GUN cheap 1911

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  1. James May

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    school me on Auto ordinance, specifically the 1911. I know there are a lot of 1911 threads, but none on the one from A.O.
     
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    I'm going to guess there's a good reason for that...




    ~insert Shenaniguns reason to not own here~
     
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    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Shenaniguns is not a fan of them, so therefore you should not buy one.




    But really... I have no fucking clue. Cheap and 1911 do not go well together.
     
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    I have only good about RIA and Armscor
     
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    cheap and 1911 dont go together at all of the more modest priced 1911's ive had good use with are the rock island armory good gun for the money,taurus 1911 very good gun for the money, springfield armory my choice and the one i like the best . ive had expirience witha couple auto ordanaces a pit bull and a ww11 one that was produced right after kahr baught them the pit bull had numerous ftf stoppages and so the full size was very finicky on ammo and the front sight flew off of the slide on the second shot. to say the least not one of my fav gun manufactureres.
     
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    my RIA, has a replaced hammer, sear, disconnector, mainspring, hammer strut, trigger, grip safety, sear spring, thumb safety and slide release. Upgrades FTW unless you happen to be a a wallet them FTL.
     
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    VWMan, what kind of car is that in your avatar?

    As to your question, I think the cheapest decent 1911 would be the G.I. Springfield model. I have no experience with AO, but they probably aren't too bad either.
     
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    If you want a "cheap" semi loaded 1911, RIA or Armscor are very good and upgradeable candidates in the lower end markets. Taurus also seems to have a few followers, it would also be good candidate for a "cheap" 1911 as long as you are not expecting much and just want all the bells and whistles.

    Springer GI spec is also a solid "cheap" 1911 that is entirely upgradeable.

    I'd say, get another platform and save up for a quality 1911.
     
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    Garand bobcat was pricing them awhile ago, they aren't so cheap anymore.
     
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    I have a Springfield GI full-size in stainless. Never had a problem with it once the magazine springs loosened up. It's accurate enough for my needs, and hasn't failed to fire once after break-in. The fit and finish is not bad for a $500 all metal gun either. I did have my gunsmith friend go through and clean up the guts a little, so it isn't really off the shelf technically. I plan on doing some building of it though, so it won't always be factory.
     
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    What are they going for nowadays?

    I'm assuming that by "cheap" 1911, we're talking sub $700.
     
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    it might still be sub 700, but not by alot :hsd:

    some of that is CA, but not alot of it.
     
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    wow, I remember when you could get them in the 300$ range. Yeah, at that price point, it's really fudging that line and you have to ask yourself "well, should I just save a little more and get more?"

    I wouldn't pay more than $500 for one.

    I was going to recommend "looking used" but that's always a toss up and a 50/50 chance your buying someelses problems. 1911's you are almost always better off buying new.

    Like buying a "fixed up car" from a teenager.
     
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    thanks, I'll look into it some more. I have heard that they got a new head gunsmith, and their product has come around.
     
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    :werd: I've got little bags filled away labeled things like OEM RIA parts or 760 OEM parts, so if I ever sell a gun I can put it back to stock.
     

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