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Old 11-14-2013, 02:56 AM   #1
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Hi everyone. I'm new on the forums so bare with me. I'm looking for a 1911 I can carry, take to the range and just be my number one hand gun. My price range is between $900.00 and $1,200.00. Can someone help me out with a quality 1911. I don't care about lasers and all that ****. I'm more of a rustic type of shooter. Being Retired Military the Beretta 9M is a gun I rather never shoot again unless it calls for the occasion. I appreciate it.

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Old 11-14-2013, 03:06 AM   #2
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I don't mind the M9 but a good quality 1911 is definitely different.

Springfield Armory has some decent 1911s, Colt of course, Dan Wesson is excellent, but probably pushing the budget. Smith and Wesson, and Sig make some decent ones, they may have external extractors though and if you are a purist you may not like that. And the Sig can be pushing the budget again.

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I've shot a couple hundred rounds through my uncle's Springfield Armory Range Officer .45 and it's the most accurate centerfire semi I've ever shot. Its right in with my Colt Woodsman and S&W 41. And it'll reliably feed all ammo I've tried.

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There's a bunch of good ones in that price range. I've heard a lot of good talk about the Ruger 1911. Not hard on the eyes either.

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Good luck with this one, kind of like convincing everyone on the forum to agree that Ford is the best make of pick up truck.

To answer your question I like this one. I am a little biased though.

Colt M1991A1 - you would be able to get one of these, leather, ammo, and still make a car payment before spending $1200.

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Oh man, with a $1200 max, just get your butt to the gun shop and start looking! In that price range you're going to find a lot of options, so just look at and fondle as many as you can until you find that right one.

The only problem I see is that you may have a hard time finding a shop that has enough 1911s to properly browse through in that price range.

Being that you like rustic, then speaking from personal experience (I'm like minded), I don't think you could go wrong with the Springfield milspec. Very basic, very high quality, and will leave you plenty of money left over for a bunch of ammo.

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Lots of good choices. My preference is STI and their Trojan model is in your price range and is a fine 1911. I own two (9mm & .45) and they are superb. The boys down in Texas specialize in 1911s and 2011s and build some really fine pistols. With the exception of their introductory Spartan model, all the pistols are built in Texas, hand fitted, tight, smooth, very accurate, and come with excellent triggers. STI isn't nearly the size of Colt, Springfield, etc...and therefore not as well known outside of the shooting community, there are very highly regarded among competitive shooters. You have many quality options, but STI is certainly worth considering.

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I have the Ruger SR1911. It is my second 1911. I like it a lot. A lot of gun for the money. I paid about $650 for mine. Mine was a brand new gun. But it was sold as used because there was a small scratch on it. They can be hard to find though.

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Colt, Springfield Armory, Remington, Ruger, S&W, STI, Dan Wesson, ect., ect.,,,,,,,,

best suggestion, is to start hitting the gun stores and pawn shops and looking to see what is available, what appeals to you and what the current prices are in your area.

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I will look at some of these options. Everyone I talk to about 1911 tell me to go with a Sig. Not so sure about that. Just want quality. I'm willing to spend the $1,200.

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