Need Recommendations For A Single Action 1911 That Wont Break The Bank

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by ryevick, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. ryevick

    ryevick Member

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    And no the bank is not going to tell you how much it has in it... do they ever? :D The less I have to spend the better is all I can say. I am really just wanting a comfortable single action 1911 for home defense mainly. I have a shotgun for HD, a 380 for my person and the 1911 will be in the opposite end of the home from the shotgun for easy access (by me). I want something with a bit more accurate range than the 380. If I could through a light/lazer on it that might be nice. Thanks! :)
     
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  2. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Good news is that every 1911 is a single action. That's the beauty of the design.

    Without a budget, the sky is the limit and too many options for me to even post. Rock Island is probably the lowest priced and it goes up from there.
     

  3. rigjumpr

    rigjumpr New Member

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    I have nothing to add… Olympus has pretty much covered the subject with one sentence.
     
  4. eborden1122

    eborden1122 Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Agree with Olympus, rock island and then after that then maybe a taurus.
     
  5. gearhead396

    gearhead396 New Member

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    Yep what Olympus said
     
  6. KeysKelly

    KeysKelly New Member

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    I'm going to just repeat what has been said. Without a price nobody can really answer that. That is like saying I want "A reasonable priced house". In Manhattan anything under $3M is considered reasonable. In some Detrout neighborhoods $50,000 is considered very expensive.

    Rock Island is a great gun under $500. The Taurus 1911 is very good and around $600. Some of the Springfield 1911's can be in the high $600's to low $700's. If you ask someone who owns a Wilson or Ed Brown a $1,500 Kimber is inexpensive.
     
  7. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    first of all i am going to suggest that you read Canebrake's sticky on choosing your first 1911. a lot of good information in that sticky. then you need to sit back and decide what amount of money you have budgeted. find out what the primary purpose of the 1911 is going to be also. after all that, you will have a much better idea of what you are looking for, and we can help you make an informed decision as to which one would suit your needs better.
     
  8. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    I sold a RIA 1911 and a Remington R1 1911 in the last couple of days. The RIA at $425 and the Remington at $725 the RIA felt better and didn't rattle like the R1. I'll give the trigger pull to the R1 but other than that the cheaper gun beat out the more expensive one in my opinion. YMMV but check them all out in your range before you decide.
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Just don't go on "American Guns" and ask for a Springfield Loaded. :)
     
  10. silverado113

    silverado113 New Member

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    No kidding. Talk about inflation:D
     
  11. armed1212

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    Has an got any info on ATI 1911 they r under 400. But never heard of them....
     
  12. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    I saw that and I was all like, "There is no way in good conscience they can sell it for that much!"
     
  13. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    ATI makes a great gun. Probably the best of the filipino guns.
     
  14. beaglesam

    beaglesam Active Member

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    I must have missed that, what did it go for?
     
  15. armed1212

    armed1212 New Member

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    Ive seen them on buds for like 389 or so. Seems to good to be tru. are most 1911 parts interchangeable?
     
  16. cuba

    cuba New Member

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    Theoretically yes today most will with minor fitting, but the original 1911 were made for all the parts to interchange, I believe that one of the test performed by JMB in front of the Army Generals or what not was that he dismantled five 1911 and dropped all the parts into a box and proceeded to assemble them just as he randomly pulled them out, and when he finished they all functioned as designed.

    shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun
     
  17. ryevick

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    Bought this Taurus this afternoon at Buds! :D Now I need to decide on a holster... I know they make "inside the belt" holsters for 45s but really? My Bodyguard 380 is great for that but this may be too much... decisions, decisions...
     
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