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Old 09-05-2012, 04:53 PM   #11
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Its all on a firearm to firearm basis, ive got an "affordable" 1911 and i couldnt ask for a better gun, its been flawless. Then ive also seen a few of the 1k+ 1911s that werent worth their weight in lead, i wouldnt rely on them for range use much less my life.
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The American Classics are a great buy, I own a Kimber and an American Classic Amigo (3 1/2"). I love my Amigo, half the price of my Kimber almost and is an outstanding firearm.

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If it doesn't run, and you have NOT made any "BUBBA" mods, send it back!

STI should make it right.

If you did mod it, shame on you! (And stop blaming STI!)
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If it doesn't run, and you have NOT made any "BUBBA" mods, send it back!

STI should make it right.

If you did mod it, shame on you! (And stop blaming STI!)
Its my ladies elektra. Im not allowed to mod it.
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STI has the best customer service in the business. They will treat you right and take care of your gun. And they will do it quickly too.

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You are talking about a 1911. An instrument designed for combat. Why on earth would you want the cheapest? Save yourself a lot of time and aggravation (and maybe your life too). Hold off on your purchase until you can get one of the better ones. Personally, most of my 1911s are real ones, 1918 or earlier manufacture (new springs added by me). They are sweet. I only buy 1911a1s that are 1944 - 1964 manufacture (the best years of those guns). Yes, I did break down and buy a Series 80 (used at a vg price) and mod the heck out of it (dumped the plastic, wood grips, tritium sites, stippled grip, etc.). If I was buying one tomorrow however (with a nod to STI) I would probably go for either the Sig 1911 or the Ruger 1911. I think saving up until you could get something from those boys would be a smart move.

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You are talking about a 1911. An instrument designed for combat. Why on earth would you want the cheapest? Save yourself a lot of time and aggravation (and maybe your life too). Hold off on your purchase until you can get one of the better ones. Personally, most of my 1911s are real ones, 1918 or earlier manufacture (new springs added by me). They are sweet. I only buy 1911a1s that are 1944 - 1964 manufacture (the best years of those guns). Yes, I did break down and buy a Series 80 (used at a vg price) and mod the heck out of it (dumped the plastic, wood grips, tritium sites, stippled grip, etc.). If I was buying one tomorrow however (with a nod to STI) I would probably go for either the Sig 1911 or the Ruger 1911. I think saving up until you could get something from those boys would be a smart move.
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It's a great system, but to get one just for the sake of having it is counter to what is great about a 1911 IMHO.
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You are talking about a 1911. An instrument designed for combat. Why on earth would you want the cheapest? Save yourself a lot of time and aggravation (and maybe your life too). Hold off on your purchase until you can get one of the better ones. Personally, most of my 1911s are real ones, 1918 or earlier manufacture (new springs added by me). They are sweet. I only buy 1911a1s that are 1944 - 1964 manufacture (the best years of those guns). Yes, I did break down and buy a Series 80 (used at a vg price) and mod the heck out of it (dumped the plastic, wood grips, tritium sites, stippled grip, etc.). If I was buying one tomorrow however (with a nod to STI) I would probably go for either the Sig 1911 or the Ruger 1911. I think saving up until you could get something from those boys would be a smart move.
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It's a great system, but to get one just for the sake of having it is counter to what is great about a 1911 IMHO.
cheap and inexpensive are not the same thing. cheap is cheap, and will let you down and cost you more money in the long run. but there are some inexpensive 1911's that are pretty well made pistols. the RIA, the High Standard and the American Classic by MetroArms are well made 1911's at an inexpensive price. please don't discount them just because they don't cost as much as a Colt, or Remington or SA. i am on my second AC II 1911, and have yet to have any problems out of either of them as far as shooting. the biggest drawback to the inexpensive 199's i have found is the quality of the magazines, and this isn't a big issue for me as i relegate the OEM mags to range use only and buy several quality mags anyways. most of us buy mor mags to begin with. i also see them as a less expensive foundation to build a really nice custom pistol because of the initial cost of them. if you haven't checked these brands, then you need to, before you judge them inferior.
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[QUOTE="drvsafe"

I have been trying to decide whether to buy an affordable 1911 or grab the Tomcat and wait til I can buy a better brand of 1911 (read Springfield or such).

I decided to grab the Tomcat wait on the 1911. I have a few guns, and don't plan on having more than a few more, for that, I'd rather spend a few $$ more and get what I'd really want as opposed to what my pocket can bear at that time.

Just MHO.[/QUOTE]

based on your comment I do NOT recommend a 1911. They are addictive. Once you buy one you are going to want MANY more. I've heard of people who gave up drugs, alcohol and women solely to support their 1911 addiction.

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You are talking about a 1911. An instrument designed for combat. Why on earth would you want the cheapest? Save yourself a lot of time and aggravation (and maybe your life too). Hold off on your purchase until you can get one of the better ones. Personally, most of my 1911s are real ones, 1918 or earlier manufacture (new springs added by me). They are sweet. I only buy 1911a1s that are 1944 - 1964 manufacture (the best years of those guns). Yes, I did break down and buy a Series 80 (used at a vg price) and mod the heck out of it (dumped the plastic, wood grips, tritium sites, stippled grip, etc.). If I was buying one tomorrow however (with a nod to STI) I would probably go for either the Sig 1911 or the Ruger 1911. I think saving up until you could get something from those boys would be a smart move.
The M1911A1 was built from 1924 through 1945.
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