first handgun

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by gunguy1997, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. gunguy1997

    gunguy1997 New Member

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    ok ive posted about buying my first handgun a few times and i really wanted a sig sp 2022 but i have officially decided to buy a 1911 i was just curious what your opinions are on the sti spartan III,IV,V just wondering about 5 to 6 hundred is my budget.but i might go 7 or 8 if its a really good deal. would be for range practice and home defense only.
     
  2. GunRunner

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    Why not find a Sig 1911? The SP2022 is a nice pistol and is very accurate. 9mm and .40 cal ammo is usually much cheaper than 45 so that 2022 might be a better option if your looking at being tight on funds.

    I however whole heartedly support the purchase of a 1911
     

  3. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    How about a grand for a super deal :rolleyes:
     
  4. ar10-nut

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    Don't overlook a Rock Island because of the price.. They are great pistols, just change the stock grip!
     
  5. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Whatever you get, make sure it has a beavertail on it. Those mil spec tangs are murder on the webbing of your hand.
     
  6. littlejimmy

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    Check out Centerfire. They have Rock Island 3" 1911's with skeleton hammer and trigger, and beavertail for a little over $400. Rock Islands will eat just about anything, and for a price that doesn't make you afraid to go out and shoot it. Not meant to be pampered.
     
  7. gunguy1997

    gunguy1997 New Member

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    well heres the thing im 14 and im going to be saving for quite awhile before i go get it and the spartan 5in. just cought my eye and i have pretty big hands so i want something full sized as of right now i have saved about 20 bucks so i want something a little cheaper than most 1911's.
     
  8. DallasShooter

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    If this is your first 1911 I would strongly strongly suggest that you go with a full size pistol and avoid the 3 inch models. While 3" has its place they give a different user experience. I doubt you would go wrong with a spartan IV or V. Also don't overlook Rock Island Armory which offer good pistols at a great price and great customer service.
     
  9. ar10-nut

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  10. gunguy1997

    gunguy1997 New Member

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    well thanks and i looked at the rock island tactical but the thing is im not going to lie i really dont think i can handle a 45. so the spartan was 9mm and i thought id just get that. but that kimber looks NICE i just dont have a credit card so i cant buy online. but if i find a kimber at that price that will be what i get and just deal with the recoil.
     
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  11. gunguy1997

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    welll i just did quite the amount of reading and talking to people and i thnk im going to go with the spartan 5in. in 9mm.
     
  12. ar10-nut

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    If you are going 9mm then also look at the armalite pistol! Its 9mm and it is freakin sweet and accurate as hell! Definitely in your price range. If I ever bought a 9, it would be a top choice.
     
  13. gunguy1997

    gunguy1997 New Member

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    ok thanks im going to go look now. which one is it armalite i have never heard of so i need info.
     
  14. Chandler51

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    The "AR" in AR15 actually stands for ArmaLite Rifle, as they were the original manufacturer. This was in the fifties when they were part of Fairchild Engine

    Just a little history for ya.
     
  15. DallasShooter

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    I really don't think you can go wrong with a Spartan V in 9mm.. As you evaluate different options it's good to define your basic requirements and then compare. One VERY important point is the warranty and repair reputation. STI has a lifetime warranty and they have an excellent reputation for warranty repairs. There are some big name companies whose warranty terms and service are less than stellar. Rock Island Armory also has a great lifetime warranty and service record.

    Although some don't like the concept of a 1911 in any caliber other than .45 ACP, I think you are making a wise decision to go for a 9mm. While the recoil from a .45 is not as bad as you might think, the sticker shock is bad. 9mm is SO much cheaper to shoot, and will encourage to shoot more. You'll probably buy a .45 sometime in the future but 9mm is a great place to start. I love my .45 1911 but I shoot my 9mm 1911 a lot more.

    Good luck in your search.
     
  16. Thebiker

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    I own a Spartan 1911 full size. Picked it up 3 or 4 months ago. I can't say enough good things about it. Natural pointer, tight groups and always makes me smile. I am good with my Sig P226 but I'm better with the 1911.

    My Spartan is has had no mods done to it except a grip change, it just shot good out of the box and has gotten better the more rounds that were put through. I figure I have shot 1500 - 1800 rounds by now. I am at the range at least once a week, sometimes twice and always shoot 100 rounds of .45.

    Yes, I'm addicted to my 1911.

    New Grip Rt Sd_edited-1.jpg
     
  17. gunguy1997

    gunguy1997 New Member

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    well thanks everyone i did not know that ar in ar15 stood for that. and im going to go spartan because i haven't read a single thing bad about it and i think i might be able to get it for about 600$ to 625$ around here.
     
  18. Edward14

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    100% Agree


    -ar10-nut-
    That's GREAT advice Rock Island Armory has a Awesome selection of the Model 1911 from $450.00 and up. They are Great for a first time Owner/Buyer. I own two RIA 1911A1's one is a .45(I shoot)and the other is a 9mm(my lady shoots)they both shoot and look GREAT and both are full size 1911's just one is a.45 and the other is a 9mm...
    :cool:-Edward14-
     
  19. Edward14

    Edward14 New Member

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    Rock Island 1911 Review

    Here you go Rock Island Armory's 1911A1.45 Review cost $450.00+tax
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-eyCRhssAE&feature=colike"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-eyCRhssAE&feature=colike[/ame]
     
  20. canebrake

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    Have you shot a .45 ACP 5" Government 1911?

    Let this old man give you some sage advice at your ripe age of 14.

    The only time you should even whisper "...i really dont think i can handle a 45..." is after you have shot one. (or many)

    You show me the intelligence required to develop into an accomplished shooter. This judgment is based on your presence here and the questions asked.

    You have a long time to learn and save for that 1911. It's a safe bet that by the time you make that first purchase, you will change your mind on that STI and a hundred more models. If we do our job here at the FTF you will make the correct purchase decision for YOU, based on facts. (and buy a Colt) ;)