American made 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Gojubrian, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I'd like to get a 1911 for around $1k or less.

    I'm really looking hard at the kimber, but there are so many different models of even that brand.

    I do know kimber's are made in the U.S. and I like that. I want a U.S. made 1911.

    Which other 1911's are made in the U.S.?

    My friend just put a Taurus 1911 on lay away. When he gets it out I'm going to help him break it in.
    I like the looks of it, but I heard their customer service is terrible...and they're not made in the U.S.

    No, not all of my firearms are made in the U.S. either,lol.
     
  2. Jo da Plumbr

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    I just bought the Smith and Wesson 1911.(see avatar) I was also wanting a US company. I checked into Colt as well as Springfield. I really liked the looks of the Springfield.
    I got the Smith because it was on the California approved list and available. The most popular models of all manufactureres are in short supply.
     

  3. propex

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    You might want to check out Dan Wesson. While owned by CZ made in the USA :D
     
  4. Jo da Plumbr

    Jo da Plumbr New Member

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    I never found any Dan Wessons under 1k.
     
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  6. Dillinger

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    In that price range, with that criteria, the best choice is going to be a Kimber. Probably a Custom Target or a Custom Target II and some cash left over for a box of shells.

    JD
     
  7. UnderFire

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    You & me both...:D
    I'm wanting to use mine for competition events.
    I just want to say be careful with Springfield Armory,
    great guns, but I've noticed the newer ones are being made in Brazil. :(

    IMO; if you're going to own a 1911 it has to be "Made In U.S.A."
    1911's are an American Legend, Man!!...just the history alone. :)

    Good luck on your quest. ;)
     
  8. Gojubrian

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    Nice Colt! How much is it?
     
  9. Gojubrian

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    Thanks Dillinger!
     
  10. Gojubrian

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    Exactly, I just can't see having a foreign made 1911,lol. I do have a springfield xdsc though. It's not like xd's are an american legend either. :D
     
  11. Jo da Plumbr

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    Here is a list of Colt prices. Looks like none in stock though.

    Colt Handguns
     
  12. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    I see lots for under 1k. :)
     
  13. Gojubrian

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    Think a kimber crimson carry would be better than getting the xdm like I originally planned? :D
     
  14. canebrake

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    ~$1K if you can find one. I'm on Bud's waiting list for the first in stock. I think this is going to be a hot seller!

    I think laser sights on handguns are for mall ninjas. [​IMG]
     
  15. Gojubrian

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    Oh come on,lol. What? Are you one of those old fogies who dislikes change because the way we use to do it..............:D

    Lasergrips are very useful if you ask me, but you didn't. :D
     
  16. FCross7

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    I would rather take the $300 extra that your going to spend on Laser Grips and get some ammo to practice with. Just my opinion.

    -Fred
     
  17. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    The crimson carry comes with laser grips. I can find laser grips, I can't find ammo. :D
     
  18. hunter Joe

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    I really like the Springfield Champion Operator for under a grand. This could very well be my next purchase.
     
  19. user4

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    Isn't Springfield made in Brazil or some such nowa days?

    Kimber's a girl's name. Buy a colt.