and is there for you lol
That makes sense. I'm a huge fan of Glock BUT open to any other brands or platforms.
__________________
okdonk is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 07:27 AM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JMAtactical's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 365
Liked 34 Times on 25 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sputnik1988
The Colt 1991 is a 1911, I've seen them brand new for $600

Look at them, Rock Island Armory, Springfield or Auto Ordnance if you want a G.I. style. If you want something a little more updated, look at Springfield, Kimber or Colt.

These are by no means the only good choices as most 1911s are about as good as the next.
Thats me in a nut shell i want the updated stuff. But i cant yet decide when it comes to this gun because it is a legend and i am never 100% sure about wth i want lol
__________________
JMAtactical is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 07:32 AM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sputnik1988's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: The Bluegrass state
Posts: 2,877
Liked 712 Times on 463 Posts
Likes Given: 1949

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JMAtactical View Post
Thats me in a nut shell i want the updated stuff. But i cant yet decide when it comes to this gun because it is a legend and i am never 100% sure about wth i want lol
Here is my Taurus, it had a rough break in period, but it's been 100% since. What is you max budget?
imag0130.jpg  
__________________
Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid. - John Wayne

ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
sputnik1988 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 07:51 AM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: West, by God, Funroe,Louisiana
Posts: 18,707
Liked 9206 Times on 5058 Posts
Likes Given: 74

Default

my springfield was $640 cash price, the LGS ate the sales tax for a cash purchase.

__________________
trip286 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 02:18 PM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HOSSFLY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lufkin,Tx
Posts: 6,932
Liked 2181 Times on 1472 Posts
Likes Given: 1191

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by trip286 View Post
my springfield was $640 cash price, the LGS ate the sales tax for a cash purchase.
Your LGS sounds like mine- old school & there to make a deal
Still ain't heard a price range-
Now (after 3 out of 4 gud ones) i'm a RIA fan but i must stay within a budget-
I'd really like to have a "full blown" Springfield-
This is my RIA of choice right now- About $500 invested

__________________

Texan By Birth & Choice
USMC/VIET NAM VET

HOSSFLY is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 02:20 PM   #17
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Chainfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,777
Liked 1651 Times on 985 Posts
Likes Given: 361

Default

I have had my Springfield 1911A1, just a plain Jane, since the 80s, have fired untold amounts of ammo through it, have never replaced a part, and it still shoots very well. The only problem I ever had was from buying cheap magazines. Once I swapped to McCormic mags, it has worked flawlessly. It looks a little long-in-the-tooth from many years of riding in leather, on my hip, in a tropical climate, but then again, I show a bit of wear myself.

I own more than just a few firearms, but this one would be the last to go.

__________________

"It is better to be too skeptical then too credulous"

Carl Sagan

Chainfire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 02:23 PM   #18
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Chainfire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 3,777
Liked 1651 Times on 985 Posts
Likes Given: 361

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HOSSFLY View Post
Your LGS sounds like mine- old school & there to make a deal
Still ain't heard a price range-
Now (after 3 out of 4 gud ones) i'm a RIA fan but i must stay within a budget-
I'd really like to have a "full blown" Springfield-
This is my RIA of choice right now- About $500 invested

I do not own a RIA myself, but the only people I have ever hear complaining about them, didn't own one either. I have a friend who must own a dozen of them. If I bought another, it would be a RIA.
__________________

"It is better to be too skeptical then too credulous"

Carl Sagan

Chainfire is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 02:43 PM   #19
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JMAtactical's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 365
Liked 34 Times on 25 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sputnik1988

Here is my Taurus, it had a rough break in period, but it's been 100% since. What is you max budget?
600 to 750
__________________
JMAtactical is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-2012, 03:21 PM   #20
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
jhughe11's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 35
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by HOSSFLY

Your LGS sounds like mine- old school & there to make a deal
Still ain't heard a price range-
Now (after 3 out of 4 gud ones) i'm a RIA fan but i must stay within a budget-
I'd really like to have a "full blown" Springfield-
This is my RIA of choice right now- About $500 invested
Are those the original sights? I have a RIA 1911 and I hate the sights! I want 3 dot sights but I think I have the novak ones now? Anyways if there not the original sights did you change them or get someone else to do it?
__________________
jhughe11 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Brand New Remington 1911 bikerlbf406 1911 Forum 28 05-30-2012 03:33 AM
My first brand new 1911 xdm11chad 1911 Forum 73 12-20-2011 02:22 PM
AR-15 brand new, how to? xdm11chad AR-15 Discussion 9 10-19-2011 12:04 AM
AR-15 Brand WhaleNoises AR-15 Discussion 62 10-15-2011 06:53 AM
Brand new please help HomieDontUKnowMe .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 11 10-05-2010 07:12 PM