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Got Ammo Need Gun - 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ringer, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. Ringer

    Ringer Well-Known Member

    So after recently taking an overdue Ammo inventory I discovered I have about 1,500 rounds of .45 ACP in a mixture of FMJ and JHP. I currently have no gun in that caliber. Sure I could sell the ammo but I feel like I'm missing something with no 1911 in the safe.

    Is there a better option than a Ruger SR1911 for $600? I thought about a Rock Island Tactical for the cheaper price since this is really just a fun/range gun, not intended as a go to for SD/HD as I have that covered.

    Am I missing anything in the $500 range?
  2. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    If you can find an SR1911 for $600...I would say there isn't a better deal
  3. orionengnr

    orionengnr Well-Known Member

    My friend just bought an SR1911 CMD from my LGS for $619.
    They have one more as of Friday--pm me if you want their contact info.
  4. Ringer

    Ringer Well-Known Member

    Thanks, really looking for full size. I'm thinking $645 after shipping and transfer is going to be hard to beat for a decent 1911.
  5. tomrkba

    tomrkba Well-Known Member

    If it is just a range gun, then why not go for a MAC, American Classic or RIA pistol?
  6. docnyt

    docnyt Well-Known Member

    The STI Spartan is also in your price range. You can't go wrong with the Rock Island either. I wish I had this kind of ammo problem!
  7. ekohler

    ekohler Member

    I picked up the full size SR1911 earlier this year and have spending some quality time at the range, I would highly recommend giving it a chance.
  8. ratt_finkel

    ratt_finkel Well-Known Member

    I've heard the ruger is the best 1911 under a grand. Though I suppose that could be subjective. For that price point I wouldn't choose anything else.
  9. Ringer

    Ringer Well-Known Member

    I was originally looking at something less expensive, but I figure and extra $200 why not get something of a little more quality and made in USA. Think I will pull the trigger on the Ruger.
  10. yamahawarrior89

    yamahawarrior89 Well-Known Member

  11. Ringer

    Ringer Well-Known Member

    Yep, that is one of a couple I was looking at.
  12. Bearnut

    Bearnut Member

    For one of the absolute best bargains in a vintage forged steel genuine Colt 1911, you might look at the post-war returns marked "Not English Make." These examples can often be found in excellent condition. A few proof marks, etc. applied by the British government create a valuable opportunity for smart shoppers seeking a WWII vintage parkerized prize. ;)
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2013
  13. bannockburn

    bannockburn Well-Known Member

    If less expensive is your primary consideration in an M1911 I would say the RIA Tactical would be a great choice.
  14. HexHead

    HexHead Well-Known Member

    If you can find one at that price point, the Remington R1 is very nice. I like it better than the Ruger.
  15. tuj

    tuj Well-Known Member

    Check out STI. The Spartan is a great gun for $600 while the Trojan is quite nice at $1000.
  16. Simmy952

    Simmy952 Well-Known Member

    Sig makes a good 1911 for the money. If not, Ruger would be my second choice.
  17. 87hurricane

    87hurricane Well-Known Member

    You'd be well served with a RIA, STI Spartan or Para Expert, all three would probably be a little cheaper than the Ruger, and work very well as a Range toy. If I was looking for a cheaper 1911, I think I'd probably go for a RIA tactical.
  18. JDR

    JDR Well-Known Member

    I think the Ruger SR1911 is the best looking gun in your price range. I think STI Spartan has a better trigger out of the box and better target sights on the full size version. I don't mind the parkerized finish on the Spartan, so that would be my choice.
  19. bikerdoc

    bikerdoc Moderator

    ATI, was my choice, twice.
  20. Quickdraw Limpsalot

    Quickdraw Limpsalot Well-Known Member

    I agree. I liked my R1 Stainless so much that I bought a second one.

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