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1911 Advise

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by geterdone, May 12, 2007.

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  1. geterdone

    geterdone Member

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    Need a 1911 to round out my collection. Would like to find something that carries well IWB for under $700. Any suggestions? Thanks...
     
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    I just bought a Charles Daly EFS and couldn't be happier. Alot of folks say they're not so good, but for the price ($525) I think I did pretty well. For the record, I paid more than usual for mine, since I'm in Maryland and we seem to pay more for all our guns. :mad:

    Or, maybe have a look at Rock Island Armory. Same parent company as Charles Daly, but the Rock Islands are more of the "GI" style, whereas the Charles Daly's are a bit more high-end.
     
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    For $700 you could find a nice Colt. It would go well with any collection.
     
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    The Good belt and holster are what make ANY gun carry well.
    (Although the flatness, and lines of the 1911 help)
     
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    For a really good 1911 that won't break the bank, the Springfield Mil-Spec is one of the best buys out there.
     
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    Bud's Gun Shop finally has the CZ/Dan Wesson Commander Bobtail in stock for a little over $800. I had to restrain myself from buying one today, in fact.

    Stainless steel, commander-length single-stack, checkering on the frontstrap, and an Ed Brown bobtail for concealed-carry.
     
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    Sorry, didn't notice the $700 upper limit.

    You can get a new Colt Commander for $650 at gun shows - that would be my choice. All steel, pretty decent sights, and a good place to start modifying if you ever choose to do so.
     
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    I'm in the same boat as you.

    I've narrowed it down to a parkerized Springfield Armory Mil-Spec. They run about $500 - $550 NIB. The WWII GI Model is even less expensive (about $450 - $500), but it does not have a lowered and flared ejection port - a good feature for a reloader who doesn't want dinged brass. The Loaded model is another option, one step above the Mil-Spec I'm looking at.

    A good gun belt and IWB holster are essential. I'm leaning towards a Milt Sparks VM2, but haven't decided for sure and I have no idea about the belt. Perhaps others can suggest rigs along with 1911s for us 1911 Noobs :eek: .
     
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    I like the Kimber Ultra Carry II.
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    Kimber Pro Carry II w/Green Micarta grips~! :scrutiny: :cool: ;)
     
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    S&W Scandium Commander
     
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    Colt I just bought a nice Defender for less than 600 with tax. It a shooter.
     
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    bought a springfield loaded 1911 a-1 black stainless combat model. 750 otd. LOVE IT. I'm on 500 rds or so.
     
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    I have seen some good deals on used Kimbers around that price.
     
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    Get a Colt.
     
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