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Old 09-04-2012, 02:45 AM   #11
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Take a look at Sig's 1911 offerings.
My scorpion is a dream to shoot.
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I love my Taurus and because I am a lefty, it was the way to go for the price... $675 out the door for stainless. lots of extras I was looking for and besides not being made in the USA, I couldn't ask for more for a starter 1911

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Ruger makes a solid 1911



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Old 09-04-2012, 03:57 AM   #14
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I am fairly new to the 1911. I currently have a springfield xd but would really like to add a 1911 to that. I would really like some suggestions on a few good entry level models somewhere around $700-800 or so and any other advice is welcomed also. Thank you in advance
Without knowing what you want to use it for. Springfield Armory range officer jumps to mind.
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I mostly will have it to start getting familiar with the 1911 style and features so that one day I am confident enough to use it as my daily concealed carry.

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Since you have one of the new models, it might be nice to get a used Colt series 70 or 80. I think in late 80's to 90's Colt had a Gov. combat model. I like fixed sights, but probably in the minority there. Check out Cabela's Gun Library to get an idea on $$$. Make sure to look at it in your hand b4 purchase.

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If you want American made the Remington R1 is a great choice at about $720. Just because the price is low the quality is still present

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I mostly will have it to start getting familiar with the 1911 style and features so that one day I am confident enough to use it as my daily concealed carry.
many good suggestions made as to which you should pick for your first 1911! Colt, Remington, Ruger, Springfield, are all very good, but also chech out the RIA, High Standard, MetroArms and some of the others also.

nothing wrong with using a 1911 for EDC, but some prefer a full size for range use and a Commander or Officer sized models for carry. not that some don't carry full sized models for carry, but gives you an excuse for more than one 1911!

my suggestion, check out an LGS that has a good selection of 1911's and try them out. currently i have three in different brands and sizes, and all feel differently in my hand. another suggestion is to start with a very basic 1911 and find out what suits you and what doesn't and then look for the one that has the features that suit your needs. another suggestion, read Canebrakes stickey on choosing your first 1911. lots of good information there, that might help you make your decision.
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Springfield Armory or Colt. (Granted, the Colt is pushing it on the $800 ceiling)

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IMO, no matter what 1911 you get, practice on the range and become knowledgable and well versed on it.

A 1911 is a "thinking-person's" firearm. (Not like a Glock)

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