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Old 09-10-2012, 12:28 AM   #1
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So I've never really considered a 1911 but the more of them I see the more I like them. What would be a good starter 1911 in the 500$ and under range?

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So I've never really considered a 1911 but the more of them I see the more I like them. What would be a good starter 1911 in the 500$ and under range?
Don't get a $500 1911 cause once you get one youll start seeing that in the 1911 field its all about quality. Go with a colt xse or a 70s series you can pick them up in the mid 700 range. But if money is absolutley tight go with a uramax its a company made by colt. Only bax tbing is u cant upgrade your sights....n why get a 1911 if you havr no sights.
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Springfield Mil Spec is just a hair more expensive than that limit. Springfield has the best warranty in the market!

Only thing with a low budget for 1911, is that you really want to shoot a BUNCH of ammo through a new 1911, which could cost a couple hundred dollars more.

And if you buy used, you REALLY have to buy a Springfield.

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Don't get a $500 1911 cause once you get one youll start seeing that in the 1911 field its all about quality. Go with a colt xse or a 70s series you can pick them up in the mid 700 range. But if money is absolutley tight go with a uramax its a company made by colt. Only bax tbing is u cant upgrade your sights....n why get a 1911 if you havr no sights.
Sig, how many 1911's have you owned? how many RIA or American Classics have you owned or shot? so are you saying that a RIA or an American Classic or a High Standard 1911 are not well made and quality pistols? my American Classic is able to use the same parts as my SA or my Remington R1. my first American Classic had over 5000 rounds through it with not one failure or problem. so how is not a quality pistol and i paid less than $500 for it? please elaborate your reasoning on this.
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This 1911 has had 3k rounds through it without any malfunctions or problems what so ever.


And no its not a colt..........its a High Standard

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So I've never really considered a 1911 but the more of them I see the more I like them. What would be a good starter 1911 in the 500$ and under range?
You could get a Rock Island or one of the ARMSCOR guns. They have a lot of happy owners. However, I think you would be better served with another couple hundred dollars and hitting the used market. There is a lot of value to be had out there. Used Colts or Springfields would be a good place to start.
I found a used Dan Wesson for $699 about a year ago. Nothing against the Philippine guns, but I'd much rather have the used DW. YMMV.
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So I've never really considered a 1911 but the more of them I see the more I like them. What would be a good starter 1911 in the 500$ and under range?
there are some really good 1911's in the $500 range. the RIA, the High Standard, MetroArms American Classic, ect..... Overkill had some good suggestions as to also looking at a good used one as an option. but also you can spend a little more and get a Remington R1, possibly the Ruger SR1911 or even a Springfield Armory Mil-Spec GI model. sometimes if you look around, you might find a used Colt for a decent price.
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Sig, how many 1911's have you owned? how many RIA or American Classics have you owned or shot? so are you saying that a RIA or an American Classic or a High Standard 1911 are not well made and quality pistols? my American Classic is able to use the same parts as my SA or my Remington R1. my first American Classic had over 5000 rounds through it with not one failure or problem. so how is not a quality pistol and i paid less than $500 for it? please elaborate your reasoning on this.
Colt is something u pass on to your kid and he passes to his kid. i own a sig, i owned a colt, taurus, and ac and i felt the quality of the colt over all. You would have to shot it to understand, also an xse from colt is made for combat. You can submerge it whatever u want and will shoot everytime
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Colt is something u pass on to your kid and he passes to his kid. i own a sig, i owned a colt, taurus, and ac and i felt the quality of the colt over all. You would have to shot it to understand, also an xse from colt is made for combat. You can submerge it whatever u want and will shoot everytime
Sig, what makes you think i have never owned a Colt or shot one? how many 1911's have you owned in your lifetime Sig? i have owned a few Colt !911's over the years, and plan on a few more in the future. so i can probably make a better comparison of a Colt to a less expensive 1911 than you. also i don't baby my 1911's by any means, but nor do i abuse them either.

Colt is the original 1911 and everyone else's 1911, irregardless of how well it's made is still a copy of the Colt. Colt is the benchmark when it comes to 1911's because they are the original maker. there are several that even exceed the Colt in function and accuracy, but at a price. several come to mind, Wilson Combat, Nighthawk Custom, Les Baer, ect.... but Colt is the standard to which all others are measured by when it comes to 1911's.
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Sig, what makes you think i have never owned a Colt or shot one? how many 1911's have you owned in your lifetime Sig? i have owned a few Colt !911's over the years, and plan on a few more in the future. so i can probably make a better comparison of a Colt to a less expensive 1911 than you. also i don't baby my 1911's by any means, but nor do i abuse them either.

Colt is the original 1911 and everyone else's 1911, irregardless of how well it's made is still a copy of the Colt. Colt is the benchmark when it comes to 1911's because they are the original maker. there are several that even exceed the Colt in function and accuracy, but at a price. several come to mind, Wilson Combat, Nighthawk Custom, Les Baer, ect.... but Colt is the standard to which all others are measured by when it comes to 1911's.
I refered the uramax as a low end. .proly tbe only low end one id go with
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