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Finding a 1911 that suits me...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Dorrin79, Feb 25, 2003.

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  1. Dorrin79

    Dorrin79 Member

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    Alright, after seeing one too many pictures of various THR members' 1911 collections, I've decided to get one myself.

    I prefer the looks of the original WWII styled 1911. I don't neccessarily want a lot of bells and whistles, just a basic military-spec .45

    I'd like to spend under $500, if possible. New/Used isn't a big deal, but I want the best quality for my money possible.

    Any recommendations from the large number of 1911-lovers resident here?
     
  2. fgr39

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    based off what your looking for I would go with a Colt 1991A1. I got a used one awhil back and really like it. Its 100% reliable and very basic. Look around and you can find some good deals on used ones. I'm sure someone will say get the SA milspec but I have never shot one so I can't recomend it.
     
  3. 10-Ring

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    I've had both a Colt 1991a1 and a Springfield Mil Spec and was completely satisfied w/ both. Check out both & get the one that you can get the better deal on. You won't go wrong as long as you stick w/ quality.
     
  4. Sean Smith

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    SA Milspec or Colt 01991, with the overall "niceness" edge going to the more expensive Colt.
     
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    Yet one more vote for both here...briefly owned the Compact (Officers' Model-size) version of the Colt 1991A1 and then a full-size Springfield Mil-Spec...both were super.
     
  6. Matthew_Q

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    Good suggestions so far. The SA 1911A1 Milspec should come in around $500 New in box. I think a local shop has one for $499. That will be my next purchase. :)

    I have heard some decent things about the Auto Ordnance 1911s, they may be worth a shot if the price is right. Not sure what a good price would be, but should be less than the SA. After I get the SA, I may try to get an AO for evaluation.
     
  7. Al Thompson

    Al Thompson Moderator Staff Member

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    Dorrin, have you shot one? FWIW, the mil specs and the BHP tears up the web of my hand.

    I've handled the Springfield, looks like a good deal.
     
  8. Dorrin79

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    Thanks for the suggestions...

    I'll look and see what kind of price I can get on a Springfield Armory or a Colt... what is a fair price for a new one / used one in good condition?
     
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