Which 1911?


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glockky
April 19, 2011, 10:24 AM
I am looking to start shooting a 1911 is USPSA and was wandering if anyone had any ideas on a good 1911 to start with. I am not looking to spend a fortune and wandered if there were some that were better to start with as far as adding parts to later.

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G27RR
April 19, 2011, 12:33 PM
Not sure what your budget is, but look at the STI Trojan or Springfield Range Officer.

http://stiguns.com/guns/Trojan5.0/Trojan50.php

JoeMal
April 19, 2011, 12:35 PM
I would say Range Officer if you are looking to compete. Their marketing folks say this weapon is designed for folks just like you; wanting and entry level competition 1911 that won't break the bank

SleazyRider
April 19, 2011, 01:03 PM
Just watched Hickok45's review of the Range Officer on YouTube
( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V2eFMBe1P0 ). It made a believer out of me, and earned a spot on my "wish list."

cookmonsta
April 19, 2011, 03:37 PM
Colt Gold Cup Trophy or SA Range Officer

glockky
April 19, 2011, 03:38 PM
Huh didnt know SA made that good of a pistol.

2wheels
April 19, 2011, 03:41 PM
Huh didnt know SA made that good of a pistol.
I sure think they do. In their price range ($800-$1000+) I think they make some of the best 1911s out there.

+1 for Spinger or Colt.

MICHAEL T
April 19, 2011, 04:17 PM
American Classic worth a look also.

wembley
April 19, 2011, 07:07 PM
SAs are very good reliable 1911s. Great CS and good product at a reasonable cost.

Remllez
April 19, 2011, 08:36 PM
Check out the new Ruger!! Might be a perfect starter .45 caliber.

Zerodefect
April 19, 2011, 08:39 PM
Dan Wesson Valor
Les Baer Monolith
Ed Brown Molan Labe

glockky
April 19, 2011, 11:11 PM
In my book $2000 is not affordable

glockky
April 20, 2011, 01:00 PM
What about like a para GI expert

Zerodefect
April 20, 2011, 06:49 PM
What about like a para GI expert

How about the Dan Wesson 5" Heritage. It's a bit closer to that price range. Maybe the Colt XSE rail gun.

jackpinesavages
April 20, 2011, 10:06 PM
Single stack or double?

glockky
April 21, 2011, 11:43 AM
Single but wouold consider a double

Zerodefect
April 21, 2011, 11:53 AM
STI makes some nice 2011 double stacks.

They use a polymer grip over the bottom of the frame. I like to sand it down then stipple it for a ton of grip. It ain't pretty, and $TI double$tack$ co$t a $mall Fortune.

defjon
April 21, 2011, 12:11 PM
No problems with my Rock Island Tactical

use the money saved on ammo and good mags, you'll need them both!

SwampWolf
April 21, 2011, 07:32 PM
I'd look at Smith & Wesson's offerings. Or, as Remllez suggested, wait until you can check out Ruger's new rendition of the 1911. It looks to be a geat value.

glockky
April 21, 2011, 09:56 PM
I sent the money today for a STI spartan.

FIVETWOSEVEN
April 22, 2011, 12:36 AM
Sorry but I have to post the post required in all threads about getting a handgun but

Get a Glock :D

G27RR
April 22, 2011, 10:36 AM
I sent the money today for a STI spartan.
Congrats, let us know how you like it.

Leaky Waders
April 22, 2011, 05:40 PM
Please post a review when you get it.

As for your original question...just for future reference if others read this thread...I'd recommend actually going to a USPSA match and talking to the shooters there and look at what they have and recommend.

Ask what pistol they had before they had the one they are shooting now and why they changed?

You're going to be shooting with them in the future anyways so it might be a nice way to get to know them and learn from their experiences.

L.W.

Hunt480
April 22, 2011, 06:37 PM
Never owned a 1911 in my life though I almost took the plunge a couple times. Im gonna buy the Ruger 1911 myself. I figure I want be disappointed in the Ruger they build sensible and affordable guns with that durable Ruger quality no other gun maker can.

glockky
April 22, 2011, 09:24 PM
Just got my shooting times mag and got to reading on the ruger and to me it seems like a great pistol for the money I wish I hadnt read it I may have to get one of them too. I might end up divorced over the 1911's lol.

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