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eric1
06-02-2012, 09:56
I'm hopefully getting my first 1911 next week. I have a $1,000 budget. I have'nt a clue where to start, I'm thinking Springfield Armory? Ideas?

pochis
06-02-2012, 11:47
either ugraded springfield but a thousnd could get you a colt

KennyFSU
06-02-2012, 12:10
A Springfield Loaded model is a nice choice. Plus you will have some money left over for new grips, ammo, sights, etc.

Or a Colt XSE.


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okie
06-02-2012, 12:38
Springfield Armory Range Officer my friend:thumbsup:

bac1023
06-02-2012, 16:07
The best $1000 1911 in my opinion, is the STI Trojan.

TSAX
06-02-2012, 19:56
The STI has a good trigger and the Range Officer is another good option.






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SonnyCrockett
06-02-2012, 20:33
for a grand a Colt would be my choice...

chrisbritt15
06-02-2012, 20:39
Im Digging the Range Officer too, ive shot one, their amazing

GLOCK17DB9
06-02-2012, 21:49
Someday I too will own a 1911!:supergrin:

Snaps
06-02-2012, 23:41
Sig Tac Ops is a great gun I must say

Roydrage
06-02-2012, 23:57
Springfield Armory Range Officer my friend:thumbsup:


+1

Listen to this man... He knows of what he speaks!

Rick O'Shay
06-03-2012, 04:42
I just saw an auction on GB for a Kimber Classic Gold Match, with ~200 rounds through it, for $950 shipped. Those bargains aren't available every day, but they're out there. It's a much more expensive pistol, but you can surely find a slightly used one for <$1K.

wilsoni91
06-03-2012, 05:09
I just got my first 1911 also this past weekend. I was to find a Colt Rail for $900.

bac1023
06-03-2012, 06:09
The Trojan is the best value at $1000, in my opinion. Its an outstanding 1911 for the range.


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Lowjiber
06-03-2012, 07:02
Brand is just personal opinion. I own five 1911's. My favorite is the Colt.

KennyFSU
06-03-2012, 07:12
Very nice bac! What is that trigger on there called? Is there a term for that type? Thanks.


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eric1
06-03-2012, 08:12
Thanks for the replies!

glockin-45
06-03-2012, 08:52
There's alot of nice guns in that price range.But i'm semi-brand loyal in the non-custom guns. If you don't care if it's got the pony on it,your right on track with Springfield. jmo.

bambikilr
06-03-2012, 17:45
I noticed some said RO & bac stated STI for the range in that price, but what is the purpose of the gun for, range, home, truck etc...

RubiSCAR
06-03-2012, 17:56
I am really happy with my Sig 1911 and they are right in that price range.

eric1
06-03-2012, 18:59
I noticed some said RO & bac stated STI for the range in that price, but what is the purpose of the gun for, range, home, truck etc...

Mostly range. I may carry it in winter. Not sure I really have no experience with it other than shooting one a couple of times. I carry a G19 at moment.

bambikilr
06-04-2012, 22:14
OK, got ya eric...as always, let us know & which ever you decide, I'm sure you'll be happy.

B.Reid
06-04-2012, 22:31
The best $1000 1911 in my opinion, is the STI Trojan.

I'll second that!

fnfalman
06-04-2012, 22:37
Keep it basic: Colt Government Model.

Snaps
06-04-2012, 23:24
Kimber is another good option, I'm going to have to try one of those STI guns too

crazymoose
06-05-2012, 11:12
The best $1000 1911 in my opinion, is the STI Trojan.

This. Or a DW Heritage.

crazymoose
06-05-2012, 11:15
Very nice bac! What is that trigger on there called? Is there a term for that type? Thanks.


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Obviously I'm not bac, but it's just STI's standard plastic trigger. Really good trigger. I install them on a lot of my 1911's. To me, the feel is a lot better than most of the serrated aluminum or steel triggers.

KennyFSU
06-05-2012, 12:43
Gotcha, thanks for the info "not bac."

;)

eric1
06-29-2012, 16:43
Thanks for the help. Today I picked up a Springfield Armory TRP Armory Kote. I havent had a chance to fire it yet, but fondling it sure has been fun. I had to trade in an AR to help pay for it, but I'm still pretty stoked! Thanks again!

Roydrage
06-29-2012, 16:49
It's an Incredible Gun... I know you'll Be Happy!

Enjoy!

R

jg420
06-29-2012, 16:53
Thanks for the help. Today I picked up a Springfield Armory TRP Armory Kote. I havent had a chance to fire it yet, but fondling it sure has been fun. I had to trade in an AR to help pay for it, but I'm still pretty stoked! Thanks again!

Hell yeah that is what I am talking about. Welcome to the TRP club which seems to be growing daily here on GT. I got mine almost three weeks ago and absolutely love it. The gun will outshoot you for sure, and is built like a tank. Took mine to the range again on Wednesday and found that it is awesome on follow up shots. I guess it is the extra weight, but you are going to love it. The 20 Lpi checkering takes a little while to get used to but after a week you will not notice it. Oh and this is useless without pics!!!! Congratulations again

dodgecope89
06-29-2012, 17:03
I'm hopefully getting my first 1911 next week. I have a $1,000 budget. I have'nt a clue where to start, I'm thinking Springfield Armory? Ideas?
I went with a colt for my first and was not disappointed

eric1
06-29-2012, 17:09
Hell yeah that is what I am talking about. Welcome to the TRP club which seems to be growing daily here on GT. I got mine almost three weeks ago and absolutely love it. The gun will outshoot you for sure, and is built like a tank. Took mine to the range again on Wednesday and found that it is awesome on follow up shots. I guess it is the extra weight, but you are going to love it. The 20 Lpi checkering takes a little while to get used to but after a week you will not notice it. Oh and this is useless without pics!!!! Congratulations again

that checkering is sharp, Im sure im going to bleeding after a full day at the range.

jg420
06-29-2012, 17:33
Na you won't bleed lol, and when you are shooting you will not notice it as much. Like I said after a week or so of handling it will not seem so sharp. You did awesome for a first 1911

Amsdorf
06-30-2012, 12:36
Sir, congratulations on your decision to purchase a 1911. You are going to love it.

You say you have $1,000 to spend.

If you do not have much/any experience with the 1911, let me suggest an alternate route.

How about get an RIA/Taurus or some other relatively inexpensive 1911, and learn how it functions and shoot the heck out of it.

You'll have a LOT of money left over for ammunition.

I'd say after you put 3,000 rounds through it, you will have come to understand the 1911 platform and THEN you will be able to decide which 1911 to buy.

I wish somebody had given me this advice when I bought my first 1911.

You'll either be a fanatic, like most of us, or you will decide the 1911 is no biggie for you.

At that point you'll know what you really want in a 1911.

Do you want ambi safety?
Do you want a FLGR?
Do you want a custom trigger job?
What kinds of sights do you want?
Heck, what chambering do you want?
Are you going to use it as a range gun, or CCW?

There is so much you may not know right now, so give yourself time to really learn, and master, as best you can, the 1911 platform.

In other words, please look, long and hard, before you leap.

On gun forums when you say you have x amount of money to spend, you are going to get a LOT of feedback, but often guys won't tell you that, unless you are hand loading, you are looking at $350 per 1000 rounds, you are looking at $25-$30 for high quality magazines, and 1911 platforms are VERY magazine sensitive.

Please let us know what you decide.

Best wishes.

And, as always, my opinion is respectfully offered, FWIW and remember: YMMV.