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jaxxx
01-23-2010, 16:24
Can you guys suggest a good inexpensive 1911 to start out with???? Just need something reliable

Jim S.
01-23-2010, 16:36
If you use the search function there is a ton of info on this exact subject.
Also it sort of matters if this gun will be used as is or as a base for a customization project.
The Springfield base models are nice guns for the money and usually in the $600.00 range.
There are cheaper ones but I look for the forged frame and slide over the cast versions.
Do a search.

Cochese
01-23-2010, 16:48
Can you guys suggest a good inexpensive 1911 to start out with???? Just need something reliable

What size?

What finish?

What caliber?

SA's website gives me seizures, so go here and take a look at their line up.

http://www.impactguns.com/store/springfield_1911.html

Start with a GI or Mil-Spec, depending on how cheap you are vs what features you require. They are all reliable.

If you want something dirt cheap but still shoots, buy a Rock Island Armory 1911.

RS2
01-23-2010, 17:49
Good / Inexpensive / 1911


Pick two.

ilgunguygt
01-23-2010, 18:04
Good / Inexpensive / 1911


Pick two.
All three, RIA.

Cochese
01-23-2010, 18:04
Good / Inexpensive / 1911


Pick two.

Cute. :supergrin:

Fortunately, no longer true these days. I consider a $600 Springfield or comparible inexpensive next to a $550-600 glock.

Nestor
01-23-2010, 18:11
For inexpensive one it's hard to beat Norinco.
However I guess that sooner or later You will be on your way to explore more refined 1911s.

jaxxx
01-23-2010, 18:16
http://www.impactguns.com/store/706397866693.html , i like this in .45 acp ... mostly range gun for home defense, not a carry gun. what makes this less expensive than the $900 springfield 1911s?

faawrenchbndr
01-23-2010, 18:23
Love the GI,....however sights are small, somewhat like the origionals.

txgolfer45
01-23-2010, 19:01
Para Ordnance GI Expert, SA Mil-Spec, RIA Tactical

bac1023
01-23-2010, 19:21
RIA, Firestorm, Springfield GI, Norinco, etc.

bubbaskyjacker
01-23-2010, 19:30
get a good one the first time. you will either put a bunch of $ upgrading or you will just buy another 1911 and then it will have been more $$$ in the long run

JK-linux
01-23-2010, 20:16
I'd personally be snagging a RIA for $380 off Gunbroker for a very nice, lesser priced 1911. In fact, next month I may do just that for a nice Jeep gun.

Brucev
01-23-2010, 20:17
As I said elsewhere, if you are looking for a good 1911 that doesn't cost a fortune, look at a used pistol. Last year I was looking for a good 1911. Based on my own looking, I considered that I would be able to buy a nice used 1911 for around $550-600. At a local shop I found a new SA 1911 GI for $556 OTD. Then while poking around at another gunshop I found a virtually as new likely unfired SA Mil Spec. 1911 for $400 OTO. The shop owner even included a bag of 58 loose mixed .45 ACP ball rounds. That pistol has been one of the best purchases I have ever made. Keep your eyes open and don't get in a hurry. Don't get all wrapped up in the hype pushed in magazine articles and on internet websites. Make up your own mind as to exactly what you want, i.e., basic GI type, something with a few more features or something that has all the bells and whistles. If you find a new pistol that is priced in your range... buy it! But look around because you may just find a used pistol that will very well suit your interest. HTH. Sincerely. Brucev.

hdbob
01-24-2010, 02:13
S/A GI!! I picked up a used one on ar15 for 425

Cobra64
01-24-2010, 03:23
get a good one the first time. you will either put a bunch of $ upgrading or you will just buy another 1911 and then it will have been more $$$ in the long run

As a good frind of mine always says, "That would be intelligent." :supergrin.

Two Guns
01-24-2010, 04:06
RIA or a Springfield would fit the bill.

jaxxx
01-24-2010, 17:05
I looked at the springfield GI model, what's the difference with the GI and mil spec or Higher models???

txgolfer45
01-24-2010, 17:22
I looked at the springfield GI model, what's the difference with the GI and mil spec or Higher models???

The GI model is the most basic model. The Springfield Armory website lists the features of each model. Some 1911 forums have sticky threads that describe the differences.

jaxxx
01-24-2010, 17:37
Decided to just get the GI model in SS , how much should I pay??? Locally found a GI non SS for $575

bac1023
01-24-2010, 19:50
I looked at the springfield GI model, what's the difference with the GI and mil spec or Higher models???

