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Dbuck
12-13-2010, 19:24
I am interested in buying my first 1911. I am impressed with the knowledge of the members here. I would like to get suggestions in the $700 and under price range. I will use it mostly for fun at the range. What is the best quality for the money?
Thanks in advance for your time!
Darren

AZ Husker
12-13-2010, 19:25
Used Kimber or Colt.

Hokie1911
12-13-2010, 19:26
Springfield RO
STI Spartan
DE 1911G
Remington R1

Quack
12-13-2010, 19:34
Hi Darren,

Hokie pretty much covered it, which is what i replied to your PM.

The R1 is nice if you want a "GI" style gun. i'm very impressed with mine that i'm going to cut it up :animlol:

The RO would be my pick between that and the Spartan, and
DESERT EAGLE 1911 G
:rofl:

Hokie1911
12-13-2010, 19:41
Yeah, I think if I was going with a $700 blaster...I'd definitely go with the RO too. LOT of gun for the money, a nice platform for a few tasty upgrades, GREAT customer service and lifetime warranty.

rsxr22
12-13-2010, 19:50
I agree as well on the RO. I got my Spartan for $600, but they have went up in price since then. I love my STI, but it is lacking in some areas. The park'd finish is weak and it has a plastic trigger and MSH. I'd look to the RO in your price range

bac1023
12-13-2010, 20:11
I like the STI Spartan or Derest Eagle 1911.

The Springfield Range Officer is also very impressive, though I don't own one.

Hokie1911
12-13-2010, 20:13
I like the STI Spartan or Derest Eagle 1911.

The Springfield Range Officer is also very impressive, though I don't own one yet.

Fixed it for you, Brian. :thumbsup:

rsxr22
12-13-2010, 20:14
LOL very true Hokie

Dbuck
12-14-2010, 05:46
Thanks for the input guys! I will let you know what I choose, and update once I get to shoot it!
Happy holidays!

bac1023
12-14-2010, 05:51
Fixed it for you, Brian. :thumbsup:

:rofl:

I may get one at some point. They are the 1911 the Loaded should have been all along.

That said, there are a couple others I want first.