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Old 11-20-2010, 02:34 PM   #1
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I've always wanted a 1911 .45 and now looks like the time that I can buy one. I own a few .38special US Military issue revolvers and I'm wanting a semi-automatic now for target shooting and for carrying while I hunt on my farm. I'm looking for something that I can holster and tuck away in my truck if I need it. I'm looking at getting a rail on my 1911 (I know this is near blasphemy) because we have a wildcat down here on the farm that is mauling some dogs and other things around here so the light will be functional on my gun as I do a lot of walking around at night and would rather use the light on the pistol than carrying a seperate flashlight. So with all that said, I'm not looking to spend more than $1300 with gun, light, and holster. I'd like to have something that will be fun to go target shooting and preferably with a look like the one pictured here: Tactical-Life.com » Springfield Custom Professional Light Rail .45ACP

I'm looking at brands like S&W, Taurus, Sig, and Springfield. All these have a 1911 that matches what I'm looking for. So what would ya'll recommend for me?

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out of your choices, the springfield would be a great choice, have heard nothing but good about them, I myself have a turaus 1911 and really like it and it has been reliable, but that being said many pepole have had issues with turaus so I think it is kinda like a take your chances thing with quality, good luck with your selection.

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I'd go with the Springfield.
I own two of their 1911's, never had a bit of trouble out of em.
They have one called the Operator that has a rail.

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I'd vote Springer myself and I know the fella that is offering these in GA. He's good people and the railed Operator may be exactly what you're looking for...

West Georgia WTT Springfield Armory 1911's

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ive got a springfield 1911-A1 and a colt series 70 1911. the springfields are only slightly below colt quality. they are really good guns. i dont think you will go wrong with the springer

might consider this too:

http://www.coltsmfg.com/products-c5-q7-COLT_PISTOLS.aspx

my colt series 70 and colt new agent will both feed empty cases without trouble. doubt i will ever have ftf due to ammo.

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Depending on how hard your budget # is, never forget things like:

-A range trip with at least 200 rounds to at least get started getting to know your new gun.
-Wilson magazines (at $35 or so each)
-The light could be anywhere from $75 to $300 depending on brand
-The holster (if the light is to stay attached) might have to be customized, making the leather reach closer to $100.

To stay within the budget, you may want to keep the gun to about $850, making the Springfield Armory Operator a good choice. You could get it used for that price.

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Has anyone seen or shot the new Remingoton 1911? It looks pretty nice.

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For $600, that finish looks REALLY cool! I, for one, am not an early adopter. I'd rather buy a model (of anything) that has been around a while before buying something hot off the assembly line.

But the 1911 design has been proven so strongly, I'm not sure what they could mess up. I suppose it depends on if they made any design changes. It has an internal extractor, so that's a plus.

That price is really tempting. Are they shipping and available?

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Has anyone seen or shot the new Remingoton 1911? It looks pretty nice.
I have one. It's my first 1911 and it’s a great gun. I like the price point compared to my buddies Colt. The only minor thing I don’t like is you can't buy any of the accessories (8 rd mag, different grips...) directly from Remington.
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Has anyone seen or shot the new Remingoton 1911? It looks pretty nice.
Look what I found.

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