Best bang for my buck?!
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns > 1911 Forum > Best bang for my buck?!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-11-2012, 08:45 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JTEX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 91
Liked 10 Times on 5 Posts

Default Best bang for my buck?!

Looking for my first 1911! I'm looking for a cheap commander size gun and planning on putting some Wilson combat parts into it as I go. I was sold on the RIA but now I've started looking at all the other "cheapies" so my question is... What would be the best 1911 for the money considering I will be putting a couple hundred dollars into it as the cash comes?

__________________
JTEX is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 02-11-2012, 09:07 PM   #2
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Overkill0084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Weber County, Utah
Posts: 4,623
Liked 3167 Times on 1591 Posts
Likes Given: 401

Default

I'd think about hunting down a used SA GI or Mil Spec, maybe a Colt, something of that nature. Good basic pistols. If your going to build something, start with a good foundation. Putting & fitting $300+ worth of parts on a $400 pistol doesn't make sense to me. YMMV.

__________________
Cheers,
Greg
MSgt, USAF, Retired
NRA Life Member

Liberals are constantly telling us about the poor and oppressed in this country. With that in mind, why do they feel the need to keep importing poor people from other countries?
Overkill0084 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2012, 09:09 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DodgerBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Maricopa county, AZ
Posts: 769
Liked 80 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 36

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Overkill0084 View Post
I'd think about hunting down a used SA GI or Mil Spec, maybe a Colt, something of that nature. Good basic pistols. If your going to build something, start with a good foundation. Putting & fitting $300+ worth of parts on a $400 pistol doesn't make sense to me. YMMV.
Listen to the penguin
__________________

Loyalty can't be bought at any price;
but it can be rented remarkably cheaply.

DodgerBlue is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2012, 09:19 PM   #4
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
sweeper22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 2,493
Liked 275 Times on 217 Posts
Likes Given: 36

Default

Just 3-4 weeks ago Bud's had the Sig C3 w/CT grips on sale for under $800. No kidding. Kinda wish I'd have bit. Maybe it'll go back on sale at some point. Looks like this:

__________________
"The Future is Unwritten"
sweeper22 is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2012, 09:37 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
DodgerBlue's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Maricopa county, AZ
Posts: 769
Liked 80 Times on 53 Posts
Likes Given: 36

Default

that C3 is amazing at 800.00!! Please alert the boys here on the forum should you come across that again.

__________________

Loyalty can't be bought at any price;
but it can be rented remarkably cheaply.

DodgerBlue is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2012, 11:45 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
canebrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: 150 miles NE of Sloppy Joe's Bar
Posts: 21,941
Liked 1429 Times on 809 Posts
Likes Given: 1290

Default

Want the best Commander out there today?

Want one that needs absolutely no upgrading?

Save a few nickels and get the Colt 21st Century Wiley Clapp Commander.


The Colt 21st Century Wiley Clapp Commander

  • Suggested Retail $1379
  • Series '70 style action with no firing pin safety and improved trigger pull
  • Alloy receiver for a light pistol that carries easy
  • Original style small safety, slide lock and magazine catch, no extensions
  • Front & rear slide serrations
  • Long black trigger, flat S&A mainspring housing
  • Colt's new beavertail grip safety for comfort in long shooting sessions
  • Special Novak sights – extra-wide notch and bead front for any-light shooting
  • Tactical Oval grips with forward taper and fingerprint checkering
  • Pete Single 25 lpi checkering on the pistol's front-strap
  • Special factory serial number run
Part# 04840WC

It's one sweet 70 series Commander.
__________________
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake02jpg.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...ps18cfbeae.jpg

Get her dirty, then clean her so she starts to respect you. When her trust is complete, she will serve you well for a lifetime!

"...if doves shot back, there wouldn't be a need for a bag limit."
- orangello
canebrake is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2012, 12:10 AM   #7
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HOSSFLY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lufkin,Tx
Posts: 6,932
Liked 2182 Times on 1472 Posts
Likes Given: 1191

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JTEX View Post
Looking for my first 1911! I'm looking for a cheap commander size gun and planning on putting some Wilson combat parts into it as I go. I was sold on the RIA but now I've started looking at all the other "cheapies" so my question is... What would be the best 1911 for the money considering I will be putting a couple hundred dollars into it as the cash comes?
Well first off I'd stay with the RIA for the money-
2nd- Why (or how) put another $200 into it
I can understand putting mabe a hundred into a good gun for xtra goodies-
I bought my RIA Tactical & added a MSH/Magwell & grips but what else would we want?
__________________

Texan By Birth & Choice
USMC/VIET NAM VET

HOSSFLY is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2012, 12:10 AM   #8
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JTEX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 91
Liked 10 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Ok ok ok... I think you guys missed 1 word I threw in my post... CHEAP!!! If I had the money I would love to have any of the guns mentioned BUT, I don't. Haha
I'm looking for a 1911 I can buy for cheap and use it to tinker on and learn more about the 1911..
Maybe I can afford one of those nice pieces mentioned in the future 😉

__________________
JTEX is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2012, 12:12 AM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
HOSSFLY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Lufkin,Tx
Posts: 6,932
Liked 2182 Times on 1472 Posts
Likes Given: 1191

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JTEX View Post
Ok ok ok... I think you guys missed 1 word I threw in my post... CHEAP!!! If I had the money I would love to have any of the guns mentioned BUT, I don't. Haha
I'm looking for a 1911 I can buy for cheap and use it to tinker on and learn more about the 1911..
Maybe I can afford one of those nice pieces mentioned in the future 😉
Again- Start with the RIA

__________________

Texan By Birth & Choice
USMC/VIET NAM VET

HOSSFLY is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2012, 12:33 AM   #10
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
canebrake's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: 150 miles NE of Sloppy Joe's Bar
Posts: 21,941
Liked 1429 Times on 809 Posts
Likes Given: 1290

Default

CHEAP!!! is always expensive. (and a compromise)

What are the long term consequences of instant gratification?
__________________
http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...brake02jpg.jpg

http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/...ps18cfbeae.jpg

Get her dirty, then clean her so she starts to respect you. When her trust is complete, she will serve you well for a lifetime!

"...if doves shot back, there wouldn't be a need for a bag limit."
- orangello
canebrake is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
best bang for the buck ammo bigErc .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 14 02-08-2012 10:08 PM
Condor - Bang-for-the-Buck milspecdepot Sponsor Display 0 06-06-2011 10:10 PM
Best bang for the buck on 223 ammo Mossyoakman3006 AR-15 Discussion 18 02-27-2011 09:45 PM