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A 1911 in the $700 range OTD?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by abq87120, Mar 6, 2014.

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  1. abq87120

    abq87120 Member

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    I suspect this question has been asked a million times but here goes anyway.

    I am a Glock guy and have an itch for the new G30S, a gun with the narrow G36 slide sitting on a G30SF receiver. I like Glock's a lot but my wife (G26 EDC) cannot handle the recoil of a G30. But she fell in love with a Colt Commander during CCW qualification.

    So while I’m blowing my budget, I decided to explore a 1911 instead for about $700, out the door with tax and tritium night sights… If this is even possible. I can get the G30S (probably) for $491 through GSSF, $85 for sights, about 10% tax and the annual membership for GSSF. This gun will probably fit my G23 EDC holsters so all that's left after that is some dies ($35) and components for reloading.

    I don't expect an upscale piece for this price but feel like there must be something decent in my price range. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Deaf Smith

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    If it's a series 80 or bettter Commander, then $700 is a good deal.

    If it was made before the Series 70s, it's a great deal.

    Hope it's stainless (I'm lazy at cleaning.)

    But I have to Combat Commanders, both Series 80s or later and they are excellent.

    Deaf
     
  3. Joshua M.

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    You might check into the Umarex (sp). I handled one the other day, and surprisingly it felt decent, and I think with a little trigger work, and tuning, it would be a decent 1911, and around $500...JMO
     
  4. george29

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    R1. R1. Made by Remington. I have one. Tight. Never
    shot yet
     
  5. Mike J

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    I have & like the Ruger SR 1911 full size. I believe the SR 1911 CMD should be in your price range though I am unsure about the availability of night sights.
     
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  6. Fremmer

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    Ok, glock guy, get her a Colt Commander!

    I mean, you're getting a 1911, get her a Colt....spend the extra cash on it.
     
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    I have a SR1911 Commander and have been very happy with it. I painted a "glow paint" on the front sight make it miore visible an dam able to pick up targets faster with it. They run around the low $700's.
     
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    Get a RIA and put some sights on it
     
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    +1 RIA or better yet spend 200 more and get her a colt.
     
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    Ditto the Ruger SR1911 full size or commander length, I have the commander and it's terrific; you will have to have night sights put on it, though.
     
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    STI Spartan.
     
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    found them to be great value for the money, I got some time in on a friend of mines and was really impressed with it for the money
     
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    Take the money out of your wallet and put it in her purse; it's not your decision. If your wife asks for your advice, do the research together. If she's asked you to do the research for her, ask her what she really wants. Then take the money out of your wallet and...

    STI Spartan 4" would meet requirements with a new sight, used Colt or Springfield, so long as it suits her.
     
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    She fell in love with a Colt Commander. So be a good husband and buy her a brand new one. Not a Ruger, not a STI, or a Remington. A Colt. She has good taste.
     
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    Kept Looking and Held Off....

    ......buying for a Commander length 1911 for years. I was actually on my way to the LGS with money in hand to buy a Ruger SR1911CMD. Guess what I found there? A pristine, lightly used, blue, Colt Combat Commander made in 1982. That was before they put the extra safety stuff in them. $699.99.
     
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    Armscor Rock Island Armory 1911 Tactical = one of the best under $800 1911s currently available, normally can be found in the $400-500 price range.
     
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    Rather than buying a new RIA, look used for a better gun. I've bought used S&W, Springfields and Colt 1911's in that price range quite often. If you insist on new, I recently saw a new Kimber Custom Classic II priced at just over $700 at a LGS. That is Kimbers most basic model. For all the bad press Kimber gets mine is 7-8 years old and has been perfect. For some reason most of Kimbers issues seem to come from their high end guns. I've never heard of anyone having problems with the Custom Classic.
     
  21. abq87120

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    Well, I blew through $700 pretty fast. $866 + tax for a Sig Stainless:

    http://www.sigsauer.com/CatalogProductDetails/1911-stainless.aspx

    A very nice gun for the price. I looked at several in the $700 range. They were nice for the most part. But that Stainless caught my eye in the forums and I was sold. One thing I notice is that .45 ammo went WAY up since the last time I bought any, lol. Thank goodness for reloading.

    Unfortunately, my wife and I cannot get to the range until next Friday. It's difficult to wait.

    Dan in ABQ
     
  22. MDI_Weapon

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    I picked up a Ruger SR1911 for well within that price range and it has been an exceptional shooter. I tweaked the trigger a little to get a consistent 4lb pull and that was just about all it really needed. I did however go ahead and polish up all the internals and feed ramp a little just to cut down on break in time.

    Edited to fix iPhone typos - "auto correct" should have been named "auto incorrect" as that is what it often tends to do.
     
  23. Lucky Derby

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    A Glock 30 will not likely fit holsters for a Glock 23.

    That said, the Ruger SR1911 CMD should fit the bill nicely.
    Let her pick her own gun.
     
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    ABQ; Congrats to you and your wife on the Sig. I think they pack a lot of value into their 1911 line these days. Worth stretching your budget a little.
     
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