Looking for 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by daxma6270, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. daxma6270

    daxma6270 New Member

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    Ive been looking for a relatively cheap 1911 possibly a 38 super, .45 would be nice but 45 Ammo is alittle steep
     
  2. tommyjack69

    tommyjack69 New Member

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  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Rock Island Armory makes a 1911 chambered in 38 Super, one version is blued and one in nickel plate i believe. better check the price of a box of 38 Super just for grins before ruling out the 45 ACP. generally it runs soemwhat higher in price.
     
  4. Brennan16

    Brennan16 New Member

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    I'm looking to get a hold of a 1911 as well.

    I finally just got an AR so I guess I'll have to wait a while on the 1911. I'm also looking into getting a Judge.
     
  5. daxma6270

    daxma6270 New Member

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    I actually bought my judge instead of the 1911 I wanted earlier this year.
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Have you ever shot a 38 Super? Even better, have you ever priced or purchased 38 Super ammo? [​IMG]
     
  7. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Cane is making a good point. I would add unless you are a handloader you may not get the results from the .38 Super you would like. :)
     
  8. daxma6270

    daxma6270 New Member

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    So should I just get the .45 acp then or maybe another cal? I've shot a .40 cal and liked that pretty well
     
  9. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    Your implication that getting a 1911 in .38 super will save you money is not correct. .38 Super is easily as expensive as .45 acp, if not more so. Do a comparison search on Ammo To Go or Ammoengine.com, you will see what I mean. For your needs, I believe you would be better served with a 9 mm 1911.
    A bit more clarity on your price range might be helpful. As for absolutely the lowest prices, Rock Island or one of the other Philippine built guns are probably what you are looking for.
     
  10. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    For very low cost range time get the ATI version of GSG's 1911 22lr. If a name is important, you can get Sig's version of the GSG.

    Another option is a Rock Island in 9mm, either a GI or for another $50 get the tactical.

    I have both the ATI GSG and an RIA tactical 9. Both are fun to shoot at lower cost than 45 acp.

    There are other 9mm 1911's on the market, RIA is great choice for a range gun and to get started. Colt, Springfield, Kimber, STI, etc. offer 9mm's. You just done see them "on the shelf" as often as 45's.
     
  11. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    For a center fire 1911 that would be easy to get affordable ammo for, I would recommend one in 9mm.

    Also another factor to consider in ammo choice besides price is how many different loading a can you find in target ammo and defensive ammo. Then magazine availability, quality and price us a potential issue as well. 9mm ammo and mags are fairly common.
     
    Last edited: Oct 8, 2012
  12. daxma6270

    daxma6270 New Member

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    Ok thanks guys I appreciate the feed back. I'll do some research on the ammo and I'll look at the .45 acp and 9mm.
     
  13. qwiksdraw

    qwiksdraw New Member

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    http://www.americanclassic1911.com/

    You will find this interesting. I have the Gov't Model and it has been 100% reliable and fun to shoot. No bells or whistles, just pure 1911 magic.
     
  14. daxma6270

    daxma6270 New Member

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    Thanks! ill take a look at the link.
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    check out the American Classic or the RIA in 9mm. full size 1911 in 9mm or 45.
     
  16. GNXtreme

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    I just almost bought the American classic commander a few weeks ago. It was the hard chromed one. Academy sports had it for $499...I had the paperwork filled out and there was a hold placed on my background check... Not sure what that was all about but I ended up getting my Springfield the next day at a gun show.