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Old 02-07-2012, 12:24 AM   #1
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I'm looking to buy a new 1911. What are the best ones for the price. What caliber and options can I look to expect and what are some of the best brands. Looking to spend around a grand but would love to pay less if I could or more if necessary.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:41 AM   #2
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At that price you have many options.

Sig Sauer makes a nice model
Kimber has a nice line up in that range as well.

To me, a 1911 isn't really a 1911 unless its a 45. If you want stopping power or round capacity?

Just my opinions, I however bought a Sig and sold my Kimber then bought another Sig.

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I've decided on the Springfield Loaded. It's under a grand and comes in quite a few configurations and finishes. I'll be purchasing mine in a couple of months.

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I have looked at some sigs. I have an xdm .45 and like it but would rather be carrying a 1911.

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Are the compact .45s bad?

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In the information age in a capitalistic society, supply and demand are tightly intertwined. Buyers can research manufacturers, find consumer reviews (if you can sort them from the faux reviews), and learn pricing before even setting foot in the door of a store to lay down hard earned dollars.

What does that have to do with your question? Well, it means that a manufacturer that attempts to jack up its prices above what is supported by the quality and value of their product will soon not be selling enough product to stay in business. Sure, there are retail markups to contend with, but retail prices are significantly impacted by wholesale prices.

So in general, you get what you pay for. Buy a $450 1911 and you'll get less than if you buy a $900 1911. It's easiest to see this within a brand. Look at an entry level rack Kimber and compare its cost to a semi-custom shop workup of that same gun. The extra $400 gets you a bunch of added value.

Now compare a $1250 Kimber to a $2500 Les Baer. Some differences you will see, and some you'll feel. Is Les Baer a bad buy? No. But Les Baer is out of most folks reach.

So bottom line, if you are looking at 1911s from companies that have been around awhile, you will get what you pay for, and you will get more if you pay more.

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Are the compact .45s bad?
No not bad at all.


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Sig makes a excellent 1911, TacOps. Ill get flamed for this but my Taurus has give me zero problems and comes with a boatload of options.

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