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Old 10-21-2012, 03:24 PM   #11
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How about the citadel centennial edition?

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The least expensive 1911 that I have handled & shot is the Rock Island. For under $500 fit & finish are suprisingly good. Accuracy is at least as good as the shooter behind it.

It is built in PI and the mothership is Armscor.

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Old 10-21-2012, 04:01 PM   #13
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if you check around online, sometimes you can get a Rock Island in .45 for $370ish. i paid $400 for my Rock Island 9mm a few months back & absolutely love it, no problems or issues with it yet,

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Has anybody tried the ruger sr1911?
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How about the citadel centennial edition?
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The least expensive 1911 that I have handled & shot is the Rock Island. For under $500 fit & finish are suprisingly good. Accuracy is at least as good as the shooter behind it.

It is built in PI and the mothership is Armscor.
there are a few members here who have the SR1911 and so far seem very pleased with them. they are the lucky few, because until Ruger ups the production, they are a litttle hard to come by, but ithink it's getting better.

the Citadel i believe is also made in the Philipine Islands as well. have not heard anything bad about them. i have seen only one in a pawn shop, that i looked over. it was lightly used but seemed to be worth the asking price of $450.

i have to agree with Biker, that the RIA is a very good budget 1911 to start with. from own handling of them and from reports of use by other members here, i would not hesitate in buying one. the fit and finish are very good and at usually under $600 would be a very good value for the money.
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I love my sr1911

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I just got an American classic commander... $499. Looks amazing and shoots great too!

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I just got an American classic commander... $499. Looks amazing and shoots great too!
Good job! Lmk after a few hundred rounds how you like it.
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Good job! Lmk after a few hundred rounds how you like it.
HMMMMM! her's mine after some minor changes and several hundreds of rounds later! shoots awesome!

changes are grips, grip screws, thumb safey, slide release, mag release and de-polishing to dull the chrome finish as to not appear as shiny.
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You won't find a good quality 1911 for under $300 (unless it's stolen). There are more than a few decent quality ones at the $500 mark. I would expect to get a good quality 1911 at $750+

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You won't find a good quality 1911 for under $300 (unless it's stolen). There are more than a few decent quality ones at the $500 mark. I would expect to get a good quality 1911 at $750+
True, unless you find something used and a motivated seller. My SIG 1911 cost me $720 net. But truthfully I couldn't find any sub $600 1911 that I was impressed with its finish, sights and other features.
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