1911 buying info

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by R3c0n5n1p3r, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. R3c0n5n1p3r

    R3c0n5n1p3r New Member

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    Say I have $1200 to buy a 1911 whats the best gun to buy that is full sized and reliable. I want some ideas...
     
  2. GunRunner

    GunRunner New Member

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    Everyone has their opinion and I am no different.....lol

    I am personally quite smitten with Sig's. I have had my platinum elite for a month and have put 300 rounds through her. Not one issue no failure to feed, no failure to extract, no failure at all except it failed to disappoint me.
     

  3. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    I like Colt, Springfield, and Sig in the $800-1200 range. Kimber also offers some attractive guns in that range, but their reputation seems to be taking a beating of late.
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    My Colt Model O1070XSE

    And below in my siggy, my Colt 1911 100 Year Anniversary Tier III - Model O1911ANVIII commemorative.

    Take your pick.
     
  5. R3c0n5n1p3r

    R3c0n5n1p3r New Member

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    Idk why everyone is hating kimber but I was looking at the taurus pt 1911 they didn't look bad.... I had a kimber custom tactical 2 stolen but can't really afford 2 replace it. I honestly have about $800 or less to spend...
     
  6. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    $1200 to $800---
    Buy a RIA for $400 before you're broke :rolleyes:
     
  7. R3c0n5n1p3r

    R3c0n5n1p3r New Member

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    I could spend up to $1100 if I had to but I'm not looking to blow to much money. I would b happy with $800 or less.
     
  8. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    :(
    Dam, you really need to set a price :confused:
    Nobody can help you with that wide a margin & wishy washy wants :(
     
  9. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    You know, if I didn't know better, I'd think that canebrake kinda likes Colts! ;)

    I gotta say, I kinda like 'em too. :)


    P.S. I missed the post which reduced it to $800. I bought a NIB Colt XSE for $850, including sales tax, but I think that may be a little low from what you'll usually see. Could probably get a used one for about $700 - $800.
     
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  10. MrWray

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    Alot of happy RIA owners out there, i have a High Standard 1911A1 that is also made by Armscor, i paid $500 for it. Ive put 1,300rds through it and its performed flawlessly,best money ive EVER spent. You can also find the Sig, and Springfield in the mid $700-$800 range.
     
  11. neilage66

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    How about a used Gold Cup and a case of ammo...that's the top end of your stated price range.
    Otherwise, if you want a new pistol, I vote for a Series 70 and a case of ammo.
    Just do what Cane says and it'll all turn out alright. :p
     
  12. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    If you can swing a Colt, hell ya jump on it :)
     
  13. 2ndAmendmentFreedom

    2ndAmendmentFreedom New Member

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    I have the Colt Rail Gun in black cerakote, love it.
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  14. R3c0n5n1p3r

    R3c0n5n1p3r New Member

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    I looked at some RIA 1911's and they weren't bad they were overpriced at the gunstore but not bad I still haven't seen a Taurus or sig in a store that I could look at.
     
  15. bartwatkins

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    $799....
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  16. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    How much was the watch :confused:
     
  17. bartwatkins

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    A bit more...
    Sinn U1 diver.
     
  18. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Very sweet :)
     
  19. R3c0n5n1p3r

    R3c0n5n1p3r New Member

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    If you had 2 rate the RIA 1911 on 1-10 as 1 being pure **** and 10 being the best purchase ever what would u r8 it..
     
  20. R3c0n5n1p3r

    R3c0n5n1p3r New Member

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