I am looking for my first 1911 and want some advice. I was going to put a price limit but I am more interested in value. If a $3000 Wilson is a better value than a $700 ruger, I would consider it.
I prefer no Front slide serrations and no flgr. Thanks.
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April 1, 2012, 04:09 PM
I picked up a Springfield Armory Range Officer and fired it for the first time last week. Overall I was highly impressed. It is a tight gun and the accuracy was pretty good with UMC 230 ball loads.
It is the first 1911 I have owned in over a dozen years. I have some Noslers and Hornady XTPs I am going to load for the next range trip. I bought mine online and the total price of gun + shipping + transfer was $765.
April 1, 2012, 04:15 PM
Try the Dan Wesson line - you will not be dissappointed. Great factory fit and trigger with lots of custom extras.
April 1, 2012, 05:22 PM
Wait for the Glock 1911.;)
April 1, 2012, 06:02 PM
check out the lineups at Dan Wesson and Les Baer.
April 1, 2012, 06:07 PM
Or for a little more than $1,000 you could pick up a Colt Gold Cup National Match Series 70...
April 1, 2012, 06:16 PM
You'll have to define "value." What exactly does that mean to you? Features for the price? Quality? Resale price? Manufacturer support?
April 1, 2012, 06:30 PM
I'll bite, forgoing my typical "Oh buy a G21" starter line/ I second the recc for the aSpriongfield Range Officer. I have twoand they have been reliable and accurate.
April 1, 2012, 06:42 PM
By value I mean features and quality compared to price.