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Turbodreams
08-11-2011, 13:07
Im thinking my next pistol will be a 1911. Something in the compact range, around the size of the Colt Defender. I like the short barrel for CCW. And def a .45, no 9mm/.40/.380.

So, along with the defender what are my options in the $900 and less price range? Im not real familiar with whats out there, and Ill assume at that price point there not a lot of options.

MajorD
08-11-2011, 13:12
short 1911 are notroious for functional problems. they are hard to get to run right but if you insist on a compact I'd go with the Colt or perhaps the sig. Don't like foreign 1911's myself(SA, RIA) and kimber has a spotty rep for qc.

Z28ricer
08-11-2011, 13:13
Kimber Ultra CarryII
Springfield Ultra Compact
Springfield Micro Compact

Roughly $100 over that budget:

Colt Talo CCO
STI Shadow

Z28ricer
08-11-2011, 13:15
short 1911 are notroious for functional problems. they are hard to get to run right but if you insist on a compact I'd go with the Colt or perhaps the sig. Don't like foreign 1911's myself(SA, RIA) and kimber has a spotty rep for qc.

I also wouldnt put much weight to statements like this, this seems to be repeated over and over and over, and its source im certain is from long ago.

Countless people have "short" 1911's that work great, those repeating the naysay short 1911 crap dont have them and are generally just repeating what "they say"

thecableguy
08-11-2011, 13:34
short 1911 are notroious for functional problems. they are hard to get to run right but if you insist on a compact I'd go with the Colt or perhaps the sig. Don't like foreign 1911's myself(SA, RIA) and kimber has a spotty rep for qc.

I am sure glad that I have never took this statement seriously. I have had 2 cheap Rock Islands that have never failed in countless rounds that I had put through them. I think others here would say the same.
here is a pic of the said Rock Island
http://i636.photobucket.com/albums/uu83/mannyrosa/weapons/Picture006.jpg

Fedor
08-11-2011, 15:07
I picked up this American Tactical Imports Titan for $435.00, the quality is amazing and it shoots great.
I like this little Titan just as much as my more expensive 1911's.

http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h430/Fedor61/IMG_5603.jpg

http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h430/Fedor61/IMG_5604.jpg

limbkiller
08-11-2011, 15:08
http://centerfiresystems.com/AC-RI1911-CS.aspx
http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/21_859/products_id/75564
http://www.jetguns.com/kimber-3200062-stainless-ultra-carry-with-free-extra-p-21165.html

CMG
08-11-2011, 15:50
I have both a Colt Defender and Kimber Ultra Carry.

No issues with either.

glock2740
08-11-2011, 15:53
I've had great luck with my Kimber Ultra. My 3.5" RIA, is a great shooter and has been very reliable, but it's a steel framed gun, and is heavier than I would like for CC with a gun that size.

faawrenchbndr
08-11-2011, 15:54
I picked up this American Tactical Imports Titan for $435.00, the quality is amazing and it shoots great.
I like this little Titan just as much as my more expensive 1911's.

http://i1109.photobucket.com/albums/h430/Fedor61/IMG_5603.jpg




I got my hands on one of these today,.......very nice!

Fedor
08-11-2011, 15:56
I got my hands on one of these today,.......very nice!

It's basically a Colt Defender clone, I just put a Defender recoil spring setup in mine.

jrs93accord
08-11-2011, 15:59
Here are a few inexpensive alternatives.

ATI FX45 TITAN
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011A/005.jpg

RIA Tactical Compact
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011A/001-4.jpg

RIA Compact
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2011A/003-3.jpg

High Standard Compact Crusader
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea_08/jamesrea09/jamesrea10/004-2.jpg


And possibly this......

Springfield Armory Micro
http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m8/jamesrea_2006/jamesrea2010/001-17.jpg

knedrgr
08-11-2011, 16:07
Like others have said, nothing wrong with shorter 1911's.

Here's my SA Ultra Compact that has been flawless. It's in rotation for EDC.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/fourstardrift/Guns%20stuff/2e2f150a.jpg

knedrgr
08-11-2011, 16:09
Work in progress.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/fourstardrift/Guns%20stuff/24cf4b2b.jpg

limbkiller
08-11-2011, 16:30
http://shootersconnectionstore.com/STI-30-Escort-45-ACP-Stocked-Item-P1004.aspx
A little more money but great gun.

limbkiller
08-11-2011, 16:32
Like others have said, nothing wrong with shorter 1911's.

Here's my SA Ultra Compact that has been flawless. It's in rotation for EDC.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/fourstardrift/Guns%20stuff/2e2f150a.jpg
Got that trigger in a GSG 1911. Love it.

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faawrenchbndr
08-11-2011, 16:33
Do tell.......new slide or just roll marks removed.

Cerebrus
08-11-2011, 16:35
Work in progress.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e121/fourstardrift/Guns%20stuff/24cf4b2b.jpg
what brand of trigger is that?

glock2740
08-11-2011, 16:38
And now for some gratuitous showing off...:whistling:


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/6z.jpg



http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/4z.jpg


As well as being accurate and reliable, the little guns can look good too. :)

limbkiller
08-11-2011, 17:11
what brand of trigger is that?
Caspian Trik trigger. $25

Cerebrus
08-11-2011, 17:17
Caspian Trik trigger. $25

Thanks.. I really like the look of those compared to the Wilson.. hmmm

limbkiller
08-11-2011, 17:21
Thanks.. I really like the look of those compared to the Wilson.. hmmm
http://i1228.photobucket.com/albums/ee457/limbkiller/DSC00280.jpg

bac1023
08-11-2011, 19:47
Im thinking my next pistol will be a 1911. Something in the compact range, around the size of the Colt Defender. I like the short barrel for CCW. And def a .45, no 9mm/.40/.380.

So, along with the defender what are my options in the $900 and less price range? Im not real familiar with whats out there, and Ill assume at that price point there not a lot of options.

I'd go with a full framed 1911.

Hokie1911
08-11-2011, 19:56
For $1k........I'd get one for each hand. :rofl:

http://www.teamglockracing.com/glock-buyers-guide/images-guide/Glock-21.jpg

thecableguy
08-11-2011, 20:01
For $1k........I'd get one for each hand. :rofl:

http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/images/Taurus%20ssi60546.jpg

Fixed it for ya :rofl:

PlasticGuy
08-11-2011, 20:36
My compact 1911's are a Les Baer Stinger, and a Talo Colt CCO. The Colt is 100% reliable with ball, but doesn't like hollowpoints. The Stinger will eat anything.

I have had a Colt Officers, a Kimber Ultra, and a 3.5" S&W 1911. None were reliable enough that I felt comfortable carrying them, even with fmj ammo. I wish my luck was as good as a few of the members who posted above, but no 1911 shorter than 4" has ever worked 100% for me.

knedrgr
08-11-2011, 22:03
Do tell.......new slide or just roll marks removed.

It went under the 'knife.' it's only half way there in terms of being done with the whole pistol.

Turbodreams
08-12-2011, 08:33
And now for some gratuitous showing off...:whistling:


http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/6z.jpg



http://i914.photobucket.com/albums/ac341/OU1911/4z.jpg


As well as being accurate and reliable, the little guns can look good too. :)
That Kimber is sexy.
For $1k........I'd get one for each hand. :rofl:

http://www.teamglockracing.com/glock-buyers-guide/images-guide/Glock-21.jpgI already own a Glock 30.