Originally Posted by Franklin1995
Hey guys, i'm looking to purchase my first handgun. I would really love to have a 1911, but i'm on a budget. I'd like to stay under $600. Are there any good quality, cheaper 1911's or am I going to have to look into the used market? Any advice on brands and stuff would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance
check out RIA, MetroArms, STI for new 1911's.
nothing wrong with used if it functions correctly.
just for reference, good quality and cheap usually don't belong in the same sentence. the word you are looking for is inexpensive. something can be inexpensive but still of good quality. cheap, not so much.
refer to the stcky at the first part of this sub-forum on choosing your first 1911 by Canebrake. lots of good information that will be very useful and help you in your selection.