Want a 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by tenntyrant, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. tenntyrant

    tenntyrant New Member

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    What would be a good one for carry that is reasonably priced. I have a glock 23 right now but would like to add a 1911.
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    What is "reasonably priced"?

    $350.00 is reasonable for some, $2500.00 is reasonable for others.

    I would recommend a Springfield Armory Range Officer. They finally offer one like I the one I had setup over 20 years ago.
     

  3. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    Colt, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat, Ruger, Remington, Kimber, Dan Wesson, ect., ect. there are many fine 1911's available. they can range in price as low as $600-700 for a decent basic 1911, to $1500 plus for an equipped high end one. your budget will be your major factor in the decision. i have one 1911 that i paid less tha $500 for and it shoots great, but i have one to pick up, that will have cost me over $1200. best advice, figure out how much you want to spend and then go handle as many as possible in your price range. if you find one that really fits your hand well, and it's a little over your budget, wait and save up the difference, because you will be happier in the end.
     
  4. Alpha1Victor

    Alpha1Victor New Member

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    Heres my "reasonably priced" 1911;)

    Signing out, Alpha1victor.
     

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  5. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Thats a fine specimen you have there..
     
  6. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Here is my nicely priced 1911

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  7. Jkl-28

    Jkl-28 New Member

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    I got a Kimber custom II for a hell of a deal I think I paid like $750 for it (out the door) and I like it alot!
     
  8. Overkill0084

    Overkill0084 Active Member

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    For carry?
    A Commander size (4" +/-) or a CCO (Officer frame w/ commander slide).
    Prices run the spectrum. A commander sized would be the easiest for price sensitive shoppers. Most makers offer a 4 ish" Commander style model. The CCO and similar tend to cost more. I have a DW CCO and it is a truely excellent shooter and conceals quite nicely.
    I'd start looking at the SA Loaded Champions and maybe the Colt CCO & Commanders. The list of possibilities is long and extensive.

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  9. Alpha1Victor

    Alpha1Victor New Member

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    Heres mine. This would be a commander size.

    Signing out, Alpha1victor.
     

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  10. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    I think the Ruger is a good great deal, for a great price. Wish I could get one here in Kommiefornia T_T
     
  11. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Tell us the max you can spend -
    Its like asking what truck to buy :confused:
     
  12. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    If you're looking for a carry option, most people find it difficult to carry a full size 1911. And models with target sights are not ideal due to snagging on clothing and being difficult to pick up the sights in low light settings.

    You should be looking at Officer/Compact sizes, Commander sizes, and CCO sizes. The problem with Officer/Compact sizes is that shrinking the design of a full size 1911 results in functioning problems, especially in lower priced models. Officer/Compact size 1911s of lower prices are notorious for being not completely reliable. I had a Citadel Compact and it was terrible so I sold it. If you're wanting a small frame 1911, spend as much as you can afford. Cutting corners with the smaller frames isn't the way to go. You can usually get away with it on the full size models, but you run a good chance of sacrificing on reliability with the smaller models.
     
  13. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Also keep in mind- The smaller the 1911 - The higher the price - Dont ask me why :confused:
     
  14. Firearms4ever

    Firearms4ever New Member

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    Ruger, Colt, Spingfield, Wilson Combat, Ed Brown, Les Baer, and so on all make very fine 1911's. It really depends on what you're looking for and how much you want to spend. If you're looking for a high dollar/highly customized 1911 then Les Baer, Ed Brown, and Wilson Combat are the way to go. If you're looking for a lower cost 1911 then Ruger, Colt, and Springfield are the way to go. Now if you want a plain jane 1911 then Colt makes the Series 70, Series 80, and the Series 1991 models that have just upgraded 3 dot sight system and no fancy features. Springfield makes the Mil-Spec 1911A1 which is basically a 1911A1 without the lanyard loop and the GI replica sights, and they also use to manufacturer a GI.45 replica of the 1911A1 used in WWII and there after.
     
  15. Alpha1Victor

    Alpha1Victor New Member

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    Its about convienence and demand.

    Signing out, Alpha1victor.
     
  16. Mark F

    Mark F New Member Supporter

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    My "reasonably priced" 1911...


    Kimber TLE/RL II

    Just bought it today...
     

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  17. 1911jruiz

    1911jruiz New Member

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    Do you k ow where to get an accessory rail for the kimber?
     
  18. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Brownells carries them.. Item# 662-000-080DH for blued...or 662-000-078DH for stainless. $59.99
     
  19. Thebiker

    Thebiker New Member

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    My version of a reasonably priced 1911; STI Trojan. No frills.
     

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