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Old 12-06-2011, 11:22 PM   #11
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Tell us the max you can spend -
Its like asking what truck to buy

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If you're looking for a carry option, most people find it difficult to carry a full size 1911. And models with target sights are not ideal due to snagging on clothing and being difficult to pick up the sights in low light settings.

You should be looking at Officer/Compact sizes, Commander sizes, and CCO sizes. The problem with Officer/Compact sizes is that shrinking the design of a full size 1911 results in functioning problems, especially in lower priced models. Officer/Compact size 1911s of lower prices are notorious for being not completely reliable. I had a Citadel Compact and it was terrible so I sold it. If you're wanting a small frame 1911, spend as much as you can afford. Cutting corners with the smaller frames isn't the way to go. You can usually get away with it on the full size models, but you run a good chance of sacrificing on reliability with the smaller models.

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Old 12-06-2011, 11:41 PM   #13
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If you're looking for a carry option, most people find it difficult to carry a full size 1911. And models with target sights are not ideal due to snagging on clothing and being difficult to pick up the sights in low light settings.

You should be looking at Officer/Compact sizes, Commander sizes, and CCO sizes. The problem with Officer/Compact sizes is that shrinking the design of a full size 1911 results in functioning problems, especially in lower priced models. Officer/Compact size 1911s of lower prices are notorious for being not completely reliable. I had a Citadel Compact and it was terrible so I sold it. If you're wanting a small frame 1911, spend as much as you can afford. Cutting corners with the smaller frames isn't the way to go. You can usually get away with it on the full size models, but you run a good chance of sacrificing on reliability with the smaller models.
Also keep in mind- The smaller the 1911 - The higher the price - Dont ask me why
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Ruger, Colt, Spingfield, Wilson Combat, Ed Brown, Les Baer, and so on all make very fine 1911's. It really depends on what you're looking for and how much you want to spend. If you're looking for a high dollar/highly customized 1911 then Les Baer, Ed Brown, and Wilson Combat are the way to go. If you're looking for a lower cost 1911 then Ruger, Colt, and Springfield are the way to go. Now if you want a plain jane 1911 then Colt makes the Series 70, Series 80, and the Series 1991 models that have just upgraded 3 dot sight system and no fancy features. Springfield makes the Mil-Spec 1911A1 which is basically a 1911A1 without the lanyard loop and the GI replica sights, and they also use to manufacturer a GI.45 replica of the 1911A1 used in WWII and there after.

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Also keep in mind- The smaller the 1911 - The higher the price - Dont ask me why
Its about convienence and demand.

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My "reasonably priced" 1911...


Kimber TLE/RL II

Just bought it today...

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I got a Kimber custom II for a hell of a deal I think I paid like $750 for it (out the door) and I like it alot!
Do you k ow where to get an accessory rail for the kimber?
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Do you k ow where to get an accessory rail for the kimber?
Brownells carries them.. Item# 662-000-080DH for blued...or 662-000-078DH for stainless. $59.99
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OK, I'll contribute.



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My version of a reasonably priced 1911; STI Trojan. No frills.

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