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Advice on first 1911

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Rob47, Apr 1, 2012.

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  1. Rob47

    Rob47 Member

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    I am looking for my first 1911 and want some advice. I was going to put a price limit but I am more interested in value. If a $3000 Wilson is a better value than a $700 ruger, I would consider it.

    I prefer no Front slide serrations and no flgr. Thanks.
     
  2. LTR shooter

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    I picked up a Springfield Armory Range Officer and fired it for the first time last week. Overall I was highly impressed. It is a tight gun and the accuracy was pretty good with UMC 230 ball loads.

    It is the first 1911 I have owned in over a dozen years. I have some Noslers and Hornady XTPs I am going to load for the next range trip. I bought mine online and the total price of gun + shipping + transfer was $765.
     
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    Try the Dan Wesson line - you will not be dissappointed. Great factory fit and trigger with lots of custom extras.
     
  4. qcsmitty

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    Wait for the Glock 1911.;)
     
  5. Zerodefect

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    check out the lineups at Dan Wesson and Les Baer.
     
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    Or for a little more than $1,000 you could pick up a Colt Gold Cup National Match Series 70...
     
  7. buckhorn_cortez

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    You'll have to define "value." What exactly does that mean to you? Features for the price? Quality? Resale price? Manufacturer support?
     
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    I'll bite, forgoing my typical "Oh buy a G21" starter line/ I second the recc for the aSpriongfield Range Officer. I have twoand they have been reliable and accurate.
     
  9. Rob47

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    By value I mean features and quality compared to price.
     
  10. Zerodefect

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    Any specific questions?
     
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