Reaching out to you 1911 folks

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by jake1, Sep 3, 2012.

  1. jake1

    jake1 New Member

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    I am fairly new to the 1911. I currently have a springfield xd but would really like to add a 1911 to that. I would really like some suggestions on a few good entry level models somewhere around $700-800 or so and any other advice is welcomed also. Thank you in advance
     
  2. 2ndAmendmentFreedom

    2ndAmendmentFreedom New Member

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    In this price range, you can get a Remington 1911, if you want to save a few bucks you can get an RIA. A lot of manufacturers make 1911s but since I'm mostly (not to say only) interested in Colt 1911s, I'm not sure what their prices are.
     

  3. vaskeet

    vaskeet New Member

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    what do you want the 1911 for range or carry it makes a differance in what is the best under your price range for range I woul recomend a sti spartan V for around 600 it has adj rear sight and a fiber front its made by armscor using sti internal parts. For carry I would look at the sti spartan III or IV III is a officers size (3.5 inch barrel shorter grip) and IV is a commander size (4 inch barrel full size grip) they have better carry sights on them than the spartan V same price around 600. lifetime warranty Randy
     
  4. ineverFTF

    ineverFTF New Member

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    Ruger sr1911. It msrp for around 550-700 depending on where you shop.

    The ruger will give the performance of a legit colt for half the price.
     
  5. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Taurus makes a very good "entry level" offering that has several features people look for in a 1911.

    One of the things I would caution is to not shoot for the stars with your first 1911 because you will find things you like and things you might want differently after having one in your possession.

    The 1911 is a fantastic platform, but once you get one, they tend to call their friends, who in turn drain your wallet and continue to elbow their room into your safe. ;)

    JD
     
  6. cuba

    cuba New Member

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    In your price range ($650) the only manufacturer of a 1911 rendition that offer a hammer forged steel slide, barrel, and frame, and life time warranty, is the Taurus with their PT1911, it also comes with just about every upgrade you can imagine.

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    shoot safe, shoot straight, and have fun
     
  7. tacticalfun

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    Either one of these.....ruger sr 1911 ( ignore the scorpion or sa 1911-a1 mil spec

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  8. Fathead00

    Fathead00 New Member

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    You have to go with the Ruger!!!:) If you can find one.

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  9. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Take a look at Sig's 1911 offerings.
     
  10. ShagNasty1001

    ShagNasty1001 New Member

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    Colt......?
     

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  11. tacticalfun

    tacticalfun Active Member

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    My scorpion is a dream to shoot.
     
  12. sgttessnc

    sgttessnc New Member

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    I love my Taurus and because I am a lefty, it was the way to go for the price... $675 out the door for stainless. lots of extras I was looking for and besides not being made in the USA, I couldn't ask for more for a starter 1911
     

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  13. Agent_H

    Agent_H New Member

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    Ruger makes a solid 1911



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  14. 1911Shooter

    1911Shooter New Member

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    Without knowing what you want to use it for. Springfield Armory range officer jumps to mind.
     
  15. jake1

    jake1 New Member

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    I mostly will have it to start getting familiar with the 1911 style and features so that one day I am confident enough to use it as my daily concealed carry.
     
  16. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    Since you have one of the new models, it might be nice to get a used Colt series 70 or 80. I think in late 80's to 90's Colt had a Gov. combat model. I like fixed sights, but probably in the minority there. Check out Cabela's Gun Library to get an idea on $$$. Make sure to look at it in your hand b4 purchase.
     
  17. frank7777

    frank7777 New Member

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    If you want American made the Remington R1 is a great choice at about $720. Just because the price is low the quality is still present
     
  18. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    many good suggestions made as to which you should pick for your first 1911! Colt, Remington, Ruger, Springfield, are all very good, but also chech out the RIA, High Standard, MetroArms and some of the others also.

    nothing wrong with using a 1911 for EDC, but some prefer a full size for range use and a Commander or Officer sized models for carry. not that some don't carry full sized models for carry, but gives you an excuse for more than one 1911!

    my suggestion, check out an LGS that has a good selection of 1911's and try them out. currently i have three in different brands and sizes, and all feel differently in my hand. another suggestion is to start with a very basic 1911 and find out what suits you and what doesn't and then look for the one that has the features that suit your needs. another suggestion, read Canebrakes stickey on choosing your first 1911. lots of good information there, that might help you make your decision.
     
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  19. Overkill0084

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    Springfield Armory or Colt. (Granted, the Colt is pushing it on the $800 ceiling)
     
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  20. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    IMO, no matter what 1911 you get, practice on the range and become knowledgable and well versed on it.

    A 1911 is a "thinking-person's" firearm. (Not like a Glock)