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EricandSuebee
05-16-2012, 14:11
So I'm looking to get into this price range, so what is a good brand to go with? Why does everyone say stay away from Kimber?

Deriffe
05-16-2012, 14:32
I own Springfields and an STI. Both are quality. The STI Guardian is probably my absolute favorite.

glock2740
05-16-2012, 14:40
Why does everyone say stay away from Kimber?
9 Kimbers without an issue here. :cool:

Baba Louie
05-16-2012, 14:48
Why does everyone say stay away from Kimber? There were issues for awhile there in Kimber land. Some say they're kinda pricey AND they need a few rounds to work out their true potential. dunno 'bout that myself

May I assume we're talking new as opposed to used or milsurp? (Argie Sistemas perhaps as opposed to Uncle Sams old warhorse)
A few that come to mind...

Colt (several in that range)
Springfield (a couple three or four, check out their RO)
Kimber (can be pricey but look at their Custom II)
S&W (pushing that envelope pricewise mind you)
STI (more pushing of the $ envelope a little here)
I understand Taurus makes them now... dunno nothing 'cept what I read online, appears to be another Taurus love/hate thing

etc (round up the usual $700-1000 suspects :supergrin:)

I'm old(er). When I got my first there was Colt and only Colt. (They've had issues as well over the years, don't let anyone tell you different) But as far as holding value, for some reason the prancing pony does well in regards to value... they all do to a point I'd opine.

What matters is "what are you looking for in your purchase?" Baseline milsurp clone, better sights, a few custom type touches... etc.

Check out Brians comparisons. Superb work on his (bac1023) part to keep 1911 fans addicted

EricandSuebee
05-16-2012, 14:58
Yes as far as Kimber I"m looking at the Custom II.

bac1023
05-16-2012, 15:29
Check out my guide.

I've had no problems with my Kimbers. However, the best 1911 at $1000 or so is the STI Trojan, in my opinion.

Gary1911A1
05-16-2012, 16:50
In that price range based on my one sample I'd pick the Ruger SR1911. Everthing you really need and nothing you don't. With some wise shopping you would even have enough left for a few more magazines.

plouffedaddy
05-16-2012, 17:26
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l178/tiffani33/Guns/IMAG0721.jpg

In that range, I recommend an E-Series. Great crisp trigger, very accurate, and very reliable. Mine's only had 1 malfunction (first mag) in about 1k rounds.

DRJ1911
05-16-2012, 17:34
In that price range I would be I would be looking for a Colt Combat Elite. I have several high end 1911's but I have to say I love my Colt and carry it more than the others.

Doyle

kasper7106
05-16-2012, 18:57
The Kimber Custom II in my oppinion is the best bang for your buck 1911 in that price range

Sechott
05-16-2012, 19:03
I just bought a STI Gaurdian in 9mm for 950. This was the first 40 rounds at 12 yards. Definitely the best shooter in my safe.
http://i1177.photobucket.com/albums/x360/Sechott1/photobucket-27192-1336756976675.jpg

EricandSuebee
05-16-2012, 19:09
Yeah I should say I'm more budgeted towards the $800 side then the $1000 side :)

dakrat
05-16-2012, 19:21
STI Trojan

Sechott
05-16-2012, 19:42
If you want a great shooting full size 5" look at the Springfield range officer. They run about 800 and have a matched barrel. Kimber makes a great gun, you only hear negatives and haters online. Everybody seems to be putting out a few bad guns as of late, I think the manufactures are trying to keep up demand and loosening QA standards.

Q2arrowhunter
05-16-2012, 20:00
Rock Island 2011 1911-A1 Tactical Extreme. Awesome. http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww97/Q2arrowhunter/2012-05-10_10-59-50_897.jpg

EricandSuebee
05-16-2012, 20:09
I dislike the rail on it, otherwise I like the RIA very much.

glock2740
05-16-2012, 20:26
Rock Island 2011 1911-A1 Tactical Extreme. Awesome. http://i709.photobucket.com/albums/ww97/Q2arrowhunter/2012-05-10_10-59-50_897.jpg
Good looking Rock. :thumbsup: Grips on a 1911 are like tires and wheels on a truck. :cool:

bac1023
05-16-2012, 20:38
Yeah I should say I'm more budgeted towards the $800 side then the $1000 side :)

Go with the Springfield Range Officer then.

boarderboy217
05-16-2012, 20:43
Check out the ati thunderbolt enhanced, got a v10 ported barrel, ultralight hammer, chamfered mag well, all the goodies for about $800

Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2

bac1023
05-16-2012, 20:46
Check out the ati thunderbolt enhanced, got a v10 ported barrel, ultralight hammer, chamfered mag well, all the goodies for about $800

Sent from my SPH-D710 using Tapatalk 2

I love ATI 1911s, but if I'm going to spend $800, I'm not going Filipino.

EricandSuebee
05-16-2012, 21:13
Yeah my thoughts exactly, I thought the RO doesn't have the front cocking serrations? But I see the loaded has them.

bac1023
05-16-2012, 21:18
Yeah my thoughts exactly, I thought the RO doesn't have the front cocking serrations? But I see the loaded has them.

The RO does not have them.

bac1023
05-16-2012, 21:18
Good looking Rock. :thumbsup: Grips on a 1911 are like tires and wheels on a truck. :cool:

That's a good analogy, Joe :cool:

Pmikeyg
05-17-2012, 04:11
225243

This is my recommendation!

glock2740
05-17-2012, 05:41
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l178/tiffani33/Guns/IMAG0721.jpg

In that range, I recommend an E-Series. Great crisp trigger, very accurate, and very reliable. Mine's only had 1 malfunction (first mag) in about 1k rounds.
Those are very well made guns and their price range is very reasonable.

bac1023
05-17-2012, 05:47
Those are very well made guns and their price range is very reasonable.

I also like the E-Series.