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Kamarathin 03-23-2012 07:20 AM

1911 on a budget
 
Is it possible to get a reliable Commander sized 1911 in .45 acp for around $400-500?

ZombieBrawler 03-23-2012 07:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Kamarathin
Is it possible to get a reliable Commander sized 1911 in .45 acp for around $400-500?

New? No idea so many people make a version is hard to see whats decent let alone for that price. Might have to go used? Or suck up a few more bucks and buy a good new one to begin with, a quality brand and never take the chance on a crap gun. Just my .02... Glad i have a few times

Axxe55 03-23-2012 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Kamarathin (Post 749118)
Is it possible to get a reliable Commander sized 1911 in .45 acp for around $400-500?

Metroarms makes the American Classic 1911 pistols, makes a Commander sized pistol. also make an Officer sized one called an Amigo.

theundeadelvis 03-24-2012 12:54 AM

You can get a new Rock Island Armory for about $500.

DodgerBlue 03-24-2012 01:12 AM

Rock Island from I hear.
http://www.gunnarsofiowa.com/155-503...ron-45-acp.jpg
Just love showing my SIG Commander off!

HOSSFLY 03-24-2012 01:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Kamarathin (Post 749118)
Is it possible to get a reliable Commander sized 1911 in .45 acp for around $400-500?

RIA my friend :)

sweeper22 03-24-2012 02:17 AM

RIA is probably going to be the safest bet for under $500. I haven't ever shot one, but I hear nearly 100% positive comments about them.

Bud's had the commander-framed version of the Para Ordnance GI Expert on sale for $549 for a few weeks. But it got bumped up to $617 a couple days ago. Still a tough deal to beat, and it's where I'd probably lean for budget commander.

canebrake 03-24-2012 02:28 AM

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Originally Posted by DodgerBlue (Post 749810)
Rock Island from I hear.
http://www.gunnarsofiowa.com/155-503...ron-45-acp.jpg
Just love showing my SIG Commander off!

Not as pretty as my Colt Commander Dodger!

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...der_1911-1.jpg

Axxe55 03-24-2012 01:17 PM

check out the vendor here, Slickguns, they advertise a RIA 1911 Officer style pistol for $398 shipped. i have looked at the RIA pistols and am impressed enough also by others who have them that i would definately give one a try. i do like the feel of them, and they appear to be well made and fitted. they don't feel cheap by any means. the only area i have any concern with them is the magazines, this is one area they do take a shortcut in, as mine with my American Classic were not that great either. it's not a big issue for me, and most of us will buy more magazines anyways. it's not like there is any shortage of quality magazine makers in the marketplace.

limbkiller 03-24-2012 10:17 PM

RIA, Metro Arms, and ATI all make guns in that price range. All are Filipino made guns if that bothers you.


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