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Old 12-29-2009, 21:59   #1
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Own Glock and Beretta... what should my first 1911 be?

I am getting the bug to buy a 1911. I have 3 Glocks (19,26,27) and a Beretta P96.
I don't know what 1911 to get. I'm considering a Sig.
I'd like to spend $1000 or so. I am not wanting one enough to go really high end in price.

Suggestions? Does Sig make a good one?
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Old 12-29-2009, 22:03   #2
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I am getting the bug to buy a 1911. I have 3 Glocks (19,26,27) and a Beretta P96.
I don't know what 1911 to get. I'm considering a Sig.
I'd like to spend $1000 or so. I am not wanting one enough to go really high end in price.

Suggestions? Does Sig make a good one?
I suggest a Dan Wesson.
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Old 12-29-2009, 22:07   #3
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Not familiar with Dan Wesson. I'll look into it. Thanks.
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Old 12-29-2009, 22:09   #4
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Old 12-29-2009, 22:29   #5
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Dan Wesson or STI (Trojan or Ranger II)
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Old 12-29-2009, 22:33   #6
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Been reading about Dan Wesson after the suggestion above. (Thanks bac1023)

It seems like it is a very fine gun. Now if I can just find a place to rent, but likely, I'll just buy knowing I'll like it, and worst case, it should be easy to sell for what I paid for it (nearly).
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Old 12-30-2009, 02:34   #7
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:29   #8
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Dan Wesson or STI (Trojan or Ranger II)
I totally agree, both are very good guns. Sig makes a decent 1911'ish too.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:54   #9
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I totally agree, both are very good guns. Sig makes a decent 1911'ish too.
Sigs 1911s are pretty damn sweet. But I guess it depends on what you want in a 1911. One reason i like 1911 is because they are a piece of American history (insert Team America sound track here) so the Sig would be out for me personally if I had to chose just one. A grand is a pretty generous budget you could get a loaded Springfield or reasonable Kimber for that price.

I would suggest which ever model you buy to get one with between a 4 and 5 inch barrel.
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Old 12-30-2009, 03:57   #10
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you havent really defined your criteria enough to make a real recommendation. what features do you want? finish? looks? beaver tail? extended this and that? new, used? range gun, carry gun?

i dont think you can go wrong with DW. my one and only 1911 is a Colt series 80 made during the not so great years of Colt, but i guess i lucked out and got a good one. there are so many makes and sizes and levels of fit and finish its really tough to narrow it down with such a vague request.
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Old 12-30-2009, 07:53   #11
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I'm sorry for it being vague. It's vague because I really don't know yet since I'm so new to it. I don't know what 'features' 1911's have, etc. My use would likely be range mostly, but maybe carry if I get comfortable with it. It's hard to imagine not carrying my Glocks and replacing them with anything else though.

This thread has given me what I need to begin my research and I'm sure I'll have specifics after I read about and then try out different options.
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Old 12-30-2009, 11:56   #12
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If you like the look of stainless 1911's Buds has a used Wesson at a good price http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/p...s_id/411538692

other in stock Wessons are under CZ USA http://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/index.php/cPath/82
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:11   #13
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Old 12-30-2009, 12:42   #14
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As the owner of a safe queen Colt 1911, I suggest buying a G30.
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Old 12-30-2009, 20:06   #17
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Dan Wesson or STI (Trojan or Ranger II)
My recomendation as well.
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