GUN WMD Learn me on 1911's

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  1. thegooch

    thegooch OT Supporter

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    I don't know shit about them, what's a "good" sub $600 1911?
     
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    Admitted I shouldn't be on OT right now.

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    trigger, trigger, trigger, thin grips, thin grips, thin grips, grip angle, grip angle, grip angle, looks fucking sweet, looks fucking sweet, looks sweet while fucking
     
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  4. thegooch

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    Rock Island's worth a shit"?
     
  5. From what I've heard, they're not bad. If you're just looking for a range gun, or to have fun plinking it wouldn't be a bad choice.
     
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    ElCidKid New Member

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    AO makes a good USGI M1911A1 (series 80) clone and its under $600 at buds
     
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    USGI ≠ Series 80, or Series 70.

    For sub-600, Springfield has some good options: the GI, the Mil-Spec, and maybe the Loaded (if you can find a good deal on one; mine cost ~$700 though)
     
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    They're good, and bad, jgsales has em for like 400 bucks. I think they're good for a "my first 1911" Almost bought one last week but on a whim went to the local gun shop on black friday and spied a slightly used Charles Daly for like 300 bucks. all in all i'd say rock island is the bottom of the barrel in terms of price, but about midrange quality.
     
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    Taurus?
     
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    sp00n155 You underestimate the insignificance of my penis OT Supporter

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    Springfield.
     
  11. nakedbrian3433

    nakedbrian3433 I don't have time to bleed. OT Supporter

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    I wouldn't. I haven't heard very many good things about them. My SA was only $400 and it shoots great!

    So I am more partial to Springfield.

    EDIT: Any 1911 can be built to your specs no problem. Just time and more money.
     
  12. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    I know everyone loves the pics of the Dan Wesson in the leaves, but isn't this going a little overboard? :rofl:

    Edit: I've never messed with a Spartan, but heard nothing but good about 'em for that price range. I almost got a RAA mega cheap that I would've put my .22 conversion on for teh permanent .22 1911. Guy decided not to sell at the last minute. :hs:

    Edit2: Go to forum.m1911.org and do some readin'.
     
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    spend another hundred and get a SA Loaded
     
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    I've bought and sold Kimber Custom II's and Springers under $600. It can be done, just look around.
     
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    +1 to finding Kimbers < $600. Just picked up a Tactical Pro II for $550. Keep your eyes peeled.

    That being said, you might be able to find a Colt Series 70 for around that if in well used, but well cared for condition. Great place to start if you're new to the gun.

    A lot of people dog Taurus, but don't overlook the PT1911, if you get a good copy, it's a great gun.
     
  16. Is there a similar pic of the dan wesson? Laurel took that pic at my parents' cabin. I doubt she's ever seen the dan wesson pic.
     
  17. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    :dunno: It's cool, don't get me wrong. Just looks like (Yar's?) Wesson-in-leaves pic. :)
     
  18. Fucking yar. :fawk:
     
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    Here's a question - Are there any 1911's on the market (new) that are trash and should be avoided?

    I'll say that I love my Rock Island. It's been as reliable as can be, and it's more accurate than I am.
     
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  21. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    Oh yah. I couldn't remember. (Obviously.) :o
     

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