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Old January 22nd, 2017, 05:27 PM   #1
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If you were to recommend a 1911 to someone new to the 1911 but not new to firearms. Something to be used and shot and for defense.

What would be the choice for these 3 price ranges to look at? I want to shorten my list to look at.
$750
$1000
$1500


Thanks for your input.

Forgot something important. I'm a lefty so it needs an ambi safety, or something that can be reversed from righty.


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Old January 22nd, 2017, 05:29 PM   #2
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Old January 22nd, 2017, 05:30 PM   #3
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For $750 even less there are numerous choices, several made in the Philippines.

For a K, probably Colt, Kimber et all.

For $1500 I have an STI Commander Lawman that is really good.
The sky is the limit. or your wallet.

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Old January 22nd, 2017, 05:33 PM   #4
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Price is not a choice with out the knowledge of what pistols we are talking about. I once bought a Kimber 1911 for $100. So which pistol are you talking about?

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Old January 22nd, 2017, 05:38 PM   #5
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TRP is the best of that price range.

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Old January 22nd, 2017, 05:43 PM   #6
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For $750 or less, I would recommend the Para GI Expert. I've owned one for 6 years. Haven't had a minutes' problem with it, but I would recommend installing Hogue grips ASAP. The factory ones suck!

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Old January 22nd, 2017, 05:47 PM   #7
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Ruger 1911s can be had sub $700. Made in the USA too. :). They are hard to beat in that price range.

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Old January 22nd, 2017, 05:54 PM   #8
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STI Guardian $1,000, 3.97 Bull Barrel adjustable sites, good trigger, accurate, excellent CCW

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Old January 22nd, 2017, 06:02 PM   #9
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Armscorp 22 TCM/9mm combo.
Best $699 I ever spent.
Comes with the 22TCM barrel and recoil spring and a 9mm barrel and recoil spring.
17 +1 in the tube with the 22TCM and 15+1 with the 9mm Same mag works with both calibers.
Never thought I would love a wide bodied 1911 but this gun is just outstanding.
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Old January 22nd, 2017, 06:02 PM   #10
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Save some serious cash and get all the 1911 you will ever need with the Ruger SR1911 and a set of tritium sights. No need for anything more. JMHO of course.
I own several 1911's and have owned others as well. Kimber, Springfield, Sig, AutoOrd.....
I have not owned any of the high end custom guns, so I can't speak for them. That said I don't think there are many to be had for under $1500.

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Old January 22nd, 2017, 06:31 PM   #11
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I have had Springfield 1911's and they were not all that impressive for the money.
I had a full sized and a compact.
Had a Kimber officer's size and it was never totally right and had issues with so I got rid of it.
The Kimber broke me of wanting a 1911 for many years until a friend let me shoot his 22 TCM and I was hooked again.
I did have a spring break on my 22 TCM so I sent it in for repair.
Took about a month but it came back with a superb trigger job and the slide and frame were smoothed out internally and new recoil spring all at no charge.
The gun runs so smooth and has no issues at all.
Very accurate in both calibers and a joy to shoot.

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Old January 22nd, 2017, 06:33 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Capona View Post
If you were to recommend a 1911 to someone new to the 1911 but not new to firearms. Something to be used and shot and for defense.

What would be the choice for these 3 price ranges to look at? I want to shorten my list to look at.
$750 $608, Springfield Mil-Spec:https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...P+5%22+Package

$1000 $813, Colt 1911 Stainless: https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/...ducts_id/36420

$1500 $1,000, Colt Concealed Carry Government Model, if you can find one:
http://www.guns.com/review/gun-revie...d-carry-piece/


Thanks for your input.
I'll be glad to help a guy from Chi Town. PM me if you have some more questions. I've been around 1911's a bit:

Modern "Old School" Government Model .45

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Old January 22nd, 2017, 06:48 PM   #13
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If I was going to spend that kind of money on a 1911 I'd get a stainless Colt and then spend some of the rest on some custom/accurizing parts/work and the rest on a good holster or two and ammo.

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Old January 22nd, 2017, 07:04 PM   #14
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I have owned the TRP operator, Springfield commander with rail, kimber tac II, colt commander, government model and gold cup, sig C3 and sig full size with rail.. I currently carry the Ruger CMD lightweight... it's made in the US and won't break the bank.. shoots true!

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Old January 22nd, 2017, 08:28 PM   #15
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I brain farted and forgot an important point. I amended the original request that I am left handed. So I need an ambi safety, or one that can be changed from righty to lefty. That might eliminate some.

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