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srice425
06-17-2011, 16:32
hey guys. i realize that every gun manuf. has a 1911 platform, but i was wondering if you could help me narrow it down a little. it will be my first 1911 and i dont want to spend over 1k on it. i know that most of them can be very costly and i know that they are probably worth it, but for my first one, id like to not make such a high investment.

i guess what im asking is:
whats the most bang for my buck? any help would be appreciated.

Hokie1911
06-17-2011, 16:37
Intended use?

Quack
06-17-2011, 16:37
Plenty of guns reviewed at the sticky at the top of the forum.

Quick answers will be:
STI Trojan/Ranger II
SA Range officer
ruger
remington
Colt
RIA/Citadel

HotRoderX
06-17-2011, 16:39
I got a RIA and I really like it lots of bang for your buck in the 500 dollar range. Here a pic of mine http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p67/hotroderx/DSCF0478.jpg

Some others to look at
STI Spartan
Magnum Research
Springfield
Ruger
Smith and Wesson

all make sub 1000 dollar 1911's I hear good things about all of them.

Ruggles
06-17-2011, 16:40
$1000 will get you a nice 1911, the hype about them being so darn expensive is over done IMO. See the list above and add the Kimber TLE II to it. :)

21Carrier
06-17-2011, 16:42
hey guys. i realize that every gun manuf. has a 1911 platform, but i was wondering if you could help me narrow it down a little.

I'd go with a G21SF. That's Glock's 1911. It's dead reliable, holds 13+1 rounds, accurate, and only about $500. :whistling:

I'm sorry, I couldn't help it. Seriously, it's an awesome gun, though. Unfortunately, I have no good advice for you. I accidentally stumbled in here to see what was recommended as I will buy a .45ACP 1911 some day, and I don't want to spend too much, either.

My first 1911 (and probably my next gun) will be a Colt Delta Elite, but that's a 10mm, so I doubt that helps you.

CMG
06-17-2011, 16:47
I like the (NM) Springfield Loaded models ~ $825 locally.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/SALTs.jpg

Their Range Officer is good too ~ $750 locally.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/SARO.jpg

knedrgr
06-17-2011, 16:51
Don't buy a 1911. It's an old design, and too heavy to carry. Invest in a Glock.

Ruggles
06-17-2011, 16:53
I'd go with a G21SF. That's Glock's 1911. It's dead reliable, holds 13+1 rounds, accurate, and only about $500. :whistling:

I'm sorry, I couldn't help it. Seriously, it's an awesome gun, though. Unfortunately, I have no good advice for you. I accidentally stumbled in here to see what was recommended as I will buy a .45ACP 1911 some day, and I don't want to spend too much, either.

My first 1911 (and probably my next gun) will be a Colt Delta Elite, but that's a 10mm, so I doubt that helps you.

Don't be bringing that Glock trash up in here :tongueout:

I love the ideal of the G21 but my small girlish hands are not big enough for even the SF version :(

Go 1911 and you will never go back :supergrin:

Ruggles
06-17-2011, 16:55
Don't buy a 1911. It's an old design, and too heavy to carry. Invest in a Glock.

Not really, just do what I do and carry it loaded with only 3 rounds to cut down weight, who needs capacity anyways :wavey:

HotRoderX
06-17-2011, 16:57
Not really, just do what I do and carry it loaded with only 3 rounds to cut down weight, who needs capacity anyways :wavey:


Ruggles are you testing the new cali clips :rofl:. I heard they where pushing for reduced capability. Still better then the single shot ny clips.

srice425
06-17-2011, 17:09
Intended use?

just for another home/range gun. i have a p229 and a kahr pm9.

Fedor
06-17-2011, 17:18
I got a RIA and I really like it lots of bang for your buck in the 500 dollar range. Here a pic of mine http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p67/hotroderx/DSCF0478.jpg

Some others to look at
STI Spartan
Magnum Research
Springfield
Ruger
Smith and Wesson

all make sub 1000 dollar 1911's I hear good things about all of them.


Those grips are sweet.:thumbsup:

Grappler112
06-17-2011, 17:21
I am going with a SA Mil-Spec, it has enough to be functional out of the box but leaves room for customizing down the line, saves you a little over some of the other suggestions as well, I am getting mine for a little over $600

knedrgr
06-17-2011, 17:31
SA Range Officer.

Ruggles
06-17-2011, 17:41
Ruggles are you testing the new cali clips :rofl:. I heard they where pushing for reduced capability. Still better then the single shot ny clips.

Yep, they are called derringer + 1 mags :whistling:

Course with my insanely incredible super shooting skills I only ned a few rounds :tongueout:

knedrgr
06-17-2011, 17:45
What about those other 12 gang members?

Cobra64
06-17-2011, 17:48
Not really, just do what I do and carry it loaded with only 3 rounds to cut down weight, who needs capacity anyways :wavey:

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Happy%20Faces/BatonHead.gif



:rofl:

Cobra64
06-17-2011, 17:52
Ruggles are you testing the new cali clips :rofl:. I heard they where pushing for reduced capability. Still better then the single shot ny clips.

What is a "cali clip?" Or for that matter, what is a "ny clip?"

