CHEAP .45s

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Pjj342, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. Pjj342

    Pjj342 New Member

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    I have recently been looking into the future and thinking about a cheaper 45 acp. Ive been looking around and have been surprised with my findings. Rock Island Armory 1911 45 $400-500, Interstate arms 1911 45 $350-450, American classic by metro arms 1911 45 $400-500, and Taurus 24/7 OSS 45 $325 (WOW). Any insight on any of these guns. Ive heard not much good about polymer framed taurus's. Im really interested in the 24/7 though. I just wonder how good these guns are.
     
  2. Shihan

    Shihan Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If you are looking for an inexpensive .45 you can find a Ruger P90 for about $275.

    If you are looking for a good inexpensive 1911 .45, I don't think you could go wrong with a Rock Island.
     

  3. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Nothing wrong with that 24/7.

    Better than a Sigma or Ruger P series anyday
     
  4. nate

    nate New Member

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    I had a Thompson Auto-Ordinace 1911 that was a pretty good shooter other than the front sight flying out of it cause they didnt peen it over.
     
  5. remington7mm

    remington7mm New Member

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    i just got a m&p 45 acp for 515 shipped from buds.
     
  6. sweeper22

    sweeper22 New Member

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    While I've never owned a Taurus, most of what I've heard about the 24/7 lineup has been really positive. If they're reliable, it's tough to beat that price.

    I went with the XD myself. Picked up a used XD45 service with four mags, the full XD kit, and a Supertuck for $460...all in barely used condition.
     
  7. NGIB

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    I've owned all three. The Sigma & Ruger P89 were rock solid reliable. The bought new Taurus 24/7 Pro failed in the first week and it took Taurus 13 weeks to repair it. I sold it at a loss. These are facts not opinions...
     
  8. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Then your experience has been different than mine.
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Three 1911's and one other on comparo. Are you looking at caliber or platform? Of those 1911's offered, I would rather go with the Rock Island. The Phillipines has (had) two 1911 manufacturers, and RIA gets the nod better than the other.
     
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  11. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Don't know if they still are, but the High Standard 1911s were made by ARMSCOR (the same folks that make Rock Islands). I had one a few years back and it was an ARMSCOR gun...
     
  12. Pjj342

    Pjj342 New Member

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    not so much platform

    I just want it to have a 5 inch barrel or a little longer, in the case of the24/7 maybe the long slide model would be nice. I have just recently started looking at 45s and these are what caught my eye. I really do think that a solid 1911 style gun would turn in to a nicer heirloom that the taurus. Easily customized and if taken care of properly, will last forever. Im lookin for something under 500 bucks that my grand kids can shoot in 20 years.
     
  13. Pjj342

    Pjj342 New Member

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    love my p series

    My ruger 9mm p95 is by far one of the best guns Ive had the chance to shoot. In the last year my wife and I have put around 3000 rnds thru it. It has not FTE since the first 250 rnds. Rem jhp, federal jhp, win ranger T+p, gold dot+p, hornady XTP, and all manner of decent and crappy fmj. Have you gotten the same from your 24/7?
     
  14. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    I sold my 24/7 to my brother. It might have 2000 rounds through it. Failure free and extremely accurate.

    However my PT92AFS haa about 19000 rounds run through it, still on the original springs, never a malfunction.
     
  15. indyfan

    indyfan New Member

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    From the extensive research I've done on budget 1911's, I came to the conclusion that the Para Ordnance GI Expert was the best bang for the buck. It's actually been tested and issued to a couple county sheriff departments. Apparently it eats most every brand of ammo nicely.

    They start at about 470.00, depending where you shop at online. Which is a screaming deal for a 1911.

    [​IMG]

    I sadly did not go with the purchase this christmas, instead a brand new LCD tv sits in my living room...I have shamed the firearm gods....
     
  16. Kain

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    I have a RIA 1911 CS that I bought used with plans of use as a carry piece. However I quickly found a quirk with it. At the range after about 50 rounds, it begins to fail to close the chamber all the way every third round or so. So far I've found no one who knows why this is happening, but I think it might be why it was for sale in the first place. An acquaintance of mine is likely going to buy it from me in the next month or so, for some reason he is not as concerned with this as I am. It's probably just a fluke, but it makes me not want another RIA. Sad, because it's a pretty nice shooter when it actually works. At $350 used, it's definitely cheap but it also malfunctions.
     
  17. NGIB

    NGIB New Member

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    Put in a new recoil spring, go up a pound or two...
     
  18. SK2344

    SK2344 New Member

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    In all my years of buying and shooting, I can't remember even one time when I used the word cheap or thought of this word when looking for a new gun. I know we are in a tough economic time but do yourself a big favor and buy yourself a good quality firearm. Please don't put a price tag on the value of your life and that is what you will do when you buy cheap!:eek:
     
  19. WDB

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    It is tough times all the same several quality pistols suggested for the money the OP has to spend and will be a firearm he can trust his life with :) I'm trying to understand your point:confused: