1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by dan4977, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. dan4977

    dan4977 New Member

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    What's the best 1911 for the money?
     
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    How much money are we talking?

    That is like saying what is the best sports car for the money?

    Well, a Mustang/Camaro is good, a Corvette is great, but a Porsche Turbo with AWD can do a whole lot more.

    If you can afford the Porsche, any of the former are going to be a let down.

    JD
     

  3. dan4977

    dan4977 New Member

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    I was thinking 1, 000.
     
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    There are a ton of platforms in the 1911 world that will come in under $1000.

    I think your first thing to do would be list the features you want.

    .45 caliber?

    Full size or Commander model? (5" of 4.25")

    Single side safety or ambi safety?

    Steel frame and slide or aluminum frame and slide?

    Night sights?

    Carry model? Or home defense and drop leg holster SHTF gun?

    US made or are "other" offerings of consideration?
     
  5. dan4977

    dan4977 New Member

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    Ok thanks jd I'll consider those choices. Appreciate it.
     
  6. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    No problem.

    At the very core of your question, I think Taurus and RIA both make very good 1911's for the price they are charging, but neither is US made.

    JD
     
  7. dan4977

    dan4977 New Member

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    Nice. Thanks man. I am looking for American made through. Might just save up and get a colt. But, I'll research those models. Thanks again.
     
  8. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    springfield armory range officer or opertator.....
     
  9. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    What about the Ruger SR1911!! That's American made.:)

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  10. sputnik1988

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    I have a Taurus, it had issues early on but has been 100% since being broken in, I'd recommend it among others if you decide it doesn't have to be U.S. made.
     

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  11. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    the Remington R1 if you have American made. very well made, excellent finish, and accuracy is definately top notch. i bought the R1 Enhanced, and it makes me look good as a shooter!
     
  12. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    There are deals to be had if you open your choices to used.

    I've picked up a couple that had a retail price over $1200 for less than $900 (one was a Dan Wesson C-BOB in 10mm).
    The stickies at the beginning of this forum are of great assistance.
     
  13. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    If you want US-made best 1911 for $1000, check out the STI Trojan. Amazing company out of Texas and they make a great gun.
     
  14. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    I thought Springfields were made in Brazi...Imbel, no?
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    IIRC, some are made in Brazil and some are made in Brazil then assembled in the USA.
     
  16. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    Check out the sig sauer tacpac. Comes with 3 mags ,holster ,speed loader and laser( if you choose the railed kit) also has stock novak style night sights ..all for 849.99
     
  17. GNXtreme

    GNXtreme New Member

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    At that price point looking for an American made gun I'd suggest a Kimber. There are several models in that price, several more over too...
     
  18. Gonzilla

    Gonzilla New Member

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    Too many options

    I have two Colts and still think it is a great choice but if I had to buy just one, it w be STI. They make great competition guns and should have something in your budget.

    Hard to get apple to apple comparisons forged vs MiM parts etc. While I may be stepping in it - in more ways than one - May/April 2009 American handguner - SW put forged parts in their Performance Line and Spared no expense to do so.
    If all things being equal - why use a more expensive part ?

    There are some knowledgeable members who can & will tell you where every corner was cut to get a pistol into a specific price point. If you only shoot once a month, you may never be able to tell the difference.

    Others just like to have "the best" equipment period and hope they never need the difference between great vs ordinary.

    Your money, your call. Good luck !
     
  19. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    Ill never understand peoples love for kimber. I understand they make an ok 1911. But why deal with a**holes? Plus why pay 1400$ for something with a one year warranty?
     
  20. GunRunner

    GunRunner New Member

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    My money is with Sig, they seem to offer more for the dollar.