Going to buy a 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by MTA89, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. MTA89

    MTA89 Lives in a van down by the river TGT Supporter

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    I know I do my fair share of talking trash about 1911s but I do want to own atleast one so I am looking for suggestions. Should meet the below criteria
    • $700-900 (mid grade)
    • No Springfield, Kimber, RIA or Sig Sauer
    • Should run out of the box
    • 9mm or .45acp
    • Not looking for any budget guns
    • Light rail and decent sights are a plus
    Thanks in advance
     


  2. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban Staff Member Admin

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    Lost me at "no Springfield ".
     
  3. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict

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    Ruger fits your expectations and price range.

    And dont get a light rail on a damn 1911
    It's like putting an elevator in an outhouse...it just dont belong
     
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  4. lightflyer1

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    Yep I don't understand the no Kimber either. The Kimber I owned was a very nice pistol. Sold it to my brother in law and have been trying to get it back ever since. See them new now for $600 to $900. They make a very nice gun. If I was going to get one a Kimber is going to be at the top of my list in this price range.
     
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  5. Jigo23

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    See the thread from the guy that just got his first 1911 as well...a Ruger SR1911 5” .45 would fit the bill very nicely based on your requisites. Oh, EXCEPT for the rail...but I’m firmly in the no rails on 1911’s camp :)
     
  6. Sam7sf

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    Springfeild! Lol.

    You kind of cornered yourself into a ruger imo. I wouldn't buy rock island anyway but Springfeild offers a great 1911 for the money. Mine eats anything. If it's about their treason, I get it, but at the end of the day my 1911 works great and is very accurate. Imo the rugers are really aren't made really well. I haven't shot an sr1911 but when I handled one it stood out how rough and loose it was. I'm working hard for out of context quotes.
     
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  7. robertc1024

    robertc1024 Not That Guy TGT Supporter

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    Yep. Me too.
     
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  8. MTA89

    MTA89 Lives in a van down by the river TGT Supporter

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    The gun control thing they pulled in Illinois turned me off
    Have seen too many qc issues for my taste
    I was thinking Ruger or S&W
     
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  9. MTA89

    MTA89 Lives in a van down by the river TGT Supporter

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    Any experience with the S&W variants?
     
  10. Sam7sf

    Sam7sf Active Member

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    My father in law has one. He's in Palmer. If I was already moved I'd ask him if we could shoot it. I only fondled one. Seemed well built.
     


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