m1911s what is a good one?
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Handguns > Semi-Auto Handguns > 1911 Forum > m1911s what is a good one?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-23-2013, 03:17 PM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Toledo oh
Posts: 314
Liked 85 Times on 69 Posts
Likes Given: 182

Default m1911s what is a good one?

I have fired a colt model 1911 made in 1913 through a friend of mine but im looking into getting one thats more current and a little customised. Any suggestions on a good brand that makes m1911s? I know that Sig Sauer has some and ive heard of kimber but any info would be appreciated. Please include any malfunctions or any problems that you have expieranced. just looking to be educated before i buy thanks for reading

__________________
  • Respect
  • Honor
  • Honesty
  • Courage
  • Loyalty
  • Rectitude
  • Benevolence
  • TRUST
Guns Owned

Para USA 1911 EXPERT .45ACP - sold

Sig Sauer P238 .380ACP - sold

Glock 23 Gen 3 .40 S&W

For reviews on various products check out my youtube!

https://www.youtube.com/user/Hellfire198362

CCW map

http://www.handgunlaw.us/LicMaps/ccwmap.php
jeffkaiser1989 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 07-23-2013, 03:54 PM   #2
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Overkill0084's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Weber County, Utah
Posts: 4,559
Liked 3099 Times on 1553 Posts
Likes Given: 383

Default

Most of them are terrible. You will need to spend around $2500 or more to get one that can be considered adequate.

Seriously, most mainstream brands will do the job. It mostly boils down to personal preference.
I recommend you take a long, close look at Customer service and warranty before purchasing. Some "so-called" premium brands have challenges in these departments while some of the bargain brands (Rock Island) seem to do very well at it.

The brand I tend to steer "new to 1911" people toward is Springfield Armory, because they have a huge selection, reasonable pricing and a reputation for outstanding customer service to go with their lifetime warranty. Ditto for Colt as well.
__________________
Cheers,
Greg
MSgt, USAF, Retired
NRA Life Member

Liberals are constantly telling us about the poor and oppressed in this country. With that in mind, why do they feel the need to keep importing poor people from other countries?

Last edited by Overkill0084; 07-23-2013 at 10:47 PM.
Overkill0084 is offline  
jeffkaiser1989 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 03:56 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
rhyno13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: A small town inTexas
Posts: 664
Liked 272 Times on 154 Posts
Likes Given: 193

Default

For the money, Rock Island makes a damn fine 1911. I own a couple of Kimbers and Sigs and they are also damn fine weapons.

__________________

”The world is filled with violence. Because criminals carry guns, we decent law-abiding citizens should also have guns. Otherwise they will win and the decent people will lose.”
~James Earl Jones

rhyno13 is offline  
jeffkaiser1989 Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 04:02 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Toledo oh
Posts: 314
Liked 85 Times on 69 Posts
Likes Given: 182

Default

Rock island eh? Ill have to check them out ill deffinatly look at the Springfield armory next time im at the gun shop

__________________
  • Respect
  • Honor
  • Honesty
  • Courage
  • Loyalty
  • Rectitude
  • Benevolence
  • TRUST
Guns Owned

Para USA 1911 EXPERT .45ACP - sold

Sig Sauer P238 .380ACP - sold

Glock 23 Gen 3 .40 S&W

For reviews on various products check out my youtube!

https://www.youtube.com/user/Hellfire198362

CCW map

http://www.handgunlaw.us/LicMaps/ccwmap.php
jeffkaiser1989 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 04:27 PM   #5
Retired
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
danf_fl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: LA (Lower Alabama),FL
Posts: 10,585
Liked 3113 Times on 1788 Posts
Likes Given: 1325

Default

For approx. $2000, any 1911 can be tweaked and tuned to be reliable and accurate.

The only difference is the initial cost of the platform.

If you bought a 1911 for $1000, add another $1000 in work and parts for an outstanding handgun.
If you bought a 1911 for $500, add another $1500 in work and parts for an outstanding handgun.
If you bought a 1911 for $2000, you should have an outstanding handgun already.

