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Scott in Houston
12-29-2009, 21:59
I am getting the bug to buy a 1911. I have 3 Glocks (19,26,27) and a Beretta P96.
I don't know what 1911 to get. I'm considering a Sig.
I'd like to spend $1000 or so. I am not wanting one enough to go really high end in price.

Suggestions? Does Sig make a good one?

bac1023
12-29-2009, 22:03
I am getting the bug to buy a 1911. I have 3 Glocks (19,26,27) and a Beretta P96.
I don't know what 1911 to get. I'm considering a Sig.
I'd like to spend $1000 or so. I am not wanting one enough to go really high end in price.

Suggestions? Does Sig make a good one?

I suggest a Dan Wesson.

Scott in Houston
12-29-2009, 22:07
Not familiar with Dan Wesson. I'll look into it. Thanks.

sandpiper
12-29-2009, 22:09
Me to.
Excellent question.

Quack
12-29-2009, 22:29
Dan Wesson or STI (Trojan or Ranger II)

Scott in Houston
12-29-2009, 22:33
Been reading about Dan Wesson after the suggestion above. (Thanks bac1023)

It seems like it is a very fine gun. Now if I can just find a place to rent, but likely, I'll just buy knowing I'll like it, and worst case, it should be easy to sell for what I paid for it (nearly).

Cobra64
12-30-2009, 02:34
Me to.
Excellent question.

Me three.

HAIL CAESAR
12-30-2009, 03:29
Dan Wesson or STI (Trojan or Ranger II)

I totally agree, both are very good guns. Sig makes a decent 1911'ish too.

SHG21
12-30-2009, 03:54
I totally agree, both are very good guns. Sig makes a decent 1911'ish too.

Sigs 1911s are pretty damn sweet. But I guess it depends on what you want in a 1911. One reason i like 1911 is because they are a piece of American history (insert Team America sound track here) so the Sig would be out for me personally if I had to chose just one. A grand is a pretty generous budget you could get a loaded Springfield or reasonable Kimber for that price.

I would suggest which ever model you buy to get one with between a 4 and 5 inch barrel.

Zagato
12-30-2009, 03:57
you havent really defined your criteria enough to make a real recommendation. what features do you want? finish? looks? beaver tail? extended this and that? new, used? range gun, carry gun?

i dont think you can go wrong with DW. my one and only 1911 is a Colt series 80 made during the not so great years of Colt, but i guess i lucked out and got a good one. there are so many makes and sizes and levels of fit and finish its really tough to narrow it down with such a vague request.

Scott in Houston
12-30-2009, 07:53
I'm sorry for it being vague. It's vague because I really don't know yet since I'm so new to it. I don't know what 'features' 1911's have, etc. My use would likely be range mostly, but maybe carry if I get comfortable with it. It's hard to imagine not carrying my Glocks and replacing them with anything else though. :)

This thread has given me what I need to begin my research and I'm sure I'll have specifics after I read about and then try out different options.

Brian Brazier
12-30-2009, 11:56
If you like the look of stainless 1911's Buds has a used Wesson at a good price http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/654_774/products_id/411538692

other in stock Wessons are under CZ USA http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/82

Quack
12-30-2009, 12:11
surprised bac didn't post a pic of a sig :rofl:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_8345.jpg

The Pusherman
12-30-2009, 12:42
springfield armory operator, trp, or pro :)

hatidua
12-30-2009, 19:42
springfield armory operator, trp, or pro :)

Well put.

Jerseycitysteve
12-30-2009, 19:50
As the owner of a safe queen Colt 1911, I suggest buying a G30.

bac1023
12-30-2009, 20:06
surprised bac didn't post a pic of a sig :rofl:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a317/Quackzilla/Guns/DSC_8345.jpg


:tongueout:


http://i473.photobucket.com/albums/rr97/briancut1023/000_2057.jpg

sdsnet
12-30-2009, 20:19
Colt Series 70 Reproduction $999.

http://i172.photobucket.com/albums/w28/sdsnet/5-7-09121.jpg

MarkCO
12-30-2009, 22:27
Dan Wesson or STI (Trojan or Ranger II)

My recomendation as well.

