I am pretty new to guns in general and bought a couple 9mm recently as my first handguns. After reading all the stuff on the forums around the net I have become interested in the 1911s like everyone else. I don't want to spend much money on a really expensive one, because I probably won't shoot it a ton due to the cost of .45 ACP ammo. But I would like to purchase a 1911. Was looking at the taurus ones between $5-600, but then came across the Rock Island brand.
Should I be looking at this brand at all or should I look to another?
How does rock Island compare to Taurus 1911s? The taurus PT 1911 stainless looks pretty nice to me for $608 shipped.
How do they compare to other inexpensive 1911s like this one?
Interstate Arms 7 + 1 Round 45 ACP Regent w/5.02" Barrel/Bla for Sale at Buds Gun Shop $418.00
I have seen some pictures of nice looking all black Rock Island 1911s. Where can I find one?
Whats the difference between duracoat Rock Island 1911s and parkerized? Which one looks better and holds up better? I have seen parkerized Rock Island 1911s for $445 shipped and duracoated ones for $395 shipped? I have also seen the nickel for $485 shipped.
I have also read one post that was pretty scarey that said some of the newer RI 1911s have had a defect where inserting the magazine can cause the hammer to drop?
Thanks in advance for your responses