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Murfdog 08-26-2010 01:53 AM

I'm looking to buy my first 1911 and prefer a commander, any suggestions?
 
Looking to buy my first 1911 prefer commander 4 or 4.25 in barrel.made in USA have about $900 to spend.Need some 1911 peoples opinion.

Thanks

Murfdog

hunter Joe 08-26-2010 03:21 AM

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This would be my pick in a 4 inch. Matter of fact, I'm ordering one after the first of next year.

ironsights 08-26-2010 03:25 AM

I have a number of 1911s and for me the best out of the box has been the Kimbers. I have never had any problems with them. I do have more expensive 1911s, but my Kimbers seem to shoot great.

ironsights 08-26-2010 03:28 AM

Great looking Springfield, the grips look great

CHLChris 08-26-2010 05:11 AM

I think that's a stock photo. It seems to me that if you're willing to go with a Commander size (4.25"), you ought to stay away from the smaller sizes.

Especially if it is your first 1911.

danf_fl 08-26-2010 05:53 AM

I agree with Chris. The shorter ones need spring changes more often, and as with any shorter firearm, the sight radius is harder to work with.

The gun may be accurate as all get out, but you can become disappointed when the sight radius allows the groups to open up.

Go with the full size, get familiar with it, then get it a stable mate later.

Gojubrian 08-26-2010 07:14 AM

I heart my Kimber pro carry 2 4"

:)

NGIB 08-26-2010 09:06 AM

Really hate the word "best" because everything about a gun is subjective. Lots of choices in the $900 arena, especially if you consider used. I much prefer a bushed barrel and in a lot of 4" guns a bull barrel system is used. For a bushed barrel true Commander - go with a Colt.

This being said, I agree with the other folks that everyone's first 1911 should be a full-size model...

(Yup, I beat Cane to it!)

spittinfire 08-26-2010 11:01 AM

I love my Kimber but some don't like the external extractor(Cane). It does have a bull barrel and that stupid little pin needed to break it down, the pin is the only real complaint I have about it. There are a bunch of good choices in your price range and if you don't mind a used gun you can find some in the next "level".

crockett007 08-27-2010 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Murfdog (Post 338449)
Looking to buy my first 1911 prefer commander 4 or 4.25 in barrel.made in USA have about $900 to spend.Need some 1911 peoples opinion.

Thanks

Murfdog

In the price range, Colt, SA, or Kimber. I am impressed with the Phillipine made RIA. They cost less and the one I bought is problem free -no quality issues.


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