Thoughts

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by garsha91, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. garsha91

    garsha91 New Member

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    Went shooting today after school. Took out a 1911 (don't remember which one unfortunately) and a glock 23. Both in .45. Considering on getting both of them. Tried to do a little research on the 1911 but couldn't find it and called the range and they have a few. Wondering what you think is the best 1911
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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  3. rhyno13

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    For the price, Kimber. If you want the absolute best, go with either Ed Brown or Nighthawk
     
  4. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    Depends on what your budget is. Need more info.
     
  5. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    The best 1911? Sig. Keep in mind that I buy to shoot and carry. I don't compete and I sure don't put them in a case so I can admire them as I walk by. I buy them to shoot, and in my experience the Sig 1911 is the most reasonably priced 100% reliable 1911 out there. I took mine out of the box, cleaned it, and went to the range. It has behaved flawlessly, which is what I demand if my loved ones lives may depend on it. I even got 100% reliability using Winchester white box from Wally World. I have yet to find an ammo brand that this thing won't handle.

    I saw someone mentioned Kimber. I had one and will never own another one. The one I owned was junk, but I know there are a lot of good Kimbers out there. My complaint was with customer service. I sent it in three times for repair, and every time I got it back it was much worse than it was when I sent it. If you get a good one to start with they are fine guns. If you don't I wish you lots of luck.
     
  6. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    "Best" is a subjective value. "least expensive" "most accurate out of the box" "lightest weight" etc. would be better questions.
     
  7. Chase127

    Chase127 New Member

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    Kimber nuff said
     
  8. garsha91

    garsha91 New Member

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    I forgot to put I'm trying to stay under 1000 hopefully somewhere around 700
     
  9. Doc3402

    Doc3402 New Member

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    That price range brings you down to Sig at the high end or RIA at the low end for a 1911. I have never owned anything from RIA, so I can't comment. Sig is within your reach for many different models, and they are fine handguns. I got mine for $850 US
     
  10. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    I'd highly recommend just about any of the Sig 1911 models in that price range then. WHOLE lot of bang for your buck.
     
  11. garsha91

    garsha91 New Member

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    Thanks for your help
     
  12. garsha91

    garsha91 New Member

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    Thanks for your help
     
  13. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    I'm a bang for buck guy, it's how I justify spending money on things I don't need but want. As long as I can find a purpose for it that something else doesn't suit and is reasonably priced, it's on. Lol

    Anyway, because of that I'd go with one of the flipo 1911s. RIA, Metro Arms, Hi Standard, think there's another one or two that I'm missing, but they're all reported to be quality products.

    That or a used item in good condition. Sarco had a few of the Systema that came with new Springs and other key parts that make it for a great buy!