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Currently the Best New .45 acp under 400?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by chupacabrah, Sep 4, 2008.

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  1. chupacabrah

    chupacabrah Member

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    Thought this would be interesting.

    This is like the 9mm thread, but just wondering what the "budget" .45s are that aren't too shabby.

    :p
     
  2. usp9

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    The Kahr CW45 can be found NIB for under $400.
     
  3. tinygnat219

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    Check out some of the used S&W 3rd Gen Autos. I picked up a 457 for $250.00
     
  4. jim147

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    Add a $100 and your choices really get a lot bigger.
    I would say for new under $400 go with RIA.
     
  5. chupacabrah

    chupacabrah Member

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    Yeah I'm mostly just curious.
    Plus, helps to have options.


    What about Tangfolio?
    Bersa?
     
  6. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    So it has to be new?
     
  7. chupacabrah

    chupacabrah Member

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    No, not really.
     
  8. everallm

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    Might want to look at the EAA/Tanfoglio range, used less than $400 is achievable, NIB up to the 500'ish range or less
     
  9. WoofersInc

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    I would have to second the Rock Island suggestion. Most people that have them love them.
     
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    RIA. You can customize them later when you get more money:D They shoot like a 1911 feel like a 1911 they are a 1911. $350 at www.centerfiresystems.com
     
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    3rd vote for RIA 1911A1. Excellent pistol at an excellent price. On sale at my favorite gun shop for $379, this week only.
     
  12. hoosier8

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    I like the 1911 platform because you can do so much with it but, that said, the Bersa 45UC is supposed to be good.

    I may have to pick up a RIA at those prices.
     
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    kahr

    cw45 super liteweight...under 4 bills.
     
  14. BlindJustice

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    Rock Island Armory G.I./1911A1 whatever they call it it's a
    great value for the money and upgrades abound, besides RIA
    having a great customer service rep. as well.

    Yeah Best under $500 NIB would open it up to a wider
    range of makes & platforms.
    Given the extra $100 = RIA 1911 Tactical
    Dovetailed Novak style sights, beavertail
    grip safety, skeletonized trigger and hammer
    beveled mag well entrance.
    All that costs way more than doing it to a GI

    R-
     
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    Ruger P90 (good chance of finding one new)
    Springfield XD 45 ACP (see them occasionally)
     
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    Another vote for a RIA 1911 here. I've owned 9 1911s, if I had bought the RIA first I'd have saved some money.


    nero
     
  17. Prepster

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    I believe I've seen a FNP 45 new for $425. As others said, Rock Island Armory gets a big thumbs up.
     
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    RIA< I believe is made by Armscor which also imports the High Standard. Just a super compact, and I really like mine. A shade over 400 delivered.
     
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    Rock Island Armory 1911
     
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    Here are 2 of them. RIA 1911 and TAURUS MILPRO PT-145

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    Rock Island Tactical model, the best bang for the bucks in 1911's, IMO. Get one from Centerfire Systems.
     
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    I'll have to say the fullsize Witness. It will out shoot most 1911's right out of the box. Although I have seen FEG ACK's on "Auctionarms.com" from time to time for $285.
     
  23. chupacabrah

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    I like the Witnesses a lot, are they too big for CC though?

    I'm really liking the idea of having a 1911, and RIA sounds good.
    edit. Looked at high standard's website...they are like $500+

    Ria is still in the mix though. what do you guys think between the CSP Compact ($419.99), Commander($369.99), and Tactical ($399.99)?

    I like how the commander has a 4" barrel, but it doesn't have the novak sights or anything. Tactical is nice too, but 5" is a bit long. CSP just looks..small.
    I'd mostly use for range or carry (IWB summer, OWB winter)
     
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    Take a look at the American Classic, Metroarms, it's a philipino frame with a milled slide that fits as tight as any Kimber. They are much more solid guns than the RI, or CD armscor, and are running at the same price as of now.
     
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    Another +1 for the RIA. I have a Tactical, and I even carry it more often than not, the 5" isn't too bad for carry. I swap between it and a PT-111 Taurus.
     
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