Advice on first 1911


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Rob47
April 1, 2012, 02:39 PM
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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LTR shooter
April 1, 2012, 03:09 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.

TonyT
April 1, 2012, 03:15 PM
Try the Dan Wesson line - you will not be dissappointed. Great factory fit and trigger with lots of custom extras.

qcsmitty
April 1, 2012, 04:22 PM
Wait for the Glock 1911.;)

Zerodefect
April 1, 2012, 05:02 PM
check out the lineups at Dan Wesson and Les Baer.

RickMD
April 1, 2012, 05:07 PM
Or for a little more than $1,000 you could pick up a Colt Gold Cup National Match Series 70...

buckhorn_cortez
April 1, 2012, 05:16 PM
You'll have to define "value." What exactly does that mean to you? Features for the price? Quality? Resale price? Manufacturer support?

Hk Dan
April 1, 2012, 05:30 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.

Rob47
April 1, 2012, 05:42 PM
By value I mean features and quality compared to price.

Zerodefect
April 1, 2012, 06:08 PM
Colt:
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss290/zerodefect2533/Colt-O1911ANVIII-L.jpg

Dan Wesson:
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss290/zerodefect2533/zzzzDWCCO.jpg

Les Baer:
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss290/zerodefect2533/ZZZLBcomanchemonolith.jpg

Dan Wesson Valor:
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss290/zerodefect2533/DSC02051.jpg
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss290/zerodefect2533/DSC01472.jpg

Will Sasso:
http://i584.photobucket.com/albums/ss290/zerodefect2533/will_sasso.jpg

Any specific questions?

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