Cobra64
06-17-2011, 17:55
Course with my insanely incredible super shooting skills I only ned a few rounds :tongueout:



Yes, we know...

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Slidelock.gif

HotRoderX
06-17-2011, 17:57
What is a "cali clip?" Or for that matter, what is a "ny clip?"


I was making fun of California and New york's stupied hi-cap mag laws. :crying:

limbkiller
06-17-2011, 17:59
Yes, we know...

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/Slidelock.gif

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:Still laughing and I need it tonight.
Still laughing. Where in the hell do you and Paul come up with this sh1t.

HotRoderX
06-17-2011, 18:01
Yep, they are called derringer + 1 mags :whistling:

Course with my insanely incredible super shooting skills I only ned a few rounds :tongueout:


Have you seen the new California approved Dillinger

http://www.magnumresearch.com/images/tach_ult_hunt.gif

Its chambered in 22cal so no one need worry.

limbkiller
06-17-2011, 18:20
Hey srice425 if you can put up with these clowns they will give you some great advice. Just have fun as you look for great guidance from some very knowledgable people. By the way did I tell you the one about......:rofl:

okie
06-17-2011, 18:22
Springfield Armory Range Officer, Ruger SR 1911:thumbsup:

Hokie1911
06-17-2011, 18:23
just for another home/range gun. i have a p229 and a kahr pm9.


Their Range Officer is good too ~ $750 locally.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b175/pb9x19/SARO.jpg

SA Range Officer.

This...

Cobra64
06-17-2011, 18:29
Springfield Armory Range Officer, Ruger SR 1911:thumbsup:

:agree:


Those are the two that I recommend as 1911 starters.


"All that you need, and nothing you don't."

srice425
06-17-2011, 21:26
:agree:


Those are the two that I recommend as 1911 starters.



"All that you need, and nothing you don't."



are either one better than the other or is it more less a visual preference?

Mr. Gekko
06-17-2011, 21:35
are either one better than the other or is it more less a visual preference?

I think they are similar, but you have to take the sights into question as well.

srice425
06-17-2011, 21:47
im assuming the fully adjustable on the sa 1911 would be a little higher maintenance?

Hokie1911
06-17-2011, 21:52
im assuming the fully adjustable on the sa 1911 would be a little higher maintenance?

Not really. Just personal preference. If you aren't going to carry it, the adjustable sights are fine. You can always replace them if you want. Harrison makes a fixed rear replacement for it.

Mr. Gekko
06-17-2011, 22:05
im assuming the fully adjustable on the sa 1911 would be a little higher maintenance?

Not really. Just personal preference. If you aren't going to carry it, the adjustable sights are fine. You can always replace them if you want. Harrison makes a fixed rear replacement for it.

I agree with Hokie.

It is all personal preference. I like Novak or a 10-8 the most, but you may find you prefer the stock sights on a RO or a replacement for them instead.

srice425
06-17-2011, 22:09
i like the ruger look a little better. is there any craftmanship/durability difference between these two?

Hokie1911
06-17-2011, 22:13
i like the ruger look a little better. is there any craftmanship/durability difference between these two?

The RO has been out for less than a year and I've heard very postitive reports from most everyone that owns or has shot one. The Ruger has been out only for a month or so, but several folks here have gotten them and have been very pleased with their initial impressions. As for longterm durability, I'd choose the RO, as SA has been making 1911s for a lonnnnnnnnnnnnng time and you can always send it to SACS for custom work and keep the warranty intact. This is Ruger's first venture into the 1911 game. Maybe they will be fine, but only time will tell. It's your dime, get what you want. I'm sure you will be happy with either.

Quack
06-17-2011, 22:19
Cast vs. Forged.

If you want forged, get the Springfield.

Mr. Gekko
06-17-2011, 22:19
It is going good so far for Ruger. No recall yet... :supergrin:

Actually, I think they got this one right.

srice425
06-17-2011, 22:25
Cast vs. Forged.

If you want forged, get the Springfield.


is there a huge difference? not sure which my sig p229 has but i prob wont be able to tell a difference. i know as far as sights, i dont like the ones on the SA.

glock2740
06-17-2011, 22:30
$1000 will get you a nice 1911, the hype about them being so darn expensive is over done IMO. See the list above and add the Kimber TLE II to it. :)
I agree. :cool:

Hokie1911
06-17-2011, 22:35
is there a huge difference? not sure which my sig p229 has but i prob wont be able to tell a difference. i know as far as sights, i dont like the ones on the SA.

Quick fix...

http://shop.harrisoncustom.com/products/119-hd-001-extreme-service-rear-sight.aspx

http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRUDZGIhjcgzhGYp9ij4_8uTS0vy1Vlkdc08HfjEkOAAnZ2q3Wd&t=1

Cobra64
06-17-2011, 23:24
im assuming the fully adjustable on the sa 1911 would be a little higher maintenance?

Not really, unless you toss it in the back of your pickup truck.

Since I took this picture of my Smith with adjustable sights, it has around 2k through it with hundreds of holster draws....

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Smith%20and%20Wesson/P1010363-1.jpg




... have never had to touch the sights, and still shoots more accurately than I...

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c2/Davis1950/Weapons/1911/Marks%20Smith%20and%20Wesson/MSD-07-18-09-3.jpg