ambi 1911 for under 800?


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Skillet
May 4, 2013, 02:43 AM
I'm looking around for a good 1911 that has and ambi safety, and an extended beavertail for under 800 bucks, A friend of mine has a taurus, I like it but the finish was kinda cheap on it, is there any other brand out there for under 800 that has these features that you would recommend? thanks!

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Fishslayer
May 4, 2013, 02:48 AM
The RIA Tactical has ambi safety & beavertail. Nice sights & upgraded trigger as well. It's a Park'd finish though so you might not like that. It's a pretty nice 1911 for $600-ish. Roll marks on the new models are bit garish IMO.

An SR1911 would be $800-ish after you added the ambi safety.

hAkron
May 5, 2013, 07:00 AM
You can add an ambi safety for not much money

tnxdshooter
May 5, 2013, 07:15 AM
Personally I owned a Taurus pt1911 at one time and regret selling it. I hope to get another 1911 in the near future. I never gas a lick of trouble out if it and would trust my life to it when I carried it in numerous occasions. Mine was stainless so no "cheap finish" as you called it. I even put Novak night sights on it. I paid 620 with tax and background check for it. I sold it used and scratched up for 590

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safarihunter
May 5, 2013, 10:45 AM
The RIA seems to be a decent pistol for an attractive price.

You can shoot it for a while to see if it's what you want.

If it ends up not fitting your needs, you can get out of it without breaking the bank

Olympus
May 5, 2013, 02:54 PM
Taurus PT1911

Used Sig 1911

wow6599
May 5, 2013, 02:58 PM
Springfield Loaded?

tnxdshooter
May 5, 2013, 04:47 PM
Springfield Loaded?

Closer to 900

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wankerjake
May 5, 2013, 06:00 PM
Might be able to find a Springfield Loaded for $800. I did earlier this year, and looking at prices I remember thinking I got a fair deal, not a smokin' deal. I do believe it's my favorite pistol right now, excellent shooter.

Furncliff
May 6, 2013, 08:26 PM
My wife gave me an RIA 1911 tactical to get me by until I found the Gold Cup of my dreams. It's been six years, I still don't have a Gold Cup (I did let one slip by).

I've found that for what I actually use it for the RIA is perfect. It's not pretty, but it works great, it's accurate and cs from RIA is A+ ( I found out about the cs because of a 9mm 1911 I bought that had extraction issues). I shoot my own reloads and the gun eats anything including swc.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8325/8120589224_cca9f6a733.jpg


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kyletx1911
May 6, 2013, 08:57 PM
My wife gave me an RIA 1911 tactical to get me by until I found the Gold Cup of my dreams. It's been six years, I still don't have a Gold Cup (I did let one slip by).

I've found that for what I actually use it for the RIA is perfect. It's not pretty, but it works great, it's accurate and cs from RIA is A+ ( I found out about the cs because of a 9mm 1911 I bought that had extraction issues). I shoot my own reloads and the gun eats anything including swc.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8325/8120589224_cca9f6a733.jpg


Handsome is as handsome does.
Nice here is my rock edc for over 4 yrs

non2os13
May 6, 2013, 10:16 PM
I would also go with ria. I never had a bit of trouble with mine. I'm waiting for a ria 9mm to fall into my lap for a sweet deal.

Derry 1946
May 6, 2013, 10:48 PM
Another vote for RIA as a great value.

rugerdude
May 7, 2013, 06:08 AM
I've owned 2 RIA 9mm 1911's, one was an older GI model and now I have a new tactical model. They just can't be beat for the money, they really are a good solid gun and the ones I had were very reliable even with factory re-manufactured ammo. All this, and reliable 9mm 1911's are supposed to be hard to get working!

I would buy an RIA .45 tactical very confidently if I needed an ambi 1911 in .45. The finish is honestly not fantastic and if you plan on holstering it a lot it will likely wear, but it's not unattractive (I also find the Taurus finish to be less than appealing).

valkyrie.rider
May 7, 2013, 11:20 AM
I'm partial to Para Ordnance. If you keep an eye out you can find one with ambi within your budget

JohnnyRotten
May 7, 2013, 11:50 PM
I highly reccomend the Ruger SR1911.

You would have to add the ambi-safety but it is cheap and easy to do.

I have the 5in and it has been extremely reliable (no fails of any kind), accurate and has eaten any kind of ammo I shoved down its throat :) I found mine for $699

Good Luck!

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