1911 Advise

jsbcats

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New to the forums. Glad to have found this site!!

Just wanted to get a few thoughts on buying a 1911 in the Houston area. I have around $800 to spend +- $100 but with the changes in prices lately don't want to get ripped off. Saw a Springfield Mil Spec stainless at Carter's on Saturday for around $770 but it was gone on Sunday when I decided to go get it.

Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 

40Arpent

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Have you considered ordering online? TGA seems to have some pretty good pricing:

[url]http://www.tacticalgunarmory.com/Loaded_and_Trophy_Match_Models_s/254.htm[/URL]

Carters is going to be on the high to very high end of the price range. You might consider hitting a gun show (next one is May 16-17 at Reliant). Also, give Spectre Firearms on Spring-Cypress a call to see what they have in stock...I have seen some pretty good pricing on the lower-end Kimbers there (<$900), and they do carry Springfield.
 

jsbcats

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May 4, 2009
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Kingwood
Have you considered ordering online? TGA seems to have some pretty good pricing:

[URL="http://www.tacticalgunarmory.com/Loaded_and_Trophy_Match_Models_s/254.htm"][url]http://www.tacticalgunarmory.com/Loaded_and_Trophy_Match_Models_s/254.htm[/URL][/URL]

Carters is going to be on the high to very high end of the price range. You might consider hitting a gun show (next one is May 16-17 at Reliant). Also, give Spectre Firearms on Spring-Cypress a call to see what they have in stock...I have seen some pretty good pricing on the lower-end Kimbers there (<$900), and they do carry Springfield.
Thanks a bunch TXSUT. I haven't ever bought one on-line. May have to look into it. The prices look much better.
 

Castrolr1

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if you have any amount of patience, you could order an STI Spartan from Brazos customs.. their prices are very good
 

Big country

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I don't know a whole lot about 1911's but I do know a little. Look into a torus or a Para ordnance I have put a few mags threw a para 1911 it shot very well. I think both are well within you're price range.
 

navyguy

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The Springfields are good quality guns. My suggestion is to look for a "Loaded" model. It has a lot of good features including better sights than the Mil Spec. You should be able to find in your price range. Also the TRP is a nice 1911, although I think it's just a tad overpriced new. Buy you might find a gently used one in your price range. Another thought is the Dan Wessons. Those would be around $1000.
 

DirtyD

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Spectre Firearms in Spring has a Springfield Stainless MilSpec for $599 right now, I am also contemplating selling my Para SSP in stainless.....
 

dadoo

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Rock on

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I would encourage you to look into the Rock Island Armory 1911's. They come in a variety of sizes (full size, mid-size or compact) and a host of styles from standard mil-spec to full tactical, even a hi-cap version.
Here are my two:
CS (compact) model
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FS (full size) 2tone:
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And the kicker is, the CS was under 400.00 and the full size was under 500.00
Great guns at a great price. Check some of your local gun shops or the next big gun show, or order on-line from Sarco, or GunBroker or other sites.
 

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