Please help me


March 15, 2004, 02:15 PM
I really need some help guys. Here in Maryland the gun prices are very high. I really want to get a SA mil spec 1911, but the best price I have been quoted is $499.99 plus tax and BG check! I was also looking at a SA XD40 for $525.00 plus tax. I looked at used guns also but nice used guns in Maryland are hard to come by and when you do find one the price is so high you might as well go new. I won't even tell you guys the prices on Glocks, H&Ks, Sigs, etc. But if you dont have $700+ don't even think about them. I really want that SA 1911, but for $500? What do you guys think. And don't say move.

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March 15, 2004, 02:18 PM
you could always move.


March 15, 2004, 02:30 PM
Welcome to the forum. What exactly is your question?

March 15, 2004, 02:31 PM
Sometimes you just gotta bite the bullet and do what you gotta do. If you don't have other options, your stuck. I think the SA guns are good enough weapons that they are somewhat underpriced in some areas anyway. Everything is relative...if they are lower priced than the comparable models available, then they are a good deal. Go for it and don't look back.

March 15, 2004, 02:59 PM
SA lists them at $620 and up. And a Colt will be lots more than that. $500 isn't that high. Mind you, if you don't have the 500 it may as well be 5,000. There may be one on the 'For Sale' page on this site. Then you get to add shipping etc.

March 15, 2004, 03:07 PM
the guns I want cost at least 800 to a couple thousand,plus I need the bells and whisltes

PM me and I will tell you where to send the cash!:D

March 15, 2004, 03:08 PM has mil-spec stainless 1911's for $499 and the parkerized is $399. So add say $25 for shipping and whatever your FFL transfer fee is and thats what you should expect to pay by purchasing online.

No tax is the benefit of online purchases, but you do have to pay shipping and FFL transfer fees.

FFL transfers can be as low as $15 or as high as $50 or even more.

Go to and then "for buyers", find FFL and put in your zip code for a list of FFL's in your area and see whats available.

For the rest of you, lets try to help a guy out instead of posting answers that lead to nothing.:rolleyes:

March 15, 2004, 03:43 PM
Here in San Antonio I can't find a Mil spec for under $549 How much are they supposed to cost?

I would go for the 1911.

March 15, 2004, 03:58 PM
Lenny gave you some good advice. Gunbroker is a wealth of deals. You do have to shop around so that you do not get hosed on the shipping. I saw one guy that was charge $50!!!

I buy all of my guns from CDNN they only charge $9.99 for shipping and my FFL charges me $20 to transfer it to me. Plus they have great prices.

Declaration Day
March 15, 2004, 04:15 PM
That is a lot of money, I got a Springfield mil spec for $379 + tax, new!

Chuck Jennings
March 15, 2004, 04:42 PM
I purchased a new SA milspec from a gunshop on Gunbroker this past December. It cost $369+$20shipping+$40 transfer fees. I believe it to be the absolute best value in a 1911 today!

March 16, 2004, 07:24 AM
Thanks for the input. I think I am just going to suck it up and buy the 1911.

March 16, 2004, 07:30 AM
Declaration Day.....are you sure it's a Mil-Spec and not a WW-II Spec? That price you quoted is right in the range for a WW-II but the Mils are generally right in the mid to upper 4s.

March 16, 2004, 09:21 AM
Are the WWII specs good 1911s to build on?

March 16, 2004, 09:27 AM
The platform itself is probably not a bad place to start although it won't already have the lowered and flared ejection port, decent sites or a beveled mag well.
My biggest concern would be the price....that's WAY too high for a factory stock WW-II spec. I'd shop around a bit more or, if possible in the PRMD, order one off the internet.

March 16, 2004, 09:34 AM
The little gunshop in Grand Prairie has them for $380 last I checked. Find out how much it costs to do transfers.

Someone from MD jump in here. Is there some special hoops you have to jump through to buy a pistol?

Jim March
March 16, 2004, 10:29 AM
When you're in California, Maryland or some other "price suckage state", buy what you NEED but don't collect. Getting your value back down the line is iffy.

March 16, 2004, 11:27 AM
mustangLX92 ......where are you located in Maryland????

March 16, 2004, 12:57 PM
Eastern Shore

March 16, 2004, 01:10 PM
MA is a mess and you can still pick up a Glock for $359....

March 16, 2004, 01:20 PM
The best price I have seen for a new Glock was a G23 for $699

March 16, 2004, 03:19 PM
mustangLX92 .......Eastern Shore

I know of a good gun shop in Northern Maryland that normally has some very good prices.......................but I'll let you figure out the exact location.:rolleyes:

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