Quality 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by unclefister, Nov 13, 2013.

  1. unclefister

    unclefister New Member

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    Hi everyone. I'm new on the forums so bare with me. I'm looking for a 1911 I can carry, take to the range and just be my number one hand gun. My price range is between $900.00 and $1,200.00. Can someone help me out with a quality 1911. I don't care about lasers and all that ****. I'm more of a rustic type of shooter. Being Retired Military the Beretta 9M is a gun I rather never shoot again unless it calls for the occasion. I appreciate it.
     
  2. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I don't mind the M9 but a good quality 1911 is definitely different.

    Springfield Armory has some decent 1911s, Colt of course, Dan Wesson is excellent, but probably pushing the budget. Smith and Wesson, and Sig make some decent ones, they may have external extractors though and if you are a purist you may not like that. And the Sig can be pushing the budget again.
     

  3. Winchester94

    Winchester94 New Member

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    I've shot a couple hundred rounds through my uncle's Springfield Armory Range Officer .45 and it's the most accurate centerfire semi I've ever shot. Its right in with my Colt Woodsman and S&W 41. And it'll reliably feed all ammo I've tried.
     
  4. towboater

    towboater Active Member

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    There's a bunch of good ones in that price range. I've heard a lot of good talk about the Ruger 1911. Not hard on the eyes either.
     
  5. 1411

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    Good luck with this one, kind of like convincing everyone on the forum to agree that Ford is the best make of pick up truck.

    To answer your question I like this one. I am a little biased though.

    Colt M1991A1 - you would be able to get one of these, leather, ammo, and still make a car payment before spending $1200.

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  6. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Oh man, with a $1200 max, just get your butt to the gun shop and start looking! In that price range you're going to find a lot of options, so just look at and fondle as many as you can until you find that right one.

    The only problem I see is that you may have a hard time finding a shop that has enough 1911s to properly browse through in that price range.

    Being that you like rustic, then speaking from personal experience (I'm like minded), I don't think you could go wrong with the Springfield milspec. Very basic, very high quality, and will leave you plenty of money left over for a bunch of ammo.
     
  7. GLI45

    GLI45 New Member

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    Lots of good choices. My preference is STI and their Trojan model is in your price range and is a fine 1911. I own two (9mm & .45) and they are superb. The boys down in Texas specialize in 1911s and 2011s and build some really fine pistols. With the exception of their introductory Spartan model, all the pistols are built in Texas, hand fitted, tight, smooth, very accurate, and come with excellent triggers. STI isn't nearly the size of Colt, Springfield, etc...and therefore not as well known outside of the shooting community, there are very highly regarded among competitive shooters. You have many quality options, but STI is certainly worth considering.

    http://www.stiguns.com
     
  8. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    I have the Ruger SR1911. It is my second 1911. I like it a lot. A lot of gun for the money. I paid about $650 for mine. Mine was a brand new gun. But it was sold as used because there was a small scratch on it. They can be hard to find though.
     
  9. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Colt, Springfield Armory, Remington, Ruger, S&W, STI, Dan Wesson, ect., ect.,,,,,,,,

    best suggestion, is to start hitting the gun stores and pawn shops and looking to see what is available, what appeals to you and what the current prices are in your area.
     
  10. unclefister

    unclefister New Member

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    I will look at some of these options. Everyone I talk to about 1911 tell me to go with a Sig. Not so sure about that. Just want quality. I'm willing to spend the $1,200.
     
  11. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    I have a SIG scorpion carry and it sure is a well built gun that is dead accurate especially for being a commander style. But as everyone else said, take everyones recommendations but the best is to get out and fondle them thoroughly!!
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    check them out. Sig makes a fine pistol. i have no personal experince with their 1911's, but, i highly doubt they are any less of quality than their other pistols.
     
  13. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    I have a Ruger as well. Great gun, but there are so many great 1911's out there: Ruger, Springfield, Smith & Wesson, Remington, Colt, Sig. It's going to be a fun search with that budget.
     
  14. unclefister

    unclefister New Member

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    Thanks everyone. Going to check out these options you all have suggested. Thanks.
     
  15. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    of course you can always go with the original 1911, a Colt!:D
     
  16. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Don't forget the used market.

    You can get some deals, but you have to know what to look for.
    But, most problems can be fixed. I've purchased a 10mm C-BOB used for less than $850 and had to replace springs.

    There is a sticky about buying a 1911 that you should look at.
     
  17. CardiacColt68

    CardiacColt68 New Member

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    I have a Colt Gov't that is from the early 80's I bought used for under $700 that shoots as well as anything I have shot. I also have a new Colt Wiley Clapp
    Commander that is flawless. So, I guess you know what I would suggest. If you're only going to buy 1 1911, buy a Colt. There are other nice 1911s out there though. Just fondle a bunch until one speaks to you.
     
  18. AznZOhAn

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    IMO and experience, Cold, Springfield Armory, and Para-Ord are great 1911 choices. Kimber has been hit and miss for me. Springfield makes a tight spec pistol. I would suggest a MC Operator if want a heavy gun or a LW Operator for a lite weight. Bot the would serve well at the range and as a carry pistol. I have a MC Operator and think highly of it.

    I haven't shot a Sig 1911 but I've heard a lot of good things about them. I own 4 Sig pistols and they shoot great. I plan on getting 2 more Sig pistols in the coming year.
     
  19. mdwalkerjr

    mdwalkerjr New Member Supporter

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    May I state the obvious answer? Find a range in your area that has a wide selection for rent and shoot as many as you can to see which you like the best. It all comes down to what works for you.
     
  20. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    He may not have that luxury, I know that I don't