The Mil Spec has larger sights, a lowered and flared ejection port, slanted serrations, a tighter grip radius, and a polished feed ramp.

jaxxx
01-25-2010, 07:15
whats a good price a sould pay for a SS milspec .. s[ringfield 1911?

hdbob
01-25-2010, 07:21
My local gun shop had one for 629 a little while back... Check budsgunshop.com , I always use them and gunbroker as a reference..


whats a good price a sould pay for a SS milspec .. s[ringfield 1911?

deadite
01-25-2010, 08:01
For inexpensive one it's hard to beat Norinco.
However I guess that sooner or later You will be on your way to explore more refined 1911s.

RIA, Firestorm, Springfield GI, Norinco, etc.


+1 on the Norinco, if you can find one. They are going up in price, I've noticed.

http://i429.photobucket.com/albums/qq15/deadite_photos/P8310009.jpg

deadite

krunchnik
01-25-2010, 12:56
RIA CS-Tactical officers frame,great gun for a relatively great price,under 5 bills is pretty good now adays.

http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx272/krunchnik/IMG_0933.jpg

jaxxx
01-25-2010, 14:06
if i can get the RIA to atleast $425 then ill prob pick it up

Brian Brazier
01-25-2010, 21:06
Springfield Mil Spec or GI, Para GI Expert, RIA, I know there are more but my brain won't work. Defiantly stay away from Taurus.

Buckeye63
01-28-2010, 20:23
RIA tactical...is hard to beat....for < 500.00

glock2740
01-28-2010, 20:45
Rock Island Tactical can't be beat.

jrs93accord
01-29-2010, 03:23
All three, RIA.

I will agree. For the money, the RIA 1911s are one of the best buys out there. If you look around, you can find one for around $400. Good inexpensive 1911.

jaxxx
01-29-2010, 05:28
Found a basic RIA 1911 for $385

faawrenchbndr
01-29-2010, 05:57
I had a basic RIA, a GI model of sorts.
Loved it, shot very well for the price paid!

RedsoxFan4Lyfe
01-29-2010, 06:05
My friend has had a RIA basic 1911 for a couple of years now. We have put over 1000K rounds through the gun without a single issue. It was mostly FMJ ammo, but we shot some HP ammo too Winchester white box and Federal HS.

We also shot 230gr. lead through it. We also used Wilson Combat mags or Colt mags. Never one FTF or stoppage of any kind.

Now they are loose, they are true mil spec guns it seems. They are more than accurate for defensive use. I prefer the RIA to more expensive guns on some points.

The Springfield Mil Spec is a nice gun but I could buy a RIA and a case of ammo for what a Mil Spec is running these days. You cant go wrong with a RIA 1911. I have never heard a bad thing about them anywhere. They just work, and that is what a 1911 or any gun should do.

jaxxx
01-29-2010, 08:11
I'll buy a few tomorrow, what type of grips fit the RIA?? count find which one exactly ??

hdbob
01-29-2010, 08:21
I would buy a RIA, but I found a used S/A that had about 500 rounds thru it for 425 with a leather holster... Of the 2 I would rather have the S/A and they are out there and come up in these and other forums from time to time.. I happened across mine in ar15.com in Classifieds section.. Happened to be on when guy posted it.....


My friend has had a RIA basic 1911 for a couple of years now. We have put over 1000K rounds through the gun without a single issue. It was mostly FMJ ammo, but we shot some HP ammo too Winchester white box and Federal HS.

We also shot 230gr. lead through it. We also used Wilson Combat mags or Colt mags. Never one FTF or stoppage of any kind.

Now they are loose, they are true mil spec guns it seems. They are more than accurate for defensive use. I prefer the RIA to more expensive guns on some points.

The Springfield Mil Spec is a nice gun but I could buy a RIA and a case of ammo for what a Mil Spec is running these days. You cant go wrong with a RIA 1911. I have never heard a bad thing about them anywhere. They just work, and that is what a 1911 or any gun should do.

CynicX
01-29-2010, 08:24
I have an inexpensive Kimber Custom II. I've never had a gun related failure/jam/FTF/FTE/etc etc. I had one ammo related failure.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x12/CynicX/blazer.jpg

Thing has been great...

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x12/CynicX/kimber.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x12/CynicX/kimber2.jpg