looking for new gun

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by shooter88, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. shooter88

    shooter88 New Member

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    i am looking for a good 1911 45 r atleast a 357 revolver but dont know the best inexpensive brands to buy or anyone selling cheap. Any advice????
     
  2. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    For inexpensive 1911s, check out Rock Island (RIA) & American Classic, made in the Phillipines. Springfield Armory has some entry level 1911s in the $600-$750 range.

    For revolvers, I'm not into them although I do have a couple. Arguably, Ruger & Smith & Wesson seem to get most people's votes, but as revolvers go they are not considered inexpensive.
     

  3. yazul42

    yazul42 Active Member Lifetime Supporter

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    One would be hard pressed to find a 1911 with the features that Taurus has at their price. I have one and find it is very accurate, it has alot of custom style features and I have seen the new around 500 to 600,, mine was a used piece and I got an extremely fine deal on the piece. I was shopping for a Kimber or a Pony,,, but opted for the Taurus, and several hundred bucks remaing in the bank account,, and am very pleased.

    Good shooting,
    Jeff
     
  4. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    For the 1911 Rock Island Armory, ATI, and some others make them around the $400 range. However their 1911's are usually a hit or miss. Springfield makes the 1911A1 GI .45 and 1911A1 Mil-Spec in the $600-$700 range. Regarding revolvers I just stick with Ruger or Smith and Wesson.
     
  5. shooter88

    shooter88 New Member

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    To yazul... i can believe that, i have a taurus pt 247 pro ds 40 and i absolutely love everything about it. It shoots extremely smooth and accurate. I didnt like the extremely long trigger pull but when i got used to it it actually seemed to help my accuracy
     
  6. UltraClassic2008

    UltraClassic2008 New Member

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    I am far from a 1911 expert, although I do own one. The best advice you will get from me is that you should buy something made in the U.S.
     
  7. subz54

    subz54 New Member

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    You should try and message hickok45 or birdshot1911 on youtube about 1911s. They both make great videos on firearms. I am sure they can help. Birdshot's first video is on a Springfield 1911-A1. It is surprising how much birdshot knows about firearms for he appears to be only a teenager. Either one could help you.
     
  8. warrior1

    warrior1 New Member

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    Taurus 24/7 c ss .45 is awesome.