Best 1911 for the price

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by wiley51301, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. wiley51301

    wiley51301 New Member

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    I'm looking to buy a new 1911. What are the best ones for the price. What caliber and options can I look to expect and what are some of the best brands. Looking to spend around a grand but would love to pay less if I could or more if necessary.
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  2. GunRunner

    GunRunner New Member

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    At that price you have many options.

    Sig Sauer makes a nice model
    Kimber has a nice line up in that range as well.

    To me, a 1911 isn't really a 1911 unless its a 45. If you want stopping power or round capacity?

    Just my opinions, I however bought a Sig and sold my Kimber then bought another Sig.
     

  3. bub72ck

    bub72ck New Member

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    I've decided on the Springfield Loaded. It's under a grand and comes in quite a few configurations and finishes. I'll be purchasing mine in a couple of months.
     
  4. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Go Colt or go home...:cool:
     
  5. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Whats the best truck for the money :rolleyes:
     
  6. wiley51301

    wiley51301 New Member

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    I have looked at some sigs. I have an xdm .45 and like it but would rather be carrying a 1911.
     
  7. wiley51301

    wiley51301 New Member

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    Are the compact .45s bad?
     
  8. Jeepergeo

    Jeepergeo New Member

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    In the information age in a capitalistic society, supply and demand are tightly intertwined. Buyers can research manufacturers, find consumer reviews (if you can sort them from the faux reviews), and learn pricing before even setting foot in the door of a store to lay down hard earned dollars.

    What does that have to do with your question? Well, it means that a manufacturer that attempts to jack up its prices above what is supported by the quality and value of their product will soon not be selling enough product to stay in business. Sure, there are retail markups to contend with, but retail prices are significantly impacted by wholesale prices.

    So in general, you get what you pay for. Buy a $450 1911 and you'll get less than if you buy a $900 1911. It's easiest to see this within a brand. Look at an entry level rack Kimber and compare its cost to a semi-custom shop workup of that same gun. The extra $400 gets you a bunch of added value.

    Now compare a $1250 Kimber to a $2500 Les Baer. Some differences you will see, and some you'll feel. Is Les Baer a bad buy? No. But Les Baer is out of most folks reach.

    So bottom line, if you are looking at 1911s from companies that have been around awhile, you will get what you pay for, and you will get more if you pay more.
     
  9. GunRunner

    GunRunner New Member

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    No not bad at all.
     

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  10. Byron0022

    Byron0022 New Member

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    Sig makes a excellent 1911, TacOps. Ill get flamed for this but my Taurus has give me zero problems and comes with a boatload of options.
     
  11. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    F L A M E!!!!!!! NO worries. A lot of members with Taurus 1911's have had pretty good luck with theirs.
     
  12. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    Sig makes an excellent 1911. Chalked full of options for their price point too. With a $1000 to spend, you have some options. Or save a couple hundred more bucks and get this......this is my next 1911 purchase.
     

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  13. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Springfield Armory, Colt, Remington, Sig, Ruger, ect., ect......
     
  14. scottybaccus

    scottybaccus New Member

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    On of my pals picked up a Rock Island 1911 recently. It was a decent shooter out of the box, but it turned real nice when he swapped in an adjustable trigger. Today he rode along when I went to pick up my Mini-14 from my gunsmith and took his pistol in for some work. The main thing he needs is sights. It came with the military iron sights like the old WWII models. My GS looked it over, disassembled it and really spent some time evaluating it. He gave it high marks for fit and finish, was impressed by the barrel fit, trigger take-up, creep and overtravel, and like the barrel throat. In the end, they agreed to do limited work on the trigger and polish the throat, plus add some nice sights. All in all, it was well worth the $450 he paid for it NIB at a gun show. I think I would give one a go for that money.