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Old 09-05-2012, 01:14 AM   #21
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a good place to start with a 1911 is a basic 1911A1 type. much like the ar15 its a very customizable platform. however the big caveat is that a lot of the big changes are more difficult to reverse when they come stock. start out with a base model shoot it a bunch then you will know whether you want to add in certain options or features.

in my opinion the top two 1911s out there are the colt series 70 followed close by the springfield GI model

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You can get a colt 70 series for around $775 and its a colt so u cant go wrong. An 80s series would be better because of thr better design. But i think the best 1911 ive shot is my sig tac ops. Ive own Taurus, Colt and my Sig. The Colt felt like brute power and was a very good gun but i realy only want one so i sold it. My sig feels like controled power. I love how it comes stock with a magwell, night sights and extended mag release. I love it

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Shop around and find a used Colt.

You won't regret the time spent searching and learning.

Checking a Used 1911 with a Purchase in Mind

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Thank you for all of the input. After searching around some I decided on a Philippine made American classic ii model AC45G2. Picked it up from my local gun store for $500. Plus store owner threw in an extra Wilson combat 8rd mag. For the price I thought it will make a nice first 1911. Sat is range day so we will see how it goes. Thanks again to everyone

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Here it is if you can see it. Doing it from my phone so unsure

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Shop around and find a used Colt.

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So sat was range day for the new American Classic II. I have to say I enjoyed it very much. Very nice smooth and short trigger pull. I had 3 misfeeds in the first 50 rounds but in the next 100 rounds I had no malfunction of any kind. IMHO well worth the $500. Thank you to you all for the advice.

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Most excellent! Thanks for the follow up post range day.

Was the FTF with the stock mag? Or the extra Wilson? Some mags can be temperamental.

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One was with the stock mag and two with the Wilson combat. I don't believe it was a mag issue but maybe a feed ramp break in issue.

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One was with the stock mag and two with the Wilson combat. I don't believe it was a mag issue but maybe a feed ramp break in issue.
With a new firearm, the parts need to get used to each other. The feed ramp normally does not change (unless altered by someone who didn't know better). Instead of "feed ramp break in", I would think it was more "slide rail break in".

Shoot approx 500 rounds through it. That should give you enough wear for the parts to match and work together.
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