Looking to get my first 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by DoyleTheDog, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. DoyleTheDog

    DoyleTheDog New Member

    299
    0
    0
    As the title says, I'm looking to get a 1911 and I'd like some input from you fine folks. Looking at either a Colt or Springfield and I do not want one with target sites. The pistol will be used for everything from a range gun to SD and HD. Was looking at the Colt XSE series and Springfield Loaded series. Last detail is I definitely want steel. As always, any help is appreciated.
     
  2. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

    2,992
    0
    0
    Colt....end of conversation. :D Everyone should own a Colt :D
     

  3. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

    1,636
    0
    0
    I'm loving my SIG 1911 Nitron. They're worth checking out IMO.
     
  4. DoyleTheDog

    DoyleTheDog New Member

    299
    0
    0
    Thanks drvsafe, but I'm really only looking at Colts and Springfields. Not really big on the Sig 1911s. Just my personal preference.
     
  5. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

    7,180
    4
    38
    I think your choices either way you go will be fantastic. I would love to have both the loaded model and the XSE.
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

    12,358
    26
    48
    Go for the best you can afford.

    If I were looking for another, I would consider the Springfield Armory Range Officer.
     
  7. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

    1,636
    0
    0
    It's alright I won't hold it against you. What's your price range?
     
  8. DoyleTheDog

    DoyleTheDog New Member

    299
    0
    0
    haha thank you for that. I'm looking in the ballpark of $1100, maybe a little more if need be.
     
  9. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

    1,635
    0
    0
    Ive had the xse, verr nice pistol but i chose to stick with my sig tac ops. The xse is very good when it comes to reliability, the xse is said to be as reliable as a glock. It can fire when wet, dirty, with mud it in. Now i never tried that but did my research on it. The xse is an outstanding pistol. My sig is better, it is slightly more accurate, has the same reliability, and had everything i wanted stock. I wanted extended mag release, night sights, metal msh, mag well, a rail and a crisp trigger. I loved my colt and plan to get another but there were a few problems i had; the msh was plastic, the mag release is very short, doesnt come with night sights, theyre mags seem very flimsy. The sig mags would match the quality of wilson imo. So if you do get an xse you will not be dissapointed but while looking check out the sig tac ops as an added plus to all of the features it comes with 4 mags


    ForumRunner_20121016_133525.jpg



    ForumRunner_20121016_133542.jpg
     
  10. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

    1,636
    0
    0
    People go on and on about Colts, and for good reason I'm sure, but in my price range I was looking at a 1991A1, and it's just too basic of a model for me.

    I really like the SA "Loaded", it was on my shortlist of potentials when I was shopping. Then I checked out the TRP also which I loved, but it was out of my budget. I preferred it due to the front strap checking, which you don't see on the Loaded or Range Officer. Now, that's the main reason why I opted for the SIG, I bought a TacPac; 3 mags, and the pistol has the rest of the hardware I wanted; Match barrel, hammer and sear and a lifetime warranty. I am missing one or two things, full sized guide rod, the ambidextrous thumb safety, night sights, but those are things I can do further on up the road.
     
  11. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

    1,635
    0
    0
    You can get good deals if you shop around, thats the funnest part. Gunbuyingclub.com and grabagun.com have really good prices. Got my colt for under $900. Those 2 sights have great deals on alot of things you may need.
     
  12. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

    21,833
    2
    0
    Go Colt!

    My XSE (I know, it's SS) but here's what you can do with the XSE.

    Box stock:

    [​IMG]

    Buffed up:

    DSCF0855-1.jpg

    Loaded:
     

    Attached Files:

  13. jmckinzie

    jmckinzie New Member

    5
    0
    0
    What about a rock island armory 1911 now I have a colt that was my wife's grandpas and I love it done a few things to it but for an entry level 1911 ria isn't bad they're pretty reliable and on the cheaper end which means it leaves u room to customize and make it exactly how u want it me personally I love doing gun projects like this takin a no frills gun and transforming it to a custom firearm that anyone can enjoy but that's just my opinion if u want a gun with everything u want already on it then I would prolly go with a colt
     
  14. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

    2,243
    0
    36
  15. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

    1,636
    0
    0
    I hear that! My issue is in NJ, a person needs a permit to purchase a pistol and its got a time limit, 90 days, one additional 90 day extension. My FFL commented on how short I cut this one. Like if the package was delayed an extra 2-3 days, I would have been unable to pick it up until I got a new permit. I have 2 more permits in process ($18 fee +$2 for each permit, which I think is the best thing to do so when that "deal" comes up, I have the permit to pull the proverbial trigger.
     
  16. DoyleTheDog

    DoyleTheDog New Member

    299
    0
    0
    Well I went to my LGS after work today and found my 1911. Traded in my XDm9 and walked out the door with a Colt XSE for $575 after taxes. Not too shabby.
     

    Attached Files:

  17. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

    1,635
    0
    0
    Damn wth, id move
     
  18. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

    1,635
    0
    0
    I had the exact pistol, check the msh. Id change that out. Yea, you didnt do to bad
     
  19. DoyleTheDog

    DoyleTheDog New Member

    299
    0
    0
    Yeah I had been reading up about that. Should I be okay shooting it for a while before replacing the stock MSH?
     
  20. Ultimate_sig

    Ultimate_sig New Member

    1,635
    0
    0
    Yea, I just don't like plastic on a metal gun