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mdt62
06-16-2011, 18:56
Im sure this as been asked a million times before but I want the answers to be as current at possible. Considering picking up another 1911 as Im not happy with the one I have, Para GI Expert.. I wondered what you guys would recommend? Im looking to stay under $1000. I think the new E series from S&W look awesome. Anyone have experience with them? Lets hear what you guys think.

Ruggles
06-16-2011, 18:59
Im sure this as been asked a million times before but I want the answers to be as current at possible. Considering picking up another 1911 as Im not happy with the one I have, Para GI Expert.. I wondered what you guys would recommend? Im looking to stay under $1000. I think the new E series from S&W look awesome. Anyone have experience with them? Lets hear what you guys think.

A ton of great options at that price point. I would say S&W is as good as any, they make great 1911s IMO. My standard answer at that price point is the Kimber TLE II, I think it is a great blend of value, options and all around goodness. Everything you need and nothing you do not :wavey:

You can also just slide into a Colt Series 70 reproduction from Colt at that price point, nice 1911 as well. Trojan from STI, Ruger new 1911, Range Officer from Springfield, Desert Eagle 1911. All solid choices :)

HotRoderX
06-16-2011, 19:03
I shot a Smith and Wesson Range gun it was a E-series that had been around for a few years. Thing shot great in fact if I could have taken it home with me I would have. Other choices would be RIA, STI, Springfield, Magnum Research, Ruger and many more. Just gotta look around but there you something to get your research started on.

glock2740
06-16-2011, 19:30
I have zero experience with S&W 1911's, but plenty with S&W guns in general. I like the E series too. The stainless Kimber TLE is really hard to beat, at it's price point IMO. It has everything I like on a 1911(minus the ambi, but that's an easy fix). :cool:

New York Hunter
06-17-2011, 00:13
I have a SW1911, it's not an E-series. When I bought it a few years ago it was their basic model. It's been a great pistol. 1600 to 1700 rounds through it and it's been 100% rock solid. I don't know much about the E-series. You can get the basic pistol like I bought for under a grand.

Cobra64
06-17-2011, 02:59
I shot a Smith and Wesson Range gun it was a E-series that had been around for a few years.

Interesting, since the E Series has only been out for a few months.

rsxr22
06-17-2011, 05:42
Good responses hear. I personally would say to kick in a few more $ for the STI Trojan. Way worth it and easily comparable to some much more expensive competitors guns. I personally would rather have that, then anything of any value Kimber even makes. Springfield Range Officer as well as STI's Spartan are also some pretty good options. I like the S&W's, but with them and Sig being the only 2 that use an EE, it makes me nervous, so I just stick with what I know.

faawrenchbndr
06-17-2011, 05:52
STI would be a great choice! But the BILLBOARDS are not for me, wish they made
a naked slide model. I'd pay a bit more for that.

STI
06-17-2011, 07:16
100% agree on the STI 11 yrs and no problems with it, runs 100%, reliability and quality made, it just works. Sure they are nicer looking ones but not many that shoot better.

HotRoderX
06-17-2011, 07:21
Interesting, since the E Series has only been out for a few months.


I thought it was a e-series if it was not it was what ever the e-series replaced. I was brand brand new to 1911's at the time it was the first one I ever shot. I remember going back for ammo a few times cause I didn't wanna stop shooting it I really enjoyed it a lot. Sorry if I was mistaken I still don't think you can go wrong with a Smith and Wesson a special if they hold up as range guns that get beat and abused.

BuckyP
06-17-2011, 07:57
I have a S&W Pro and it has been a pretty good gun. I wish it was the E series, as I hate the grip activated FPS. Smith and Springfield typically have great customer service and a lifetime warranty. Kimber, not so much. :whistling:

WTH, gratuitous pic time. :supergrin:

http://www.pollardfamily.net/al/sw1911a.jpg

mdt62
06-17-2011, 13:51
I have been leaning more toward the smith. I enjoy my smith revolvers very much and though I dont own one personally I think the M&P's to be pretty nice guns that run well. I have little knowledge and no experience with STI.

Olympus
06-17-2011, 14:38
I have a feeling that you won't find a E-Series for under $1000, but I could be wrong.


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mdt62
06-17-2011, 16:44
I have a feeling that you won't find a E-Series for under $1000, but I could be wrong.


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up1911fan
06-17-2011, 17:23
I'd look into a Range Officer.

Cobra64
06-17-2011, 17:43
STI would be a great choice! But the BILLBOARDS are not for me, wish they made
a naked slide model. I'd pay a bit more for that.

:agree:

I don't care for STI's coarse cocking serrations either.

HexHead
06-17-2011, 17:54
At that price point, the only thing I'd even be looking at is a Colt.

SouthpawShootr
06-17-2011, 17:55
What about the new Ruger?

I'd point out that they've been making all the components (through Pinetree castings) for some time. They're not all that common but those that are out there seem to have satisfied owners. It seems to be well equipped for an entry level gun. I'd give it a try, but I still haven't had one come across my grubby little fingers.:supergrin:

I have a Kimber TLE and that is probably my favorite for the sub-$1k mark. Mine has been utterly reliable.

Cobra64
06-17-2011, 18:00
At that price point, the only thing I'd even be looking at is a Colt.

Yup. Colt did a great job with the O1918. Brand new, 37 rounds = snapped extractor and piss-poor machining.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Colt%201911%20WWI%201918/P1040091.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Colt%201911%20WWI%201918/P1040089.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Colt%201911%20WWI%201918/P1040085.jpg





Ergo:

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Colt%201911%20WWI%201918/COLTTOILET2.jpg

Ruggles
06-17-2011, 18:29
Yup. Colt did a great job with the O1918. Brand new, 37 rounds = snapped extractor and piss-poor machining.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Colt%201911%20WWI%201918/P1040091.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Colt%201911%20WWI%201918/P1040089.jpg



http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Colt%201911%20WWI%201918/P1040085.jpg





Ergo:

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Colt%201911%20WWI%201918/COLTTOILET2.jpg

http://i56.tinypic.com/18omd2.png

Say what??????

You must have been limp wristing that there Colt! :tongueout:

Cobra64
06-17-2011, 20:32
http://i56.tinypic.com/18omd2.png

Say what??????

You must have been limp wristing that there Colt! :tongueout:



:rofl:

Fedor
06-17-2011, 20:52
I picked up this Smith & Wesson SW1911PD yesterday for $800.00 + tax

http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h430/Fedor61/IMG_5510.jpg

bac1023
06-17-2011, 21:16
The STI Trojan has my vote for the best option at $1000 or so.

midliferally
06-18-2011, 09:41
For 1000.00 how about a Dan Wesson Heritage? I'm just saying..........

RH45
06-18-2011, 15:56
The STI Trojan has my vote for the best option at $1000 or so.

Yup!!