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Old 03-23-2012, 06:20 AM   #1
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Is it possible to get a reliable Commander sized 1911 in .45 acp for around $400-500?

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Old 03-23-2012, 06:27 AM   #2
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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
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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.
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You can get a new Rock Island Armory for about $500.

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Rock Island from I hear.

Just love showing my SIG Commander off!

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RIA my friend
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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.

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Rock Island from I hear.

Just love showing my SIG Commander off!
Not as pretty as my Colt Commander Dodger!

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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.

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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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