1911 Clone

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by huckleberry, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. huckleberry

    huckleberry New Member

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    Does anyone make a GOOD 1911 clone for under 600 bucks? My budget is 600 but man i really like that model. Anybody own one that can telll me anything about it?
     
  2. h&k bigdaddydieseldan

    h&k bigdaddydieseldan New Member

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    Check out rock river or norinco or armscorp make some really good 1911's for great prices :cool::D:D:cool:
     

  3. RONSERESURPLUS

    RONSERESURPLUS New Member

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    1911A1 Clone for under 600$ easy, see my Link!

    Hello all/Responce to Huck


    Ron L here = SERESURPLUS


    For well UNDER 600 You can get the tactical model of my Rock island 1911A1 clone, and be very happy with what it oppersm see link for "Basic Model":

    http://i246.photobucket.com/albums/gg102/RONCELL/SUNP0008.jpg Thats my Rock island, I installed a Better frigger and Tall sites, it shhots with the best of them well under 600, easy!
     
  4. huckleberry

    huckleberry New Member

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    Do you carry your rock island? I want a 1911 to carry so i need something i can depend on. I've never heard of them.
     
  5. RONSERESURPLUS

    RONSERESURPLUS New Member

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    1911A1 Clone

    Hello all/Responce to Huck

    Ron L here = SERESURPLUS


    Well, a responce to your question of do I carry my Rock islanmd Arsenal 1911A1, yes and no! I do not carry it right now, I am carring a M-95 Classic a Argintine copy of the Browning High Power in a detective shorter slide unit! I do swop on and off with the 1911A1 week to week, In really Hot weather or in shorts, I switch to a PA-63 Copy of the Wather PP, I do take my "Clones" seriously! LOL


    This Company Rock Island Arsenal is a Div or Armscorp and manuf this pistol in the Phillipines, it's completly Mil-spec and all parts will swop out with Colt or many other 1911A1's! For the $, you could do a lot worse, Link to Sarco who carries these pistols:

    http://www.sarcoinc.com/rockislands-new.html
     
  6. stetson

    stetson New Member

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    Springfield milispec.It has a lifetime warranty.
     
  7. Joshua M. Smith

    Joshua M. Smith New Member

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    I second the Rock Island. The slide, frame and barrel are the same as the STI Spartan.

    It's very easy to swap out parts you don't like on almost any 1911, and I just went ahead and built mine fairly close to MEU/SOCOM specs as it's regularly submerged in silty water and exposed to the elements. I use a Fobus belt holster for this reason as well.

    Mine is accurate enough to knock over tin cans at 50 yards if I do my part, and so I left the accurizing part MEU does out.

    Just check out the function of any 1911 before you buy; I've seen some bad ones recently from Taurus - the thumb safety didn't hold the sear tightly. Just Google the term used 1911 function check and you'll get a bunch of easy checks to run on a potential purchase.

    Josh <><
     
  8. NGIB

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    My little RIA Compact is one of my carry guns. Great shooter especially since I changed out the tiny GI sights...

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  9. Dgunsmith

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    The most features for the $ 600 price point would be the Taurus PT-1911.

    It has the most sought after 1911 enhancements in place...and a lifetime warranty !

    You would spend much more updating a RIA or Springer to these features.
     
  10. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Not a Rock Island Tactical, it has the same stuff as a PT1911 and goes for less than $450 most places. The Taurus ad that says you get $2100 of "stuff" is just an advertising ploy. Nothing against them, I'm just not fond of the lack of customer service - and I have first hand experience how lousy it is...
     
  11. Dillinger

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    +1. I really don't see anyone offering what Taurus is currently, in the same price point, across the board. They aren't the best model out there, but they are offering a very sound product, made in a quality updated CNC driven shop, with a true Lifetime Warranty.

    JD
     
  12. Joshua M. Smith

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    I almost bought a Taurus, but NIB, the safety didn't check out.

    If it left the factory like that, I have to wonder how many others did.

    If they're using MIM for manufacturing a drop in safety like Kimber, then it could be a whole bunch.

    See, I've watched them go down hill. I bought a used Taurus PT92 on 3-21-98 (just found the receipt!) along with a lefty holster for $399.00. I carried that thing until just this year when I finished my 1911 build.

    The reason it was retired wasn't because it broke, but rather because I can do things with the 1911 that the PT92 couldn't do. It's still on house duty.

    I got to examine a more recent PT92 specimin, and wasn't impressed. It wouldn't hold a group, the plastic sights would bounce around in the dovetail, and the trigger was barely shootable.

    They're just not the same company they were, and I can no longer recommend them for autopistols.

    Josh <><
     
  13. Dillinger

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    Well Josh, I don't know what you looked at, or when you looked at it. Everyone turns out something that doesn't hold up to someone else's specs sooner or later.

    Having said that - I know for a fact that Taurus completely went through their entire shop in Brazil and upgraded to CNC machines in 2002 or 2003, which greatly increased their ability to turn out a quality product.

    At the 2005 SHOT show in Vegas they rolled out an entire new line of 1911's that was unlike anything they had turned out before. They were an excellent piece of kit and at the time the very press release said they were $617. Regardless of who else is making 1911's, no one is making one that has these features in this price range.

    Outside of all those facts, they still offer an unconditional lifetime warranty. It's a no bs warranty. You have a problem, regardless if you are the first owner, or the 50th, you send it to them in Florida and they fix it, or give you a new one. No questions asked. No fuss.

    Personally I would never field either of the 92/96's from Beretta or any of the clones, but that is a personal choice.

    This was a question about a quality 1911 and has been proven on this forum time and again with fit, function and standing behind the product, Taurus does deserve a mention to someone looking at a good quality 1911 on a budget.

    JD
     
  14. Joshua M. Smith

    Joshua M. Smith New Member

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    I understand 100%. I read all the hype, bugged the gunstore owners, and when one finally came in, it did not have the fit, finish or quality that I had gotten used to.

    I've used their warranty - sent them a locking block when mine broke. Meantime went to a wheel gun so there was no rush to get a new one, but they did take their sweet time about it.

    Don't get me wrong - I'm an all time Taurus fan. I believe they turn out good products. Very impressed with their 24/7 and OSS models for example.

    I've just seen my share of junk from them as well, and have come to believe they're a hit or miss proposition.

    I would have to recommend an Armscor before I recommended a Taurus because of this, that's all.

    Didn't mean to start a war here, and I'm not a Taurus basher by any stretch of the imagination. I like them; I just think their QC could be a bit more consistant.

    Josh <><
     
  15. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills New Member

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    As for myself I strongly dislike the treatment I receive each time I need to contact Taurus Customer Service about another new in the box handgun that is already broken before I even get a chance to try and sell it.
    Now who wants to buy a couple of Taurus PT1911 handguns?
    Railed model is $555 shipped and non-railed is $540 shipped. These are both new in box and aren't broken (yet)