Currently the Best New .45 acp under 400?


PDA






chupacabrah
September 4, 2008, 08:35 AM
Thought this would be interesting.

This is like the 9mm thread, but just wondering what the "budget" .45s are that aren't too shabby.

:p

If you enjoyed reading about "Currently the Best New .45 acp under 400?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
usp9
September 4, 2008, 09:34 AM
The Kahr CW45 can be found NIB for under $400.

tinygnat219
September 4, 2008, 09:45 AM
Check out some of the used S&W 3rd Gen Autos. I picked up a 457 for $250.00

jim147
September 4, 2008, 10:00 AM
Add a $100 and your choices really get a lot bigger.
I would say for new under $400 go with RIA.

chupacabrah
September 4, 2008, 11:07 AM
Yeah I'm mostly just curious.
Plus, helps to have options.


What about Tangfolio?
Bersa?

Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow
September 4, 2008, 11:09 AM
So it has to be new?

chupacabrah
September 4, 2008, 11:31 AM
So it has to be new?

No, not really.

everallm
September 4, 2008, 12:29 PM
Might want to look at the EAA/Tanfoglio range, used less than $400 is achievable, NIB up to the 500'ish range or less

WoofersInc
September 4, 2008, 01:24 PM
I would have to second the Rock Island suggestion. Most people that have them love them.

Norinco982lover
September 4, 2008, 02:49 PM
RIA. You can customize them later when you get more money:D They shoot like a 1911 feel like a 1911 they are a 1911. $350 at www.centerfiresystems.com

DocCas
September 4, 2008, 03:01 PM
3rd vote for RIA 1911A1. Excellent pistol at an excellent price. On sale at my favorite gun shop for $379, this week only.

hoosier8
September 4, 2008, 03:08 PM
I like the 1911 platform because you can do so much with it but, that said, the Bersa 45UC is supposed to be good.

I may have to pick up a RIA at those prices.

jocko
September 4, 2008, 03:45 PM
cw45 super liteweight...under 4 bills.

BlindJustice
September 4, 2008, 04:17 PM
Rock Island Armory G.I./1911A1 whatever they call it it's a
great value for the money and upgrades abound, besides RIA
having a great customer service rep. as well.

Yeah Best under $500 NIB would open it up to a wider
range of makes & platforms.
Given the extra $100 = RIA 1911 Tactical
Dovetailed Novak style sights, beavertail
grip safety, skeletonized trigger and hammer
beveled mag well entrance.
All that costs way more than doing it to a GI

R-

shadowalker
September 4, 2008, 04:19 PM
Ruger P90 (good chance of finding one new)
Springfield XD 45 ACP (see them occasionally)

nero45acp
September 4, 2008, 07:56 PM
Another vote for a RIA 1911 here. I've owned 9 1911s, if I had bought the RIA first I'd have saved some money.


nero

Prepster
September 4, 2008, 08:33 PM
I believe I've seen a FNP 45 new for $425. As others said, Rock Island Armory gets a big thumbs up.

calaverasslim
September 4, 2008, 08:34 PM
RIA< I believe is made by Armscor which also imports the High Standard. Just a super compact, and I really like mine. A shade over 400 delivered.

AndyC
September 4, 2008, 08:56 PM
Rock Island Armory 1911

msgttbar
September 4, 2008, 09:03 PM
Here are 2 of them. RIA 1911 and TAURUS MILPRO PT-145

http://i203.photobucket.com/albums/aa251/msgttbar/GEDC0036.jpg

rondog
September 4, 2008, 09:15 PM
Rock Island Tactical model, the best bang for the bucks in 1911's, IMO. Get one from Centerfire Systems.

Don357
September 4, 2008, 11:14 PM
I'll have to say the fullsize Witness. It will out shoot most 1911's right out of the box. Although I have seen FEG ACK's on "Auctionarms.com" from time to time for $285.

chupacabrah
September 4, 2008, 11:16 PM
I like the Witnesses a lot, are they too big for CC though?

I'm really liking the idea of having a 1911, and RIA sounds good.
edit. Looked at high standard's website...they are like $500+

Ria is still in the mix though. what do you guys think between the CSP Compact ($419.99), Commander($369.99), and Tactical ($399.99)?

I like how the commander has a 4" barrel, but it doesn't have the novak sights or anything. Tactical is nice too, but 5" is a bit long. CSP just looks..small.
I'd mostly use for range or carry (IWB summer, OWB winter)

Kman
September 4, 2008, 11:40 PM
Take a look at the American Classic, Metroarms, it's a philipino frame with a milled slide that fits as tight as any Kimber. They are much more solid guns than the RI, or CD armscor, and are running at the same price as of now.

RIATAC45
September 5, 2008, 06:37 AM
Another +1 for the RIA. I have a Tactical, and I even carry it more often than not, the 5" isn't too bad for carry. I swap between it and a PT-111 Taurus.

BryanFlowers
September 5, 2008, 04:48 PM
The Taurus Mil-Pro 145 is a great gun and can be had for under $300 if you shop the gun shows, also the Bersa UC45 is a great gun. Own both and love them!!!

chupacabrah
September 6, 2008, 09:45 AM
The problem is, there are just too many guns that I want
(and not enough money to get them all at once :neener: )

Kosh75287
September 7, 2008, 09:06 PM
I've never shot one, but if I was looking for a 1911A1 on a budget, I think I'd look at the RIA first. Might opt for the "tactical" package over the "GI" trim.

rantingredneck
September 7, 2008, 09:18 PM
Ruger P90
Ruger P345

P90 should be 350-400 new, P345 runs right around 400 new plus or minus 10 or 20 bucks.

chupacabrah
September 7, 2008, 10:37 PM
I've never shot one, but if I was looking for a 1911A1 on a budget, I think I'd look at the RIA first. Might opt for the "tactical" package over the "GI" trim.

I wish they had a Commander in "tactical" package.... or do they have one? I would definitely get that.

Right now bouncing between the (RIA) CSP compact versus the Commander. Don't really want a 5" right now...but later i'm sure it'll happen.

If you enjoyed reading about "Currently the Best New .45 acp under 400?" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!