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Old 01-23-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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I have a $700 to spend and would like to get a 1911. I am a recreational shooter and and can only to the range every 4-6 weeks. I went looking at my LGS and they suggested a $1000 kimber and $300 conversion so I can have affordable practice sessions. I have nothing against kimber, except the price. I can't justify spending that kind of money for a gun that may do a fair bit of sitting. I did hold the kimber stainless target model and it fit my hand and felt natural. I asked about the Rock Island 1911 and he said he couldn't get them. I am in california if that makes a difference. I would prefer a fullsize model with a 5" barrel. I am ok/capable doing my own work if needed. Let me know if I need to add anything. Thanks in advance for the help.

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Old 01-23-2012, 12:42 PM   #2
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I asked about the Rock Island 1911 and he said he couldn't get them. I am in california if that makes a difference.

That says it all right there….good luck on your quest. Try gunbroker or Buds.
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Why not buy a budget 1911 in .45 and use the rest of the funds to get a scent reloading setup? I'd rather shoot .45s in a 1911 than 9mm.
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I am trying to avoid getting a lot of calibers in my collection and I don't really want a .45, right now. Also, I don't have room to set up a reloading station. What would make a 1911 illegal in CA?

I am not against getting a budget model as I can usually fix pretty much anything mechanical as long as I can get parts.

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Sorry to hear about the CA thing.
You are forced to shop off of the list:
Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale - Firearms Division - California Dept. of Justice - Office of the Attorney General

Check Armscor. I may be wrong but I think they are related to Rock Island, and on the list.
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Sorry to hear about the CA thing.
You are forced to shop off of the list:
Roster of Handguns Certified for Sale - Firearms Division - California Dept. of Justice - Office of the Attorney General

Check Armscor. I may be wrong but I think they are related to Rock Island, and on the list.

Failure of the manufacturer to jump through the required hoops.
Yes, Armscor produces the Rock Island Armory brand as well as the Citadell brand.
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Yes, Armscor produces the Rock Island Armory brand as well as the Citadell brand.
Dont forget the High Standard :-)

Whats the story on the citadell? I dont hear much about that one
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I went through the DOJ list and the only one I saw was the kimber for $1100. That is more than I can/want to spend. Next question is who makes a 1911 with a conversion to 9mm?

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Whats the story on the citadell? I dont hear much about that one
They are imports from legacy sports international. They do have a 1911 but its in .45acp and .38 super.

can be found here http://www.legacysports.com/products/cit_m1911.html

I believe they are made in the Philippines
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I went through the DOJ list and the only one I saw was the kimber for $1100. That is more than I can/want to spend. Next question is who makes a 1911 with a conversion to 9mm?

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The only conversions I'm aware of go from .40 cal to 9mm and back in that range. I dont know that there is one for .45 to 9mm.
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