Morgo
12-30-2009, 23:05
Sti :)

RonS
12-31-2009, 12:15
Colt S70 or DW, depends on how you are about classic lines and name vs features. There are lots of other choices, but if you want a Colt nothing else will do and if you want a real good 1911 to start with, (but don't care much about the name) and want some of the more popular features, DW is pretty good and very good for the price.

den888
01-01-2010, 16:02
Colt or Kimber !!!

kilroy2721
01-01-2010, 17:43
A s&w 1911.

glock2740
01-01-2010, 20:07
I'd say Kimber TLE.

mesteve2
01-01-2010, 20:17
Best is a RIA Rock Island Armory. They work all the time.

I would get a Glock 38 or a 37.

It works all the time and small and light you will carry it al the time.:embarassed:

bac1023
01-01-2010, 20:23
I would get a Glock 38 or a 37.

It works all the time and small and light you will carry it al the time.:embarassed:


So the OP in asking for a 1911 and you're suggesting a 45GAP Glock? :dunno:

That makes a lot of sense. :rofl:

Scott in Houston
01-01-2010, 20:54
Best is a RIA Rock Island Armory. They work all the time.

I would get a Glock 38 or a 37.

It works all the time and small and light you will carry it al the time.:embarassed:

Thanks, but I already own and carry Glocks. :)
I'm not wanting a 1911 for the caliber, but for the experience and variety.

There have been a lot of good ideas posted here.
Thanks all.

Rimcrew
01-02-2010, 01:32
I would highly suggest you find a Dan Wesson CBOB. They are difficult to locate, but well work the effort. It's a good all around 1911 for someone just getting into them. It's reliable, accurate, and can be used for a range or carry gun - pretty versatile.

The upside is that if you decide that the 1911 platform is not for you, you will have a high probability of recovering most, if not all, of your purchase price.

Good luck with your research!

Glock-it-to-me
01-02-2010, 01:43
I have an old style (barrel bushing) Springfield Champion and love it.

John_Galt
01-02-2010, 07:22
That was exactly my situation early this year. I started with Berettas - 92 Inox, 92 Compact L, 92 Compact Type M, 96, 87, 8000L, 8045. Then I bought Glock's - 26, 21SF, 19. This summer ventured into 1911's. Springfield Compact Loaded Model and 2weeks ago an EMP 40. I love them. Springfield customer service is fantastic. Next up Mil-Spec and TRP, after the custom shop is done with the Compact. For under a $1000, Loaded model will Be a great first 1911.

R0CKETMAN
01-02-2010, 10:42
Option A:
http://www.rrarms.com/catalog.php?prod=G108304

Option B:
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=152400657

I know "B" is over your budget, but imo it will hold it's value better.

Speaking of value, I feel Les Baer is one of the best 1911's out there for the price. Right up there with Wilson, Nighthawk, and Ed Brown for a good bit less.

RaiderCop
01-02-2010, 13:48
I've owned a few 1911s in my 44 years (Mk4 Series 70, Officers ACP, Gold Cup, SW 1911PD, Ed Brown Class A Limited). I suggest a Sprinfield Mil Spec. Classic 1911 lines and size. The OP can fall in love with a 'real' 1911, shoot its butt off and decide what mods suit him. Have a good smith install the sights, trigger, hammer, safety, etc that you want and get a finish that floats your boat. Just a thought. :whistling:

Range Rat
01-03-2010, 08:03
Scott, back away from this 1911 forum and never come back. If you do, you will be infected with the 1911 virus which obviously we all have contracted. Once infected, you will find that you can never stop buying 1911s, will drool uncontrollably on your keyboard when BAC posts his latest and greatest and will forever have dreams about which feature you wish you had on your next 1911. Stop now, man, and run away. It's not too late. Don't worry about us, we are far too gone...

bac1023
01-03-2010, 09:24
Speaking of value, I feel Les Baer is one of the best 1911's out there for the price. Right up there with Wilson, Nighthawk, and Ed Brown for a good bit less.

They're definitely tighter and sometimes more accurate, depending on configuration.

However, Baers tend to be more "raw" and don't normally have the level of fit and finish as some of the others.

Also, Baer's more expensive models are right in line with the other semi custom builders. Its just that Baer builds some "entry level" guns that the others don't.

Anyway, they're some of the best 1911s around, in my opinion.

