First 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by Franklin1995, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. Franklin1995

    Franklin1995 New Member

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    Hey guys, i'm looking to purchase my first handgun. I would really love to have a 1911, but i'm on a budget. I'd like to stay under $600. Are there any good quality, cheaper 1911's or am I going to have to look into the used market? Any advice on brands and stuff would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance

    Franklin
     
  2. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Rock island armory in the $400 range.
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    check out RIA, MetroArms, STI for new 1911's.

    nothing wrong with used if it functions correctly.

    just for reference, good quality and cheap usually don't belong in the same sentence. the word you are looking for is inexpensive. something can be inexpensive but still of good quality. cheap, not so much.

    refer to the stcky at the first part of this sub-forum on choosing your first 1911 by Canebrake. lots of good information that will be very useful and help you in your selection.
     
  4. Franklin1995

    Franklin1995 New Member

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    Alright i'll keep that inexpensive part in mind.
     
  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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  6. Franklin1995

    Franklin1995 New Member

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    Yea I just read through it. Sounds like Rock Island make some nice pistols. I want one for carrying when I go hunting and to have some fun at the range.
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    don't let the price of the RIA or the MetroArms fool you. they are an inexpensive 1911 that is well made, decently accurate and have some great features for a good price.

    last year i ordered a MetroArms AC Commander for a custom build. i wanted a Commander sized 1911 for my collection. they are a perfect platform to build on for the price. here is a link to the thread where i modified my Commander.

    http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f57/american-classic-commander-modified-75656/
     
  8. sparky17

    sparky17 New Member

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    Check out the Springfield Armory MilSpec. 600 rounds through mine with zero issues. Mine has great fit and finish and plenty accurate.
     
  9. Garandman1945

    Garandman1945 New Member

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    I actually just asked this question recently in regards to a good full size GI, and after months of looking and asking, all I heard was good things about the Rock Island 1911s. Those who did say they had problems seemed to all say that RI's customer service/lifetime warrantee were superb. Take it with a grain of salt, seeing as all of this is secondhand, but I just ordered one from budsgunshop.com for $417 with free shipping.

    Hope that helps!
     
  10. CardiacColt68

    CardiacColt68 New Member

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    I saw the Ruger SR1911 Commander today for $619.99. If you can find that gun near you at that price I'd bust the budget a little and go that route. Be patient and get your money's worth.
     
  11. limbkiller

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    Check out any of these and you will more than happy with your purchase. From owning one of these you can then decide what you like in the 1911 platform. You may not even like it. Either way you end up with a good pistol that will serve you well and all have a lifetime warranty. Something a gun maker must provide or don't buy the gun. I own all 3 and haven't a single problem.

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...und+45ACP+Single+Action+American+Classic+wBlu

    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_1171/products_id/411539799

    Here's one in 9mm that is cheaper to shoot.
    http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_1171/products_id/411541851
     
  12. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    I literally had no idea Bersa makes 1911s.
     
  13. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    They don't. They just import them. The finish on the metro arms guns is way better than the RIA guns. Both for the money are great guns though.

    A couple of MAs guns. Serial #s are 00056 and 00075. I have some of the 1st ever sold in this country. They run with anything I own and that is more than most. In fact my carry gun is one of them at the moment.

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  14. RickOShay13

    RickOShay13 New Member

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    Is Tisas any good? I saw one on G&A tv show , it looked pretty good.
     
  15. new_girsan_1911

    new_girsan_1911 New Member

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    Tisas i believe is Turkish and the parent company of Girsan, of which i happen to own a Girsan MC1911HC Gen 1 and it is a very nice introductory pistol in the 1911 platform. Mine was a Mil. Spec version but they do offer them now as a Gen 2 with the skeletonized hammer, trigger, beavertail grip safety and adjustable sights. Below are before and after pics of mine which i added the trigger, hammer, beavertail, sights and grips. In all i have about $800 bucks in it now but its mine and my knowledge of 1911s is greater for it. Yes i would recommend one for a sub $500 1911 and some can be had for less than $400

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  16. new_girsan_1911

    new_girsan_1911 New Member

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    Although the first pic does have the new sights on it, it came with mil spec sights. Which were ok but on dark targets it was difficult to get a good sight picture.
     
  17. RickOShay13

    RickOShay13 New Member

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    Thanks for your input , you did an awesome job on that pistol!!!
     
  18. new_girsan_1911

    new_girsan_1911 New Member

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    Thanks good luck on your decision.
     
  19. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I have a Ruger myself, but I hear great things about Rock Island's in that price range.
     
  20. hardluk1

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    Buds price are not that good ether. local general store has the ria gi for 409 and the tac fs for 468.