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mbd 11-30-2011 05:18 PM

1911 question
Hi all!
I am looking to purchase a 1911 style 45,
and would love to be able to afford the colt, but it's a little out
Of my price range...
I have around 800.00 to spend, and was wondering if anyone has any opinion, on the Taurus PT, or the Para Ord GI .?
Any other suggestions are greatly appreciated!!

Marlinman 11-30-2011 05:25 PM

The taurus is a good gun but there are better ones out there for that price. Ruger, sig, rock river, regent, springfield arms, s&w are all good weapons. What are you wanting it for?

MrWray 11-30-2011 06:18 PM

You can pick up a RIA for a little under $500, and "IMO" is a better 1911 than the two you mentioned..that would leave you with some extra money for a nice holster,some better mags, and some ammo

Overkill0084 11-30-2011 06:20 PM

Depending on your preferences, a blued Colt 1991 comes pretty close ($775 to $835.) Granted, not a lot of goodies, but it's a Colt.
Aside from that, Springfield Armory would be a great place to start looking. Desert Eagle makes a pretty decent one as well. Lower down the food chain, Rock Island is worth a look. There are others that I can't think of right now.

chucksolo69 11-30-2011 06:28 PM

I have both a RIA Compact and a Springfield Armory GI .45. Both are reliable, accurate 1911s. With the RIA you do get more features for the money.

mbd 11-30-2011 07:22 PM

Thank you for all the ideas guys!!
Looks like I have a little researching to do!!
I appreciate the time and suggestions, and hopefully will have a picture of my new acquisition up here soon!!!!

Firearms4ever 11-30-2011 07:47 PM

Like Overkill said, you could probably find a 1991 Model Colt 1911 for your price range, but finding one is going to be a problem. I would recommend Springfield, Sig Saurer, and Smith and Wesson as an alternative to the Colt for your price range.

Axxe55 11-30-2011 08:48 PM

check out the Remington R-1 also, i think you could get it for close to your price range too. the Springfield is my first choice.

Olympus 11-30-2011 10:52 PM

For $800, you can do better than a Taurus and MUCH better than a Para.

HOSSFLY 12-01-2011 12:27 AM


Originally Posted by Olympus (Post 640373)
For $800, you can do better than a Taurus and MUCH better than a Para.

Agree- Lots to choose from in the $800 range & get ammo to boot -

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