What To Get For My First 1911

Discussion in '1911 Forum' started by SubSniper91395, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. SubSniper91395

    SubSniper91395 New Member

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    I'm looking to by myself my first 1911 for Christmas but I have no idea what I should get!! Help me please!! I have looked over the numerous "first 1911" posts on here but no one seems to be looking for the same thing I am so it's no help. I am looking for a Full Size or Commander size 1911, and I would prefer Stainless Steel. I had my sights set on a S&W 1911 E-Series in Stainless but I soon found out they are not legal in Commiefornia. So I definitely need the help from you guys. My price range is $800-$1500. I'd like some extra money left over for a couple Tripp mags and some decent ammo but I'm not willing to sacrifice gun quality for it. HELP ME! Thank you!
     
  2. SubSniper91395

    SubSniper91395 New Member

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    The other pistol I was looking at was the Kimber Raptor II in Stainless. Hopefully that gives you guys an idea of my tastes.
     

  3. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Look into Springfield armory. Their RO model is a great gun in the $800-900 range IIRC.
     
  4. SubSniper91395

    SubSniper91395 New Member

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    I have looked into SA and I like their work. I will definitely have to check out the RO
     
  5. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Get the best you can afford.
    Check out the sticky's that have been posted.
    Good sights, trigger, Customer Service support, and some good mags.
     
  6. rhyno13

    rhyno13 New Member

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    Personally I like Springfield.
     
  7. SubSniper91395

    SubSniper91395 New Member

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    What do you mean by sticky?
     
  8. SubSniper91395

    SubSniper91395 New Member

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    Nevermind I fully understand now. Thank you
     
  9. Overkill0084

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  10. Olympus

    Olympus New Member

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    The RO is parkerized and not stainless like you're looking for. You might also consider their Loaded model.

    I'd also highly advise you to take a look at all the different 1911s offered by Sig Saur.
     
  11. SubSniper91395

    SubSniper91395 New Member

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    The four companies I had in mind were Kimber, Sig Sauer, Springfield Armory, and Colt so it looks like I'm on track. I just looked up those and came away with 4 I like most. But I haven't looked at Colt yet.
    1. Kimber Raptor II
    2. Sig Stainless Rail Gun
    3. SA Range Officer
    4. SA Loaded
     
  12. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Kimber is a nice gun. They just seem to be over priced for what they are with bad customer service and a 1 year warranty. Having said that, my dad has carried the same one for years, zero issues and accurate. YMMV
     
  13. limbkiller

    limbkiller New Member

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    Colt, used Les Baer, SA TRP, DW all in that price range in the upper scale. Any and all will please you.
     
  14. AgentTikki

    AgentTikki New Member

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    What part of Cali are you in?

    If you are close enough, there are a few shops that will do a SSE for you, so you can get the model you want. There will be consequences tho........
    You'll have to wait a few for it, and you will have to pay a premium for it. About $200 more.....
     
  15. drvsafe

    drvsafe New Member

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    I'm loving my SIG 1911 Nitron.
     
  16. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    I just bought my first 1911 for Christmas this week!! I got a remington r1. Mine is parkerized but they make a stainless version. MSRP is around $750 so its well within your price range.
     
  17. jakewpns

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    I my opinion, standard companies hands down on quality for your money are Kimber, Springfield, and Sig Sauer... That being said, take a look at the Dan Wesson V-Bob... It's definitely my next buy for a 1911.
     
  18. xd man

    xd man New Member

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    find a colt 1991 talo and don't look back.
     
  19. FullautoUSA

    FullautoUSA Welcoming Committee/ Resident Pellet Gunner Lifetime Supporter

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    If you can buy Colt, buy Colt. If not try Nighthawk.
     
  20. SubSniper91395

    SubSniper91395 New Member

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    Ok I have narrowed the field....but still stuck. I'm not sure whether I should get the Kimber Custom TLE Blued or the Colt 1991 Govt Blued...both are at my LGS for $1000. Opinions please???? I need to know ASAP so they don't slip through my fingers....