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BangForTheBuck 1911?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by XDM1390, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. XDM1390

    XDM1390 Member

    Hey ive recently purchased a XDM9 and a XD9 and they are both a blast to shoot, reliable, ect. ... however yesterday i shot a friends Kimber 1911 .45 and was instantly in love! He spent around $1500, way out of my price range.
    Im looking for the best 1911 for under $750, 9mm or .45?
  2. benderx4

    benderx4 Well-Known Member

    Springfield Armory 1911 Mil-Spec


    Slightly used Dan Wesson Pointman 7

    Best values out there! (45acp!!)
  3. theboondocksaints22

    theboondocksaints22 Well-Known Member

    rock island 1911 or armscor
  4. Hanafuda

    Hanafuda Well-Known Member

    If you want the best bang for the buck in something you can keep forever and have some real pride of ownership, then throw down another $150 and get a Colt or a S&W 1911. Both are American made.

    When you consider how much you'll be spending on 100 rds of ammo for an afternoon of shooting, what's another $150? Seriously.
  5. jjk308

    jjk308 Active Member

    RIA fully loaded tactical or target version. Got very high marks in reviews.
  6. Girodin

    Girodin Well-Known Member

    Pirde of owner ship is that another way of saying status symbol?
  7. Tim Pierce

    Tim Pierce Well-Known Member

    S&W 1911- Great guns. I have a 1911 PD commander that I carry every day. No malfunctions ever.
  8. waterhouse

    waterhouse Well-Known Member

    STI Spartan
  9. Hanafuda

    Hanafuda Well-Known Member


    I take pride in owning arms manufactured by my fellow Americans. I don't think of a Colt or S&W as a status symbol. (Wilson, Brown, or Baer maybe, but not Colt or S&W) For the marginal extra money spent to have that satisfaction, it is worth it to me to own an American made product, provided the quality is there. This is doubly true for firearms, because if we all bought our guns strictly on price, there would soon be no American manufacturers of quality civilian arms. I am doing my best to prevent that from happening, and so yes, I believe there is some real pride of ownership there that exceeds the mere function of the gun.
  10. CWL

    CWL Well-Known Member

    The best "Bang" right now is the Dan Wesson Pointman or CBOB, For ~$900 you are getting the quality of double what other makers are selling for (CBOB is similar to Ed Brown Kobra @ $2400).

    For $750, probably the best value will be a Springfield Loaded. You get all the typical upgrades that owners typically want in a M1911 like enlarged ejection port and better sights. Just getting better sights will save you from paying a smith to upgrade a basic "Govt." M1911.
  11. PT1911

    PT1911 Well-Known Member

    taurus pt1911...
  12. Frandy

    Frandy Well-Known Member

    I bought this Smith and Wesson for $600 from a friend and fellow THR member who shot 50 - 100 rounds through it. Best bang for my buck, even with the price of the new grips:

  13. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed Well-Known Member

    STI Spartan
  14. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    Biggest bang for the least amount of buck would have to be a RIA Tactical. Or if you prefer just the basics, then a RIA M1911A1 should fill the bill nicely.
  15. j1979

    j1979 Well-Known Member

    Best bang for your buck in what price range.

  16. makarovnik

    makarovnik Well-Known Member

    Rock Island
  17. BillyBA

    BillyBA Well-Known Member

    Taurus P 917 C 9mm


    bang for my buck (first time trying to add a photo) thumbnail should atleast work ?

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  18. augustino

    augustino member

    Best 45

    I too think highly of the 45 as opposed to the 9MM. I own a HK P7M8 and don't use it. Instead I store it for a collectors piece. I also HAD a Browning Hi Power that I sold in order to buy the Glock. Still wish I had the Browning but budget... Had to give up something to get what I wanted.
    But when I decided to carry 45 instead of 9MM I visited several shops and looked at numerous firearms. Being restricted by budget I decided that the most bang for my buck came in the form of a Glock Model 30 45 caliber.
    Heck for 550.00 bucks I now have a 45 caliber pistol that's as reliable as any other. Feels great in my hand, is very suitable for CCW and best of all I have 10 45 caliber bullets in the mag and one in the chamber! And it's all wrapped up in a fine pistol that comes out of the box ready to fire ACCURATELY. This darn thing was firing tight groups at 25 yards from day one. I went ahead and had a a Cominolli manual safety installed and I'm good to go.
  19. .357 magnum

    .357 magnum Well-Known Member

  20. augustino

    augustino member

    One more thing...

    There are many great 45 caliber pistols out there. But when I factored in round capacity and concealibility, Glock Model 30 won hands down. They have a Model 36 that's much smaller and a great pistol. But with a 6 round capacity I opted to go with the Model 30. 1911 can be great but not enough round capacity for me. They're also much larger than the Model 30, as was the Hi Power.
    So when it comes to high capacity, reliability, CCW and a tight budget, the Glock Model 30 was my choice.

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