__________________

Amendment II:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Life Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)

danf_fl is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 04:31 PM   #6
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JW357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,716
Liked 3728 Times on 2285 Posts
Likes Given: 1224

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by danf_fl
For approx. $2000, any 1911 can be tweaked and tuned to be reliable and accurate.

The only difference is the initial cost of the platform.

If you bought a 1911 for $1000, add another $1000 in work and parts for an outstanding handgun.
If you bought a 1911 for $500, add another $1500 in work and parts for an outstanding handgun.
If you bought a 1911 for $2000, you should have an outstanding handgun already.
I've never owned a 1911, but everything I've heard and read leads me to believe having a 1911 worth $2k isn't necessary for most people? Sure, maybe its better fr competition? But just owning a 1911 and enjoying it, I would imagine it would be overkill.

I just don't want the OP to think he needs to drop $2k into a gun, either initially or over a period of time, to get enjoyment out of it.
__________________

Always have clean socks.

JW357 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 04:32 PM   #7
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JW357's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 6,716
Liked 3728 Times on 2285 Posts
Likes Given: 1224

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jeffkaiser1989
I have fired a colt model 1911 made in 1913 through a friend of mine but im looking into getting one thats more current and a little customised. Any suggestions on a good brand that makes m1911s? I know that Sig Sauer has some and ive heard of kimber but any info would be appreciated. Please include any malfunctions or any problems that you have expieranced. just looking to be educated before i buy thanks for reading
Also, Jeff, what would your intended use be with the 1911?
__________________

Always have clean socks.

JW357 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 04:57 PM   #8
Retired
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
danf_fl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: LA (Lower Alabama),FL
Posts: 10,585
Liked 3113 Times on 1788 Posts
Likes Given: 1325

Default

Sorry for my misunderstanding.

Almost any will work, but first check this out:
http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/choosing-your-first-1911-a-21860/

Then look at the company that made it. Customer service, warranty (and what voids the warranty), and fit / finish should all be considered.

__________________

Amendment II:
"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

Life Member NRA
Life Member NAHC
Former President of the ECPT (Eifel Combat Pistol Team)

danf_fl is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 04:57 PM   #9
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Toledo oh
Posts: 314
Liked 85 Times on 69 Posts
Likes Given: 182

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JW357 View Post
Also, Jeff, what would your intended use be with the 1911?
Probably just target shooting. Maybe home protection but havnt made up my mind just yet
__________________
  • Respect
  • Honor
  • Honesty
  • Courage
  • Loyalty
  • Rectitude
  • Benevolence
  • TRUST
Guns Owned

Para USA 1911 EXPERT .45ACP - sold

Sig Sauer P238 .380ACP - sold

Glock 23 Gen 3 .40 S&W

For reviews on various products check out my youtube!

https://www.youtube.com/user/Hellfire198362

CCW map

http://www.handgunlaw.us/LicMaps/ccwmap.php
jeffkaiser1989 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2013, 05:05 PM   #10
FAA licensed bugsmasher
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ScottA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Davenport,IA
Posts: 6,990
Liked 2337 Times on 1258 Posts
Likes Given: 844

Default

Where to start? I guess it all depends on how much money you want to spend.

Colt, Smith & Wesson, Springfield Armory, Ruger, Remington, Sig, Rock Island Armory, Les Baer, Wilson Combat, and so on and so forth.

There are a lot of great 1911's out there at all kinds of price points. You're asking the same kind of question as "who makes a good sports car" or "who makes the best hamburger".

__________________

Scott

Quote:
If you're not representing Jesus in a way that makes people want to hang out with you, you're doing it wrong.
Quote:
Those who refuse to participate in politics shall be governed by their inferiors. -Plato
Join the NRA
ScottA is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
looking for a good priced AR-15 thats also a good shooter westley AR-15 Discussion 16 12-25-2012 03:06 AM
Good AK-47 synical AK & SKS Discussion 52 12-01-2012 05:52 AM
Good for the Goose, Good for the Gander Tackleberry1 Legal and Activism 47 07-07-2012 10:20 PM
Good for the Goose, Good for the Gander Tackleberry1 Legal and Activism 9 05-03-2010 04:25 PM
A Good Deal Or A Good Deal To Avoid? user4 General Rifle Discussion 5 12-28-2008 05:32 PM