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  • 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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    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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