GUN entry level 1911

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  1. net_prophet

    net_prophet Tactical Texan

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    I'm really interested in getting a 1911 but feel a little overwhelmed by all the options out there. What are some good recomendations from you all. Looking to spend somewhere around 600 but I'm not afraid of looking at the used market either. Would be a range/truck/nightstand gun. What would some of yall suggest?
     
  2. Painkiller

    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    basic springfield loaded. they run 660 new here, really worth it.
     
  3. net_prophet

    net_prophet Tactical Texan

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    really? they are more like 900-110 on the website
     
  4. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Active Member

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    Three words: Rock Island Armory
     
  5. Painkiller

    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    those are msrps. Find a dealer in your town and go searching.
     
  6. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Springfield GI model.. around $400 new (mine with a $20 grip)

    [​IMG]
     
  7. net_prophet

    net_prophet Tactical Texan

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    I love that, not sure if I want one like that our stainless, I love those grips
     
  8. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    Packmeyer (sp?) they retail for around $40, I got them from SG for $20. The stainless is usually a little more expensive, but for a starter 1911, its great.
     
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    Sssnake meh

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    I was thinking of a GI from SA but then I ran across these little gems.
    Rock Island Armory. $319
    Also they have some they hard chromed for $359 and ain't they purty?

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    http://www.classicarms.us/

    halfway down the page.
     
  10. 70Machwon

    70Machwon New Member

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    Springfield, or i just read about Taurus's new M1911. They said it was a great gun, w/ a lot of extras, for 600 bucks. Not bad.
     
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    Thanks for the link. 229.95 for a 7.62 saiga is almost a no brainer... I wish to fuck I could find ammo for less than .50/round locally. But then again I'm lazy and don't try that hard. :hs:
     
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    DaJMan When i was young, i dreamed of being a baseball

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    god damn that's a sexy pistola!
     
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    :eek3: :eek3: :eek3: :eek3:

    :runs off to check bank account:

    I love my Rock Island, that chrome one is HOT :naughty:
     
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    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    That would look hot with the grip that I have on mine :cool:
     
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    Alphaeus New Member

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    How are the RIA 1911's as far as quality/reliability?
     
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    mzmtg New Member

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    I'm definitely interested in the new Taurus:
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    If I can find the Taurus for a decent price then I'll probably end up buying it. I really want a 1911 and those things look really sweet.
     
  18. F.O.D.

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    a silencer would look snazzy on that
     
  19. F.O.D.

    F.O.D. Guest

    "The 1911 was the design given by God to us through John M. Browning that represents the epitome of what a killing tool needs to be. It was true in 1911 and is true now." —Colonel Robert J. Coates, USMC
     
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    Ludeykrus New Member

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    Just FYI, The SA GI model 1911 goes for around $340-360 around here. Just for comparison w/ the RIA 1911.

    So what kind of "bells and whistles" come w/ the Taurus 1911 that doesn't come w/ the others?
     
  21. Artyboy

    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    They did a review in the most recent American Rifleman. I'll dig it out later and post up all of the features.
     
  22. PorscheRacer

    PorscheRacer You see this? It means not welcome

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    DON'T BE CHEAP buy a nice 1911 to start with.

    RIA are made out of cheap metal and no one uses them for custome builds

    SA GI has crappy sights and you will have to cut the slide if you want to change them. Also it high non flared ejection port which could cause fte problems.

    Taurus has a weird trigger guard which might make keep it from fitting in standard 1911 holsters.

    Go with a SA Loaded it comes with Novak sights and a better grip safety.
     
  23. Painkiller

    Painkiller Sometimes remembering is better than forgetting

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    this guy knows what he's talking about. :o
     
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    Shaggy007 New Member

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    The RIA is a basic 1911 that will meet the needs that you have.

    It was said before, a stock 1911 will more than likely out shoot you, then when you're good with it after a few upgrades it will out shoot you again.
     
  25. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I personally would start with the SA Loaded.
     

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