Looking for a compact 1911 for < $700

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  1. riggergreg

    riggergreg Member

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    FOUND ONE. Thanks ya'll

    Hey guys, I'm looking for a 1911 suitable for carry, Like a Colt Defender, SA Champion or Ultra compact or similar. 3.5" or 4" barrel.

    Let me know what you got.
     


  2. PopsXD9sc

    PopsXD9sc Active Member

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    Not what you are looking for but might take a look at the Rock Island Armory Compact Tactical on Gun Broker sold by Bellshirearms or the Citadel Compact. Both made by the same company, great reviews, and super customer service. Neither will break the bank and are readily available. Have the RIA Compact Tactical on it's way to me now.
     
  3. jsbcats

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    I have the RIA Compact CS. Really love it except for the sights which I'm in the process of hunting for a gunsmith to change them out. Mine has the GI sights on it. The Compact Tactical comes with better sights. Its the bottom one in this picture. Was $390 at Champion Firearms in College Station. They have the Tactical for $460 this past Friday.

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  4. roman

    roman Active Member

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    Go an extra few hundred and get a Kimber. Night sights magwell rtc standard and a much higher quality gun. My 2 cents.
     
  5. PopsXD9sc

    PopsXD9sc Active Member

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    Rock Compact Tactical is $450 on Gun Broker; shipping included. Add transfer and you're out $60-$470.
     
  6. Okierifleman

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    With a little patience, you can pick up a used Kimber UCII for under $700. Another one to consider is the STI LS9 or LS40.
     
  7. TexasRedneck

    TexasRedneck 1911 Nut Lifetime Member

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    What a lot of us (myself included) have to remember is that for a lot of folks - especially the younger shooters - $700 is a LOT of dough. $4-500 is barely doable for 'em, so it behooves us to give them some kinda guidance w/regards to those guns...
    I came across a High Standard Crusader Compact (3.5" barrel) last year as part of a "package deal" - I figured to take it to the range, shoot it to be sure it was okay, and then sell it - after all, it's a "budget gun". Funny thing is....after going to the range and not being able to get a SINGLE FTF/FTE outta ANY kind of ammo with ANY kinda mag, I decided it was worth holding on to. You can find 'em in the 4-500 range - in fact, there's one here: http://www.gunsamerica.com/94264855...opies/HIGH_STANDARD_CRUSADER_COMPACT_1911.htm

    IMO, they're one of the nicest "budget" compact 45's out there right now.
     
  8. riggergreg

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    Thanks for the ideas, guys. I'm still shopping around. Most of the offers I've had so far were for good used pistols, but they want more for em than I could pay for brand new.
     
  9. Jason

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    Cabela's has one of those High Standards right now in Buda, I thought it felt like a nice piece, but the price did throw me off a little...

    Worth looking into for the OP for sure...
     
  10. DCortez

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    Offers? Sounds more like requests to rape your wallet. :lolz:
     

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