Originally Posted by axxe55
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.
I don't count something out solely by price. I know what I'd want in a 1911 re: sights, barrel, trigger, mag well, magazines etc, I'd be up there in price with any 1911 I bought. With that said i would rather get as much of it in the 1st shot with a Springfield or Sig.
Personally this time around I don't have much of a budget to work with so the tomcat serves me better. Come tax refund time next year, that'll be 1911 season.