Cheapest 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Prorebel, Sep 4, 2012.

  1. Prorebel

    Prorebel New Member

    13
    0
    0
    Hat is the cheapest 1911 a respectable shooter can buy picture would be much appreciated
     
  2. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

    2,243
    0
    36
    Chiappa or ria. 350$
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

    11,488
    0
    0
    Ria.......
     

    Attached Files:

  4. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

    6,424
    0
    0
    "most affordable" not cheapest :)

    Armscor makes a quality 1911

    RIA or High Standard are very good examples
     
  5. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

    1,636
    0
    0
    Been going over this issue for the last few weeks, I've got 2 handguns on my "to get" list, a 1911 and a .32 Tomcat.

    I have been trying to decide whether to buy an affordable 1911 or grab the Tomcat and wait til I can buy a better brand of 1911 (read Springfield or such).

    I decided to grab the Tomcat wait on the 1911. I have a few guns, and don't plan on having more than a few more, for that, I'd rather spend a few $$ more and get what I'd really want as opposed to what my pocket can bear at that time.

    Just MHO.
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

    7
    1
    0
    the RIA, High Standard or the MetroArms American Classic are very well built 1911's at an attractive price.
     
  7. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

    12,361
    33
    48
    Don't forget the "used" 1911.

    Some can be had inexpensively and still be in great shape.

    Copy the sticky on buying a 1911 and apply it to both new and used.
     
  8. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

    21,833
    2
    0
    Cheap is always expensive!
     
  9. qwiksdraw

    qwiksdraw New Member

    369
    0
    0
    Inexpensive isn't always cheap, too.
     
  10. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

    6,424
    0
    0
    Its all on a firearm to firearm basis, ive got an "affordable" 1911 and i couldnt ask for a better gun, its been flawless. Then ive also seen a few of the 1k+ 1911s that werent worth their weight in lead, i wouldnt rely on them for range use much less my life.
     
  11. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

    2,243
    0
    36
    Our 1100$ sti is a jam o matic
     
  12. SpastikRhyno

    SpastikRhyno New Member

    1
    0
    0
    The American Classics are a great buy, I own a Kimber and an American Classic Amigo (3 1/2"). I love my Amigo, half the price of my Kimber almost and is an outstanding firearm.
     
  13. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

    21,833
    2
    0
    If it doesn't run, and you have NOT made any "BUBBA" mods, send it back!

    STI should make it right.

    If you did mod it, shame on you! (And stop blaming STI!)
     
  14. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

    2,243
    0
    36
    Its my ladies elektra. Im not allowed to mod it.
     
  15. qwiksdraw

    qwiksdraw New Member

    369
    0
    0
    STI has the best customer service in the business. They will treat you right and take care of your gun. And they will do it quickly too.
     
  16. superc

    superc Member

    782
    7
    18
    You are talking about a 1911. An instrument designed for combat. Why on earth would you want the cheapest? Save yourself a lot of time and aggravation (and maybe your life too). Hold off on your purchase until you can get one of the better ones. Personally, most of my 1911s are real ones, 1918 or earlier manufacture (new springs added by me). They are sweet. I only buy 1911a1s that are 1944 - 1964 manufacture (the best years of those guns). Yes, I did break down and buy a Series 80 (used at a vg price) and mod the heck out of it (dumped the plastic, wood grips, tritium sites, stippled grip, etc.). If I was buying one tomorrow however (with a nod to STI) I would probably go for either the Sig 1911 or the Ruger 1911. I think saving up until you could get something from those boys would be a smart move.
     
  17. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

    1,636
    0
    0
    +1

    It's a great system, but to get one just for the sake of having it is counter to what is great about a 1911 IMHO.
     
  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

    7
    1
    0
    cheap and inexpensive are not the same thing. cheap is cheap, and will let you down and cost you more money in the long run. but there are some inexpensive 1911's that are pretty well made pistols. the RIA, the High Standard and the American Classic by MetroArms are well made 1911's at an inexpensive price. please don't discount them just because they don't cost as much as a Colt, or Remington or SA. i am on my second AC II 1911, and have yet to have any problems out of either of them as far as shooting. the biggest drawback to the inexpensive 199's i have found is the quality of the magazines, and this isn't a big issue for me as i relegate the OEM mags to range use only and buy several quality mags anyways. most of us buy mor mags to begin with. i also see them as a less expensive foundation to build a really nice custom pistol because of the initial cost of them. if you haven't checked these brands, then you need to, before you judge them inferior.
     
  19. DallasShooter

    DallasShooter New Member

    59
    0
    0
    [QUOTE="drvsafe"

    I have been trying to decide whether to buy an affordable 1911 or grab the Tomcat and wait til I can buy a better brand of 1911 (read Springfield or such).

    I decided to grab the Tomcat wait on the 1911. I have a few guns, and don't plan on having more than a few more, for that, I'd rather spend a few $$ more and get what I'd really want as opposed to what my pocket can bear at that time.

    Just MHO.[/QUOTE]

    based on your comment I do NOT recommend a 1911. They are addictive. Once you buy one you are going to want MANY more. I've heard of people who gave up drugs, alcohol and women solely to support their 1911 addiction.
     
  20. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

    21,833
    2
    0
    The M1911A1 was built from 1924 through 1945.