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Old 07-22-2011, 10:15   #1
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$700 to spend...help recommend a 1911!

A bud has been bitten the same as me...except he actually has money to spend! Wat 1911 should he get for $700 and change? He bought a SR1911 on Gunbroker but the shop lied and they were out. I told him to get a Filippino and a Glock and I have now decided to let y'all have a say...cause while I know Glocks I dun't know 1911's. Should he save some more or should he keep pursuing the Ruger? Or is their another brand available for the same coin that is worthy?

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Old 07-22-2011, 10:18   #2
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And I saw a thread where Bac reviewed 1911's...where the heck is that? He did say there were a couple he would recommend for first time buyer's...link please...I work 11pm to 7am and can barely stay awake...

Is there a 1911 for $700 that is worthy?
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:21   #3
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Buy another Glock. I just bought my first 1911 (sr1911), and I much prefer my polymer wonders. It's nice looking and shoots nice, but the advantages of modern weapon designs outweight the 1911 by a mile.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:22   #4
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STI Spartan and prob for a few more buck SA RO.
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:44   #5
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What is the purpose for this hand gun?
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:49   #6
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And I saw a thread where Bac reviewed 1911's...where the heck is that?
Bac's reviews start at post #17 http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/show....php?t=1269683
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:04   #7
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I'd buy a Springfield before I'd buy a Ruger.
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:14   #8
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I say get him to get two RIA 1911's One for him one for you for helping him get the first one .

I have shot Smith and Wesson and own a RIA and am very pleased with the RIA. If I had 700bucks to redo it with I would still go with the RIA or maybe a SR1911 if I could find one. I am a fan of Ruger so I would not pass them up.

I have checked out the Springfields and there nice guns. I have also had the chance to check out the Magnum Research 1911. The MR 1911 was extremely nice looking and quality looked to be high but there warranty department kinda ran me off. Way to many bad reviews on the warranty department with to much complaining about things not getting fixed. Seemed a lot like Glock they would hold the pistol for a few months then send it back unfixed.
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:21   #9
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In a $500-$700 range, here are some suggestions....

Rock Island Armory 1911A1 Tactical
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STI SPARTAN
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Remington 1911-R1
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DESERT EAGLE 1911-G
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....and there is still the Ruger SR1911. I have had one on order for about two months now.
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:21   #10
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What is the purpose for this hand gun?
It would be a range gun/conversation piece/first 1911...

I've shot a 1911 he hasn't...

He's been kinda sicky for one for a long time...

I think he was thinking the SR1911 would be a great intro 1911. I'm gonna make him read Bac's reviews first.

I want one simply...well because they are so dang smooth ok...no other reason...
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:27   #11
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And this one.

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Old 07-22-2011, 11:34   #12
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That is what I was looking for! Well since I am doomed with the 1911 bug because of Colt NM. Only one I have fired...I'll force him to read Bac's reviews...well because he has been there and done that...

THis 1911 will be shot a bunch. A bunch because my buddy reloads. He's always been more about accuracy then anything else. He's gaga for 100 yard bowling pin knockdowns and he really really likes his Beretta 92.

He's a great bud to shoot with because he let's me shoot every other mag and reloads every brass that hits the dirt...

Plus this is a gift from his wifey...

Plus we'll I just want him my bud to be happy. He refuses to sell a gun so it should be one that would pass the test of time...I'm pushing the trojan...

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Old 07-22-2011, 11:49   #13
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For seven bills you could get a Ruger 1911 and a box or three of shells.

I got mine two weeks ago and so far it is a great bargain.
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Old 07-22-2011, 12:17   #14
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Kimber Custom II,Colt Gov't 90 series in the $700 range, but for around $600 I would look at a Springfield Mil-Spec., Remington R1, or SR1911.
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Old 07-22-2011, 13:18   #15
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I would also vote Ruger.
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I recently bought this Desert Eagle 1911C for $500 on another site. It even came with a leather Blackhawk IWB holster. It had 1 box of hardball fired thru it and has been 100% for a couple more. All I have done is to replace the factory grips for a set of American Holly.


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Old 07-22-2011, 17:13   #17
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Buy another Glock. I just bought my first 1911 (sr1911), and I much prefer my polymer wonders. It's nice looking and shoots nice, but the advantages of modern weapon designs outweight the 1911 by a mile.
Dude, go back to GNG or the Lounge. No one in here wants another troll. I mean seriously, why would you come in here and recommend plastic "perfection" over a 1911 (when he asked for 1911 suggestions).............IN THE 1911 FORUM?

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Old 07-22-2011, 17:15   #18
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OP, I would look at the following in that price range...

STI Spartan
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Old 07-22-2011, 17:21   #19
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I would go with a Ruger or a Springfield in that range.

If you look used you could find a Colt or higher end Springfield, though I am not sure for a first 1911 you want to go used. It is hard to tell sometimes if things have been fiddled with.
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Old 07-22-2011, 17:49   #20
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My Spartan has treated me very well.
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Old 07-22-2011, 18:57   #21
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When it comes to cheap 1911's, the minimum I would accept is a Springfield GI.
I wouldn't at all consider a Philippine made gun, nor one made in China or Turkey.
That's just me though.

While I don't like the idea of an imported 1911. I will say that the GI is all forged and had a company that will fully stand behind it.

The 700 dollar range would put him into Loaded and Range Officer territory.
A stainless GI can be had for less than 600 new. A Milspec for a little more.
If used isn't a bother, I am sure he can find a decent Colt for that price range.
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Old 07-22-2011, 19:15   #22
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Buy a rock island and spend the rest on ammo, or lead. Great gun, after mine broke in, eat feeds nearly everything flawlessly.
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Old 07-22-2011, 19:42   #23
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Buy another Glock. I just bought my first 1911 (sr1911), and I much prefer my polymer wonders. It's nice looking and shoots nice, but the advantages of modern weapon designs outweight the 1911 by a mile.
I like Glocks as much as anyone, but the OP is asking about a 1911, in the 1911 forum. If you like Glocks so much more over 1911's, then sell your 1911 and go get yourself another Glock.
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Old 07-22-2011, 21:01   #24
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STI Spartan for me!

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Old 07-22-2011, 21:51   #25
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Buy another Glock. I just bought my first 1911 (sr1911), and I much prefer my polymer wonders. It's nice looking and shoots nice, but the advantages of modern weapon designs outweight the 1911 by a mile.
Dang, isn't this the wrong forum for stupid nonsense?

Yeah, go spend another $500 on a $100 piece of plastic.
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