Best 1911's for under 1000.00?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by CharlieWhiskey261, Jul 6, 2012.

  1. CharlieWhiskey261

    CharlieWhiskey261 New Member

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    I am getting my armed security license on the 13ths of this month and will have about a grand max to buy a new carry pistol. Want to go 1911, but don't know the best options for the cash. Any one want to suggest some make/models to look into?
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Springfield would be hard to beat with money left over for good leather & ammo-
     

  3. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    Should be able to get a Colt model 1991, Kimber Custom II or Springfield Loaded for just under $1K. For the money, I guess the Springfield may have better stock sights on it.
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Sorry, kind of broad range here.

    Are you looking for a full sized? A 4.25" barrel? A lightweight, carry piece? Are you left handed or have need for an ambi safety? Do you want/need adjustable or night sights?

    I'd love to help, but there are a ton of application questions.

    For $1000 you can get a Taurus and spend a little money to dump a couple of parts that I replaced on mine (hammer and ambi safety).

    Rock Island Armory makes a good entry level gun and you would have plenty of money left over for a trigger job, a nice holster and a good carry belt.

    Have you consider used or consignment? There are a lot of deals on consignment pistols now if you have the cash. ;)

    JD
     
  5. flglocks

    flglocks New Member

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    I would go with a Springfield or a sig
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Dillinger is right. need to be more specific with what yoy need or want to be able to give more indepth suggestions.

    that's the nice thing about the 1911 platform, lot's of choices, barrel lengths, frame size, frame and slide material, sights, triggers, hammers, ect., ect.,.... the 1911 is probably the most customized pistol platform there is.
     
  7. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Ya think :confused: :p:p:p
     
  8. DodgerBlue

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    for 750.00 anywhere in the USA you can get a Kimber Custom II.

    THEE work horse 1911 if there ever was one. Hand fitted everything. Everything important is made from bar stock. MiM parts easily replaced but I see no reason.

    You will thank me for what could be the best advice you will ever get concerning guns in your life!

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  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired

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    I would check your state and local laws before purchasing.

    I believe that armed security guards (in Florida) need the "G" license and are limited on what caliber they are allowed to carry.
     
  10. Olympus

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  11. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 New Member

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    For one that's going to get a bunch of holster wear and bump against things, I'd hunt down a Colt or Springfield in stainless and put some knock around grips on it. If you could hunt down a used one, even better.
     
  12. CharlieWhiskey261

    CharlieWhiskey261 New Member

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    I haven't found any regulations for Oklahoma as to what I could or couldn't carry. I planned on buying used, not new. Prefer 45 or 40. I am left handed so an ambi safety would be a plus. I was thinking about carrying an XD or Sig 226/229 but theres just something about a 1911.. I've heard Sig 229s are awesome so they're still an option just basically wanted to get peoples opinions on the 1911s. Theres a "custom" 1911 with the Colt Double Eagle slide and I've heard they suck. Hearing theres a big name thats not great is scares me to blindedly pick something.

    This is being sold locally, feedback? Dan Wesson V-Bob
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  13. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired

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    The V-BOB would be a good choice.

    Please tell me where I can get one for under $1000. I've got a C-BOB in 10mm, and the V-BOB would make a good companion.
     
  14. CHLChris

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    The V-Bob makes me drool, but I would be suspect if the price were under a grand.

    BTW, I call BS on this:
    Colt Combat Elite 5"
    Springfield Loaded Stainless

    ...are great options around that price point. Difference here is the Colt is not ambi safety.
     
  15. CharlieWhiskey261

    CharlieWhiskey261 New Member

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    The vbob is for sale for 1400.00.. but im sure i can get him down to 1000.00 even.
     
  16. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    I would highly doubt that you'll be able to talk someone down on a Valor to $1000. Every one I've ever seen sells for asking price.
     
  17. CHLChris

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    I'm not the only one who drools over a Dan Wesson. Since it costs about $300 to bob a normal commander, there is definitely a premium for bobbed commanders. There are only a few factory models that come bobbed and only 3 that are under $1500 (Smith SW1911Sc, Kimber Super Carry II Pro, Dan Wesson V-Bob). I wouldn't bet that you could talk him down.
     
  18. CharlieWhiskey261

    CharlieWhiskey261 New Member

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    These are also local..

    Tactical Pro II
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    Pro Covert II
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    Ultra Carry II
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  19. CHLChris

    CHLChris New Member

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    Are you thinking a carry 1911 or a range/HD 1911? Each size class has its own set of pros and cons. Now that you have decided on a) 45acp and b) 1911, you should really choose 5"/4"/3" and only then begin to pare down your choices.
     
  20. CharlieWhiskey261

    CharlieWhiskey261 New Member

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    don't want something to small, not to big either. It will be something I carry every day for work. im thinking the ultra carry is to small, the other 2 probably more right..