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Old 04-17-2012, 03:16 PM   #11
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]If you're on a budget and want to get into 1911s then I suggest looking into the Ruger SR1911. They're not very expensive
1st time i've heard Ruger 1911 & entry level in the same sentence
Course you have to find one first
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What classifies a certain 1911 as "entry level"? Price? Workmanship? Quality? I'm new to the 1911 world myself and my first is a Ruger.

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Look at them ALL, buy the one that speaks to you.

BUT, know this; it will NOT be your last 1911! It is a platform you grow into. What strikes you now as a "must-have" will change because the 1911 changes you.

There is a purpose for each size 1911. It sounds like your initial interest would be best satisfied with a FS 5" Government model.

If modification (for function not aesthetics) is your goal, build your gun like you build a house, start with the best foundation.

I would suggest starting with a Colt Series 70 and shoot the snot out of it. Get to know the true ergonomics that John Browning incorporated into his design before the word was coined.

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What classifies a certain 1911 as "entry level"? Price? Workmanship? Quality? I'm new to the 1911 world myself and my first is a Ruger.
"Entry level" only applies to the user, not the firearm.
Every and any 1911 is a thing of beauty and for the advance pistoleer.
Owning one is the same as stepping up from cheap whiskey to a fine bourbon.
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"Entry level" only applies to the user, not the firearm.
Every and any 1911 is a thing of beauty and for the advance pistoleer.
Owning one is the same as stepping up from cheap whiskey to a fine bourbon.
I love the inherent elitism and easy access to it. I hear a lot about the springfields, colts, rugers, and sigs, but I'm am very interested in the Remington R1911. I have one friend that owns a kimber custom eclipse, and another with a citadel, so I'm familiar with 1911's, and I can see and tell a big difference, but know one really says much about the Remington other than "it's just mil-spec." I've looked at the others, they do look nice, but I enjoy the understated class of simplicity.

Any thoughts?

Edit: I should say I'd be getting it to carry sometimes, but mostly just for plinking.
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"Entry level" only applies to the user, not the firearm.
Every and any 1911 is a thing of beauty and for the advance pistoleer.
Owning one is the same as stepping up from cheap whiskey to a fine bourbon.
Got it. Thanks
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I love the inherent elitism and easy access to it. I hear a lot about the springfields, colts, rugers, and sigs, but I'm am very interested in the Remington R1911. I have one friend that owns a kimber custom eclipse, and another with a citadel, so I'm familiar with 1911's, and I can see and tell a big difference, but know one really says much about the Remington other than "it's just mil-spec." I've looked at the others, they do look nice, but I enjoy the understated class of simplicity.

Any thoughts?

Edit: I should say I'd be getting it to carry sometimes, but mostly just for plinking.
I have the R1. I call it a good "entry level" 1911. Simple, no frills but it's not a Colt and its price point establishes it as such.

Impressions on the Remington 1911R1
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I have the R1. I call it a good "entry level" 1911. Simple, no frills but it's not a Colt and its price point establishes it as such.

Impressions on the Remington 1911R1
Thank you canebrake, that was awesome. Just a few "noob" questions:
What are MIM parts?
What does MSH mean?

Thanks again!
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Thank you canebrake, that was awesome. Just a few "noob" questions:
What are MIM parts?
What does MSH mean?

Thanks again!
MIM is "metal injection molding"

MSH is "main spring housing"
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