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Old 09-30-2012, 15:44   #1
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Interested in Giving the 1911 A Try

I'm not shooting my rifles anymore, and I'm bored with plastic guns.

I want to give the 1911 a try. I have my Walther PPS 9MM up for sale or trade and my AMD65 as well, locally.

I know Bac has a kickass sticky, as I've read it many times. If I'm offered up a trade, what should I stay away from?
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Old 09-30-2012, 16:49   #2
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Taurus and Para comes to mind
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Old 09-30-2012, 17:07   #3
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Old 09-30-2012, 17:17   #4
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The above posts are good advice.
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Old 09-30-2012, 17:43   #5
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I've had great luck with my Kimber's, but the other two are not the way to go for sure.
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Old 09-30-2012, 17:49   #6
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Knew you would be along shortly!

Kimber is good to go,.......as is Springfield & Colt, my favorites.
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Old 09-30-2012, 17:50   #7
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Stay away from Taurus and Para.
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Old 09-30-2012, 17:58   #8
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1911 is not for everyone.
I like it a lot, but for some reason those pistols are functioning around me usually as the project-guns
They are quite easy to work with and the parts are everywhere.
If I may suggest something - go fairly inexpensive first.
If You won't like it, You won't loose too much money and if You will like it, You may learn the platform, work on it and don't be afraid to screw something up risking all the money that You invested in the gun.
Those 1911s are fun, but again...not for everyone.
Good luck!
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Old 09-30-2012, 18:07   #9
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For a good "starter" 1911, stick with any of the recommended models under $800 on bac1023's guide and you can't go wrong.
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Old 09-30-2012, 18:21   #10
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Instead of talking abt what to stay away from, how about what you might want to look for. I think new or used Springfield Armory Range Officer is a great gun to start with. 1. They are reasonably priced, under $800 for a new one. 2. if you buy or trade for a used one, and you didn't like the 1911 platform you should be able to recoup your investment 3. SA has great customer service


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Old 10-01-2012, 16:27   #11
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I like the looks of the Remington R1 and the R1 enhanced. I also like the pricing on the Phillipino guns. Thoughts?
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Old 10-01-2012, 16:40   #12
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I like the looks of the Remington R1 and the R1 enhanced. I also like the pricing on the Phillipino guns. Thoughts?
I have a basic R1 and it's a good gun. I would suggest seeing a couple sample's before deciding on one. This was the 3rd one that I looked at and was the best of the 3.

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I've had great luck with my Kimber's, but the other two are not the way to go for sure.
and your Kimber's were sent to Chuck Rogers, so those don't count.
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Old 10-01-2012, 17:04   #14
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AMT are hit or miss. but in the futur if you want a 1911 to work on you can usually get them cheep due to malfunctions
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Old 10-01-2012, 17:16   #15
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I have a Taurus that is perfect never any problems, also have a Remington R1 and a Rock Island Armory all are very well made and shoot with no problem. Only difference is the warranty. Remington 2 years, Taurus and Rock Island Armory is lifetime warranty.
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Old 10-01-2012, 17:22   #16
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Please go "American Made", and hopefully you are wishing for a 5" barrel and .45acp.
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Old 10-01-2012, 17:35   #17
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Please go "American Made", and hopefully you are wishing for a 5" barrel and .45acp.
All of the above.
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Old 10-01-2012, 18:00   #18
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Please go "American Made", and hopefully you are wishing for a 5" barrel and .45acp.
that narrows the field down hugely and I don't see a great advantage to the shooter
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that narrows the field down hugely and I don't see a great advantage to the shooter
Sums it up pretty nicely IMO. First 1911 is to learn the platform, play with it, scratch it and don't stress up to much.
Later on, while one is reacher with all the experienced gained on the first, cheap pistol he can always upgrade to the good quality American made firearm. Probably the less expensive American made 1911 would be Ruger or Auto Ordnance (I'm not sure if that one is actually produced in the USA).
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Old 10-03-2012, 18:43   #20
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BAC made me buy a Ruger SR1911 and it is great and a good price
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