GUN Good 'base model' 1911 to start with

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  1. My Dixie Wrecked

    My Dixie Wrecked STFU & get the ball!!! OT Supporter

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    Good 'base model' 5" 1911 to start with

    A friend and I went to Cabela's this past weekend to look at 1911's. He was looking to get into competitive shooting and kinda got me thinking of getting into it myself. The guy at Cabela's recommended Kimber and Dan Wesson as the top 2 starter 1911's he'd choose, with DW being the best choice for the $$.

    My question is what's a good choice in a lower model (not brands) full size 1911 to start with that I can work on building up for competition? Seems like most people choose Kimber or Colt for a brand. What model of each is good to start with? Or should I forget that and just save up for something like a Les Baer, Ed Brown, etc.?
     
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  2. krott5333

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    Colt 1911A1
     
  3. mrbill

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    springfield armory 1911 a1
     
  4. 70Machwon

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    I like the Colt 1911A1. Ive used my friend's Dad's, and it is a great gun to shoot.
     
  5. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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  6. luvitlo94

    luvitlo94 Make a choice and don't look back.

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    Might even wanna look into a Para Ordnance P-14, very nice gun for the money.
     
  7. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Springfield 1911-A1 Loaded

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  8. GAMBOA

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    The Colt 1991 A1. It's pretty much an 80 Series pistol. You could get one for about 600 dollars. I have two of these, love them. If you want to spend big bucks you could go for Colt's higher scale pistols such as The Gold Cup and 70's Series Repro's. Those will run you 300 dollars more. Another brand you might consider is Springfield Armory. I got two of their Milspecs in 38 Super, which they don't do anymore. They are just as good as my Colts. Check this link out by Colt, it has a rundown on all the pistols they currently producing. http://www.coltsmfg.com/cmci/pistols.asp

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  9. krott5333

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    i heard SA is having some quality issues with their 1911's lately :hsd:
     
  10. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    ria 1911's are $319
     
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    Painkiller The Synarchy of Molten Bones

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    crap, so is the colt suggestioon.
     
  12. Painkiller

    Painkiller The Synarchy of Molten Bones

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    PT gave the only good suggestion.
     
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    Springfield loaded
     
  14. 67olds442

    67olds442 uhhhh

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    haven't had any problems with my springfield, and if i do end up having a problem down the road (knock on wood) they have a lifetime warranty
     
  15. Michael Westen

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    Im looking at 1911's too currently, any reason to shell out the extra for the loaded?

    other than slight sight difference and some eye candy, whats different?
     
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    what about high standards 1911's?
     
  17. Platinum_Thunder

    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Stay away from the Mil Specs
     
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    +1 on the Springfield Loaded
    Sights, trigger, hammer, beavertail grip safety, grips, mainspring housing. The fit and finish seemed better on my Loaded than on my GI model. The loaded is my everyday carry gun, used for classes, etc. and has never let me down.

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    I just bought a Kimber Stainless II after talking to several different dealers about the best brand to start with. All of them told me that Kimber made the best without stepping up and buying a custom job, like an Ed Brown.
     
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    Why other than the front sight is pegged instead of dovetailed?
    If I were going to build up something from scratch, the Mil Spec is a very good base to start with. Flaired ejection port if you are planning on reloading. Rest is standard military issue.
     
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    i just looked at one of these a SA champion identical to this pic they wanted $499 sound about right on the price? my credit card was burning hole in my pocket the wife would a killed me

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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I would get fullsize...just my opinion though
     
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    I've heard good things about rock island armory guns :dunno: dont know much about them though
     
  24. krott5333

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    usually not a fan of 1911's, but I like that one.. the flat black looks good
     
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    Just the standard parkerized finish, it's holding up well for how much I've shot it and carried it.
     

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