Good 1911 for $700 and under?

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by GlockRenegade, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. GlockRenegade

    GlockRenegade New Member

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    Sugesstions on my first 1911 on a budget? New not used plz
     
  2. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Read a few pages- Lots of suggestions :)
     

  3. sweeper22

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    Ruger's SR1911 runs about $700. Great gun, if you can find one (not easy). Then you've got entry level Springfields, the Para GI Expert, and Rock Island (which might leave you a couple hundred bucks for ammo).

    Bud's has the Remington R1 "Enhanced" for $738 right now. I'd imagine it's a lot of 1911 for that price.
     
  4. trip286

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    I got my springfield milspec for $640.
     
  5. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Don't mention the SR1911 - I have yet to see one here local :mad:
     
  6. LongBaller71

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    +1 for Rock Island. Lots and lots of bang for your buck.
     
  7. cuba

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    I recommend the PT 1911, it offers the most bang for the money, comes with a forge slide ,forge frame,(emphasis on forge) stainless match barrel, completely enhanced, and it's under $650.

    Heinie Straight Eight sights (current models come with Novak sights)
    Checkered 30-lpi trigger guard, mainspring housing, and frontstrap
    Ambidextrous safety
    Beavertail grip safety with memory pad
    Target Hammer
    Skeleton trigger
    Polished throat and feedramp
    Lowered and flared ejection port
    Custom internal extractor
    Extended magazine release
    Beveled magazine well

    I've put over 18K reliable rounds through mine, with all the original stock equipment, and I highly recommended it. Love it.
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    shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun.
     
  8. GlockRenegade

    GlockRenegade New Member

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    Awesome, thanks man. My buddy has one thats stainless steel with gold. Looks pretty and shoots even.better
     
  9. Gatoragn

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    The places that have them in stock don't sell them under $700. Maybe that is why they are in stock.

    Cabela's, Gander Mtn., & Scheels have the SR1911 in stock, $749 and up.
     
  10. qwiksdraw

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    MetroArms American Classic goes for around $500. STI Spartan goes for $635. I have American Classiic in 45 and my STI is a 9MM. Both are accurate as you can get, no problems at all. As for me, I couldn't find better guns, just more expensive guns.
     
  11. zombiefox

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    Pt1911 is a good gun. Gets my vote Taurus makes a good gun for the money.
     
  12. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    For the $700 range, i would say SA, Ruger SR1911, and Remington 1911.
     
  13. Byron0022

    Byron0022 New Member

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    Can't be! Two other people who like their PT1911? I as well have had nothing but positive things to say about mine.
     
  14. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    What do you plan to use it for?
    Target? SD? Plinking? Competition?

    There is a plethora of 1911 framed handguns that can meet you needs.

    But a little more info would be nice.
     
  15. GlockRenegade

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    Mainly self def and target.
     
  16. Pasquanel

    Pasquanel Proud to be an American Supporter

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    I have a SS PT1911 it has many custom features and it has been 100% reliable.
    Great gun at a good price.
     
  17. gimpster01

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    Metroarms American Classic II is a excellent entry level 1911. 800 plus rounds and no problems.
    Gimpster
     
  18. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I like Colt or Springfields as a firearm to customize and add parts later.

    Some of the ones mentioned are not to the true 1911 specs and require too much additional work.
     
  19. cuba

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    Can you offer any real data concerning the ones mentioned, to backup your conjecture ? instead of spreading around erroneous information.

    shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun
     
  20. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Earlier RIAs and Armscorp had problems with grips and grip screws.
    Charles Daly (Another from the PI) would not accept a Colt slide release.

    The differences are small, but increase the work needed.

    Get a copy of Kuhnhausen's books, grab your micrometer, and measure.

    This is based on my experience, not conjecture.