Here's my stainless Concept V and hard chromed SRP. :cool:


http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/6128/005pb.jpg

KB2MBC
01-03-2010, 09:53
A s&w 1911.
Yes, S&W 1911. Can't go wrong. Great trigger.

bac1023
01-03-2010, 10:05
Yes, S&W 1911. Can't go wrong. Great trigger.


Smith makes a good 1911.

I've got a standard and a Perfomance Center model.


http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n5/bac1023/006-1.jpg

Jerseycitysteve
01-03-2010, 12:18
Whenever, I see these brilliant works of art, I think about my own highly customized Colt safe queen The OP asked since he loves his Glock what should his first 1911 be. Considering the rarefied world of ultra custom 1911s, I remember Massod Ayoob's observation when asked about the best 1911 at a $2,000 price point. "For two-thousand dollars you can buy a used Volkswagen with a Glock 30 in the glove box."

bac1023
01-03-2010, 13:17
Whenever, I see these brilliant works of art, I think about my own highly customized Colt safe queen The OP asked since he loves his Glock what should his first 1911 be. Considering the rarefied world of ultra custom 1911s, I remember Massod Ayoob's observation when asked about the best 1911 at a $2,000 price point.

Sorry, I'll take a nice 1911 over a used Volkswagon and a Glock. :rofl:

YMMV

At least I'll have something that's still valuable in a few years.

GVFlyer
01-03-2010, 13:20
...

I would get a Glock 38 or a 37.

It works all the time and small and light you will carry it al the time.:embarassed:

Huh??

bac1023
01-03-2010, 13:28
Huh??

Don't mind him.

He's got a long history of asinine replies.

GVFlyer
01-03-2010, 14:48
I've been very happy with a Sig Sauer 1911 GSR Nitron Black. It was very reasonable at $854.00 and became even more so when I received a $100.00 rebate from Sig Sauer under their Individual Officer Program.

Please pardon the Jurassic quality photography.

http://i444.photobucket.com/albums/qq166/GVFlyer/Picture099-1.jpg?t=1262551250

Scott in Houston
01-03-2010, 20:01
Scott, back away from this 1911 forum and never come back. If you do, you will be infected with the 1911 virus which obviously we all have contracted. Once infected, you will find that you can never stop buying 1911s, will drool uncontrollably on your keyboard when BAC posts his latest and greatest and will forever have dreams about which feature you wish you had on your next 1911. Stop now, man, and run away. It's not too late. Don't worry about us, we are far too gone...

This is probably the best post on here. :)
haha

Thanks

bac1023
01-03-2010, 20:07
Scott, back away from this 1911 forum and never come back. If you do, you will be infected with the 1911 virus which obviously we all have contracted. Once infected, you will find that you can never stop buying 1911s, will drool uncontrollably on your keyboard when BAC posts his latest and greatest and will forever have dreams about which feature you wish you had on your next 1911. Stop now, man, and run away. It's not too late. Don't worry about us, we are far too gone...

This is probably the best post on here. :)
haha

Thanks


:rofl::rofl::rofl:

That is funny. :supergrin:

Scott in Houston
01-05-2010, 14:22
Shopped 'em today. I'm leaning towards, Springfield, Colt, or Dan Wesson now.

I'm really wanting one, but going slowly to make sure I buy the right one. :)

M1A Shooter
01-05-2010, 15:13
Scott, back away from this 1911 forum and never come back. If you do, you will be infected with the 1911 virus which obviously we all have contracted. Once infected, you will find that you can never stop buying 1911s, will drool uncontrollably on your keyboard when BAC posts his latest and greatest and will forever have dreams about which feature you wish you had on your next 1911. Stop now, man, and run away. It's not too late. Don't worry about us, we are far too gone...

i will agree with this as well. i started with a Springfield Mil-Spec and now my TRP will be here tomorrow hopefully. all in all they are definately worth it. i got rid of my Beretta 92 Inox and Glock 35 for my 1911s.

If you get a MilSpec, you will have a great entry shooter that will be a great start for a future build. a Loaded would work if you just want one but the general consensus says to skip it and get the TRP, which is what i did as well.

beforeobamabans
01-05-2010, 16:40
Ed Brown

bac1023
01-05-2010, 18:39
Shopped 'em today. I'm leaning towards, Springfield, Colt, or Dan Wesson now.

I'm really wanting one, but going slowly to make sure I buy the right one. :)

All are good choices.