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jb1911
06-06-2012, 16:50
Hit me!

Jason D
06-06-2012, 17:12
Springfield Milspec or GI.
Forged frame and slide that any well known Gunsmith would be happy to work on.

southernshooter
06-06-2012, 18:01
An argument could be made for RIA also when looking at value. Or Ruger. Just depends on what is valuable to a person as far as looks, price etc.

sna0403
06-06-2012, 19:21
See bac1023's 1911 Buyer's Guide for all of the info you need!

bac1023
06-06-2012, 21:26
Are you looking for a GI replica or an enhanced gun for the range?

The Ruger, Desert Eagle, and STI Spartan are all great choices.

jb1911
06-07-2012, 06:14
Springfield Milspec or GI.
Forged frame and slide that any well known Gunsmith would be happy to work on.

That Milspec looks like what I'm thinking I want. Very nice.

See bac1023's 1911 Buyer's Guide for all of the info you need!

Great link, thanks!

Are you looking for a GI replica or an enhanced gun for the range?

The Ruger, Desert Eagle, and STI Spartan are all great choices.

I'm not particular, slightly enhanced I guess. I hate front serrations on the slide.

fnfalman
06-07-2012, 08:55
A used Colt Series 70?

As far as I know, nobody makes a Series 70 but Colt.

pezzulli
06-07-2012, 11:01
Springfield Milspec or GI.
Forged frame and slide that any well known Gunsmith would be happy to work on.

+1 Great recommendation! I like the MilSpec a little better.

FLSlim
06-07-2012, 11:16
Value? If it were me, I'd go with the STI Spartan.

jb1911
06-07-2012, 14:22
A used Colt Series 70?

As far as I know, nobody makes a Series 70 but Colt.

I meant a 1911 without the firing pin safety. Should have been more specific.

R0CKETMAN
06-08-2012, 05:11
I'd get a Colt 70 repro

Brucev
06-08-2012, 05:52
RIA and SA produce extremely well made 1911 pistols at a very reasonable price point. The RIA I bought last year has been in every way excellent. The SA-GI I bought recently is outstanding. Both were bought used, the RIA being $280 and the SA-Gi being $425. If you want a Ser. 70 type collet bushing arrangement, COLT still produces that version but of course the price is much higher. Quality, on target results, etc., would almost certainly be equal. JMHO. Sincerely. Brucev.

Jason D
06-08-2012, 16:38
RIA and SA produce extremely well made 1911 pistols at a very reasonable price point. The RIA I bought last year has been in every way excellent. The SA-GI I bought recently is outstanding. Both were bought used, the RIA being $280 and the SA-Gi being $425. If you want a Ser. 70 type collet bushing arrangement, COLT still produces that version but of course the price is much higher. Quality, on target results, etc., would almost certainly be equal. JMHO. Sincerely. Brucev.

I don't think they are still making them with the collet bushing.
As far as I know they phases that out in the early 80's. I know there are some series 80 Gold Cups floating around with them.

People seemed to think there were a problem with the bushing. I still shoot my Series 70 with the collet bushing. I have never had a problem with it. Though that may be because I know the correct way to field strip it.